Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

March 10

Rock Island, drugs: a deputy was on routine patrol when he observed a vehicle parked at the end of a dead end road. He approached a man and a woman inside the vehicle. He could smell a strong odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. He also noticed what appeared to be a marijuana pipe and a lighter in the woman’s hand. He told the occupants that it is illegal to use marijuana in public. He asked the woman for her identification. She said that she had none, but told him a name. The deputy also noted she was making attempts to hide her face. The deputy went back to his car and searched the name given by the female. Her photo appeared on his patrol car computer and he could see the woman in the car was not the person she claimed to be. He went back to the car, told the woman he had reason to believe she had lied to him, and asked her to step out of the vehicle. She refused. He told her several times to exit the vehicle, but she continued to refuse. The deputy attempted to pull her from the car by her wrist. She pulled away and began to resist, hitting the deputy several times in the chest. He finally pulled her from the vehicle and, after some continued struggle, was able to handcuff her. Further investigation identified the suspect as Alex Zufall, 23, of East Wenatchee. The deputy also discovered a white crystalline substance he suspected to be methamphetamine and items which appeared to be drug paraphernalia in the suspect’s purse. Finally, the deputy learned the woman had a misdemeanor warrant for her arrest. There were no injuries in the altercation and the suspect was transported to the Chelan County Regional Justice Center without further incident. She was booked for the warrant, possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, and giving false information to a law enforcement officer.

Bridgeport Bar, animal problem: Mini Farm Lane and Highway 173, there was a report of a horse that was not being properly cared for. The case was turned over to the Humane Society.

March 12

Orondo, burglary: 10 block of Bundy Place, someone forced open the door of a home under construction and took a television set worth $500 that was still in its box. There is no suspect information.

Waterville, theft: 900 block of Road 6 N.W., someone stole copper wire off a gravel crusher. The owner reported that it would cost $10,000 to repair the gravel crusher.

Bridgeport, suspicious: 1100 block of Highland Orchard Road, someone found a driveway gate open. No one was home at the residence and no action could be taken.

March 13

Rock Island, harass/threat: a person received threatening messages with disturbing photos attached to them. The deputy was not able to contact the person who had sent the messages.

March 14

Bridgeport, animal problem: 800 block of Columbia Avenue, a pit bull was found within city limits, which is against city ordinance. The owner was told that he would have to take the dog out of the city.