Stories tagged: burglary
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 3:56 p.m.
Burglary victims, detectives sort through raided goods
Sheriff’s deputies raided a housing unit at 415 E. Montgomery St. on Tuesday, and on Wednesday they were still sifting through $200,000 in stolen goods found inside the house, sheriff’s …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, 2:44 p.m.
Burglary suspect caught by pants, then by police
One burglary suspect was caught because his pants got stuck on security window bars late Friday night, police say, while a police dog tracked and cornered his accomplice.
Fri., July 13, 2012, 6:19 p.m.
Ex-Chicago Bear hopes for return of championship memorabilia
A former pro football player whose championship rings were stolen when his home was ransacked in Spokane says he’s hopeful he’ll see the memorabilia again. “But we’ll see,” said Stefan …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 6:30 a.m.
Gunman subdued after shots fired at woman’s home
A Spokane burglary suspect believed to have fired several rounds into an elderly woman’s front door was arrested after a sheriff’s corporal shot him with bean bags in front of …
Wed., July 4, 2012, 6:37 p.m.
Burglary suspects caught in the act
Three people were arrested on burglary charges Tuesday after police reportedly found them ransacking a home in the Five Mile neighborhood.
Mon., June 11, 2012
Woman accused of stealing, using officer’s passport
A Spokane woman is accused of stealing a federal Homeland Security officer’s passport and using it to pawn two stolen rifles. Investigators identified Amanda Wayne Macklin, 23, as a suspect …
Thu., May 31, 2012, 1:20 p.m.
Prowling suspect found asleep in Post Falls car
An alleged car prowler was arrested when Post Falls police found him unconscious early this morning in one of the cars he’s suspected of burglarizing.
Fri., April 27, 2012
Locator device helps detectives track burglary suspect in Valleyford area
A 50-year-old ex-con accused of burglarizing a south Spokane County home while three children hid was arrested in part because detectives installed an electronic location tracker on his vehicle. The …
Thu., April 26, 2012
Homeowner who shot burglar faces assault charge
A homeowner in Medical Lake accused of shooting a fleeing 14-year-old burglary suspect in the back last December has been charged with assault. In new court documents, Spokane County sheriff’s …
Wed., April 11, 2012
Police pinpoint crime calls
A day after Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich declared war on property crimes, the Spokane Police Department sent out a news release highlighting a previously announced initiative designed to combat …
Thu., April 5, 2012, 7:12 p.m.
Burglars’ booty includes firearms, electronics, beef sticks
Burglars ate beef sticks out of their victims’ pantry before making off with a load of loot worth thousands, Spokane Valley police said. The victims, who live on the 500 …
Sat., March 31, 2012
Property crimes to get new focus
City leaders on Friday announced a new plan to investigate property crimes in Spokane that involves more investigators, a greater focus on crime trends and larger investments in technology. The …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2012, 1:08 p.m.
Burglary suspect: These pants aren’t mine
A suspected burglar caught wearing pants with methamphetamine in the pocket said the pants didn’t belong to him, police say.
Mon., March 19, 2012, 9:50 a.m.
Investigators discover link to old burglary, poaching cases
While investigating thefts in Whitman and Spokane counties on Sunday, investigators discovered a link to a 2009 burglary, along with potential links to old theft and poaching cases.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2012
With no SPD property crimes unit, neighbors helping others
The thieves are brazen in Veronica Evans’ neighborhood. They kicked in her door three weeks ago and ransacked her home, stealing valuables and leaving her fearful. They’ve hit other homes …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2012, 4:50 p.m.
Hiker stumbles across stolen cache
A person walking on the South Hill Monday came across a collection of power tools, electronic devices and jewelry hidden under a tarp in the woods. The Spokane County Sheriff’s …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2012, 1:14 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene business set on fire, burglarized
A Coeur d’Alene business was set on fire and burglarized sometime late Sunday or early Monday, a news release from the Coeur d’Alene Police Department said.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
Judicial appointee helps track suspect
An assistant U.S. attorney and appointee for a federal judgeship helped identify a suspect in a string of South Hill burglaries by tracking his wife’s stolen coffee shop card. Tom …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2012, 7:43 p.m.
U.S. attorney used wife’s stolen card to track South Hill burglar
An assistant U.S. attorney and appointee for a federal judgeship helped identify a suspect in a string of South Hill burglaries by tracking his wife’s stolen coffee shop card.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012, 7:41 a.m.
Political motivations suspected in Oregon bunny burglary
An Oregon farmer and instructor for the Portland Meat Collective says there was likely political motivation behind the theft of 23 rabbits.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2011
Police say arrests end alleged ring
Police on Wednesday arrested the last of eight people suspected in a monthslong residential burglary spree that traumatized victims stretching from Spokane to North Idaho. Beginning in August, authorities across …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2011, 6:26 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene police ID eight in massive burglary ring
Coeur d’Alene police have four people in custody and are looking for four more in connection with a massive burglary ring.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2011
Home had been hit before
A teenager who was with the 13-year-old boy shot during a Monday burglary had stolen marijuana from the same home less than a week before. The boy who was shot …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2011, 9:18 p.m.
Report: Homeowner who shot teen suspect had pot stolen earlier
A teenager who was with the 13-year-old boy shot during a Monday burglary had stolen marijuana from the same home less than a week before.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2011
Boy, 13, shot, wounded by homeowner
A 13-year-old boy is in stable condition after being shot by a homeowner during an early morning burglary in Medical Lake on Monday. No one has been arrested, and the …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2011, 5:51 p.m.
Teen burglary suspect shot by homeowner
A 13-year-old boy is in stable condition after being shot by a homeowner during an early morning burglary in Medical Lake.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2011
Violent crime declines in Spokane County
The last three weeks have been among the deadliest in Spokane this year. But the three people killed in what investigators ruled were homicides are an exception to a trend …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2011
Lawyer pins theft suspect
Police say a man who prowled at least 30 cars a night throughout Spokane County picked the wrong truck in the Valley recently. Spokane lawyer Brant Stevens caught up with …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 12, 2011, 7:57 p.m.
Spokane lawyer catches prolific car prowling suspect
Police say a man who prowled at least 30 cars a night throughout Spokane County picked the wrong truck in the Valley recently.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2011, 12:04 p.m.
Charity burglary leaves families without Christmas gifts
An organization that serves terminally ill children was burglarized today for the second time in a month, with the thief taking Christmas presents meant for three families.