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Accused robbers due in court today

A man and a woman arrested after homeowner reported fighting with one during a burglary early Sunday are due in Spokane County Superior Court today.

Cody J. Wolk, 24, and Peta N. Schimanski, 24, are to appear in court via video feed from the Spokane County Jail, where they're booked on charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.

Officers answered a report of a burglary in the 1100 block of East Nora Avenue about 2 a.m. and "confirmed a handgun was involved," according to a news release.

Police arrested Wolk and Schimanski at 922 E. Ermina Ave., about 6:30 a.m. after a SWAT-team standoff.

Also due in court is Aleksey Y. Solodyankin, 30, a suspect in two smash-and-grab burglaries last month. He and Yan G. Yefremov are accused of targeting Pawn One, 3705 N. Market, and Pounders Jewelry, 3131 N. Division Ave., on Dec. 7 with vehicles stolen earlier that day from Spokane Community College.

Yefremov, whose prior convictions include theft and burglar, was arrested Dec. 9 after sheriff's deputies found him with the third stolen vehicle, a 2001 Lexus, in the Motel 6 parking lot near Interstate 90 and Argonne, police said. He is out of jail on $50,000 bond, according to court records.

Solodyankin is to appear today on charges of first-degree vehicle prowling, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and attempted to allude police.


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