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Thousands of dollars of clothing stolen

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Spokane Police are seeking information regarding a burglary early Tuesday in which someone stole thousands of dollars worth of clothing.

Officers responded to Versatile Clothing Company, at 1606 N. Monroe, to investigate a burglary that occurred about 12:20 a.m., police spokesman Dick Cottam said in a press release.

Business owner Jason C. Ridley, 25, told police that the burglar stole nine expensive handbags and 77 “throwback” jerseys with colors and numbers of major stars of the past.

Each of the jerseys was valued from $150 to $300. He estimated the total loss at more than $26,000, Cottam said.

A laptop computer and cash were in plain sight but were untouched.

Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call the TIPS Line at (509) 242-8477.

Sandpoint run promotes world harmony

A global relay with the purpose of strengthening international friendship and understanding will pass through Sandpoint’s Jeff Jones Town Square on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Thousands of communities in 70 nations participate in the World Harmony Run that’s organized by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, an ultra-distance running organization. The run doesn’t raise money or spotlight a political issue. Its aim is to create goodwill among people around the world, according to Christine Holbert, Sandpoint’s run organizer.

Sandpoint’s run will start at 5 p.m. at the Federal Building and end at 5:30 p.m. in the Jeff Jones Town Square. The run is open to anyone. Runners will pass a flaming torch to each other as a symbol of harmony. For information on the World Harmony Run, call 255-4410.

MRI services available in Bonners Ferry

Bonners Ferry New technology at Boundary Community Hospital is enabling more Boundary County residents to get medical services in their area.

This month, the hospital began offering magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which combines a magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce high quality images that help doctors diagnose patient conditions.

“Our unit incorporates a unique audiovisual component that allows the patient to view current movies using wrap-around goggles while the scan is being performed,” said Craig Johnson, hospital CEO, in a prepared statement.

The hospital has contracted for MRI services with Mobile MRI of Idaho. The unit will visit Bonners Ferry once each week and scan about 13 patients each visit. Radiologists at Kootenai Medical Center will interpret the images.

Boundary Community Hospital also has added an advanced CT scanner to its radiology department. The scanner expands the hospital’s diagnostic services and enables people in need of intense exams to stay in Bonners Ferry rather than travel out of the area for diagnostic services.

Teen arrested on suspicion of shooting coach

Seattle A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the death of a Bellevue high school tennis coach who was shot Sunday night after pulling his car over in southwest Seattle.

Samson Y. Berhe was ordered detained at a hearing Tuesday in juvenile court. He was arrested Monday after he was found on a barge across the Duwamish River from the shooting scene, Seattle Police Detective Steve Kilburg wrote in court papers.

Michael Robb, a tennis coach at Newport High School, was shot in the face Sunday night as he sat in his car on West Marginal Way in Seattle. Witnesses said a male approached the car and fired a shotgun through the open driver side window, then ran toward the river, Kilburg wrote.

Berhe was spotted on the barge and arrested the next afternoon; a witness later identified him as the shooter, the court papers said. Berhe’s parents told detectives that the boy had recently commented he was going to kill someone, and that he had recently fired a shotgun into a tree.

An hour before Robb was shot, Berhe was investigated and released for a burglary near the shooting scene, Kilburg wrote.

Music event could jeopardize nudist camp

Everett Snohomish County officials are threatening legal action if a nudist camp north of Sultan goes ahead with plans for a three-day techno music festival, but the event’s promoters say they won’t back down.

The Lake Bronson nudist camp operates under a special conditional-use permit granted by the county. The permit allows large events only if attendees are members of the American Sunbathing Association or the Lake Bronson Club or are screened guests.

The concert would violate those rules because the techno musicians and fans would not fall into those categories, county Auditor Bob Terwilliger said.

The event, called Stompin’ in Da Woods 3, was expected to draw about 400 people to hear 85 DJs on three stages July 1-4. The event’s promoter, Scott Hanson, of Lynnwood, said his event will take place.

“It’s happening, guaranteed,” Hanson said. “I’ve got lawyers all over it. It’s definitely happening.”

He wouldn’t say where the event would be held: “I’m not going to release any more information … until the day before the event.”

If the event proceeds as planned, it will do so unlicensed and will jeopardize the nudist camp’s special conditional use permit, Terwilliger said.

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