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Felon hides from Police inside car trunk

A felon wanted on multiple Idaho warrants hid in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop hoping to hide from police last week.

Sheriff’s deputies say they saw 27-year-old Justin R. Brown get into a car as a passenger just after midnight on Friday and knew North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force was looking for Brown in the area of Third Avenue and Freya Street, said a news release.

A multi-agency response brought officers from Spokane Police along to pull over the vehicle near Sprague Avenue and Havana Street.

But Brown was missing from the vehicle when they looked inside and it was determined he had crawled into the trunk of the modern Chevy Impala through the back seat prior to the stop. Police believe Brown was holding the trunk closed because the trunk switch did not work.

Brown eventually got out of the trunk after several audible orders were given by police including the warning that they’d use a Spokane Police K-9 unit to get him out.

Deputies took Brown into custody on felony fugitive charges and he was extradited to Kootenai County Jail where he faces multiple offenses with over $160,000 in bail.

Sex offender wanted for failure to register

A sex offender with a history of not registering with authorities is wanted on a felony warrant again.

 Eric Paul Alger, 24, was convicted of indecent liberties in Spokane County in 2005.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to his arrest after he failed to register as required.

He has at least three past convictions for failing to register, including convictions in 2009 and 2010 when he was sent to prison.

Alger was named a Crime Stoppers fugitive for failing to register as a sex offender within two months of being released on April 19, 2010. He was sentenced in August 2010 to 20 months in prison.

A new, $25,000 warrant was issued July 31 after Alger again failed to register. He's required to check in with authorities weekly because he is a transient.

Anyone with information on his current location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or submit tips online here. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect a reward but should leave a code name or number.

Reward targets man who skipped trial

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to the arrest of an assault suspect who missed the scheduled start of his trial last week.

Joseph I. Ackaret, 28, is accused of hurling a beer bottle at a resident in the 2900 block of East Central Avenue on May 19.

 The alleged victim, Robert Dougan, said he awoke about 1:40 p.m. to people fighting in his home. He exited his bedroom and was struck in the face with the beer bottle, which knocked a tooth out and gave him a cut below his eye, according to court documents.

Ackaret was to begin trial Jan. 30 on a second-degree assault charge, but he never showed up for a pre-trial hearing Jan. 20. A no-bail warrant was issued Jan. 26.

Ackaret has a previous conviction for second-degree assault, according to Crime Stoppers. He last gave an address in the 2700 block of West Sunset Boulevard in Spokane.

Anyone with information on his current location is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit tips online.

Fire suspects left ‘unintended’ message

An “unintended” voice mail left on an arson victim's cell phone helped identify suspects in a Spokane Valley house fire last week.

 The home's renter, Pavel Aleksandrov, said he received what appeared to be an unintentional voice mail on July 23 in which he could hear Sergey A. Kravchenko, 27; Maksim P. Oboznyy, 21, and another man talking about how they should go to his home at 4418 E. 15th Ave., according to court documents.

The rental home was set on fire shortly after, causing $100,000 in damage, and Aleksandrov discovered his television and laptop computer had been stolen. Aleksandrov told police he was the foreman of a construction company in Louisiana in 2009 when the company could not make payroll.

Kravchenko also worked for the company, and he and another employee were upset about what they claimed were lost wages, according to court documents.

Kravchenko and Oboznyy were arrested Friday, and suspect Roman I. Ryakhovskaya, 21, of Nine Mile Falls, turned himself in Saturday. Now Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest a fourth suspect, Aleksander N. Shingarey, 23, (pictured) who is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree arson.

The three others suspects also are charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree arson; Ryakhovskaya also is charged with first-degree arson; Kravchenko and Oboznyy also are charged with residential burglary and second-degree theft for allegedly stealing a TV and computer before Ryakhovskaya allegedly set house on fire.

A neighbor identified the suspects through photo montages and said he'd fired a shot out his window to try to scare them away after they told him to mind his own business, according to court documents.

Shingarey, who was arrested last summer after a shooting on the South Hill, last gave an address in the 4000 block of East 23rd Avenue in Spokane.

Anyone with information on his current location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or submit tips online. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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