Stories tagged: crime
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2013, 12:07 p.m.
Federal gang task force investigating Valley business
A gun shot this morning at a former radiator business in Spokane Valley drew a search warrant and the participation of a federal gang task force from Spokane and North …
Tue., April 2, 2013
Pullman police seek 4 suspects in faculty member assault
Pullman police are looking for four college-age suspects in a beating that left a Washington State University faculty member hospitalized in critical condition. Detectives released photos Monday of three men …
Mon., April 1, 2013, 5:53 p.m.
Judge denies Greg Jeffreys bail for third time
Spokane developer Gregory D. Jeffreys has talked himself out of freedom, a judge ruled today. Citing his multiple violations of another judge’s order and a previously undisclosed threat made to …
Mon., April 1, 2013, 2:40 p.m.
Two men wanted in relation to home burglaries
Spokane police are searching for two men wanted in relation to several recent home burglaries. Trevor J. Haugen, 23, and Zachory J. Davis, 21, were arrested last week but Davis …
Sat., March 30, 2013
Crime unit claims disputed
Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said Friday that the disbanding of the department’s property crimes unit in 2011 is an “urban legend” perpetrated by former administrators looking to boost funding …
Thu., March 28, 2013, 2:40 p.m.
Ex-Sen. Craig loses bid to dismiss FEC lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge refused on Thursday to dismiss a Federal Election Commission lawsuit that accuses former Sen. Larry Craig of misusing $217,000 in campaign funds for his …
Thu., March 28, 2013, 1:57 p.m.
Sheriff’s office seeking help locating suspects
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating two people suspected of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.
Thu., March 28, 2013, 11:42 a.m.
Cache of weapons found in Newtown gunman’s home
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A cache of weapons including guns, more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was found in the home of the …
Thu., March 28, 2013
Pants defense tops Liberty Lake police calls
It’s a classic defense often given by those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law with something illegal in their pockets. Honest, officer, these aren’t my pants. …
Thu., March 28, 2013
Armed man ties up manager, robs Spokane Valley tavern
An armed robber made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and two beers Wednesday after tying up the manager at Poppy’s Tavern in Spokane Valley. The robber used zip …
Wed., March 27, 2013, 1:08 p.m.
Police ID man who shot car thief; no weapon found
The man who shot a car thief Monday is 56-year-old Gail Gerlach, according to a search warrant filed Wednesday.
Wed., March 27, 2013, 11:51 a.m.
Records provide new look at Ariz. shooting spree
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities investigating the shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others compiled nearly 3,000 pages of documents released Wednesday that provide …
Tue., March 26, 2013, 3:57 a.m.
Italian court orders new trial for Amanda Knox
ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has …
Tue., March 26, 2013, 3:47 a.m.
Key dates in the Amanda Knox case
Key dates in the case of American student Amanda Knox, convicted in the slaying of British roommate Meredith Kercher. — Nov. 2, 2007: The body of Kercher, 21, is found …
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2013, 1:42 p.m.
Man shoots, kills suspected car thief in North Spokane
A homeowner shot and killed a suspected car thief this morning near East Mission Avenue and North Lee Street.
Fri., March 22, 2013, 12:19 p.m.
Shots fired into Adams County home injure one
A possible drive-by shooting injured one man in Adams County this morning.
Fri., March 22, 2013, 4:31 a.m.
3 dead, including suspect, in Marine base shooting
QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — A Marine killed a male and female colleague in a shooting at a base in northern Virginia before killing himself, officials said. It began with a …
Thu., March 21, 2013
Liberty Lake police keep lid on major crime
Officers in the Liberty Lake Police Department kept busy the week of March 11-18, writing tickets, investigating suspicious behavior and checking on a barking dog. Police received a report of …
Mon., March 18, 2013, 4:18 p.m.
Cars in Centennial Trail lots targeted by thieves
Cars at trailheads along the Centennial Trail are being targeted by thieves, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says.
Sat., March 16, 2013
Greenacres marijuana grow raided by U.S. Marshals; man arrested
Federal investigators seized about 90 marijuana plants in Greenacres on Wednesday after detectives found a Craigslist posting advertising “extra top quality” marijuana. DEA agents believe Paul E. Ellis continued to …
Fri., March 15, 2013
OxyContin case overwhelms court
A courtroom packed with attorneys and 21 of the 62 defendants tied to a massive Spokane-Los Angeles OxyContin distribution ring appeared in court Thursday as a federal judge tried to …
Thu., March 14, 2013
Man finds, chases burglars from home
Gary Dressler said he came home Wednesday evening to use the bathroom but lost the urge when he found two burglars living inside his newly renovated West Central house. A …
Thu., March 14, 2013
Car stolen from Valley auto lot found in Georgia
Investigators in Florida and Liberty Lake have made progress in a case involving three vehicles stolen from the George Gee dealership in Liberty Lake in early March. The cars were …
Wed., March 13, 2013, 8:50 p.m.
Homeowner chases burglars out with knife
Gary Dressler said he came home to use the bathroom, but lost the urge when he found two burglars living inside his newly renovated West Central house.
Mon., March 11, 2013, 9:32 a.m.
Man accused of killing grandparents in Washington
SEATTLE (AP) — A man released from a Washington state prison Friday after serving time for robbery is suspected of killing his grandparents in the Seattle area and stealing their …
Fri., March 8, 2013, 9:17 a.m.
Spokane officer injured in fight with suspect
SPOKANE — Spokane police say an officer suffered a broken collar bone in a fight with a car theft suspect who also was injured during his arrest.
Fri., March 8, 2013
Investor trying to rebuild his life
In 2006 and 2007, things were going very well for Brian Main. Main was involved in several real estate deals that seemed ripe to produce fast, fat profits – deals …
Thu., March 7, 2013
Car prowl suspects nabbed in Liberty Lake
Two 15-year-old boys were arrested on charges of vehicle prowling, theft and possession of stolen property in Liberty Lake after a man reportedly caught them in the act, got his …
Tue., March 5, 2013, 8:44 a.m.
Spokane Valley home robbery likely not random
The Spokane County sheriff’s office is investigating a report of an armed robbery of a home in Spokane Valley this morning.
Sun., March 3, 2013, 9:44 a.m.
Crews demolish most of house over sinkhole
SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) — Crews on Sunday razed more than half of the Tampa-area home over a huge sinkhole that swallowed a man three days ago, managing to salvage some …