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Sirens & Gavels archive for March 31, 2010


2 beaten with crowbar in home invasion

Home-invasion robbers awakened two north Spokane apartment residents this morning by beating them a crowbar before stealing electronics.The suspects, 20-year-old Donald M. Holley, 30-year-old Oshien R. Pendell and 19-year-old Megan N. Wilson, were arrested after deputies spotted them in a 1996 Isuzu Rodeo at the…

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Raids net child porn, meth, 3 arrests

A drug investigation uncovered child pornography at a Spokane Valley apartment this week.Jacque C. Bos, 49, is accused of selling meth to undercover detectives before they raided his apartment at 2400 N. Wilbur Road on Tuesday. Along with meth, detectives seized computers and other devices…

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Lawyer who targeted client's cash disbarred

By Thomas ClouseOne Spokane lawyer has been disbarred and another suspended from practicing law for three years by the Washington State Supreme Court for separate transgressions regarding their clients’ finances.Robert E. Beach III has been suspended for failing to comply with the rules of professional…

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Charge: Pot suspect harassed cop via text

The text messages to the Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy came after a raid at a suspected marijuana grow house. “(W)ee can either b friends or enemies,” the cryptic message began, urging police to drop their probe and alluding to dire consequences that could befall the…

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Second bald eagle found shot to death

A bald eagle was found shot to death in Riverside State Park last week - the second killed locally this month. The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for tips that lead to the killer’s conviction. Apark…

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Mistrial declared in CdA hate-crime case

A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the trial of three Coeur d’Alene brothers accused of racially harassing a Hispanic family in August. Kootenai County 1st District Judge John Luster declared the mistrial after Deputy Prosecutor Art Verharen played a recording of a 911 call…

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