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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 21, 2010


'Nemesis' of property owners flees court

A man police call “the nemesis of Spokane Valley property owners” returned to jail Wednesday after fleeing a courtroom and falling in front of the Spokane County Elections Office. Cole T. Monson, 36, ran from Spokane County District Court Judge Debra Hayes’ courtroom after Hayes…

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 David Brewczynski, shown with Deputy Larry Humphreys and Detective Chuck Ellis when he was arrested in 1997, was released from prison in July. Brewczynski was arrested Tuesday for allegedly burglarizing a Valley duplex. 
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Jury convicts career burglar of murder

A jury today convicted a career burglar of killing an 80-year-old man in a botched burglary in September 2008. David K. Brewczynski, 44, (right, and above in 1997) was convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree theft of a firearm for the beating death…

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Tips sought on suspects in home looting

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps arrest two men accused of burglarizing a home, then filling the family's Dodge Durango with the loot and stealing it. Anthony T. Falasco, 28, (left) and Marcus R. Jolly, 27 (right), are wanted for the…

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Oreskovich: 'I'm not Internet proficient' 

By Thomas ClouseU.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle didn’t have the kindest of responses Tuesday when a defense attorney representing Spokane police Office Karl F. Thompson, Jr. asked the judge to compel federal prosecutors to turn over the names, phone numbers and addresses of…

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