October 30, 1997

Passengers Escape Injury When Shot Fired Into Car

Amy Scribner Staff writer

A drive-by shooting broke out the rear window of a Chevy Blazer at Perry and Ninth Avenue about midnight last Thursday, Spokane Police spokesman Dick Cottam said.

The two men in the car said they heard what sounded like a single shot and a hole appeared in the rear window.

Neither passenger was injured, Cottam said.

The two thought the shot came from a black Geo Storm with no license plate. They followed the vehicle but lost it on Ninth near Pittsburg. Police searched the neighborhood without locating the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

Business loses power tools

Burglars took power tools, a generator and keys from a business in the 6600 block of Craig Road sometime last weekend, said Spokane County Sheriff’s spokesman David Reagan.

The burglars cut through barbed wire on the business’ south gate, cut a fence north of the property, cut a lock on a company van’s door, then cut an interior lock on the tool box.

“They had to go through a lot of metal to get to this stuff,” said Reagan.

Sheriff’s deputies have no suspects.

Two burglaries may be connected

Sheriff’s deputies are looking into what they say may be connected burglaries on the South Side.

In the first case, burglars took three computers, a television, a fax machine, jewelry and a .41-caliber Smith and Wesson hand gun from a residence in the 5100 block of South Smith sometime last week, said Reagan.

The burglars came through the kitchen window, he said, and hung blankets over the window so neighbors wouldn’t see lights.

Deputies are investigating a similar crime in the nearby block of 1100 E. 54th. Burglars there stole a television and jewelry after kicking in the back door. Burglars had removed all external lightbulbs and laid them on the grass before breaking in, Reagan said.

Sheriffs are looking into whether these two crimes and a rash of burglaries near Browne Mountain are related, Reagan said.

, DataTimes

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