NCWLIFE Evening News January 24, 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 Wenatchee woman was the apparent victim of a dog attack about noon Thursday, suffering bites from four dogs that were then driven from the scene. A 71-year-old Wenatchee man remained hospitalized this afternoon, after he was struck by a car while crossing Orondo Avenue Thursday. First it was four charges, then nine, then eleven. Now, 53-year-old Theron Heideman faces 14 counts of child sexual abuse, involving four victims over more than a dozen years, and, The Spokane man who scuffled with a state trooper near the Palisades last week now has five criminal charges to deal with.    

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Police and multiple rescue agencies helped bring a man out of the Columbia River in Wenatchee about 10 a.m. this morning, after he allegedly fled from the scene of an assault. The man, who’s not yet been identified by police, had to be helped up the steep bank by firefighters while in handcuffs, and into a waiting ambulance to face arrest. Wenatchee Police Capt. Brian Chance explains what happened:

Chance says the rescued suspect is 23-year-old Jose Gomez of Sedro-Woolley, who’s lived in the Wenatchee area since last autumn. Police plan to seek charges including second-degree burglary for re-entering Lighthouse Ministries, assault, resisting arrest, and methamphetamine possession.

A Wenatchee woman was the apparent victim of a dog attack about noon Thursday, suffering bites from four dogs that were then driven from the scene.

The reporting person told Wenatchee Valley Animal Care and Control that his wife was attacked by four dogs about noon up Number 2 Canyon, and was bitten repeatedly all over her body, including severe injury to her left hand and left ear. The dogs were described as two Rottweiler-type dogs and two mixed breed dogs. The victim’s husband said someone drove the dogs from the scene in an older maroon Subaru station wagon. If you have any possible information to help identify this dogs and vehicle owner, contact the agency at (509) 662-9577, option 1.

71-year-old Wenatchee man remained hospitalized this afternoon, after he was struck by a car while crossing Orondo Avenue Thursday.

Wenatchee police said the man was crossing near Plaza Super Jet about 5:50 p.m., apparently not using the crosswalk. A passenger sedan struck him in the road, leaving him with two broken legs and a head injury. He’s listed in stable condition at Central Washington Hospital. The accident is still under investigation; no tickets have been issued.

First it was four charges, then nine, then eleven. Now, 53-year-old Theron Heideman faces 14 counts of child sexual abuse, involving four victims over more than a dozen years.

Chelan County prosecutors filed amended charges Wednesday against the Peshastin man, who’s been jailed awaiting trial since spring 2017. Heideman was accused of abusing youngsters for years, in multiple child welfare investigations throughout the early 2000s, but sheriff’s deputies said they lacked evidence to seek charges until victims began coming forward two years ago. He’s remained incarcerated on $100,000 bond while attorneys feud over evidence, including medical records. Heideman is now scheduled for trial in late February.

The Spokane man who scuffled with a state trooper near the Palisades last week now has five criminal charges to deal with. 39-year-old Daniel D. Walker remains in the Okanogan County Jail after the January 17th incident.

Douglas County prosecutors brought charges this week of DUI, third-degree assault, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license. Walker had previous convictions for DUI and vehicular assault. Police say he struggled with a Washington State Patrol trooper after failing a roadside DUI check on westbound Highway 28. Passing drivers stopped to assist the officer. 

Coming up next, For the second time this week, a Moses Lake woman is behind bars, this time accused of breaking into a residence Wednesday, choking the occupant and stealing a vehicle. The Wenatchee City Council last night knocked down a measure to exempt churches from the kind of noise controls placed on outdoor events held by other organizations, and, The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust struck a deal with a large Douglas County landowner to protect more than 6,000 acres for sage grouse.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

For the second time this week, a Moses Lake woman is behind bars, this time accused of breaking into a residence Wednesday, choking the occupant and stealing a vehicle.

20-year-old Cassandra Calderon Ozuna previously was arrested Sunday after allegedly stealing from a business and spitting on the face and mouth of the arresting officer. She was released from jail Wednesday and soon was being sought again. Moses Lake Police say she called the police station Thursday to complain that they were embarrassing her. Police reportedly told her they’d stop looking for her as soon as she was back in jail. She then hung up on them but was located later that night.

