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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 25, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

Officials: Knife-wielding man a public drunk

A transient suspected of threatening three people with a hunting knife in downtown Spokane late Thursday has been cited for consuming alcohol in public twice in the last eight days.Now Wilfred Dale Corse, 48, is in jail on new misdemeanor charges after police say he…

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Driver in vintage car theft: I was duped

A Spokane tow truck driver is disputing police reports that he knowingly towed a stolen vintage car two weeks ago. Richard D. Ziesmer, owner of Pacific Towing and Recovery, said he had “absolutely no idea” the woman who asked him to tow the 1954 Ford…

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Lawyer disputes red-light program's legality

Local attorney John Clark challenged Spokane’s system of issuing tickets from red light cameras, arguing Thursday in Spokane Municipal Court that the city is not following well-established law. Officers have long been required to sign infractions indicating that they reviewed the tickets and attested to…

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2 arrested after raids net drugs, 15 guns

An interagency drug team arrested two men in Grant County this week on gun and drug charges. Illegal immigrant Manuel Alvarez-Meraz, 36, (right) was arrested early Tuesday with marijuana and 13 guns during a raid at 13497 Road B.8 SE, near Royal City. Along with…

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