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Sirens & Gavels fugitives archive

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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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012

Brandon Graham is a 23-year-old white male wanted for second-degree burglary.  He is 5-foot-4, 160 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes.  Graham’s last address given was in the 1000 block of E. Everett in Spokane.  His 11-year local criminal history includes a conviction for taking motor vehicle without owner’s permission.   (Crime Stoppers)

New Crime Stoppers fugitives

Authorities are offering rewards for information on these these five fugitives. Persons with information regarding their whereabouts should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012

Do you know this child porn peddler?

Federal authorities are trying to identify a woman who is featured in child pornography with victims who have yet to be rescued. The woman could live anywhere in the United States. She is depicted in several videos discovered in June during a child pornography investigation...

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MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012

N. Idaho check theft suspects arrested

A 28-year-old man and a 17-year-old runaway linked by police to check thefts in Coeur d'Alene are in custody. Michael Graham Wilkins and Lacey Lynn Fugate were arrested at the Lake Drive Motel, 316 E. Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive, Friday about 6:30 p.m. after detectives...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

Reward targets fugitive sex offender

A sex offender wanted since January for failing to register with authorities is being sought by Crime Stoppers. A reward is available for information that leads to the arrest of Jack Edward Johannbroer, 47, who was convicted of first-degree child molestation in 1993 in Spokane...

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Chinese exports case lands in Spokane

A Canadian man suspected of sending United States defense materials to China is in jail in Spokane. Kevin Zhang, alias Zhao Wei Zhang, 41, was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol near Metaline Falls on Monday. He’d been wanted since January 2011 on a sealed...

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Man jumps fences but still can't escape

A man wanted on a Washington Department of Corrections warrant jumped over fences and made it through six yards before police caught up to him Tuesday. Colton P. Kilgallen, 21, told Deputy Damon Powers he was "just being stupid" and apologized for running after Powers...

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FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012


MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012

Man arrested in stolen lawnmower caper 

A man wanted for violating his Department of Corrections probation was arrested after escaping a garage burglary in Greenacres on a stolen lawnmower, police say. Robert G. Morey, 22, is accused of stealing firearms and valuable coins from a home in the 5500 block of...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

Spokane gang team arrests 2 fugitives

The gang team arrested two men this week in Spokane for violating their probation on violent crimes. Christopher M. Prusch, 35, (pictured left) was booked into jail Wednesday on a Department of Corrections warrant for escape from community custody, Spokane police Officer Matt Rose said...

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Mobster's girlfriend may appeal sentence

By DENISE LAVOIE,AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — The day after the longtime girlfriend of mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping him while he was on the run, her lawyer filed a notice in court saying she...

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Ego-driven sex abuse suspect arrested 

A man who wanted to prove to his ex-girlfriend that he wasn't a child molester instead was arrested on a child sex abuse warrant after contacting a Spokane County sheriff's deputy Tuesday in Deer Park. Jesse A. Smith, 20, apparently did not know of a...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012

232 arrested in 'Operation Scattergun'

U.S Marshals arrested more than 200 people on felony charges throughout Eastern Washington this week. Members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force worked with local agencies to target felony warrants with a focus on the Spokane, Tri-Cities and Yakima regions. Among the 232...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012

Boise fugitive arrested near Spirit Lake

A man suspected in a Boise home-invasion robbery was arrested recently near Spirit Lake. The Kootenai County sheriff's SWAT team took Bryson G. Smith, 27, into custody Wednesday at 28128 N. Highway 41. A confidential source told detectives Smith was hiding at the address and...

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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012


Man nets 2nd police chase in 3 weeks 

A Spokane man arrested at gunpoint after a police chase three weeks ago was picked up again Tuesday morning after another chase with law enforcement. A profusely sweaty Michael S. Wheeler, 38, was taken to a hospital after he told a sheriff's deputy he had...

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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

Okla. fugitive in Spokane prompts probe

Spokane police are investigating why an Oklahoma fugitive ended up here with a large amount of marijuana and cash. Police on Friday obtained a search warrant for Mitchell R. Green, Jr.'s cellphone in hopes it will lead to what they suspect is a marijuana trafficking...

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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

Reward for tips on licensed theft suspect

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to the arrest of an accused metal thief who was part of a licensed business. Tristan M. Goiri-Christensen, 26, is wanted on a $20,000 warrant after skipping a pre-trial conference April 27. He was scheduled...

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Spokane police arrest longtime fugitive

A Crime Stoppers fugitive wanted since February has been arrested. John Gibson Dean, 30, was arrested at an apartment complex at 12426 E. Broadway Ave., after police developed information that he'd been staying there. A witnesses told police Dean and Lisa M. Baxter, 25, stole...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

This Dec. 18, 1984 file photo shows Don Nichols, right, standing with his son, Dan Nichols, left, as they pled not guilty in court in Virginia City, Mont. Standing with them is attorney, Steve Ungar. The U.S. attorney’s office in Montana has filed federal drug and weapons charges against Dan Nichols, part of the father and-son duo convicted in kidnapping a world class athlete in 1984, killing a would-be rescuer and eluding authorities for months, April 19, 2012. ((AP Photo/File))

Warrant issued for '80s 'mountain man'

This Dec. 18, 1984 file photo shows Don Nichols, right, standing with his son, Dan Nichols, left, as they pled not guilty in court in Virginia City, Mont. Standing with them is attorney, Steve Ungar. (AP Photo/File) By MATT GOURAS,Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) —...

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Wigged felon with gun, drugs charged 

A fugitive felon arrested in Spokane with drugs and a gun while wearing a wig and sunglasses has been indicted by a federal grand jury. James Anthony Stinson, 41, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of being a felon in possession of...

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