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Police log gems: Pullman police help baby bird

Pullman police responded to a call of a baby bird that had fallen out of the nest Tuesday at about 11:20 a.m. on the 2500 block of NW Short Drive.

Police responded and placed the bird back into the nest, according to police logs.

Pullman police say surveillance video released in error

Previously released footage from Pullman Police Department on Youtube shows the assault suspects leaving the Adams Mall parking lot following last month's assault of a Washington State University instructor.

A video containing excerpts of surveillance camera footage from the night a Washington State University instructor was assaulted was released to The Spokesman-Review by police and published on the news company’s website for several hours on Thursday.

A Pullman Police records clerk mailed a disk containing 30 minutes of footage from five surveillance cameras to staff writer Nicole Hensley in response to a public records request.

Shortly after the video was posted Thursday afternoon, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins informed the reporter that the video had been released in error, but did not request that it be taken down from spokesman.com. Several hours later, however, Jenkins asked that it be removed from the website because its release “could potentially hamper and impede our active investigation of this case.”

The Spokesman-Review agreed to that request, but reserves the right to re-post the video if formal charges are filed in the case. Three people have been arrested but not charged in connection with the assault.

Editor Gary Graham noted that the video was obtained legally, given to the newspaper by the Pullman Police Department. However, “In the spirit of cooperation with an active police investigation, we have agreed to remove it from our website.”

The video shows a confrontation between the instructor, David Warner, his friend, and the suspects identified by Pullman police. It also also shows emergency responders arriving on scene and a large crowd gathering around Warner’s prone body.

Warner was transported to Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane and remained there in critical condition for two weeks. His condition has improved and he’s now at a rehabilitation center in Post Falls.

Warner can be seen stretching his arms out between two feuding parties before he’s tackled to the ground by a group of men around 1:57 a.m. on March 30. He fell to the ground, out of sight behind a parked car near 600 NE Colorado Street.

2nd suspect arrested in Pullman robbery

A second suspect has been arrested in a home-invasion robbery in Pullman last week.

Jeremiah J. Lafave, 27, was booked into the Idaho County Jail after being arrested at a relative's home in Steites, Idaho, about 5 p.m. on Saturday.

He's awaiting extradition back to Whitman County, where he faces charges of robbery, kidnapping, burglary, theft and harassment.

Police believe Lafave and Matthew E. White, 35, of Clarkston, tied up a man at gunpoint at an apartment complex last Tuesday and stole carious items. White was arrested Thursday.

Surveillance photos and videos from a convenience store helped identify the suspects.

"Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins thanks those who provided tips and the assisting law enforcement agencies that led to the identification and arrest of the suspects so quickly," according to a news release. 

Suspect arrested in Pullman robbery

A suspect has been arrested in a home-invasion robbery in Pullman earlier this week.

Matthew E. White, 35, of Clarkston, is in the Whitman County Jail on charges of robbery, kidnapping, burglary, theft and harassment.

Tips helped police identify him as one of two men who tied up and robbed a Pullman man at gunpoint Tuesday.  Police and the Whitman County SWAT team searched White's home in the 2800 block of 6th Avenue in Clarkston just before 8 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Pullman police at (509) 334-0802.

Surveillance photos and videos of the suspects can be viewed here.

Videos show Pullman robbery suspects

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Pullman police are asking for help identifying two men involved in a home-invasion robbery Tuesday. 

Surveillance videos shows the suspects, described as white men between the ages of 21 and 25. 

One man wore jeans, a red undershirt and a black and white plaid long-sleeved shirt; the second man wrote denim shorts, white shoes, a hat and a gray sweatshirt and had tattoos on his lower left leg. 

The men are believed to have robbed a man at gunpoint at the Aspen Village Apartments in the 16000 block of N.E. Northwood Drive.

The robbers stole items and tied up the victim before leaving the home, police said. No one was injured. Police were called about 11 a.m.

A white woman with blond hair, a yellow shirt and a tattoo on the right side of her neck is seen with the suspects, who are believed to be driving a light-colored, mid-sized SUV.

Anyone with information on the robbery or suspects is asked to call the Pullman Police Department at (509) 334-0802.