Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 66° Clear

Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 4, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012

Fugitive cop shooting suspect arrested

A man who officials say escaped capture last month after trying to fire a gun at a Spokane police officer has been arrested in Addy, Wash. . Chase J. Earl-West, 22, who was wanted on a warrant for violating drug court conditions imposed for a…

Continue reading this post »


Man caught w/ 1 lb of meth pleads guilty

A Royal City, Wash., man arrested in North Idaho with nearly a pound of methamphetamine in the trunk of his car pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Severiano V. Valle, 49, faces five to 40 years in prison and four years probation after pleading…

Continue reading this post »


Athol man admits child porn charge

An Athol, Idaho, man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a child pornography charge related to illicit material found during a search of his home in September 2010. Samuel Ted Ussery, 50, faces up to five years in prison and three years of probation after pleading guilty…

Continue reading this post »



$40k bond for shotgun carjack suspect

An 18-year-old man accused of carjacking a woman who was with her infant remains jailed on $40,000 bond. Dustin M. Lange is accused of pointing a shotgun at Rachelle Bergman and "racking it" as she was trying to load her newborn baby into her 1998…

Continue reading this post »


New details on chase that led to suicide 

A North Idaho man who killed himself during a police chase was allegedly trying to persuade his wife to drop charges against him. Daniel Joe Zehm, 52, contacted his wife Sondra Zehm on Saturday at their Dalton Gardens home, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s…

Continue reading this post »


Spokane Police Major Scott Stephens takes questions after Mayor David Condon names him the interim Police Chief at a press conference Tuesday Jan. 3, 2012.  (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Stephens named interim police chief 

(Top) Scott Stephens takes questions after Mayor David Condon names him the interim police chief at a press conference Tuesday. (Bottom right) Former Spokane police Chief Roger Bragdon, right, and Lt. Joe Walker, center, listen during a press conference where Condon, far left, appointed Stephens.…

Continue reading this post »

Public safety news from the Inland Northwest and beyond.