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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 9, 2012

MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012

Police are asking for help identifying a man accused of holding a knife to a Safeway employee's throat.
The employee approached the man about stealing items from the store at 2507 W. Wellesley Ave. when he was attacked Jan. 4 about 4:30 p.m., police said today.
The thief threatened to slit the employee's throat and fled on a bicycle with a pocket knife in his hand. The victim described the man as in his late 30s and wearing a dark beanie, button-up flannel shirt and grayish tan Carhartt jacket. 
Police released a surveillance photo of the man today. Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233. (surveillence image)

Tips sought on Safeway robber's ID

Spokane police are asking for help identifying a man accused of holding a knife to a Safeway employee's throat. The employee approached the man about stealing items from the store at 2507 W. Wellesley Ave. when he was attacked Jan. 4 about 4:30 p.m., police…

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Sketch shows Cheney armed robber

Cheney police are asking for help identifying a man responsible for a New Year's Eve home-invasion robbery. The man used a knife to steal items from an occupied home in the 200 block of West Second Street in Cheney about 7:20 p.m. on Dec. 31.…

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Cops: Fight over TV erupts in gunfire

Talk about too much TV violence: Police say a man fired shots at his former roommates during a fight over a television set. Michael L. Backemeyer, 35, was arrested Sunday after police identified him as a suspect in the Dec. 26 shooting at 807 E.…

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Man w/ tongue-twisting name arrested 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southern Wisconsin are facing a tongue twister thanks to the arrest of Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop. The unusually named 30-year-old man was in jail Sunday in Madison. Police say he violated his bail conditions from a previous run-in with the…

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