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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 14, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Suspects ID'd in Zip Trip mace attack

UPDATE: Sweetland and Smith were arrested on Feb. 16. Spokane police have identified two suspects in a convenience store robbery in which a clerk was attacked with bear mace. Crime Stoppers issued a reward offer today for tips that helps arrest Daniel A. Sweetland (left)…

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Steele's supporters propose $1m bond

Edgar Steele's new lawyers want him freed from jail before his murder-for-hire trial. Steele's wife and alleged victim is prepared to "put all of her property on the line in order to obtain a bond for her husband," according to documents filed in U.S. District…

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K-9 helps nab sibling burglary suspects

A sheriff's dog helped deputies arrest two brothers suspected of an attempted burglary this morning in north Spokane County. A resident in the 1000 block of West Eastmont Way called 911 a few minutes before 7 a.m. and said he was following two burglars. He…

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Bar owner attacked in Spokane Valley

A Spokane Valley tavern owner was robbed of her purse and suffered a bloody nose as she arrived at the business Sunday morning, police said today. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest the person who attacked the 61-year-old woman about…

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Probe continues into pedestrian crash

For a vehicular homicide charge to be filed against a Spokane police officer who hit and killed a pedestrian last month, investigators must show that he was intoxicated, driving recklessly or driving with a flagrant disregard for the safety of others, according to Washington law.…

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Pot provider acquitted of drug charges

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Southwest Washington man who grew marijuana for a dying cancer patient has been acquitted of drug charges. Mark Hensley of Vancouver was arrested a year ago with 133 marijuana plants, many of them small clones. Hensley's lawyer, Douglas Hiatt, says…

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