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Sirens & Gavels Spokane Police Department archive

MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2009

Gunpoint Zip Trip robbery netted $66 

A holdup at a convenience store netted the gunman and two accomplices $22 each, according to court documents. Joseph R. Giordanella, 24, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court Monday after being arrested last week for the Sept. 29 robbery of the Zip Trip, 3030 E....

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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2009

On Wednesday, 11/18/2009 around 10 P.M. at the Walmart located at 2301 W. Wellesley, the pictured woman stole a wallet out of a customer’s purse while she was being helped at the customer service desk.  (Spokane Police Department)

Wal-Mart wallet snatcher sought

Police are searching for a woman caught on video surveillance stealing another woman’s wallet at a northwest Spokane Wal-Mart store. The victim was being helped at the customer service desk at Wal-Mart, 2301 W. Wellesley, about 10 p.m. Nov. 18, when the thief took the...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 2009

Mother arrested in bus plaza assault

An anonymous tip led Spokane police today to arrest the woman accused of assaulting her 3-year-old son at the downtown bus plaza. Keyana L. Key, 28, was hiding with her three young children at an apartment at 1400 N. Lincoln when police arrived about 4...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2009

MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009

Sherry L. Prickett, of Spokane, was stopped at a red light on Farwell Road when her Ford Ranger was rear-ended by a pickup driven by Spokane police Sgt. Bradley Thoma.  (Dan Pelle)

Police sergeant avoids prosecution 11 

A police sergeant was granted deferred prosecution for a drunken driving charge on Friday. Brad Thoma also had a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge (failure to remain at the scene of an accident-attended vehicle or other property) dismissed under the misdemeanor compromise statute. He could have tried...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2009

Police: Thief crashes into car of woman, toddler

A suspected car prowler crashed into another driver during a police chase Wednesday, injuring the woman but not her 2-year-old child, Spokane police said. Michael L. Bridges, 24, fled in a black Chevrolet Caprice after officers spotted him walking near Everett and Stone, according to...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2009

The man pictured may be responsible for car thefts in northeast Spokane, police said on Nov. 10. (Spokane Police Department)

Pictures show car theft suspects

The men pictured may be responsible for car thefts in northeast Spokane, police said today. The surveillance photos could help solve what authorities describe as a surge in vehicle thefts in the city. The number of auto thefts is the highest it has been in...

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MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2009

Videos show Zip Trip robbery

Spokane police released video Friday of a weeks-old robbery for which two men have already been arrested. Police say Christopher R. Walinski, 25, robbed the Zip Trip at 3030 E. Euclid at gunpoint Sept 29 at 11:12 p.m. as Justin J. Ellery, 24, waited in...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 6, 2009

 Hallie Curnutt was driving home on the Sunset Bridge Oct. 30 when a police cruiser crashed into oncoming traffic, totaling her car. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Crash with police cruiser leads to cash claim 

A police cruiser crashed into a truck on the Sunset Bridge last week, part of a three-car crash that totaled at least one vehicle. The crash closed the bridge and surrounding streets for hours last Friday night as investigators tried to determine what led the...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2009

Brendon T. Kaluza-Graham, 22, was arrested Wednesday after an officer realized the 1997 Honda Accord he was driving was stolen and pulled him over just before 4 p.m. at Olympic and Helena, according to a police report. Inside the car were vehicle plates, screwdrivers, work gloves, a pair of used rubber gloves, and an Allen wrench grounded down to resemble a vehicle key, police said. Kaluza-Graham, who police say had a suspended driver's license, remains in Spokane County Jail on a charge of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. (Spokane Police Department)

Spokane police report spike in car thefts 

Vehicle thefts are at an all-time high in Spokane, police say. As the Spokane Police Department works to get the word out about - and solve - the problem, an arrest yesterday provided a glimpse at tools typically used in car heists. Brendon T. Kaluza-Graham,...

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This photo shows an SUV that rear-ended a Spokane police cruiser Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. The patrol car was stopped on Maple Street just south of Sinto Avenue about 1 p.m. while Officer Jeff Graves helped a person. (KHQ-TV)

Police officer in crash out of hospital

A Spokane police officer injured when a woman rear-ended his squad car was released from the hospital last night and will return to work in "a few weeks," police said today. Officer Jeff Graves has a soar back, neck and arms from the collision Wednesday...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2009

This photo shows an SUV that rear-ended a Spokane police cruiser Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. The patrol car was stopped on Maple Street just south of Sinto Avenue about 1 p.m. while Officer Jeff Graves helped a person. (KHQ-TV)

Police officer injured in rear-end crash 

A Spokane police officer was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday after a woman thought to be on drugs rear ended him, a police spokeswoman said. Officer Jeff Graves is expected to survive injuries caused when Debra Hatcher, 54, rear ended his squad car on Maple...

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Police may have suspect in ATM thefts

A man arrested on drug charges is suspected of an attempted ATM burglary two days after he posted bail. George W. Butrick, 31, (left, allegedly) was arrested again Wednesday after police identified him as a suspect in an incident Oct. 21 at the Conoco at...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 2009

Audio features Subway store robbers

Spokane police released an audio recording today of a recent robbery at a northwest Spokane Subway store in hopes someone will recognize the voices of the two robbers. The men held an employee of the store at 1103 W. Northwest Blvd. at knife point about...

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MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2009

Details emerge in big pot bust

A big marijuana bust last month started in March when drug detectives grew suspicious of a man arrested with four pounds of marijuana, according to search warrants. That man, Frank Kimberling, has not been charged in Spokane County Superior Court, but two men arrested Oct....

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THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2009

A photo released Oct. 29 shows a man Spokane police think may be responsible for a series of ATM thefts. (Spokane Police Department)

Photo of ATM burglar released

Brazen thieves are targeting cash machines at Spokane-area convenience stores, using stolen vehicles to bash through locked doors and storefronts to grab and loot the secured ATMs.Spokane police hope someone recognizes the man pictured above outside the Conoco Station at 3125 E. Mission on Oct....

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Bar stabbing may be gang related

Here's Sara Leaming's report: The owner of a downtown Spokane night club says his employees stopped a gang “hit” outside of his business early Wednesday night, during which two men were sent to the hospital with minor stab wounds. Jordan Troutt, the owner of Uno...

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MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009

Spokane policemen honored for saving lives 

Two Spokane policemen were honored by the City Council tonight for saving lives. Officer Tim Moses (left) saved a man who was threatening suicide on the Monroe Street Bridge last month, and Cpl. Robbie Dashiell (right) saved a man who'd been shot in an apparent...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 20, 2009

Robbery roundup

Two Deer Park men have been identified as suspects in an OxyContin robbery that police linked to a 20-year-old woman. Jed L. Boles, 31, (left) and William E. Higgins, 21, (right) face charges of first-degree robbery for allegedly helping Ariel A. Arrieta rob the Rite...

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MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2009

Bonnie and Clyde coin was in stolen Jeep

The Jeep allegedly stolen by a double murder suspect and his girlfriend in Coeur d'Alene this month contained a coin depicting the famous outlaw duo Bonnie and Clyde. "It's just kind of weird," said Julie Forsythe, a single of mother of three now out a...

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Spokane man arrested in July shooting

A man accused of attempted murder is due in court today after nearly three months on the run. Timothy "Stoney Boy" Lucious, 38, was booked into Spokane County Jail early Sunday morning in connection with a July 24 shooting in south Spokane that began with...

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