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Woman Killed In East Sprague Crash Driver Faces Vehicular Homicide And Felony Hit-And-Run Charges

FOR THE RECORD (October 14, 1997): Name misspelled: The Liberty Lake woman killed in a two-car collision in the Spokane Valley Thursday was Bernice M. Derr. Her last name was …


Embezzling ‘Out Of Sight,’ Says Official Government Rip-Offs Set Record; Private Sector Up To 20 Percent

It’s as easy as writing a check to yourself. That’s how most embezzlers operate in a crime that has been booming in Washington state in both the number of offenses …


Couple Face Charges In Hit And Run Police Say Man Tried To Cover Up Wife’s Accident

1. Martha Duxbury 2. Thomas Duxbury


Bicyclist Dies After Hit-And-Run

A Spokane bicyclist who was critically injured after being hit by a car on Sunset Hill died Wednesday, police said. Harold Grammer, 31, was taken off life support after doctors …


Teens Robbed In Separate Supermarket Parking Lot Incidents

A 15-year-old boy riding his bike in a Tidyman’s parking lot was chased, forced off the road and robbed Friday night by men flashing gang signs. Two days later, two …


Boy Killed In Hit-And-Run Accident

A 9-year-old boy riding his bicycle Monday afternoon was killed by a hit-and-run driver, police said. Police were looking for the driver of a newer-model green minivan, KING-TV reported.


Teen Reports Rape In Riverfront Park

A teenager told Spokane police she was raped Tuesday near the Big Red Wagon in Riverfront Park. The 15-year-old girl said she was walking near the wagon about 11 p.m. …


Deputies Arrest Man For Attempted Burglary

A 20-year-old man was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for attempted burglary early on the morning of July 30. Graham Gombosky is accused of peering through an open window of a …


Pair Steal Lawn Mower From Garage

Witnesses reported seeing two white males in an older-model cream-colored pickup drive off with a Craftsman lawn mower from an unlocked garage in the 5600 block of South Pittsburg. Sheriff’s …


Boy Watches Father Killed By Hit-Run Driver Car Runs Over Man After Motorcycle Goes Down With Flat Tire On Interstate 90

A motorcyclist is dead, struck by a hit-and-run driver while his 10-year-old son watched. The driver hasn’t been found, and authorities have few leads. Robert V. Skaggs and his son …


Three Arrested In Theft Of Moped

The late-night roar of a moped engine spurred the arrest last week of three Spokane Valley teenagers. Sheriff’s deputies, checking on a complaint from a resident awakened around 2:30 a.m. …


Man Gets Little To Eat, Just Like Boy In Care

A sandwich Friday, a bowl of cereal Saturday and two slices of toast Sunday. The latest diet craze? No, just the sentence handed out to a man convicted of child …


Post Falls Man Sought In Antiques Scam Police Say Con Artist Made Off With Loot, Friends’ Trust

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Burglar Tosses Canceled Checks

An unhappy burglar littered a highway with canceled checks after discovering they were worthless, sheriff’s deputies said. More than 100 canceled checks from Sunset Florist were found strewn along the …


Deputies Seek Camaro’s Driver

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies are looking for the driver of a blue Camaro, accused of intentionally running down a 14-year-old Otis Orchards boy Sunday. The teenager was hit about 8 …


Tips Sought In Bicyclist’s Hit-And-Run Death In 1983

Secret Witness is offering a reward for information about an unsolved hit-and-run death. On Oct. 1, 1983, a car ran down Shannon Johnson, 21, while he was riding a bicycle …


Senior City Attorney Accused Of Punching Police Officer In Jaw

A senior Spokane city attorney was arrested after he punched a police officer in the jaw following an early morning car wreck last week, authorities say. Milton G. Rowland, 43, …


Fire Destroys Log Cabin Built In 1885; Arson Suspected

Arson may be to blame for a fire that destroyed a Valley log cabin that was more than a century old. The blaze at about 9:30 p.m. Friday reduced the …


A Rash Of Robberies Valley Bank Robberies This Year Equal Number For All Of Spokane County In 1996

1. Seafirst Bank on East Sprague was robbed Monday. 2. After the March 6 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on East Sprague, state trooper Devyn Derrick and county sheriff’s …


Man Arrested After Fleeing Accident, Causing Another

The driver of a vehicle who fled the scene of an accident downtown created another one on the South Hill Friday afternoon. Police arrested David R. Mills, 34, on charges …


Police Say Driver Abandoned Dying Wife Truck Slams Into Sta Bus; Suspect Found At Barker Road Tavern

Fatal crash. Investigators look over the scene Wednesday night after a pickup truck hit an STA bus. A passenger in the truck was killed. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Rules Of The Road Don’t Protect Boy

Parents teach their kids to look both ways when they cross the street. One Spokane Valley boy did, and he still got hurt. Thirteen-year-old Joseph Parker was hit by a …


Vacationer Finds Home Burglarized Intruder Rips Deadbolt Lock From Door Separating Garage And House

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence in the 4500 block of South Park Lane after the owner, a 51-year-old man, returned from a two-week vacation to discover that his …


Special Reward Offered For Information On Tire Slashers

Secret Witness is offering a special $200 cash reward for information that leads to the arrests of vandals who slashed tires on more than two dozen vehicles on Spokane’s South …


Investigation Won’t Sideline Dallas Stars

The Dallas police said Thursday that neither Michael Irvin nor Erik Williams would be arrested anytime soon, and that the investigation into a rape complaint against the two Cowboys players …


Murder Rate Plummets In Most Major U.S. Cities

Major cities across the nation experienced sharply fewer homicides in 1996, hitting 30-year lows in some cases and driving an overall drop in violent crime that began five years ago …


Police Deaths Hit 30-Year Low

The number of police officers killed in the line of duty nationwide dropped to a 30-year low in 1996, the National Association of Chiefs of Police reported Tuesday. Nearly half …


Steelers Safety Flees Scene Of Accident

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Darren Perry fled the scene of a traffic accident Saturday, and was charged with drunken driving and other offenses. Perry, 27, was awaiting arraignment Saturday at a …


Video Game Customer Assaults Store Clerk

A clerk at the Premier Video store at 2820 E. 29th was attacked Monday afternoon by a man who stole a video game player. The clerk wasn’t injured in the …


Store Employee Jailed For Merchandise Theft

Three people were jailed over the weekend after separate incidents in which thousands of dollars in merchandise was stolen from Spokane Valley stores. Christina C. Brandvold-Lyons, an 18-year-old K mart …