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Man charged with assault on fellow driver, music lover

Thu., Oct. 13, 2005

A 19-year-old’s loud music led to a 45-year-old man’s arrest Saturday in Spokane Valley.

The older man was upset because he couldn’t hear his own music, Spokane Valley police spokesman Cpl. Dave Reagan said. The teenager was southbound on Sullivan from Interstate 90 when he saw a man in another car waving his arms and hands at him, Reagan said. When the 19-year-old pulled over to see what was wrong, the man walked up to his open window, complained about his music and punched him in the mouth.

The victim called police as he followed behind the man, Reagan said. Officers caught up to the pair at 12th Avenue and Clinton Road.

Jeffery Dunagun, 705 S. Bowdish Road, was charged with fourth-degree assault and investigated for a possible charge of driving under the influence.

Washington State Patrol arrived to process Dunagun for DUI, Reagan said. Spokane Valley police seized six rifles from his car.

Couple arrested on charges of theft, meth

Spokane Valley police arrested an out-of-town couple Monday after they visited the Sportsman’s Warehouse.

About 10:30 a.m., the woman put a pair of sunglasses on her forehead while walking around the store, Reagan said. She wrapped a fish finder in a pillow before walking past the cashiers.

The 38-year-old woman was contacted as she left the sporting good’s store, Reagan said. Security personnel told officers that two cars leaving the parking lot appeared to be associated with the woman.

One of the drivers, Todd Michael Wright, 41, of Lacey, Wash., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, Reagan said. The woman, Christy Lee Pinza, of Kennewick, was charged with second-degree theft.

Metal products stolen

Thieves stole nearly $8,000 in aluminum products overnight Sunday from a Spokane Valley storage business.

Cummins-brand semi-tractor/trailer wheels and Cummins rocker panels were taken from Fruitland Instant Space Storage yard at Dollar Road and Mansfield Avenue, Reagan said. The theft occurred between 8 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday.

“The oil pan covers from the semi-tractor/trailer were also taken,” Reagan said. “Metal thefts have been an ongoing problem in Spokane County this summer with numerous businesses suffering losses of copper and aluminum wire and other items made of the two metals.”

Anyone with information about any metals theft should call 242-8477.


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