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Sirens & Gavels archive for May 16, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012

2 arrested for burglary in Valley

Sheriff's deputies arrested two men on suspicion of burglary Wednesday after a neighbor called to report two suspicious men in the backyard of a home. Jimmie Matthew Allen, 34, and Mark Alan Short, 41, were arrested in the 5200 block of North Kenney Road after…

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2 arrested on drug fraud charges in Valley

Two suspected prescription drug forgers were arrested Monday night after a chase with police in Spokane Valley. Employees at a pharmacy in the 15700 block of East Broadway Avenue told police about 8:45 p.m. Monday that a woman attempted to fill an Oxycodone prescription written…

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Moore defense gives closing argument

Brian Moore's lawyer Jeff Compton thanked jurors for their service and said when the trial ends, they'll go on with their lives. But, Compton said, "what happens here with Brian Moore stays with him for the rest of his life." Compton disputed testimony from private…

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Coeur d'Alene police are asking for help identifying thieves who broke into storage units on North Atlas Road last month.

Employees at Coeur d'Alene Place Self Storage, 5850 N. Atlas Road., reported April 28 that several locks had been cut from storage units throughout the complex, police said today.

Survellance video shows three men in hooded sweatshirts and dark clothing walk through the proprety just before midnight. The men walked around until 4:30 a.m. and appear to cut locks with a bolt cutter on several occassions, according to police.

Employees beleive the thieves cut a chain link fence to acess the building. They discovered several RVs that had been damaged and burglarized.

A surveillence image of two of the thieves was released today.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at (208) 769-2320.

CdA cops seek tips on storage unit thefts

Coeur d'Alene police are asking for help identifying thieves who broke into storage units on North Atlas Road last month. Employees at Coeur d'Alene Place Self Storage, 5850 N. Atlas Road., reported April 28 that several locks had been cut from storage units throughout the…

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Moore prosecutor gives closing argument

Deputy Prosecutor Larry Haskell told jurors they've heard evidence of pre-meditated murder of Dale Stark as they hared testimony in the trial of Brian Moore. "You've also heard evidence of twisted love and manipulation," Haskell said. He said the actions of Moore and Shellye Stark…

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Crash kills man before porn sentencing

A man scheduled to be sentenced to federal prison today for child pornography died in a one-car crash in Pend Oreille County this morning. Bruce R. Thompson was killed when his 2003 GMC pickup went off state Route 211 about 10 miles west of Newport…

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Moore testimony ends; defense rests

Deputy Prosecutor Mark Cipolla didn't hold out when he began cross examination of Brian Moore. His first question touched on what authorities say is a pattern of deceitfulness and sordid behavior by Moore. Cipolla pointed to Moore's statement that he was very upset when he…

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4 teens arrested in North Side shooting 

An early-morning shooting at a home in northeast Spokane led to the arrest of four teenagers Tuesday. Spokane police responded to reports of gunfire at a home in the 500 block of East Columbia Avenue about 2:20 a.m. The door to the home had been…

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Body is that of missing Spokane woman

A body found Sunday is that of a 20-year-old Spokane woman reported missing April 2. Police are investigating Kala Williams’ death as a homicide but declined to release further details Tuesday, citing the ongoing investigation. Williams’ family told police she had recently been using drugs.…

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Zehm lawsuit settled for $1.67 million

A $1.67 million out-of-court settlement has been reached in the civil suit against Spokane police filed by relatives of Otto Zehm, the mentally ill janitor who died following a violent confrontation with officers after being mistakenly implicated in a possible theft. The deal also includes…

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