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The Spokane Valley Police Department had to ask for help from other law enforcement agencies when they responded to a report of a loud party in the 16100 block of East Broadway at 1 a.m. Sunday. Numerous party goers were intoxicated and spread out in the street and several yards, according to a police press release. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office Air 1 helicopter responded to monitor the situation. In the end, police arrested nine people on charges ranging from rioting and resisting arrest to minor in possession of alcohol. Reporter Meghann Cuniff has more details here.
A sheriff's helicopter helped police track drunken partygoers in Spokane Valley early Sunday.
Officers called in back up from other law enforcement agencies to help them control people at the part in the 16100 block of East Broadway Avenue, which they responded to about 1 a.m. after reports of a party and disturbance.
Sheriff's helicopter Air 1 was patrolling and alerted police to several people in the road and surrounding yards.
Police said several drunken people refused to obey their commands. The majority eventually went back inside as requested, but Rion Holmes, 24, was arrested after refusing commands to stop walking in he middle of Broadway and disrupting traffic, police say.
Police say Holmes also continued to yell at others around the home and encouraged them not to cooperate with police. He was arrested for riot, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.
Nicholas Loverro, 22, also allegedly refused commands and was arrested for riot, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Homeowner Justin Doggett, 25, was booked into jail on suspicion of providing alcohol to minors. An underage female was cited and released for possession of alcohol. Officers arrested a total of nine people, police said.
A man who fled a police chase in the Four Lakes area was arrested after being shocked several times with a Taser late Sunday.
Jesse Ray Waldvogel, 25, ran from his car at milepost 267 on Interstate 90 about 5 p.m. as state troopers pursued him in a domestic violence investigation, according to the Washington State Patrol. He was believed to be armed, and law enforcement, including a helicopter and sheriff's K-9, scoured the heavily vegetated area but came up empty.
Waldvogel was arrested about 9:50 p.m. near Medical Lake-Four Lakes Road and Granite Lake Road but freed his right hand from cuffs and struggled with officers while saying “something to the effects of 'you're gonna have to kill me!'.” according to court documents. He continued to resist after one Taser shock, according to the WSP, so two to three more were applied.
“After the Taser cycled through Waldvogel stated that he was done resisting and asked something to the effects of 'why couldn't you guys just shoot me?,” according to court documents.
Troopers left the Taser probes in Waldvogel as he was examined by medics and told him he'd be shocked again if he resisted. Waldovgel had cuts on his forehead, hands and feet but declined hospital treatment, troopers say.
Waldvogel described the pursuit to police and said he'd been bit by a snapping turtle while hiding in the water, according to court documents.
He was booked into jail on charges of attempting to elude police and resisting arrest.
Above is a video showing a 24-minute police chase last weekend that ended with the arrest of Sergey A. Alekseyev, 19.
Two men suspected of carjacking a 2001 Volkswagen Bug were arrested late Saturday after being pursued by a sheriff's helicopter.
A motorist who tailed a Spokane County sheriff's patrol car at speeds up to 90 mph was arrested after being tracked by the Air-1 helicopter, officials said Monday.
Sergey A. Alekseyev, 19, was arrested after sheriff's Air-1 tracked 1996 Honda Accord he was driving from northbound Freya Street to the 5800 block of Yale Road, the sheriff's office said.