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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 12, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012

Charge dropped in Stevens Co. murder

Murder charges have been dropped against a Spokane man arrested for the homicide of a 62-year-old Stevens County woman. Robert Cody Wirtz, 30, was released from jail on Tuesday, about a month after statements by his 4-year-old son led detectives to identify him as a…

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Chronic escapee sought after walk away

A woman who escaped police in 2008 by leaping from a bridge into the Wenatchee River escaped custody again this week while at a doctor appointment on Spokane's South Hill. U.S. Marshals are offering a reward for tips that help arrest Sandra Irene Duffy, 47,…

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Citizen recognized fugitive from news

An alert citizen helped police arrest prolific theft suspect Wednesday after recognizing him from news reports. Officers found Sean Alexander Blair, 31, outside Safeway, 3900 N. Market St., after a citizen called in about 6:30 p.m. "Thank you Spokane for helping YOUR police department keep…

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Salvadore Lazalde, 29, flipped his car during a chase with Spokane police early Thursday.

Gunfire near park leads to police chase

This car flipped over during a chase with Spokane police early Thursday. See more photos from KHQ-TV here. Reports of gunfire near Corbin Park early today led to a police chase that ended with the suspect's car flipping on its roof. Salvadore Lazalde, 29, was…

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Man sentenced for '07 murder in Hillyard

A man who pleaded guilty to murder before his conviction was overturned because of a procedural error repeatedly denied involvement in the crime Wednesday as he was sentenced to 39 years in prison. "I admit I am a criminal, but a murderer I am not,"…

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