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Friday, December 14, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Pair Offer To Swap For Hostages

Two German tourists who have offered to exchange themselves for a Spokane psychologist and three other Western hostages said Kashmiri rebels contacted them Tuesday and told them to remain in …


2 Customs Inspectors Charged In Kidnapping

Two U.S. Customs Service inspectors were charged with kidnapping a suspected drug dealer and trying to rob him, officials said Tuesday. Richard Ramos and Gerasimos Kapsaskis, who have worked out …


Five Arrested In Japan Kidnapping

Police arrested five people on Monday who allegedly kidnapped a Tokyo family and held them for $9.5 million in ransom. The kidnapping took place in October, but the victims did …


Girl Snatched From Bicycle Found Slain

Less than a week after Amber Hagerman was dragged screaming off her bicycle in the middle of the afternoon by a man in a pickup, her body was found floating …


Police Look For Man Who Tried To Lure Girl

Coeur d’Alene police are looking for a man who tried to entice a young girl into his car Tuesday morning. A 6-year-old girl told police that the man told her …


Kidnappers Threaten To Attack Family

The kidnappers who abducted two European tourists at gunpoint earlier this week have threatened to attack an American family if their demands were not met, a priest said Friday. The …


8-Year-Old Boy Abducted After He Was Dropped At School

An 8-year-old boy missing since his mother dropped him off at school Wednesday morning was abducted, the Snohomish County sheriff’s office said. Nicholas Sullivan was left outside Hazelwood Elementary School …


Abduction, Rape Charges Clear Way For Japanese Custody Of Servicemen Alleged Actions Against Girl, 12, Have Sparked Weeks Of Protests

Three U.S. servicemen were charged Friday with abducting and raping a 12-year-old girl, clearing the way for their delivery to Japanese authorities as protesters nationwide have vehemently demanded. The rape …


Captive Pleads For Help Kashmiri Rebels Release Tapes Of Spokane Psychologist, Others

Don Hutchings


Phone Problems Halt Hostage Talks

Kashmiri militants who have threatened to kill five Western hostages, including a Spokane psychologist, tried to contact negotiators Friday, indicating they may be ready to modify their demands. But faulty …


Kashmiri Rebels Threaten To Kill Western Hostages

Kashmiri insurgents holding five Western hostages, including one American from Spokane, two Britons, a German, and a Norwegian, threatened on Wednesday to kill them if the Indian government does not …


Hostages Are Safe, Escapee Says

Two days after escaping from Kashmiri separatists, American John Childs said Monday that the other three hostages he was held with are safe and praying to be freed. One of …


Muslim Separatists Say Hostages Not Hurt

American and British diplomats sought the help of pro-separatist groups Friday to free two Americans and two Britons taken hostage by Muslim militants in the mountains of northern India. The …


Man Surrenders After Standoff Incident Ends After Six Hours; Woman Released Unharmed

Police escort Jack Hewson Jr. from the scene of a six-hour standoff. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Abduction Claim Under Investigation Couple Say Incident Began Near Colville, Ended In Spokane

A Stevens County couple told authorities they were abducted from their home by an armed gunman, then left in a Spokane restaurant parking lot after the gunman drove off in …


Defiant Serbs Take More Hostages 33 British Peacekeepers Captured; Bosnia’s Foreign Minister Killed

Bosnia plunged deeper into crisis Sunday with the death of its foreign minister, whose helicopter was shot down by Serb forces, and another round of hostage-taking that left the United …


Girl Reports Man Tried To Get Her In His Car

A 13-year-old Post Falls girl reported Monday that a man tried to entice her into his car as she walked home from junior high. The girl told Kootenai County Sheriff’s …


3 Arrested After Woman Stripped, Beaten

1. Lloyd 2. Vigneri 3. Zyph


N.Y. Teacher Held For Kidnapping Girl

1. Rosado 2. The media surround Glenn Harris as he surrenders Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press


Court Upholds Conviction

Thomas Maupin’s conviction and sentence for the January 1988 abduction and murder of a 6-year-old Spokane girl were upheld Thursday by the Washington Court of Appeals. The Division III appeals …


Ethiopia Closes Somalia Embassy After Incident

Ethiopia closed its embassy in Mogadishu on Monday, a day after kidnappers released its charge d’affaires unharmed after 21 days in captivity. Yamani Abdi’s abductors said they had sought compensation …


Pair Arrested After Kidnapping

A man and woman were arrested late Friday in Spokane on suspicion of kidnapping another man earlier in the day. Ericka D. Clemons, 28, and Gary L. Carter, 24, both …


Men Indicted In Pocatello Hostage Plot

A new 15-count federal indictment has been handed down against two men accused of taking eight people hostage last summer in downtown Pocatello as part of a bungled extortion plot. …


Man Abducted By Gang While Skateboarding

Four gang members abducted an 18-year-old Valley man while he was skateboarding at 26th and Pines on Sunday evening. One of the gang members pulled him into a maroon 1980s …


Baby Sitter Thwarts Kidnapper Twice

A baby sitter was hailed as a hero for twice pulling a 15-month-old girl from the arms of a would-be kidnapper on Friday. Stephanie Watts, 18, was caring for Kelsey …


Expert On Missing Children To Talk To Parents David Collins Will Lecture Tuesday Night About Child Predators

In 1993, 9-yearold Stephanie Crane disappeared while walking home from a bowling alley in Challis, Idaho. Earlier that year, 11-year-old Jeralee Underwood was kidnapped while walking her Pocatello newspaper route, …


Man Reports Being Attacked, Kidnapped

A 21-year-old Coeur d’Alene man told police he was attacked and kidnapped Saturday morning. The victim had witnessed an earlier crime and believes the attack on him was related. Police …


Man Will Stand Trial On Molestation Charges Sandpoint Man Accused Of Abducting 8-Year-Old Boy

An 8-year-old boy pointed out a gray-haired man in court Wednesday and told a judge the man had threatened to mutilate him if he didn’t take off his clothes. “I …


Murderer Takes Woman Hostage At State Prison Killer Of Esta Rolfe Subdued By Squad After Counselor Held For Three Hours

A murderer serving life without parole for killing a Wilbur, Wash., woman took a counselor hostage at a state prison Monday, but the incident ended without injury when a special …