August 14, 1997 in Washington Voices

Deputies Arrest Man For Attempted Burglary

By The Spokesman-Review
 
Tags:crime

A 20-year-old man was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for attempted burglary early on the morning of July 30.

Graham Gombosky is accused of peering through an open window of a home in the 400 block of West Bellwood with his pants unzipped, sheriff’s spokesman Dave Reagan said.

A female resident in the home told deputies she was sleeping nude when she was awakened by a man who was peering into her bedroom window, Reagan said.

“She yelled at the man and threatened to call the police,” Reagan said. “When he didn’t leave, she called police.”

The man removed the screen to the woman’s window and opened it, Reagan said.

Man arrested for theft

A man was taken into custody by Spokane police last week after he allegedly tried to steal more than $100 worth of items from a supermarket and attacked the store’s security guard.

Rafael E. Ojeda, 21, was booked for robbery and an unrelated outstanding warrant, police spokesman Dick Cottam said.

At 4 p.m. on Aug. 3, a man filled a basket at the Tidyman’s at 6405 N. Addison and then walked to the parking lot, Cottam said. A security guard watched the suspect for some time and directed him back to the store. The man tried to run to his car before the guard and several other store employees tackled and handcuffed him, Cottam said.

The suspect asked to be examined at an area hospital, saying he was injured by the guard.

When police realized the suspect gave the hospital a false name and address, he was booked for theft for the billing of several hundred dollars in medical expenses, Cottam said.

Teen arrested for car theft

A 19-year-old Spokane man was arrested in the theft of a car on Aug. 5, deputies said.

James D. Kelley of 1224 E. Wellesley was taken into custody without incident after deputies found a stolen 1986 Chevrolet Camaro at an East Peone farm, said sheriff’s spokesman Dave Reagan.

A witness called the sheriff’s department after seeing the suspect park the car behind some farm implements. The witness provided deputies with the car’s license plate and a computer check showed it had been reported stolen, Reagan said.

Deputies were at the farm waiting for the suspect when he returned from a shopping trip with a friend. The Camaro had been stolen from a Spokane Valley address the previous day, deputies said.

, DataTimes


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