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Sirens & Gavels air-1 archive

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

Sheriff's 'copter helps bust drunken party 

A sheriff's helicopter helped police track drunken partygoers in Spokane Valley early Sunday. Officers called in back up from other law enforcement agencies to help them control people at the part in the 16100 block of East Broadway Avenue, which they responded to about 1...

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MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2011

Man in chase Tasered several times 

A man who fled a police chase in the Four Lakes area was arrested after being shocked several times with a Taser late Sunday. Jesse Ray Waldvogel, 25, ran from his car at milepost 267 on Interstate 90 about 5 p.m. as state troopers pursued...

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TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011

Video shows driver flee arrest at 90 mph 

Above is a video showing a 24-minute police chase last weekend that ended with the arrest of Sergey A. Alekseyev, 19. A sheriff's Air-1 tracked Alekseyev's 1996 Honda Accord from northbound Freya Street to the 5800 block of Yale Road. The pursuit began just after...

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Carjacking suspects tracked by 'copter

Two men suspected of carjacking a 2001 Volkswagen Bug were arrested late Saturday after being pursued by a sheriff's helicopter. Less than 24 hours after helping nab a suspect in a police chase, Air-1 helped arrest Joseph Andrew Johnson, 20, and Lee Jackson Crider, 30,...

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Sheriff's 'copter helps catch fleeing driver

A motorist who tailed a Spokane County sheriff's patrol car at speeds up to 90 mph was arrested after being tracked by the Air-1 helicopter, officials said Monday. Sergey A. Alekseyev, 19, was arrested after sheriff's Air-1 tracked 1996 Honda Accord he was driving from...

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