Stories tagged: Arson
THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014
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: FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014
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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014
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 …
THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014
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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014
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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2013
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
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. …
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
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 …
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
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, …
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
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 …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
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 …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013, 9:12 A.M.
Alleged arson fire destroys North Spokane apartment
An intentionally set fire destroyed an apartment at 5414 North Martin Street early this morning, according to the Spokane Fire Department.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
Fourth house fire was likely arson
Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to several fires April 11-17, including a suspected arson fire at a vacant house that has been the site of three other fires. The …
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013, 8:49 A.M.
Spokane Valley investigators seeking leads in suspected arson
Spokane Valley firefighters on Wednesday night battled the fourth suspected arson fire at a vacant home in the past year.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013
Firefighter injuries, arson up during 2012 in Valley
The number of injuries reported by Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighters spiked in 2012, largely due to the department’s increased focus on having every incident reported. “They really wanted to …
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013, 8:36 A.M.
Houston House apartment fire ruled arson
Tuesday’s fire at an apartment at 603 E. Houston Ave. was intentionally set, the Spokane Fire Department said Thursday.