The Wenatchee City Council last night knocked down a measure to exempt churches from the kind of noise controls placed on outdoor events held by other organizations. The exemption was opposed by neighbors of the new Grace City Church, which expects to finish construction this year on its new Sunnyslope worship center. They say outdoor events on the worship site have already disturbed their peace. . .

The city placed interim noise controls last year that are due to sunset at the end of February; last night’s 4-3 vote extends the controls for another six months. Mayor Frank Kuntz suggested the church exemption that the council voted down. He told NCWLIFE’s Jefferson Robbins it was something local faith leaders asked for. . .

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust struck a deal with a large Douglas County landowner to protect more than 6,000 acres for sage grouse.

The Keane ranching family granted a conservation easement on its five-generation ranch. The property sits right in the heart of the region’s remaining concentration of greater sage grouse, which has lost 90 percent of its historic habitat in Washington. It adds to the 21,000 acres that the land trust already conserves in its two-county area.

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rules for short term vacation rentals could be in place by this summer according to Chelan County Commissioner, Bob Bugert.

An outside consultant was brought in last fall to look for ways to address conflicts between vacation rental owners and neighboring property owners. Bugert would not speculate on when a final set of rules might be ready for board action. Bugert admits its been a long process that involves more than just neighborhood nuisance issues. . .

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

The Eisenhower Cadets will host the Big-9 District Bowling Tournament next week after claiming the regular season title yesterday with a pin-count victory over Wenatchee…

Mackenzie Munro led the Panthers in the first game at Nob Hill Lanes yesterday with a 211 to push Wenatchee to an 855-830 victory.  Eisenhower came back in game 2, winning 778 to 706.  The 1st Baker also went to the host team with Ike winning it 168 to 158.  Wenatchee edged the Cadets in the final Baker 172-to-171 but lost the match 3-2 on the final pin count of 1,947 to 1,891.  Just a 57-pin difference.

The win puts Ike at 9-and-2 in Big-9 play with a match to go at Moses Lake Tuesday.  Wenatchee’s season is done at 9-and-3.  Even if the Cadets lose Tuesday, because they and the Panthers split the season series 1-1, Eisenhower would win the regular season title based on head-to-head pin count by 7-pins.

Also in Big-9 bowling yesterday, Moses Lake topped Davis 3-1.

On the Les Schwab Prep Wrestling Scoreboard last night…

In a match seen here on the NCWLIFE Channel, Eastmont celebrated Senior Night with a 45-22 win over Eisenhower.  Earning pins on the night for the Wildcats were Jayston Smith at 220; Rudy Vivanco at 113; Nathan Chang at 126; Adrian Vivanco at 145; and Dominic Web at 160 pounds.  Eastmont’s Sean Eli-Dye (EE-LIE DIE) won his super-heavyweight match 9-to-4.

The other two wins for Eastmont came down to a single point in the final seconds.  Eric Granstrom had the call here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

Also in Big-9 wrestling last night, Sunnyside claimed its second-straight league championship with a 57-8 win over Wenatchee.  The two victories for the Panthers on the night came at 195-pounds with Jesus Segovia earning a 9-2 victory and at 220-pounds with Lucas Caranza winning by pin.

And it was Moses Lake downing West Valley 75-to-5.

On the girl’s mats last night, Eastmont posted a 54-27 win over Eisenhower.  Sunnyside topped Wenatchee 48-21.  And Moses Lake downed West Valley 45-to-6.

Coming up tonight on the wrestling schedule, Cashmere travels to Oroville at 5; Moses Lake hosts Lake Stevens and Warden visits Ephrata at 6.

Tomorrow, the Moses Lake boys are at the Dream Duals in Spokane at 8am.  The Eastmont and Wenatchee boys are at the Rumble in the Valley in Prosser beginning at 9.  At 10 o’clock Saturday, Brewster and Chelan begin the Coyote Classic in Kittitas.  Also at 10 tomorrow, the Cashmere, Eastmont, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Quincy and Wenatchee girls are at the Grandview Invite.

On the Les Schwab Prep Basketball Scoreboard last night…

The Cashmere boys beat Royal 58-31 behind the 18-points from Nate Phillips and 14 from Sam Phillips.  In girls play last night, Entiat topped Soap Lake 57-38 and Bridgeport edged Manson 34-30.

