NCWLIFE Evening News September 16, 2019


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, Wenatchee police say a driver was impaired and speeding when he crashed into a truck trailer Sunday morning near Walla Walla Point Park. A longtime nurse in an East Wenatchee adult family home had her license suspended indefinitely last week after serious violations, and, A 52-year-old guest at the Moonlight Motor Lodge in Wenatchee was arrested Friday night after allegedly threatening another guest with a knife.   

But first, we begin tonight. . .

After a high-speed chase through the Wenatchee Valley Mall parking lot Saturday night, an East Wenatchee man ran his vehicle into a tree and had to be tased before being taken into custody.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said deputies first spotted 22-year-old Jeffrey J. Tie-Quee-En-Co (Tyquiengco) about 11:17 p.m. revving his engine and squealing his tires in the mall parking lot before speeding through the lot at speeds up to 60 miles per hour.

With deputies in pursuit, Tie-Quee-En-Co reportedly crashed into a tree on nearby French Avenue. The sheriff’s office said he was trying to drive off again when they tased him. He was arrested on multiple charges, including attempting to elude a police officer, drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest.

Wenatchee police say a driver was impaired and speeding when he crashed into a truck trailer Sunday morning near Walla Walla Point Park. Captain Brian Chance says the crash happened around 8:45 am in the 13-hundred block of Walla Walla Avenue. . .

Chance says the driver, 27-year old Cody Simmons of East Wenatchee and his passenger, 27 year old Marlon Majano of Cashmere, had to be extricated from the vehicle. They were both transported to Confluence Health with serious injuries. Captain Chance says Simmons faces charges of Driving under the influence and vehicle assault. The truck driver was not injured.

A longtime nurse in an East Wenatchee adult family home had her license suspended indefinitely last week, for tying an elderly patient down while eating and using the toilet. The state Department of Health says Dorene Filion, a registered nurse since 1977, used a bedsheet to tie a 94-year-old dementia patient to the toilet, and used an apron to tie the patient to her chair during mealtimes. Filion is no longer allowed to work as a nurse, or have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.

A 52-year-old guest at the Moonlight Motor Lodge in Wenatchee was arrested Friday night after allegedly threatening another guest with a knife. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said Erik S. Baldwin was approached by another guest about 8 p.m. at the motel off Highway 97 when for some reason he became angry.

Chief Jason Reinfeld said the victim, a 39-year-old Texas man, had met Baldwin earlier and was asking him about the whereabouts of another guest. For some reason, that set Baldwin off and he grabbed a kitchen knife and chased him to the motel office. After police were called, Baldwin fled and a police dog was called in to help with the search. Eventually, Baldwin was found hiding in the back seat of his vehicle. He was arrested for second degree assault and harassment, threats to kill.

Coming up next, Governor Jay Inslee was in Cashmere today taking a look at new development at the old Mill site. The city of Chelan will hold a town hall meeting to hear from the public about its overall plan to protect and improve lake access, and, Speaking of Chelan, you will soon be able to get a ride almost anywhere in the city for only $1 dollar. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

Governor Jay Inslee helped cut the ribbon Monday on the new Cashmere Mill District Business Park, welcoming two manufacturers to the area. Fruit label maker Hurst International and liquor-maker Blue Spirits Lake Chelan are the tenants. The complex is located on an old lumber site that required $6.6 million dollars’ worth of toxic waste cleanup before it could be redeveloped. Inslee says agriculture and innovation go hand in hand to drive the state’s economic growth. . .

Inslee is running for governor again after his presidential bid came to an end last month. A handful of campaigners for a Republican opponent, Police Chief Loren Culp, were on hand to stump for their candidate. NCWLIFE reporter Jefferson Robbins touched base with the Governor about Washington economics and the perils of running for President. Look for that interview in tomorrow night’s newscast.

The city of Chelan, fresh off a vote to purchase 9.8 acres of lakefront property, will hold a town hall to hear from the public about its overall plan to protect and improve lake access.

The October 9th town hall will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an open house at the senior center, followed by a presentation at 6:00 by city consultant J.A. Brennan and Associates.

Last week, the City Council voted to move forward with buying almost 10 acres of lakefront property on Spader Bay for $400,000. At the meeting, most public comment was in opposition to the purchase.

Speaking of Chelan, you will soon be able to get a ride almost anywhere in Chelan for $1 dollar. Link Transit is testing a mobile dial-a-ride program, called DART, starting October 7th.

