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Burglars Steal $700 From Restaurant Safe

Burglars stole $700 from a safe this week at a Coeur d’Alene fast food restaurant, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with police. Taco Time employees discovered the money missing …


Players Lose Basketball Shoes To Thief Other Items In U-Hi Lockers Left Untouched

Thieves hit more than a dozen University High School basketball players where it hurts most: in the feet. Burglars pried open 23 lockers in the high school’s gymnasium on Friday …


Equipment Taken From Office

Burglars hit University Chiropractic Saturday night, stealing a television, VCR, fax machine, cordless telephone and three massage machines. A janitor discovered the break-in at 303 S. University Road. Thieves removed …


Burglars Hit Valley Market

Burglars hit RJ’s Fresh Market at 16th and Pines Saturday night, escaping with $100 worth of bulk pistachios, 14 Dungeness crabs and a small amount of cash, sheriff’s deputies reported. …


Foreign Currency Taken By Thief

A Valley woman lost $1,500 in foreign currency and her passport when her home was burglarized last week. The thief apparently used an old key to gain entry into the …


Sporting Goods Store Robbed

Burglars stole several thousands of dollars in merchandise from a Valley sporting goods store last week. Just A Kick, 18817 E. Sprague, lost cash, checks, gift certificates and numerous items …


Trucks Broken Into And Vandalized; Radios, Stereos Stolen

Burglars broke into 20 trucks parked at Ryder Truck Rental and Leasing on North Farr Lane Saturday night, vandalizing cabs and stealing stereos and CB radios. The burglar apparently scaled …


Burglars Hit Homes, Businesses

Burglars hit more than a dozen Valley homes and businesses last week, stealing thousands of dollars in property and thus far eluding police. The thieves took guns, televisions, jewelry and …


Bound Man Dials 911 With Nose

His hands bound, a man dialed 911 with his nose to summon police to a home invasion Monday. “He was still bound when we got there,” said Royal Canadian Mounted …


Cash Missing From Medical Offices

Six offices in the Sacred Heart Doctors’ Building were burglarized last week, apparently by someone who had a key that was intended for emergency use in case of fire. Police …


Robber Takes Waffles And More

A hungry burglar apparently whipped up some breakfast at a Valley restaurant before escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Sheriff’s deputies. The burglar broke into the Waffles …


Thieves Take Stereo Equipment From Deer Park Church Building

The commandment “Thou shall not steal” meant nothing to a thief who robbed a Deer Park church of stereo equipment last week. Rick McCombs, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist …


Burglars Hit West Spokane Businesses

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a string of business burglaries in western Spokane County, one of which netted a thief $20,000 in signed payroll checks. Thieves broke into four businesses between …


Police Believe Pair Cashed In On Fake Ids And Stolen Checks

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Burglars Get Court’s Full Attention Thieves Break Into Judge’s Lake Cabin

Considering the victim, these burglars are skating on thin ice. Sometime in the past 10 days, thieves used snowmobiles to get to cabins on the west side of lower Twin …


Teens Investigated In Car Burglaries

Coeur d’Alene police are trying to determine if two boys arrested for allegedly breaking into a car Sunday are involved in other recent automobile burglaries. The boys, ages 15 and …


Tire Slashings Continue; 19 Cut In Lincoln Heights

Spokane police continue to receive reports of more tire slashings on the South Hill. Since Christmas, tires on more than 30 vehicles have been slashed. Total damage now exceeds $5,000. …


Police Follow Tracks To Find Suspect In Snowblower Theft

Tracks in fresh snow led police to a suspect accused of stealing a snowblower from a house nine blocks away. Police didn’t recover the snowblower, but they said they did …


Burglars Clean Out Center, But Can’t Steal Christmas

Burglars stole chairs, a table, and tried to take the piano, but they couldn’t steal the spirit of Christmas from the Wayside Community Center. “This has been a dreadful blow, …


Officer Finds Woman Murdered In Her West Central Apartment Unidentified Victim Reportedly Sustained Trauma To Her Head; Home Was Ransacked

Detective Jim Peterson looks for evidence at a murder scene Tuesday. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Volunteers Back To Work At Substation

After a short protest strike, Nevada-Lidgerwood volunteers are again working on the neighborhood COPS substation. Work stopped for about a week after Neva-Wood COPS president Deborah Wittwer was suspended last …


Thief Hits House Of Bomb Victim

One day after Alice Hawthorne was killed by the bomb in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, someone burglarized her home, police said Sunday. “As far as I know, no arrests were …


Pullman Police Investigating Woman’s Death Apartment Key Had Been Taken In Break-In At Condo Manager’s Office

City police expect to learn today from a Spokane pathologist whether the sudden death of an 89-year-old woman was from natural causes or murder. A relative of Dorothy Martin found …


Girl, 8, Saves Mom From Masked Intruder

Eight-year-old Lataljia Palmer screamed at the burglar to stop choking her mother. He didn’t listen.


Dangerous Dog Taken From County Shelter

Someone broke into the Spokane County Animal Shelter over the weekend to bust out Baby - a male German shepherd doing time for biting a sheriff’s deputy., The dog was …


Rural Homes Target Of Burglars

Homeowners in rural Canyon County who like being isolated from other houses are getting hit by daylight burglars. Howard Lunderstadt returned to his Star-area home to find $4,000 in valuables …


TV Show May Have Been Catalyst For ‘Smash-And-Grabs’

“Smash-and-grab” burglars hit five Boise-area businesses in 95 minutes, getting away with more than $15,000 in merchandise. Police suspect the thieves got the idea from a national television show that …


Crash Victims’ Home Burglarized

Several days after a couple died in a plane crash, a burglar broke into their home, drugging their dog and stealing belongings. Mike and Christina Wallen were killed along with …


Woman Feels Cops Robbing Her Of Justice

Too bad the saga of Bert and the burglar can’t be like one of those corny TV police dramas, where everything gets tied up in a neat bow. The case …


Marijuana Plants Seized In Search

Spokane drug enforcement officers seized 63 pot plants worth about $63,000 and pot-growing paraphernalia from a North Side residence last week. Police, serving a search warrant based on an anonymous …