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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 4, 2012

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

Thieves strip home of copper piping

Thieves stripped a near-empty north Spokane home of copper piping on Tuesday, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. A neighbor who watches the home in the area of 8700 N. Country Homes Blvd. said the home appeared normal when he left for work about…

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Video questions account of shooting

Watch me talk about the story in the video above with KHQ's Dave Cotton. A homeowner says his surveillance video brings into question the official account of why law enforcement shot and killed a North Idaho fugitive three weeks ago, though police warn against drawing…

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Car prowling suspect begs for leniency

A 21-year-old vehicle prowling suspect chased down by a Spokane County sheriff's deputy Tuesday night begged for leniency and said he had recently been released from prison, officials say. Orlando Jaramillo, who was a Crime Stoppers fugitive just two months ago, told Deputy Robert Satake…

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Police: Woman had meth in body cavity 

Police said a Coeur d'Alene woman was arrested with methamphetamine inside her vaginal cavity this morning, but they later said the woman only said meth was located there, and none was found. Detectives with the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force located Christine R. Davis-Jasinki,…

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Owners of stolen sports cards sought

Sports cards were recovered during a recent investigation into a burglary ring, and detectives are looking for their owners. Detectives believe the cards were stolen in the last six months during residential burglaries in Spokane County. Suspects Dustin J. Myhren, 26, and Donald G. Myhren,…

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$250k bond for child abuse suspect

A 22-year-old Spokane man accused of assaulting his infant daughter will remain jailed on $250,000 bond, a judge ruled Tuesday. Joshua E. Gillis is in the Spokane County Jail after he was arrested in Texas last week by federal marshals at the request of Spokane…

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Plea replaces life sentence w/ 3 years

A Spokane man whose three-strikes trial was halted because of concerns about racist comments made by jurors has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Bobby S. Galloway, 24, was sentenced to three years in prison for third-degree assault after pleading guilty last week before Superior…

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