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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 1, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012

Brothers suspected in big burglary ring

Two brothers already facing trial for a burglary last year are suspected of a series of burglaries in Spokane and Stevens counties. Dustin J. Myhren, 26, and Donald G. Myhren, 30, were arrested Saturday after a detective reviewing burglary reports noticed that the description of…

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Man, 20, gets 15 years for '07 murder

A 20-year-old man arrested for a 2007 murder was sentenced recently to 15 years in prison. Derrick Gregory Martin-Armstead (right) also was ordered to pay $6,651 restitution after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for the Nov. 12, 2007, shooting death of Daniel Burgess, 30. Burgess…

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Valley man gets 4 years for child porn

A Spokane Valley man was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Jonathan Stocker, 30, was indicted September after a May 31 federal search of his home found 24 videos and images of children engaged in…

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MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012

Bounty hunter in Edwards case jailed 

An unlicensed bounty hunter facing criminal charges for his work with Spokane-area law enforcement is to remain jailed on $250,000 bond, a judge ruled today. Dennis J. Kariores, 42, returned to Spokane this weekend after he was arrested Feb. 9 in Pensacola, Fla., on a…

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Car in road reveals stolen truck, warrants

A police corporal located a vehicle stolen from Lincoln County early today in Spokane Valley. Cpl. Dave Ellis arrested four people on warrants with the help of sheriff's deputies after he contacting a man and woman triyng to move an Olds Cutlass from he middle…

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2 arrested after chase w/ stolen truck

A sheriff deputy's attempted traffic stop led to a chase with a stolen truck Sunday night. The driver and his passenger fled the truck near Haven Street after city police officers disabled its front and rear passenger tires at the intersection of North Market Street…

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More charges for back-to-back arrestee

A teenage burglary suspect arrested for another alleged burglary just hours after he left jail is now charged in a third case. Reshawn S. Zinnerman, 18, is accused of burglarizing a home in he 1600 block of North Napa Street Feb. 8. Police say he…

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Reward targets property crime couple

Crime Stoppers is targeting a couple accused of stealing more than $40,000 in guns, jewelry and electronics from the wife's mother. Tiffany N. Russell, alias Thompson, and Kevin C. Russell, both 34, are accused of burglarizing her mother's storage unit at 11018 E. Sprague Ave.…

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Woman sought in meth-fueled robbery

A new suspect has emerged in a meth-fueled robbery that led to a police SWAT team standoff at a north Spokane apartment last December. Allison Elaine Hubbard, 30, (right) is wanted on first-degree robbery and first-degree kidnapping charges for the Dec. 1 assault of a…

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Feds dispute Zehm trial defense claims

The forensic videographer whose allegations of prosecutorial misconduct have indefinitely stalled the sentencing of former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. is depicted in new court documents as an attention-seeking police apologist who lied to federal investigators. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aine Ahmed filed scores…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Child abuse suspect arrested in Texas

A 22-year-old Spokane man accused of assaulting his infant daughter was arrested this week in Texas. Joshua E. Gillis is awaiting extradition to Spokane on a $250,000 warrant for first-degree child abuse. Federal agents in Houston located him there at the request of Spokane police,…

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Woman arrested on 109 felonies released 

A Spokane County health care employee accused of stealing money from a 79-year-old woman was released from jail today after appearing in court on 109 felony charges. Deanna M. Purser, 50, was arrested Wednesday after a sheriff's investigation alleged she'd been making unauthorized purchases and…

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Man who helped assault victim sought

Detectives are looking for a young man who helped a woman who was assaulted near East South Riverton Avenue and North Magnolia Street earlier this month. The man, described as in his late 20s to early 30s, helped the woman after she was knocked over…

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'American Pie' inspired teens' naked run

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Four Utah teens armed with a BB gun told deputies they were inspired by a scene from an "American Pie" movie when they went running naked through an Ogden-area neighborhood. Authorities said Wednesday the teens were spotted streaking in the residential…

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Torture dungeon trucker pleads guilty

By MICHAEL GRACZYK,Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas trucker who kept a torture dungeon in the cab of his long-haul rig has avoided the death penalty by accepting life prison sentences for murdering a hitchhiking couple two decades ago. Robert Ben Rhoades, who already…

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Louisville-UK rivalry sparks fight at clinic

By BRUCE SCHREINER,Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say the Kentucky-Louisville basketball rivalry boiled over at a Kentucky dialysis clinic when one patient punched another during an argument about the teams. Georgetown police Lt. Robert Swanigan says the altercation began Monday with a verbal…

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Post Falls police released this photo and others Thursday of stolen property seized with a recent search warrant. (Post Falls Police Department)

Stolen property in Idaho - recognize it?

Theft and burglary victims in the Kootenai County area should check out photos of suspected stolen property seized by police recently. Post Falls police released photos of the items Thursday in hopes the owners will come forward. View all the photos here. Police seized the…

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Girl Scouts peeper now a sex offender

A man arrested after a woman saw him wearing a red g-string and no pants outside a Girl Scouts gathering will be released from jail but must register as a sex offender for 10 years. Martin J. Green, 29, pleaded guilty today to felony second-degree…

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Juvenile jail officer charged w/ assault

Spokane County juvenile detention corrections officer was jailed recently on suspicion of assaulting his wife. Darryl A. Robinson, 52, said Wednesday that he has a meeting scheduled with his supervisors to discuss his arrest. Robinson was released from the Spokane County Jail on $1,500 bond…

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Fleeing driver caught on S-R video

A man suspected of slamming a pickup truck into another car in downtown Spokane this morning fled the scene and drove down a narrow sidewalk before abandoning the vehicle and walking away, security camera footage shows. The fleeing driver was caught on cameras operated by…

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Cab driver accused of felony hit-and-run 

A cab driver is accused of hitting a pedestrian and driving away in downtown Spokane late Tuesday. Lucas M. Blum, 31, alias McElroy, was driving a white minivan when he struck a woman who was trying to cross Stevens Street while westbound on Sprague Avenue…

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Duncan still getting competency hearing

Condemned serial killer Joseph E. Duncan is getting another day in court. Duncan, on death row for the torture slaying of a North Idaho boy he abducted in 2005 after slaughtering most of the youngster’s family, will undergo a hearing to determine whether he was…

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