August 2, 2011 in City

Fourth suspect sought in arson case

By The Spokesman-Review
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Reward offered

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a reward for information that leads to Aleksander N. Shingarey’s arrest. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. His last known address was in the 4000 block of East 23rd Avenue in Spokane. According to the Spokane Valley Police Department, his nine-year criminal history includes convictions for riot, assault, minor in possession of alcohol, DUI, disorderly conduct and negligent driving. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call (800) 222-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Three people are in custody in connection with a recent arson fire in the 4400 block of East 15th Avenue in Spokane Valley and a fourth person, Aleksander N. Shingarey, 23, is being sought on a charge of first-degree arson. The group allegedly set fire to the home because of a dispute with the resident.

Sergey A. Kravchenko, 27, and Maksim P. Oboznyy, 21, were arrested Friday. Roman I. Ryakhovskaya, 21, turned himself in Saturday. All remain in the Spokane County Jail on $100,000 bail, said Fire Marshal Kevin Miller.

The arson fire, which caused more than $100,000 in damage, was reported at 3 a.m. on July 24 while the family renting the home was out of town.

The family was able to identify possible suspects, Miller said. “They gave us some possible suspects, then we ran those guys down,” he said.

According to an affidavit filed in Spokane County Superior Court, the victim was involved with a dispute over wages with a friend of the men suspected of being involved in the arson. Before the house was set on fire a flat screen television and a laptop were stolen from the home, according to court documents.

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