Posts tagged: burglary
We all think our homes are secure or that we'll never become the victims of burglary. That's exactly what KXLY4's Colleen O'Brien thought until a man tried to get into her home while she was home alone. In September, there were 565 total burglaries in Spokane County – that's 18 a day. Now that it's getting darker earlier the cover of night offers the perfect landscape for criminals to sneak around your home at night. A majority of residential burglaries happen in the daylight when you're at work, but Colleen O'Brien was home alone and asleep when the burglar came knocking at 8 p.m. The following is Colleen's account of what happened and parts of her 911 call/Colleen O'Brien, KXLY. More here.
Question: Have you ever been burglarized?
Coeur d'Alene resident Betty Turner left her cherished jewelry at home on Monday because she was afraid to lose any of it while she spent the afternoon boating on Hayden Lake. But during the afternoon, as she enjoyed the summer-like weather, a brazen daytime burglary was taking place at her home on the 5700 block of N. Isabella Drive, just off Dalton Avenue. Turner said her wedding ring and her late husband Gene's wedding band were taken by the burglar or burglars, who also snatched a bracelet he bought her worth thousands of dollars to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. “If I didn't get anything back but his ring, I'd be so happy,” she said. When he was going through chemotherapy, he'd always take his white-gold wedding band off and give it to her to wear. Since his death, she wore it every day on her ring finger, held in place by her wedding ring/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Jerome A. Pollos)
Question: Have you ever had something of great sentimental value to you stolen?
In one burglary, a Coeur d'Alene resident returned home to be greeted by a stranger coming out her back door. She turned and ran. In another, the victim was convinced a burglar was inside her home when she arrived with her grandchildren. She locked herself and the kids in a car until the home was searched. Burglaries are on the rise in the Lake City, and burglars are becoming as brazen as ever, even trying to break in when someone is home. Victims of one burglary in a Sanders Beach home are fighting back by forming a Block Watch program, and will hold a meeting this week. It will make a difference, said Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Christie Wood. “Neighborhood Watch is a proven deterrent to crime,” she said. “When neighbors are organized and aware of who their neighbors are, and who belongs in the neighborhood, they are much more likely to call the police when they see suspicious activity”/Bill Buley, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
Question: Are you part of a Neighborhood Block Watch?
The shackled and sandal-clad feet of Colton Harris-Moore are shown as Harris-Moore, who is also known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” walks into an Island County Superior Courtroom on today in Coupeville, Wash. Harris-Moore pleaded guilty Friday to burglary and theft charges in the Barefoot Bandit case. The 20-year-old softly answered affirmatively when the judge asked if he understood his rights. He said guilty when the judge asked how he wanted to plead. Story here. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Question: Anyone consider Colton Harris-Moore (aka “Barefoot Bandit”) to be a sort of anti-hero? And/or: Who will play Harris-Moore in the movie?
These booking photos provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office shows actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid. Police arrested the Quaids Saturday on charges of felony residential burglary and entering a non-commercial building without consent, a misdemeanor. Police also charged Evi Quaid with resisting arrest. (AP Photo/Santa Barbara County Sheriff)
Question: Do you suppose Randy Quaid picked up some bad habits portraying North Idaho separatist Randy Weaver in the Ruby Ridge TV movie: “Every Knee Shall Bow”?
Anyone surprised by this latest turn of events? http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/may/22/grand-jury-indicts-ex-cougar-leaf/
What happened to this once rising star?
Suspect #2- White female, approximately 21 years of age, average height and weight, long dark hair, blue stocking cap, white ski jacket. See Sgt. Christie Wood’s CPD Blue press release in following post.
On Dec. 29 at 8:16 a.m.,
On Dec. 29 at 8:16 a.m.,