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Sirens & Gavels crime archive

TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014

SpongeBob robber sentenced to 13 years

A Worley man who donned a cartoon character mask to rob an espresso stand in Coeur d’Alene last year will spend at least four years behind bars. Kyle Ernest Campbell, 25, wore a SpongeBob SquarePants mask when he robbed Lean Bean Espresso at 1207 E....

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TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

Today's lesson? Don't spit on cops 

A man wanted on an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant faces new charges after he spat on two Spokane police officers. Lance C. Anderson, 35, was arrested Monday and taken to Deaconess Hospital for medical clearance before being booked at Spokane County Jail, according to...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 2013

MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

Richard Michael Payne, 55, is a level 3 sex offender (Spokane County Sex Offender Registry)

Trial begins in NorthTown Mall molestation case 

A Spokane jury will likely decide this week whether a 56-year-old man with a criminal history of indecent acts with minors will spend the rest of his life in prison. The trial of Richard Payne, accused of inappropriately touching and exposing himself to a five-year-old...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013

Jailed Ridpath developer wants trial moved 

Spokane developer Greg Jeffreys, who is jailed on federal charges alleging that he defrauded investors of millions of dollars, has asked a judge for a change of venue for his trial, arguing that local media “has saturated the Spokane area with prejudicial and inflammatory remarks.”...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 2013

REPEAT OFFENDER: Tami Jo Hearn, AKA Tami Jo Raider, is a 51-year-old female wanted for failing to report to jail to serve her sentence for attempted first degree theft. She is 5-foot-4-inches, 185 pounds and has red hair and brown eyes.  Hearn’s last address given was in the 2000 block of W. Broadway in Spokane. She has a 29-year-old local criminal history, including convictions for second-degree possession of a stolen vehicle, first-degree theft, second-degree theft, forgery, second-degree possession of a stolen credit card, possession of a controlled substance and second-degree identity theft. (Crime Stoppers)

Crime Stoppers identifies ten new fugitives

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest are looking for ten fugitives, three of whom are active, repeat offenders. Repeat offender suspects are those criminals considered by law enforcement to be the most active offenders in the community, according to Crime Stoppers. There is a double...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

Man reportedly assaults Spokane Valley paramedic

A reportedly intoxicated man assaulted a Spokane Valley Fire paramedic on Monday evening while crews treated a woman for a seizure. While the Station 1 paramedic in full uniform and his partner treated the patient, 51-year-old William J. Nachtwey became hostile toward the paramedic and...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012

Attorney blasts McGill probe

Were detectives just doing their job or did they go too far? A Spokane attorney has accused detectives of misrepresenting facts surrounding a homicide investigation in order to obtain permission to search the belongings of the victim's daughter. Recently unsealed court documents show Spokane police...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012

Alleged robber is 4-foot-8, 85 pounds

A suspect has been arrested in a June 6 armed home-invasion robbery in northeast Spokane. Brettly E. Sanderson, who turned 16 last week, was charged as an adult with seven counts of first-degree robbery, but the charges were refiled in juvenile court when prosecutors realized...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012

Bevy of drugs found in felon's truck

A longtime Spokane felon who fought with police in a Browne's Addition grocery store parking lot last week had about three ounces of heroin in his vehicle, police said today. Stephen Patrick Link, 46, pleaded not guilty today in Spokane County Superior Court to possession...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

13-time felon accused of gun burglary 

A burglary suspect accused of stealing a truck and gun from a northwest Spokane home is a repeat offender with a 19-year history of property crimes, police say. Grant Douglas Brough, 35, was one of two men who ran from a traffic stop near East...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

The body of Dustin Gilman is placed in the medical examiner's van after it was discovered on property along the Little Spokane River on Monday. (Colin Mulvany)

Suspect's body found; questions remain

The body of Dustin Gilman is placed in the medical examiner’s van after it was discovered on property along the Little Spokane River on Monday. (Colin Mulvany/SRphoto) A tracked cell phone signal led police Monday to the body of the suspected killer they’d been hunting...

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MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012

A 2007 Nissan Pathfinder is towed after being taken from the Aders’ home and left parked west of the Washington Department of Ecology office and south of the Zip Trip near Monroe Street and Wellesley Avenue. (Colin Mulvany)

Killer still sought in triple homicide

A 2007 Nissan Pathfinder is towed Sunday after being taken from the Aders’ home and left parked near Monroe Street and Wellesley Avenue. (SRphoto/Colin Mulvany) UPDATE: Gilman's body has been found. Read more here and look for updates. Police continue to search for a man...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2011

Top row, from left to right: Jermaine S. Bedford, Kalen J. Bedford, Rashad F. Toussiant. Bottom row, from left to right: Roderick D. Shanks, Stafone N. Fuentes, Tyrone J. Carell (Spokane Police Department)

Reward targets suspects in hotel murder

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of six men charged for their alleged roles in a fatal shooting involving two aspiring rappers at a Spokane hotel. Pictured above, top to bottom, left to right, are Jermaine S. Bedford,...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

A female mallard duck sits on her nest near the Lincoln Building on Riverside Avenue at about 9 a.m. Friday morning, April 16, 2010, in downtown Spokane. (Courtesy of Gary Grissom)

Shock: Downtown duck's nest raided

Someone or something raided a mama duck’s nest in downtown Spokane on Friday and made off with four of her six eggs. Several tulips that had sheltered the duck in a planter in front of the Lincoln Building were ripped from the flower bed and...

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FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

Burglary caught on video; reward offered

A brazen convenience store burglary was caught on video, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest. About 12:30 p.m. on April 21, a man walked into the Hico at 1201 N. Barker Road and stole cash from an...

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THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009

Courthouse watch: 5.21.09 

A man charged with threatening to kill city of Spokane and Cowles Co. officials and a man charged with impersonating a federal agent were among cases with hearings today in Spokane County. Steven E. Escallier, 40, (left) is charged with criminal impersonation, first-degree attempted robbery...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009

Police search killer's boyfriend's computers

A search warrant filed this week regarding the Spokane police investigation into the boyfriend of convicted killer Shellye L. Stark reveals new details. The day police arrested Brian L. Moore in Anahiem, Calif., on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and first-degree murder, a Post...

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Courthouse watch: 5.20.09

Suspects scheduled to plead innocent in Spokane County Superior Court today included two young men charged with two counts of first-degree robbery for a knife-point holdup in downtown Spokane this May. Joseph E. Whipple, 21, and Jimmy D. Dempsey, 17, are each charged with two...

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