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Phone scam claims to be Publishers Clearing House

Phone scam claims to be Publishers Clearing House

Residents on the Camas Prairie have been receiving scam phone calls by callers with foreign accents who claim they are with Publishers Clearing House and that they have won a large amount of cash.

Burglar steals tip jar from Pizzeria

Burglar steals tip jar from Pizzeria

A 27-year-old Lewiston man was arrested and booked into the Nez Perce County Jail in connection with a burglary at the Southway Pizzeria overnight.

The burglary was reported to Lewiston Police at 8:00 this morning after the business opened, according to Lewiston Police Captain Roger Lanier. He says Brad G. Steele, who was a cleaning service employee with a key, allegedly entered the business, took a tip jar that contained $200, and damaged a safe in the office area.

Lewiston man arrested following early morning armed robbery

Lewiston man arrested following early morning armed robbery

A 20-year-old Lewiston man was arrested early this morning after he allegedly robbed the Zip Trip convenience store in the 1400 block of Main Street. Joseph G.

Sheriff investigating employee theft in Idaho County District Court Clerk's Office

From the Idaho County Sheriff's Office:

The Idaho County Sheriff's Office Detective Division is investigating a case of employee theft within the Idaho County District and Magistrate Court Clerk's Office.

A suspect has been identified and was placed on administrative leave following an interview with detectives on July 31, 2013.

A criminal charge is anticipated after appointment of a special prosecutor.

Procedures within the court clerk's office have changed and additional safeguards have been put in place to prevent the same type of theft in the future.

Preliminary hearings underway in Capone, Stone trials

Preliminary hearings underway in Capone, Stone trials

Preliminary hearings for two men who have been charged with murder in the disappearance of a 40-year-old Clarkston woman more than three years ago got underway today in Latah County Second District Court.

 

Charles Capone, 52, and David Stone, 49, have been charged with being a principal to murder in the 1st-degree, conspiracy to commit 1st-degree murder, failure to notify a coroner or law enforcement officer of a death, and conspiracy to commit failure to notify a coroner or law enforcement officer of a death.

 

High speed chase ends in Downtown Lewiston

High speed chase ends in Downtown Lewiston

A 25-year-old Peck man was taken into custody early this afternoon following a high-speed pursuit that started east of Lewiston and ended in downtown Lewiston. Speeds during the pursuit reached over 100 mph.

Suspected casino burglars will be tried together

Suspected casino burglars will be tried together

The two men accused of burglarizing Lancer Lanes and Casino in May will be tried together, according to the Asotin County Prosecutor's Office. A September 10th trial has been set for 27-year-old Troy Wilcoxon and 33-year-old James Nollette.