Handgun retrieved from suspect in Deer Park heist

Feb 21, 2007 Read more: KXLY-TV Spokane 10
Authorities confirm they have recovered the handgun used in a recent Deer Park armed robbery of a convenience store after taking the two suspects into custody Tuesday. Read more
Impressed

Redmond, WA

#1 Feb 22, 2007
This robbery could have easily turned into to a multiple murder. Lets support the "newly formed gang enforcement unit" by keeping our eyes and ears open, paying attention to what people are doing, and making those who deal and steal accountable for their damage to our community. It seems like law enforcement is finally gaining some ground. Lots of people know there are 25-50 people here locally that are responsible for 90% of the crime.
The average person can and does make a difference. Please keep this in mind when you see suspicious activity, and keep the pressure up as long as it takes. I am very impressed with how law enforcement, media coverage, and the willingness to step forward and do the right thing on the part of a member of the community, came together to help solve this crime. It would be great to see this kind of police work become the rule rather than the exception. Thanks KXLY and S.C.S.D. for a great job. These two individuals were a tremendous danger to the community. Now lets hope the prosecution is successful, and other would-be criminals start learning that the community has had it when it comes to this kind of behavior.
One very critical thing to remember is that a hundred years from now, the amount of money you made, the price of your house, or what kind of car you drove won't make any difference on society functions at all- but how you raised your kids still will! Let's all keep work together on keeping this community such a good place to raise them.
Griswold

Everett, WA

#2 Feb 25, 2007
**** Spokane cops.

For every REAL arrest they make like this, they make 500 other bullSh*t arrests. Seriously, forget about the kid with a gram of weed and start busting the guy knocking off gas stations.
Impressed

Redmond, WA

#3 Mar 1, 2007
Griswold wrote:
**** Spokane cops.
For every REAL arrest they make like this, they make 500 other bullSh*t arrests. Seriously, forget about the kid with a gram of weed and start busting the guy knocking off gas stations.
True story, Griswold, about three years ago I got pulled over on 395 for a turn signal infraction and the deputy insisted on searching my pickup cab because he insisted he smelled marijuana. It was actually the odor of someone burning some moldy yard waste nearby. He was a complete moron, maybe the same guy who maced himself and let his patrol car get stolen a few months back.(See comment under "Disgusted") However, SCSD still deserves kudos for the way the way the Levi's incident was handled.
In my opinion you are 100% correct regarding the misplacement of law enforcement priorities and the absurdity of some US drug laws. Addiction should probably be regarded as more of a medical issue than a legal one. Many of our current drug laws create more problems than they solve, and if all drugs were unregulated,loss of the profit motive in drug dealing, coupled with the Darwin effect, would quickly solve much of the problem. Substances like cocaine and heroin would soon be regarded simply as poisons to be avoided. I say this half seriously and half in jest, but several other countries do a much better job than the US does with this problem. Also, beware of the fact that some of our former "allies" in the middle east and south America are poised to flood the world market with unlimited supllies of cocaine and heroin. I'm sure this will call for much more of the kind of "law and order" we've seen in the past six years.
Barbara

United States

#4 Jul 23, 2007
What Brent Baughman did was a terrible thing for sure. I want you to know, however, that as a child his life sucked. His father wasn't a good parent and his mother wasn't there. His father passed away while Brent and his younger brother were barely teenagers.
They really had nobody to set good examples for them all of their lives growing up. This is no excuse, believe me, I was raised with an alcoholic parent but am not an alcoholic or drug addict.
Brent spend a lot of time at my house during his impressionable teen years. I had hoped that he was listening when I told him he could make a good life for himself and that I cared very much about him. I had also hoped I could be his good example to follow rather than his father. He was like part of my family and grew up very close to my own teens, like a brother to them, especially my daughter.
He has done very wrong and needs to pay the consequences of his actions. I will be writing to him in prison still trying to encourage him to straighten his life out, quit the drugs, get an education, and make a good life, the one he deserves, for himself just as I always have. Hopefully, this time, he will listen and make better choices.
Tawny

Blaine, TN

#5 Aug 1, 2007
Barbara wrote:
What Brent Baughman did was a terrible thing for sure. I want you to know, however, that as a child his life sucked. His father wasn't a good parent and his mother wasn't there. His father passed away while Brent and his younger brother were barely teenagers.
They really had nobody to set good examples for them all of their lives growing up. This is no excuse, believe me, I was raised with an alcoholic parent but am not an alcoholic or drug addict.
Brent spend a lot of time at my house during his impressionable teen years. I had hoped that he was listening when I told him he could make a good life for himself and that I cared very much about him. I had also hoped I could be his good example to follow rather than his father. He was like part of my family and grew up very close to my own teens, like a brother to them, especially my daughter.
He has done very wrong and needs to pay the consequences of his actions. I will be writing to him in prison still trying to encourage him to straighten his life out, quit the drugs, get an education, and make a good life, the one he deserves, for himself just as I always have. Hopefully, this time, he will listen and make better choices.


Barbara,

I just wanted to inform you that you are providing false information on this site. I am Brent's older sister Tawny and I was there for him his whole life and I was a great example for him, not to mention several other family members that love him and are good examples to him. I used to take him to Church with me as long as he wanted to go and I always encouraged him to do right and constantly was telling him that he was doing great in school and if he kept it up he could do anything he wanted like be a doctor, a lawyer, etc. someday. Our parents had their problems, but they made sure we have a home to live in, clothes to wear, and food to eat. I'm a Christian and I've just completed my third year of Bible college and I intend to write my brother from time to time. I'm not going to get mad over this false information this time,but for future reference before you go posting things on here, I would greatly appreciate it if you would get the truth and not misleading information.

Thanks, Tawny
Bill

Cataldo, ID

#6 Nov 17, 2007
Would the parents be Renee and Robert?
Tawny

Powell, TN

#7 Apr 14, 2008
Yes, the parents would be Renee and Robert.
Bill

Cataldo, ID

#8 Apr 20, 2008
Tawny wrote:
Yes, the parents would be Renee and Robert.
Tawny,

I'm an old friend of the family. I won't go into detail, as this forum is not the place for it. I knew your Grandpa Bud, as well as your parents and Grandparents on your moms side. I am sorry to hear about Grandpa Gary. I wish you and your family the best. May God smile on you all.
Melissa

Tacoma, WA

#9 Apr 30, 2008
I just wanted to add that I do know Brent and he is a good kid who made some dumb decisions in his life. I write him regularly and he does realize the mistakes. I do hope that he does decide to do something with his life after getting out of prison. He is a very smart kid and has a lot of potential, I can only hope and pray he makes better choices when he gets out!
brent b

El Monte, CA

#10 May 1, 2013
I was the victm in that situation. Everyone knows I got set up ti be robbed. So for the alleged victims count your blessings. I could've ended more lives than my own

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