Soap Lake Woman Dies in House Fire

Press release provided by Grant County Sheriff’s Office. A woman died early this morning in a house fire near Soap Lake. Emergency responders were called about 12:20 a.m. to 4777 Road 19-Northeast for a house fire. One of the occupants, Samuel E. Engelhardt, was outside chopping wood when he noticed…



Grant County Sheriff Unveils Policy on Initiative 1639 Enforcement

Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones released a statement Monday explaining that he is instructing his deputies not to enforce Initiative 1639 while it remains challenged in the courts. Jones spoke to News Radio 560 KPQ about an hour after the release of his statement. “There are laws all over the…


Two Arrested, Stolen Gun Recovered in Moses Lake Traffic Stop

Moses Lake, WA – Two Moses Lake men were arrested and a stolen pistol was recovered during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon. A deputy saw a car fail to signal for a turn at Loring Drive Northeast and Patton Boulevard Northeast around 12:30 p.m. The deputy followed the car north on…


Grant County K9 Officer Edo Catches Teens

K9 Edo put an end to a pursuit in Desert Aire overnight by catching two of three juveniles who took vehicle without permission. Deputy Tyson Voss and his partner Edo were sitting near the Desert Aire fire station about 1:20 this morning when they saw a vehicle run a stop…


Grant County Roads Get a Little Safer After Traffic Safety Grant

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a substantial grant by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to build a 3-man “Traffic Safety Team”. Deputy Kyle Foreman said the team is already well on its way to being ready for the…


Grant County Sheriff Appoints Chief Deputy Rectenwald As New Undersheriff

Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones has appointed a new Undersheriff after the retirement of Dave Ponozzo this week. Jones says Undersheriff Ponozzo meant a lot to the community. “He really represented the position well, as well as the Sheriff’s Office and the community at large. So he’s definitely going to…



Icy Conditions Cause Two Fatal Accidents In Grant County

Icy roads are to blame for two separate fatal crashes on Grant County roads over the holiday weekend Deputy Kyle Foreman said, in the first collision, a family driving westbound on White Trail Road near Quincy lost control, overturning the vehicle. The vehicle then crashed into an irrigation canal, killing…


Grant County Deputies Investigating Roadside Memorial Damage

Deputies from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a report of damage to a roadside memorial which marks the site of a 2016 collision that claimed the life of a Moses Lake man. A citizen on Friday witnessed a front-end loader drive down a canal road to a roadside…