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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 …


Thieves Take Memories Construction Firm Loses Record Of Building The New Arena

Jim Ray, chairman of the Spokane Public Facilities District, after cutting the ribbon at the new Spokane Arena on Thursday. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Closed Restaurant Burglarized

A downtown restaurant has been closed since February, but someone is still doing a nice business there, Spokane police said. The owners of Skipper’s restaurant on West Third Avenue told …


Volunteers Can Learn To Recover Fingerprints From Crime Scenes

A program that enlists SCOPE volunteers to take fingerprints from cars that have been burglarized will be the main topic of the Wednesday SCOPE East meeting. Kirk Hayfield, a representative …


One Held In Explosives Theft Authorities Are Still Searching For More Suspects And Most Of The Stolen ‘Stick Powder’

1. Suspect chased down Suspect Kent Johnson lies injured and handcuffed Monday on an I-90 on-ramp near U.S. 95. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review 2. The suspect abandoned his car …


Mine Offers Reward For Explosives

Hecla Mining Co. is offering a $2,000 reward for the return of 500 pounds of explosives stolen last weekend in North Idaho, officials announced Friday. The “stick powder” explosive was …


Burglars Break Into Shadle Cops Station

As president of the Shadle Park COPS substation, Gloria Fontinell’s job is to put the hammer down on the bad guys. Sunday, the bad guys turned the tables when they …


Burglars Invade Shadle Businesses

Burglars broke into at least six businesses in the Shadle Shopping Center on Sunday night, including a community police substation. The thieves entered the complex through an air conditioning unit …


What The Fire Didn’t Get, A Burglar Did Duplex Blaze Was Started By Family’s Pet Iguana

They’re really burned up. It was a double whammy for Auddan Watson. The duplex he was renting caught fire Tuesday afternoon. Later that evening, a thief stole music compact discs, …


‘Nurse’ Thief Pockets More Than Victim’s Money

Barbra Page, 43, Spokane


Teen Vandals Go On Rampage In Cda Suspects Smash Or Steal $26,000 Worth Of Property

Garth McKernan cleans glass from his Oldsmobile after a pair of teenagers went on a vandalism spree Saturday night in Coeur d’Alene. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Homeowner Catches Two Burglars In Act

While going out to shut his garage door, a Spokane Valley homeowner got a big surprise when he flipped on the lights. Two men were in his garage taking two …


Burglars Don’t Take Holiday From Crime Long Memorial Day Weekend A Boon To Intruders Throughout County

Someone spent a lot of time in Kenny Parker’s north Spokane home while he was away for the Memorial Day weekend. Trouble is, the 28-year-old mechanic didn’t know about the …


Burglars Continue Holiday Crime Spree

A Memorial Day weekend crime spree continued late Saturday and early Sunday when at least six more Spokane homes were burglarized, police said. The exodus from the city to weekend …


Chase Of Burglar Left Man Panting

Paul Berry heard a neighbor yell for help and dashed out into the night - without his pants. “It wasn’t a pretty sight. You had me in my boxer shorts …


Burglars Work Overtime On Holiday Weekend Break-Ins Happened All Over The City

Burglars were licking their chops waiting for people to head out of town for the Memorial Day weekend. At least nine Spokane homes were burglarized late Friday and early Saturday …


Sports Card Thieves Were No Rookies Burglars Take $8,000 Worth Of Store’s Best Merchandise

The burglars who broke into Burt Mailman’s shop either made a lucky grab or were well-versed in sports memorabilia. Along with some baseball cards worth a buck, the thieves snatched …


Already Open Window Undoes Burglary Charge Theft From Truck Doesn’t Fit Definition, Court Reaffirms

Reaching through the open window of a vehicle to take a cassette player or other equipment does not meet the definition of burglary, the Idaho Court of Appeals says. The …


Cash Stolen From Assessor’s Office

More than $270 was stolen from a Spokane County assessor’s office cash register last weekend. The office on the Spokane County Courthouse main floor was closed Saturday through Monday for …


Stereo Equipment Taken From Unlocked House

Several burglaries were reported last week on the North Side, sheriff’s deputies said. On Feb. 15, a burglar entered a home in the N16700 block of Dartford through an unlocked …


Suspect In Drunken Crime Spree Has To Be Set Free Victim Of Store Robbery Calls Release `Real Slap In The Face’

Springdale Marshal Jerry Taylor had smoke coming from his ears Wednesday after having to release a suspect in a drunken crime spree because the man was caught a few hours …


Teen Crime Spree Comes To End Boys Confess To Stealing $150,000 In Property

They burglarized homes, took a dozen cars, shot at a bystander, and stole guns, bullet-proof vests and Mace from the police. In their downtime, the four southern Idaho teens munched …


Thieves Steal 20 Mannequins

Twenty store-front mannequins were stolen from a downtown Spokane antique store this week. Police believe the burglars hid inside the shop, called West 20 Main, as the owner closed Monday …


Booby-Trapped Vcr Finds Wrong Victim

Michael Gillespie was so tired of being burglarized that he booby-trapped his videocassette recorder with explosives to catch the next thief, police say. The VCR was stolen all right, but …