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In brief: Riverside man was shot multiple times

A man found dead at his home in Riverside in Okanogan County was shot multiple times, the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Patrick M. Alltus, 39, was found by a friend at his home at 151 Hosheit Road in Riverside.

Two teenagers believed to be connected to the slaying were located and arrested in Douglas County, Oregon, on Monday.

Detectives have traveled to Oregon to interview 16-year-old Parker M. Bachtold and 16-year-old Shalin E. Alltus, according to the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office.

The two were reportedly living with the victim.

Business group to host candidates

The Spokane Valley Business Association will host a candidate forum during its monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

District 4 legislative candidates Diana Wilhite and Josh Arritola are expected to attend, along with Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase. Their opponents chose not to participate in the forum, the association said in a news release.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Spokane Valley Fire Department Administration Building, 2120 N. Wilbur Road.

Missing Montana boy safe in Spokane

BROWNING, Mont. – A 2-year-old Browning boy who was the subject of a missing and endangered person’s alert was found safe in Spokane with his father.

Blackfeet Tribal Law Enforcement asked for the alert to be issued Monday for Hunter Crossguns. Tribal officials say the boy was taken from his grandparents on Friday by his father, Tyler Crossguns.

The alert said Tyler Crossguns uses methamphetamines and there was concern for the boy’s safety.

Deputy Mark Gregory with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said the father contacted Washington officials Monday after the alert was issued. The Sheriff’s Office went to check on the boy, who was in good health.

Gregory said deputies had no legal standing to take the boy away from Tyler Crossguns, or to arrest him.

Robber steals gun from new owner

GRESHAM, Ore. – A 21-year-old man who had just bought a handgun and was openly carrying it as he walked along a street was robbed of the weapon by a second man who also had a gun.

William Coleman III was robbed early Saturday while walking with his cousin, Gresham police Lt. Claudio Grandjean said. Coleman had purchased the gun Friday.

The victim told police he was approached by a young man who asked for a cigarette, then asked about Coleman’s gun and finally pulled a gun from his own waistband and said, “I like your gun. Give it to me.”

Coleman handed over his gun and the robber left on foot, Grandjean said.