Sirens & Gavels archive for May 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

Shooter exercise at Valley Mall Saturday 

Don't panic if you see a lot of flashing lights at Spokane Valley Mall late Saturday and early Sunday -- multiple law enforcement and fire agencies are staging an "active shooter exercise" there. Spokane County Sheriffs, Spokane Police, Spokane Valley Police, Spokane Valley Fire, local...

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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Buquet

Buquet waives release argument

A man charged with sending a ricin-laced letter to a federal judge waived arguments today about why he should be released from jail pending charges. Matthew R. Buquet, 38, wore shaded glasses and sported a long beard during his 2 p.m. appearance before U.S. Magistrate...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

Bird's eye view of missing man formation 

Air One, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office helicopter unit, shot this video Saturday of biplanes flying in the missing man formation as they passed over the Torchlight parade in downtown Spokane in honor of the three Fairchild airmen killed in Kyrgyzstan earlier this month. Here's...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

Blake Starbuck holds court records that he says bolster the case for his father’s innocence in the death of his mother, Chanin Starbuck. (Jesse Tinsley)

Starbuck children take the stand

Twelve-year-old Marshal Starbuck was called to testify about the death of his mom and what he remembers about the actions of Clay Starbuck on the day Marshal’s life got turned upside down. Day two of the first-degree murder trial of Clay D. Starbuck also featured...

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MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013


Spokane man wins new trial

The Washington State Supreme Court today overturned the second-degree rape conviction of a Spokane man, saying the trial judge violated the man’s right to a fair trial by including a jury instruction that the defense didn’t want. In the 6-3 decision, the state’s high court...

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FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

The oldest trick in the book 

We heard this gem on the scanner. Apparently this isn't the first rodeo for a dispatcher looking up a suspect's information for an officer. 5-3-2013 @ 9:01 PM Dispatcher: Not only did he give a bad phone number, but he gave a bad birth date....

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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013


Regarding clown cars

Here's one of the best things we've heard on the scanner in recent weeks: 5/2/2013 @ 5:51 p.m. - "Not sure if clowns are involved, but all the subjects are leaving in a vehicle." Unfortunately, we lack further information to provide context to the quote.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

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