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Sirens & Gavels theft archive

TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2010

More than your average neighbor feud 

When a north Spokane man awoke last weekend to the sound of his car alarm and found his window smashed, police traced fresh footprints leading from the crime scene to a neighbor’s home.It was no surprise to the victim – he told police he’s known...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2010

Killer's father charged with ID theft

The story of a woman who worked as a prostitute before murdering her husband has reemerged in an otherwise low-level theft case in Spokane County Superior Court. CKLCurtis A. JohnsonÖ, 69, is scheduled for trial next month on one count of first-degree identity theft after...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2010

Detectives are looking for help identifying this man, who they say broke into gaming machines at the Hico Village, 1201 North Barker Road, on Jan. 24 about 4:30 p.m. (Crime Stoppers)

Gaming machine thief caught on tape

Detectives are looking for a man they say broke into gaming machines at a Spokane Valley convenience store. The man was captured on security video around the time of the theft, which detectives say occurred Jan. 24 about 4:30 p.m. at the Hico Village, 1201...

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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2010

This photo provided by the Newark police department shows part of the evidence collected after the arrest of the alleged "Shoe Burglar" Walter J. Rubincan who was arrested by Newark police Friday Jan. 29, 2010 on 25 counts of Burglary in the 2nd Degree, 77 counts of Theft, and 15 counts of Criminal Mischief. Police say the burglar searched the bedrooms and makes off with men's shoes and photographs of men. (AP Photo/Newark Del. Police Department) (Associated Press)

Shoe thief suspect nabbed in Newark

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Newark Police have arrested a 46-year-old man they say is responsible for the theft of thousands of shoes after recovering much of the stolen property at the suspect's house. Walter J. Rubincan of Newark was arrested Friday. He is charged with...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2010

Jury convicts 24-time felon in 24 minutes 

It took a Spokane jury as many minutes as the defendant has felonies to convict him this week of two more crimes. Sean M. Maney, 45, was taken to jail Thursday after Judge Tari Eitzen read guilty verdicts on residential burglary and attempted theft of...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2010

Charges dropped against bondsman 

A bail bondsman once called "a threat to the administration of justice" by a prosecutor has been cleared of wrongdoing in a case his lawyer said amounted to a "media circus."Ryan M. Holmes, 46, owner of Holmes Brothers Bail Bonds, was accused of forcing a...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2009

Plane stolen near U.S-Canada border

An airplane was stolen from the Boundary County Airport early today. The heist is the latest move in a series of mysterious activity near the United States and Canada border in the last week. The Creston, B.C airport reported break ins over the weekend that...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2009

Wii was lone clue in U-Haul heist 

A video game system provided a glimmer of hope to a family hoping to find those responsible for stealing a U-Haul outside a Spokane Valley motel in July. Donnie Spivey emailed police last week after he found the serial number to his Wii console, one...

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