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In brief: Blackwell Island Marina’s copper wire, outlet boxes stolen

Fri., Nov. 15, 2013

The Blackwell Island Marina in Coeur d’Alene reported that someone stole about 3,000 feet of copper wire and 200 outlet boxes from a shed on the marina property.

The wire and outlet boxes were used for boat shows, an employee of the Hagadone Marine Center told the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. They hadn’t been used since August and were stored in unsecured boxes in an open shed, service manager James Barnhart told a sheriff’s deputy.

The burglary was discovered when Barnhart went to the shed to get the wire for another boat show.

Barnhart told the deputy that “whoever stole the wire ‘knew it was there’ and did not ‘just stumble onto it,’ ” according to the police report. He doubted anyone who worked at the marina would steal it, he added.

Suspect at large after robbing Banner Bank

A Banner Bank location in north Spokane was robbed Thursday afternoon, and the robber was still at large Thursday night.

Around 5 p.m., KHQ-TV reported, a man walked into the bank and handed the teller a note: “Give me money. Don’t trip any alarms.”

The teller gave him money, and he fled on foot. Police didn’t find a suspect Thursday evening.

The robber was described as in his 30s and 6 feet tall, KHQ reported. His face had freckles or light scarring, and he wore a tan jacket, a red hoodie, jeans and a dark cap.

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


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