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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 25, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

Warrants already required in Wash. for GPS

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring law enforcement obtain search warrants before attaching GPS devices to vehicles will have little effect in Washington state. State and local agencies in Washington have for several years been required to get a judge's approval before using GPS…

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Man arrested after knife threat in Valley

A man who threatened his former roommate with a knife before ignoring police commands was arrested without incident Tuesday night in Spokane Valley, police said today. Police say Daniel W. De Long, 43, clinched his fists and "aggressively walked" toward officers after they ordered him…

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Patrol team arrests repeat offender, wife

A fugitive targeted by Spokane police since Jan. 11 was arrested by patrol officers Tuesday night. Shaun P. Davis, 39, was booked into jail about 11 p.m. after members of the Patrol Anti-Crime Team located him at 5015 N. Haven St., police said today. Davis…

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Couple accused of aiding Geiger escape

A Spokane couple has been arrested for helping two women escape Geiger Corrections Center Tuesday, the sheriff's office said today. Troy Arvid Scheiber, 43 and Judith A. Scheiber, 46, were booked into jail for second-degree rendering criminal assistance late Tuesday after deputies determined they planned…

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Porn suspect wanted after skipping court

A 23-year-old man scheduled for trial this month on child pornography charges is wanted by Crime stoppers after skipping a court hearing. Richard B. Griffith is charged with possessing and distributing the illicit material via the Internet. Spokane police searched his apartment in the 5200…

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'Barefoot Bandit' email ridicule police

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore ridiculed police and prosecutors in emails and phone calls from prison recently, undercutting his claims that he's sorry for his two-year crime spree, the U.S. attorney's office said in court documents filed Tuesday.…

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Ex-justice to serve on Zehm committee

Gerry Alexander, who retired last year as the chief justice of the Washington State Supreme Court, will serve on the city's Use of Force Commission. The commission was created last year by former Mayor Mary Verner to review the city's handling of the police confrontation…

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Thompson seeks sentence reduction

A federal prosecutor is objecting to a request by convicted former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to reduce his potential prison sentence because he claims to have taken responsibility for using excessive force on Otto Zehm and lying to cover it up. Assistant…

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