Also in boys swimming yesterday…

Moses Lake beat Eastmont 114-to-61.  Davis, Eastmont, Eisenhower, Hanford, Moses Lake and Walla Walla are at the Wenatchee Pool today and tomorrow for the Big-9 11-Dive meet.  It begins today at Noon and resumes tomorrow morning at 11.

Coming up tonight in prep girls basketball…

Eastmont’s on the road at Eisenhower.  Davis hosts Moses Lake.  Ephrata travels to Selah.  Quincy visits Prosser.  Cascade hosts Okanogan.  And Cashmere’s at Chelan.  All the girls games start at 5:45 tonight.

Here’s the girls schedule for tomorrow.  Entiat hosts Riverside Christian at Noon.  Wapato plays at Quincy; Ephrata’s at Ellensburg; and Cashmere plays at Kings at 3:30.  Waterville-Mansfield hosts Manson at 4:30.  Then at 5:45, Eastmont plays at West Valley while Wenatchee hosts Davis.  Grant Olson will be courtside at Wenatchee High School for the play-by-play LIVE here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

The boys basketball schedule for the weekend gets underway tonight…

The 7:15 games include Ephrata at Selah; Quincy at Prosser; Cascade hosts Okanogan; and Cashmere at Chelan.  At 7:30, Eastmont plays at Eisenhower while Davis hosts Moses Lake.

Coming up tomorrow, Riverside Christian plays at Entiat at 1:30.  Quincy hosts Wapato while Ephrata’s at Ellensburg at 5.  Then at 6, it’s Waterville-Mansfield hosting Manson.  Finally at 7:30, Eastmont tips it up at West Valley while Wenatchee hosts Davis.  We’ll have the Pirates and Panthers LIVE with Grant Olson on NCWLIFE.

In Women’s College Basketball last night…

#13 Gonzaga whipped up on Pepperdine 70-to-36.  And Central Washington stopped Concordia 75-54.

Coming up this weekend, Washington plays at #10 UCLA tonight at 7 while Washington State visits USC. 

Tomorrow, Eastern Washington travels to Southern Utah at 1 while Gonzaga hosts Loyola Marymount.  Wenatchee Valley College hosts Treasure Valley tomorrow afternoon at 2.

Then on Sunday, the Cougars play the Bruins while the Huskies visit the Trojans at Noon.

On the Les Schwab Men’s College Basketball Scoreboard last night…

#23 Colorado dispatched Washington State 78-56.  Utah sank free throws down the stretch to nip Washington 67-66.  And Central Washington won on the road at Concordia 65-56.

Coming up tomorrow, Southern Utah plays at Eastern Washington at 2:05.  Wenatchee Valley hosts Treasure Valley at 4.  Also at 4 on the Pac-12 Network, Washington State plays at Utah.  Central Washington starts at Western Oregon at 4:15.  At 6 o’clock on FS1 it’s Washington at #23 Colorado.  Then at 7 tomorrow night, #2 Gonzaga hosts Pacific.

Finally, the Wenatchee Wild host the Trail Smoke Eaters in the first of two games tonight at the Town Toyota Center…

Tonight is Star Wars Night with the puck dropping at 7:05.  Then tomorrow night is Proud to be an American Night as the Wild and Smoke Eaters play again at 7:05.  We’ll have more on the weekend’s series with Coach Chris Clark later here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, Sasquatch apparently crossed a lot of ground in the past few of days. This time the elusive beast, also known as Bigfoot, presumably has been caught on video on Snoqualmie Pass.

On Wednesday, the Washington State Department of Transportation East office playfully posted pictures from its Sherman Pass webcam with an image it speculated might be Bigfoot.

On Thursday, WSDOT Snoqualmie Pass did it one better, sharing a video from its camera near the summit.  The two passes are about 260 miles apart. Much like all images of Sasquatch, the footage is a bit blurry.

If you have a video of the day, you’d like to see on the NCWLIFE Evening News, message us on our Facebook Page at the NCWLIFE Channel.

Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .

And that’s going to do it for our newscast tonight. For more on these stories and other news from around North Central Washington, you can find us on Facebook or our website at ncwlife.com. And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you.  You can send us an email at news@ncwlife.com, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.