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Forgery suspects change pleas following arraignment

Forgery suspects change pleas following arraignment

Change of plea hearings have been scheduled in Lewiston's Second District Court for a man and woman charged with multiple felonies in connection with forged checks.

Subject of three year drug investigation pleads guilty

Subject of three year drug investigation pleads guilty

A 38-year-old man who was the subject of a three year investigation involving the distribution and sale of illicit drugs in the Lewis-Clark Valley has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court.

Lewiston Woman Wanted for Food Stamp Fraud

Lewiston Woman Wanted for Food Stamp Fraud

A $15,000 bench warrant was recently issued in Lewiston's Second District Court for a 45-year-old Lewiston woman who failed to appear for sentencing on four felony counts of fraudulent use of Food Stamps.

According to Tom Shanahan with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the agency began investigating Tina Painter in February of 2012 after learning that she had been using a Food Stamp card that belonged to someone else who was incarcerated in the Nez Perce County Jail.

Third Arrest Made Following Rash of Vehicle Prowls

Third Arrest Made Following Rash of Vehicle Prowls

Clarkston Police are continuing their efforts in solving a rash of vehicle prowls. Today, they arrested a 21-year-old Clarkston man who is a suspect in several cases after he allegedly attempted to shoplift at Walmart.

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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.