December 12, 2013

Property crime wave hits Spokane Valley SCOPE station

 
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The region’s property crime problem hit home with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, when one of the department’s community-oriented policing stations was the target of a burglary.

Spokane Valley Police Cpl. Jeff Shover stopped by the SCOPE office at 115 N. Evergreen Road late Wednesday and discovered two windows had been broken out, according to a news release. The Sheriff’s office provides law enforcement services under contract for Spokane Valley.

The release said a television was missing from the station, which is a converted residence. Windows in the garage and the house were broken, it said.

Sheriff’s Office SCOPE stations are manned by volunteers and Sheriff’s deputies use them to write reports, the release said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest. Call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or visit www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name.

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