Evening News April 02

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, Troopers say a pregnant woman was killed and several other people were hurt in multiple weather-related crashes on Interstate 90 near North Bend on Sunday night, and, a career Moses Lake criminal gets busted yet again.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

It was no April Fool’s joke for a Wenatchee man yesterday (Sun) morning who now sits in the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department tells us how a road rage incident on Wenatchee Avenue Easter morning escalated into a major confrontation with a firearm. . .

Reinfeld says later in the day officers recovered a .380 caliber Smith and Wesson and a .22 caliber Beretta. Both were loaded with a round in the chamber. Arrested was 73-year old Jerry A. Weaver of Wenatchee who was booked on three counts of first degree assault.

The Washington State Patrol provided this photo of a fatal crash on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass last night. Troopers say a pregnant woman was killed and several other people were hurt in multiple weather-related crashes on Interstate 90 near North Bend on Sunday night.

In the fatal accident, a vehicle was heading eastbound and went off the freeway and crashed. The pregnant woman was reportedly from Moses Lake. Troopers say the woman’s husband and two children were injured and transported to Harborview Hospital for treatment. There were about 20 crashes or spinouts on I-90 within about a 15 mile radius around North Bend after 7 p.m. Sunday.

A career criminal attempted to break into a house Friday guarded by an off duty police officer. After having his home broken into several times recently, a Moses Lake homeowner hired an off-duty police officer to spend the night.

Around 1:30 Friday morning, 37-year old Amel Dalluge, broke into the residence. When confronted by the officer, Dalluge tried to run through a locked door. He was quickly apprehended and held for on-duty police to arrive. Dalluge, whose felony convictions go back two decades, complained during the arrest that the police were harassing him, apparently by arresting him inside someone else’s home. Dalluge was booked into the Grant County Jail on charges of residential burglary.

A level 2 sex offender is off the streets tonight thanks to a citizen who turned him in to police. In a press release from Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal on Friday, in late March, a Deputy was flagged down by a citizen who wanted to report a child sex abuse incident.

After taking an initial statement, the case was turned over to detectives. Further investigation revealed that 18- year old Elijah D. Rieve of East Wenatchee, a level 2 sex offender, had been in contact with three juvenile males, ages 11, 12, and 13. Over the course of approximately three days, he committed six counts of Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes, one count of Unlawful Imprisonment, one count of Child Molestation in the First Degree, one count of Child Molestation in the Second Degree, and one count of Indecent Exposure.  Detectives served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence and gathered evidence which substantiated allegations made by the victims.  Investigators acted quickly identifying victims and arresting the suspect. He is being held without bail at the Okanogan County Jail. Additional charges are pending.

Coming up next, Long time Wenatchee attorney Charles R. Steinberg has announced his candidacy to run for the position of Chelan County Superior Court Judge, and, a local woman gets a surprise phone call from Congressman Dave Reichert.                  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Long time Wenatchee attorney Charles R. Steinberg has announced his candidacy to run for the position of Chelan County Superior Court Judge, Position 3.

The 51-year old Steinberg will be running against Kristin Ferrera who was appointed to the vacant court position in December by Governor Jay Inslee. Steinberg worked his way through undergrad at Shuck’s Auto Supply. He moved to Wenatchee in 1994 after receiving his law degree from Willamette University.  He worked initially with local attorneys Steven M. Clem and Neil Fuller prior to opening his own law firm. His practice has focused primarily on Real Estate law, Property Rights, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, and he has Criminal and Family Law experience. As part of Steinberg’s pro-bono volunteer work, he successfully represented a Navy Veteran in a labor dispute challenging the work practices of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Steinberg has been evaluated and is rated “Well Qualified” by the Washington State Veteran’s Bar Association. The primary election will be August 7, 2018, with the general election in November 6, 2018.

Wenatchee local Jessica Johnson with SAGE, an organization for Safety, Advocacy, Growth and Empowerment received a surprise phone call telling her work has earned not only a nomination but an award for her dedication to those who have faced traumatic experiences. Johnson tells us about that moment on a visit with Dan Kuntz on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley. . .

