November 9, 2011 in City

In brief: One arrested in adult store robbery

 

Spokane police arrested a man riding a bicycle early Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery at an adult entertainment shop on North Division Street.

A clerk told police that two men with guns came into the Hollywood Erotic Boutique, 3813 N. Division St., and tied her up before taking money and merchandise about 2 a.m. She provided officers with good descriptions of the two, police said.

Officer Darrell Quarles responded and spotted a man who matched one of the descriptions riding a bike in the neighborhood. Quarles stopped him and discovered that the man had items taken in the robbery.

He was identified as James A. Turnipseed, 32, of Spokane, and was booked on a charge of first-degree robbery.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Man dies when car rolls off U.S. 2

A Moyie Springs, Idaho, man was killed Monday night when his vehicle went off U.S. Highway 2 near Moyie Springs.

Roy Dale Kelso, 56, was headed west in a 1994 Chevy pickup when he went off the eastbound side of the highway and down an embankment, overturning into several trees just before 10 p.m.

He was wearing a seat belt, Idaho State Police said. He died at the scene.

Drivers ejected in separate accidents

Two drivers were injured in separate accidents Tuesday morning after falling asleep at the wheel.

Daniel P. Cannon-Alexander, 19, of Deer Park, was ejected from his vehicle in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 395 in the vicinity of Hatch Road. Washington State Patrol troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt in the 4 a.m. accident. He was taken to Providence Holy Family Hospital and was treated for a skull fracture.

In the other accident, Christine K. Beale, 60, of Lewiston, was southbound on U.S. Highway 195 about 10 miles south of Pullman when she went off the road about 7 a.m. She also was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, which struck a concrete culvert.

Beale was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Man injured in crash on icy freeway

A Spokane Valley man was injured when he lost control on an icy stretch of Interstate 90 on the west side of Post Falls on Monday night, Idaho State Police said.

Luis Schiaffini-Pineiro, 29, of Spokane Valley, was headed east in a 1995 Mazda pickup truck when he lost control, crossed the right shoulder and rolled several times about 10:30 p.m.

The vehicle came to rest on its wheels, according to police.

Schiaffini-Pineiro was taken to Kootenai Medical Center for treatment. He was wearing a seat belt, but police said he was going too fast for conditions.


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