Stories tagged: crime
UPDATED: Mon., April 28, 2014, 11:31 a.m.
Homicide victim found in trunk identified
Latanya Clara Chapin, 51, was found dead of head and neck injuries in the trunk of a car last week, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner.
Sun., April 27, 2014
Spokane County Jail is overcrowded and falling apart
Spokane County’s 28-year-old jail is showing its age. Water collects on the floor in the basement kitchen because drains don’t work. Doors to the walk-in coolers are jammed. The subfloor …
Sat., April 26, 2014
Liberty Lake Blotter: Hit-and-run suspect, half naked, arrested
A Liberty Lake police officer got a bit of a surprise last week when he pulled over a woman suspected of a hit-and-run accident involving a fence: The woman was …
UPDATED: Fri., April 25, 2014, 12:52 p.m.
Police: Man paints stolen car, held at gunpoint by homeowner
Roscoe Wood, 24, faces vehicle theft, malicious mischief and assault charges after citizens chased him down and held him at gunpoint around noon Thursday.
Fri., April 25, 2014, 8:17 a.m.
Two people taken to hospital following early morning shooting
Two people have been taken to the hospital this morning following a shooting in Spokane Valley near Broadway Avenue and Dick Road.
UPDATED: Thu., April 24, 2014, 8:25 a.m.
Employee hit in leg by shots fired into Spokane bar
Spokane police are looking for two men they say were involved in an early morning shooting at a downtown bar that sent one worker to the hospital with a leg …
Thu., April 24, 2014
Scuba diver Arteaga found guilty in girlfriend’s murder
A Spokane jury took less than a full afternoon to convict scuba instructor Daniel Arteaga of murdering his girlfriend, Kimberly Schmidt, on New Year’s Day 2012. “There is no closure, …
Mon., April 21, 2014, 1:48 p.m.
Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal …
Mon., April 21, 2014, 12:04 p.m.
Two men suspected of plotting escape from Spokane County Jail
Two men face felony escape charges on top of other criminal allegations after jail staff found letters and a tool indicating an escape attempt over the weekend.
Sat., April 19, 2014
Liberty Lake Blotter: Police investigating infant abuse report
The Liberty Lake Police Department is investigating a case of suspected child abuse that was reported in the 19000 block of East Shannon Avenue on April 7. A person called …
Thu., April 17, 2014, 11:57 a.m.
Man arrested in stabbing outside downtown Spokane apartment
A 26-year-old man was arrested after police say he attacked another man with knives outside a downtown Spokane apartment complex Monday. Edward Donoian faces a first-degree assault with a deadly …
Wed., April 16, 2014, 11:55 a.m.
Spokane man arrested with shotgun sticking out of backpack
A man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Spokane when police officers found him riding a small bike with a full-size shotgun sticking out of his backpack.
Tue., April 15, 2014, 8:45 a.m.
Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in …
Tue., April 15, 2014
Taking junkyard dog nets fine, shelter service order
An Okanogan County woman who says she rescued a junkyard dog from deplorable conditions in December must pay a $768 court fine and serve 100 hours at area animal shelters. …
Sat., April 12, 2014
Liberty Lake Blotter: Police check on welfare of two people
Liberty Lake Police were asked to check on the welfare of people twice last week for different reasons. On March 31 a man contacted the police department to report his …
Thu., April 10, 2014, 6:01 a.m.
A blank look, followed by bloodshed at high school
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed with students at their lockers or chatting with friends. Nate Moore was walking …
Mon., April 7, 2014, 12:51 p.m.
Police: Man threatened tire shop clerk with knife, stole car
Francis Klozar faces charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree malicious mischief after witnesses said he threatened a downtown auto shop employee with what appeared to be a knife Tuesday afternoon …
Mon., April 7, 2014, 11:36 a.m.
Man stabbed in home after interrupting burglar
A man was stabbed in his home Monday morning after interrupting what appeared to be a burglary in progress.
Sat., April 5, 2014, 3:11 p.m.
South Perry District shooting suspect arrested
Spokane Police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for firing several shots at a home in the 1300 block of East Nina Avenue just before 1 a.m. today.
Sat., April 5, 2014
Liberty Lake Blotter: Vehicle prowls spur more officer patrols
In response to a recent rash of vehicle prowls, Liberty Lake police officers have been checking for suspicious people and vehicles, especially in the early hours of the morning. A …
Tue., April 1, 2014, 11:25 a.m.
Teenager charged in connection with fight outside of Steam Plant in January
The 17-year-old identified by police as the main aggressor in a fight with a 56-year-old man outside a downtown Spokane restaurant in January has been formally charged with fourth-degree assault.
Mon., March 31, 2014, 11:23 a.m.
Spokane Valley man arrested for pointing gun at woman, son
Robert Weathermon, 24, was arrested on suspicions of attempted first-degree assault with a firearm Friday. Investigators say he pointed a shotgun at a woman he thought was a friend attempting …
Sat., March 29, 2014
Investigation into car prowlings ongoing
Liberty Lake police believe that the nearly dozen vehicle prowls reported March 20 were related. A suspicious vehicle was located on Harvard Road at 4 a.m. that day. The man …
Thu., March 27, 2014
Woman faces jail time after taking guard dog
A woman who took a chained-up dog from deplorable and freezing conditions near Twisp last December will be on trial today in Okanogan County. Prosecutors accuse Judy Camp of pet …
Tue., March 25, 2014, 12:42 p.m.
Man has car, dog stolen at gunpoint Monday night
A second suspect and the victim’s dog remain unaccounted for after a carjacking at gunpoint Monday night, the Spokane Police Department said. One suspect is in custody after a chase …
Mon., March 24, 2014, 12:39 p.m.
Spokane Valley woman suspected of selling meth near school
Melanie Richart was arrested Saturday after detectives used an informant to buy meth from her near Valley Christian School, according to court documents.
Mon., March 24, 2014, 11:45 a.m.
Robber shocks man with stun gun, steals woman’s purse
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a robber who shocked a man with a stun gun then stole a woman’s purse on Saturday night in north Spokane.
Sun., March 23, 2014
Spokane Community Court offers chronic offenders another chance
When Aubrey Shults landed in jail in January, it was the end of a long, sad slide. Her longtime boyfriend had left her, and Shults – a drug-addicted 38-year-old who …
Sat., March 22, 2014
Liberty Lake Blotter: Fraudulent credit card charge reported
A man told police March 13 that someone had used his credit card to pay $4,326 for four round-trip airline tickets from Sudan to Iraq, Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian …
Fri., March 21, 2014, 1:09 p.m.
Convicted felon back in Spokane court for firearms charges
A convicted felon who police said has twice attempted to conceal firearms he carried from law enforcement will be back in Spokane Superior Court this afternoon. Jacob Peckham, 26, has …