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Months of drug investigation lead to arrest of man, woman

A man and woman were arrested last Thursday after detectives seized marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine from a north Spokane home, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Child Protective Services was called to take custody of the woman’s 7-year-old daughter.

Detectives had purchased meth from the pair at a residence at 1020 W. Jackson Ave., during an investigation that lasted several months, sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Dave Reagan said. Karina S. Johnson, 30, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of involving a child in the transportation of a controlled substance. and Travis J. Schueller, 31, was booked into jail on one count of delivery of a controlled substance.

Man pushing shopping cart arrested

A man was arrested Oct. 6 after a Safeway customer saw him walking inside the grocery allegedly with items that recently had been stolen from the customer’s car, Spokane Police said.

The customer saw his pool cue and backpack in the man’s shopping cart at about 7 p.m., police spokesman Dick Cottam said. The man walked out of Safeway, at 1617 W. Third Ave., without the items when the customer started to look inside the cart.

The customer called police, who searched the neighborhood and found the man, Cottam said. He was identified as Aaron J. Harding.

Harding denied stealing anything and said the items were given to him by an acquaintance.

Police found a handgun and a bag of methamphetamine on Harding, Cottam said. Harding was booked into jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Deer Park Cleaners burglarized

Deer Park Cleaners was burglarized earlier this month, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Someone pried open a slider door at the business on East Crawford Avenue between 2 p.m. Oct. 2 and 7 a.m. Oct. 4 and stole a small amount of cash, said sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Dave Reagan.

A deputy seized a latex glove and screwdriver left inside the cleaners, Reagan said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.


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