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  • Store Clerk Injured In Scuffle When Teens Attempt Theft

    A Spokane Valley convenience store clerk suffered minor injuries last Friday night when he tried to stop a robbery. Five teenagers - three boys and two girls - went into …


  • Man Arrested After Burglary At House

    A north Spokane man was arrested last week, following a burglary at a house where he used to live, sheriff’s deputies said. Lawrence Hatton Jr., 37, was booked into the …


  • Husband Jailed After Alleged Assault, Weapon Incident

    A verbal dispute between a Newman Lake couple escalated into a violent tirade Saturday that left their house damaged and the husband in jail. Deputies said James W. Feistner, 40, …


  • Boys Grab Hoses, Douse Burning Fort In Woman’s Yard

    Barbara Woodall is grateful that some boys and young men in her neighborhood helped extinguish a fire on her property Monday. Woodall, who lives in the 11900 block of East …


  • Armed Pair Rob Gas Station In/Around: Emerson-Garfield, West Central, Hillyard

    Two men robbed a North Side gas station last week and escaped with an unknown amount of cash, police said. The holdup occurred just before midnight May 17 at the …


  • Apartment Fire Forces Evacuation

    A fire at an apartment complex early Saturday morning caused about $35,000 worth of damage. Firefighters arrived at 10101 E. Main at about 4:50 a.m. and saw a column of …


  • Three Burglars Steal Tequila From N. Division Liquor Store

    Three thirsty burglars stole several bottles of tequila from a North Side liquor store this week. Spokane police responded to an alarm at the Washington State Liquor Control Board store …


  • Girl Reports Attack By Man At Park

    An 11-year-old girl told authorities that a man tried to attack her at Edgecliff Park last Friday. The girl saw a tan-colored pickup truck stop in the middle of a …


  • Thief Drops Diamonds When Passerby Attacks

    A passerby prevented a man from stealing three diamond ring sets from a University City jewlery store Wednesday, deputies said. In spite of the passerby’s attempt to stop him, the …


  • Woman, Teen Charged With Shoplifting

    An Otis Orchards woman and a 14-year-old boy are accused of shoplifting at the Liberty Lake Albertson’s store Thursday. Shana L. Rouse, 35, 5026 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards, and …


  • Knife-Wielding Man Arrested

    A Spokane man was arrested last week after neighbors saw him chasing another man down the street with a large kitchen knife. Kelly L. Jones, 35, 10116 N. Whittier, was …


  • Driver And Passenger Arrested On Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

    A traffic stop led to two drug arrests Monday in the Spokane Valley. Deputies stopped Leona F. Noland, 32, 1218 W. Carlisle, for a traffic infraction at Broadway and Yardley. …


  • Man Abducted By Gang While Skateboarding

    Four gang members abducted an 18-year-old Valley man while he was skateboarding at 26th and Pines on Sunday evening. One of the gang members pulled him into a maroon 1980s …


  • Robbers Pull Guns, Steal Beer

    Three men robbed a North Side Safeway store Tuesday morning. Clerks at the store, 1616 Northwest Boulevard, said the men walked in just after 2 a.m. and went to the …


  • Girl Reports Attempt At Abduction By Driver

    A man tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl at a Spokane Valley bus stop Thursday morning. The girl was waiting at a Spokane Transit Authority bus stop at Sprague and …


  • Woman Shoots At Burglar

    A Spokane County woman shot at a teenager who broke into her rural home Saturday. County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 17-year-old Deer Park boy on charges of first-degree burglary. Deputies …


  • Deputies Remove, Detonate Pipe Bomb Found In Front Yard In/Around: Orchard Avenue, Opportunity, Valleyford

    Deputies removed a pipe bomb from the front yard of a Valley house Saturday. Jeff McIntyre was showing a potential tenant an unoccupied rental house in the 3400 block of …


  • Vcr, Computer Taken In Rash Of Business Break-Ins

    In/Around: North Division, Logan, East Spokane, West Central, Morgan Acres Six North Side businesses were the targets of burglars last week. Entry was made sometime last Tuesday morning at Mountain …


  • Teen Suspended After Marijuana Discovered In Locker

    A small amount of marijuana was found Monday in a student’s locker at North Pines Junior High School. A 13-year-old girl is expected to be charged with possession of a …


  • Store Clerk Talks; Masked Man Walks

    A convenience store clerk told a masked man who entered the 7-Eleven store on North Maple last week that a robbery just wasn’t going to happen, police said. The clerk …


  • Investigation Of Reported Fight Leads To Drug Arrest

    A Spokane Valley man was arrested on drug charges early Monday morning. Derrick T. Jenkins, 21, 8908 E. Main, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance. Deputies were called …


  • Car-Theft Suspect Apprehended After High-Speed Chase

    The driver of a stolen car led police on a high-speed chase in Hillyard early Friday. A police dog caught the suspect and bit his right thigh and calf after …


  • Intruder Reportedly Rapes Woman, Flees

    A Spokane Valley woman was raped after interrupting a burglary in her home last week. The 21-year-old woman had returned to the house on the 6700 block of East Eighth …


  • Shoplifter Hits Guard On Head With Lead Pipe

    A grocery store security guard was assaulted last week by a man he caught shoplifting, sheriff’s deputies said. The guard at the Wandermere Albertsons store spotted a man trying to …


  • Stereo Equipment Taken From Unlocked House

    Several burglaries were reported last week on the North Side, sheriff’s deputies said. On Feb. 15, a burglar entered a home in the N16700 block of Dartford through an unlocked …


  • Candle Apparent Source Of Fire That Burns Home

    A fire that investigators say was sparked by an untended candle caused extensive damage to a Spokane Valley home last Saturday. The home of Duane and Jo Peterson, S2707 Raymond, …


  • Man Charged With Threatening His Wife

    A Valley man was arrested after his wife told deputies he threatened to kill her early Sunday. Patrick M. Fitzsimmons, 28, E26512 Rowan, faces charges of domestic violence harassment and …


  • Cd Player, TV Stolen In Break-In

    Burglars were busy on the North Side in the past week. Early Tuesday, burglars broke into a house on the 1400 block of West Nora and took a portable CD …


  • `One-Sided’ Fight At West Valley High Leads To Arrest Of Student

    A West Valley High School student was arrested on drug and assault charges Tuesday morning after fighting with another student. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the school about 7 a.m. …


  • Routine Traffic Stop Finds Man In Possession Of Stolen Items

    A Newport, Wash., man was arrested last week for possession of stolen property after some jewelry - stolen from a North Side home - was found in the car he …