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Wanted man arrested after falling through ceiling

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man wanted by Colorado authorities is in custody after he fell through a ceiling while being chased by police and took refuge in a bathroom.

Colorado Springs police say 27-year-old Andrew Stiern burst into Comfort Dental on Thursday and attempted to escape through the roof. But the attempt failed when he fell through the ceiling.

Police say he then barricaded himself inside a bathroom and refused to surrender. After negotiating with police, Stiern turned himself in.

Officers say they were trying to take Stiern into custody for three active felony warrants. Police say he's now facing additional charges.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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Washington blow dart suspect: 'I'm a moron'

COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a woman and man with a blow dart in two separate attacks in Washington state has made his first court appearance on assault charges.

KREM-TV reports 18-year-old Joseph Gillies of Tacoma appeared in court Thursday in Whitman County. He was released from jail until his next court appearance at the end of the month.

Gillies is accused of shooting a woman with a blow dart Jan. 12 on the Washington State University campus. He's also accused of hitting a man with a dart two days later while walking in Pullman.

Police say they suspect Gillies of several similar blow dart assaults in Ellensburg.

Gillies told KREM he's sorry for the dart attacks but offered no explanation other than saying, "I'm a moron."

Tips and surveillance video led to Gillies' arrest Wednesday in Ellensburg.

No serious injuries were reported.

Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/ 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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$22,000 worth of eggs stolen in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A thief in Puerto Rico has gotten away with the makings for one giant omelette.

Police in the U.S. territory say they are looking for someone who stole more than $22,000 worth of chicken eggs. They didn't specify exactly how many eggs are in the missing shipment.

Officers said Friday that a refrigerated truck parked in a distribution center in the north coastal town of Hatillo was taken along with the eggs inside.

Authorities said the truck was worth $35,000.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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