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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 1, 2012


Rape alleged in prostitute's brutal murder

Spokane police are recommending murder, rape, robbery and kidnapping charges against a sex offender suspected of killing a Spokane woman who was working as a prostitute last August. Major crimes detectives have submitted the charging request for Derrick Ross Vargas, 24, (right) to the Spokane…

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Public urination claim doesn't stop probe

A 22-year-old man's claim of public urination didn't stop a sheriff's deputy investigating suspicious activity at a north Spokane church late Monday, officials said today. Yuriy V. Siriy had 19 car keys of various shapes and sizes when Deputy Daryl Smith searched him after arresting…

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Indiana man sentenced in CdA for pot

An Indiana man who grew marijuana in Latah County is to spend 18 months in federal prison under a sentence imposed this week in Coeur d'Alene. Kevin Brett Waters, 45, said he planted 67 plants on co-defendant Dawn C. Wilson's property in Kamiah before leaving…

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Driver in fatal pedestrian crash jailed

A 21-year-old vehicular homicide suspect who missed her court appearance on Monday is back in jail after turning herself in. Hannah Kay Hahn was arrested Tuesday at her lawyer’s office, KHQ-TV reports. She was booked into jail about 5:15 p.m. on charges of vehicular homicide…

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Stevens Co. murder suspect fit for trial

The suspected shooter charged with the July 17 killing of a 63-year-old Colville man has been found competent to stand trial. Eric L. Booth, 26, is expected to appear in court next Tuesday to schedule a trial, Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said this week.…

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