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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 9, 2010

FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010

Police: Drug dealer, teens tortured burglar 

Two teenagers and a Spokane man are accused of kidnapping and torturing a suspected burglar. Police believe Chaz P. Crow, 20; Jesse T.R. Bushnell, 19; and Jesse R. James, 17, kidnapped Russell Cole on two occasions in revenge for Cole stealing from Crow’s apartment, according…

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Another arrested in robbery w/ crowbar

Another suspect has been arrested in a violent home-invasion robbery two weeks ago.Robert Andrew Wilson, 24, is in jail on $175,000 bail. Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives believe he used a crowbar to assault a man and woman in an apartment at 815 W. Bellwood early…

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Gunman wanted in Spokane carjacking

A man who stole a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville at gunpoint in East Central Spokane Thursday is on the loose. The carjacker stole the Pontiac from a woman at First Avenue and Stone Street about 11 p.m., according to the Spokane Police Department. The woman left…

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City of Spokane looks at creating new jail

The city of Spokane wants to spend less money housing low-risk inmates and will begin exploring cheaper options, including the possibility of creating its own minimum-security lockup rather than rely on the county jail.The idea, which could include using a private jail contractor, caused tension…

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Chism

Firefighter on leave after brawl with WSP

A Spokane firefighter exonerated on child pornography charges two years ago is on paid leave again after an apparently violent confrontation with state troopers during a drunken driving arrest. Lt. Todd Chism was jolted with a stun gun several times after troopers found him trying…

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