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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 16, 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

Burglar strikes while woman showers

A 75-year-old woman found a burglar in her home after getting out of her shower this morning, sheriff's deputies say. The woman heard loud banging on her front door in the 600 block of West Regina Drive about 10:30 a.m. and found the man standing…

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Boy arrested for DUI after police chase

A 17-year-old boy in a stolen van was arrested for drunken driving after running into a fast food restaurant, then disabling his front tires by running over a curb. The boy also faces charges of attempting to elude police, possession of a stolen vehicle, hit…

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Valley police arrest 4 burglary suspects

Police on Friday arrested four men considered to be "well known burglars" responsible for crimes in Spokane Valley, officials said today. A Spokane Valley night-shift patrol platoon led by Sgt. Don Manning focused on the area of 400 North University Road and the area of…

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Murderer with 60+ arrests back in jail 

A Spokane man arrested more than 60 times since avoiding prison as a teenager for his role in a murder is back behind bars. Nicholas Adam Limpert, now 26, is jailed on an unusually high bond of $250,000 for two counts of residential burglary after…

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Tips sought on coffee shop vandal

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying two men involved in the vandalism of a Spokane Valley coffee shop. Surveillance video shows two men walk in front of the Whistle Shop coffee stand in the 16900 block of East Sprague Avenue on…

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Investigators seized these vests from suspected members of the criminal motorcycle gang the Hermanos in Sandpoint. (Bonner County Sheriff's Office)

Charges dropped in biker gang case

SANDPOINT — A North Idaho county is dropping criminal gang-recruitment charges against five people following an Idaho Supreme Court decision making it more difficult to prove the law was broken. Bonner County Deputy Prosecutor Shane Greenbank has moved to dismiss the charges against five people…

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