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Windows phone scam hits Kootenai county

Windows phone scam hits Kootenai county

The Kootenai County Sheriff's office released an alert Thursday afternoon about a prevalent computer scam in the area, carried out over the phone.

It starts with a call from an individual who says he is with “Microsoft Windows Service Center.”

This caller states there is an issue with the customer’s computer and they could fix the problem by downloading an “APP”. If the citizen does go to their computer at the caller’s request, the caller will advise you of what you are seeing on your screen, and ask you to sign into “logmein.com.”

The caller will now have control of your computer. During conversation with the caller, they will ask for identifying information such as the last four of your Social Security Number. The caller will also alert you to your Windows certification being expired with you needing to pay them $395.00 or the computer will be “locked”. If you refuse to pay, your screen will go black with only a cursor for a password. Estimated repairs are over $100.

Asotin man arrested, charged with 6 counts of child rape

Asotin man arrested, charged with 6 counts of child rape

 A 66-year-old man was taken into custody at the Asotin County Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon and charged with six counts of 1st-degree Rape of a Child for allegedly inappropriately touching a six-year-old girl.

According to a Probable Cause Affidavit, Robert Allen King allegedly touched the girl several times since early January. The allegations came to light following a domestic dispute on July 4th, the court documents state, and during a forensic interview the girl allegedly told investigators that King would touch her "private area" when he helped her take a bath.

"(Victim) said she did not ever see Robert's private parts," the affidavit says. While being interviewed by investigators, King denied touching the girl or doing anything to purposely make her feel uncomfortable, although he did admit to helping her take baths and she sat on his lap while at the computer.

King is being held in the Asotin County Jail on a $200,000 bond and will be arraigned on July 21st in Asotin County Superior Court.

Nationwide warrant issued for Clarkston stabbing suspect

Nationwide warrant issued for Clarkston stabbing suspect

Asotin County District Judge Ray D. Lutes Wednesday afternoon signed a nationwide warrant for a 34-year-old Lewiston man on a charge of 1st-degree assault in connection with an alleged stabbing last night in the Clarkston Heights. The bond for JD Miller was set at $500,000, according to officials.

Bank robbery suspect makes unfortunate fashion choice

Bank robbery suspect makes unfortunate fashion choice

When a Nampa, Idaho man got dressed Sunday morning, he probably didn't think his t-shirt choice would end up being immortalized in his mugshot. But, there's 35-year old Ricky Fisher under arrest with the words "It's all fun and games until the cops show up" printed across his chest.

Fisher and 19-year old Jennifer Balfe from Meridian were arrested Sunday. Lewiston Police had received information that a couple suspected of robbing the Cottonwood Bank were staying at the Cedars Inn. The police department staged the SWAT team outside the motel.

At about 11:00 Sunday morning, the suspects came out of their room and were confronted by police. They were taken into custody and transported to the Lewiston Police Department for questioning. Lewiston Police say Fisher and Balfe are also suspected of robbing two banks in Ontario, Oregon as well.

Cottonwood Police and the FBI are overseeing the investigation.

Robbery suspects apprehended in Lewiston

Robbery suspects apprehended in Lewiston

Lewiston Police arrested two bank robbery suspects on Sunday.

Police received information through the Idaho County Sheriff's Office that the suspects involved in the Cottonwood Bank robbery were staying in the Cedars Inn in Lewiston. After the suspect information was confirmed and the vehicle identified, the Lewiston Police Department SWAT team was utilized due to the nature of the crimes.

At approximately 11 a.m. the suspects walked out of their motel room and were confronted by SWAT team personnel. The suspects were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Lewiston Police Department for questioning.

The suspects are identified as 35-year-old Ricky A. Fisher from Nampa, ID and 19-year-old Jennifer L. Balfe from Meridian, ID. The two individuals are also suspected of robbing two other banks in Ontario, OR.

The Cottonwood Police Department and the FBI are overseeing the investigation in Cottonwood.

Discovery show, Dark Minds, looks at LC Valley murders

Discovery show, Dark Minds, looks at LC Valley murders

"The Phantom of the Civic Theatre," a new episode of the Investigation Discovery Channel's " Dark Minds " true-crime show, will air on Wednesday.

Missing mom's statements may be banned from trial

Missing mom's statements may be banned from trial

Prosecutors in northern Idaho say statements made by a woman before she disappeared should be allowed in the first-degree murder trial of her estranged husband.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that the Latah County Prosecutor's Office earlier this week challenged motions filed by attorneys for Charles A. Capone seeking to keep the statements out.

Rachael Anderson, a 40-year-old mother of four from Clarkston, Wash., was in the process of getting divorced when she disappeared April 16, 2010.

Authorities say she was lured to a Moscow, Idaho, auto repair shop owned by Capone where she was drugged and killed. Her body hasn't been found.

Court documents say that Anderson before disappearing was in what prosecutors call a state of ongoing emergency because she didn't know who was stalking her.