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Newly-installed East Wenatchee Police Chief Rick Johnson talks with KOHO Morning Show host Chris Hansen about his first seven weeks on the job and numerous policies issues facing the city, including the consistency of citizen complaints about large trucks using restricted roadways within city limits.


  1. Debbie Yonaka on July 14, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Welcome Chief Johnson! I have high hopes for positive change. I retired as adult probation director 5 years ago after 42 years. EWPD has not had a great rep…hopefully you can change that!

    In re big rigs on City Streets, I live in N Kentucky. LOTS of semis driving WAY too fast and tearing ip the roads. Not to mention being used as a high speed code run by police cars…

    Anyway hope some of us citizens get an opportunity to meet you!

  2. Tim Detering on July 14, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    While I welcome having a new Chief, I’m disappointed and disgusted that on his first day on the job he put Asst. Chief Coble on administrative leave and ultimately fired him without just cause or due process. This is once again nothing more than political payback by Mayor Crawford for the support several of the East Wenatchee police officers gave her during the campaign. Asst. Chief Coble eagerly served East Wenatchee for many years and deserved better than to be political currency. I only hope both Chief Johnson and Mayor Crawford have better ethics to show in the future than what has been exhibited so far.

  3. Big rig on July 15, 2020 at 6:19 am

    we have the right to be on these road ways we pay way more road taxes the all of you people. And I have been on n Kentucky many times and I think that most all the big trucks on that road are driving safely. My apinon is that you people are just like blm you are not happy unless you have something to complain about. So with that being said my question is what is the city doing with all the taxes money that is supposed to be for raod repair that all the trucks have been paying. That is what you should be asking…

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