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Sirens & Gavels archive for May 18, 2011


Mud thwarts father-son theft suspects

A father and son became stuck in the mud Tuesday while leading police on an interstate chase after attempting to steal merchandise from the Wal-Mart just east of the Idaho-Washington border. Michael R. Dyczok, 64, (left) and Michael Dyczok, Jr., 35, (right) were arrested near…

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Grand jury indicts man for gun threats

A Worley, Idaho, man has been charged with assault for allegedly threatening two people with a gun. Timothy R. Allen, Jr., 19, was arrested March 12, accused of assault Daniel J. Hutchins by pushing him with the firearm and threatening him and of assaulting Sharleen…

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Man admits to stalking, bomb charges

A man who tried to blow up his wife with a homemade bomb after transporting the device from Omak, Washington, to Kamiah, Idaho, in 2009 has pleaded guilty to three federal felonies. Levi Wayne Mendenhall, 31, faces up to 10 years in prison and three…

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Court: Bankrupt woman must pay $47k

A former Mullan, Idaho, woman now living in Oregon is required to pay nearly $50,000 in restitution for concealing property during a bankruptcy filing. The $47,927.95 restitution is the amount Vicki Jean Fehrs, 56, earned from the sale of a property in Mullan she'd transferred…

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Shooting victim ID'd; clues still sought

UPDATE: Three people have been arrested. Read more here. A 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his upper left thigh during a part in South Spokane County last week. Detectives with the Spokane County gang and major crimes units say they were hampered by…

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CdA man sentenced for child porn

A Coeur d'Alene man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Cyle Anthony Wyckoff, 35, pleaded guilty to possession of sexually explicitly images of minor in December 2010 after members of the multiagency North Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children…

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Man sentenced for girlfriend's overdose

A Stevens County man who provided methamphetamine to a woman who later died of a brain hemorrhage has been sentenced to 51 months in prison. James W. Swinney, 51, obtained meth and shared it with his girlfriend, Tamara Anderson, 39, in March 2010. The drug…

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