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Sirens & Gavels archive for Nov. 29, 2010

MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010

Autopsy complete on body in river

A body found in the Spokane River on Sunday has been identified. Detectives are contacting family and expect to release the man's name on Tuesday, said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe, spokeswoman for the Spokane Police Department.Riverfront Park security staff spotted the body just north of the…

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Bank robbery suspect: I'm a 'gentle guy'

A suspected serial bank robber implicated himself in several holdups and asked authorities if he "will get (messed) up in prison for armed robbery" after his arrest last month, according to newly unsealed court documents. Lucas G. Woodard, 33, thanked federal agents "for treating him…

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Cuts could end sex offender task force 

Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Damon Simmons spends much of his time hunting for online sexual predators with the Spokane County Child Sexual Predator Task Force. But Simmons’ time with the task force may be running out. The task force, which focuses on finding new online…

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Brothers nabbed in property crime case 

Two brothers are in jail after Spokane Valley detectives found $30,000 in stolen motorcycles and other equipment in their storage unit last week.Neal T. Johnson, 45, was arrested after Detective Brad Gilbert obtained a search warrant for his unit at Secure-It Storage, 18815 E. Cataldo…

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2 men charged in meth prison conspiracy

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Two Bellingham men have been charged with conspiracy to mail papers soaked in methamphetamine to inmates in state prisons.A complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle alleges that 31-year-old Joseph L. Garcia supplied ounces of meth to 47-year-old Kirk L.…

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