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Man charged for refusing to leave NC jail

WENTWORTH, N.C. (AP) — A man who'd just been released from jail in northern North Carolina was arrested again for refusing to leave the jail after authorities wouldn't give him a ride to a motel.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports (http://bit.ly/OZm7NK) that 37-year-old Rodney Dwayne Valentine was charged with trespassing.

Valentine was released from the Rockingham County jail Saturday morning after being behind bars since May 22. The sheriff's office says he asked them to drive him to a local motel and they refused. Deputies charged Valentine with second-degree trespassing when he had refused to leave the jail by Saturday afternoon.

He's being held on $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 9. It was not clear if he has a lawyer.

Man jumps fences but still can’t escape

A man wanted on a Washington Department of Corrections warrant jumped over fences and made it through six yards before police caught up to him Tuesday. Colton P. Kilgallen, 21, told Deputy Damon Powers he was “just being stupid” and apologized for running after Powers arrested him, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

A homeowner in the 12900 block of East Olive Avenue called police about 6:30 p.m. and reported Kilgallen was in the area. Powers knew Kilgallen has a history of fleeing police, so four other deputies and two Liberty Lake officers arrived to help.

The caller allowed Powers into his backyard, and he recognized Kilgallen on the back porch before Kilgallen ran.
Deputy Dale Wells and two Liberty Lake police officers arrested Kilgallen, according to the release.

Kilgallen was arrested on the DOC warrant for fourth-degree assault and new charges of resisting arrest and eight counts of trespassing, apparently for each private property he accessed.

Dumpster dive leads to felony arrest

A man arrested for being inside a dumpster outside a drug store was booked into jail on a felony charge after police found methamphetamine in his backpack.

Darrell Leon Brunson, 47, told Deputy David Westlake he believed it was legal to be inside a store dumpster when Westlake found him hiding in the dumpster outside Walgreens, 7905 N. Division St., about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

“When Deputy Westlake asked why he was not making a noise as he approached, Brunson did not have an answer,” according to a news release by Deputy Craig Chamberlin, spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

Walgreens employees requested trespassing charges be pursued against Brunson. Westlake found the meth in a plastic baggie inside Brunson's backpack and says it tested positive for the drug.

Brunson has previous convictions for drugs and trespassing.

Homeowner spots suspected prowlers

A Spokane Valley homeowner spotted two suspected prowlers looking at his car early today, leading police to arrest a suspect.

The man opened the front door to his home in the 2800 block of South Davis Road after seeing two men - one with a flashlight - looking into his Subaru Legacy about 2:30 a.m.

The men ran west from the home. The homeowner said he saw them start looking into other vehicles because they through he'd stayed at his home. The man's wife called 911, and Spokane County sheriff's Deputy Dale Wells searched the area of 13500 East Redlin Road, where the man said he'd last seen the prowlers.

Wells found Jacob S. Mager, 24, hiding between two gardens inside a fenced yard. Others deputies arrived and Mager was arrested without incident.

The homeowner identified Mager as one of the men he'd seen at his Subaru. Mager told Wells “he was walking with his friend “Mike” and had no idea “Mike” was prowling vehicles, according to the sheriff's office.

A woman who owns the yard where Mager was hiding told Wells she wants to pursue trespassing charges against him, so Mager was booked into jail on a count of second-degree trespass. He already posted bond and is out of jail.

Cops: Teen decks school resource officer

An 18-year-old man punched a school resource officer who confronted him for trespassing at North Central High School on Wednesday, police say.

Officer Paul Corrick said he recognized Henry Ivory Jones as a former student when he saw him inside the school at 1600 N. Howard St., about 2:25 p.m.

He said he was walking him out of the school when Jones swore at him, so Corrick told him he was under arrest for disorderly conduct. That's when Jones punched Corrick in the face and ran from the school.

A witness said Jones swore at Corrick and said that he was having a good day and not to ruin it before he decked him. Corrick found Jones outside the YMCA on Monroe Street and arrested him for third-degree assault, first-degree criminal trespass and resiting arrest.

Neighbor’s call leads to meth, 2 arrests

A report of a burglary at a vacant home in near Holy Cross Cemetery in north Spokane Tuesday led deputies to arrest two people and seize a methamphetamine and a backpack stolen in a vehicle prowling last March.

Christine Lorrain Blumenshein, 40, and Robert K. Schulte, 30, were arrested at a home in the 7000 block of North Normandie Street after a neighbor reported a suspicious vehicle parked near the home, which had recently been purchased, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office said today.

