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Sirens & Gavels archive for Nov. 4, 2009


This photo shows an SUV that rear-ended a Spokane police cruiser Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. The patrol car was stopped on Maple Street just south of Sinto Avenue about 1 p.m. while Officer Jeff Graves helped a person. (KHQ-TV)

Police officer injured in rear-end crash 

A Spokane police officer was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday after a woman thought to be on drugs rear ended him, a police spokeswoman said. Officer Jeff Graves is expected to survive injuries caused when Debra Hatcher, 54, rear ended his squad car on Maple…

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Police may have suspect in ATM thefts

A man arrested on drug charges is suspected of an attempted ATM burglary two days after he posted bail. George W. Butrick, 31, (left, allegedly) was arrested again Wednesday after police identified him as a suspect in an incident Oct. 21 at the Conoco at…

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Suspects in double homicide plead innocent

It was an arraignment trifecta this afternoon as a double homicide suspect, his accused accomplice, and a man police arrested in connection with the crime all entered not guilty pleas to their respective charges in Spokane County Superior Court. Merle W. Harvey, 27, is charged…

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Few leads in Green Bluff homicide

More than two weeks after a major marijuana dealer was found dead near Green Bluff, detectives are working with few leads. "It's not a case that we don't think we can solve," Sgt. Dave Reagan said today. "We just don't know how long that's going…

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Stuff a burglar, win a turkey 

From now until Thanksgiving, Crime Stoppers is giving its usual cash reward along with a grocery store gift card for tips that help arrest the eight accused or convicted burglars pictured below.Sgt. Dave Reagan described the eight as a "a bevy of baddies who like…

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Accused pot smugglers due in court Thursday

Two Canadian men are due in U.S District Court Thursday after being caught near the border this week with what federal agents described as eight duffel bags of marijuana. William Richard Paterson, 50, and Jahrum David Oakes, 32, are in the Spokane County Jail. A…

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Man shot by police had pellet gun

A reportedly suicidal man shot by Spokane Valley police Friday was armed with a pellet gun that resembles a Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol, newly filed documents show. David J. Glidden, 27, was shot twice in the upper body after emerging from a Spokane Valley home…

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