The crust was a bit too crispy at Pizza Hut Monday morning. And so was the rest of the building.
It took 23 Spokane firefighters to put out a blaze early Monday morning at a Pizza Hut at 1827 W. Northwest Blvd. The blaze gutted the building, according to battalion chief Skip Powell.
The building was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at approximately 1:20 a.m. The fire was under control in 25 minutes, Powell said.
“Most of the contents were destroyed and the fire is still under investigation,” Powell said.
Police arrest teens
Spokane police arrested two teenagers Monday afternoon after one fired a BB gun from an apartment at several children and the other lied about it.
Boyd Lee Oder, 19, was arrested for aiming and discharging a firearm in the city. Jason D. Green, 19, was arrested for obstructing an officer.
Officers questioned Green, who lives at 1605 N. Madison, the apartment from where Oder fired the shots. Green denied any knowledge of the incident, police spokesman Dick Cottam said.
Police later learned Oder, who lives at 1605 N. Madison, had fired the rifle. He claimed he only wanted to frighten the children, Cottam said.
Clerk at North Ash store robbed
A man walked into the Super C convenient store at 1809 N. Ash and robbed the clerk early on the morning of Jan. 22.
The clerk told police the man had both hands in his jacket pockets, walked to the cash register and demanded all the money, Cottam said.
The clerk believed the man had a weapon and handed over the cash. The robber then left the store and ran east across Ash, he said.
Two witnesses described the robber as a white male in his mid-20s, 5-foot-9-inch, thin, with dark curly collarlength hair. He was wearing a dark baseball cap and a jacket with a bright yellow design and dark jeans.
Tavern broken into
Police responded to the Hi Neighbor Tavern at 2201 N. Monroe at 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 21. When they arrived they discovered a rear door had been forced open.
Two areas were broken open and some cash was missing from the tavern. The burglar also scattered pull tabs around the floor, Cottam said.