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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 2, 2012

THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

Another escape attempt at Benewah jail

State officials learned of an attempted Wednesday escape at the Benewah County Jail when officials at another jail called to say the inmate had been transferred there, and they wanted him gone. The Idaho Department of Correction is working to transport Timothy Wesley Allen, 30,…

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Burglary suspect arrested after chase

A north Spokane County man followed a burglary suspect as he sped away from his home this afternoon, leading to a chase with a sheriff's sergeant that ended with the suspect's arrest. Harold A. Willey, 52, avoided spike strips at Bruce Road and Highway 206…

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Andrea George moved to Spokane from Minnesota to become the executive director of the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho. (Jesse Tinsley)

New leader for federal public defenders

Andrea George moved to Spokane from Minnesota to become the executive director of the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho. (SRPhoto/Jesse Tinsley) Andrea K. George has just begun as the new executive director of the team of attorneys representing indigent crime suspects in Spokane…

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Would-be traffic stop turns into chase

An attempted traffic stop for going 10 miles over the speed limit in Spokane Valley Wednesday night turned into police chase with a felony drug suspect, officials said today. Danny D. Harman, 36, was arrested after Officer Mark Brownell performed a Pursuit Intervention Technique on…

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Deputies tackle wrong man outside court

A suspected child rapist suffered shoulder injuries when Spokane County corrections deputies apparently mistook him for another man who they’d been sent to detain outside a courtroom. “The whole time I was telling them that they got the wrong guy,” said Robert C. Botzon, 47,…

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ISP gun found in Del Taco drive thru

(AP) — The Idaho State Police is investigating after an off-duty officer's loaded service weapon was found in the parking lot of a North Idaho taco restaurant. Officials say the officer took off his holster to change his license plates, placed the .45-caliber gun on…

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$50k bond for suspect in fatal crash

A 21-year-old woman accused of leaving the scene of fatal drunken crash has been charged with two felonies. Hannah K. Hahn, 21, remains in jail on $50,000 bond after appearing in Superior Court today on charges of vehicular homicide and failure to remain at the…

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Cop questioned over Thompson support 

A Spokane police officer who says he feared for his life after being threatened by a felon was asked in court Wednesday about supportive comments he posted on a Facebook page in support of another convicted felon – former Officer Karl Thompson. Defense lawyer Doug…

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