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Sirens & Gavels escape archive

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012

Cops: Pa. inmate hails cab from hospital

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say a western Pennsylvania county jail inmate wearing an orange-and-white striped uniform tried to hail a taxi to escape from a hospital where he was taken for medical treatment. The Beaver County Times (http://bit.ly/OipJ1g ) reports Tuesday that 23-year-old...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012

Wanted: Woman w/ 254 police contacts

A 25-year-old Spokane woman who police say they've contacted 254 times is again wanted for violating her probation. Desarae M. Dawson, a former Crime Stoppers fugitive, was sentenced in February to 17 days in Spokane County Jail after pleading guilty to riot and escape from...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

This is a screen shot of a video vehicle prowling suspect Nathan Calvert posted on his Facebook page. (Facebook)

Say what! Self-filmed suspect back in jail

This is a screen shot of a video vehicle prowling suspect Nathan Calvert posted on his Facebook page. A car prowling suspect who escaped from Geiger Corrections Center now faces an additional felony charge. Nathan John Calvert is to be arraigned next week on a...

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MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012

This is a screen shot of a video vehicle prowling suspect Nathan Calvert posted on his Facebook page. (Facebook)

Say what! Self-filmed suspect escapes

This is a screen shot of a video vehicle prowling suspect Nathan Calvert posted on his Facebook page. Authorities still are looking for a car prowling suspect who escaped from Geiger Corrections Center Saturday, officials said today. Nathan John Calvert, who posted a video of...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

Jail inmate accused of aiding escape

A woman who escaped federal custody last month was assisted by another inmate at the Spokane County Jail, prosecutors allege. Andrea Nicole Falsetta, alias Hartnett, 37, is accused of helping Sandra Irene Duffy arrange to be helped by Barbara F. Haight, 61, after Duffy (pictured)...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

Another escape attempt at Benewah jail

State officials learned of an attempted Wednesday escape at the Benewah County Jail when officials at another jail called to say the inmate had been transferred there, and they wanted him gone. The Idaho Department of Correction is working to transport Timothy Wesley Allen, 30,...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

Couple accused of aiding Geiger escape

A Spokane couple has been arrested for helping two women escape Geiger Corrections Center Tuesday, the sheriff's office said today. Troy Arvid Scheiber, 43 and Judith A. Scheiber, 46, were booked into jail for second-degree rendering criminal assistance late Tuesday after deputies determined they planned...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012

Chronic escapee sought after walk away

A woman who escaped police in 2008 by leaping from a bridge into the Wenatchee River escaped custody again this week while at a doctor appointment on Spokane's South Hill. U.S. Marshals are offering a reward for tips that help arrest Sandra Irene Duffy, 47,...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2011

Escaped offender caught in ND cornfield

TOWER CITY, N.D. (AP) — A convicted sex offender who escaped from a private transport company's van while being moved across the country was nabbed in a North Dakota cornfield Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say 29-year-old Joseph Megna was being transferred from Florida to Washington when...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011

Repeat offender accused of escape plot

A 15-time felon considered by law enforcement to be one of the area’s most active criminals is accused of planning an escape at Geiger Corrections Center, and jail staff are investigating why he was placed at the minimum-security facility. Jeffery Edward Krell, 44, was caught...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2011

2-time jail escapee back in custody

A burglar who escaped from the Benewah County Jail in July escaped again early Tuesday, authorities say, but was back in custody by Tuesday night. Jesse John Wilkenson, 20, also known as Jesse Brebner, was in custody on charges related to the July 15 escape...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

Man escapes work release amid probe

A 21-year-old man escaped a work release program recently after police interviewed him about a series of vehicle thefts in North Idaho. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to the arrest of William V. Woods, who left the Brownstone Work Release...

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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

Cross-deputization helped nab escapee

A convicted burglar who escaped Friday from Benewah County Jail has been recaptured, thanks in part to Kootenai County’s cross-deputization agreement with the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police. Tribal officers made the arrest working with Plummer city police and the Benewah County Sheriff’s Office, authorities said...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

Benewah County kept jail escape quiet

UPDATE: Wilkenson was arrested early Wednesday in Kootenai County. Read more here. State authorities issued a warning that a convicted felon escaped Friday from Benewah County Jail after learning local officials failed to do so. “Anytime someone is running from the law, we consider them...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011

Escape plot timed to guard's lunch break

By GENE JOHNSON,Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Following the strangling of an officer at the state prison in Monroe this year, national correctional experts made a simple suggestion for improving safety at Washington's prisons: Eliminate meal breaks for corrections officers. The idea to have the...

