January 30, 2010 in City

In brief: Teen arrested after pipe bomb found

 

One of two teens arrested last week for shooting at passing cars on an Idaho highway was arrested again this week after authorities found a pipe bomb in his home.

The Latah County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the 14-year-old’s residence in Helmer, Idaho, following the Jan. 22 shootings on Highway 8. At the time, dispatchers reported at least 10 cars had been shot by a sniper.

Two teen boys were located and arrested several hours later. During the search for evidence, authorities found an improvised explosive device in one boy’s residence. A bomb squad was called in to detonate it.

The boy was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of bombs or destructive devices.

Sara Leaming

Almost-tossed ticket a winner

Every time he cleaned his room over the past six months, Post Falls resident Maxwell Munson thought about throwing away an old lottery scratch ticket.

On Monday, his ticket turned out to be worth $50,000.

Munson, in his early 20s, had lost on the original scratch ticket he purchased six months ago, but was eligible to submit the ticket to the Idaho Lottery’s 20th Anniversary Scratch Game second-chance drawing. After a yearlong campaign, Munson’s ticket was drawn out of 45,981 entrants who didn’t win on the first try.

Munson, who said he rarely plays the lottery, told officials he plans to use his winnings to return to school at North Idaho College.

Sara Leaming

Toddler found blocks from crash

A Spokane Valley mother faces criminal charges after police say her toddler walked away from a car crash as she tried to free her vehicle.

Denice L. Goode, 42, was booked into Spokane County Jail Friday on misdemeanor charges of drunken driving and reckless endangerment after the 1:45 a.m. crash at East Bridgeport Avenue and North Marguerite Road.

Goode reportedly told deputies she’d cut a corner too sharply and driven onto boulders, then allowed her 3-year-old son to play outside as she tried to free her 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, according to a news release.

Spokane Valley police officers found the boy at the 7-Eleven on North Argonne Road, about two blocks from the crash scene. The boy’s father, who was working, picked him up, according to a news release.

Goode remains in jail on $1,000 bond. She was convicted of drunken driving twice in 2002, according to news archives.

Mike Prager

Man cited for indecent exposure

A 53-year-old Spokane Valley man was cited for indecent exposure Thursday after a police officer found him naked and fondling himself in front of traffic on East Sprague Avenue.

Gene F. Young ran when he saw Officer Chuck Sciortino approaching about 9:50 p.m., but Sciortino caught him when he fell in a parking lot next to an auto parts store.

Young, who police believe was intoxicated, was issued a citation for indecent exposure before being allowed to walk to his home about 50 yards away in the 4700 block of East First Avenue.

He was sentenced to 10 days in jail in August for the same crime, news archives show.

Meghann M. Cuniff


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