NCWLIFE Evening News June 12th, 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, Moses Lake police say a suspect involved in a stolen car chase last Saturday did it again Wednesday night, and, In a wide-ranging interview, Chelan-Douglas Health District Administrator Barry Kling said the success of the two counties moving to Phase 1-point-5 of Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan will require a communitywide effort.   

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A car crashed through the window of the Goodwill store in East Wenatchee this morning but neither the driver nor any people inside the store were injured.

East Wenatchee Police Officer Joe Hinkle said the elderly woman who is a frequent customer of the store pulled in, thought she’d hit the brake and hit the gas instead. The car hopped the curb at a slow speed before going through the window and completely inside the building. There were a couple cashiers working in the front of the store but they avoided injury. Hinkle said because the accident was on private property the driver will not be cited. The store is next to the Safeway on Grant Road.

Moses Lake police say a suspect involved in a stolen car chase last Saturday did it again Wednesday night.

Police were looking for 32-year-old Robert Patterson of Soap Lake in the 3700 block of East Broadway on a burglary warrant out of Adams County when they saw him get into a stolen Volkswagen and flee at a high rate of speed.

Concerned about safety, officers broke off the pursuit. Police say Patterson ditched the stolen car and was later found on foot walking back to the house on East Broadway. Patterson was booked in the Adams County Jail on the burglary charge and also faces numerous charges in Grant County.

Last Saturday he was arrested for driving a stolen car after a woman passenger in the car jumped into the driver’s seat and led police on a pursuit before she crashed. Because of COVID-19 jail restrictions, officers

Chelan-Douglas Health District Administrator Barry Kling said the success of the two counties moving to Phase 1-point-5 of Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan will require a communitywide effort. And that could set the stage for lifting of more of the restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. He talked in a telephone interview with NCWLIFE News Director Cal FitzSimmons about Phase 1-point-5, the health district’s role in enforcement and why Chelan and Douglas counties lag behind most of the rest of the state in re-opening. . .

Coming up next, The Chelan County Fair has become the latest event to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal said Thursday that Washington schools are expected to reopen this fall for in-person instruction, regardless of the phase their county is in under the state’s Safe Start guidelines, and, The Grant County Jail is now allowing remote off-site visits with inmates. Visitors will need to register at homewave-dot-com 24 hours in advance in order to be approved for a visit. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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, Moses Lake police say a suspect involved in a stolen car chase last Saturday did it again Wednesday night, and, In a wide-ranging interview, Chelan-Douglas Health District Administrator Barry Kling said the success of the two counties moving to Phase 1-point-5 of Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan will require a communitywide effort.   

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A car crashed through the window of the Goodwill store in East Wenatchee this morning but neither the driver nor any people inside the store were injured.

East Wenatchee Police Officer Joe Hinkle said the elderly woman who is a frequent customer of the store pulled in, thought she’d hit the brake and hit the gas instead. The car hopped the curb at a slow speed before going through the window and completely inside the building. There were a couple cashiers working in the front of the store but they avoided injury. Hinkle said because the accident was on private property the driver will not be cited. The store is next to the Safeway on Grant Road.

Moses Lake police say a suspect involved in a stolen car chase last Saturday did it again Wednesday night.

Police were looking for 32-year-old Robert Patterson of Soap Lake in the 3700 block of East Broadway on a burglary warrant out of Adams County when they saw him get into a stolen Volkswagen and flee at a high rate of speed.

Concerned about safety, officers broke off the pursuit. Police say Patterson ditched the stolen car and was later found on foot walking back to the house on East Broadway. Patterson was booked in the Adams County Jail on the burglary charge and also faces numerous charges in Grant County.

Last Saturday he was arrested for driving a stolen car after a woman passenger in the car jumped into the driver’s seat and led police on a pursuit before she crashed. Because of COVID-19 jail restrictions, officers

Chelan-Douglas Health District Administrator Barry Kling said the success of the two counties moving to Phase 1-point-5 of Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan will require a communitywide effort. And that could set the stage for lifting of more of the restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. He talked in a telephone interview with NCWLIFE News Director Cal FitzSimmons about Phase 1-point-5, the health district’s role in enforcement and why Chelan and Douglas counties lag behind most of the rest of the state in re-opening. . .

Coming up next, The Chelan County Fair has become the latest event to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal said Thursday that Washington schools are expected to reopen this fall for in-person instruction, regardless of the phase their county is in under the state’s Safe Start guidelines, and, The Grant County Jail is now allowing remote off-site visits with inmates. Visitors will need to register at homewave-dot-com 24 hours in advance in order to be approved for a visit. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .

In tonight’s feature story, Link Transit is hoping to stuff the bus June 26th with a food drive at the Wenatchee Grocery Outlet. The food collected will go to Serve Wenatchee Valley for distribution throughout the Wenatchee Valley. Link was in Cashmere recently for a food distribution there. . .

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.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had an extensive virtual meeting with the media this week.  With so much going on concerning Black Lives Matter and the pandemic, there was a lot of ground to cover.

A surprising revelation was that Carroll admits that he should have signed Colin Kaepernick when they had the chance in 2018…

Carroll and the Seahawks have taken a leadership position among NFL teams to involve players and coaches in a push for racial equality.  Carroll says, strangely, having to live in a virtual world has helped with the team’s connectivity…

The NFL has come out with guidelines for teams approaching training camp amid a pandemic.  Carroll says they’re preparing for any scenario, including a shortened preseason…

To watch the entire hour-long press conference, go to the Seahawks website at Seahawks dot com.

The Mariners added five more players on the final day of the Major League Baseball draft yesterday…

Seattle picked up outfielder Zach DeLoach out of Texas A&M in the 2nd round while adding right-handed pitcher Connor Phillips with a Competitive Balance Round B selection. 

The next two rounds added infielders as the Mariners chose second baseman Kaden Polcovich (paul-coh-vich) from Oklahoma State and Ole Miss 3rd baseman Tyler Keenan.  Seattle’s final selection in the shortened-draft was right-handed pitcher Taylor Dollard of Cal Poly.

Five West Coast League alums were selected by Major League teams in the draft, including a former Wenatchee AppleSox…

Left-handed pitcher Jeremy Wu-Yelland, who played in Wenatchee in the summer of 2018, was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the fourth round.

For the fourth straight year, a former West Coast league player was selected in the first round as former Walla Walla Sweet outfielder Garrett Mitchell went to Milwaukee with the 20th overall pick.

The Washington Nationals selected former Bellingham Bell Holden Powell as a pitcher in the 3rd round.  Another pitcher, Kade Mechals, who played in Kelowna and Port Angeles, was a fourth-round selection of the Chicago White Sox.  Seattle’s selection of Taylor Dollard pitched for Yakima Valley in 2017.

Thanks Eric.

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 night.