The service area stretches from Highway 97A and South Lake Shore Drive (Pat and Mike’s), past Walmart to Willmorth Drive. And north to the Lake Chelan Golf Course area. Rides are scheduled through an app with the ability to book a ride. It will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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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In tonight’s feature story,Eighth District Congresswoman Kim Schrier held an easygoing town hall Saturday in East Wenatchee. The freshman Democrat, less than halfway through her first term, has already held 18 such community meetings throughout the district, which stretches from Auburn and Issaquah to Ellensburg and the Wenatchee Valley. NCWLIFE’s Jefferson Robbins was there and has more. . .

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.

Russell Wilson threw for 300 yards and 3-touchdowns to lead Seattle to a 28-26 road win at Pittsburgh Sunday…

For Coach Pete Carroll, it was a milestone achievement on a very special day.  Russell Wilson made the announcement in the locker room after the game…

Wilson completed 29 of his 35 passes for 300-yards with two touchdowns to Will Dissly and another to D.K. Metcalf.  Rashaad Penny scored Seattle’s other touchdown on the ground as the Seahawks improved to 2-and-oh on the season and return home to host New Orleans Sunday at 1:25.

Going back to the college football weekend…

Jacob Eason threw for three touchdowns and Richard Newton rushed for three more as #24 Washington had no trouble with Hawaii, winning 52-20.

Eastern jumped out to a 28-7 1st quarter lead, but Jacksonville State came all the way back to beat the Eagles 49-45.

Visiting Ferris State rolled up 627 yards of offense and crushed Central Washington 62-28.

On Friday, Washington State’s Anthony Gordon threw three touchdowns passes and Brandon Carconado had 9-receptions for 115-yards as the Cougars topped Houston 31-28.

Also on Friday on the Les Schwab Prep Football Scoreboard…

Eastmont had little trouble with Pasco, beating the Bulldogs 50-to-26.  Wenatchee also defended its home field Friday, topping Lewiston 56-21.  Moses Lake fell at Mt. Spokane 34-13.  Cashmere traveled west and beat Sultan 42-7.  Cascade won a close one with Ephrata 10-7.  Chelan had no trouble with Warden, winning 49-20.  Quincy got the better of Brewster 35-25.  And Tonasket topped Manson 38-13.

In girls soccer on Saturday…

Eastmont traveled to Hazen and came away with a 2-all tie.  Wenatchee topped Ingraham 2-to-1.  The Chiefs fell to Post Falls 2-1.  Cascade was blanked on the road at Seattle Academy 2-nil.  And Cashmere continues scoring a ton of goals this season, downing Prosser 6-nil.

The Wenatchee Wild went 1-and-1 over the weekend against the Vernon Vipers…

On Friday, Jack Bayless and Brian Adams each found the back of the net in Wenatchee’s 2-1 win over the Vipers.  Daniel Chenard turned away 27-of-28 shots as the Wild improved to 3-and-oh on the season.

Saturday’s was a back-and-forth contest with Quinn Emerson giving Wenatchee the lead over half-way into the second period.  The Vipers came back with a goal to end the 2nd and another to start the 3rd to take a 2-1 lead.  But Wenatchee quickly countered on Bayless’s second goal of the weekend. 

The teams would play to a 2-2 tie in regulation and through one overtime before Vernon would win in it a shootout 3-2.

The Wild continue their homestand Friday against Trail and Saturday against Merritt at the Town Toyota Center.

The Mariners earned a walk-off walk win over the Chicago White Sox Sunday at T-Mobile Park 11-to-10…

Tom Murphy concluded the high-scoring affair with a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 9th to give Seattle two out of three wins in the weekend series.

The Mariners squandered an early 5-nothing lead by allowing 8-runs in the 5th.  But Kyle Lewis hit a 3-run home run in a 5-run rally in the 8th to tie the game at 10.

Seattle’s off until tomorrow when it begins an interleague series at Pittsburgh at 4:05.

On the Les Schwab American League West scoreboard on Sunday…

Josh Reddick went 5-for-5 with 3-RBI’s to lead Houston past Kansas City 12-3.

Marcus Simien and Matt Chapman homered to lead Oakland past Texas 6-to-1.

Albert Pujols hit a three run home run and stole a base to help the Angels top the Rays 6-4.

Thanks Eric.

Wenatchee seems to be a pit stop for many icons and celebrities over the years and this weekend was no exception. The one and only Danny Bonaduce of the 70’s hit t.v. show the Partridge Family paid a visit to our very own Wenatchee Antique Mall where he found something he really liked. . .

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 And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you.  You can send us an email at, 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.