NCWLIFE Evening News August 17th, 2020

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

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, A weekend search for a criminal suspect and a 20-month-old child came to a successful conclusion on Sunday. A 30-year-old motorist allegedly stole a car from a Wenatchee dealership on Friday, fled, and finally crashed into another vehicle just outside Leavenworth, and, A Quincy man died Saturday after apparently suffering electrocution, while working on a farm irrigation system.     

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Local fire agencies today quickly contained a vehicle fire that turned into a brush blaze in a fire-prone area of Douglas County. The vehicle caught fire at milepost seven on McNeil Canyon Road about 12:15 p.m., but responders had the incident under control about 20 minutes later. McNeil Canyon has been the site or flashpoint of many large fires over the years. About seven agencies responded after the call went to two alarms. No one was harmed, and no structures damaged.

A weekend search for a criminal suspect and a 20-month-old child came to a successful conclusion on Sunday.

41-year-old Travis Greer Hodosko of Florida was taken into custody after Chelan County sheriff’s deputies began seeking him Saturday night, on suspicion of domestic assault. Hodosko, who has previous criminal history in other states, was camping with his partner just east of Steven Pass when he allegedly assaulted the woman and fled on foot with their child. Police sent a mobile alert to cell phones to be on the lookout for Hodosko. They caught up to him the next morning, not far from his campsite, and recovered the boy. He faces a possible charge of second-degree assault.

A 30-year-old motorist allegedly stole a car from a Wenatchee dealership on Friday, fled at high speed when Chelan County sheriff’s deputies pursued him, and finally crashed into another vehicle just outside Leavenworth.

David Charles Maier of Bellingham is jailed pending charges of auto theft, vehicular assault and eluding police. Deputies said about noontime Maier took a Hyundai sedan without permission from Mega Auto Sales, and refused to stop while they pursued him westbound on Highway 2.

He finally collided with another vehicle near the Leavenworth Safeway, where deputies apprehended him. He spent the night being treated for crash injuries in Central Washington Hospital before getting booked into jail.

A Quincy man died Saturday after apparently suffering electrocution, while working on a farm irrigation system.

27-year-old David Ricardo Armas Sandoval was found unresponsive about 4:30 p.m. at Weber Farms, along Dodson Road near Ephrata. Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones said it’s believed Sandoval received a fatal shock, but an autopsy will be held to pinpoint the cause of death. Because it was an apparent workplace fatality, deputies notified the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.

Coming up next, The mother of four who took her children along to a campground robbery last fall has been sentenced to 17 months in prison. North Central Washington is unfortunately leading the state in new COVID-19 infections. About 200 community members marched Saturday in a call for safer conditions for Wenatchee Valley farmworkers, and, Efforts to battle homelessness in the Chelan and Douglas county area got a $640,000 dollar boost last week, we will tell you more about that. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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The mother of four who took her children along to a campground robbery last fall has been sentenced to 17 months in prison.

34-year-old Becca Rae Rosenburg pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of second-degree robbery, assault, and four counts of child endangerment in Douglas County Superior Court. Rosenburg and her partner, Kye Michael Shelton, took part in a September 27th robbery at a Banks Lake campsite that turned violent.

She was the third person to enter a plea in the case; accomplices Garrett Riel and Zachary Sands are serving 73 and 68 months respectively.

Rosenburg is the mother of Rae’Ana Rosenburg, the child who survived 20 minutes in icy water after falling into a Rock Island pond in February 2019. Kye Shelton is still awaiting trial.

North Central Washington is unfortunately leading the state in new COVID-19 infections.

As of last week, Douglas County had the highest rate of new infections per capita in the entire state: Almost 612 new cases per 100,000 people over the previous 14 days. Chelan County followed up in second place, with Okanogan County in third. That’ s a distinction previously held by Yakima, King and other counties, all of which have brought their community spread under control. The state’s COVID-19 joint task force says new infections appear to be reaching a plateau, and may level off if Washingtonians continue to use masks, social distancing, and other best health practices.

About 200 community members marched Saturday in a call for safer conditions for Wenatchee Valley farmworkers.

The rally, organized by activist and legislative candidate Eduardo Castaneda Diaz, included demands for better protection from COVID-19 in orchard housing.

Many farmworkers have fallen ill from coronavirus across the state, and two workers at Gebbers Farms in Brewster have died. Advocates say close working conditions and shared housing have contributed to the spread. Another march is set for Thursday in Pasco.

Efforts to battle homelessness in the Chelan and Douglas county area got a $640,000 dollar boost last week.

The state Department of Commerce awarded the grant to the city of Wenatchee, which coordinates local homeless funding, for the design, development, and operation of a low-barrier emergency shelter. Such shelters are open to homeless people without fees and restrictions, and help guide them toward other resources. Wenatchee community development coordinator Glenn DeVries told the Wenatchee city council the money is a good stimulus for starting the project. . .

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center remains closed to the public during the pandemic, they’re still keeping local history virtually accessible.

In tonight’s features story, Curators Corner, collections coordinator Anna Spencer shows off treasures and locations from Wenatchee’s past. Tonight she offers a quick peek inside one of the city’s most treasured homes, the Wells House. . .

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center remains closed to the public during the pandemic, they’re still keeping local history virtually accessible.

In tonight’s features story, Curators Corner, collections coordinator Anna Spencer shows off treasures and locations from Wenatchee’s past. Tonight she offers a quick peek inside one of the city’s most treasured homes, the Wells House. . .

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

Thanks Eric.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center remains closed to the public during the pandemic, they’re still keeping local history virtually accessible.

In tonight’s features story, Curators Corner, collections coordinator Anna Spencer shows off treasures and locations from Wenatchee’s past. Tonight she offers a quick peek inside one of the city’s most treasured homes, the Wells House. . .

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center remains closed to the public during the pandemic, they’re still keeping local history virtually accessible.

In tonight’s features story, Curators Corner, collections coordinator Anna Spencer shows off treasures and locations from Wenatchee’s past. Tonight she offers a quick peek inside one of the city’s most treasured homes, the Wells House. . .

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.