Sirens & Gavels archive for Dec. 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012

Karl Thompson Jr. arrives at the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse for his sentencing in the Otto Zehm case on Thursday in Spokane. (Colin Mulvany)

Thompson being held at Phoenix security facility 58 

Authorities have transferred 65-year-old Karl F. Thompson from the Federal Detention Center Sea-Tac in Seattle to a medium security facility in Arizona, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. Though he's listed as being located at the Federal Correctional Institution in Phoenix, Thompson's release...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012



Spokane's police chief - groom to be

Congratulations to Frank Straub and his fiancee. The couple's marriage license application was submitted to Spokane County Auditor's Office this week. Straub will soon be wed to Amber Myers. The couple moved to Spokane together earlier this year when Straub was hired as Spokane Police...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012


WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012



Couple arrested for Cusick home burglaries

Authorities arrested a couple last week for allegedly burglarizing eight homes near Usk, Wash., according to a Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office news release. Based on tips and evidence, deputies searched a home near the burglaries where a suspect, James L. Nenema, 25, lives. Not...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012



THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012


Reckless driver's car found on fire

Police attempted to pull over a reckless driver near Park and Trent late Tuesday night, but lost it after the driver ignored a stop light at the Havana Street and Mission Avenue intersection, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release. A car with...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012


Brandon Graham is a 23-year-old white male wanted for second-degree burglary.  He is 5-foot-4, 160 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes.  Graham’s last address given was in the 1000 block of E. Everett in Spokane.  His 11-year local criminal history includes a conviction for taking motor vehicle without owner’s permission.   (Crime Stoppers)

New Crime Stoppers fugitives

Authorities are offering rewards for information on these these five fugitives. Persons with information regarding their whereabouts should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash...

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Man pleads not guilty of animal cruelty 

A man suspected of stabbing his own dog at his northeast Spokane home Nov. 24, pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon during his Spokane County Superior Court arraignment. Nathan V. Meier, 22, remains in custody at Spokane County Jail with a $10,000 bond for first degree...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012


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