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In brief: Spokane couple arrested in burglaries face more charges

Thu., April 24, 2014

A Spokane couple arrested for their alleged roles in a string of robberies last week now face charges related to burglaries in 2012 and 2013.

Jessica M. Schwartzenberger, 23, was ordered held on $25,000 bond Wednesday on two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and one count of trafficking in stolen property. She was already being held on $250,000 bond on a single charge of armed robbery.

Her boyfriend, Thomas T. Craigen, 32, was ordered held on $35,000 bond Wednesday on four counts of burglary, four counts of theft and two counts of theft of a firearm. He was being held on $250,000 bond for four counts of armed robbery.

According to court documents, Schwartzenberger told police that Craigen had broken into several homes while she served as a lookout in at least one burglary. Police believe she sold some stolen items, court documents say. Some stolen items were recovered during the investigation.

Man stabbed, in bad shape; relative arrested in dispute

A man was stabbed by a family member Wednesday afternoon in the 1300 block of West Boone Avenue, according to the Spokane Police Department.

The 52-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening wounds, said police spokeswoman Monique Cotton. A 25-year-old male relative was arrested on suspicion of assault.

The stabbing appears to be the result of a domestic dispute, Cotton said. The identity of the man arrested was not released Wednesday.

Job fair for military, veterans this afternoon in Post Falls

A job fair for veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses takes place today, noon to 4 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 1138 E. Poleline Ave., in Post Falls.

The state of Idaho and the U.S Department of Labor are sponsoring the “Hero2Hired” fair, which is one of six around the state. For more information, visit

Colville man wins $250,000 in 40 days on lottery games

A war veteran in Colville has won a total of $250,000 in two Washington Lottery games in a span of 40 days.

Dennis Campbell claimed the top prize of $200,000 in the Big Ol’ Bens Scratch game Feb. 26 and won $50,000 in the Gem 7’s Scratch game April 8.

Campbell said he paid off his house, bought a new car and donated to his church. He also gave his 7-year-old son an ATV and plans to buy 4 acres next door “so he can ride it all around,” Campbell said.


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