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Sirens & Gavels archive for May 12, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

Crime Stoppers sought tips on jail inmate

Crime Stoppers offered a reward this week for information on a suspect who's already in jail on a U.S. Marshal's hold. Douglas Ray Mobley, 30, (left) is to be sentenced May 26 for extorting now former sheriff's Deputy Velven York, who worked at the Spokane…

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Tips sought on robbery victim, suspect

UPDATE: Vanscoik and Dahlen were booked into jail on May 13. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest both the victim and suspect in a home-invasion robbery that occurred one year ago Wednesday. Aaron T. Vanscoik, 19, (left) pleaded guilty to…

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This image shows a woman suspected in a robbery at a Chase Bank branch on West Francis Avenue in Spokane at around noon Monday, May 9, 2011.  Detectives would like to speak with anyone who may have seen her walking on West Francis Avenue between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday.  Witnesses can reach investigators by calling Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Was the Bad Hair Bandit here last year?

A serial bank robber dubbed "the Bad Hair Bandit" may have robbed two north Spokane banks last year. The FBI is investigating whether a woman believed to be responsible for 14 robberies since last December also struck two Banner Bank locations in Spokane last summer.…

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7-Eleven employee robbed in Hayden

A robber attacked a 7-Eleven employee in Hayden Wednesday night, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department said today. The woman was walking to her car after her shift about 10 p.m. when a man grabbed her purse and ran eastbound along Hayden Avenue. A sheriff's K-9…

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Judge: Suspect 'lucky he wasn't shot'

A 20-year-old man who sped through downtown Spokane to escape arrest also avoided being shocked with a Taser in a wild chase that nearly led to police gunfire late Tuesday, according to the Washington State Patrol. Andre R. Hallman was "told he would be shot"…

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Did Cyndi Steele read Fairfax's diary? 

Edgar Steele's lawyers, Robert McAllister and Gary Amendola, obtained selections of Larry Fairfax's handwritten journal notes last week after U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued a ruling he now says was a mistake. Now prosecutors are investigating whether McAllister and/or Amendola orders by allowing…

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11 felonies for burglary, credit card theft

A Spokane Valley man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft after a police officer recognized him from surveillance photos. Ryan P. Haddigan, 36, (right, allegedly) is accused of burglarizing a home in the 3600 block of South Vercler Lane and stealing credit cards…

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