Congressman Reichert told NCWLIFE he was excited for Johnson and the SAGE organization for the honor she so clearly deserves. Johnson will head to Washington D.C. to accept the award on April 12th.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Dan Kuntz and our feature story tonight. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

You can own a piece of Wenatchee history by donating to Vets Serving Vets of North Central Washington. One of the group’s members has a collection of old Wenatchee street signs that are being made available by donation. George Turner talked about the project with NCWLIFE News recently. . .

Turner says the signs are available by donation. He suggests you contact him at the group’s “Bunker” headquarters. All of the proceeds will be used to pay for programs and services provided to honorably discharged military veterans in North Central Washington.

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of our top stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

Welcome back to the NCWLife Evening News, your Easter weekend weather forecast is straight ahead, but first,

It was no April Fool’s joke for a Wenatchee man yesterday (Sun) morning who now sits in the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. Captain Edgar Reinfeld with the Wenatchee Police Department tells us how a road rage incident on Wenatchee Avenue Easter morning escalated into a major confrontation with a firearm. . .

Reinfeld says later in the day officers recovered a .380 caliber Smith and Wesson and a .22 caliber Beretta. Both were loaded with a round in the chamber. Arrested was 73-year old Jerry A. Weaver of Wenatchee who was booked on three counts of first degree assault.

The Washington State Patrol provided this photo of a fatal crash on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass last night. Troopers say a pregnant woman was killed and several other people were hurt in multiple weather-related crashes on Interstate 90 near North Bend on Sunday night.

In the fatal accident, a vehicle was heading eastbound and went off the freeway and crashed. The pregnant woman was reportedly from Moses Lake. Troopers say the woman’s husband and two children were injured and transported to Harborview Hospital for treatment. There were about 20 crashes or spinouts on I-90 within about a 15 mile radius around North Bend after 7 p.m. Sunday.

A career criminal attempted to break into a house Friday guarded by an off duty police officer. After having his home broken into several times recently, a Moses Lake homeowner hired an off-duty police officer to spend the night.

Around 1:30 Friday morning, 37-year old Amel Dalluge, broke into the residence. When confronted by the officer, Dalluge tried to run through a locked door. He was quickly apprehended and held for on-duty police to arrive. Dalluge, whose felony convictions go back two decades, complained during the arrest that the police were harassing him, apparently by arresting him inside someone else’s home. Dalluge was booked into the Grant County Jail on charges of residential burglary.

A level 2 sex offender is off the streets tonight thanks to a citizen who turned him in to police. In a press release from Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal on Friday, in late March, a Deputy was flagged down by a citizen who wanted to report a child sex abuse incident.

After taking an initial statement, the case was turned over to detectives. Further investigation revealed that 18- year old Elijah D. Rieve of East Wenatchee, a level 2 sex offender, had been in contact with three juvenile males, ages 11, 12, and 13. Over the course of approximately three days, he committed six counts of Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes, one count of Unlawful Imprisonment, one count of Child Molestation in the First Degree, one count of Child Molestation in the Second Degree, and one count of Indecent Exposure.  Detectives served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence and gathered evidence which substantiated allegations made by the victims.  Investigators acted quickly identifying victims and arresting the suspect. He is being held without bail at the Okanogan County Jail. Additional charges are pending.

Satellite imagery indicates a cold and unstable upper level weather system moving over mainly Southeast Washington with mostly sunny skies and windy conditions all across the rest of the state. This wave will weaken further as it passes through Tuesday. A flat ridge of high pressure will be over the Pacific Northwest through this period. A warm front will gradually move into the region Tuesday night and Wednesday with another slightly stronger weather front Thursday. This will be followed by a fast-moving cold front Thursday night. Both of these fronts will tap into quite deep Pacific moisture and result in widespread precipitation to the area. We have a 30% chance of showers Thursday night and a 50% chance of rain on both Friday and Friday night. On Saturday, an even stronger weather system slides through Northcentral Washington with an 80% chance of steady rain. By early next week our weather will stabilize and warm up.

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