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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 1:03 p.m.

Someone stole 29 guns from the Kettle Falls police chief. Twenty-eight are still missing.

Chris Courchene, the Kettle Falls police chief, told Stevens County sheriff’s detectives he had twice sent his girlfriend to meet a mysterious suspect and paid $1,250 in hopes of retrieving …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Alleged Moses Lake bomb builder had wrong type of fertilizer

Ryan S. Palmer, 39, stole a urea-based fertilizer from the Nutrien Ag Solutions facility in Moses Lake – not an ammonium nitrate formulation that could have been mixed with diesel …

Spokane police arrest alleged thieves after victim tracks stolen goods online

A burglary victim was able to track his stolen property through an online selling app, leading to the arrest of two men over the weekend.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Police dog finds suspect in ditch after home burglary in west Spokane

A Spokane resident locked herself in her bedroom and called 911 while a burglar rummaged through her home early Sunday, prompting a manhunt that ended when a police dog found …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Police dog forces surrender of suspected Spokane Valley home burglar on drug binge

A man who told Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies he hadn’t slept in four days because of to being high on meth and heroin was arrested Monday under suspicion of breaking …

Police seek help in identifying suspect in June burglary, fraud

Spokane police released a picture of a suspect in a burglary and attempted fraud in June and are asking for help in identifying the woman.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Man accused of robbing Gonzaga student while her roommates hid in basement

Spokane police say a 51-year-old man broke into a home in the Logan Neighborhood on Saturday night, robbed a Gonzaga University student at knifepoint and demanded that she take off …

100 years ago in Spokane: Young burglar, unreformed, goes on city-wide crime spree

The Good Roads Association proposed a sweeping $30 million plan to build permanent hard-surfaced roads all over the state.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Fuel stolen from Spokane Humane Society

The Spokane Humane Society was targeted early Thursday morning by a gasoline thief, who siphoned fuel out of two vehicles used to transport animals.

100 years ago in Spokane: Gonzaga announces third alumni killed in World War I effort

Gonzaga University “had added the third gold star to its service flag” – meaning, the third former Gonzaga student had died in wartime service. The latest was Louis P. Mutty, …

100 years ago in Spokane: Police arrest suspect in downtown diamond burglary

A man was sleeping in his apartment on Riverside Avenue when he heard the sound of shattering glass. He went to the window and saw a man standing at the …

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Burglars cause $15,000 in damage to snag frozen chicken from Spokane restaurant

Unless there’s a black market for frozen chicken, a pair of burglars must have been hungry when they rammed a pickup truck into a walk-in freezer and stole $200 worth …

UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Woman accused of tying up, robbing her ex-boyfriend’s grandma in Spokane Valley

Authorities say a 22-year-old woman tied up and robbed her ex-boyfriend’s grandmother inside the victim’s home in Spokane Valley.

UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Deputies looking for woman accused of burglarizing home while owners were in backyard

Spokane Valley detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a woman accused of robbing a home while the owners were outside in the backyard.

Man surrenders to deputy’s dog after three-hour hunt in north Spokane County

A burglary suspect led authorities on a three-hour manhunt and surrendered when a sheriff’s deputy threatened to unleash his canine partner last week in north Spokane County, the sheriff’s office …

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Former Rosalia firefighter accused of stealing station’s ambulance on Easter Sunday

A former Rosalia firefighter faces felony charges after Whitman County sheriff’s deputies say he was involved in an early-morning Easter ambulance hijacking.

Lawsuit against WSU claims negligence led to burglary that exposed sensitive data

Washington State University is facing a class-action lawsuit in King County Superior Court that alleges negligence and violations of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. The 33-page complaint, filed in December, also …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Pasco killing suspect accused of rape, kidnapping in Spokane in 1999

When Theodore Milam, 54, was released from jail late last year in Spokane County, his DNA was uploaded to a nationwide law enforcement database. On Jan. 31, it found two …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Purse snatchers drag woman by car 20 feet, breaking her pelvis, in Spokane Valley Walmart parking lot

Kathy Kohlieber, 75, was the victim of an apparently random purse snatching that quickly turned violent. Police believe her accused attackers were involved in a string of purse snatching incidents …

100 years ago in Spokane: Sportsmen target magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls along county roads to help preyed-on birds

Spokane sportsmen declared war on the so-called “enemies of game birds.” They planned to go gunning for magpies, crows, coyotes, hawks and owls, which they believed to prey on the …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Burglary suspect arrested after hourslong police standoff in south Spokane

A man was arrested under suspicion of residential burglary Sunday afternoon after an hourslong police standoff in south Spokane.

Traffic stop nets stolen weapons, jewelry box from burglary victim’s deceased wife

A suspicious vehicle stop by a Spokane police officer netted three rifles, a shotgun and a jewelry box belonging to a burglary victim’s deceased wife.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Police dog sniffs out Spokane Valley shoplifting suspect

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says deputies used a police dog to apprehend a woman who allegedly stole from a Shopko store in Spokane Valley, assaulted employees and then trespassed …

Reward of $10,000 offered following theft at gun shop

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information following the theft of about 70 guns from a Bellevue gun shop in western Washington state.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Police say 5 people burglarized Montana home after owner’s death

Police in northwest Montana say five people have been arrested and face charges of burglarizing a home after its owner died.

100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Boy gang’ attempts to dynamite Stevens School

The janitor of the Stevens School made a shocking discovery when he went to open up the school on a Monday morning: Several sticks of dynamite had been planted on …

Amazon Key delivery driver could knock out security camera, researchers show

A Seattle-based group of cybersecurity researchers has demonstrated a way to knock’s new security camera offline, a capability that could enable malicious delivery drivers for the online retailer’s new …

Man arrested in connection with string of Coeur d’Alene burglaries

A man suspected of burglarizing several homes in Coeur d’Alene was arrested Sunday morning in Hayden.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

Man with white mask flees Lindaman’s on South Hill after trying to pry open cash register

A man wearing a white mask and armed with a knife fled Lindaman’s on the South Hill after staff saw him attempting to pry open a cash register.

With $17,000 from a stolen safe, Spokane Valley burglar bought cars, drugs and a motorcycle, authorities say

Spokane Valley authorities say a 43-year-old man broke into a storage unit, stole a safe containing $17,000 and used the money to buy heroin, two cars and a motorcycle. Gordon …