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South Perry Blog crime archive

TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

Look out for two suspected drug cars  

Neighbors noticed a suspected drug deal in the area of South Hatch and Harrison on Monday. The cars involved are a burgundy, four-door Lexus with WA plates 565XOG and a Chevrolet Surburban with WA plates 426UWM. If you see the cars in the area or...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

Arrest late Thursday

Colleague Meghann Cuniff covered an arrest on South Ivory Thursday night. Cuniff writes: "Members of the Spokane gang unit saw Brian J. King, 39, while patrolling the area of East 7th Street and South Perry Avenue, but King fled.Then at 11:05 p.m., residents in the...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

Watch out for scammer around South Perry

A nicely dressed young African-American man has been going house to house with well rehearsed stories of needing money immediately to attend his grandmother's funeral. The story line is some version of "he's worked so hard he only needs $14 to pay for his AMTRAC...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010

Be on the look out for an old Jag

Via e-mail from crime hounds Will and Sue Hille: "Does anyone know anything about on an older black Jaguar, four-door sedan with shiny chrome wheel covers [WA license #524-YFZ], or anything about its owner, driver or passengers? Will was admiring the car as it was...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2010

Crime update

Via e-mail from neighborhood crime watchers Will and Sue Hille:We no longer receive the SPD crime maps at C.O.P.S. East Central so I want to be sure you all know about sites you can connect to directly for daily updating on crime incidents close to...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 21, 2010

Vandalism on East 11th Avenue

From the Spokane Police Department: there has seen a huge surge in malicious mischief over the last couple of days, and reports are continuing to come in. Initial numbers look like we are double what we normally see on an average week, and most of...

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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

Ice cream at Martin Luther King Center

In conjunction with Spokane's Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 3, the Martin Luther King Jr. Outreach Center is holding an ice cream social in support of a new program for crime victim advocacy. The Martin Luther King Jr. Outreach Center will provide resources and...

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TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010

So, what else is new?

The Fair and Parade this weekend is over and has been declared a success. It was the 11th year that neighborhood organizers pulled off this event and attendance was higher than ever before. Feel free to post about your favorite or not favorite parts of...

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MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010

Summertime, and the stealin’ is easy…

This just in from Sgt. Dave Reagan of the Sheriff's Department - some good reminders in here for all of us:Property crimes investigators report that the annual summertime crush of vehicle prowling incidents has begun and that losses are mounting.Thieves know that boaters, hikers and...

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Leave the porch light on 

Officer Dan Strassenberg is the neighborhood resource officer for the South Perry District. What does that mean? That means he has an office at COPS East Central on East Fifth and he's the guy who responds to tips from neighbors about suspected drug houses, abandoned...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

COPS and neighborhood policing 

The South Perry Blog is visiting with COPS East Central and Officer Strassenberg (your neighborhood resource officer) Wednesday morning - let me know if there are any specific questions or issues you'd like to find out about. Also, does anyone in the South Perry district...

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MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010

Lock your cars 

This came from reader Nate Bartlett, Friday June 11: "I got home late last night from a school function and forgot to lock my truck, I went to leave this morning and someone had stolen my silver iPod classic that has over 12,000 songs on...

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FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010

Burglary on South Hatch 

Via e-mail from COPS volunteer and neighborhood ‘crime hound’ Sue Hille:“Around midnight Saturday 5/15 there was a break-in and burglary on the 600 block of South Hatch. The residents came home to find the door kicked in. Police were called to investigate. Some things were...

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THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010

Betty Bachmeyier, left, and Rita (who declined to give her last name) sit outside the Sleep Inn in Post Falls on Wednesday. They have been staying there since the fire but will have to leave by the end of the week. The stay is costing Northeast Washington Housing Solutions about $1,400 a (Jesse Tinsley)

Arson in the neighborhood? 

Read Kevin Graman's story about the Saturday morning fire at the HiFumi En Apartments on East Eighth here. There has been two other suspected arson fires at the HiFumi En lately - and residents still can't return.

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MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010

South Perry crime watch 

One of the things we can do on this blog is to share information and tips about neighborhood crime - kind of like a large blockwatch group. If there's something going on in your neighborhood, shoot me a quick e-mail and I'll share your tip...

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Pia Hallenberg covers everything going on in the South Perry neighborhood, where she lives.