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January 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM

NW crime roundup: Big dippers … cat foodie … outhouse arson

Some unusual crimes making headlines around the Northwest this morning. In Fairbanks, Alaska, two men were captured on video breaking into a smoke shop sometime between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning and stealing $1,000 worth of chewing tobacco. Police say the burglars took 40 rolls of chewing tobacco and several class marijuana pipes. Talk about big dippers. Meanwhile, in…

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January 27, 2014 at 1:32 PM

ATF waits to interview man hurt by weekend blast

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Federal investigators on Monday were waiting to talk with a man who blew off his hand with a powerful firework while driving in Spokane over the weekend, a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said. The agency has declined to release the man’s name. Agents were waiting…

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January 26, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Sunday Memo: Seahawks on their way … Man’s hand blown off … Macklemore and the Grammys

Seahawks sendoff: Fans say goodbye to the Hawks this morning team buses pass by on the way to the airport for the flight to the Super Bowl. Fans were invited to line the 1.1-mile route on South 188th Street starting at 46th Avenue South toward 28th Avenue South in the city of SeaTac as…

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January 26, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Firecracker blast blows off driver’s hand

GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press SPOKANE — A powerful firecracker detonated inside a moving vehicle in a Spokane neighborhood and blew off the driver’s hand, with residents rushing to aid the bleeding man, police and neighbors said. Donald Wilkes, 61, said the blast early Saturday morning rattled his house and woke up everyone inside. When he ran outside, he…

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January 9, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Footprints in the snow gave them away

SPOKANE (AP) — Police in Spokane followed footprints in fresh snow from a market where burglars stole more than 400 packs of cigarettes to a nearby apartment where officers arrested two young men. Police say the treads of the men’s wet shoes matched the footprints found near Sonnenberg’s Market early Wednesday, The Spokesman-Review reports. Police also had…

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January 9, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Guilty plea in pill thefts at Spokane hospital

SPOKANE (AP) — A hospital pharmacy technician accused of removing more than 250,000 painkillers over several years pleaded guilty Wednesday in Spokane. Paul Martsin, 25, agreed to a plea deal that would send him to prison for five years. He pleaded guilty to theft, money laundering and dealing controlled substances, The Sp0kesman Review reports. Martsin was arrested…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: drug thefts, guilty plea, Spokane

January 6, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Suspect in Spokane homicide shoots self in Pasco

SPOKANE (AP) — Police say a 26-year-old man who accidentally shot himself in the leg Saturday at a Pasco motel is a suspect in a fatal shooting Friday in Spokane. Brandon Mellon was taken to a hospital in Portland in critical condition The Spokesman-Review reports he’s under guard and will be returned to Spokane for the homicide…

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December 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Police stop man with shotgun in Spokane market

SPOKANE (AP) — Spokane police believe they prevented the armed robbery of a market when they stopped a man as he was walking up to the checkout counter with a sawed-off shotgun in his jacket. Police say they received a report of a man with a weapon Thursday night near Sunset Grocery. They spotted the suspect inside…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: armed robbery, arrested, grocery

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