DCS seeks robbery suspect
Buckner Harvest Fest October 4-6
- Written by Herb Sargo
East Wenatchee woman sets fire to her own house
On Tuesday September 17th Douglas County Sheriff’s office was requested by Douglas County Fire District 2 to respond to the 2700 block of Westview Drive in East Wenatchee reference a suspected arson.
A thorough investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Douglas County Fire District 2 determined that Cora L. Herbert, a 49 year old female of East Wenatchee, intentionally set a fire inside her home and left.
The home was occupied by one other person who was able to exit the home without injury.
Cora L. Herbert was subsequently arrested for arson in the first degree domestic violence and booked into CCRJ without further incident.
Squealing tires leads to arrest on multiple counts
On 09-14-19 at approximately 11:17 pm, several Deputies were in the 500 block of Valley Mall Parkway, when they heard a vehicle revving its engine and squealing the tires in the south end of the Wenatchee Valley Mall parking lot.
They observed the vehicle as it drove north through the mall at speeds estimated at 60 mph.
The Deputies quickly caught up to the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The vehicle fled and quickly ran into a tree on French Avenue just off the north Mall parking lot.
The deputies blocked the vehicle in and attempted to arrest the driver, however the driver continued to try to drive away by accelerating and spinning the tires.
One of the Deputies was able to gain compliance using his Taser.
Jeffrey J. Tyquiengco a 22 years of age male out of East Wenatchee, was arrested and booked into Chelan County Jail for Attempting to Elude a pursuing police vehicle, Driving under the influence of alcohol, Operating a vehicle with no ignition interlock device, Driving while license suspended/revoked in the 3rd degree and Resisting arrest, without further incident.
Jeffery was the only occupant of the vehicle.
Suspect jumps from moving car while evading law enforcement
- Written by Undersheriff Tyler I. Caille, DCSO
On 8/29/19 at approximately 4:08 AM, Douglas County Deputies responded to a reported Trespass complaint in the area of the 2700 block of Westview Drive, East Wenatchee.
Upon arrival, Deputies located a 31-year-old male from East Wenatchee whom they have had prior contacts with, sitting in a vehicle. Upon contact, he displayed a knife towards Deputies and was observed to have visible blood on his clothing. The subject refused to exit the vehicle for Deputies.
Deputies attempted to negotiate with him for several hours to have him safely exit the vehicle for evaluation by medical personnel. As negotiation attempts failed, he subsequently sped from the location in the vehicle and proceeded southbound on N. Baker Avenue with speeds estimated in excess of 80 mph.
Deputies followed and observed him slow the vehicle and jump from it while traveling in the 2200 block of N. Baker Avenue. The vehicle continued to travel southbound on N. Baker Avenue, until it went off the roadway and crashed in the 2100 block.
He was contacted by Deputies, and refused to follow verbal commands given to him. A Taser was applied to him and he was safely taken into custody.
He was transported to Central Washington Hospital for medical treatment involving self-inflicted stab wounds.
Deputies determined this was an isolated incident and there is no further public safety risk. Criminal charges are pending for the subject.
Drowning at Rufus Woods
On August 4th 2019 at approximately 7:09 PM Douglas County Deputies were dispatched to Rufus Woods Lake above the Chief Joseph Dam reference a possible drowning.
When Deputies arrived, they found Manuel De Jesus Galarza-Martinez, a 26-year-old male out of Bridgeport, lying on the shore unresponsive.
Deputies attempted life saving measures, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
Deputies learned Mr. Martinez had been swimming with friends when he went under the water. After he did not resurface, friends dove in, found him unresponsive, pulled him to shore and then called for help.
Buckner Orchard Square Dance August 3rd
- Written by Herb Sargo
Meth bust in Waterville
- Written by Tyler I. Caille, Undersheriff, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
On 7/1/2019 at approximately 9:46 PM, Douglas County Deputies were contacted in the 400 block of W. Ash Street, Waterville, by a subject wanting to provide information about drugs being sold in the Waterville area.
As a result of the information, Deputies applied for and obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 300 block E. 2nd Street, Waterville.
Deputies served the search warrant and identified the subject responsible for possessing and selling the drugs as Anthony Dean Long, a 53-year-old male from Waterville.
As a result, of the search Deputies located over 20 grams of suspected methamphetamines and other materials commonly used for the sale and use of methamphetamines.
Long was arrested and booked into the CCRJC for Possession of Controlled Substance and Delivery of Controlled Substance, without further incident.
Fighting and shots fired in Bridgeport
- Written by Undersheriff Tyler I. Caille, DCSO
On 6/30/19 at approximately 1:49 AM, Douglas County Deputies were called to 1128 Columbia Avenue, Bridgeport, for a report of several gunshots being fired and a fight in front of the El Pariso Restaurant & Bar.
Prior to deputies arriving, several subjects were reported running from the scene. Upon arrival by Douglas County Deputies and Washington State Patrol Troopers, several subjects were contacted on scene and it was determined no one had been injured by the gunshots.
Some subjects suffered minor injuries from the physical fight, which did not require medical attention.
Through the course of the investigation, Deputies identified the subject who had fired the gun at the scene as Adan Torres-Gomez, a 24-year-old male from Bridgeport.
Torres-Gomez was later located at his residence, arrested, and booked into the Okanogan County Jail without further incident.
Public notice of proposed RV park at Mill Bay Casino
- Written by (Stephanie) Pete Palmer, Land Use Shorelines Administrator, Colville Confederated Tribes Planning Department
The Colville Tribes Land Use Review Board will be holding a public hearing to make a ruling on the following shoreline development conditional use permits:
- Colville Tribal Federal Corporation has submitted a land use and development permit application to develop an RV Park at their existing Casino site in Mill Bay on Tribal Tract MA-08 commonly known as 455 Wapato Lake Road, Manson, WA.
A public hearing for the above mentioned Conditional Use Permits will be conducted on Wednesday July 10, 2019, at the Colville Tribes Public Works Department located at 12 Lakes Street (Colville Indian Agency) starting at 9:30 a.m. Written comments will be accepted until Tuesday July 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. or comments can be made verbally at the public hearing.
Contact the Tribal Public Works Department at the afore-mentioned address or phone number to request a copy of the permit documents.