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Man arrested for eluding police officer

CHENEY – Jakob D. Petitto, 30, was apprehended by Cheney police officers on charges of eluding a police officer during a routine traffic stop, possession of a controlled substance, and outstanding warrants from Idaho. The arrest took place in the 700 block of First Street.

According to Police Chief Rick Beghtol, Petitto attempted to evade authorities but was successfully apprehended by Officer Sullivan. Notably, following the arrest, law enforcement discovered a firearm in close proximity to Cheney Middle School. Investigations are underway to determine...


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