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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 …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Spokane police arrest three in connection to pot shop burglary spree

Three men are suspected in a spree of overnight pot shop burglaries in the Spokane area.

Two men arrested for assaulting, stealing person’s prosthetic leg on Spokane’s South Hill

Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon for assaulting and robbing a person on Spokane’s South Hill, including stealing the victim’s prosthetic leg.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

300 pound statue stolen from vacant building

Spokane police are looking for a 7-foot-tall 300 pound wooden statue of a Native American man that was stolen from the old McKinley High School last week.

Home invasion leaves Deer Park man badly beaten

A man was brutally beaten in his living room Tuesday after a group of four men forced their way into his house.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

Sour grapes: Robbers empty Paris cellar of vintage wines

A Paris wine collector returned from holiday this week to a nasty surprise, finding a hole in his cellar and emptiness where his valuable collection of vintage wines had been.

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

O.J. Simpson to face Nevada parole board with freedom in sight

O.J. Simpson will plead for release from the Nevada prison where he’s spent more than eight years for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.

Alleged burglar hog-tied on roadside after stealing cereal

Authorities say officers arrested an alleged burglar after a homeowner hog-tied him alongside a road about 45 miles east of Chehalis.

UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

Teens accused of vandalizing newly-remodeled Salk Middle School

Three older teen males have been taken into custody on suspicion of vandalizing the newly-remodeled Salk Middle School on Monday night.

UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Several teens arrested following burglary spree in north Spokane

Three teens were arrested early Monday morning following a burglary spree to several businesses in north Spokane Sunday.

UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Watchdog recommends security measures after names, Social Security numbers stolen from WSU

A consumer watchdog group has recommended security measures for anyone who may be affected by the recent theft of sensitive data from a Washington State University research center.

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

Seattle police shooting may show limits of crisis training

Sunday’s fatal shooting of a pregnant mother, who police say was armed with two knives, illustrates the potential limits of crisis intervention training.

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Man with loaded handgun arrested in east Spokane after breaking into stranger’s apartment

A resident in east Spokane awoke to find a stranger with a loaded handgun in his apartment Tuesday night, leading police on a manhunt that ended with an arrest.

UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Seattle police recording: Woman shot to death brandished shears in past police encounter

Seattle police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman by two officers who responded to a burglary report at her apartment.

UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:52 a.m.

Names, Social Security numbers and health information compromised in burglary at WSU storage unit

Sensitive data on roughly 1 million people – including names, Social Security numbers and personal health information – were compromised in a burglary in Olympia earlier this year. Washington State …

UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:08 a.m.

Bleeding suspect steals decades-old trophies from Cheney High School

Cheney police are looking for a man who broke into Cheney High School, leaving behind a trail of blood.

Naked man charged in theft at Oregon coffee shop

Police arrested a naked man whose discarded clothing matched that of the suspect in a burglary west of Portland.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Joey the indoor pet squirrel stops burglary, police say

Police in southwest Idaho say an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey, has thwarted a burglary attempt.

Men accused of robbing Mariners’ pitcher, high-end homes

A group of thieves has been arrested in connection to a number of high-end residential robberies that includes Mariners’ pitcher Felix Hernandez as a victim.

Stevens County man’s acquittal of hate crime after threatening Kettle Falls family surprises prosecutors

A jury recently acquitted a Stevens County man of burglary and malicious harassment charges he faced after he broke into the Kettle Falls Inn and threatened the manager and his …

Cousins arrested for breaking into home with young girl inside

Two cousins are in jail after the public identified them as the burglars who broke into a house where a young girl was home alone.

Man arrested by SWAT team for robbery, burglary

Spokane’s SWAT team was used to arrest a convicted felon who police believed was armed in north Spokane Thursday evening.

Christopher Cannata sentenced to lengthy prison term after 43 felony convictions

Christopher Cannata, a prolific criminal who has racked up 43 felony convictions, was sentenced to 27-and-a-half years in prison Friday.

Man arrested in 2015 arson, burglary of Hayden golf business

A North Idaho man is facing charges of arson, burglary and theft for last year’s break-in and fire of a Hayden golf equipment manufacturer.

Sheriff’s helicopter catches teens on roof of University High School

Deputies used a helicopter and night-vision technology to catch two 17-year-old boys who were up to no good on the roof of Spokane Valley’s University High School.

Man breaks into home while family sleeps, makes himself coffee

A Spokane family woke up Thursday morning to find a stranger sleeping on their living room couch despite their securely locked doors.

Man suspected of wiggling through doggy door, stealing 11 guns

A burglar apparently wiggled through a doggy door to steal a well-stocked gun safe, Apple products, a TV, swords and “miscellaneous cutting instruments” from a north Spokane home, according to …

Suspected burglar nabbed in traffic stop

Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies recovered stolen property and arrested a man suspected of multiple burglaries after a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

Man shot in thumb while swinging machete at home invaders

A man was shot in his right thumb – the same thumb gripping a machete – early Wednesday morning, after confronting a pair of home invaders.

Thieves steal marijuana from North Spokane store

Police have confirmed a break-in at the marijuana store Royal’s Cannabis at 7115 N. Division Street early Thursday morning but are releasing few details.