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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 22, 2011

TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

Police juggernaut thwarts crafty crime

OK, maybe the headline is a bit of an exaggeration. Two burglary suspects were arrested Monday after one invited police to search his apartment and they found a stolen TV. Jarrod J. Howard, 29, assured Spokane Valley police Officer Chan Erdman he wouldn't find anything…

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Discarded mail leads to fuel theft arrest

A suspected gas thief tipped off police by discarding her mail in the station trashcan and leaving her identification card with an employee. Spokane Valley police tracked Lacey Nicole Trottier, 21, to her apartment in the 1800 block of North Hutchinson Road by checking the…

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Woman may need Bomb Reporting 101

A Spokane woman picked up a suspicious device and transported it across town before contacting authorities Sunday. Police say the woman located the device in the area of 2800 E. Diamond Ave., then transported it to an apartment at 1405 N. Lincoln St . A…

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Seattle man accused of local child rape

A Seattle man visiting relatives in Spokane has been arrested for child rape. James E. Norby, 67, is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls while visiting family in north Spokane County. He was booked into jail Monday on charges of first-degree child rape and…

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Felon jailed for arson, insurance fraud 

A longtime felon who has filed at least 15 lawsuits against various government entities is in jail on federal arson and wire fraud charges. Anthony W. Sotin, 42 is accused of starting a fire in a vacant building on Nora Avenue and setting a car…

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Tips sought to crack concrete caper

Police are asking the public’s help to identify the thief or thieves who struck a Spokane Valley business last Wednesday night or Thursday morning. The owner of Clark’s Concrete told Officer Glen Hinckley that someone cut a hole through the south security fence, which is…

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