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Sirens & Gavels threats archive

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FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012

Men accused of extorting grandmother 

A 22-year-old Spokane man is accused of extorting his grandmother by conspiring with his friend to tell her he was being kidnapped for ransom, police say. Tevan T. Williams and his alleged accomplice, Riley D. Hull, 22, were arrested Wednesday after Williams' grandmother said she'd...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

Gunman forces man to 'moonwalk'

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been charged with assault after authorities say he ordered another man to perform the "moonwalk" at gunpoint. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 30-year-old John Ernest Cross was charged with the felony Tuesday in 1st District Court...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

Guns seized from mental health patient

A Cheney man with suspected mental health issues remains in protective custody after police found an arsenal of weapons at his home Wednesday following weeks of threats against public officials. Douglas J. Dibiasi, 53, was already in protective custody when law enforcement searched his home...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

Army officer charged with harassment 

By MANUEL VALDES and SHANNON DININNY,Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 20-year Army officer in Washington state threatened to blow up the state Capitol and kill his superior officer, his estranged wife and his girlfriend, authorities said Tuesday, adding scrutiny to the troubled base...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

Man arrested after knife threat in Valley

A man who threatened his former roommate with a knife before ignoring police commands was arrested without incident Tuesday night in Spokane Valley, police said today. Police say Daniel W. De Long, 43, clinched his fists and "aggressively walked" toward officers after they ordered him...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2011

Man arrested w/ gun at Newman Lake

A man was arrested with a gun in the Newman Lake area Saturday after threatening two people, officials said. Edwin J. Valenzuela, 59, told deputies two men attacked him and punched him in his recently installed pacemaker, so he displayed his gun. But the victims,...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011

Armed woman arrested in police standoff 

A woman armed with a handgun and accused of threatening her husband was arrested after a police standoff early this morning in northwest Spokane. Rhonda R. Thompson, 49, was described by her husband as extremely agitated and combative" when officers arrived near 2500 W. Houston...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

Man in Murray threat held without bail

A Spokane man accused of threatening to kill U.S. Senator Patty Murray will remain in jail without bail, a judge ruled Monday. John Jay Sieler, 50, is diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolarity and was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward before he drove by a...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

Feds: Man threatened to kill Sen. Murray

A Spokane man arrested outside a U.S. senate candidates debate with knives and a meat cleaver has been charged in federal court. John Jay Sieler, 50, is accused of threatening to kill U.S. Senator Patty Murray on Oct. 14 as he drove by her supporters...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

Officials: Knife-wielding man a public drunk

A transient suspected of threatening three people with a hunting knife in downtown Spokane late Thursday has been cited for consuming alcohol in public twice in the last eight days.Now Wilfred Dale Corse, 48, is in jail on new misdemeanor charges after police say he...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

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