February 1, 2009 in City

In brief: Copter, new police dog aid in man’s arrest

 

Spokane police, the newest member of the K-9 unit and a helicopter worked together Friday night to catch a 25-year-old man who fled when police tried to stop him.

Husea M. Jackson was booked into the Spokane County Jail on felony charges of attempting to elude a police officer and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Police were searching for a suspect in a domestic violence incident when they tried to stop the car Jackson was driving at Lidgerwood Street and Rowan Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Police say Jackson drove off, ran into a parked vehicle and fled on foot through an apartment complex.

He was tracked by Leonidus, the newest dog in the K-9 unit, and his handler, Officer Craig Hamilton. Spokane County deputies also used the AIR 1 helicopter to track Jackson, who was arrested in the 6900 block of North Addison Street.

Police said Jackson was not the domestic violence suspect they were looking for, but he had drugs on him and that made the catch “worth the effort.”

Karen Dorn Steele

Health of lakes topic of conference

The eighth annual Regional Lakes Conference takes place Saturday at Spokane Community College.

Algae control, wetlands restoration and water quality will be discussed at the conference, which is put on by the Liberty Lake Sewer District and SCC’s water resources program.

The free conference will be held 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lair in the Student Union Building, 1810 N. Greene St. Registration is required. Contact BiJay Adams, (509) 922-5443, ext. 30, or e-mail bijay@libertylake.org.

Becky Kramer

North Idaho

Conservation district election is Tuesday

The Kootenai-Shoshone Soil and Water Conservation District will elect three new supervisors to its board Tuesday. Four candidates are seeking seats, which last four years.

The conservation district works with agencies to implement conservation practices, mostly on private land, according to a news release. That work includes stabilizing erosion on farmland and stream banks, and working with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to rank stabilization efforts on the lower Coeur d’Alene River.

The four candidates are:

•John Wallis, Hauser Lake, a contractor with the U.S. Geological Survey and president of the Hauser Lake Watershed Coalition.

•Gordon Sanders, Cataldo, who retired from the Idaho Department of Agriculture and farms in the Medimont area.

•Fran Hughes, Coeur d’Alene, a farmer on the Rathdrum Prairie.

•Jody Bieze, Harrison, a marketing consultant and member of the Kootenai County Planning Commission.

Ballots can be cast at Dalton Gardens City Hall, 6360 N. Fourth St., or at the Shoshone County Elections Office, 700 Bank St., Wallace. Polling places will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Alison Boggs


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