Two Homes Hit By Gunfire In Apparent Random Shooting
Bullets hit two south Valley homes late last Thursday, apparently the result of random drive-by shootings.
Two bullets hit a house on the Palouse Highway near Madison Road after shots were fired from a passing car about 10:40 p.m.
About 20 minutes later, a bullet smashed through the bedroom window of a home near Dishman-Mica Road and South Mohawk Drive. A car sped east from the area following the shooting.
No one was injured by the gunfire.
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies believe the bullets were fired from a small caliber gun. Residents were unable to provide deputies with a description of the gunman or the car, said Lt. David Wiyrick.
The shooting appeared to be random, deputies said, but might have been done by the same person because of time and proximity.
Anyone with information on the shootings is urged to call Crime Check at 456-2233.
Convenience store window shot out
Deputies arrested a man for shooting the window out of a Valley convenience store with a paint ball gun Monday afternoon.
Cheyenne R. Humphrey, 18, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree malicious mischief following the shooting at the First Stop convenience store on the corner of Trent and Starr.
Witnesses told deputies a red Pontiac Trans Am with dark, tinted windows drove by the store about 2:30 p.m. Someone inside the car fired a marble from a paint ball gun, breaking a store-front window.
A deputy spotted a Trans Am traveling west on Trent near University shortly after the shooting, Wiyrick said. Several deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers stopped the car.
Deputies found a .61 caliber paint ball gun and a container of marbles in the car and arrested Humphrey, Wiyrick said.
Man threatened with knife
Two men, one wielding a knife, chased a man across a Valley parking lot Friday afternoon.
The 21-year-old victim told deputies he was walking south on Pines when he crossed Mansfield Avenue in front of a light blue Ford Thunderbird.
He continued walking south on Pines when the car carrying two women and two men stopped on Pines just north of Interstate 90.
One of the men got out of the car and stood next to the victim, who noticed the man was trying to hide a large folding knife. The man then threatened the victim with the knife, Wiyrick said.
The victim ran across a parking lot as a second man got out of the car and walked toward him. Both men chased him.
He hid in the bushes until the men left.
Deputies said an 18-year-old woman, who owned the car, and her passenger picked up the two men at a bus stop. When the two men began chasing the victim, the woman told deputies they drove away.
Woman arrested with stolen credit cards, checks
The passenger of a teenager stopped early Monday for a traffic violation was arrested for posession of stolen property.
Kari J. Shelly, 21, was charged with two counts of second-degree possession of stolen property. Deputies said they found stolen credit cards and checks in the car.
Deputies stopped the car near Seventh and Thierman about 4 a.m. The teenage driver was arrested for driving without a valid license.
Man arrested with stolen motorcycle
Deputies on Saturday charged a man with possession of stolen property after they found him near a stolen motorcycle in the Valley.
Deputies found the 1992 Suzuki motorcycle in the 9800 block of East Broadway. The motorcycle is valued at $3,800.
Scott M. Fraser, 18, was in the area when the motorcycle was recovered, deputies said. After deputies questioned Fraser, who gave his address as 13210 E. Rich, they arrested him for first-degree possession of stolen property.