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Sheriff's Department makes heroin bust


The past week has kept Goldendale Police and Klickitat County Sheriff’s Deputies busy. On May 5, Deputy Jim Leininger was in the right place at the right time. Leininger was aware of a motorcycle reported stolen on May 3. As he was driving on Snowden Road, a motorcycle matching the description rode by Leininger. The motorcycle was able to evade Leininger, but when he and other deputies searched around several residences in the area, they found the motorcycle under a tarp in a driveway. Leininger arrested Trevor Milton, 24 of Underwood, for possession of the stolen motorcycle.

Also on May 5, Deputy Ross Guiney was able to locate a suspicious vehicle in the orchards off of Garden Lane in Dallesport. The Sheriff’s Office had been getting complaints of suspicious vehicles in the area.  While making contact Deputy Guiney was able to see the suspect drop something on the ground and attempt to cover it up. Guiney searched the location and found a syringe that he suspected contained heroin. Guiney arrested Trey Kitchen, 21 of Dallesport for possession of heroin. A vehicle was confiscated and searched, producing more suspected heroin.

On May 4, residents and passers-by on Pipeline Road near Glover Street in Goldendale, were accosted by a shirtless man who was yelling obscenities and throwing objects at passing motorists. Police officers Jay Hunziker and Stan Berkshire arrested Ronnie Dunlap, 36 for suspicion on disorderly conduct. The report says that Dunlap admitted the action and that all the people were devil worshipers and he wasn’t going to take it anymore.

Also on May 4, a hit and run accident occurred at the intersection of South Klickitat and West Broadway. The incident occurred shortly after the Dunlap incident. Officers Berkshire and Hunziker located a female minor at Cottonwood Park who admitted she had struck another vehicle and left the scene. No serious injuries were noted in the report and she was cited for hit and run.

A homeless woman was taken into custody shortly after midnight on May 11 after she entered an unoccupied home on North King Street. A neighbor reported seeing the woman enter the home. Officers Kevin Dyment and Mike Smith found Amber Delaney in an upstairs room. Delaney said she was homeless and looking for somewhere warm to stay. She indicated she was 7 months pregnant.


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