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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 28, 2012

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

Serial robbery suspect pleads not guilty

Pepper spray apparently didn't deter a drug-seeking pharmacy robber in Deer Park: Police believe he tried robbing the store two more times. Aaron David Kenny Miller, 24, pleaded not guilty today to first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and attempted second-degree robbery for holdups at the Medicine…

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Deputy avoids spit; suspect faces felony

A Spokane man arrested on a disorderly conduct charge Friday upped the judicial ante by spitting at a deputy's face, authorities said today. Christopher Joseph Davison, 23, faces a felony third-degree assault charge after the incident at the jail with Deputy Liljenberg. Liljenberg arrested Davison…

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Spokane police arrest Albert V. Bergen, 46, on charges of burglary, resisting arrest and assaulting police. (Spokane Police Department)

Police: Burglary suspect assaulted cop 

Spokane police arrest Albert V. Bergen, 46, on charges of burglary, resisting arrest and assaulting police. (SPD photo) A man is accused of assaulting a police officer after he was caught in the backyard of a home in northwest Spokane Friday. According to Spokane police,…

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Judge rejects mom-based lawyer plea

A 50-year-old Spokane man recently sentenced to prison for drugs won't be allowed to retain his publicly funded lawyer while he awaits legal advice from his mother, a judge ruled Monday. Vernon V. Jackson had objected to public defender Mark Hannibal's routine request to withdraw…

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No charges in fatal Colville cop shooting

A Colville police officer was justified when he shot and killed a 21-year-old car prowling suspect who investigators say was armed with a stolen gun last November, prosecutors recently concluded. Officer Dan Spring Spring feared for his life when Sean Bergstrasser (pictured) grabbed a stolen…

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No witness tampering in Mehring case 

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has declined to charge former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and City Attorney Rocky Treppiedi with witness tampering in a wrongful termination case the city eventually lost and is currently on the hook for about $1.5 million in damages and…

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