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Sirens & Gavels Spokane Police Department archive

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012

Accused killer pleads guilty in gun case

A Spokane man accused of murdering a gang rival 2 1/2 years ago has admitted to unlawfully possessing the murder weapon. Edward Lee "TD" Thomas, 26, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to felon in possession of a firearm, halting a scheduled trial. Thomas,...

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Cop whose daughter shot self suspended

The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will be suspended for three weeks wihout pay following an internal investigation. Officer Barry O’Connell failed to comply with department policy requiring officers to secure their duty...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012

Where's the heroin? Oops. Wrong house. 

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...

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Police eluder left prison 3 months ago

A Spokane man released from prison in April is back behind bars after leading police on a chase in a stolen car, authorities allege. Zachary J. Schackel, 26, is to be arraigned today on charges of theft of a motor vehicle and attempting to elude...

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Chief finalists to be interviewed today

The remaining Spokane police chief candidates each will have a 50-minute televised interview today on Comcast channel 5. Daniel J. Mahoney, commanding officer of the Ingleside Police Station within the San Francisco Police Department, will be on at 11:10 a.m., George E. Markert, director of...

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TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012

Burglary suspect Jay M. Shippy, 23, is arrested on Monday. (Spokane Police Department)

Boy home alone meets 'prolific burglar' 

Spokane police arrest burglary suspect Jay M. Shippy, 23, on Monday. (SPDphoto) A 13-year-old boy home alone came face to face with a man police describe as a "prolific burglar" after the thief smashed in a basement window Monday, authorities allege. The boy was at...

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Ax enters neighbor dispute over music

A dispute between neighbors over loud music led to one being jailed for an alleged ax attack Saturday in northwest Spokane. Brian M. Drake, 40, is accused of hitting Christopher A. Malcom with an ax handle after Maclom told him to turn him music down...

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FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012

Police push 'Remove it or Lose It!'

The advice to citizens from Spokane police is simple: Take valuables out of cars or risk being a willing victim of vehicle prowlers waiting to smash, grab and go. In response to a rash of prowling-related crimes across the Spokane area, police launched an awareness...

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

Meet your four police chief candidates

City leaders hope one of four candidates for Spokane police chief has the management skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing the department. The four men from police forces in San Francisco, Indianapolis, Rochester, N.Y., and Stockton, Calif., will be in Spokane July 25 for...

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TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012

Man shot in April arrested at CdA Casino

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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2 arrested in South Hill home robbery 

Two men believed to be serial home robbers are responsible for a takeover-style invasion at a residence on the South Hill in late May. Flint Fire Herrmann, 35, robbed the home at gunpoint with David F. Smith, already in jail for a May 31 robbery...

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Owner, neighbor stop church car thief

Two men stopped a car theft in progress and held the suspect until police arrived, authorities say. Brandon A. Huffman, 30, is accused of trying to steal the car after finding it parked and running in back of a church at 728 E. Rich Ave....

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SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012

Police recovered this 1985 Super Bowl ring belonging to to Stefan Humphries after it was stolen in a burglary in June. Other memorabilia still is missing. (Spokane Police Department)

Ex-NFL player hopes for return of rings

Police recovered this 1985 Super Bowl ring belonging to to Stefan Humphries after it was stolen in a burglary in June. Other memorabilia still is missing. (SPDphoto) A former pro football player whose championship rings were stolen when his home was ransacked in Spokane says...

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THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

Gun trial linked to murder, gang rivalry

Federal prosecutors want jurors in an upcoming gun trial to know about the suspect's gang membership and the gun's link to a 2010 murder in northeast Spokane. Edward Lee "TD" Thomas, 26, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm for a...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012

Police arrest robbery, eluding suspect

A Spokane man suspected in recent robberies and of eluding police at least twice was arrested Monday after ramming a police cruiser. Shane Lawrence Hagedorn, 30, was driving a red Oldsmobile Achieva on West Wellesley Avenue about 9 p.m. when members of the Spokane police...

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3 plead not guilty in downtown assault

Three men accused of a brutal beating in downtown Spokane late last month have pleaded not guilty. Clayton M. Cotter, 21; Schuyler Ray Cotter, 19; and Michael W. Baesman, 34; are accused of beating a man unconscious June 27 near West 2nd Avenue and South...

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TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012


Letters address cop shooter's release

Three recent letters to the editor address the case of Charles Wallace, who shot two sheriff's deputies last month after being released from jail on federal heroin charges. Magistrate Cynthia Imbrogno ordered Wallace to report to a drug rehab center in Spokane Valley on May...

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MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012

Jury indicts woman in April shooting

A Moses Lake woman has been indicted by a grand jury for illegally possessing a firearm after her friend was shot in what Spokane police believe was a drug-related assault. Alicia Marie Favro, who turned 42 last week, faces up to 10 years in prison...

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Wallace contested Edwards' '02 search 

Ten years before Charles Wallace shot two Spokane County sheriff's deputies, he had an encounter with a now former Spokane police officer who's the subject of a criminal probe regarding his search and seizure procedures. Wallace contested the search of his car and home conducted...

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Spokane police arrest Maceo L. Williams, 27, after a SWAT team standoff on Thursday. (Spokane Police Department)

Reports of gunman led to SWAT standoff

Spokane police arrest Maceo L. Williams, 27, after a SWAT team standoff on Thursday. (SPDphoto) A SWAT team standoff in West Central Spokane Thursday was spurred by reports that a suspected drug dealer with a gun had told people he wasn't going back to jail...

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SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012

Investigators from the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff's Department examine the scene and cover the body of a man shot by police Friday, July 10, 2009, in north Spokane.   JESSE TINSLEY jesset@spokesman.com (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Lawsuit filed over '09 police shooting 

Spokane police and sheriff's investigators examine the scene and cover the body of Jason Poss, who was shot on July 10, 2009. (SRphoto/Jesse Tinsley) A federal lawsuit has been filed by the parents of a man shot and killed by Spokane police in 2009 after...

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