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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.

Marijuana business broken into twice

A marijuana producer and processor in the 1800 block of North Langley has been robbed twice since March and police are looking for help in identifying the suspects.

Homeowner subdues alleged burglar after front-yard fight

A man was arrested after police say he tried to break into an occupied house in North Spokane Monday afternoon.

Get granny’s money: Oregon woman plots burglary to get bail money, police say

Police say a Grants Pass woman solicited people to burglarize her grandmother’s house as she tried to raise bail money to get out of jail, where she was being held …

Laptops stolen in Olympia may have data on 2 million people

Burglaries of government offices in Olympia may compromise personal data for millions.

UPDATED: Fri., March 18, 2016, 6:10 p.m.

Thief steals $800,000 from Spokane developer Harlan Douglass

Spokane developer Harlan Douglass suspects his long time assistant cracked his personal safe and stole $800,000 in cash.

Suspects identified in food bank theft

Deputies identified two people suspected of breaking into the Fairfield Food Bank in February after a man spotted his truck in surveillance video footage of the theft.

Spokane parents get alternative to jail, but victims feel slighted

Bryan Morales and Amanda Macklin have received reprieves from jail to care for their young children as part of a sentencing alternative heralded by criminal justice reformers. But victims worry …

Doug Clark: This burglar deserves his stroll to prison

Prolific burglar Fred “Strollin’” Nolan should be kept behind bars. This time for good.

Victims upset with plea deal given to airman

Two people who awoke to find a man armed with a knife in their downtown apartment building last fall say they didn’t know the U.S. Air Force airman had his …

Fresh snow foils thieves

Mother Nature helped nab two thieves early Thursday morning after police followed footprints in fresh snow right to them

Thief targets probation officers, steals their badges, plus lip gloss and underwear

The home of two probation officers was burglarized twice recently, but the thief didn’t just take guns, ammunition, electronics and their duty equipment, including badges. He also stole 20 pairs …

Idaho court upholds use of burglary law against Wal-Mart shoplifter

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the state’s burglary law in a Kootenai County case that challenged it as unconstitutional, because a man who shoplifted items from Walmart was charged …

Suspect arrested in Browne’s Addition armed burglaries

Police arrested a Spokane man Friday after he allegedly followed a woman into a secure Browne’s Addition apartment building and scratched her with a razor knife.

100 years ago in Spokane: Woman reports that burglar ‘chloroformed’ her, getting away with silverware

From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. Bridget Kelley had been having what can only be described as a stressful year.

Man arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer

A man was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of flashing a fake badge, claiming to be a police officer and trying to force his way into a woman’s apartment.

Car crashes through coin store display window in smash-and-grab burglary

A stolen car slammed into the front entrance of American Coin & Vault, on 5523 N. Wall Street, early Thursday morning, said Spokane Police spokeswoman Teresa Fuller. Police have yet …

$1 million bond set for career criminal

Career burglar Christopher J. Cannata was back in court on new charges Thursday for the second time in a week – and police and prosecutors are apparently tired of it. …

Public Safety Building break-in shows security shortfalls

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich wasn’t surprised when someone broke into the Public Safety Building Saturday. “This is not a secure campus,” he said of the complex that includes the …

Suspect arrested in Public Safety Building break-in

A man was arrested Saturday afternoon after allegedly breaking a glass door to get inside the Public Safety Building, which houses the police department, the sheriff’s office, district court and …

Spokane police lay down law on ‘false alarms’

Four ceiling tiles crashed to the ground, and a black-clad figure slithered down a stretch of electrical wire in a north Spokane convenience store. Within half an hour, two burglars …

Employees say burglary suspect had scoped out restaurant

The suspected burglar who was shot at by Spokane police before being apprehended in a violent struggle this week apparently had cased the restaurant he was found inside of, new …

Knox Presbyterian Church hard-pressed to cover burglary loss

When Karen Colvin arrived at work Tuesday morning, she discovered that someone had broken into her office inside Knox Presbyterian Church in north-central Spokane and taken two computers and most …

Spokane Humane Society seeks mower thief

A thief stole a mower belonging to a Spokane Humane Society employee early Monday morning. The organization installed a security camera after three break-ins this year, said Dave Richardson, the …

Deputies: Burglary suspect said he was filming porn

A 30-year-old burglary suspect who allegedly broke in to a Spokane Valley law firm said he’d been given permission to enter the building to film pornography.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago “Dear Mr. Burglar” was the headline on a large ad taken out by Frank T. Bailey. It consisted of a letter to the unidentified …