June 26, 1997

Motorist Booked On Drug-Possession Charge Vehicle Without License Plate Attracts Attention Of Police

Janice Podsada Staff writer
 

Martin Ray Hill, 40, was not only driving without a valid license, police said.

He was driving without a license plate when police pulled his vehicle over near Main and Napa in East Spokane, officers said. Police searched Hill, 6015 N. Hartley, when they stopped him on June 17. He was found with a container of methamphetamine, police said.

A routine background check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, police said.

Hill was booked into jail on the warrant and on a charge alleging possession of a controlled substance.

Pair face drug charges

Spokane police arrested two people June 17 for possession of methamphetamine.

Officers stopped a car in the 7300 block of East Third for a routine traffic infraction about 2:30 p.m. The driver, Michael Allan Curry, 30, had two outstanding warrants for his arrest, police said.

The car’s passenger, 23-year-old Michael George Grant Jr., 4706 E. First, was found with a vial of methamphetamine, officers said.

Curry was booked into jail on two outstanding warrants and a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Grant was booked into jail on a charge alleging possession of a controlled substance.

Guns missing from home

Five guns were stolen from a home in the 6900 block of South Palouse on June 16.

Sheriff’s deputies said the following guns were taken: a Winchester hunting rifle valued at $700; a Mossburg 12-gauge shotgun, $200; a Springfield bolt-action rifle, $250; a Mauzer bolt-action rifle, $500, and a Larime 38-caliber pistol.

A sound system with VCR, valued at $1,900, was also taken, deputies said.

There are no suspects.

Burglars take silver utensils

Discriminating burglars made off with a box of sterling silver flatware but left the stainless steel behind.

The burglary occurred sometime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 18 in the 20000 block of West Salnave Road.

Burglars took a 1973 Ford half-ton red pickup from the yard and a jeweled ring.

Sheriff’s deputies said it appears the suspects used an ax to break down the front door and pulled items from cabinets and drawers in the bedrooms and a home office.

They also removed pictures and photos from the walls, “as if they were looking for a wall safe,” said sheriff’s spokesman Dave Reagan.

The following items were stolen: sterling silver flatware valued at $1,000; silver-plated teapot, coffeepot and creamer, valued at $500; a Sony 27-inch TV, $700; Nokia cell phone, $300; tools valued at $900; a gold ring set with seven rubies and six diamonds, $200; and a pearl necklace, $50.

Deputies say the truck, valued at $3,500 - license plate 54247R - is still missing.

Footprints raise suspicions

Two sets of footprints point to two suspects in a residential burglary in the 4200 block of East 65th on June 16.

Someone pried open the front door and ransacked the house, sheriff’s deputies reported.

A stereo, VCR and a 35mm camera were taken.

Sheriff’s deputies are asking that anyone with information on any of these crimes call Crime Check at 456-2233.

, DataTimes


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