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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Man, woman guilty of murder in 2009 Spokane stabbing

The families on all three sides of a stabbing death of a Spokane man sobbed today as a jury returned guilty verdicts against the man and woman who fought the …


Police look into prescription fraud

The Liberty Lake Police Department was kept busy handling calls during the week of April 18-25. A business in the 22900 block of East Appleway reported the morning of April …


Man suspected of stealing from hospitals, schools

Spokane police today arrested a man suspected of selling property stolen from several local schools and hospitals.


Liberty Lake police blotter

Routine calls were the norm for the Liberty Lake Police Department the week of April 11-18, with only three arrests for driving with a suspended license and driving under the …


Housesitter unwittingly lets in burglars

When you’re house-sitting, it’s probably best not to let someone you only know by a street name roam through the house you are supposed to be watching. A woman in …


Shawn Vestal: Shoplifting sentence puts eye on prosecutors

Justice is blind, they say. And sometimes it’s dumb. Take the case of the $163 shoplifter and the 799-day prosecution. The overworked Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office overcharged a young woman …


Police link burglary suspect to gun used in slaying

A suspected serial burglar tracked by police using a GPS device is believed to have stolen the gun that was later used in a gang-related murder. Robert J. Frates’ arrest …


Suspect in 3 robberies blames heroin addiction

A man suspected of robbing three Spokane convenience stores told police he was an unemployed heroin addict with a family to support, according to court documents.


Teen arrested after pointing gun at officer

A teenage boy made the ultimate bad decision Monday when he drove past Liberty Lake Police Detective Ray Bourgeois, who was in his unmarked patrol car, and pointed a gun …


Six arrested in south Spokane County burglary

Suspects in a south Spokane County burglary continued to show up after deputies were called, leading to the arrest of six people Tuesday.


Valley man sentenced for scrap metal scheme

A Spokane Valley businessman, who converted scrap metal stolen by drug addicts into a cash fortune and a stable of exotic sports cars before being raided by the FBI, was …


Cops nab theft suspect running from Safeway in Liberty Lake

Several people were arrested in Liberty Lake last week, with one almost literally running into the long arms of the law. Det. Ray Bourgeois was in the area of Safeway …


Liberty Lake Blotter, 3/17/11

The Idaho State Police contacted the Liberty Lake Police Department in the early morning hours of March 8 after picking up a hitchhiker on Interstate 90 at Exit 1. Joshua …


Smoke, smell lead to marijuana busts

In the last week it seemed that Liberty Lake was the place for people to pull over and light up their marijuana pipes. Liberty Lake Police made arrests in two …


Lab analyst running for mayor

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has her first official opponent in this year’s mayoral race. Christopher W. Fenton, 32, filed paperwork last month announcing his intention to run for the city’s …


Liberty Lake blotter, Feb. 22-29

The cold and snow appear to have kept people indoors and out of trouble in Liberty Lake. Officers made only two arrests during the week of Feb. 22-Tuesday and assisted …


Liberty Lake police blotter

Liberty Lake drug K-9 J.J. had a busy week from Feb. 14 to 22, as did the rest of the officers in the Liberty Lake Police Department. A mixed bag …


Liberty Lake Police Blotter 2/17/2011

Allsport was the victim of another commercial burglary during the week of Feb. 7-Monday in Liberty Lake. The business was a frequent target last year, but incidents trickled away to …


Suspect in ID theft scheme, wife arrested in Florida

A Spokane fugitive accused of orchestrating an elaborate identity theft scheme was arrested Wednesday in Florida. A federal task force in north central Florida spotted Ronald R. Foreman, 45, stepping …


Liberty Lake blotter 2/10/2011

It seems to be either feast or famine week to week for the Liberty Lake Police Department, which had a relatively calm week from Feb. 1 to Monday after the …


Liberty Lake blotter

Two Liberty Lake police officers got in a scuffle with a man who was allegedly harassing someone with texts and e-mails when they arrived to serve him with a restraining …


‘Forgetful’ diners get the run-down from angry waitress

There are a million crime stories in the big, or actually midsize, city. Here are two minor but entertaining ones. First, the Dine-n-Dash Sprint.


More garage burglaries reported in Liberty Lake

Only two garage burglaries were reported in Liberty Lake the week of Jan. 17-24, but the crime wave seems to be spreading, said Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus. “Just …


Garage, vehicle burglaries up in Liberty Lake

The reprieve was nice while it lasted. Liberty Lake Police officers are back to dashing from one neighborhood to the next in response to calls reporting garage burglaries and vehicle …


Police believe burglar back at it

Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus said he believes that a prolific garage burglar is at it again after he was arrested and spent less than a day in jail …


Avista storage site looted

Someone stole more than $5,000 worth of tools and copper wire from an Avista Utilities storage site in Spokane Valley early Wednesday.


Domestic incidents among week’s calls in Liberty Lake

Most police calls in Liberty Lake during the holiday week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 3 involved one of two things – driving under the influence or domestic violence. A …


Police vehicles to be replaced

The most noteworthy thing to happen to the Liberty Lake Police Department last week wasn’t an arrest, it was news that the City Council agreed to buy one new police …


Officials, cops meet with Hillyard residents, business owners

In response to a letter sent to City Hall and the Spokane Police Department in November, a community meeting was held last week at the Outlaw Cafe on North Market …


Crime in Liberty Lake chills out with weather

Things seem to have calmed down a bit in Liberty Lake, with few arrests, traffic tickets or car prowlings for the week of Nov. 22-Monday. “Likely the weather is keeping …