June 8, 1996 in Washington Voices

Three Arrested In Boulder Beach Vandalism

By The Spokesman-Review

Three people were arrested Tuesday after a building at a camp near Boulder Beach was vandalized.

Richard A. Vales, 18, and two 15-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were charged with second-degree burglary.

Two men who were walking at Camp Secani told sheriff’s deputies they heard glass shatter and wood break inside a building at the camp about 3 p.m.

After hearing the commotion, the two men looked inside the building and saw the three teens, deputies said. The teens all ran, but were caught outside the building by the two men, who held them until deputies arrived, Wiyrick said.

Vales was booked into the Spokane County Jail and the youths were both taken to the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center.

Deputies estimated damage at $500.

Gunman robs business supply shop

A masked man walked into a 24-hour business supply store early last Friday, pointed a gun at the clerk and robbed the store.

The robber escaped with an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, deputies said.

The clerk was not hurt.

She told deputies the robber walked into Pronto Plus, 520 S. Pines, about 1 a.m. He was wearing a dark knit hat, a blue bandana over his face, a dark-colored jacket and blue jeans.

When she emerged from a back room, the robber pointed a handgun at her and demanded money.

The robber is described as in his late teens or early 20s, 5-foot-10 and thin, with brown eyes.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

Man sleeping in alley beaten

Two men beat and robbed a man who had passed out early Wednesday in an alley behind a Valley grocery store.

The 22-year-old victim, who was asleep in an alley behind Rosauers at Sprague Avenue and Gillis Road, told deputies the men punched him in the face twice and took his wallet and backpack. The assailants then fled on foot.

One of the robbers was wearing camouflage pants and had a beard, Wiyrick said. A description of the other was not available.

The victim, who suffered facial injuries and complained of leg pain, was treated at a local hospital and released, Wiyrick said.

Deputies found his wallet and backpack a short distance away. They did not say if anything was missing from either.

He told deputies he had gone drinking with friends Tuesday night after arguing with his girlfriend. He was walking home when he passed out in the alley.

, DataTimes

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