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Summoned for tool theft

COLFAX—Mark Scott of Roy has been summoned to appear in Whitman County Superior Court Oct. 16 on charges of possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Scott was stopped by Whitman...

 

Two summoned for driving, drug charges

COLFAX—A man and woman from Idaho have been summoned for preliminary hearings Oct. 9 after a traffic stop resulted in the alleged discovery of methamphetamine. According to the police report, Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Langerveld was...

 

Booked for possession

COLFAX—A Deer Park man has been booked into Whitman County Jail for possession after allegedly attempting to hide a syringe during a traffic stop. According to the police report filed with Whitman County Superior Court, Deputy Cory Alcantar...

 

Summoned for identity theft, theft

COLFAX—A Spokane man has been summoned for alleged crimes in July which included using a stolen credit card to purchase and steal items from Folsom Ace in Colfax. Two charges of identity theft and one charge of theft in the third degree were filed...

 

Charged for malicious mischief for graffiti

PULLMAN—A charge of malicious mischief in the first degree have been filed against an 18-year-old Pullman man for a graffiti spree in June that left 12 locations tagged with generally vulgar words and symbols. Approximate total amount for removal...

 

Warrant issued for threats to kill

COLFAX—A warrant was issued Sept. 18 for the arrest of Alex Hinojos on charges of assault second degree and threatening to kill. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Hinojos and the victim had a dispute regarding a puppy Hinojos was...

 

No charges filed in calf-napping, return

PULLMAN—A case involving a calf that was taken, then returned to the WSU Knott Dairy Farm will not be tried. According to the documents filed in Whitman County Superior Court Sept. 10, a dairy employee saw a white male return a calf to the calf...

 

Pleads guilty to depiction of minors

COLFAX—A Pullman man has been booked into Whitman County Jail after pleading guilty to a charge of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the second degree. The case filed in Whitman County Superior Court Sept....

 

Charges forwarded on St. Ignatius break-in

COLFAX—Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to a trespassing complaint at St. Ignatius Manor Saturday evening. A deputy responded to a report of someone kicking in the door and trespassing in the abandoned building. According to the...

 

Violation nets arrest for alleged robbery

PULLMAN—A man accused of robbing a Pullman couple at knifepoint in August on a walking path has been arrested after being identified violating a no-contact order. According to a report, Pullman Police received a call from a man and woman Aug. 20 at...

 

Not abandoned

PULLMAN—A Pullman man is being charged with burglary and possession of methamphetamine after allegedly taking items he claimed were abandoned in an apartment. According to the police report, Pullman Police responded to a report of items being...

 

Unlawful hunting charges filed

COLFAX—Charges of unlawful hunting of big game in the second degree were filed Aug. 4 in District Court against four men. Department of Fish and Wildlife referred charges June 11, 2020, on nine people from the area for their alleged roles in the...

 

Charged for second degree rape

PULLMAN—A Tacoma man was charged for rape in the second degree after being arrested for a different charge of making a false or misleading statement to a public officer. According to the police report, the incident occurred in February 2020 when...

 

Jail assault charged

COLFAX — An Oct. 12 jury date has been set for an inmate who pleaded not guilty to allegedly attacking a Whitman County Jail officer while he was serving the inmates a meal. According to the police report, Levi Graham, 22, allegedly hit...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    August 27, 2020

Three arrested from Rosalia fight

ROSALIA—Three men were booked into Whitman County Jail Monday morning after Whitman County Deputies responded to calls of a fight in Rosalia. Christopher Thornton, 20, and Shawn Thornton, 51, were both booked for assault fourth degree. Bobby...

 

Eluding chase ends in smoking car, arrest

WAWAWAI ROAD — A suicidal Lewiston man who attempted to elude Whitman County deputies was treated for minor injures after deputies pulled him from his smoking, crashed vehicle. Shortly after midnight Aug. 23, Whitman County Deputies responded to th...

 

Tekoa man charged with child rape

TEKOA — A 19-year-old Tekoa man was booked into Whitman County Jail Aug. 23 on two counts of rape of a child. According to the arrest report, the victim was 13-years-old at the time of the incident. The accused, Carl Shelton, was also booked on...

 

Uniontown stop lands two in jail

UNIONTOWN—Two more people were added to the roster at Whitman County Jail after a traffic stop in Uniontown Aug. 21. According to the police report, Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Langerveld was on patrol when he observed a vehicle with a...

 

Summoned for Walmart theft

PULLMAN—A Pullman man has been summoned for one count of second degree burglary and one count of second degree theft for allegedly committing the acts June 16. According to the police report, Pullman Police were notified June 16 of a man who had...

 

Weaver sentenced for child rape

TEKOA— The man who pleaded guilty to rape of Tekoa girl was sentenced to 15 months in the state jail Friday in Superior Court by Court Commissioner Howard Neill. Clayton Weaver, 34, pleaded guilty July 24 to the charges filed in June which accused...

 

Summoned for extortion

PULLMAN—A Georgia man has been summoned to appear for charges of extortion and criminal impersonation after police responded to a harassment call at the WSU resident hall in March 2019. According to the police report, the reporting party told...

 

Vehicle prowl arrest

COLFAX — A 17-year-old boy was arrested July 23 for vehicle prowl. According to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office log, the reporting party found the juvenile breaking into his vehicle and held him at bay until deputies arrived. The Sheriff’s...

 

Stalking, burglary, theft charges

PULLMAN—Two cases were filed against the same man in Whitman County Superior Court July 29. The first is for a charge of stalking/protection order violation. The second lists seven charges including three counts of burglary, three counts of...

 

Jury finds Armstrong guilty

COLFAX—A Superior Court jury found Dillon Armstrong, 20, guilty of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, with intent to deliver July 28. Armstrong was arrested in Sept. 2019 after deputies found one-quarter pound of...

 

Charged for child rape, molestation

ROSALIA—A Rosalia man has been charged with rape of a child and three counts of child molestation in Whitman County Superior Court. Charges were filed July 29 against Ryan O’Neill, 36. According to the court documents, the charge of rape of a...

 

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