Sirens & Gavels archive for June 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010



Vote gives SPD ombudsman more power

Almost a year after he was hired, Spokane’s police ombudsman on Monday was granted the power to investigate cases of officer misconduct. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously to increase the ombudsman’s authority after the third hearing on the topic in two months. Kiondra Bullock,...

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Mont. man arraigned in Grant Co. murder

(AP) A 29-year-old Montana man accused of fatally shooting a Grant County man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. David Emerson Nickels appeared in Grant County Superior Court on Tuesday and remains jailed on $5 million bail. He was arrested in Helena last week...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010

Felon admits to bilking DSHS of $96,000

A man admitted today to defrauding the state Department of Health and Social Services of nearly $100,000. Robert J. Childress, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree theft and one count of second-degree theft. Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno approved a plea deal that...

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Judge defends his Amanda Knox support

SEATTLE (AP) -- A King County judge accused of using the power of his office to lobby for convicted killer Amanda Knox says his statements to Italian authorities on her behalf were appropriate.Judge Michael Heavey filed his response with the Judicial Conduct Commission, which posted...

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Off-duty cop helped catch Hoopfest suspects

An off-duty Spokane police detective witnessed the Hoopfest shooting Saturday and helped investigators identify the suspects. Suspected gunman Miguel C. Garcia, 19, is to appear in Spokane County District Court today on assault charges. He remains in jail with 19-year-old Adam Doe, who’s accused of...

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Men admit to kidnapping, assaulting burglar

Two men who kidnapped and assaulted a burglary suspect will serve time for the crime. Jesse T.R. Bushnell, 19, (right) was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty Friday to second-degree kidnapping and second-degree attempted assault. Chaz P. Crow , 21, was sentenced...

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MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010



Shooting suspect charged in Oct. stabbing 

UPDATE: Court appearances were moved to Tuesday in District Court. A suspect arrested in shooting at Hoopfest on Saturday already is charged in a gang-related stabbing outside a downtown Spokane night club last fall. Adam Doe, 19, is due in Superior Court this afternoon on...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010

Deputies get quota for Hoopfest DUI patrols 

Spokane County sheriff's deputies have been asked to contact at least three motorists per hour this weekend as part of extra impaired driving patrols.The emphasis is part of a Hoopfest patrol effort that began Friday and includes aircraft.A Washington State Patrol Cessna plane will be...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010


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