In brief: Californian suspect in robberies
Coeur d’Alene police have identified a California man as the suspect in a pair of armed robberies last week.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Christopher Michael Hastings, 26, of Hesperia, Calif., for two counts of robbery. They believe Hastings donned a black hoodie and displayed a handgun to rob a Tesoro gas station store Sept. 17 and a Walgreens early Sept. 18.
Hasting also is wanted on a felony drug warrant out of California. He appears to lead a transient lifestyle and recently has spent time in Coeur d’Alene, police said.
Anyone with information on his location is asked to call the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at (208) 769-2320.
Three more wolves killed
Three wolves from the Wedge Pack in northern Stevens County were killed by a shooter in a helicopter Wednesday as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife continued its effort to eliminate the pack.
Since early July, Wedge Pack wolves are believed to have killed or injured at least 17 cows and calves from the Diamond M Ranch herd ranging on both private and public land between the Columbia and Kettle rivers southwest of Laurier, Wash.
Department Director Phil Anderson said a marksman shot the wolves from a helicopter at about 8 a.m. about seven miles south of the U.S.-Canada border, in the same area where two other wolves from the Wedge Pack were killed Tuesday.
Man hit by car in critical condition
A man was in critical condition Wednesday night after being struck by a car in Spokane, police said.
The crash occurred about 2:21 p.m. at Second Avenue and Cowley Street on Wednesday.
Second Avenue was closed between Sherman and State streets while investigators processed the scene.
The crash is still under investigation, and police offered few details about what caused it Wednesday night. However, police said they do not believe speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash. They didn’t identify the victim.
No citations have been issued in the incident.