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Tips sought on robbery victim, suspect

UPDATE: Vanscoik and Dahlen were booked into jail on May 13.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest both the victim and suspect in a home-invasion robbery that occurred one year ago Wednesday.

Aaron T. Vanscoik, 19, (left) pleaded guilty to residential burglary, second-degree assault and second-degree robbery in a plea agreement that calls for prosecutors to recommend an exceptionally low sentence of credit for time served.

Vanscoik is to testify truthfully about the incident, including the roles of Levi Ehli and Brittany Cesario, according to the agreement.

 Ehli and Cesario are the only suspects who haven't resolved their charges in the case, which began when several people assaulted William Hans Dahlen, 52, in his home at 2922 E. Providence Ave. on May 11, 2010.

Vanscoik was allowed to leave jail after his plea agreement, but an arrest warrant was issued May 5 after he failed to maintain curfew and check in with the court as required.

Crime Stoppers also is offering a reward for tips that help arrest Dahlen (right), who's wanted on a material witness warrant to ensure his appearance at trial. Cesario's is set to begin May 23; Ehli's is scheduled for June 6. 

Dahlen is the ex-boyfriend of Lisa Jo Wareham, who told police she recruited Ehli (her son) and others to give Dahlen “a taste of his own bulls**t,” according to an affidavit.

“She said that no one was supposed to get hurt except “maybe a broken kneecap was OK,” according to the affidavit.

Wareham (left) was sentenced to 92 months in prison in March after pleading guilty to first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, second-degree robbery and first-degree theft.

Co-defendant Braiden M. Conner was sentenced to 51 months in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and assault charges; Tony A. Darling was sentenced to 30 years in prison in another case in which Vanscoik was a witness. Darling's sentencing was a plea deal to avoid a three-strikes life-in-prison sentence.

Vanscoik, 5-foot-7 and 200 pounds, last gave a home address in the 3900 block of East Eighth Avenue.

Dahlen, 5-foot-5 and 200 pounds, last gave an address in the 1800 block of East Rockwell Avenue.

Anyone with information on their current locations is asked to call at 1-800-222-TIPS or submit tips online. Tipsters don't have to leave their name to collect a reward but should leave a code name or number.

4th suspect charged in May home invasion

A fourth suspect has been charged in a home-invasion robbery in which one suspect reportedly said she wanted to give the victim “a taste of his own (BS).”

Braiden M. Connor, 18, appeared in Superior Court Friday on several felonies connected to a May 11 incident at 2922 E. Providence.

Already charged are Aaron T. Vanscoik, 18; the victim’s ex-girlfriend, Lisa Jo Wareham, 40; and Wareham’s 17-year-old son, Levi R. Ehli.

Wareham reportedly told detectives she recruited the teens to give the victim “a taste of his own bulls**t,” according to an affidavit. “She said that no one was supposed to get hurt except “maybe a broken kneecap was OK.”

Connor reportedly told police June 16 that he was with Vanscoik and Ehli but only walked about five feet into Dahlen’s home, according to an affidavit. He also said he was in the car when Wareham and Ehli used the victim’s food stamp card at Wal-Mart, and when either Ehli or Vanscoik tried to use a stolen credit card at an ATM, according to the affidavit.

Connor was booked into Spokane County Jail Thursday but had posted bond by Friday night.

Suspect: ‘Maybe a broken kneecap was OK’

Three suspects recently have pleaded not guilty to charges related to a May home-invasion robbery - including a teen charged in a similar robbery two weeks prior.

Aaron T. Vanscoik, 18, reportedly admitted to police that he and two others attacked William Dahlen in his home at 2922 E. Providence as he slept just before 1 a.m. on May 11, according to court documents.

The assailants beat Dahlen with bats before they stole his wallet, then used Dahlen’s stolen food stamp card a few minutes later the Wal-Mart on North Colton.

Surveillance video helped police identify 40-year-old Lisa Jo Wareham - Dahlen’s ex-girlfriend - as a suspect. She was arrested at her home in the 4900 block of North Washington June 10 and reportedly told detectives she recruited her son and three others to give Dahlen “a taste of his own bulls**t,” according to an affidavit.

“She said that no one was supposed to get hurt except “maybe a broken kneecap was OK,” according to the affidavit.

Wareham’s 17-year-old son, Levi R. Ehli, was arrested that day and is charged as an adult with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.

Vanscoik was arrested June 14 and pleaded not guilty July 1. He’s also charged with a robbery April 29 in which he and two others are accused of kicking in an apartment door at 1223 E. Hoffman and stealing a TV and an Xbox 360 video game console. A 14-year-old boy also is a suspect.

A third suspect, 22-year-old Tony A. Darling, Jr., pleaded not guilty to robbery and burglary charges in Superior Court on Tuesday. Police say Darling is a Norteno gang member.

All robbery suspects are in jail except Ehli, who is out on $20,000 bond.

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