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Sirens & Gavels gangs archive

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011

New website aims to help combat gangs

A new website has been launched to help combat gang activity in Spokane County. The website, developed by the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council and the Spokane Violent Crime Gang Enforcement Team, allows citizens to submit antonymous tips about gang activity. Tipsters are given a...

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MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Gang suspect jailed for assault, gun theft 

A suspected gang member is in jail on gun and second-degree assault charges after an alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend. Tayone D. "K-Row" Akers, 19, has a $100,000 bond after appearing in Spokane County Superior Court on Thursday. Akers is accused of choking a woman...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

Mobster 'Gorgeous' avoids death penalty

By TOM HAYS, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — A combative, fashion-conscious mobster already serving a life prison term dodged a death sentence on Wednesday for ordering a gangland hit while taking control of a once-fearsome crime family. An anonymous jury deliberated less than two...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

Judge bars gang terms at Jenks' trial 

Prosecutors are prohibited from referencing the terms "Hells Angels," "Mongols" and "gangs" in the upcoming trial of club Sergeant at Arms Ricky Jenks. U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush said federal prosecutors can refer to Jenks' membership in a "motorcycle club" only. He said the other...

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TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011

Cops: Man left crack cocaine in patrol car

A Spokane gang member accused of helping a murder suspect now faces federal drug charges for 38 grams of crack cocaine found in a patrol car after his arrest. A confidential informant arranged a drug buy with Christopher "Baby Boy" Route, 24, at a convenience...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011

In this undated photo released by the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. Anthony Garcia is shown. Garcia, 22, was convicted Wednesday, April 20, 2011, of first-degree murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle. Garcia a Southern California gang member who had a murder storyboard tattooed on his chest was convicted for killing a gang rival. The tattoo detailed the shooting of 23-year-old John Juarez in Pico Rivera on Jan. 23, 2004. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department) ( (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department))

Tattoo leads to murder conviction in LA

LOS ANGELES — The process was routine. Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd was flipping through snapshots of tattooed gang members. Then one caught his attention. Inked on the pudgy chest of a young Pico Rivera gangster who had been picked up and...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011

2nd man in Hells Angels raid leaves jail

A Hells Angels member arrested on a marijuana charge Thursday in Spokane was released from jail on his own recognizance Friday. Michael Ryan Fitzpatrick, 33, was booked into jail Thursday on one felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance after selling marijuana in a...

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MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2011

Canadian gangster admits drug charge

A Canadian gangster who authorities say is responsible for major drug distributions in Eastern Washington faces eight years in prison under a plea agreement signed recently in Spokane. Joseph P. Curry, an associate of imprisoned B.C. drug lord Clay Roueche, pleaded guilty Thursday to importation...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

Hoopfest shooter faces 9 years in prison

The Hoopfest gunman who opened fire on rival gang members last year, injuring three bystanders in the downtown Spokane crowd, pleaded guilty today to assault charges. Miguel C. Garcia, 19, was originally charged with 10 counts of attempted first-degree murder but instead pleaded guilty to...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

Derek L. Wilson, 20, is arrested Tuesday  near the intersection of Division  and Third  after a shooting incident  at a nearby skate park. 
 (The Spokesman-Review)

Drive-by shooting targets club bouncer

A Spokane man upset that a club bouncer approached his girlfriend sprayed the man's home with bullets in a recent drive-by shooting, police say. Derek L. Wilson, 24, (pictured above, in 2007) appeared in Superior Court Monday via video from the jail, where he is...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

3rd man in Hoopfest shooting sentenced

A teenager involved in a shooting at Hoopfest last summer was credited for time already served in jail after pleading guilty to two felony assault charges this week. Adam Doe, 19, remains in jail pending the resolution of riot and assault charges related to an...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011

Anti-gang bill debated at state hearing

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Uniformed sheriffs, community activists and onetime gang members sporting facial tattoos were among a large crowd that assembled Wednesday to debate a legislative proposal aimed at restricting criminal gangs in Washington state. The bill — proposed by Attorney General Rob McKenna...

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010

Canadian gangster arraigned in Spokane

A reputed Canadian gangster who authorities say is responsible for major drug distributions in Eastern Washington has arrived in Spokane to face three-year-old Ecstasy charges. Joseph P. Curry, an associate of imprisoned B.C. drug lord Clay Roueche, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court Friday...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2010

Gang murder suspect jailed in Spokane

A gang member arrested near Compton for the January shooting death of a rival is back in Spokane. Edward L. "TD" Thomas, 25, will remain incarcerated on a probation hold and $600,000 bond after appearing in Superior Court today via video from the Spokane County...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2010

Man jailed for drunk chat w/ off-duty cop

A home-invasion robbery suspect set to go to trial next month is back in jail after the Spokane police detective who investigated the case said the man drunkenly approached him at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Nathaniel Jay Dishneau, 30, was prohibited from leaving Spokane County...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 2010

Lesser verdict still means life for Lucious 

A Spokane man faces life in prison under the state’s 3 strikes law after a jury convicted him in connection with a July 2009 shooting that injured two women. Jurors were split on attempted murder and first-degree assault charges against Timothy “Stoney Boy” Lucious by...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010

Lawyer: Shooting suspect wrongly accused

A Spokane man facing life in prison for a July 2009 shooting may be wrongly accused, his lawyer told jurors during closing arguments Wednesday .Police halted their investigation into the shooter's identity after the alleged victims identified Timothy "Stoney Boy" Lucious (right) as the gunman,...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2010

State could rest today in 3-strikes trial

Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Mark Cipolla expects to wrap up his case against Timothy "Stoney Boy" Lucious today after testimony from four or five witnesses, including a man authorities apparently didn't know was connected to the July 2009 shooting until a few months ago. Antonio...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 13, 2010


Gang member's 3-strikes trial begins today

A Spokane gang member facing life in prison for a shooting that injured two women in July 2009 is to stand trial this week in Superior Court. Timothy "Stoney Boy" Lucious, who already has two convictions for violent crimes under the state's three-strikes law, faces...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 2010

Gang murder suspect arrested in Compton

A Spokane gang member accused of shooting to death a rival outside a party in January was arrested today in Compton, Calif., police announced tonight. Edward L. "TD" Thomas, 25, wanted since June for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, was captured by the fugitive...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2010

Murder charges dropped in Hoopfest case 

Spokane County prosecutors will not pursue the dozens of attempted murder charges filed against four men arrested after shots were fired at Hoopfest. Deputy Prosecutor Steve Garvin said in court documents filed this week that he will instead seek assault charges against the men, whose...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010

Plea deal halted after suspect complains 

A Spokane gang member set to plead guilty today to several felonies changed his mind at the last minute and is now set for trial. Cedric E. "Dirty" Burton (right), accused of helping a murder suspect avoid arrest, told Judge Tari Eitzen that he was...

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