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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 21, 2010

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010

Suspect in murder admits to crack charge

A Spokane man accused of lying to police his knowledge of a fatal shooting in January faces at least 20 months in prison for a crack cocaine conviction when he's sentenced later this summer. Eric "Smalls" Burton, Jr., recently pleaded guilty to one count of…

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Pasco man w/ 32 lbs. of meth gets 17 years

A man arrested as he drove away from his Pasco home with nearly 32 pounds of methamphetamine that was to be partly distributed in Spokane recently was sentenced to 17 years in prison. Mexican national Jesus Guillermo Bueno-Martinez, 34, will be deported after he serves…

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Charges filed in gravesite flower thefts

Felony charges have been filed against a Spokane man accused of stealing Memorial Day flowers from gravesites and selling them outside his home. Robert P. Sullivan, 45, is due in court this month after prosecutors filed second-degree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property charges…

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2 Valley teens accused of home burglary 

Two teenagers were arrested Saturday after a Spokane County sheriff's deputy said he saw them walking away from a burglarized Spokane Valley home. The boys, ages 16 and 15, were found with two gold rings each that had been stolen from the home in the…

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SPD ombudsman wants investigatory power 

The Spokane City Council is scheduled tonight to consider allowing police Ombudsman Tim Burns to gather information on his own, separately from the Police Department’s Internal Affairs division, when Burns disagrees with the police chief’s decision that no further investigation into alleged misconduct is needed.…

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GOP prosecutor forum set for tonight

A forum for three of the five candidates seeking the Spokane County prosecutor's spot is set for tonight.. The forum, sponsored by the Republicans of Spokane County, will be moderated by Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who has not endorsed a candidate. It starts at…

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