Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

April 8

Waterville, burglary: 10 block of Road 2 N.E., someone forced entry through a door to get into a shop during the night and stole a container filled with about one gallon of gas.

Rock Island, trespass: 4400 block of Rock Island Road, a group of individuals was reported riding dirt bikes near a gravel pit that was marked with a “No Trespassing” sign. The deputy contacted a group of bikers who said that they hadn’t seen the sign. One of the bikers was found to have three confirmed warrants and was arrested on the warrants. The other bikers were given a warning not to ride on private property.

Orondo, drugs: Orondo Market Place, a deputy on routine patrol spotted a Jeep at the gas pumps. He ran the license plate and found the plates belonged to a Saturn. The deputy contacted the driver and asked him his name. There was no record on file of the name given. The person told the deputy he got the Jeep from a friend but could not remember his name. The person also could not recall his own address. A RiverCom dispatcher was able to cross check the switched license plate with a person who had the same date of birth as the suspect. The suspect was finally identified by an alias he used. It was also found he had a felony warrant for his arrest for possession of methamphetamine. A search of the suspect’s clothing uncovered three bindles of methamphetamine. Felipe L. Lopez-Mejia, 52, of Orondo, was arrested without incident or injury and was booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center for the warrant, possession of methamphetamine, making false statements and no valid operator’s license.

April 9

Bridgeport, warrant: 1000 block of Columbia Avenue, a deputy on routine patrol recognized a person with an outstanding arrest warrant standing in a backyard. After the suspect went in the house, another deputy was called to watch a second exit. The suspect, Omar Medina-Hermengildo, 24, of Bridgeport, was arrested without injury or incident and transported to the Okanogan County Jail.

April 10

Bridgeport, burglary: 2200 block of Columbia Blvd., a door of a vacant residence was kicked open and the residence entered sometime during the previous week. Nothing was known to be stolen.

Waterville, littering: Road 2 N.W. and Deer Creek Drive, someone dumped plastic bags filled with organic matter. There was nothing in the bags that could identify the person who had dumped them. Douglas County Solid Waste was contacted to remove the bags.

Bridgeport Bar, warrant: 200 block of Arden Avenue, an anonymous citizen reported a person with a known warrant was hiding in a house on Bridgeport Bar with permission of the owner. The reporting party was able to give a description of the residence. A deputy went to the house and contacted the owner. At first she denied the wanted person was at the house. Later she brought him to the door and he was arrested without injury or incident. The suspect was identified as Alberto Lopez Flores, 37, of Bridgeport. He was booked into the Okanogan Jail on a felony warrant for escape from community custody.

Waterville, harass/threat: there was a report of harassing messages being received by a known person. The reporting party did not want to press charges but wanted the incident documented.

Rock Island, harass/threat: a middle school student reported receiving a message from another student that threatened some of her friends. The student was asked to report the incident to school officials.

April 11

Rock Island, malicious mischief: S.E. Vantage Drive and Rock Island Road, someone broke out the front and back windows of an excavator on April 5. There is no suspect information.

Rock Island, littering: 5500 block of Rock Island Road, someone dumped burned semi tires and wood on a property. A battery valued at $60 was also missing from a riding mower. There are no suspects.

April 12

Bridgeport, animal problem: 800 block of Fairview Avenue, a bull terrier attacked two cats in the neighborhood, severely injuring one of them. The dog was impounded and the case was turned over to animal control.