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Weapons May Have Been Stolen

Thu., Jan. 19, 1995

The weapons used in a Pend Oreille County homicide last week may have been stolen from an Elk home, according to Spokane County sheriff’s deputies.

Mary Foster of N41700 Frantz Road in Elk reported that she was attacked and her home was burglarized Jan. 7. She has no memory of the attack, which left her with a head injury, Ries said.

After treating her injuries, her doctor advised that she check her home for the possibility a crime was committed. Foster then noticed that several weapons, including a rifle and pistol, were missing, Ries said.

Pair rob woman

A 51-year-old woman told police she was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon while walking along Hamilton near Fairview.

The woman said two men wearing ski masks grabbed her arms, and one reached into her purse and demanded money, said Spokane Police spokesman Dick Cottam. When the victim resisted, one man pressed a handgun into her neck.

The pair took the purse and ran south on Hamilton, Cottam said.

The woman thought both robbers were teenagers.

Kidnapping attempt thwarted

A woman walking to her car after work Monday escaped a kidnapping attempt, Cottam said.

The woman was leaving the Washington Water Power Co. building on East Mission and heading toward her car in the 1700 block of North Perry, Cottam said.

A man approached her from behind and ordered her to get into her car. Instead, she ran toward the WWP building, and the man ran in the other direction, Cottam said.

Passers-by shoot house

A drive-by shooting Monday evening in the 5000 block of North Magnolia left a bullet lodged in a family’s house.

Several residents reported the shooting about 7 p.m., Cottam said. Witnesses believe the shooters were in a light blue medium-size pickup with a loud muffler. The bullet went through the front door of the house and lodged in a wall in the attic, Cottam said. No one was injured, although a family was at home.

Student charged

A Deer Park Junior High student is being charged with carrying a dangerous weapon in a school after the principal there found a BB gun in her purse.

The 12-year-old told school officials she had run away from home and had taken her mother’s BB gun with her. The school principal searched the girl’s locker for the gun last Thursday after receiving a tip that the girl was carrying a weapon, said sheriff’s Lt. Clyde Ries. Failing to find the gun, the principal pulled the girl from class and asked her about the rumors. She then showed the gun, which was in her purse.

Home arson probed

Deer Park firefighters are investigating an arson fire that started in a home Saturday. Karen Longworth told deputies she had recently evicted the tenants at N25002 Perry, Ries said.

Man faces rape, assault charges

Deputies arrested a North Side man Sunday and charged him with second-degree rape and fourth-degree assault.

Bryce A. Grecian, 35, N12713 Hamilton, was booked into jail after a woman at his house called 911 and hung up, Ries said. When deputies arrived, the woman said Grecian had been angry and that she was attacked and raped after the two came to the home from a night out.

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