Stories tagged: crime
Wed., June 10, 2015, 10:21 a.m.
The Latest on prison escape: Armed officers resume search
12:20 p.m. (EDT) Corrections officers in helmets and body armor are searching houses near the northern New York prison where two killers escaped, along with state police and dogs.
Tue., June 9, 2015, 1:24 p.m.
Deputies: Burglary suspect said he was filming porn
A 30-year-old burglary suspect who allegedly broke in to a Spokane Valley law firm said he’d been given permission to enter the building to film pornography.
Mon., June 8, 2015, 12:20 p.m.
Spokane Valley man laments choice of getaway car
Michael W. Rosslow, 27, told Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies “that’s the last time I’m running from the police in a Honda Civic” after his arrest late Sunday at a Liberty …
Mon., June 8, 2015, 8:14 a.m.
Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of black man
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former North Charleston police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was …
Tue., June 2, 2015
Triple-slaying suspect ‘demonized’ estranged wife’s family, officials say
The estranged wife of a military veteran accused of killing a Spokane firefighter and his family may have been saved by a late night at work. Mandy Murry finished her …
Sun., May 31, 2015
Kettle Falls Five dispute potential drug sentence
Federal prosecutors want three members of a family that grew medical marijuana on their property near Kettle Falls, Washington, to spend more than five years in prison. But the defendants, …
Thu., May 28, 2015
Man who assaulted woman with hatchet sentenced, released
A Spokane man who assaulted a woman with a hatchet after dragging her into a garage and demanding sex in 2012 was sentenced Wednesday and will soon be released. Greggory …
Thu., May 28, 2015
Police officers fail to make impression
A woman pulled over for a traffic stop in Liberty Lake last week had a bad day that got worse when she refused to believe that the uniformed police officer …
Wed., May 27, 2015, 8:49 p.m.
Man who assaulted woman with hatchet sentenced to time served
A Spokane man who assaulted a woman with a hatchet after dragging her into a garage and demanding sex in 2012 was sentenced Wednesday and will soon be released.
UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2015, 12:24 p.m.
Witness: Robbery attempt preceded fatal shooting
The Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man shot and killed at 3400 N. Monroe St. shortly after midnight Tuesday as 17-year-old Ceasar Medina. He was shot in the chest and …
Wed., May 27, 2015
Gunman sought in fatal Spokane shooting
Spokane police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man at a North Monroe Street head shop Tuesday morning. Authorities arrived at Northwest Accessories, 3400 N. Monroe …
Fri., May 22, 2015
Online registry should help police return stolen bicycles to owners
Since bikes were invented, bikes have been stolen. Returning bicycles to their rightful owners may get a bit easier in Spokane, thanks to a new online tool the city unveiled …
Thu., May 14, 2015, 12:29 p.m.
Police search for suspect in downtown stabbing
Spokane police are searching for a female suspect following a stabbing Wednesday night in downtown Spokane.
Thu., May 14, 2015
Youth, emptied trash cans, linked
School is still in session, but that hasn’t stopped a few juveniles from behaving badly in Liberty Lake. An officer on patrol just before 9:30 p.m. on May 9 noticed …
Wed., May 13, 2015, 9:11 a.m.
Man shot by Spokane police recovering
The reportedly suicidal man shot by Spokane police last week following a tense standoff appears to be on the road to recovery.
Mon., May 11, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Prosecutor: Spokane Police justified in January 2014 shooting
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office will not seek criminal charges against the two officers who shot a knife-wielding man outside Truth Ministries more than 15 months ago.
UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2015, 2:03 p.m.
Armed man wounded by police fired eleven shots
Charging documents say Craig S. Burton, the man shot by a Spokane police officer last week, fired a 40 caliber handgun eleven times as officers approached his home on Ash …
Mon., May 11, 2015
Through the ‘gallows gates’
Two men were ordered hanged at the Spokane County Courthouse following convictions of first-degree murder. A third, Charles Brooks, was hanged in Spokane County in 1892 before the construction of …
Wed., May 6, 2015, 8:39 a.m.
Nine arrested in prostitution sting at Coeur d’Alene Casino
A two-night law enforcement operation targeting prostitution at the Coeur d’Alene casino last week ended with nine arrests, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
Mon., May 4, 2015, 5:36 p.m.
Inmate found dead in Spokane County Jail
A man was found dead in his Spokane County Jail cell this afternoon, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.
Mon., May 4, 2015, 11:33 a.m.
Harlan Douglass pleads not guilty to courthouse assault
Spokane developer Harlan Douglass pleaded not guilty Monday morning to an assault charge stemming from an altercation with an opposing attorney in a civil case.
Mon., May 4, 2015, 11:10 a.m.
Convicted felon with ties to ex-prosecutor sentenced to 7 years
Matthew Baumrucker, 32, pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and will spend the next 7 years in federal prison. Marriya Wright, the deputy prosecutor who pleaded guilty to …
UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2015, 9:58 a.m.
Chattaroy boy’s death investigated as a homicide
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 5-year-old Chattaroy boy as a possible homicide.
Thu., April 30, 2015
Thief flees Liberty Lake store with hammer
A few unusual thefts were reported in Liberty Lake the week of April 20-27, including a hammer. A store employee in the 21000 block of East Country Vista Drive reportedly …
Wed., April 29, 2015, 2:43 p.m.
FBI arrests fugitive accused of child molestation in Spokane
A Rhode Island man suspected of molesting three girls while working as a gymnastics coach was arrested in Spokane today after more than 10 years on the lam.
UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2015, 5:52 p.m.
State of emergency declared in Baltimore with 15 police officers injured in riots
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who …
Mon., April 27, 2015, 1:49 p.m.
Police: Couple planned baseball bat attack on employer
A married couple is accused of planning the February attack on the owner of an Italian restaurant after a fight over employment.
Thu., April 23, 2015, 12:15 p.m.
Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation for military leak
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, has been sentenced to two years’ probation and a $100,000 …
Thu., April 23, 2015
Liberty Lake Police Blotter: Vehicle prowls continue to rise
Vehicle prowls continue to be on the upswing in Liberty Lake, but one person was arrested and police are working to identify several other suspects thought to be involved. Police …
Wed., April 22, 2015
Man pleads guilty to killing woman in 2011, days after prison release
A 28-year-old man faces 30 years in prison for killing a 48-year-old woman in August 2011 just days after his release from federal prison on unrelated child sex charges. Derrick …