Liberty Lake police blotter
The crime spree continues in Liberty Lake.
Nov. 27, 2010 in Washington Voices
Michigan man sentenced for luring girl via the Internet
A Michigan man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in March to grooming a 13-year-old Ferry County girl and then traveling across the country to …
Nov. 19, 2010 in City
Man stabbed in morning confrontation; assailant at large
One of three men walking away from a party near Standard Street and Cozza Avenue this morning was stabbed by another man who may have known him, Spokane police said.
Nov. 11, 2010 in City
Biker gang arrested in Bonner County drug sweep
A yearlong drug investigation in Bonner County has led to the arrests of members of a local motorcycle gang and could result in the seizure of a houseboat and closure …
Oct. 11, 2010 in Idaho
Sentence too long in stabbing case, high court says
Stabbing a man in the neck, leaving him paralyzed below the chest and in a wheelchair for life, isn’t grounds for an exceptional sentence, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled, …
Oct. 7, 2010 in City
Stabbing sends one man to hospital, one to jail
One Spokane man was taken to the hospital and police took another to jail after a stabbing at Pacific Avenue and Division Street after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Sept. 9, 2010 in City
Grand jury indicts North Idaho trio on drug charges
A grand jury in northern Idaho has indicted three Bonner County residents on charges of delivering and trafficking drugs.
Aug. 24, 2010 in Idaho
Doctors removing knife plunged in man’s head
A 19-year-old man in Spokane underwent surgery this morning to remove a knife that was lodged in his head following a stabbing about 2 a.m. in the downtown area.
Aug. 23, 2010 in City
Police see rash of Spokane windows shot out
Spokane police are asking the public’s help in solving a rash of broken windows this week, most of them in the city’s East Central Neighborhood.
Aug. 20, 2010 in City
Intruder knocks down woman, 80, then flees
An 80-year-old woman living on the 10th floor of a senior living complex in downtown Spokane was knocked to the floor of her apartment today by a man who entered …
Aug. 12, 2010 in City
Hondas, Toyotas still thieves’ rides of choice
While stolen cars serve different purposes for thieves – spare parts or just a way to get around town – chances are the vehicle is a Honda or Toyota. The …
Aug. 10, 2010 in City
Payment issues delay Strandberg evaluation
Accused crossbow killer Cole K. Strandberg appeared in court today, but his attorney asked for more time before holding a hearing to determine his competency to stand trial for aggravated …
July 9, 2010 in City
Babysitter accepts plea in sex case
After making national news last summer, a babysitter sex scandal in North Idaho was plea-bargained out Thursday after the alleged victim gave the accused a perfect alibi: He said the …
July 1, 2010 in Idaho
Survival instructor found not guilty of rape
A Spokane jury found a former civilian survival instructor at Fairchild Air Force Base not guilty of rape and assault today.
June 16, 2010 in City
Three arrested in early-morning holdup
Spokane police detectives were searching a vehicle today to gain evidence in a brazen robbery on Tuesday in which one of three robbers fired a shot in the air as …
June 16, 2010 in City
Brewczynski sentenced to life without parole
Convicted killer and career burglar David K. Brewczynski received today the only sentence available to him — life in prison without the possibility of parole.
June 2, 2010 in City
Man pleads guilty to raping woman he met through church
A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty today to raping a girl he met at a church function.
June 2, 2010 in City
Man accused of pepper-spraying couple, 3-year-old
A 31-year-old Medical Lake man is accused of assaulting a family with pepper spray in a dispute over a tricycle.
May 27, 2010 in City
Former church youth leader sentenced on rape charges
A former Post Falls church youth leader could be out of custody in about six months after being sentenced Thursday for three counts of statutory rape.
May 14, 2010 in Idaho
Shawn Vestal: Murderer in the clear is two lives in the red
In August 1959, Edmond Gray punched, kicked and beat his wife with a belt so badly she had to seek medical care. On April 22, Gray made a brief appearance …
May 5, 2010 in City on Page A1
Traffic violations form bulk of arrests
Things settled down a bit in Liberty Lake for the last full week of April. Almost all the arrests were related to traffic violations. Police were called to the Liberty …
May 1, 2010 in Washington Voices on Page V5
Spokane man sentenced in gun-waving incident
A man facing serious prison time instead pleaded guilty today to a list of charges that resulted from him waving a gun at a group of mostly teenagers.
April 12, 2010 in City
Police looking for carjacker
Spokane police this morning are asking for help finding a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville and a carjacker who took it at gunpoint from a woman driving in East Central Spokane on …
April 9, 2010 in City
Dead man’s mother: ‘meth was his destruction’
Hannah Schelling last heard from her son, Christopher, when he called in November with a plea she’d never before heard. “He said ‘Mom, I’m in really deep. Can I come …
April 2, 2010 in City
Bullet landed on girl’s bed; police seek suspect
Spokane Valley Police continue to search for a suspect who on Saturday night fired a shot through an apartment wall that struck the metal post of the bed where a …
March 1, 2010 in City
Campus sexual assaults still rife
First of two parts Disturbingly little has changed when it comes to sexual assaults on college campuses. People still blame the victims. Victims still blame themselves. While there are more …
Feb. 28, 2010 in City on Page A1
Vehicle thefts part of wide web
The truck engine began rumbling at about 5 a.m., and Carlyne Tabler ran outside her Spokane home to find a thief inside her truck. It had been stolen just weeks …
Feb. 24, 2010 in City on Page A1
Father and son suspected of selling pot to students
Police arrested a 20-year-old Spokane man and his father today on suspicion of selling marijuana to high school students in northwest Spokane.
Feb. 18, 2010 in City
Man gets 15 months in prison for robbery
A man previously convicted of shooting a 13-year-old girl between the eyes while he was acting like a gangster pleaded guilty today to second-degree robbery.
Feb. 11, 2010 in City
Defendant takes deal in stabbing
The third and final defendant pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from his role in a fight that ended in the stabbing death of a Spokane man last year. Christopher …
Feb. 10, 2010 in City on Page A6