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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 5, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012

Drowned boy's friend didn't call 911

A 17-year-old Spokane boy who prosecutors believe is the first county resident charged with failing to summon assistance was arraigned Wednesday in Juvenile Court. Police say the boy was drunkenly horsing around with 18-year-old Alexander Allen (pictured) on the Post Street Bridge July 18 when…

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Spokane man gets 13 years for child porn

A sex offender assaulted in his cell by a self-proclaimed skinhead will spend nearly 15 years in prison for child pornography charges. Darrel W. Monzingo, 45, was sentenced today to 161 months after he pleaded guilty this summer to possessing and distributing child pornography. The…

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Man accused of killing wife's cat 

A Spokane man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing his wife's cat. Nicholas A. Romanelli, 28, was arraigned in Spokane County Superior Court on a charge of first-degree animal cruelty. He's accused of smashing a cat against a wall repeatedly while drunk and angry he…

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Man crashes into police car during chase 

A man in a stolen vehicle crashed into a police car during a chase in Spokane Valley earlier today, police said. The suspect, Joshua G. Garvin, 27, (pictured) was arrested after the short pursuit in the area of East Sprague Avenue and North Willow Road…

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7 guns found in homicide victim's home

Detectives investigating the shooting death of a north Spokane woman found a handgun in a bag next to her body, according to documents filed Wednesday. The gun was one of seven recovered from the home at 37 E. Regina Sunday night by Spokane County sheriff's…

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