Stories tagged: crime
Thu., June 25, 2015
Car stolen again after driver accosted
If at first you don’t succeed, steal it again. That appears to be the motto of a man who approached a woman in Liberty Lake last week and told her …
Thu., June 18, 2015
Claims of child assault, kidnapping under investigation
Spokane police are investigating claims that a 19-year-old homeless man sexually abused a 5-year-old girl, whose parents allegedly retaliated by tying him up in their basement and holding him at …
Wed., June 17, 2015
Inmate death is third in six weeks at Spokane County Jail
Authorities identified the third inmate to die in the Spokane County Jail in the past six weeks as 53-year-old Scott M. Stevens, who was arrested on suspicion of stealing a …
Mon., June 15, 2015, 12:56 p.m.
South Hill drive-by shooting prompts charges against 3 men
Three young men are in jail after gunshots on the South Hill on Saturday night. There were no reported injuries, and the men face a felony charge of drive-by shooting.
Sat., June 13, 2015, 10:44 p.m.
Three arrested in South Hill drive-by shooting
Spokane police say three people were arrested Saturday night on suspicion that they participated in a drive-by shooting on the South Hill.
Sat., June 13, 2015, 1:06 p.m.
Sniper kills suspect after attack on Dallas police headquarters
DALLAS — A man planted pipe bombs outside of Dallas’ police headquarters early Saturday before opening fire on the building and officers who tried to stop him, spraying the building …
Fri., June 12, 2015
Mother says shooting suspect has history of mental illness
A woman suspected of shooting her stepfather in the leg Wednesday at his Colbert home also may have shot him in the head and fired multiple shots at a visiting …
Thu., June 11, 2015
Haskell stands firm on leaks to former police officer Aguirre
Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell is standing by statements made by one of his deputies suggesting law enforcement in Central Washington leaked information to a murder suspect. Meanwhile, Richard Aguirre’s …
Thu., June 11, 2015
River dip to elude police fails for two suspects
A swim in the river failed to thwart police officers and deputies who were in pursuit of a fleeing car Saturday night. A Liberty Lake police officer attempted to pull …
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.