NCWLIFE Evening News November 19, 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, An Ephrata man is one of 16 Northwesterners charged in a Washington State Patrol sting operation targeting suspected pedophiles. A wanted felon was taken into custody in Grant County on Monday but only after he suffered two encounters with K9 Chewbacca, and, According to the Moses Lake Police Department, a man known for his failed efforts to flee police gave it another try early Monday morning.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A Wenatchee man faces felony traffic charges after he allegedly drove away from one accident scene Monday, then crashed his car several more times. Police say 53-year-old Timothy Marc Fryhover, ran a Kia Sorento into two Chelan PUD power boxes and a number of other obstacles after he drove away from a two-car wreck on Springwater Avenue about 3:13 p.m.

Officers eventually stopped the car by ramming it when it reached Cedar Wood Place, close to Fryhover’s home address. He was allegedly driving on a suspended license, and police said they found a half-empty bottle of vodka in his vehicle. They plan to seek charges of eluding police, hit-and-run driving, and DUI.

An Ephrata man is one of 16 Northwesterners charged in a Washington State Patrol sting operation targeting suspected pedophiles. 29-year-old Bradley V. Tschauner was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted child rape as part of “Operation Net Nanny,” which focuses on Internet-based child sexual abuse and exploitation. Other suspects in the sting are from Yakima, Everett, Union Gap, Sunnyside and even Nampa, Idaho. Last year a similar dragnet led to 13 arrests. One suspect, Roberto Avila of Quincy, pleaded guilty and is now serving a six-year prison sentence.

A wanted felon was taken into custody in Grant County on Monday but only after he suffered two encounters with K9 Chewbacca. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Corporal Nic Overland found 27-year-old Irbin Martinez Santacruz in a car at Vandenberg Loop and Canyon Lane outside Moses Lake.

When Santacruz tried to flee on foot, Overland released Chewy, who latched onto the suspect’s arm. After Overland had Chewy release the suspect, Santacruz jumped onto the roof of a truck parked at the intersection. Overland lifted the K9 onto the roof, where Chewy again latched onto his arm, taking him to the ground where he was arrested, the department said. In addition to the felony warrant, Santacruz now faces charges for resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the Moses Lake Police Department, a man known for his failed efforts to flee police gave it another try early Monday morning.

This time, 46 year old Gary Hutt, was being pursued for breaking into a vehicle in a fenced area of the police department.

After being detected, Hutt reportedly hopped the police fence and took off on a motorcycle parked behind City Hall. He made it about 50 yards before crashing the motorcycle on Third Street near the KFC. Officers then used a Taser to subdue him. Hutt has a long criminal record, including attempts to elude police dating back to 1998.

Over the course of two months in 2014, he stole Corvettes two different times. In one case he again attempted to flee police before crashing the 2003 Corvette into a fence. He faces numerous charges in the Monday incident.

Coming up next, Colorado rancher Patrick Frazee is convicted in the brutal murder of former Moses Lake area resident Kelsey Berreth. An 18-year-old from Everett will be asked to pay more than $37,000 for starting a 14-acre brushfire in Chelan County last summer, and, Wenatchee’s boom in new hotels will continue Thursday with a groundbreaking for a 63-room My Place Hotel along the Columbia River.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

The fiance of a former Grant County woman will spend life in prison for her murder. A Colorado jury on Monday convicted Patrick Frazee in the death of his 29-year-old partner Kelsey Berreth. A judge sentenced him to life plus 156 years less than an hour later. Berreth’s body was never found, but police believe Frazee bludgeoned her to death and burned her remains.

Berreth was raised in Warden and worked as a flight instructor in Cripple Creek Colorado. She and Frazee were engaged to be married, and had a 1-year-old child together. Frazee’s mistress admitted to helping him disguise evidence of the crime.

An 18-year-old from Everett will be asked to pay more than $37,000 for starting a 14-acre brushfire in Chelan County last summer. Michael Popov is charged with arson in the July 6 fire on Upper Joe Creek Road near Manson, sparked by fireworks that Popov admitted using to blow up a rural mailbox.

He’s expected to plead to a lesser charge of reckless burning on Wednesday, but court records show he’ll be asked to reimburse almost $21,000 to Chelan County Fire District 5, and more than $16,000 to the state Department of Natural Resources for their expenses in fighting the fire. It took about four hours to contain the hillside blaze, using helicopters and other resources.

Wenatchee’s boom in new hotels will continue Thursday with a groundbreaking for a 63-room My Place Hotel at 820 Riverside Drive near the Riverside 9 apartments.

It is one of several new hotel projects in the Wenatchee area in the past year. Some of the new hotels are already open, with others under construction or close to it.

The My Place is one of three hotel projects near the Apple Capital Loop Trail, joining the recently opened Hilton Garden Inn near Pybus and the planned 127-room Residence Inn by Marriott near Walla Walla Point Park.

Also under construction is an 85-room Sleep Inn and Suites in Olds Station. The 99-room Fairfield Inn and Suites in East Wenatchee opened in August. The My Place groundbreaking will be from 4 to 5 p.m. with the public welcome.

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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A unique downtown Wenatchee business will close its doors next week. RadarStation is a popular night venue with events ranging from open mic nights and poetry readings to burlesque and drag shows. In tonight’s feature story, owner Ron Evans says what started as a crowdfunding campaign grew into something surprising. . .

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.

Cashmere’s Hailey Van Lith has announced that Louisville is her college of choice.  Van Lith is ranked as one of the top players in the country and has been heavily recruited since she was a freshman.  She says this process has been crazy for both she and her teammates…

Van Lith says she’s happy to announce her decision before her senior year at Cashmere so she and her teammates can focus on the task at hand…

Practice is underway this week as Cashmere begins to prepare for its first game of the season December 7th against La Salle.

Speaking of the basketball season ahead, the NCWLIFE Channel Winter Sports Broadcast Schedule is out…

Now that the transition is underway from fall to winter sports, NCWLIFE is happy to announce our broadcast schedule for the winter of 2020.  In fact, our coverage of LIVE sports locally won’t get underway until 2020 with our first broadcast scheduled for January 10th at the Town Toyota Center where Eastmont hosts Wenatchee in boys and girls basketball.

All told, we’ll be covering 18-basketball games and three wrestling matches LIVE here on the NCWLIFE Channel.  In addition, we’ll sprinkle in some girls bowling on tape-delay between Wenatchee and Eastmont.  We’re also working on things technically to see if we can include a little Cashmere basketball to get a chance to watch Hailey Van Lith this winter.

For details and this winter’s schedule, head to our website at NCWLIFE dot com.

The fall season isn’t over for Wenatchee Volleyball…

The Panthers will face Curtis in the first round of the State 4A Volleyball Tournament in the SunDome Friday at 11:45.  A win would put Wenatchee into the quarterfinals against the winner of Camas and Lake Stevens at 8:15 Friday night.  A loss would put Wenatchee into the consolation bracket against the loser of Camas and Lake Stevens at 6:45.

The fall season continues as well for the Cascade Kodiaks girls soccer team…

The Seahawks game against Philadelphia won’t be in prime time as originally scheduled…

The NFL has flexed the game OUT of the Sunday night schedule in favor of 8-and-2 Green Bay at 9-and-1 San Francisco.  That means a 10am kickoff for the Seahawks and Eagles.

After a bye week, Seattle got back to practice yesterday and Coach Pete Carroll was happy to see everyone back and hopes to see Tyler Lockett later in the week…

The Seahawks defense is coming off an overtime win over San Francisco where it turned in 5-sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles…

Seattle and Philadelphia kick off Sunday at 10am on FOX.

Thanks Eric.

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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.