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Sirens & Gavels archive for Dec. 14, 2010

TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010

Man pleads guilty to 3 bank robberies

A bank robber arrested in Spokane last summer pleaded guilty today to three felonies for heists in Omak, Wenatchee and Moses Lake.Cameron Len Gaunt, 28, of Chelan, will be sentenced March 3 in U.S. District Court. He's been in federal custody at the Spokane County…

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Raid reveals meth, cash, Hydrocodone

A Spokane man was arrested this morning with a half-ounce of methamphetamine, $5,000 and a quantity of Hydrocodone. Gerald A. Oglesbee, 41, (pictured in 2007) was booked into Spokane County Jail on three counts of delivery of meth and one count of possession of meth…

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Cards could deal cold cases new clues

One Spokane woman is hoping to combine the two for a greater good. Rita Amunrud wants to produce decks of playing cards that feature details of unsolved homicides and missing persons cases from Spokane County and distribute them among inmates inside state prisons. Each card…

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Man arrested in sports card crime spree

A Spokane man remains in jail on $40,000 bond for an alleged theft spree at area sports cards shops. Robert J. Frates, 27,went to Sports Cards Northwest, 13800 E. Sprague Ave., on Nov. 11 and offered to trade some cards for other merchandise. The owner…

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Witnesses sought in snowplow crash

Detectives are looking for witnesses to a fiery fatal crash between a pickup truck and a snowplow on U.S. Highway 195 last week. William H. Adsit, 49, of Spangle, was killed when his southbound 1994 Ford Ranger pickup collided with a snowplow truck that was…

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