Police and Fire


For the Record for December 12, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from December 12

Man sentenced in assault case

For the second time in as many weeks, Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley has announced the resolution of a major case. On Friday, Nisley reported that Nathan Verhaeghe, 32, of Spokane will spend 90 months in prison for first-degree assault, followed by 25 years in the custody of the Psychiatry Security Review Board for three counts of second-degree manslaughter. “The sentence in this case is unique,” said Nisley.

Minor injured in shooting

A local man allegedly shot a minor in the neck with an AR-15 Saturday afternoon. Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Quinton Street at 2:32 p.m. and arrested Jordan Fus, 20, on numerous charges including assault in the third degree, violation of probation and felon in possession of a firearm.

For the Record for December 8, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from December 8

Pike sentenced to prison for killing

Zoey Pike, 21, was sentencing to 99 months in prison Thursday for killing Nathan Preyapongpison in January of 2017.

For the Record for December 6, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from December 6

For the Record for December 5, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from December 5

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Young boy dies in Hwy. 26 crash

A two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on Highway 26 resulted in the death of a juvenile male and hospitalization of two adults.

Pine Grove dad shoots his son

A Pine Grove man allegedly shot and killed his son early Saturday morning and then called 9-1-1 to report that the incident had happened during a domestic dispute. John William Dames, Sr., 76, then reportedly put away his gun and waited for Wasco County Sheriff’s deputies to arrive at the family home.

‘A frightful sound’

Thanksgiving morning invasion victim describes her ordeal

For two days after a man kicked in her door in the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning, a local woman said she didn’t sleep more than an hour at a time. A good night’s sleep is still elusive. The woman agreed to talk about her ordeal and the aftermath, but asked that her name not be used.

Suit filed in TD sex crime case

An $8.5 million lawsuit was filed against Mid-Columbia Head Start and its volunteer William Frank Osborne, alleging the pre-school program did not adequately supervise Osborne, who has been accused of sexually assaulting several children in his care. The suit, filed Nov. 9 in Wasco County Circuit Court, named Mid-Columbia Children’s Council Inc., the non-profit organization that runs the Head Start program. The program serves 3- to 5-year-olds.

TD man, Underwood woman accused of home invasion robbery

An Underwood woman was arrested Nov. 17 for first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and first-degree theft, all charges that stemmed from an incident earlier this year. Leesa Combs, 38, was lodged in the Klickitat County Jail on a $250,000 bail.

For the Record for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from November 29

For the Record for November 28, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from November 28

Home invasion reported Thanksgiving day

A homeless man who had been arrested five times in 2017 was caught in a woman’s house in the 300 block of East Seventh Street early Thanksgiving morning after he kicked in her front door.



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