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Investigation Of Reported Fight Leads To Drug Arrest

A Spokane Valley man was arrested on drug charges early Monday morning.

Derrick T. Jenkins, 21, 8908 E. Main, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Deputies were called to the house on East Main to investigate a possible fight at about 3 a.m.

When one deputy was behind the house, he saw a man put what later was revealed to be crack cocaine under a bathroom sink.

After authorities seized the drug, Deputy Lyle Johnston asked which of the people in the residence had just gone into the bathroom.

The man who was singled out was taken into custody, but was discovered not to be the suspect, said sheriff’s Lt. Clyde Ries.

Jenkins was later arrested and tested positive for cocaine.

Girl beaten, jacket stolen

A 14-year-old girl was beaten and robbed of a jacket last Friday night.

The girl and a friend were walking near the intersection of Greenacres and Boone when two girls attacked them.

The assailants threw the girl to the ground, hit and kicked her and demanded that she hand over her Adidas jacket. The girl gave them the jacket and fled.

Man arrested on drug charges

A Greenacres man pulled over for a traffic violation was arrested for possession of methamphetamines Tuesday night.

Stanley W. Williams, 18, of 311 N. Greenacres, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license.

At about 11 p.m. Tuesday, deputies spotted a car with a broken taillight and pulled it over into the parking lot of the Veradale Kmart store.

Williams told authorities that his license was suspended and that a cigarette box in his vehicle contained methamphetamines, Ries said.

Boy breaks into motel

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Monday after breaking into a motel room.

The boy was found in room 152 of Super 8 Motel, 2020 N. Argonne, deputies said.

The youth, said he was homeless, had entered the room through an unlocked door Sunday night.

He faces charges of third degree malicious mischief and second degree burglary, deputies said.

Motel officials said that he had been seen hanging around the motel for the past couple of months.

“We found him on the property and tried to get him to leave on his own,” said the motel’s general manager, Liz Beck. “We finally had to get him arrested.”

Babysitter hyperventilates

A 7-year-old boy called for help when his babysitter started having problems breathing.

Kevin and Kerry Wolter, who live on the 1700 block of North Glenn Court, left their children with their regular neighborhood babysitter Saturday evening.

They were having dinner at a friend’s house, when their 7-year-old son called them, saying the babysitter couldn’t breathe or talk.

“We tried to talk to her,” said Kerry Wolter. “She was hysterical.”

They called 911. By the time the Wolters returned home, the babysitter was being treated for hyperventilation.

Inspectors said she had gotten upset with her boyfriend on the phone and began to hyperventilate.