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Sirens & Gavels archive for Aug. 11, 2009

TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2009

Paula K. Reynolds-Eblacas (The Spokesman-Review)

Bearded woman back in court 

A woman who sometimes grows a full beard as a symbol of her activism for human rights is back in the Spokane County Superior Court system after a police officer said she grabbed his left testicle.Paula K. Reynolds-Eblacas, 42, was convicted of stalking in 2006…

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Two stabbings; one family

Last night, police found a man with stab wounds his mother said were inflicted by his girlfriend.Today, a 35-year-old man was sentenced for the stabbing death of his cousin last year.In each case, police responded to the same location - the 1400 block of West…

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Courthouse watch: 8.11.09

A bounty hunter accused of forcing an elderly Spokane man to give a bondsman thousands of dollars was released from jail on his own recognizance today.Brian D. Steenhard, 38, is charged with first-degree theft and obtaining a signature by duress or deception after a 70-year-old…

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On July 11th, a Spokane man had his wallet stolen and in it was a check made out to him as payee.  He alerted the woman who wrote him the check of the theft and she in turn alerted her bank. 
    On July 16th, a man entered the Washington Trust Bank branch at 407 N. Sullivan and attempted to cash the stolen check using the victim’s stolen identification.  The bank did not cash the check, but it did cache his image in their security system. 
    Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity is encouraged to call Crime Check at 456-2233. 
 (Spokane Valley Police Department)

Man caught on camera with stolen check 

Police say the man pictured above tried cashing a stolen check on July 16 using a identification from a wallet stolen five days earlier. Employees at Washington Trust Bank, 407 N. Sullivan Road, didn't cash the check but found the man's image in their security…

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