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Sirens & Gavels archive for May 8, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

Police believe this man may be responsible for two robberies at Safeway stores in the Spokane area. (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

Pics show suspect in Safeway robberies

Police believe the same man robbed two Safeway stores in the Spokane area recently, and they're asking for help identifying him. Surveillance photos (above and below, left) released by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office today show the suspect at WalMart before detectives say he robbed…

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A scene from today's law enforcement memorial. (Spokane Police Department)

Law enforcement memorial held today

Two names were added today to the law enforcement memorial outside Spokane's Public Safety Bu9lding: U.S. Park Ranger Margaret Anderson and Washington State Patrol trooper Tony Radulescu. Anderson was shot to death Jan. 1 by a fugitive who later killed himself. Radulescu was shot to…

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Reward for tips on licensed theft suspect

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to the arrest of an accused metal thief who was part of a licensed business. Tristan M. Goiri-Christensen, 26, is wanted on a $20,000 warrant after skipping a pre-trial conference April 27. He was scheduled…

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Mother arrested after missing assault trial

A Spokane mother accused of fracturing her baby's skull was wanted by Crime Stoppers last week after missing her scheduled trial. Whitney A. Manges, 26, had a $5,000 warrant for third-degree assault and reckless endangerment when she was arrested Monday. She's due in court today.…

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Man gets 15 years for Valley bar shooting

A Spokane man who shot a man outside a Spokane Valley bar last November has been sentenced to about 15 years in prison. Aaron Phillip Williams, 31, already has a conviction for second-degree assault, so his first-degree assault conviction counts as a second strike under…

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Murder suspect now facing meth charges

A Spokane man already jailed on a murder charge now faces two drug-dealing charges. David C. McLaughlin, 22, is accused of selling methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school on Sept. 23 and Sept. 27. That was more than two months before McLaughlin and Melinda…

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New details on chaplain in exposure case

A pastor and volunteer sheriff’s chaplain exposed himself to a former church member after showing up at her home in a long orange skirt and telling her he’d lost a bet, officials allege. The Rev. Robert C. Christian, 61, turned himself into the Spokane County…

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