Stories tagged: Arson
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
Pullman arsonist sentenced to four years, ordered to pay $4 million
The 33-year-old apprentice plumber who admitted to burning down several buildings of a Pullman apartment complex under construction in July 2013 will spend a little more than four years in …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 12:40 p.m.
Teen charged in Spokane Valley fires released from jail
The teen charged with arson for seven fires in the Spokane Valley area was released Tuesday morning from juvenile detention to electronic monitoring.
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014, midnight
Teen arrested in Spokane Valley arson spree
A charred high school notebook and chemistry flashcards helped lead investigators to a teenager now linked to a series of arsons across southern Spokane Valley. The boy, identified in court …
Mon., Sept. 29, 2014, midnight
Crews fight more suspicious fires; ask for help in arsonist search
Spokane County and Spokane Valley fire crews responded to more suspicious fires over the weekend, heightening concerns that a serial arsonist has set almost two dozen blazes. A total of …
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014, midnight
Serial arsonist suspected in Spokane Valley
Fire officials believe a serial arsonist is responsible for setting 19 fires in the past week in the area south of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. The first and largest …
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014, midnight
Arson suspected in car lot fire
An office building, six cars and two motorcycles were damaged in a blaze early Wednesday not far from where a stabbing occurred two days earlier. No injuries were reported in …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 15, 2014, 5:57 p.m.
Missing couple presumed dead after arson fire
A couple discovered missing after an arson fire at their home in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon are presumed dead after their car was found Friday in Benewah County with two …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014, midnight
Arson arrests made in connection with Carlton Complex fire
Two men were arrested in Okanogan County and charged with arson for setting a backburn that failed and helped spread the devastating fire that scorched much of the Methow Valley …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014, 10 a.m.
More arson suspects arrested in Okanogan fires
Two more arrests were made in Okanogan County for helping spread the devastating fire that scorched much of the Methow Valley last month, bringing the total number of people in …
Sun., March 9, 2014, midnight
Rural North Idaho, Montana bar fires spark questions
Six bars in mostly remote towns in the Inland Northwest have been destroyed by fire in the past 10 months, but there’s no interstate fire reporting system in place that …
Thu., March 6, 2014, 6:51 p.m.
Second suspect arrested in December arson
A second person has been charged with first-degree arson in connection with a fire at a home in the 2500 block of North Columbus on Dec. 1.
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014, 2:29 p.m.
Four arson fires in Spokane related, investigators say
The Spokane Fire Department was called to four fires one after the other starting just after 2 a.m. today and investigators believe all four arson fires are related.
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014, midnight
Owner arrested in Spokane Valley coffee stand arson
One of the owners of a Spokane Valley coffee stand that reported vandalism and an arson attempt last week was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree arson. Investigators believe Jennifer …
Thu., Jan. 23, 2014, midnight
Arson attempted at Spokane Valley coffee stand
Coffee sales were brisk Wednesday at a Spokane Valley espresso stand where the two young owners were targeted with a racial slur and attempted arson. “People have been coming by …
Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, 11:37 a.m.
Coffee stand arson points to hate crime
Coffee sales are brisk at a Spokane Valley stand where two young owners were targeted with a racial slur and an attempted arson at their 7-month-old business.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014, 6:22 p.m.
Man with lengthy criminal history back in jail on rape charge
Bond was set at $30,000 for a Spokane man Thursday after being arrested on suspicion of second-degree rape. Armando A. Reed, 36, who is alleged to have raped a female …
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014, midnight
Pullman apartment fire suspect Bryan Kitchen pleads guilty
A Whitman County plumber’s apprentice who told police that voices in his head told him to set fire to a Pullman apartment complex pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013, 1:10 p.m.
High-speed pursuit of arsonist ends in fiery crash
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies took a suicidal man wanted for arson into custody Wednesday when his car caught fire following a high speed chase.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2013, 3:59 p.m.
Landlord who was angry at tenant suspected of setting fire to home
Police arrested a landlord suspected of setting fire to his Perry District home Tuesday afternoon after a dispute with a roommate – a convicted child rapist who spent 18 years …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2013, 4:50 p.m.
Suspect arrested in February arson at north Spokane apartments
Richard Alexander Henning, 30, was arrested Thursday in connection with an arson that occurred at a north Spokane apartment building in February.
Sun., Aug. 18, 2013, midnight
Idaho Supreme Court upheld two life sentences
The Idaho Supreme Court upheld convicted murderer Dale C. Shackelford’s two fixed life sentences Friday in its response to the former Kendrick man’s appeal. Shackelford argued that he should have …
Wed., July 24, 2013, midnight
Pullman arson suspect guided by voice, police say
The man accused of setting fire to an unfinished Pullman apartment complex may have been involved in as many as six other arson incidents dating to 2004, investigators said Tuesday. …
Tue., July 23, 2013, midnight
Pullman apartment fire suspect arrested for arson
Pullman police arrested a plumber-trainee Monday on suspicion that he torched four college apartment buildings under construction last week. Bryan Lee Kitchen, 31, faces felony charges of first-degree arson. Police …
Tue., July 16, 2013, midnight
Firefighters kept busy with multiple blazes
The first crews to arrive at two South Hill house fires Monday were from a fire station that lost its first-response firefighting capability this year due to budget cuts. Fire …
Wed., July 10, 2013, 7:04 p.m.
Woman pleads guilty to mobile home arson
A woman who burned down a north Spokane County mobile home because she wasn’t happy with her living arrangements pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree arson.
Fri., June 21, 2013, 5:08 p.m.
Spokane Fire determines arsonist to blame for Geno’s fire
An arsonist is to blame for a three-alarm fire that damaged Geno’s restaurant and a nearby low-income apartment complex last weekend.
Tue., June 18, 2013, 10:14 a.m.
Investigators seeking connections between two fires
Investigators are looking for a connection between two fires that occurred this week and said at least one of them was intentionally set.
Fri., May 24, 2013, midnight
Crime lab lapses scrutinized
Donita and Karl Ambrogini’s 16-year-old daughter hovered at the edge of the roof, turning to look at her parents as tears rolled down her face. “Mom, I can’t do this, …
Sat., May 4, 2013, midnight
Brother’s actions lead 7-year-old to summon firefighters to home
A 7-year-old summoned firefighters to his home this week after reporting that his older brother was making an incendiary device in the backyard, said Spokane Valley Fire Department assistant fire …
Wed., April 24, 2013, midnight
Woman charged with arson in north Spokane apartment fire
A woman is accused of lighting her north Spokane apartment on fire early Tuesday. Ruth Edmonson, 53, was arrested at the scene on a charge of first-degree arson, Assistant Fire …