Stories tagged: crime
Wed., April 24, 2013, 11:32 p.m.
Pot brownies allegedly sold to schoolchildren
Police investigating reports that middle school and high school students were buying marijuana from a Seattle house say they’ve arrested three people and seized eight trays of marijuana brownies.
UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2013, 1:35 p.m.
Man found dead Sunday at marijuana-growing site committed suicide
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office says a man found dead Sunday night committed suicide. The office identified the man as Warren C. Schrempp Jr., 62.
Thu., April 18, 2013, 7:36 a.m.
One injured in West Central drive-by shooting
One man was shot in the leg Wednesday night after a reported drive-by shooting in the 2200 block of West Broadway Avenue.
Thu., April 18, 2013
Liberty Lake officers make arrests for driving infractions
Multiple arrests for driving with a suspended license topped the week of April 8-15 in Liberty Lake, with officers nabbing eight drivers for the crime. Another driver was arrested for …
Thu., April 18, 2013
Judge gives burglar maximum sentence
Testifying as a victim, a federal judge Wednesday explained how a prolific South Hill burglar traumatized his family, forcing him night after night to explain to his young children that …
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2013, 3:48 p.m.
Senate blocks expanded gun sale background checks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans, backed by rural-state Democrats, blocked legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting personal pleas made by families of the victims of …
Wed., April 17, 2013, 1:46 p.m.
Source: Officials see potential suspect in bombing
BOSTON (AP) — Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name …
Wed., April 17, 2013
Child sex author skips out on court
The author of books describing children in sexual situations is on the run from authorities after skipping a sentencing hearing in Spokane federal court Tuesday. Daniel L. Camp, 33, was …
Tue., April 16, 2013, 5:58 p.m.
FBI looking for man who skipped sentencing today on child porn charges
Authorities are looking for a man who is on the lam after he didn’t show for sentencing in Spokane on a federal child pornography conviction.
Tue., April 16, 2013, 3:01 p.m.
Man shot in stomach by known intruder
A man was shot in the stomach after someone he knew burst into his home at 2104 East Heroy Avenue this morning.
Sun., April 14, 2013
Authorities try to close criminals’ revolving door of trouble
Think of DaShawn Jordan as one of the hundreds of young people in Spokane whose life has veered into a culture of drugs and guns and the revolving door of …
Sat., April 13, 2013
Accomplice gets prison in killing
Whitman County Superior Court Judge David Frazier sentenced Frank Lazcano to 25 years in prison Friday afternoon for his part in the murder of Marcus Schur. Schur was shot to …
Sat., April 13, 2013
WSU professor assault suspects released from jail
A Whitman County judge on Friday released the remaining suspects in last month’s assault of a Washington State University instructor. Pullman police investigators are working to gather evidence from witnesses …
Fri., April 12, 2013, 1:10 p.m.
Eight-time felon sought in drug-trafficking case
During a large-scale drug trafficking investigation the Spokane Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit recovered more than a half-pound of heroin, 18 ounces of methamphetamine, cocaine, cash and paraphernalia.
Fri., April 12, 2013, 7:08 a.m.
Spokane police catch felon ditching 3 guns
SPOKANE — Spokane police said a felon gang member was caught early this morning after tossing three guns while being chased by officers.
Fri., April 12, 2013
Judge releases one suspect in WSU assault
No booze, bars or taverns – that’s what a judge told a Washington State University senior when he released him Thursday pending a first-degree assault charge in an attack on …
Thu., April 11, 2013
Man assaulted during alleged drug deal in Liberty Lake
A man and a truck were beaten with a baseball bat after the man allegedly called off a drug deal in the parking lot of the Liberty Lake Albertsons at …
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2013, 10:11 a.m.
Sheriff exasperated with repeat offender
A thief and drug user with 39 arrests has earned the ire of Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Mark W. Bush has been jailed again, this time accused of possessing …
Thu., April 4, 2013, 2:02 p.m.
Married couple named in meth-ring indictment
A married couple is suspected of conspiring in the same methamphetamine ring as a man arrested in Spokane Valley Tuesday, according to court records.
Thu., April 4, 2013
Liberty Lake blotter: Officer talks to teen with butcher knife
A teen with a butcher knife and a combined case of vehicle and identity theft topped the calls to the Liberty Lake Police Department the week of March 25 to …
Thu., April 4, 2013
Warehouse lessee accused of dealing meth, charged
A federal indictment for drug trafficking charges has been filed against a man leasing a Spokane Valley property where a shooting took place on Tuesday morning. Ian M. Harris, 41, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2013, 2:01 p.m.
Widowed grandmother detains intruder at gunpoint
A widowed grandmother who was awoken by someone kicking in her back door held the intruder at gunpoint until police arrived at her North Spokane home early Wednesday morning.
Wed., April 3, 2013
Woman killed neighbor before shooting self, police believe
A fading tattoo on Cynthia Macandrew’s chest says David. The heart was inked for David J. Andrews, 66, a man she met at 18, married and with whom she had …
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.