Sirens & Gavels archive for July 2012

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012




Exercising man loses BMW, gun, wallet

A car was recovered minutes after it was stolenin north Spokane recently when the alleged thief’s friend turned him in. The 73-year-old owner, Robert B. Renz, parked his 2006 BMW at 8121 N. Division St. before exercising at the North Park Athletic Club on Friday....

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Thief strikes children's music nonprofit

Someone stole about $5,000 in equipment from a downtown cafe and concert house last weekend. A thief or thieves climbed in an open but barred window in the back courtyard the Village Cafe and Concert House., 171 S. Washington St., and stole recording equipment, guitars,...

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MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

Woman sentenced for fatal hit and run 

A 21-year-old woman who drove away after fatally striking a Spokane pedestrian earlier this year has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Hannah K. Hahn is to serve 31 months behind bars with credit for 180 days already served. She pleaded guilty Friday...

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Accused killer attacks cellmate at jail 

A mentally ill man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend choked his cellmate unconscious at the Spokane County Jail Friday, police say. Robbie W. Bishop. 22, faces a second-degree assault charge for attacking Terry Ingram, Jr., 33, who is in jail on a $1,000 District...

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Man gets 15 years for child sex abuse 

A Wenatchee man who sexually abused a 6-year-old girl and broadcasted it live on the Internet has been sentenced in Spokane to 15 years in federal prison. Scott J. Martin, 49, abused the girl at the direction of Christian Webb, a former Minot, North Dakota,...

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SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

Man arrested for unreported robbery

Another suspect in a home-invasion robbery has been arrested after his alleged accomplice told police about a crime that hadn't been reported. Travis Heath Bertholf, 40, is accused of robbing an apartment in the 2500 block of East Hartson Avenue with David Fredrick Smith sometime...

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The body of Dustin Gilman is placed in the medical examiner’s van after it was discovered on property along the Little Spokane River on Monday. (Colin Mulvany)

Cop honored for tracking triple killer

The body of Dustin Gilman is placed in the medical examiner’s van after it was discovered on property along the Little Spokane River on Feb. 13. A Spokane police officer who worked to track Gilman will be honored with the Chief's Citation Award. (SRphoto/Colin Mulvany)...

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Man charged for refusing to leave NC jail

WENTWORTH, N.C. (AP) — A man who'd just been released from jail in northern North Carolina was arrested again for refusing to leave the jail after authorities wouldn't give him a ride to a motel. The News & Record of Greensboro reports (http://bit.ly/OZm7NK) that 37-year-old...

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From left facing camera, Spokane Police Chief candidates, George Markert, Daniel Mahoney and Frank Straub, visit with Spokane Mayor David Condon, left, and police historian, Susan S. Walker, during a meet-and-greet Wednesday in City Hall's Chase Gallery. (Dan Pelle)

3 police chief candidates visit Spokane

From left facing camera, Spokane police chief candidates, George Markert, Daniel Mahoney and Frank Straub, visit with Spokane Mayor David Condon, left, and police historian, Susan S. Walker, during a meet-and-greet Wednesday in City Hall’s Chase Gallery. (SRphoto/Dan Pelle) Three men vying to be the...

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THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012



Man jumps fences but still can't escape

A man wanted on a Washington Department of Corrections warrant jumped over fences and made it through six yards before police caught up to him Tuesday. Colton P. Kilgallen, 21, told Deputy Damon Powers he was "just being stupid" and apologized for running after Powers...

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Jury convicts father of severe abuse

A Spokane father has been convicted of severely abusing his infant daughter. Tyler L. Jamison, 20, has been in the Spokane County Jail since April 2010, when his 2-month-old daughter, SkyeLynn suffered what Spokane police initially feared would be fatal injuries but has since been...

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Cop whose daughter shot self suspended

The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will be suspended for three weeks wihout pay following an internal investigation. Officer Barry O’Connell failed to comply with department policy requiring officers to secure their duty...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012

Vegas woman accused in OxyContin ring 

A Las Vegas woman and her father are accused of helping distribute large amounts of OxyContin that included sales tracked in Eastern Washington. Tiffany Diane Frehner, 31, and John Lawrence Frehner, 57, are charged in connection with a federal complaint filed in January against Frehner's...

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Where's the heroin? Oops. Wrong house. 

Two suspected serial robbers apparently picked the wrong target back in late May, Spokane police say. Flint Fire Herrmann, 35, and David Fredrick Smith, 41, are charged with first-degree robbery for an invasion May 29 at a home in the 1900 block of West 26th...

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