Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of area law enforcement and emergency service agencies. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff’s department. By law, victims of crimes may request through law enforcement agencies that their names not be released to the media. Theft and vandalism reports were filed Monday and Tuesday unless otherwise noted.
Rose Street Safeway reported a shoplifter who was taking ice cream Sunday.
A 56-year-old man reported his phone had been stolen. When he called his phone, a woman answered, told him he had the wrong number and hung up.
County Green Estates reported that pool furniture and basketball hoop had been thrown into the community pool.
Walla Walla County
One-vehicle collision reported at Northeast Eureka and Cowell roads when driver lost control and stuck an embankment. No injuries reported.
A sinking boat on the Snake River near Ice Harbor Dam was reported Sunday. Deputies launched a patrol boat and found the boat operator on the shore bailing water, which he said had entered the boat during a storm. The boat and operator were escorted back to the boat launch.
A man stopped for speeding on Sunday reported his accelerator was stuck. When a deputy inquired as to how he’d been able to slow down when he spotted the deputy’s vehicle, the man responded, “I wasn’t driving and you can’t prove it.” After being advised that the deputy had seen him get out of the driver’s side of the car, the man was issued a speeding ticket and a citation for driving with a suspended license.
A glove box was rifled on the 200 block of North College Avenue. Apparently nothing taken.
A caller reported a man stealing scrap metal from his property on Bolles Road on Friday. The suspect had stolen about $5 worth of metal and gave it back when confronted. When a deputy arrived, caller stated he wanted the man arrested because he was tired of people stealing scrap metal from him and “it is the principal of the crime he is upset about.” Suspect was arrested on investigation of second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree theft.
A man reported that someone had stolen his XBOX 360 from the 100 block of North Main Street “sometime within the last month.”
Public works department reported theft of a well casing from the 400 block of Northeast Fifth Avenue.