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Posts tagged: Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center

Boy faces arson charge for house fire

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested allegedly setting fire to a vacant home in north Spokane last month.

The boy was booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center after being arrested at Glover Middle School. He was to appear before a judge on Monday, officials said.

Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department say the boy confessed to setting fire to a home at 4218 N. Ash St. on March 30. Crews quickly extinguished the blaze, which was confined to one bedroom and the roof area above that room. The rest of the home suffered extensive heat and smoke damage.

The suspect faces a charge of first-degree arson.

Juvenile jail officer charged w/ assault

Spokane County juvenile detention corrections officer was jailed recently on suspicion of assaulting his wife.

Darryl A. Robinson, 52, said Wednesday that he has a meeting scheduled with his supervisors to discuss his arrest. Robinson was released from the Spokane County Jail on $1,500 bond after being arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge Friday about 7:30 p.m.

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K-9, police nab 2 of 3 burglary suspects

Two juvenile burglary suspects were arrested after a break-in at a North Freya Street gas station early today. 

Spokane police Officer Deanna Storch arrived at the Exxon Gas Station, 502 N. Freya St., about 12:57 a.m. to see one suspect outside a broken window with two more climbing out.

The three ran, and Officers David Stone and Michael Schneider caught one running northbound, according to a news release by Sgt. Kevin King.

Officer Paul Gorman and his K-9, Maximus tracked a second suspect about three blocks away along the east side of the Freya Street Bridge.

The 15- and 16-year-old suspects were booked into juvenile detention for second-degree burglary. The third suspect was not located.

He's described as a white or Hispanic male, about 5-foot-7 “with a very thing build.” He was wearing a white t-shirt and yellow shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Pizza delivery man robbed at knifepoint

The smell of hot pizza helped police arrest a robbery suspect Monday.

Marco Antonio Rocha, 23, is accused with Courtney R. Araiza, 21, and Augustin Tello, 17, of robbing a Domino's pizza delivery driver at knifepoint after arranging a delivery in northeast Spokane.
 
The driver called the customer after knocking on a door in the 700 block of East Nebraska Avenue and getting no answer. A woman assured him someone would be out shortly, but three people approached and ordered him to the ground, police said today.
 
The victim ran, but one of the robbers struck him in the face, and another pulled out a “knife-like object” and demanded his wallet and money bag, police said.
 
They also stole pizza.
 
Two robbers drove away in the victim's car but abandoned it after attacking a man who'd yelled at them to slow down.
 
Police responded at 12:22 a.m. and learned the caller who ordered the pizza lived just a couple houses away from the address given to the driver. Officers approached the home and smelled hot - literally and figuratively - pizza inside.
 
They located Rocha in a bedroom at 808 E. Nebraska with time-stamped pizza boxes labeled with the 700 block address. They also found the victim's cell phone and money in the room, as well as a pizza bag and money bag in garbage cans behind the home.
 
Araiza was arrested after admitting to police he'd planned the robbery with Rocha and Tello and acted as a “look out,” according to court documents.
 
Tello was arrested after he arrived at Holy Family Hospital with a cut on his head. Staff called police, and the boy admitted to being involved in the robbery and said someone hit his head as he was fleeing. He was booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center but faces a first-degree robbery charge in Superior Court.
 
Rocha remains in jail on $40,000 bond after appearing in Superior Court Monday on a first-degree robbery charge.

Robbery, threats, thefts tied to 4 juveniles

Four juveniles have been accused of a crime spree that includes allegations of burglary and death threats.

The spree began Sunday night with an armed robbery in the 2100 block of East 6th Avenue, followed by a burglary by the pool area in Liberty Park a few blocks away.

Two boys arrested at Liberty Park were identified as suspects in the robbery, and they led Spokane police to a third suspect.

A fourth juvenile was arrested for another commercial burglary. Interviews with the suspects revealed one was connected to two burglaries, the armed robbery and a malicious mischief case.

The boy also is accused of beating another boy and threatening him with a knife.

He’s also accused of going to the robbery victim’s house and threatening his family and sister “by stating he would stab them to death,” according to a news release.

olice recovered items stolen from two burglaries.

2 Valley teens accused of home burglary

Two teenagers were arrested Saturday after a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy said he saw them walking away from a burglarized Spokane Valley home.

The boys, ages 16 and 15, were found with two gold rings each that had been stolen from the home in the 2400 block of South Windsor. The 15-year-old had a stun gun; the 16-year-old had a folding knife, according to police.

A deputy spotted the boys after responding to a burglary alarm. The boys said they were hanging out at Central Valley High School, where they are students, and walked to the home and stole the jewelry, then climbed a fence when an alarm sounded, police said.

A girl who lives at the home said she knew the boys and had told them her family would be away that night. The boys were booked in Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center on residential burglary charges.

Alert neighbor helps nab burglary suspects

An alert neighbor in the Five Mile Prairie area helped Spokane police catch two juveniles in connection with three home burglaries overnight.

The neighbor reported seeing two suspicious males running from the area as police responded to the 8700 block of North Cherry Lane for a burglary alarm, according to police.

Officer Michelle Madsen spotted two people running and worked with other officers to set up a perimeter so they couldn’t get away. K-9 Officer Dan Lesser and his dog, Ray, found the boys, who had been reported as runaways, hiding under a deck in a nearby back yard.

The two were booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center on one count of residential burglary involving the home with the alarm and two counts of second-degree burglary in connection with break-ins at two vacant new homes.

“This incident is an example of the community/police partnership,” King said in a news release. “The alert neighbor notifying police of the suspicious males in the area led to the arrest of the two burglars, solving three separate crimes.”

3 teens charged as adults in shooting

Three juveniles arrested in a shooting in downtown Cheney early Sunday will be charged as adults.

Trevien M. Mims, 17; Damon M. Morris, 17; and Clovy Jaramillo, 16, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court Thursday on charges of drive-by shooting, first-degree assault and riot.

The boys, along with 19-year-old Abran L. Gibson,  are accused of a shooting that injured an Eastern Washington University student, Sharanbir S. Grewal, in the hand.

The Spokesman-Review identifies juvenile criminal suspects only if they are charged as adults with serious felonies.

The shooting occurred about 1:18 a.m. following a confrontation in front of the El Rodeo restaurant on Second Street, according to court documents. The suspects are accused of exiting a Jeep Wrangler and arguing with the victim and his friends before Morris revealed the butt of handgun in his waistband, according to court documents.

A public defender described Jaramillo as “the least involved,” and Judge Ellen Kalama Clark set his bond at $20,000.

Mims’s bond was set at $25,000; Morris’s was set at $30,000 after Clark noted he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance for OxyContin allegedly found after his arrest and had a previous drug charge as a juvenile.

Family members for each of the boys described them as good kids and assured the judge they would show up for court. The boys will be held in Spokane County Juvenile Detetion Center unless bond is posted.

Boy, 15, arrested in South Hill stabbing

The third suspect in a stabbing on the South Hill Tuesday night has been arrested.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested and booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention today, Spokane police said.

The boy is thought to be involved in an apparent attempted robbery that ended with a stabbing in Thornton Murphy Park at 27th Avenue and Ray Street about 7:30 p.m.

A 21-year-old man suffered non-life threatening stab wounds when he was attacked by the 15-year-old, a 13-year-old boy, a 19-year-old Cody A. Kjos, police said.

Kjos appeared in Superior Court Wednesday on first-degree assault and first-degree robbery charges. His bail was set at $100,000.

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