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Sirens & Gavels archive for March 24, 2010


Stolen property bust linked to ID theft ring

A big stolen property bust that culminated with five raids yesterday appears to be connected to a big identity theft ring detectives uncovered a couple weeks ago. Ronald R. Foreman is accused of masterminding a multi-state check fraud ring that bilked businesses out of thousands…

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Man targeted by gunfire twice in 5 weeks

A drive-by shooting late Saturday led Spokane police to search a Mercedes Benz and its owner's apartment on Tuesday. No one was injured when at least eight shots were fired outside 857 E. Lyons Ave. - the same location of a drive-by shooting last month.…

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Man shot by police charged with assault

A Spokane Valley man shot by police in December pleaded not guilty today to two counts of second-degree assault. Michael E. Young, 55, is accused of pointing a handgun at Spokane Valley police officers Scott Bonney and Darell Stidham outside his home 11709 E. Fairview…

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This combination of mug shots shows Frank Dryman in 1955, left, and Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Dryman, a hitchhiker convicted of killing a  Montana man who picked him up during a 1951 blizzard, and then skipped out on parole 38 years ago, was found running a wedding chapel in Arizona. (Associated Press)

38-year fugitive found running chapel

By MATT GOURAS (AP) HELENA, Mont. — A hitchhiker originally sentenced to be executed for the 1951 killing of a Montana man who picked him up during a blizzard has been found running a wedding chapel under an assumed name in Arizona 38 years after…

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Prosecutor rules police shooting justified

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Whatcom County prosecutor says a Bellingham police officer was justified in shooting at a murder suspect in February who later took his own life.Prosecutor Dave McEachran said in a report last week that Daniel Salas had shot his ex-girlfriend and…

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