Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Feb. 15

Waterville, warrant: Highway 173, Milepost 2, a sheriff’s deputy was on routine patrol when he stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver Ivan Sanchez, 34, of Bridgeport, was found to have a warrant for residential burglary. He was arrested and transported to the Okanogan County Jail without incident.

Feb. 16

Rock Island, suspicious: 10 block of N. Garden Avenue, a man came to a door of a house and beat on it loudly before leaving.

Bridgeport, suspicious: 2400 block of Foster Creek Avenue, a white Mongoose Rebel bicycle was found and placed in evidence. The bicycle was not listed as stolen.

Bridgeport, littering: 10 block of Columbia Avenue, a sheriff’s deputy contacted a man who had thrown a cigarette butt on the ground. The man did not have any identification on him. The deputy later discovered that there was a warrant out for the man’s arrest. Several days later, the deputy found him and arrested him on the warrant. He also gave the man a citation for obstructing a law enforcement officer since he had lied about his name in the initial encounter.

Feb. 17

Bridgeport, trespass: 1200 block of Fairview Avenue, there was a report that several people had been using the laundry room of an apartment building for shelter. Sheriff’s deputies found a ladder leading to an overhead crawl space where they could hear talking. They ordered the persons out, and after a brief time they complied. They were not tenants and did not have permission to be on the property. Antonio Insante, 31, of Brewster, and Erin Phillips, 21, of Tonasket, were arrested for trespassing, but were released at the scene with criminal citations.

Waterville, malicious mischief: 300 block of W. Walnut Street, three tires of a Nissan Pathfinder were slashed overnight. There are no suspects.

Feb. 18

Bridgeport, weapons violation: 900 block of Columbia Avenue, several people reported hearing shots in the area. A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy and a Brewster police officer who had come to investigate saw a car driving erratically. They stopped the car and noticed a 9mm pistol beside the driver. The slide was locked back and the magazine was empty. The serial number had been altered. The driver was placed under arrest and a second empty magazine was found in his coat pocket. The suspect said the gun was not his but could not recall the name of the owner. The subject was also found to be DUI. Francisco Lorenzano-Basurto, 29, of Bridgeport, was arrested and booked at the Okanogan County Jail for DUI. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor for consideration of weapons charges.

Orondo, fraud/forgery: 10 block of Van Winkle Road, the reporting party said that he or she was contacted by an unknown person who pretended to be with Apple Inc. and requested that he or she purchase $2,500 in gift cards. The reporting party purchased the cards but never received them.

Bridgeport, warrant: 700 block of Fairview Avenue, Douglas County sheriff’s deputies went to a residence to search for a wanted person. A woman at the residence stated she had not seen the person in hours, but when a deputy called out his name, he appeared from a back room. Derrick Charley, 24, of Omak, was arrested without incident for a Department of Corrections warrant for escape from community custody. He was transported to the Okanogan County Jail and booked on the warrant.

Feb. 21

Rock Island, burglary: Rock Island Road and Highway 28, someone used a pry bar to gain entry to a steel building during the night. Tools worth approximately $6,021 were taken from the building. A surveillance camera captured footage of two men and one woman committing the burglary, but the quality of the footage was not good enough to identify the subjects.

Bridgeport Bar, harass/threat: 10 block of Chambers Road, an orchard worker saw a car parked on orchard property with a sleeping occupant inside. He woke up the occupant and asked him to move the car. The person followed after him in the car, honked at him and called him names. The sheriff’s deputy was not able to locate this person.

Bridgeport, harass/threat: Chief Joseph Substation, one worker at the dam made a death threat against another worker. The dam decided to handle the matter internally.

Bridgeport, trespass: 1200 block of Fairview Avenue, a vehicle was parked on private property next to a large “No Trespassing” sign. The sheriff’s deputy found the vehicle owner and issued him a citation for trespassing in the second degree.