NCWLIFE Evening News January 7, 2019

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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, Two Moses Lake men were arrested and a stolen pistol was recovered during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon. Wenatchee Police recently welcomed four new officers to the department, and, A Chelan County Sheriff’s Office K9, will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vest.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A wild police chase ended Saturday night with the arrest of an East Wenatchee man. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris reports Deputies spotted the suspect, 26-year old Jesus Morales-Lozano, driving a stolen Mercedes Benz in the 5000 block of Rock Island Road.

The Sheriff says the suspect vehicle sped away running stop signs and then returning to SR 28 where speeds reached 100 mph. Morris says East Wenatchee police joined the pursuit when the vehicle entered the City on Grant Road. The suspect was caught after a brief foot chase. He’s now in the Chelan County Regional Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude a police vehicle, driving while license suspended in the third degree. Jesus also had an outstanding arrest warrant for driving while suspended in the third degree.

Two Moses Lake men were arrested and a stolen pistol was recovered during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon.

A Grant County deputy saw a car fail to signal for a turn at Loring Drive Northeast and Patton Boulevard Northeast around 12:30 p.m. The deputy followed the car north on Patton and finally stopped the car on Westover Boulevard. A record check on the driver, 19-year-old Edward N. Villarreal, showed he was wanted for failing to comply on a previous domestic violence malicious mischief charge.

As he was taken onto custody for the warrant, Villareal told deputies he had a gun in his waistband, for which he did not have a concealed pistol license. The passenger in Villareal’s car, 20-year-old Cyrus Knoll, was found to be carrying a stolen pistol tucked into his waistband as well. That gun was reported stolen out of Moses Lake. Knoll also had a spring-loaded knife and marijuana in his possession. Knoll was taken to the Grant County Jail for investigation of possession of a stolen firearm, Villarreal was lodged in the jail for the misdemeanor domestic violence warrant and for investigation of the gun violation.

Wenatchee Police welcomes four new officers to the department. Here’s  Chief of Police Steve Crown swearing in the rookies at a ceremony held Friday at the Museum.

From left to right are Chief Crown and Officers Zak Nesary, Josh Pearce, Rheid Cline, and Riley Koch. All four have long-term connections to the Wenatchee valley, graduating from Wenatchee, Eastmont, and Cashmere school districts. All four are headed into the Field Training process where they will be partnered with training officers for roughly fourteen weeks each. After that, they will be assigned to a patrol shift to work independently. All in, the process from hiring to working solo takes roughly nine months and includes over 1300 hours of training.

Majky (Madge-key), a Chelan County Sheriff’s Office K9, will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to the nonprofit group Vested Interest in K9s.

The vest will be embroidered with the words “In memory of K9 Laslo Spokane, Washington Sheriff’s Office.” Laslo died in October after retiring with almost 500 apprehensions. Majky, a mix of Dutch and German Shepherd, joined the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office in March after being purchased from Tundra K9 in Alaska.

Coming up next, The Wenatchee School District Board of Directors announced in a Friday afternoon news release that they have selected a new school board member. So, you got a new TV for Christmas? Now what do you do with the old one? We’ll let you know, and, We will tell you about the revitalization of Methow Park in South Wenatchee.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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The Wenatchee School District Board of Directors announces in a Friday afternoon news release that Karina Vega-Villa has been selected to join the board. She will fill the position recently vacated by Walter Newman.

Vega-Villa is an adjunct biology instructor and program director for the Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement Program (MESA) at Wenatchee Valley College. As a parent with a child in the district, Vega-Villa also serves as the community outreach liaison at the Lewis and Clark Elementary. Vega-Villa will be sworn into office during the January 8 school board meeting.

So, you got a new TV for Christmas? Now what do you do with the old one?

If you’ve dropped off any donations at the South Mission Street Goodwill store in Wenatchee you likely saw  dozens of old TV sets piled up against the building. Goodwill Spokesman, Joey Edminster says the televisions are being collected as part of the organization’s electronic waste recycling program. . .

Goodwill’s E-Waste program also accepts old computers and monitors. He said they collected over 42,200 pounds of electronic waste in Wenatchee last year with over 792,000 pounds collected statewide.

The ongoing effort to revitalize Kiwanis Methow Park in South Wenatchee now includes the opportunity to buy a paver engraved with your name on it. The pavers will be on a wall in the park’s central plaza. The Trust For Public Land is trying to raise $100,000 dollars for park improvements in the low-income neighborhood. If successful, an anonymous donor will match that $100,000 dollars. This morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Host Dan Kuntz talked to two of the park’s primary organizers about the importance of revitalizing the South Wenatchee Park. . .

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.

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Did you know Cashmere is the geographical center of Washington State. In tonight’s feature story, small town charm lies just between the Bavarian village of Leavenworth and the city of Wenatchee. Cashmere is a place with popular attractions and recreation activities within walking distance from downtown when you plan your travels to the heart of Washington. . .

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.

 

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A wild police chase ended Saturday night with the arrest of an East Wenatchee man. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris reports Deputies spotted the suspect, 26-year old Jesus Morales-Lozano, driving a stolen Mercedes Benz in the 5000 block of Rock Island Road.

After reaching speeds of 100 mph during the car pursuit, the suspect was caught after a brief foot chase. He is now in the Chelan County Regional Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude a police vehicle, driving while license suspended in the third degree. Jesus also had an outstanding arrest warrant for driving while suspended in the third degree.

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). Also, keep it right here on the NCWLIFE Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.