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Sirens & Gavels archive for March 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Fri., March 30, 2012, 5:37 p.m.

Child abuse suspect arrested in Texas

A 22-year-old Spokane man accused of assaulting his infant daughter was arrested this week in Texas. Joshua E. Gillis is awaiting extradition to Spokane on a $250,000 warrant for first-degree child abuse. Federal agents in Houston located him there at the request of Spokane police,...

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Fri., March 30, 2012, 2 p.m.

Woman arrested on 109 felonies released 

A Spokane County health care employee accused of stealing money from a 79-year-old woman was released from jail today after appearing in court on 109 felony charges. Deanna M. Purser, 50, was arrested Wednesday after a sheriff's investigation alleged she'd been making unauthorized purchases and...

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Fri., March 30, 2012, noon

Man who helped assault victim sought

Detectives are looking for a young man who helped a woman who was assaulted near East South Riverton Avenue and North Magnolia Street earlier this month. The man, described as in his late 20s to early 30s, helped the woman after she was knocked over...

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Fri., March 30, 2012, 10 a.m.

'American Pie' inspired teens' naked run

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Four Utah teens armed with a BB gun told deputies they were inspired by a scene from an "American Pie" movie when they went running naked through an Ogden-area neighborhood. Authorities said Wednesday the teens were spotted streaking in the residential...

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Fri., March 30, 2012, 8 a.m.

Torture dungeon trucker pleads guilty

By MICHAEL GRACZYK,Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas trucker who kept a torture dungeon in the cab of his long-haul rig has avoided the death penalty by accepting life prison sentences for murdering a hitchhiking couple two decades ago. Robert Ben Rhoades, who already...

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Fri., March 30, 2012, 6 a.m.

Louisville-UK rivalry sparks fight at clinic

By BRUCE SCHREINER,Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say the Kentucky-Louisville basketball rivalry boiled over at a Kentucky dialysis clinic when one patient punched another during an argument about the teams. Georgetown police Lt. Robert Swanigan says the altercation began Monday with a verbal...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Post Falls police released this photo and others Thursday of stolen property seized with a recent search warrant. (Post Falls Police Department)

Thu., March 29, 2012, 6:01 p.m.

Stolen property in Idaho - recognize it?

Theft and burglary victims in the Kootenai County area should check out photos of suspected stolen property seized by police recently. Post Falls police released photos of the items Thursday in hopes the owners will come forward. View all the photos here. Police seized the...

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Thu., March 29, 2012, 5:03 p.m.

Girl Scouts peeper now a sex offender

A man arrested after a woman saw him wearing a red g-string and no pants outside a Girl Scouts gathering will be released from jail but must register as a sex offender for 10 years. Martin J. Green, 29, pleaded guilty today to felony second-degree...

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Thu., March 29, 2012, 2:08 p.m.

Juvenile jail officer charged w/ assault

Spokane County juvenile detention corrections officer was jailed recently on suspicion of assaulting his wife. Darryl A. Robinson, 52, said Wednesday that he has a meeting scheduled with his supervisors to discuss his arrest. Robinson was released from the Spokane County Jail on $1,500 bond...

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Thu., March 29, 2012, 12:47 p.m.

Fleeing driver caught on S-R video

A man suspected of slamming a pickup truck into another car in downtown Spokane this morning fled the scene and drove down a narrow sidewalk before abandoning the vehicle and walking away, security camera footage shows. The fleeing driver was caught on cameras operated by...

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Thu., March 29, 2012, 10 a.m.

Cab driver accused of felony hit-and-run 

A cab driver is accused of hitting a pedestrian and driving away in downtown Spokane late Tuesday. Lucas M. Blum, 31, alias McElroy, was driving a white minivan when he struck a woman who was trying to cross Stevens Street while westbound on Sprague Avenue...

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Thu., March 29, 2012, 8 a.m.

Duncan still getting competency hearing

Condemned serial killer Joseph E. Duncan is getting another day in court. Duncan, on death row for the torture slaying of a North Idaho boy he abducted in 2005 after slaughtering most of the youngster’s family, will undergo a hearing to determine whether he was...

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Thu., March 29, 2012, 6 a.m.

Charges filed in boy's shooting death

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A mother who authorities say left her 3-year-old son unrestrained in a car after she placed a pistol under the driver's seat has been charged with manslaughter in the death of the boy, who shot himself in the head while the...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012

Wed., March 28, 2012, 5:28 p.m.

Health care worker arrested for theft

A Spokane County home health care employee is accused of stealing money from a 79-year-old woman she'd cared for since 2003. Deanna M. Purser, 50, was arrested today after a lengthy investigation by Spokane County sheriff's Detective Tamie Spitzer alleged she'd been making unauthorized purchases...

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Wed., March 28, 2012, noon

Cops warn of South Hill magazine fraud

Authorities are warning of a a young man on the South Hill who's scamming residents out of money by selling fraudulent magazine subscriptions. A resident reported to Crime Check Monday that a 17- to 18-year-old boy came to her home on Friday and said he...

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Wed., March 28, 2012, 10 a.m.

Driver in crash that hurt boy arraigned

This post has been updated. A man who police say tried to ditch his drug stash after striking a 12-year-old boy with his car was to plead not guilty to four felony charges Tuesday, but a judge found no probable cause and prosecutors haven't refiled...

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Wed., March 28, 2012, 8 a.m.

Feds: Dad gave marijuana to young kids

A medical marijuana patient arrested in Yakima Monday told authorities he provided marijuana to his three young children. Troy Mallard Craig, 32, said two of his children also have medical marijuana cards, according to a complaint filed today in U.S. District Court. Agents with the...

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Wed., March 28, 2012, 6 a.m.

Man pleads guilty in bank fraud case

An Arizona man who helped a North Idaho woman commit bank fraud has pleaded guilty. Charles Earl Baker, 32, faces up to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of probation when he's sentenced June 19 in U.S. District Court in Coeru...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012

Tue., March 27, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Reward for tips on $15k jewelry heist

A man's home was burglarized of about $15,000 jewelry after he left for about five hours Monday, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that solve the burglary, which occurred near the 7500 block of West 51st...

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Tue., March 27, 2012, 3:30 p.m.

Cops: Man pointed gun at 3 children 

A 31-year-old man was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a father and his three children recently. Anthony L. Volavka is out of jail on bond after appearing in court Monday. He was arrested Friday at 24821 E. Roxanne Ave., after Michael A. Walkinshaw,...

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Tue., March 27, 2012, 2 p.m.

Teen arraigned in veteran's murder

An 18-year-old man accused of killing a retired principal who was trying to break up an underage party pleaded not guilty today to second-degree murder. In a hearing before Superior Court Judge Annette Plese, Treven Lewis was given a pre-trial conference date of May 11...

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Tue., March 27, 2012, 12:36 p.m.

2 men accused of robbing teen w/ knife

Two men were arrested for allegedly robbing a teenage woman at at knife-point outside an East Sprague Avenue convenience store last weekend. Richard Jeffery Lee, 52, is accused of robbing the 19-year-old woman as she exited the Quick E Mart at 4123 E. Sprague Ave....

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Tue., March 27, 2012, 10 a.m.

City's risk management plan under fire

The City of Spokane may sever its contract with its risk management firm following allegations that the firm pressured police and a city employee to hide potentially incriminating details surrounding a 2010 collision that paralyzed a pedestrian. According to documents obtained by lawyers representing the...

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