Stories tagged: burglary
UPDATED: THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 10:35 A.M.
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.
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017
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 …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
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.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 4:05 P.M.
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.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 6:46 P.M.
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.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
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.
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, 11:41 A.M.
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.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
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.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 1 P.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016, 3:05 P.M.
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016, 5:31 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 4:50 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 2:04 P.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 4:36 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 9:04 A.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 6:13 P.M.
Laptops stolen in Olympia may have data on 2 million people
Burglaries of government offices in Olympia may compromise personal data for millions.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016, 2:26 P.M.
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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016, 4 A.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 11:29 A.M.
Doug Clark: This burglar deserves his stroll to prison
Prolific burglar Fred “Strollin’” Nolan should be kept behind bars. This time for good.
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2016, 5:03 P.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2016, 1:33 P.M.
Fresh snow foils thieves
Mother Nature helped nab two thieves early Thursday morning after police followed footprints in fresh snow right to them
TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016, 5:27 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2015, 1:38 P.M.
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 …
MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2015, 3:28 P.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015
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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2015, 6:03 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2015, 10:07 A.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2015
$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. …