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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 18, 2010

MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010

Church pastor popped for pilfering pills

A Spokane church pastor accused of stealing prescription medication from a parishioner left jail this weekend and was ordered to remain free pending trial after he appeared before a Superior Court judge today. Greg Scott Glover, 35, was arrested Friday after a Spokane Valley police…

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Tonia S. Vansant, 38, was convicted of three counts of vehicular assault for this July 16 crash at Division Street and Sharp Avenue. Three Spokane police detectives were injured. (Mike Prager / The Spokesman-Review)

Suspect in cop-car crash was on cocaine

A woman accused of crashing into an unmarked police car in July, seriously injuring three detectives, tested positive for cocaine, new court documents show. Tonia S. Vansant, 37, is scheduled to go to trial next month for three counts of vehicular assault. Police say she…

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Arbitrator calls deputy’s force excessive

A Spokane County Jail officer was properly fired last year for discourteous behavior and excessive force against an inmate, according to an arbitrator’s ruling. Any force used by Deputy Wayne S. Green, 42, (pictured) would have been excessive because there was no reason for it,…

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Canadian gangster arraigned in Spokane

A reputed Canadian gangster who authorities say is responsible for major drug distributions in Eastern Washington has arrived in Spokane to face three-year-old Ecstasy charges. Joseph P. Curry, an associate of imprisoned B.C. drug lord Clay Roueche, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court Friday…

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20 months for 10 burglaries, 50 for 4

A string of apartment burglaries that led police to a marijuana growing operation earned a Spokane man about 2 1/2 years in prison. William F. Searight, 22, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of second-degree burglary and received 29.75 months in prison. Searight burglarized a string…

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