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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

FBI numbers show national increase in murders; Spokane reports spike in rapes and assaults

Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year, largely driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but the crime numbers released Monday by the FBI …


Sheriff and police team up to arrest four-time residential burglar

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Police Department joined forces to arrest Derek A. Larson, 40, on four felony charges of unoccupied residential burglaries.


After break-in, homeowner ties up suspect for deputies

A would-be burglar, who was trussed up like a Thanksgiving turkey by a St. John, Wash., homeowner, told sheriff’s deputies that he was offended by the man’s actions. Michael E. …


Burglary, assault suspect arrested

Spokane police arrested a man suspected of throwing a 62-year-old woman down a flight of stairs during a burglary last month. The man, David J. Bassford, 38, was arrested in …


With no SPD property crimes unit, neighbors helping others

The thieves are brazen in Veronica Evans’ neighborhood. They kicked in her door three weeks ago and ransacked her home, stealing valuables and leaving her fearful. They’ve hit other homes …


U.S. attorney used wife’s stolen card to track South Hill burglar

An assistant U.S. attorney and appointee for a federal judgeship helped identify a suspect in a string of South Hill burglaries by tracking his wife’s stolen coffee shop card.


Police say arrests end alleged ring

Police on Wednesday arrested the last of eight people suspected in a monthslong residential burglary spree that traumatized victims stretching from Spokane to North Idaho. Beginning in August, authorities across …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 28, 2011, 2:40 p.m.

Eight suspects in residential burglaries in custody

Police on Wednesday arrested the last of eight suspects in a months-long residential burglary spree that stretched from Spokane to North Idaho.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 6, 2011, 8:15 p.m.

Police arrest suspect in South Hill burglaries

Spokane police have arrested a suspect in a series of burglaries on the South Hill.


Brazen burglars

Jim Smith returned to his Post Falls home late one night last week to find his side door ajar. In the bedroom, he found jewelry scattered on the floor and …


Pair face burglary charges after stop in Liberty Lake

The duo believed to be treating garages and cars in Liberty Lake as a one-stop shopping mart have been arrested by Liberty Lake Police officers. Officer Darin Morgan was on …


Police investigate burglary at Creach son’s house

Spokane Valley police were searching Wednesday for at least three intruders who ransacked the home of Ernie Creach, son of slain Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach. Ernie Creach said …


Man’s arrest connected to retirement home thefts

A 23-year-old Spokane man is suspected of a string of burglaries at South Hill retirement homes. Police say they recently found more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry in a car …


Creach interred near childhood home in Oklahoma

Wayne Scott Creach was laid to rest Thursday on a hillside cemetery in a plot that overlooks the tiny Oklahoma town and nearby farm where the pastor and Spokane Valley …


Deputy’s approved vacation stalls interview about shooting

The interview that could explain why a deputy shot and killed a Spokane Valley pastor will come Friday morning – after the deputy returns from a weeklong vacation approved by …


Son offers insight into pastor’s fatal encounter

Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach and his wife had a prearranged system for when the business owner encountered trespassers on the couple’s sprawling nursery and greenhouse complex in Spokane …


Valley officer kills pastor at nursery

A pastor and widely recognized Spokane Valley businessman, concerned that a prowler was on his property late Wednesday, got out of bed, apparently armed himself with a pistol and headed …


Burglary ring suspect arrested after Hico break-in

A man suspected in a string of burglaries in February is back in jail after police say he broke into a convenience store then fled officers e early today.


Neighbor helps Spokane police track down suspects

Spokane police on Friday credited an alert neighbor in the Five Mile Prairie area for helping them catch two juveniles in connection with three home burglaries.


Police credit alert neighbor in burglary arrests

Spokane Police this morning are crediting an alert neighbor in the Five Mile Prairie area for helping them catch two juveniles in connection with three home burglaries overnight.


Police investigating series of smash-and-grabs

Spokane police are investigating four smash-and-grab service station burglaries that began before dawn on Friday.


Drunken bragging reveals burglary suspects

A tip that originated from drunken bragging gave Spokane Valley police officers the information they needed to bag one burglary suspect and develop probable cause to book another one.


Court: Partial fence not enough for burglary

A man suspected of stealing aluminum auto wheels from a rural business wasn’t guilty of a criminal break-in because the property wasn’t fenced on all sides, the state Supreme Court …


Reward for tips on burglary suspects

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps capture two men wanted for an overnight prescription pill heist last month, the organization announced today.


Pill-heist suspects emerge

An overnight prescription pill heist at a Spokane health clinic may have been solved partly because of a stolen cell phone left near a broken pharmacy door. Two Spokane men …


Suspect arrested in burglarly

A man Spokane police arrested in a north Spokane burglary posted bond and was released from jail Wednesday. Mickey W. Brown, 32, faces charges of second-degree theft, trafficking of stolen …


Break-ins leave many on edge

Six homes in Susan Morgan’s neighborhood had already been robbed when two more were hit just down the street. So the Southgate neighborhood resident had a home alarm system installed, …