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Residents Push To Change State’s Sex Offender Laws

Residents looking to make laws tougher on convicted sex offenders will meet today with city officials, politicians and police at a church in north Spokane. The meeting is being held …


Pizza Delivery Man Punched And Robbed During Dispute

A pizza delivery became violent late Monday when a delivery man was punched and robbed of his pizzas. Spokane County sheriffs deputies said Domino’s Pizza driver Alexander Popou made a …


Clerk Facing Wsp Inquiry Over Search

Pend Oreille County Clerk Winnie Sundseth is being investigated for allegedly helping a criminal suspect avoid arrest. Washington State Patrol Sgt. Chris Powell confirmed Friday that the WSP is investigating …


Juvenile Officials Ask State For Assistance

Rebuffed three times by voters, Spokane County juvenile justice officials are asking the state to foot the bill for a bigger detention center. Their proposal calls for the state to …


Rural Counties Like Detention Center Plan Spokane County Commissioners Being Urged Not To Participate

At least eight Eastern Washington counties are forging ahead with plans to open a 56-bed juvenile detention center in an abandoned state building at Medical Lake. Although fewer than half …


Teens Steal Man’s Wallet, Flee In His Car Victim Threatened With Fence Post After Finding Group Asleep In His Yard

A group of teenagers threatened a man with a metal pole, stole his wallet and sped away in his car early Tuesday, after slamming a stolen Jeep Cherokee through a …


Prized Chevy Pickup One Of Three Recently Stolen

The thief left nothing but a skid mark in the gravel driveway. Travis Johnson’s prize 1969 Chevrolet pickup - recently restored and painted gleaming orange - was gone. When Johnson …


Neighbors Spy On Drug Suspects Safe Streets Program Puts Pressure On Landlords To Evict Dealers

Neighbors Diane Wagner and Daryl Howe. “We just wanted our neighborhood safe.” Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Violence Least Likely To Hit Elderly Despite Fears, Older People Tend Not To Be Victims Of Violence

Despite their fears, older persons are the least likely to be victims of violent crimes, according to a government survey released Wednesday. Children 12 to 15 years old - the …


After 16 Arrests, Teenager Gets Package Deal

Even when you’re caught, crime sometimes pays. Fifteen-year-old Joey knows. Over the past 1 years, police arrested the Spokane boy 16 times for 19 different crimes - burglary, car thefts, …


A Different Definition Of Justice Critics Call State’s Prisons Chief Too Soft On Anti-Crime Measures

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Prosecution Of Juveniles Plummets Prosecutors Say Lack Of Staff Means There’s Often No Punishment For Crimes

Six months after they begged taxpayers to spend $11 million enlarging the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center, justice officials suddenly have plenty of space. Nearly half the beds are empty.


Justice Too Little, Comes Too Late Parents Of Wayward Son Say System Didn’t Act Fast Enough

Michelle and Jesse Austin say the justice system has given their son, Ryan, the wrong message. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


‘A Cop’s Cop’ Memorial Honors Old-School Officer Who Knew, Helped People On His Beat

Seattle police officer Jonathan Young looks on after a funeral service for fellow officer Ken Davis. Photo by Associated Press


Officer Killed On Way Home

A Seattle police officer just getting off duty was killed Thursday when his car was struck by a vehicle that had sped off after it was stopped by a Washington …


Pair Robs Pines Hamburger Shop

Two people robbed a Valley drivein restaurant Sunday night. At about 9:30 p.m., shortly after the Sizzlin Quick, 517 N. Pines, had closed, a man with a handgun and another …


Apartment Manager Murdered Cda Stained-Glass Artist, 69, Killed With Axlike Weapon

The manager of the Harmony House apartments died Monday when someone bludgeoned him on the head in with an ax, Coeur d’Alene police say. William J. Smith, 69, was found …


Man Claims Bomb Had Been Disarmed Police Dispute Suspect’s Version Of Downtown Scare

An Idaho Falls man accused of rigging a gasoline bomb that could have leveled half a city block said he changed his mind and disarmed it, according to court testimony. …


Crooks ‘Clone’ Cellular Phones They Can Swipe Your Identification Number Off Airwaves, Then Use It On Their Own Telephones So You Get The Bill

No one with a cellular telephone is safe. Thieves who can strip victims of their cellular identity lurk under bridges, at banks, along city sidewalks. Using electronic devices, they’ll pluck …


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 …


Murder On The Mat Death Of 11-Year-Old Gymnast Difficult To Understand

She was on the balance beam when her coach, Florin Gheorghe, flew into a rage and slapped the tiny gymnast. Then he kicked her. He grabbed her by the neck …


Medical Fraud Booming, Fbi Director Testifies

Medical fraud has become so profitable that organized crime is moving into the business, and even drug dealers are abandoning narcotics for medical scams, FBI Director Louis Freeh said Tuesday. …


Office Aims To Protect Women

Armed with a chilling set of statistics on the increase in violent crime against women, President Clinton on Tuesday named the first director of a new Justice Department office to …


Boy, 12, Reports Beating, Robbery

A 12-year-old Spokane boy was beaten and robbed on the city’s North Side on Friday night. The boy told police four teenagers approached him about 8:30 p.m. and demanded money. …


Public Responds To Hit And Run Victim Gets Offers Of Cash And Wheelchairs

Disc jockey Jeff Connor gives Robert Quast some tapes and CDs Thursday. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Cda Man Loses Wheelchair In Accident Police Search For Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver

Robert Quast has lost much of his independence after a wheelchair he uses to travel to his downtown job was destroyed in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday. Photo by Dan McComb/The …


Sex Offenses, Assaults Increase In Post Falls Police Attribute ‘94 Figures To More People Willing To Report Certain Crimes

Aggravated assaults, burglaries and sex offenses are among the crimes the Post Falls Police Department handled more of in 1994. The reason: There are more people moving to the area …


Question Of Crime Shooting In Supermarket Parking Lot Opens E To Seriousness Of Increasing Violent Crime In Spokane Valley

1. (Color) Tidyman’s at Sprague and McDonald is planning to employ a security guard for safety. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Graffiti on the wall of the Sports Page …


Skinhead Brothers Accused Of Killing Own Family Arrested In Michigan

Two skinhead brothers accused of killing their parents and younger brother were arrested Wednesday, 500 miles from the murder scene. Bryan Freeman, 17, and his 15-year-old brother, David, were arrested …


Nhl’s Top Pick Arrested

Ed Jovanovski, the first player taken in last year’s NHL draft, and two other members of the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires were charged with two counts of sexual assault. …