Sirens & Gavels archive for March 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

Overheard on the Scanner: 3-29-13

For the week of March 22 through March 29, here’s snippets of scanner chatter between law enforcement, dispatch and first responders. 3-23-13 @ 5:30 p.m. - A couple of kids were seen lighting pieces of paper on fire and then playing basketball at Longfellow Elementary....

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Young couple arrested for Spokane Valley burglaries 

A Spokane Valley young couple with a license to wed are instead in Spokane County Jail on charges of residential burglary and trafficking of stolen property. Vyacheslav Znovets, 21, and his girlfriend Marina Florianovich, 25, were arrested by Spokane Valley detectives after they allegedly sold...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013


Felon threatens deputy during ride to jail 

A felon arrested on outstanding warrants threatened a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy during his ride to jail and told him “the knife’s coming out” next time, according to court documents. Deputy Nathan Bohanek found William L. Moore loading items onto a trailer behind a business...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

Man arrested for lewdness in River Park Square 

A man with a history of lewd behavior has been arrested by Spokane Police for allegedly masturbating in River Park Square. A security guard caught Dean H. Meginniss, 55, masturbating in front of a female employee on the third floor on March 14, according to...

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Colville officer under investigation for sexual misconduct 

A Colville Police officer is on paid-administrative leave because of allegations of sexual misconduct, according to Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, who is investigating the matter. Investigators began looking into the allegations against Officer Rex Newport earlier this month, but no criminal charges have been filed,...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

Overheard on the Scanner: 3-22-13

For the week of March 15 through March 22, here’s snippets of scanner chatter between law enforcement, dispatch and first responders. 3-15-13 @ 8:46 p.m. - Dispatch tells officers there’s a “very intoxicated” 11-year-old at Post and Riverside. Medics responded to the young boy. 3-16-13...

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Lone pig arrested by Beaverton Police

It’s almost like the time scanner traffic said there was a pot belly pig running around the streets of Spokane on Thanksgiving, but that was never confirmed. But this is: BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — It’s not the usual thing in the Portland suburb of Beaverton,...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013

A cat made friends with a Spokane Police officer's patrol car Thursday evening after a SWAT standoff ended peacefully.  (Nicole Hensley)

Photo: Police cat 

A bold cat made his presence known to a Spokane Police officer’s patrol car this evening after a SWAT standoff came to an end. He sniffed around the scene near Princeton Avenue and Monroe Street looking for news and ducked under the patrol car for...

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Deputies catch hungry Newport thief

Not only did a burglar steal away with a Newport homeowner’s truck early Thursday morning, he cooked a meal in the victim’s kitchen. The homeowner woke up around 2:30 a.m. to investigate a noise downstairs when he saw the truck driving away with the burglar...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013


Never a dull moment in federal prison

Perks of prison? How about guitar lessons and Civil War history. Those activities are keeping former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich busy while his attorneys work on an appeal, AP reports said (AP photo left). Blagojevich is teaching the history course, writes his wife, Patti Blagojevich,...

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Overheard on the Scanner: 3-15-13 

For the week of March 8 through March 15, here’s snippets of scanner chatter between law enforcement, dispatch and first responders. 03-08-13 @ 12:50 p.m. - A man tells 911 he’s being chased by someone in “an invisible suit” near Freya. 03-12-13 @ 8:05 p.m....

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No escape in sight for Strollin' Nolan

The escapades of “Strollin’ Nolan” lives on through the Internet. The online community Reddit discovered the repeat offender, properly known as Fred W. Nolan, Jr., after sharing tales of freedom through escape. Nolan’s infamous escape from a Public Safety Building interrogation room earned him the...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013


Kidnapping charges added to murder suspect's case 

Murder suspect Jonathan Ritchey appeared in court again on Thursday afternoon with an additional charge of kidnapping. Both the state and prosecutor reserved on changing Ritchey's release terms, so his bond remained the same at $100,000, Judge James Triplet said. His charges now match his...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013

Man convicted for false insurance claim for $200,000 

A man exaggerating the size of a damaged patio cover was convicted in Spokane County Superior Court today for filing a fraudulent insurance claim for nearly $200,000. A real estate agent described the cover as “small and nothing special or significant,” according to the Washington...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

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