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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 14, 2012

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

Blown stop sign leads to felony arrest

A traffic stop for running a stop sign turned into a short vehicle and foot chase Tuesday in Spokane Valley. Joseph Louis Barton, 48, was arrested after rolling out of the driver's seat of his car and onto the ground, then running into a backyard.…

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Parolee Victor Luna, left, listens to his mentors Tom Murphy and Suellen Pritchard during a weekly meeting to help Luna adjust to life outside of prison on Oct. 27, 2005. Luna is a participant in the Going Home program, the Washington State Re-entry Project. (The Spokesman-Review)

SWAT team nabs property crime suspect

In this Oct. 27, 2005 photo, Parolee Victor Luna, left, listens to his mentors Tom Murphy and Suellen Pritchard during a weekly meeting to help Luna adjust to life outside of prison. Luna was arrested this morning on stolen property charges. (SRphotoarchives) A 30-year-old felon…

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Grand jury indicts men in marijuana grow 

Eight pounds of marijuana and more than 1000 plants seized from a Spokane County home in November has led to federal charges against six suspects. A grand jury this month indicted Jerad J. Kynaston, 23 (pictured left), Samuel M. Doyle, 25 (pictured right); Brice C.…

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The body of Dustin Gilman is placed in the medical examiner's van after it was discovered on property along the Little Spokane River on Monday. (Colin Mulvany)

Suspect's body found; questions remain

The body of Dustin Gilman is placed in the medical examiner’s van after it was discovered on property along the Little Spokane River on Monday. (Colin Mulvany/SRphoto) A tracked cell phone signal led police Monday to the body of the suspected killer they’d been hunting…

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Trio charged in Bonner County homicide

A Bonner County man on Monday was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 19-year man who was reported missing in September and found recently buried in a shallow grave, the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office reported. Austin Blake Thrasher, 19, (left)…

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