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Sirens & Gavels rifles archive

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012

Rifle halts girlfriend's unexpected move

Two movers had a rifle pointed at them when they showed up at their customer's boyfriend home to move her stuff out without his knowledge. Homeowner Jaime R. Stout, 30, was jailed for first-degree assault after said he'd pointed a rifle at them as they...

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MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012

Thief hits Homeland Security officer's car 

A Spokane woman is accused of stealing a federal Homeland Security officer's passport and and using it to pawn two stolen rifles. Investigators identified Amanda Wayne Macklin, 23, as a suspect after finding her number in Double Eagle Pawn's phone records. They say she called...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011

Militia leader sentenced in grenade case

A self-described militia leader will spend a year and a day in prison for making grenades that he said were to fight off a communist invasion. Kenneth B. Kimbley Jr., 60, was given an exceptionally low sentence this week in U.S. District Court in Coeur...

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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

Man gets house arrest in grenade case

A North Idaho man who was arrested as part of a federal probe into illegal explosives manufacturing in Spirit Lake will be on house arrest for eight months and probation for five years. Steven E. Winegar, 52, of Harpster, Idaho, was sentenced Monday in U.S....

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

This handout photo provided by Nick Gonzalez for editorial purposes only, shows a police rifle left unattended on a patrol car outside a busy downtown area on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in Seattle. A Seattle police spokesman says the department has launched an investigation into the incident. Rifles are assigned only to officers who have additional training and are usually kept in the trunk or between the driver and passenger seats. ((AP Photo/Nick Gonzalez))

Seattle police leave rifle unattended

This handout photo, provided by Nick Gonzalez for editorial purposes only, shows a police rifle left unattended on a patrol car outside a busy downtown area on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nick Gonzalez) SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police spokesman says the department is embarrassed after officers...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

Fugitive grabs officer's rifle during fight

A Spokane fugitive was arrested Monday after he knocked over a parking meter with his car while fleeing bail bondsmen, then tried to grab a firearm during a struggle with a Spokane police officer. Christopher Cleo McCracken, 38, (pictured in 2005) sped away from a...

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FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

FBI: Racist felon had ammo, 5 firearms

A Whitman County man arrested on federal gun charges last month had several guns and a large collection of ammunition when investigators searched his properties, a new indictment alleges. Jeremiah Daniel “J.D.” Hop, 29, faces two counts of felon in possession of a firearm and...

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