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Sirens & Gavels archive for May 15, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

Level 3 sex offender moves to Valley

A sex offender recently released from prison for the unlawful imprisonment and robbery of a 16-year-old is now living in Spokane Valley. Joseph R. Wheeler, 34, is a level 3 sex offender, which is the classification considered most likely to reoffend. He served about eight…

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Man badly assaulted; tips sought

Deputies responding to a report of a possible trespasser found the victim of a violent assault, and they're asking for help to figure out what happened. Warren Flinn was found in the 300 block of North Lake Road on Sunday, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office…

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Suspect arraigned in girl's shooting

A man accused of a shooting in which a 6-year-old girl was injured pleaded not guilty today in Spokane County Superior Court. Abubakar Samura, 21, remains in jail on $500,000 bond and an immigration hold after his arraignment today before Superior Court Judge Annette Plese.…

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Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

Doug Snarski knew someone was going to die when he realized his girlfriend’s ex was inside their home early Sunday. The intruder, Sean Parsons, was armed with a shotgun, a handgun, a belt stocked with ammunition and yelling about how no one would be getting…

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Satanist found with stolen tombstones

More than 70 tombstones and statuettes stolen from Eastern Washington cemeteries have been recovered from the home of a self-described Satanist. Now, with Memorial Day coming up, Stevens County authorities are asking families to consider checking in on loved ones’ graves in cemeteries located in…

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