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September 6, 2018 | View PDF



These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been updated.

THREE SPOKANITES ARRESTED

Three Spokane suspects were booked into the jail here Saturday night after an arrest on Highway 195 just north of Colfax. A vehicle driven by Tyson R. VanVindinter, 27, was pulled over for speeding.

According to the report by Sheriff's Sgt. Michael Jordan, VanVindinter admitted using drugs and possibly having a small amount of heroin in the vehicle. A warrant search was conducted and heroin was allegedly discovered.

The report said additional methamphetamine and heroin were located in the vehicle which allegedly belonged to Jennifer Sedersrom, 30. She also admitted she has been in the area with the intent of providing services as a prostitute.

A third occupant in the car was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for theft which had been issued by Spokane County.

Later Saturday, Jake A. Kaufman, Superior, Mont., was booked in jail on probable charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

The report alleges approximately one ounce of methamphetamine was found in the vehicle he was driving after deputies obtained a warrant to search the vehicle. According to Sgt. Jordan's report, Kaufman admitted he intended to distribute methamphetamine in this area. Scales and packaging materials were also found during the search, according to the report.

The arrest report notes Kaufman was pulled over when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign in downtown Colfax.

THREE MONDAY ACCIDENTS

Douglas A. Cox, Pullman, was unhurt Monday when the 2005 Ford Expedition he was driving went off Highway 195, struck a mailbox and went into the ditch two miles north of Pullman. Cox was driving northbound at 3:20 p.m. when the Expedition went off the highway. The WSP report said the Ford became stuck in the mud in the northbound ditch.

--Tyler R. Kneale, Moscow, was unhurt Monday when the trailer of a 2006 Kenworth truck he was driving went off Highway 27 4.46 miles south of Oakesdale. According to the Washington State Patrol report, Kneale was driving northbound at 4:30 p.m. when the trailer drifted onto the shoulder of the highway, struck a fence, rolled and came to a halt in the northbound ditch.

--Julius Becker, Orting, was unhurt Monday, when the 1999 Toyota Tacoma he was driving collided with a deer on Highway 26 6.2 miles east of LaCrosse. According to the WSU report, Becker was driving eastbound at 10:10 p.m. when three deer ran onto the roadway, and he was unable to avoid hitting one of them.

RECALL AT PALOUSE FOOD PANTRY

The Palouse Food Pantry has issued a notice to anyone who may have obtained food from it in the past two months. A recall notice was issued from Second Harvest on bagged cereal with the Second Harvest label on it or any bagged wheat flour packaged with the Second Harvest label dated June 20, 2018.

For more information, call 509-595-3048.

CRAZY 8s MATH CLUB TAKING SIGN-UPS

Sign-ups are underway for the Whitman County Library's Crazy 8s Math Club, which will start its third year Sept. 19 for third- through fifth-grade students. The program runs every Wednesday for eight weeks from 3 – 5 p.m.

The Library branch works with Washington State University’s Center for Civic Engagement. The college students act as coaches and guide the kids through activities. Crazy 8s is recreational, not school-work, but the activities align with the Common Core State Standards.

“There hasn’t been anything the kids didn’t have fun with, from glow stick shapes and tessellations to the zip-line and dice throwing,” said Sheri Miller, youth services manager. “The kids come in and cannot wait to find out what we’re doing next.”

The curriculum comes from Bedtime Math, a nonprofit organization that seeks to put the fun and discovery back into learning math. Its core product is a daily online math problem that parents can do with their kids, with the aim to make nightly math as common as the bedtime story.

Bedtime Math, based in Summit, New Jersey, has created math experiences for youth in libraries and after school programs nationwide.

The Crazy 8s Club is designed for small groups of 12-16 kids. Space is limited. For more information, contact the Whitman County Library at 397-4366.

The Palouse Food Pantry has issued a notice to anyone who may have obtained food from it in the past two months. A recall notice was issued from Second Harvest on bagged cereal with the Second Harvest label on it or any bagged wheat flour packaged with the Second Harvest label dated June 20, 2018.

For more information, call 509-595-3048.

EIGHT BOOKED INTO JAIL ON WARRANTS

The Whitman County Sheriff took eight people between Aug. 28 and 30 into the jail on warrants for arrest.

Kathy Lynne Buchanan, 56, was booked on Aug. 29 at 3 p.m. on a warrant for alleged use of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct

Kelsy Jean Darst, 37, entered the jail at 4 p.m. Aug. 29 on a warrant for failure to appear for a criminal trespassing charge in Asotin County, and failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance charge in Whitman County. Zacharia Hussein Dirye, 20, was booked into Whitman County jail at 1:34 p.m. Aug. 28 on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of retail theft with special circumstances. Justina Maria Eastwood, 33, was brought to the Whitman County Jail Aug. 29 at 5:36 p.m. on a warrant from Twin Falls, Idaho, District Court for alleged possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance probation violation.

Drake Matthew English, 27, went in at 3:29 p.m. Aug. 29 on a Whitman County warrant for failure to report to jail for confinement. Emilio Jesus Rabadan, 23, was booked in at 5:35 p.m. Aug. 29 on a local warrant for alleged theft of a firearm and residential burglary.

Philip Max Rogers, 34, arrived at 4:50 p.m. Aug. 29 on a Whitman County warrant for failure to appear on theft two charges.

James Everett Spencer, 47, was booked at 4:33 p.m. Aug. 29 for failure to appear on a DUI charge.

Brianna Michelle Thompson, 21, was arrested at Tekoa and taken to the county jail for failure to appear on a possession of controlled substance/heroin at 6:25 p.m. Aug. 29.

 
 

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