Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying possible victims and/or witnesses in Saturday's luring case. Daniel I. Moreinis, 44, transient from Colorado, was arrested on probable cause for Luring and Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree, after approaching a young girl in the area of Alder and 1st Avenue around 11:10 a.m.
The victim, believed to be a young girl, aged 6-9, has not been identified at this time. Witnesses stated the victim expressed fear when contacted by the suspect and ran away. Moreinis was identified as the suspect by witnesses and taken into custody a short time later.
At the time of his arrest, Moreinis was found to be in possession of a small plastic toy gun and plastic police badge. His bail was set at $100,000 during his initial court appearance this morning.
Anyone with information regarding this case, or who can identify the victim, is requested to contact Detective Marcus Goodwater at or.
For more information, please contact Tim Bennett, Public Information Officer at the Walla Walla Police Department at.
Isaacs Avenue Corridor Project – Rose Street to Wilbur Avenue
The Isaacs Avenue project is just getting underway. The first step in the design process will be an evaluation of traffic and safety. This multi-year project is estimated to cost over $15,000,000 and is tentatively scheduled for construction beginning in 2017. Traffic counts were completed in December to measure the existing traffic volumes and turning movements. This information will be used to prepare a traffic analysis.
Over the next few months, the City will be working with key stakeholders along the project to analyze traffic patterns and safety for all modes of travel to develop alternatives that best meet the identified current and future transportation needs of the corridor. Public open houses will be scheduled to present these findings and solicit input from the public.
For additional information, please contact the Engineering Division at.
The Sudbury Landfill will implement "Winter Hours" for its operations beginning November 3, 2014. The new operating hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting Monday, November 3, 2014, through Saturday, February 28, 2015. Regular operating hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. will resume on Monday, March 2, 2015 and run until November. The Landfill will continue to be open Monday through Saturday year round.
The switch to Winter Hours will coincide with the end of Daylight Savings Time and shorter daylight hours. The combination of darkness and inclement weather can pose a safety risk for both customers and staff.
"Safety is our number one concern for both customers and staff at the Sudbury Landfill. We feel switching to Winter Hours will help us maintain that focus while having minimal impact on the customers' ability to use the facility during the winter months based on feedback from the public," said Damon Taam, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Walla Walla.
The idea of Winter Hours was introduced in a survey of customers in the fall of 2013; 90% of respondents indicated that switching to a Winter Hours schedule was acceptable. The survey results also showed that reported usage of the landfill decreases dramatically during the winter months and a subsequent analysis of annual customer transactions confirmed that usage drops by nearly 60% during the winter months and particularly so after 4:00 p.m.
More information on the Sudbury Landfill can be found at www.wallawallawa.gov/depts/publicworks/solidwaste.