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03/06 Thursday KOZI News Bites 3/6/2014

 

HUMAN BONES DISCOVERED NEAR CRESCENT BAR

A Washington State Anthropologist will take a look at human bones found along the Columbia River in an area uncovered by the drawdown of nearby Wanapum Dam.

Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison said Wednesday he's turning the case over to the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation after determining the bones were very old.

Anthropologist Guy Tasa says he'll first determine whether the bones are Native American. If so, he'll contact area tribes about disposing of them. If not, he'll work with the Grant County Public Utility District.

PUD officials lowered the water level in the reservoir behind the central Washington dam to take pressure off a crack in a spillway pillar. Many upstream areas that are typically underwater are now exposed. The bones were found Tuesday.

 


 

OKANOGAN COUNTY MAN TRACED TO BURGLARY

The Okanogan County sheriff's office says a man accused of a break-in at the Okanogan, Eagles Lodge was arrested after deputies checked where his ankle monitor had been.

Deputies who responded Tuesday to a burglary call at the lodge found a phone line cut, a back door pried open and $2,000 missing from a safe.

After watching surveillance video of two intruders coming and going several times early that morning, deputies focused on a young man who had been arrested after a 2012 lodge break-in.

The sheriff's office says deputies thought the man was jailed on unrelated matters but learned he had been released — with an ankle monitor.

A check of the monitor's history showed it had been in the Eagles Lodge at the same time as the break-in. Deputies arrested 22-year-old Kyle Snyder of Omak for investigation of burglary, theft and malicious mischief.

Sheriff Frank Rogers says additional arrests are expected.



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