November 6, 1997

Lunchtime Assault On Student Lands Girls In Juvenile Detention

Amy Scribner Staff writer
 

Two 15-year-old Ferris High School students were arrested after an assault on another student Monday afternoon.

The beatings occurred during the lunch hour in the 3100 block of 37th Avenue and again in a field on 36th Avenue, said police spokesman Dick Cottam.

Witnesses told police the two suspects, both 15-year-old girls, hit and kicked the victim, took her contact lenses and $2 from her wallet. Witnesses saw the suspects repeatedly hit and kick the victim while she was on the ground, Cottam said.

They stopped when a woman drove up and offered the victim a ride home, he said.

Police said it appears several Ferris students knew the beating was going to occur and watched without attempting to stop it.

After interviewing the suspects and several witnesses, police booked the two girls into juvenile detention on suspicion of first-degree robbery.

The victim was not seriously injured.

Man robbed, pushed in river

A man was robbed at knife point about 1 a.m. Tuesday on East Trent, then pushed over a railing into the Spokane River, police said.

The victim said he was walking when he was stopped by a man and a woman. They asked him for a match, and the man then shoved the victim against a bridge railing and displayed a knife, Cottam said.

After taking the victim’s money, the man pushed him over the railing and the two fled, Cottam said. The victim was able to climb out of the water and walk to the Union Gospel Mission, where he called police.

Police are still investigating the incident.

, DataTimes


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