CHENEY: Bird runs afoul of local police

A complaint of a “chicken at large” brought authorities to a home in the 500 block of N. Marshall on Sunday evening, Aug 27.

Police chief Ken Winter said the incident started as a notice on Facebook. The chief was then notified, and an office was sent to the scene.

“It ended up in a backyard. We have no idea who it belonged to,” Winter said. “We don’t have any idea if it was in town looking for trouble.”

It’s not known if the bird was from in town or came from a nearby home or farm. Live chickens and roosters are prohibited in the Cheney city limits.

The feathered suspect flew the coop, so to speak, escaping before the officer could apprehend it.

“It’s still at large, as far as we know,” Winter said on Tuesday.