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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

A Spokane Sheriff's car, driven by Deputy Rustin Olson in a crash last Friday, sits in the Sheriff's parking lot Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. The car left the roadway and flipped on South Pines Rd. after hitting a chunk of firewood placed or dropped in the roadway. Olson was speeding to a call about a fight at South Pines Elementary when it happened, but there was no fight found, leading police to suspect a hoax designed to catch a police officer driving by and cause an accident. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

2 teen boys arrested in cop car crash

A Spokane County sheriff's car driven by Deputy Rustin Olson in a crash sits in the Sheriff's Office parking lot on Aug. 8. (SRPhoto/Jesse Tinsley) Two teens have been arrested for placing wood and rocks on Pines Road that led to a patrol car crash...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

Man brought gun to fistfight, police say

A Spokane man was arrested this weekend for allegedly bringing a gun to a fistfight outside a bar in the West Garland District. Kellen P. Ward, 30, is accused of pointing a semi-automatic pistol at a group in the parking lot of the Revolver North...

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MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012

Deputy injured responding to hoax report 

Police continue to investigate a suspected hoax that led to a crash that injured a Spokane County sheriff's deputy early Friday. Rustin Olson, 35, a six-year veteran, was responding to a report of a fight involving 20 people at South Pines Elementary School, 12021 E....

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

Tips sought on missing stabbing suspect

A 19-year-old Spokane man is wanted in connection with a stabbing at a party in January. Devenir X. Lewis, 19, was to begin trial July 9 for first-degree assault, but he never showed up. A $15,000 warrant was issued after he failed to show up...

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MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

Gun suspect arrested after shooting

Gunfire at a party in Spokane Valley early Sunday led to the arrest of a 24-year-old suspect. Edgar Ambriz Viveros is accused of firing a pistol at a home in the 15000 block of East Mission Avenue, where sheriff's deputies responded to a report of...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012

3 plead not guilty in downtown assault

Three men accused of a brutal beating in downtown Spokane late last month have pleaded not guilty. Clayton M. Cotter, 21; Schuyler Ray Cotter, 19; and Michael W. Baesman, 34; are accused of beating a man unconscious June 27 near West 2nd Avenue and South...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012

3 arrested after downtown beating

Three men were arrested after another man was beaten unconscious in downtown Spokane Wednesday night. Witnesses reported three men, one armed with a baseball bat, assaulting the man near West 2nd Avenue and South Jefferson Street about 8 p.m. One of the men kicked the...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

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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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

Spokane police today released surveillance photos of two possible suspects in a late-night fight in an alley last month that left two men unconscious.
The assailants were described as a man and a woman. The fight occurred Feb. 25 just after midnight in an alley behind Safeway near 4100 N. Regal St. One of the victims was hospitalized with facial cuts.
Witnesses said the attackers may be near the Special K Tavern at 3817 N. Market St. Officers found two more victims at the bar who didn't call notify authorities about the their attack but were able to provide additional information on suspects.
The male attacker is described as white, 6-feet tall, 160 pounds, bald with short hair and an eyebrow piercing. He wore jeans and a gray t-shirt. The female assailant was described as Native American, 21 to 30 years old, 5-foot-5 and 160 pounds with black should-length hair and facial tattoos. They were last seen walking toward the the Safeway at 3919 N. Market St. The photos released today are from surveillance video at the store before the assault.
Anyone with information on their identities is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233. (Spokane Police Department)

Photos show suspects in alley assault

Spokane police today released surveillance photos of two possible suspects in a late-night assault in an alley last month that left two men unconscious. The assailants were described as a man and a woman. The assault occurred Feb. 25 just after midnight in an alley...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

Man arrested after knife threat in Valley

A man who threatened his former roommate with a knife before ignoring police commands was arrested without incident Tuesday night in Spokane Valley, police said today. Police say Daniel W. De Long, 43, clinched his fists and "aggressively walked" toward officers after they ordered him...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011

Citizen stops cop's suspected assailant 

A citizen helped a Spokane police officer in a struggle with a wanted felon outside a grocery store recently. Retiree Dennis Greer will be nominated for a chief's citizen award for helping Officer Nick Geren apprehend Timothy Alan Williams, 46, outside Fred Meyer at Freya...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

Police are asking for help identifying two people sought for questioning about an assault in downtown Spokane last month.
A surveillance image shows the man and woman, who police describe as "persons of interest" in a fight between two men in the area of North Howard Street and West Riverside Avenue Oct. 18 at 10:20 p.m. The victim suffered significant injuries, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233. (surveillence image)

Police seek info on downtown assault

Police are asking for help identifying two people sought for questioning about an assault in downtown Spokane last month. A surveillance image released today shows the man and woman, who police describe as "persons of interest" in a fight between two men in the area...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

Cops: Vengeful beau fired shot in motel

A man accused of hiding in his ex-girlfriend's motel room and threatening her and her new boyfriend with a handgun appeared in court Wednesday on burglary and assault charges. Matthew A. Raney, 24, was arrested Tuesday, two days after police say he attacked his ex-girlfriend,...

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MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2011

Gunman wanted in downtown shooting

Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting Sunday night in downtown Spokane. Matthew A. Raney, whose age was not released by police, is accused of firing shots at 907 W. 3rd Ave. Police locked down the four-story Trade Winds Motel about 9:10 p.m....

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

1 arrested for stabbing near fire station

A firefighter standing outside a station at West 1st Avenue and South Walnut Street Friday witnessed a stabbing and treated the victim's head injury, authorities say. Dean Carr was on the south side of the fire station when he saw a man approach two people...

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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

Cops: Brawl led to witness intimidation

An early-morning brawl left a Spokane man unconscious with a 6-inch gash on his head, police say. Joshua L. Schmidt, 28, and Christopher M. Martin, 26, beat Eric W. Ledoux after Ledoux called Schmidt a profane name while they were in a car May 10...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

Accused would-be killer jailed, again

A suspect in a stabbing that left a man with a cut on his throat from ear to ear is back in jail after detectives say he tried to intimidate witnesses in the case. Izaac Jermel Innes, who is on probation for second-degree murder, called...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

Convicted killer charged w/ att. murder

A suspect in a stabbing that left a man with a cut on his throat from ear to ear has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. Izaac Jermel Innes, 30, who was recently released from prison for murder, is accused of stabbing a man outside...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011

Stabbing leaves man with ear-to-ear cut

A fight outside a party Friday left a man with a cut on his throat from ear to ear, police say. Izaac Jermel Innes, 30, (right) who was on prison work release after being convicted of second-degree murder in 2003, was arrested on suspicion of...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

Bloody fight w/ Taser leads to five arrests

A bloody fight between a Spokane man, his ex-girlfriend and a group of her friends led to the arrest five people Thursday, police said. Sandra L. Blindauer, 19, and several friends allegedly forced their way into the home of Anthony Haines, her ex-boyfriend, at 1735...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

Deputy breaks hand in fight w/ inmate

A Spokane County Jail deputy recently fractured his hand during a scuffle with an inmate.Deputy John Madsen said property crime suspect Casey A. Beck, 21, hit him "for no apparent reason," according to court documents. Madsen then hit Beck in the head and fractured his...

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