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Minor events keep police busy in Liberty Lake

The week of March 27 to Tuesday was busy but uneventful in Liberty Lake, as police officers responded to a series of mostly minor calls. There were three arrests for …


8 arrests for suspended license in Liberty Lake

The week of March 19-26 was not a time to be driving in Liberty Lake with a suspended license. Liberty Lake police officers made eight arrests during the week for …


Men with guns rob Spokane Valley restaurant employee

Spokane Valley police responded to a report of an armed robbery early this morning.


Theft victims will phone it in

Spokane police officers soon will no longer respond in person to take reports of stolen vehicles. It’s a move, officials say, to “work smarter” and more efficiently after several rounds …


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.


Man locked in car in Liberty Lake by wife is assisted

Alcohol played a key role in several incidents that Liberty Lake police officers responded to during the week of March 12-19, including several arrests for driving under the influence. Residents …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2012, 4:48 p.m.

Spokane burglary suspect is repeat offender

A burglary suspect accused of stealing a truck and gun from a northwest Spokane home is a repeat offender with a 19-year history of property crimes, police say.


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.


Theft victims in Liberty Lake point to family members

Liberty Lake police officers responded to a steady stream of mostly minor incidents from March 5-Monday. Those calls included two from residents reporting thefts by family members. A resident in …


Spokane police arrest ‘prolific graffiti tagger’

Spokane police arrested a man they say is a “prolific graffiti tagger” believed to have caused property damage throughout the city and county in excess of $50,000.


DNA evidence in 2007 murder points to another man

Water cascades from the roof in heavy droplets inside the abandoned brick-and-glass building on Sprague Avenue where an adult bookstore owner was bludgeoned to death nearly five years ago. Just …


Prosecutor testimony sought

The argument used in a 2008 trial to convince a jury to convict Jeramie R. Davis of murder has become a legal fight of its own. The defense attorney for …


Traffic citations keep officers busy in Liberty Lake

The recent surge in vehicle prowls in Liberty Lake appears to have died off, with no new reports coming in to police the week of Feb. 27 to Monday. Instead …


Another bank robbed in Spokane, police say

A robbery has been reported at Sterling Savings bank at 103 E. Queen Ave. in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2012, 10:57 p.m.

Two people shot near Liberty Park

Two people were shot in an incident near Liberty Park in East Central Spokane Sunday night. Both victims were in a local hospital in stable condition late Sunday, police said. …


More Liberty Lake prowling suspects identified

More vehicle prowling victims have been coming forward in Liberty Lake recently and that has led to the identification of two more suspects in the recent surge of thefts. Last …


Spokane police apprehend alleged bank robber

Spokane police quickly arrested a man in his hotel room across the street from a bank they say he robbed this morning. David Donald Thometz, 49, was booked into Spokane …


Vehicle prowling suspects identified

Liberty Lake police have identified two suspects in the recent string of vehicle prowlings in the city, but no arrests have been made. Police have already recovered some stolen property …


Liberty Lake vehicle prowls, thefts up

An increase in vehicle prowlings continued in Liberty Lake the week of Feb. 6-13 and a few vehicle thefts were thrown in for good measure. The first report of a …


Report: Gilman called father before bodies were found

A man suspected of murdering a woman and her two sons told his father he’d shot someone before police even knew there was a crime scene Friday.


Trio charged in Bonner County killing

A Bonner County man on Monday was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man who was reported missing in September and recently found buried …


Spokane man arrested after fighting with deputy

A Spokane man who reached for a knife in a fight with a sheriff’s deputy in Spokane Valley on Sunday night was arrested and charged with several felonies.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2012, 8:51 p.m.

Killer sought in Spokane triple homicide

A woman and her two children are dead and a killer is at large in what police are considering a triple homicide in north Spokane.


Vehicle prowlers hit Liberty Lake

Vehicles prowls appear to be on the rise again in Liberty Lake, with one reported on Jan. 30 and two reported on Feb. 2. The recent increase doesn’t seem to …


Police seek suspect in N. Spokane stabbing

Spokane police are looking for a man suspected of stabbing another man in North Spokane on Tuesday night.


Vandals spray paint signs, building, fence in Liberty Lake

Someone with a few cans of spray paint caused some headaches Sunday when graffiti was reported at several locations in Liberty Lake. Paint was found on street signs along Valleyway, …


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 …


Pizza delivery man robbed of four pizzas

A pizza delivery man was robbed Sunday night of four of the five pizzas he was delivering in North Spokane.


Liberty Lake police easily nab suspect

It was really inevitable that Liberty Lake police would arrest an armed robbery suspect at 2 a.m. on Jan. 18. Not only did the robbery occur at Guardian Angel Homes …


Police investigate drive-by shooting in W. Central

Spokane police responded Monday night to reports of multiple gunshots heard in the West Central neighborhood.