Man cuts hair while eluding police & other adventures in Spokane crime |
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It's the highlight of some Spokane news reporters' weeks - the release of the Spokane Police Department's AIM report. AIM stands for Accountability Information Management. It breaks down the notable incidents and crime trends of the week. And, often, there are true gems that we can't resist passing on to you.
The highlight of the week: A drunk man who backed into a car multiple times before ditching his vehicle and running away. "Officers tracked down a male suspect as he was giving himself a haircut to change his appearance." It didn't work and they hauled him off to jail, booking him for DUI, hit and run and driving with a suspended license. But, he wasn't through with his makeover. "During booking, he continued to try to pull his own hair out." He was also booked on unrelated warrants.
Other notable incidents:
- Large groups have stopped gathering in the area of Wall and Riverside in Downtown Spokane. But they may have just changed locations. Now, groups are gathering in the forestry shelter in Riverfront Park.
- Panhandlers are receiving warnings at 3rd and Division. Several have been cited for having open containers of alcohol.
- Police are keeping an eye on a large transient camp in a vacant area next to 6th and Browne. Vehicle prowling has increased in the area as well.
- Transient camps are growing behind the U-Haul at 3rd and Division. Officers say the transients are stealing boxes from the moving company to build shelters.
- A woman crashed her car into a north side house. She ran across the street to a relative's house and by the time police arrived, she had cut her wrist down to the bone.