News / Events
Jan 25 - Wineries Targeted in Fraud Scheme
WWPD Press Release: The Walla Walla Police Dept has received several reports from local wineries indicating that they have been targeted in suspected fraud scams. The suspect has contacted them by phone and/or email and requested the purchase of wine in large volumes. They were then mailed a check for the purchase amount. In both cases the checks were fraudulent, and no wine was shipped to the suspect. The suspect advised that he could have the wine picked up if needed. Both wineries did the right thing and reported this to the Police.
The Police advise everyone to verify all purchase requests before shipping or releasing products to anyone. This is a reminder to anyone conducting any type of buying or selling. Checks obtained can often be fraudulent and later be found to contain insufficient funds even after clearing the first financial institution.
Jan 22 - Fatality Collision
WWPD Press Release: Officers responded to a Fatality Collision at 9th and Alder at 11:56 hrs, 1-22-2018. The collision involved one bicyclist, Ramiro Trevino, age 61 of Walla Walla that was transported by medics to St Mary Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. A Semi truck was northbound on 9th Ave driven by John Mehlschau, age 59, of Reno NV. Witnesses at the scene reported that the bicyclist had a green light as he proceeded westbound on Alder into the intersection. The investigation continues with assistance from the Washington State Patrol.
Jan 6 - Law Enforcement Citizen's Academy
A Citizen's Academy class is scheduled for February 28th - May 9th, 6:30 - 9:30 pm. This is an opportunity for local citizens to learn more about the men and women protecting our community. This free class also helps create a better communication between citizens and law enforcement. Regsiter via mail or online.