Stories tagged: crime
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
Doug Clark: Crime rate up sharply in my corner of Spokane
It was quite comforting to hear about crime being down in Spokane. Although I’m not quite sure this good news has reached everyone, namely the rancid creep who got into …
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Judge rejects ‘Kettle Falls Five’ marijuana defendants’ requests
A federal judge declined Thursday to throw out the criminal case against the marijuana farmers dubbed the “Kettle Falls Five,” setting up the likelihood of another trial delay two years …
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Liberty Lake Police Blotter: Stuffed toy gorilla’s disappearance prompts more reports of porch thievery
Joe the Gorilla is missing. The life-sized stuffed animal last seen wearing overalls and a silver badge was swiped from the front porch of a home in the 1600 block …
Wed., Feb. 11, 2015
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago The mystery surrounding the murder of pioneer pharmacist R.P. Sims deepened.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 10, 2015, 5:39 p.m.
Police arrest two suspects for morning armed robbery
Spokane police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery early today at a gas station on the South Hill.
Mon., Feb. 9, 2015, 3:35 p.m.
Home robbery suspect accused of attacking 93-year-old man
A Spokane man is accused of breaking into a 93-year-old man’s home, punching him in the face and stealing his wallet.
Mon., Feb. 9, 2015, 3:19 p.m.
Suspect in SWAT standoff found with open gas tanks
The Spokane Valley man arrested Sunday after a four-hour standoff with a Spokane County SWAT team barricaded himself in a shop with open acetylene tanks, court documents said today.
Mon., Feb. 9, 2015, 2:59 p.m.
Man dressed as ‘ninja’ suspected in restaurant assault
A man witnesses said wore a “ninja mask” is accused of assaulting the owner of a Spokane Italian restaurant with a baseball bat.
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015
Doug Clark: Public-minded mother deserves thanks
I’ve never met Kim Spain. Don’t know anything about her or what sort of dynamics, family or otherwise, she might be going through.
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015
Stabbing suspect wanted to be serial killer, prosecutor says
Daniel G. Spain’s mother told police that her 25-year-old son’s goal is to become a serial killer, prosecuting attorney Kyle Treece said in court Friday, as Spain was charged with …
Fri., Feb. 6, 2015, 10:23 a.m.
Police: Primary suspect in Safeway shooting still at large
Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a shooting at a North Spokane Safeway, but are still seeking an additional suspect.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 6, 2015, 2:40 p.m.
Mother of stabbing suspect told police he wants to be a serial killer
The mother of downtown stabbing suspect Daniel G. Spain, 25, told police that her son’s goal in life is to become a serial killer, said prosecuting attorney Kyle Treece.
Fri., Feb. 6, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. Frank Pingree, of Lewiston, had the scare of a lifetime in the middle of the night.
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015, 3:12 p.m.
Kenan Adams-Kinard sentenced to 20 years for Belton murder
A judge sentenced Kenan Adams-Kinard to 20 years in prison Thursday for the murder of World War II veteran Delbert ‘Shorty’ Belton in 2013.
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Police hunt for car prowler with gun injury
A car prowler on Spokane’s South Hill may have shot himself during a confrontation with a neighborhood resident Wednesday morning. Spokane police said a man found the suspected prowler inside …
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Suspicious car parked in lot to use free Wi-Fi
Tire trouble and loitering Wi-Fi users were among the calls received by the Liberty Lake Police Department the week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 2. A suspicious vehicle was reported …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 4, 2015, 11:58 a.m.
Car prowling suspect may have shot himself during scuffle with neighbor
A car prowler on Spokane’s South Hill may have shot himself during a confrontation with a neighborhood resident. The neighbor was not hurt.
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015, 8:36 a.m.
Men accused of threatening to kill off-duty cop who wouldn’t give them 50 cents
Two men are facing robbery charges after they allegedly demanded 50 cents from an off-duty police officer before threatening to kill him.
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015, 8:14 a.m.
Police release suspect photos for assault at bakery
Spokane police are seeking help from the public to identify two men suspected of assaulting a transgender woman at Boots Bakery last week.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 2, 2015, 9:22 p.m.
Assault of transgender woman sparks call for action at City Council
A transgender woman who was assaulted at Boots Bakery last week says Spokane police need better training on treating transgender people with respect.
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Four men face murder charges in South Hill killing
Spokane police arrested on Wednesday four men accused in a brutal robbery-turned-homicide on the lower South Hill last week. Isaiah S. Freeman, 24; Christopher J. Hall, 34; Ricky A. Cox, …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Two Liberty Lake homes hit in egg incidents
Two Liberty Lake residents reported eggs were thrown at their houses during the week of Jan. 19 to Jan. 26. The first report came in from the 25000 block of …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015, 9:09 a.m.
Lower South Hill homicide victim identified
The Spokane County medical examiner Wednesday identified the man killed in his home Sunday as Damien L. Stewart, 33.
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015, 5:17 p.m.
Stevens County authorities looking for robbery suspect
One man has been arrested and another is on the lam after a robbery at a convenience store in Addy early Saturday, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office said. Residents should …
Sat., Jan. 24, 2015
Downtown stabbing suspect claims self-defense
The man who allegedly stabbed another man several times in the back in a downtown Spokane apartment building on Wednesday told police that he did it in self-defense, court documents …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
Felon’s leap out second-story window starts police chase
Suspects jump through windows to escape all the time in movies, but it’s something that Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus rarely sees on the job. On Friday, however, a …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015, 12:27 p.m.
Man found dead at scene indicating possible struggle
Police are investigating the death of a man found lying on his living room floor surrounded by broken glass and other items, indicating a possible struggle.
Tue., Jan. 20, 2015, 2:48 p.m.
Second man sentenced on manslaughter charge
The second man suspected of killing of a dialysis patient and dumping his body in the Spokane River pleaded guilty to manslaughter last week.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 16, 2015, 7:31 p.m.
WSU cancels pharmacy classes after receiving threat
WSU Spokane has cancelled classes at its College of Pharmacy after receiving an unspecified threat this morning.
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Thwarted burglary of WSP impound lot may have targeted drug-filled car
A thwarted break-in at the Washington State Patrol’s impound lot early Wednesday may have been targeting a car containing a pound of methamphetamine and other drugs. Investigators are seeking a …