Stories tagged: car theft
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Acquitted shooter Gail Gerlach’s daughter gets 13-day sentence for car theft
The journeyman plumber who shot and killed a man who attempted to steal his idling SUV five years ago said his daughter has long had a drug problem, and that …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
Spokane could be site of special program to reduce vehicle crimes
Spokane officials ask House committee to back a special program to have special supervision of car thieves after they’re released from prison.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Man accused of assaulting ‘Deadliest Catch’ cast member sought for fleeing from Spokane County deputy
Jorel Fultz, the man accused of robbing and assaulting former “Deadliest Catch” cast member Jake Harris late last year, is back under the spotlight of local law enforcement after he …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies arrest car thieves, seize numerous stolen items
Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspected car thieves Saturday with numerous stolen items in their possession.
Tue., May 30, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Judge throws the book at teen joyriders (aka car thieves); youths turn vacant lots into gardens for war effort
A Spokane judge was fed up with the number of autos stolen by young joyriders, and two teenage boys paid the price. The judge sentenced Clement Colgan and Orrin Johanning …
Sun., May 28, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: County deputy denies his bullet killed teen car thief
A stolen auto, a drunken booze party in Colbert, and, in the end, a mystery: Who shot and killed Gordon Coldeen, 19?
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Man accused of carjacking teen at gunpoint in East Valley High School parking lot faces new charges
A man is facing new charges a week after being arrested for carjacking at 17-year-old’s car at gunpoint in the East Valley High School parking lot.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon announces crackdown on car thieves in his State of the City address
The city will start an annual allocation of $425,000 of federal grant money to assist small businesses in 2017, Mayor David Condon said Friday. Police will also form a task …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
3-year-old boy found in stolen car after pursuit
Authorities found a 3-year-old boy in the back seat of a stolen car after a pursuit early Wednesday morning.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
Spokane police: Don’t walk away from cars while waiting for them to warm up
The Spokane Police Department is urging drivers not to leave their vehicles unattended while warming them up in the cold of winter.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Detectives believes two missing girls may have helped steal car
From our archives, 100 years ago Two “pretty” girls, 15 and 12, were missing, and so was an automobile which vanished while its owner was in the post office.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
Woman thrown off car as she attempts to foil car theft
A woman was injured this week after jumping on the hood of her car in an attempt to stop a man from stealing it.
Thu., June 23, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Spokane no longer leads country in car theft
For the first time in five years, Spokane is no longer in the top 10 U.S. cities for vehicle theft, a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau says.
Tue., March 29, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds line Monroe Street Bridge to see illuminated falls
From our archives, 100 years ago Crowds lined both rails of the Monroe Street Bridge to see a new and exciting spectacle: The electrical illumination of the Spokane River waterfalls.
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015
Stolen brand-new Subaru found beat up
A new Subaru stolen in north Spokane County last week was recovered early Friday morning worse for wear after launching over a dirt berm, driving through a field and crashing …
Sun., Aug. 9, 2015
Man fatally shot by Spokane police during standoff
A suspected auto thief was shot Saturday morning after opening fire on officers during a standoff outside a north Spokane home. The man died later of his injuries at a …
Sun., June 14, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The son of a former county prosecutor and another teenage boy were arrested on suspicion of auto theft when a police officer saw the …
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014
Driver of stolen vehicle caught after crash into police car
A stolen car was used to ram a Spokane police car Friday morning after the car’s owner left it running in her driveway. The owner called police at 8:15 a.m. …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Doug Clark: Family’s ad leads to stolen 63-year-old Jeep’s recovery
The rescue of Runt the Stolen Jeep took place on a north Spokane side street as the Wednesday sun began to set. It was like watching a family reunion.
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Detective C.L. Harris was in church on Sunday when he looked out and saw a young boy jump in a car and drive away. …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
Spokane police will hand out ‘club’ devices next week
Drivers of vehicles highly susceptible to theft will be able to pick up anti-theft “club” devices at National Night Out events planned throughout the city Tuesday, the Spokane Police Department …
Wed., July 30, 2014
Spokane police combating car theft with Club lock giveaways
Spokane police have given away about a hundred steering wheel locks to drivers who own the most-stolen cars in a city notorious for auto theft. The program has been “extremely …
Tue., May 27, 2014, 1:47 p.m.
Escape suspect rams Spokane Police car
An escaped felon rammed a car he had stolen into a Spokane Police cruiser late Sunday night and then sped away before crashing.
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014, 10:17 a.m.
Vehicle stolen while idling unattended in N. Spokane
Spokane police are looking for a man they believe stole two cars this morning, crashing the first one into a tree after the victim’s son armed himself and pursued the …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
Washington Senate hearing considers crime bills
OLYMPIA – The state could have new ways to crack down on some of Spokane’s biggest crime problems like car theft and repeat burglars, as well as take early aim …
Wed., July 24, 2013
Spokane needs better tack with repeat offenders
On Sunday, police arrested Christopher Cannata on suspicion of car theft. It was the first time Cannata had been arrested since May. Which was the first time he’d been arrested …
Sat., July 20, 2013, 6:56 p.m.
Flying farmer spots his stolen truck
One man has been arrested after a Grant County farmer flying his private plane spotted a truck and two trailers that had been stolen from his farm last week.
Fri., July 19, 2013
Vestal: Regular crime rate reports a good thing
The mayor and police chief have made a point lately of talking up their downtown efforts – efforts to stymie crime and nuisance, to show a stronger police presence, to …
Mon., July 15, 2013
CopDots help keep tabs on property
For a city recently ranked fourth in the nation for car thefts, calling property crime a hot-button issue might be an understatement. Brent McLaws’ technology company, with its U.S. headquarters …
Thu., March 28, 2013
Community divided on shooting of car thief
A poster intended to memorialize “a friend and son” has become a message board for a community divided about whether a Spokane homeowner was justified in killing an unarmed man …