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Black Lagoon Tat Leads To Capture

Coeur d'Alene Police Department news release on capture of armed robbery suspect:

At 11:20 am today Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives acting on a tip responded to 724 N. 7th St and contacted a female known to be the girlfriend of robbery suspect Christopher Michael Hastings. His girlfriend, Brandy Thompson denied knowing Hastings real identity. While detectives were speaking to her they observed a male matching the description of Hastings step out of a bedroom in the residence. She told them that male’s name was Tim. Detectives spoke to the male and he denied being Christopher Hastings. Detectives had photos of a tattoo that Hastings has on his arm. They were able to pull that photo from past booking photos of Hastings. It is a large tattoo that is similar to the Creature of the Black Lagoon that covers his entire arm from the top of his bicep down to his elbow. They matched the photo with his arm and he finally confessed to being Hastings. More below.

Robbers Hit 2 Lake City Businesses

The suspect in the possible armed robbery is seen entering the Tesoro service station @ 23rd and Sherman Avenue shortly before midnight Monday. The suspect, wearing a white baseball cap under a black hoodie tied at the neck, also fits the description of the man who robbed Walgreen's on Appleway about 15 minutes later. (Photo: Coeur d'Alene Police Department)

Two Coeur d'Alene businesses were robbed late last night and early this morning by what appears to be the same gunman in a black hoodie. Tesoro service station. 2301 Sherman Ave., was robbed at 11:57 p.m. by a smallish man (described as 5-6, 150 pounds, with “very blue eyes”), according to Coeur d'Alene police reports. The man walked around the store until customers left before approaching the female clerk and displaying a gun in his waistband. He demanded and received money from the till before leaving on foot. About 15 minutes later, a man with two lip piercings who matched a similar description took cigarettes from Walgreens, 335 W. Appleway, after demanding money from the female clerk. Again, the man lifted his sweat shirt to show a handgun in his waistband. He took the cigarettes when the clerk said she was not able to give him money. The man appeared to leave in a dark-colored vehicle that was waiting for him outside. Full report here.

Question: Isolated incidents? Or is Coeur d'Alene becoming a more dangerous place?

Blue Cross Tentative On Walgreen’s

Blue Cross of Idaho members: Don’t go rushing to Walgreens pharmacies just yet. The nation’s largest drugstore chain and pharmacy-benefit management company Express Scripts have resolved a year-long battle over payment issues. But Idaho’s largest health insurer hasn’t yet decided whether it will once again cover prescriptions filled at Walgreens stores. Spokeswoman Karen Early said a big factor is whether Walgreens stores will start charging higher dispensing fees for Express Scripts prescriptions, which would eventually push up the cost of insurance plans. She said 97 percent of Blue Cross of Idaho members had a different pharmacy within a half-mile of their local Walgreens store during the dispute, which Walgreens and Express Scripts settled last week with a multiyear agreement/Audrey Dutton, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Are you insured by Blue Cross?

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Forgot Something?

Always nice to start the day with some dumb criminal news:

“A robber at a Hayden pharmacy Monday night got the controlled drug he asked for, and then left money on the counter to pay for it, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.

The man went to the prescription counter at Walgreens about 8:45 p.m. and asked the pharmacist for a drug.

When the man was told he needed a prescription, the man told the pharmacist he was robbing her, according to Lt. Stu Miller.

He was given the drug and left money on the counter before exiting the store. There was no mention of a weapon.” More.

Wonder if they’ll charge him with misdemeanor forgetfulness?

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