FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
Tue., May 19, 2015, 12:17 p.m.
Two out of three appellate judges ordered Yakima County to throw out a drug conviction against Heath Wisdom, ruling the October 2010 search a sheriff's deputy was unlawful.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
Tue., March 10, 2015, 12:53 p.m.
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice rules Tuesday Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg may remain out of jail ahead of a sentencing hearing scheduled for June 10.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
Wed., March 4, 2015, 3:21 p.m.
Making good on a promise delivered yesterday in U.S. District Court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin Baunsgard filed a motion today requesting Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg be jailed pending their sentencing on drug charges.
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
Tue., May 27, 2014, 4:50 p.m.
A 54-year-old convicted felon tried to leave a bag containing drugs and a revolver at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino last week, prompting criminal charges and a federal investigation. John B. Suttle was booked into Spokane County Jail on Friday after a coat check...
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
Fri., May 16, 2014, 1:20 p.m.
Spokane police arrested 55-year-old Ernie Hern this week, the second of a pair accused of selling heroin out of a residence in the East Central neighborhood through March of last year. Hern faces multiple possession and sale of drug charges after police used a confidential...
TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
Tue., March 25, 2014, 11:40 a.m.
A man with an outstanding warrant revealed a needle in his waistband while reaching for one last smoke before going to jail Sunday night at Northern Quest Casino, according to court records. An officer initially approached Preston Livingston, 28, because he was slumped over in...
TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014, 3:48 p.m.
A pair of teenagers accused of stealing multiple cars they dumped when the gas ran out are both in jail facing auto and firearm theft charges. Eli Olson, 19, was booked into Spokane County Jail on Friday after police pulled him over driving a Dodge...
TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013, 4:05 p.m.
A 31-year-old man arrested at the Spokane Valley Mall with cash and cocaine in his pockets faces more jail time after twice denying to officers he possessed drugs. Johnnie Counts is being held in Spokane County Jail on drug sale and prisoner possession charges after...
FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2013
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013, 6:01 p.m.
A trio of college students on the West side are apartment hunting after health officials condemned their rental home, which tested positive for methamphetamine. The whole story from The Associated Press, based on reporting from Seattle TV station KOMO News, follows: BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) —...
TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013
Tue., Dec. 3, 2013, 4:17 p.m.
A case involving 62 defendants and allegedly $20 million worth of California drugs sold on the West Coast continues its circuitous trek through the federal courts, with some suspects objecting to the government’s use of wiretapping in the investigation. Federal authorities announced raids in February...
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013
Wed., Sept. 4, 2013, 3:26 p.m.
Spokane Police detectives need the public's help identifying a man who ran from a security guard last month, abandoning a backpack full of drugs as he fled. The suspect was seen in the downtown area on Aug. 1 at 2:30 p.m., according to a news...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013
Wed., Aug. 21, 2013, 10:06 p.m.
The three Spokane men implicated in a drug-selling operation based out of a repair shop near Grant Elementary School remain mired in legal proceedings, as the building — sold in May — falls into disrepair. Gerry Elerding, 41, was in Spokane County Superior Court on...
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013
Sat., April 6, 2013, 9:52 p.m.
A Newport man being booked into Pend Oreille County Jail on Thursday was caught smuggling a stash of drugs into his shorts. The inmate, identified as 25-year-old Clinton E. Trickel, cut holes into his waisteband to hide hydrocodone, oxycodone, marijuana and a pipe, but jail...
FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012
Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, noon
A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County will spend 2 1/2 years in federal prison, a judge ruled Thursday. Alvin Oliver Shields had 700 pounds of marijuana on his property when federal...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012
Wed., Aug. 8, 2012, 1:50 p.m.
A psychedelic drug best known for stories of strange and violent behavior by its users was found on a car prowling suspect early Monday in Spokane Valley. Deputies first thought the small piece of paper found in a plastic baggie in Eric Faux's pants pocket...
THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012, noon
A robber who fled a north Spokane home after being struck with a sword has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison. Nathan T. McDaniels, 28, alias Gardner, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree robbery and was...
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
Wed., July 25, 2012, 6 p.m.
A Las Vegas woman and her father are accused of helping distribute large amounts of OxyContin that included sales tracked in Eastern Washington. Tiffany Diane Frehner, 31, and John Lawrence Frehner, 57, are charged in connection with a federal complaint filed in January against Frehner's...
Wed., July 25, 2012, 4 p.m.
Two suspected serial robbers apparently picked the wrong target back in late May, Spokane police say. Flint Fire Herrmann, 35, and David Fredrick Smith, 41, are charged with first-degree robbery for an invasion May 29 at a home in the 1900 block of West 26th...
Wed., July 25, 2012, noon
The family of a Western Washington man shot and killed nearly two weeks ago went to his Liberty Lake apartment to collect his things, only to find it burglarized and his newly purchased assault rifle missing. Ryan Crews Mumm, 20, had been living in the...
Wed., July 25, 2012, 8 a.m.
A Spokane man who stole laptop computers from a convention at the Davenport Hotel is wanted by Crime Stoppers after ditching drug addiction treatment. Sean Alexander Blair, 31, hasn't reported to the Washington Department of Corrections since leaving rehab on April 25. A no-bail warrant...
MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
Mon., July 23, 2012, 6:43 p.m.
A fourth suspect has been arrested in a home-invasion robbery in the Indian Trail area that ended with a resident confronting his attackers with a sword. Erik J. Zacher, 26, is accused of robbing residents in the 9600 block of North Alpine Court in May....
Mon., July 23, 2012, 8 a.m.
A man arrested for breaking into a car in downtown Spokane last summer is wanted by Crime Stoppers for dropping out of drug addiction treatment. Glen Wayne O'Brien, 35, was jailed earlier this year for failing to comply with a sentence for a felony drug...
TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
Tue., July 17, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
A man shot in what police believe was a drug-related incident on Spokane's South Hill in April was arrested today at the Coeur d'Alene Casino for a brutal assault in Adams County. Arthur Frank Cardenas, 33, has been wanted since July 11 on a $500,000...
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