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Man With Molotov Cocktail Arrested

Spokane police arrested a man who had a Molotov cocktail under the front seat of his car after a routine traffic stop on Friday.

Police arrested Dmitriy D. Shulgan of Veradale on Friday morning when he was pulled over at the intersection of Empire and Cook, said police spokesman Dick Cottam.

Police found a Molotov cocktail under the front seat of the car during the traffic stop. A wine bottle was filled with an unknown fluid and a rag was stuffed in the opening, police said.

The bottle was placed in police property for safekeeping.

Shulgan, 22, was booked into jail for driving with a suspended license. A 17-year-old passenger in the pickup had a confirmed warrant for his arrest and he was booked into juvenile detention.

Cigarette lighter leads to jailing

A Spokane man arrested for stealing a 99-cent cigarette lighter landed in jail on felony drug charges.

Troy E. Klein, 26, was booked into Spokane County Jail on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and a bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

Klein was arrested about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 22 after a clerk at Hico Village, 10606 N. Newport Highway, reported that a man driving a pickup matching Klein’s stole a lighter and drove off northbound, said Spokane County Sheriff’s spokesman Dave Reagan.

A sheriff’s deputy spotted the pickup on state Highway 2 at Day-Mt. Spokane Road.

The deputy stopped the truck, the lighter was on the front seat next to the driver, Reagan said.

The deputy searched the man and found several small wrappers containing tan powder he believed to be methamphetamine, Reagan said.

Girls robbed after leaving store

Two girls told police they were victims of a strong-arm robbery on Oct. 21 at a convenience store on North Nevada.

The victims said they made a purchase at the Texaco store at 3219 N. Nevada about 3:30 p.m. They both rode from the store on one girl’s bicycle when a man who had been in the store came up behind them and shoved the victims to the ground, police spokesman Dick Cottam said.

The suspect rode away on the bicycle. Neither of the girls were seriously hurt.

The victims and the clerk described the suspect as a black male in his teens, 5-feet-9-inches tall, medium build and clean shaven.

Two men rob store, assault clerk

Two men strong-armed a convenience store clerk on East Wellesley early on the morning of Oct. 15.

The clerk told officers two men entered the Qwik Stop at 3021 E. Wellesley at about 12:15 a.m. He said one grabbed several packs of cigarettes from behind the counter and ran from the store, Cottam said.

The other picked up several 40-ounce bottles of beer and struck the clerk as he fled. One robber was described as a white male in his early 20s; the other, a black male in his 20s.

COPS Shop celebrates anniversary

The Stevens County Citizens Action Team in the Suncrest area will celebrate its second anniversary on Saturday with a planned open house. For more information call Leo Ritchie at 467-7221.

, DataTimes