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Two Arrests Made in Grangeville Armed Robbery

Two Arrests Made in Grangeville Armed Robbery

Two people were arrested Friday morning following an armed robbery at a Grangeville gas station on Thursday night.

A man entered the Deano's Exxon on Main Street Thursday night demanding money while wielding a handgun. Surveillance video caught the suspect leave the building and get into a truck driven by a female. Between the video and witness accounts, law enforcement was able to identify and detain the two suspects.

“Thanks to the quick response from my officer and the Idaho County Sheriff's Deputy on duty, we were able to get the information out to surrounding area law enforcement agencies,” said Grangeville Police Chief Morgan Dew. “This information allowed the Idaho County Sheriff's Office and the Kamiah Marshal's Office to locate and arrest both suspects.”

Three Year Investigation Leads to Drug Bust

Three Year Investigation Leads to Drug Bust

A three year investigation by the Idaho State Police resulted in the confiscation of over $200,000 in drugs and profits and the arrest of one man in the LC Valley.

Francisco Munguia Diaz, 38, was arrested and it took fingerprints to determine his real name. He has gone by the aliases Glen Cadenas, Chico and Theo. Diaz is now charged with possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

“Although this has been a long investigation and a lot of man hours, the arrest and seizure came together at the end with the help of multiple law enforcement agencies, “ said ISP Detective Bryce Scrimsher.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Bureau of Indian Affairs worked with ISP on the investigation. The Lewiston Police Department, Nez PPerce Tribal Police and the Quad City Drug Task Force assisted with the search warrants and arrest.

Smoke Shop Owner to Change Plea

Smoke Shop Owner to Change Plea

A 25-year-old Pullman man whose smoke shops were the subject of a Spice raid by the Lewiston Police Department in January of 2012 will appear in Lewiston's Second District Court Wednesday morning for a Change of Plea hearing.

 

Sunair Iqbal, who co-owns the BAWA Smoke Shops on Bryden Avenue and East Main Street, was charged with six counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. One count of racketeering was previously dismissed.

Man Wanted on National Warrant Arrested Near Lewiston

Man Wanted on National Warrant Arrested Near Lewiston

Officials have confirmed that a 40-year-old Lewiston man who was the subject of a nationwide warrant was taken into custody along US 95 between Moscow and Lewiston Monday afternoon.

Brian Pratt is being held in the Nez Perce County Jail. He was found guilty in March in Lewiston's Second District Court on four felony counts associated with a months-long methamphetamine investigation by the Lewiston Police Department.

LC Valley Man Faces Child Rape Charges in Okanogan County

A 41-year-old former Lewis-Clark Valley man is scheduled to go to trial in Okanogan County next month on multiple charges related to child molestation and rape.

Second Arrest Made in Casino Burglary

Second Arrest Made in Casino Burglary

A second arrest was made this afternoon in connection with last month's burglary at Lancer Lanes and Casino that resulted in an undisclosed amount of cash being taken.

Clarkston Police Detective Sgt. Richard Muszynski says 27-year-old Troy Wilcoxon was taken into custody at a residence in the 3300 block of 9th Street by Lewiston Police on an Asotin County warrant.

Last Thursday, 33-year-old James Nollette was arrested in connection with the May 23rd case. Both men are facing charges of burglary, 1st-degree theft, and 2nd-degree conspiracy to commit burglary.

Arrest Made in Casino Burglary

Arrest Made in Casino Burglary

The Clarkston Police Department has made an arrest in connection to last month's burglary at Lancer Lanes and Casino that resulted in an undisclosed amount of cash being taken.

 

33-year-old James Nollette of Lewiston was taken into custody this afternoon at the casino while he was in the middle of a poker game, according to Detective Sgt. Richard Muszynski. "Further arrests are expected in the case," he adds.