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Sirens & Gavels archive for March 3, 2010


Spokane police Officer Glenn Bartlett patrols around the Browne's Addition neighborhood, Nov. 5, 2009 with an electronic license plate reader, which scans plates for stolen vehicles reported in a national database. The cameras are mounted atop his patrol car. DAN PELLE (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Officer finds 9 stolen vehicles in 5 days 

An off-duty Spokane police officer is to credit for finding a stolen vehicle Tuesday - the ninth stolen car he's recovered in the past five days.Officer Glenn Bartlett was on his way home when he spotted a black Nissan Pathfinder reported stolen earlier in the…

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Drug-addicted ATM thief gets 2 years

A longtime felon will serve about two years in prison for a rash of ATM thefts in early 2009 that the court ruled was driven by his drug addiction. Keith G. Simpson, 44, was sentenced to 25 months in prison after pleading guilty to five…

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2 men sought in gunpoint home invasion

Two men held another man at gunpoint in his Spokane apartment last night while demanding drugs, according to the Spokane Police Department. Now the SWAT team is looking for the suspects, Taveus M. Brown (left), 30; and Wesley I. Veazie (right), 22. The SWAT team…

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Suspect's roomie accused of selling Oxy

The former roommate of a man charged with robbing two pharmacies for OxyContin last fall is accused of selling the drug but hasn't been located by police. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest Dalen J. McMillon, 27. McMillon (right) is…

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Dementia patient missing from care center

UPDATE: Harris was located in Pend Oreille County. Spokane Valley police are asking for help locating a dementia patient missing from Sunshine House at 10412 E. Ninth since 2 p.m. Tuesday. Robert D. Harris may have suffered a stroke some time in the past. He…

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Loaded gun seized by courthouse security

A Spokane woman was arrested today after she tried to bring a loaded gun to a court hearing on a domestic violence charge.Stacey L. Atkins, 22, was cited for two misdemeanor and released after security at the Spokane County Courthouse founded the Bersa .380-caliber semi-automatic…

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Ronald Reo Timm is led into court Thursday in the Spokane County Courthouse for his civil commitment trial. Timm is a sex offender who has admitted to molesting 24 victims. (Jesse Tinsley)

Jury orders child molester locked up 

Child molester Ronald Reo Timm should be locked up indefinitely because he’s a predator who poses a danger to society, a Spokane jury decided today. Assistant Attorney General Tricia Boerger gave the state’s final argument Tuesday before the jury, made up of nine men and…

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