Sirens & Gavels archive for July 2013


TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

Woman banned from Walmart arrested at Walmart

Charnay Robinson may have taken one too many trips to the superstore. Robinson, 27, was arrested Monday at the Walmart on East Sprague after police say she used a Visa credit card that had been reported stolen this weekend. Account records showed 13 charges totaling...

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Port-a-potty burns in northeast Spokane 

Several engines responded to a structure fire shortly after 6 p.m. at Chief Garry Park in northeast Spokane. That structure was a port-a-potty. Firefighters doused the blaze in the 2500 block of East Mission Avenue shortly after it started. Witnesses reported seeing heavy smoke in...

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FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013


Spokane County Sheriff's deputy Jeff Thurman, left, accepts the Tactical Flight Officer of the Year award at last week's Airborne Law Enforcement Association conference in Orlando. (Courtesy of Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

Sheriff's deputy honored for airborne service

A Spokane County Deputy was honored nationally for helping safely guide deputies on two high speed chases last year. Tactical Flight Officer Jeff Thurman was named the Tactical Flight Officer of the Year award at the last week’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association conference in Orlando,...

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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

Man threatens girlfriend, neighbors with sword 

Stephan B. Kirk, 55, is accused of breaking in to a neighbor's apartment in a building near Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday and lying in wait for his girlfriend with a 3-foot metal sword. Witnesses say Kirk entered the apartment around 11 p.m. Sunday...

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Quarles faced discipline twice before 

The Spokane Police officer, who was suspended this week for two months after associating with a woman tied to prostitution, drugs and burglary, had been disciplined by the department twice before the latest incident. Police Chief Frank Straub suspended Officer Darrell Quarles on Monday for...

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Spokane police officer suspended for ties to woman

A Spokane police officer has been suspended for two months without pay after the department determined he had been associating with a woman engaging in prostitution, drugs and burglary. Police Chief Frank Straub issued a “last-chance agreement” to Officer Darrell Quarles, according to a news...

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Sacred Heart drug theft amount ‘incredible’

For almost four years, hundreds of thousands of powerful, highly controlled prescription narcotics disappeared from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s outpatient pharmacy and no one noticed. Between January and March alone, 745 hydrocodone pills were stolen each day, a police report says. Three months ago,...

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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013


FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013

Officers respond to dozens of fireworks calls

Spokane Police responded to 141 fireworks calls on the Fourth of July, according to the Spokane police log. The fireworks calls spiked after 9 p.m., though officers responded to calls throughout the day. There were 25 calls after 9 p.m. on Wednesday night. Police also...

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Spokane firefighters view the damage to a home at the corner of Broadway and Chestnut on Wednesday. The blaze started around the bush at right and climbed into the home's roof. A Roman candle firework was found nearby and is being investigated as the possible cause of the fire. (Dan Pelle)

Ill-pointed firework leads to house fire 

In case you missed this chart and this post, fireworks are banned in much of the Inland Northwest. Some people shooting them off in the park at Broadway Avenue and Chestnut Street apparently didn't get the memo. The suspects shot an ill-pointed Roman candle from...

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