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Sirens & Gavels archive for Dec. 6, 2010

MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

Feces-caked 2-year-olds rescued in CdA

Coeur d’Alene police on Sunday arrested a woman whose 2-year-old twin daughters were found with dried feces caked all over their bodies. Elizabeth C. Crossley, 26, was charged with two counts of felony injury to a child. A warrant also was issued Monday for the…

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A Canadian man arrested while crossing the border with $520,000 in cash remains in Spokane County Jail after appearing in U.S. District Court today.
Richard Paul Neumeyer, 66, of Kelowna, B.C., told federal agents he'd been transporting cash into the United States for a fee after he was arrested Friday at the border crossing in  (United States Customs and Border Patrol)

Man gets 1 year for smuggling $520,000

A Canadian man arrested who tried to smuggle $520,000 into the United States will spend a year in federal prison. Richard Paul Neumeyer, 66, of Kelowna, B.C., was sentenced last week to 12 months in prison and three years probation. He also forfeited the cash…

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Police are trying to identify two beer thieves who assaulted someone outside a convenience sore last month.
The man and woman stole beer from 7-Eleven, 323 W. Indiana, about 4:05 a.m. on Nov. 14, Spokane police said today.
The man assaulted someone outside the store before fleeing. Police have not said if the victim was a customer or store clerk.
The woman is described as white, 5-foot-7, 160 pounds, about 35 years old with shoulder-length brown hair and blond highlights. She wore a baggy jacket and shorts.
The man was described as white with a shaved head.
Surveillance video captured an image of the woman.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. (Spokane Police Department)

Photo shows 7-Eleven beer robber

Police are trying to identify two beer thieves who assaulted a clerk outside a convenience sore last month.The man and woman stole beer from 7-Eleven, 323 W. Indiana Ave., about 4:05 a.m. on Nov. 14, Spokane police said today.The man assaulted a clerk outside the…

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2 robberies in Valley likely not linked

Armed robberies were reported at Spokane Valley two convenience stores Saturday and today, but police don't yet suspect a serial robber. "Armed robberies always go up over the holidays. It's an annual thing," said Sgt. Dave Reagan, spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. "I…

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Remains are woman missing since '94

Human remains found in Stevens County two years ago belong to a Spokane Valley woman missing since 1994, sheriff's officials recently confirmed.A death certificate for Kay L. Melius was issued Nov. 22 after the University of North Texas confirmed remains found in 2008 belonged to…

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Laurie Partridge was 17 when she left Ferris High School on Dec. 4, 1974, but never made it home. Investigators believe she was murdered but have no evidence and few clues. Detective Mike Ricketts of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is trying to generate more tips.  (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Police hope for new clues in cold case

Laurie Partridge’s disappearance not only stumped detectives, it pushed her parents apart and prompted her family to move far from Spokane County.“It determined the whole way my family lived,” said Partridge’s sister, Taryn Chambers, who lives in Florida.Their parents reunited and remarried more than a…

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