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Sirens & Gavels archive for Sept. 21, 2009

MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2009

Courthouse watch: 9.21.09

A man accused of bilking a rental owner out of more than $15,000 was scheduled to plead not guilty to 15 felony theft charges today. Wesley O. Walters, 38, and his wife, Theresa M. Walters, managed the King’s Village Apartment Complex in the 12000 block…

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Authorities bust 2 meth labs in 2 days

Law enforcement in Spokane County this month discovered two homemade methamphetamine labs within two days and on opposite sides of the county. Spokane police and firefighters found the first lab Sept. 12 after someone reporting a strong smell of chemicals at 2409 E. Sharp about…

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This banner was hanging in the gym at Coeur d'Alene High School on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Jerry Carlson, a prominent Coeur d'Alene insurance agent and school booster has been charged with possessing five grams of cocaine last week is part of a larger criminal conspiracy investigation involving at least a half a kilo of the drug. In addition to a state charge of possession of a controlled substance, Jerry S. Carlson faces three federal charges related to distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine that took place over several months. KATHY PLONKA The Spokesman-Review (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Feds want Carlson's Benz, cash 

A prominent school booster charged in a major cocaine dealing investigation could be forced to give up $40,000 and his Mercedes Benz, newly filed court documents show. Jerald Stuart Carlson was indicted on a federal drug forfeiture charge last week, more than seven months after…

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Teens joyride with fire hydrant wrench

A carload of drunken teens led police to a stolen fire department wrench that had been used to open fire hydrants throughout Spokane Valley. Justin L. Myles, 19, told police about the wrench while being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving about 2 a.m. Saturday…

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Big raid finds meth but little else

The raid at two Spokane Valley apartment complexes last week was triggered by a common law enforcement ally: the confidential informant. Versed in the criminal world and eager to shed criminal charges, the confidential informant typically arranges drug buys using police money, then gives the…

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