February 2, 2009 in City

In brief: Suspect injured during arrest

 

Idaho State Police will investigate the injuries an allegedly intoxicated suspect sustained Saturday evening while reportedly resisting arrest.

A press release issued by Coeur d’Alene police alleges that Robert James Reiswig, 30, was walking amid traffic along the 5500 block of Government Way, leaping at cars and stumbling.

He allegedly resisted arrest by police Officer Jon Cantrell.

Reiswig was taken to the ground by Cantrell and suffered a head injury to his left eye area, according to police. Reiswig was taken to Kootenai Medical Center.

Coeur d’Alene police requested the outside investigation.

Spokane Valley

Gas station store robber sought

Spokane Valley police are investigating the Sunday morning robbery of a convenience store.

The suspect – a man about 5 feet 7 inches tall – fled the Exxon store at 115 S. Pines Road after stealing cash and lottery tickets.

He claimed to have a gun, but the store clerk did not see a weapon.

A K-9 team tracked the suspect north to the alley between Sprague and First avenues west of Pines before losing the scent.

The man wore a red-and-yellow hooded sweatshirt, gloves and baggy jeans, and reportedly spoke with an accent that may have been Hispanic.

Stevens County

Driver killed in one-car crash

The Washington State Patrol reported a fatal vehicle accident Sunday night in Stevens County.

Preliminary reports indicated that a one-car crash killed the driver along Highway 25 about 15 miles south of Hunters.

The road was closed for several hours after the wreck.

It is unknown if the driver was wearing a seat belt or if alcohol or drugs were suspected as a cause of the accident.

The accident remained under investigation Sunday night.

Idaho Falls

Lab working on arsenic removal

Officials with the U.S. Department of Energy say the Idaho National Laboratory has developed an economical technique for removing arsenic from water supplies that is seven times more effective than anything currently available.

The Environmental Protection Agency has set the maximum safe arsenic level for drinking water at 10 parts per billion, down from 50 parts per billion previously allowed.

Some studies show arsenic in drinking water at levels greater than 10 parts per billion can increase rates of some cancers.

Klamath Falls, Ore.

Crater Lake fall was nearly fatal

Firefighters rescued a 26-year-old man who slid roughly 200 feet after trying to recover a friend’s cell phone that fell into the caldera at Crater Lake National Park.

Kevin Harris, who is stationed at the Oregon Air National Guard’s Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, suffered only scrapes after sliding down the snow-covered slope Saturday.

A battalion chief with Jackson County Fire District No. 3 said that Harris was fortunate to stop where he did. Another 20 feet and he would have gone off the edge and into the water.

From staff and wire reports


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