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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 13, 2010

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010

Man arrested on I-90 w/ 3 lbs of pot

A California man was arrested with more than 3 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 90 near Spokane Tuesday.Donald James Stollmeyer, 24, is in jail on a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Sheriff's deputies smelled marijuana coming…

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Child porn found in Valley man's home

A Spokane Valley man is accused of possessing child pornography after investigators found more than two dozen sexually explicit images in his email. Cory R. Greer, 28, "was cooperative and not considered a threat to the community" when police searched his apartment at 19221 E.…

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Idaho baby sitter: 'It was all my fault'

A Post Falls baby sitter accused of murdering a 3-year-old boy told police after failing a polygraph test, “I hurt a poor little defenseless boy … And it was all my fault,” documents released Tuesday say.Amanda L. Skogen, 25, remains in Kootenai County Jail on…

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Book helps WSP manager detect liar

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State Patrol manager arriving at the Olympia headquarters for a meeting noticed a book on the seat of a parked car about "how to beat the lie detector." The Patrol says Criminal Records Manager Heather Anderson called the Human…

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'Toothless' armed robber gets 14 years

A toothless burglar responsible for a string of armed robberies at Spokane coffee stands was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison. Shawn M. Westlie, 45, was arrested in January after a police SWAT team standoff at 2109 W. Mansfield Court and confessed to a…

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Fatal crash gets drunk driver 2+ years

A Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to 2 ½ years in prison for killing a Mead woman in a drunken head-on collision last year. Lucian G. Brisan, 30, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide for the Aug. 7, 2009, that killed 57-year-old Janice M. Pulliam. Pulliam…

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