The neighbor said he saw a man and woman exit the car and walk toward the home, then saw a short while later that the back gate was open.

Blumeshein had a small metal cap with methamphetamine in her hand when she was handcuffed, deputies say.

Deputies also found a tool bag and backpack on the floor of the home that contained snips, tools and 17 key chains with keys to Ford vehicles. A name written on the backpack in black marker linked it to the victim of a vehicle prowling on March 17.

The two were booked into jail for first-degree criminal trespass. Blumenshein also faces a meth possession charge.
  

‘Batman’ charged w/ trespassing in Mich.

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Holy trespassing, Batman!

A 31-year-old man dressed as the comic book Caped Crusader was arrested Wednesday in Petoskey after he was seen hanging from the top wall of a downtown business. 

The Petoskey News-Review reports officers went up on the roof about 12:40 a.m. and pulled the 31-year-old man back onto the building.

Public Safety Director John Calabrese says he believes the man “enjoys doing this.”

Officers confiscated a baton-like weapon, a can of chemical irritant spray and lead-lined gloves.

The Harbor Springs man, pictured after his arrest, is awaiting arraignment on charges of trespassing and possession of a dangerous weapon.

He's being held in the Emmet County jail.

Petoskey is in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula, about 225 miles northwest of Detroit. ;

86’d from Walmart, return leads to arrest

A Spokane woman banned from all Walmarts was arrested for felony burglary Sunday after returning to the Spokane Valley store.

Billee Jo Koller, 36, tried to steal more than $80 in men's clothing from the store at 15727 E. Broadway Ave., according to the Spokane Valley Police Department.
 
Koller was prohibited from going to the Walmart after she was caught shoplifting last October, police said.
 
That condition upgraded her shoplifting allegation to a second-degree burglary charge. She also was booked for third-degree theft and warrants for theft and drug possession.

Yakima bans sex offenders at swim pools

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakima City Council has voted to ban sex offenders from using city swimming pools, a move allowed under a little-used 2006 state law.

City officials believe the ban approved Tuesday is a first under a Washington trespass law that allows cities and other entities such as schools, libraries and day-care centers to ban certain sex offenders from pools, parks, playgrounds and other facilities with the primary purpose of educating or caring for children.
 
“This is just one protection that we feel is important,” said Councilwoman Kathy Coffey, who pushed for the policy. “We're doing what we can to protect the youth of our city.”
 
The pre-emptive application of the law, rather than on a case-by-case basis, could draw a civil rights challenge, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported.
 
The ban applies only to Level 2 or Level 3 sex offenders whose crimes involved children.
 
There are about 50 sex offenders residing within city limits and another 50 in the Upper Valley who qualify for the ban, interim police Chief Greg Copeland told the council.
 
A detective already assigned to track sex offenders would add notifications to his caseload and update the list on a quarterly basis, Copeland said. Process servers will ensure notifications are made in person.
 
City officials became aware in December that a Level 3 sex offender had been swimming at Lions Pool, one of the city's two municipal pools. The other is Franklin Pool.
 
The 49-year-old man attended a budget hearing at City Hall because he had heard a rumor the council was considering closing Lions Pool. Then-police Chief Sam Granato recognized the man, who has a history of run-ins with police. The man was convicted of attempting to molest an 8-year-old girl in 1996.
 
Many states ban registered sex offenders from living close to or loitering at schools and other places frequented by children.

Arrests made in love triangle stabbing

A man accused of stabbing his lover's estranged husband last week has been arrested for assault.

Spokane police initially said Dumont P. Whitt, 35, may have stabbed Robert D. McQueen in self defense after McQueen confronted him and McQueen's wife, Alicia McQueen, in a home at 2415 E. 1st about 2 a.m. on Dec. 28. But Whitt stabbed McQueen too many times for the case to be considered self defense, said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe, spokeswoman for the Spokane Police Department.
 
The McQueens used to live at the home but Robert McQueen, 35, moved out in late November, according to court documents. He was hospitalized with critical injuries from several stab wounds but has since improved and was booked into jail for trespassing on Wednesday, police said today. 
 
Alicia McQueen told police that Robert McQueen broke into a bedroom window and attacked her before fighting with Whitt, according to a search warrant. 
 
Robert McQueen left after yelling “you stabbed me,” police said. Alicia McQueen told police she keeps a steak knife by her bed for protection.
 
Whitt appeared in Spokane County Superior Court today on one count of first-degree assault.

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