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Murder victim Jamie Lynn Drake is pictured in 2006 with her prized 1993 Mustang. (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

Spokane murderer dies in escape attempt

Murder victim Jamie Lynn Drake is pictured in 2006 with her prized 1993 Mustang. (File photo) A Spokane man serving 45 years for the murder of a 19-year-old woman in 2006 was shot and killed today in what prison officials describe as an apparent escape...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011

Escapee knocks on off-duty guard's door

SEATTLE (AP) — An escaped convict was caught following a day on the loose after he knocked on a cabin door — only to find out the man renting the lodge was an off-duty guard at the prison he just fled. Authorities said 39-year-old James...

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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

Escapee accused in drive-by shooting

A federal convict who escaped from a halfway house is a suspect in a drive-by shooting in north Spokane. Kenneth Joseph "Joker" Maravilla, 23, is accused of shooting at a car with three people in the area of North Nevada Street and East Bridgeport Avenue...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011

Wanted: Man accused of helping escapee

A Spokane man who police say allowed to jail escapee at his home is wanted by Crime Stoppers. Arthur Garcia, 51, (right) is charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle for a 1990 Jeep Cherokee discovered on his property on Nov. 29. Jason W....

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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

Robbery suspect escapes drug rehab

A robbery suspect allowed to leave jail for drug rehabilitation is wanted by police for escape. Aaron Lee Goldstein, 18, left Spokane Addiction Recovery Center, 812 S. Walnut Ave., on Friday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. He’d been in custody since December, charged...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011

Christopher Lloyd Olson, 29, has a 20-year local arrest history that includes convictions for second-degree burglary, first and second-degree theft, vehicle prowling, second-degree driving while license suspended, possession of a dangerous weapon, second-degree vehicle theft, second-degree malicious mischief, making false statements and probation violation.  Olson, 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds, recently gave home addresses of 18300 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley and 200 S. Browne in Spokane.  (Crime Stoppers)

Crime Stoppers targets repeat offenders

Crime Stoppers is offering rewards for tips that help arrest three repeat offenders wanted for probation violations. Each suspect has a warrant out for escape from community custody. Move your curser of their photos for more information. Anyone with tips on their locations is asked...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Cops: Fugitive rams patrol car, escapes

A drug and stolen property suspect already sought by Crime Stoppers rammed a sheriff's patrol car Tuesday while successfully eluding a deputy, authorities said. Michael S. Wheeler, 36, sped away from Deputy Jeff Shover in a white Chevrolet pickup after Shover spotted him pulling out...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 2010

Renter arrested after escapee caught

A jail inmate who escaped from work crew was arrested Thursday at a home in the South Perry Neighborhood, leading to the renter's arrest on a criminal assistance charge. Jason W. Breedlove, 37, was allowed out of Geiger Corrections Center with a work crew despite...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010

Clinton Joseph Bacon is a 42-year-old Native American male wanted for violating the terms of his probation on a drug conviction.  His 24-year local criminal history includes convictions for making false statements, drug possession, forgery, unlawful possession of a payment instrument, riot, possession of stolen property, assault, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, DUI, burglary, vehicle prowling, possession of a dangerous weapon, obstructing a police investigation, vehicle theft and probation violations. He is 5’09” tall, weighs 210 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes.  His last known address was 211 S. Regal in Spokane.  (Crime Stoppers)

Crime Stoppers targets repeat offenders

"Three hots and a cot await these fugitives during the cold snap," writes Sgt. Dave Reagan of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. Crime Stoppers if offering a reward for tips that help arrest any of the suspects. All are classified as repeat offenders in Spokane...

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MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010

Jail escapee arrested in north Spokane

A Whitman County Jail inmate who escaped with 18 days remaining on his sentence was arrested in Spokane on Sunday in after committing at least one burglary in Dayton, officials said today. Ronald A. Rutledge, 29, was doing maintenance work outside the jail in Colfax...

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