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Tasered man, 56, died of heart attack

A man who died after being shocked with a Taser by a sheriff’s deputy in North Idaho in May suffered a heart attack, officials said Friday.

Daniel L. Mittelstadt, 56, of Mount Shasta, Calif., had a pre-existing heart condition and a long history of mental health issues when Boundary County sheriff’s Cpl. Clint Randall responded to a report of a naked man blocking a road with his car about 1 a.m. on May 16.

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Self-taught teen pilot may have taken plane

A teen who authorities think taught himself how to fly may be responsible for the theft of a pricey private plane from the Boundary County Airport this week.

A logger found the 2005 Cessna 182 turbo plane (left) crashed in a clearing near Granite Falls Thursday afternoon. The FBI, DEA, and Homeland Security are scouring the area looking for the pilot who apparently walked away from the crash, which a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman described as “survivable.” 

Authorities say the plane heist resembles two aircraft thefts in Western Washington that have been connected to Colton Harris-Moore, an 18-year-old serial burglar who escaped from a juvenile facility in April 2008.

The picture to the right was taken by him with a stolen digital camera, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

“We still don’t know it’s that guy, but everything’s pointing to it,” said plane owner Patrick Gardiner.

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Check out The Seattle Times’ coverage of Harris-Moore here.

Plane stolen near U.S-Canada border

An airplane was stolen from the Boundary County Airport early today.

The heist is the latest move in a series of mysterious activity near the United States and Canada border in the last week.

The Creston, B.C airport reported break ins over the weekend that saw handguns, food, beer and other supplies stolen, along with an attempt to take another plane.

Authorities think the same group broke into the Boundary County Airport Sunday night before returning late Monday or early today to take a 2005 Cessna model T182T, said Jessica Short, airport office manager.

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