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Sirens & Gavels archive for March 26, 2012

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

1 lb. of meth gets man 7 years in prison

A Royal City, Wash., man arrested in North Idaho with nearly a pound of methamphetamine was sentenced today to about seven years in federal prison. Severiano V. Valle, 49, was arrested Feb. 8, 2011, after a traffic stop in Kootenai County. A drug dog alerted…

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Woman arrested for vehicular assault

A Spokane woman sentenced to prison on drug charges who went directly to probation was arrested early Saturday for a one-vehicle crash in the Otish Orchards area that injured her passenger. Deputies believe Jenelle L. Cuculich, 26, was drunk and speeding when she crashed in…

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Police subdue armed man w/ bean bags

Spokane police saved the life of a suicidal man on Sunday who was armed with a knife. The 32-year-old man's family had left the location near 1500 E. Pacific Ave. because they were concerned for their safety, police said. Officers arrived about 7:50 p.m. and…

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Moses, McIntyre face charges for Zehm

Federal obstruction charges are expected to be filed soon against two more Spokane police officers in connection with the city’s handling of the Otto Zehm investigation, which U.S. Department of Justice officials have called an “extensive cover-up.” Attorneys representing Officers Sandra McIntyre and Tim Moses…

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