Stories tagged: crime
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
First two members of Polish death metal band ‘Decapitated’ charged with rape, kidnapping in Spokane
Wearing yellow jail suits, Waclaw Kieltyka and Michal Lysejko, members of Polish metal band Decapitated, had their first court appearance in Spokane County. They are accused of gang raping of …
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
PETA offers up to $5,000 for information on alleged cat killings
A string of alleged cat killings and mutilations in the Spokane area has caught the attention of anti-animal cruelty group PETA, which has offered a reward for information leading to …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Post Falls police search for man accused of tying up elderly couple and robbing them
Post Falls police are searching for a man they believed tied up an elderly couple in their home and stole their SUV and other items.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Assault victim recounts alleged attack by white supremacist in Spokane: ‘He’s gonna kill me’
Since leaving North Carolina in 1968, Norris Cooley never thought his life would be in danger because of the color of his skin – until a man with a “white …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
‘Decapitated’ band members charged with rape in Spokane County
All four members of the death metal band Decapitated have been formally charged with rape in Spokane County.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Suspect in Sims shooting held on $1 million bond
The man accused of killing former Spokane Empire football player Carl Sims had his first day in court Thursday afternoon.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Police identify officers who shot and killed a man at Shadle Center Walmart
The Spokane Police Department has released the names of the three officers involved in a shooting that killed a man in the parking lot of the Shadle Center Walmart on …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Suspect named in Carl Sims shooting as former teammates express sorrow, disbelief
One of the league’s most decorated wide receivers, former Spokane Empire star Carl Sims, was shot and killed in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning, former Empire coach Adam Shackleford confirmed …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Community leaders denounce racism and violence following Sunday hate crime
In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Deputies searching for man suspected of tying up and assaulting a woman
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man suspected of tying up and assaulting a woman.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Former Spokane Empire star player Carl Sims killed downtown
Former Spokane Empire wide receiver Carl Sims was shot and killed early Sunday morning in downtown Spokane. He was one the top Indoor Football League receivers in the league’s history.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Police make hate crime arrest after ‘skinhead’ suspected of punching black man and shooting his house
A 66-year-old black man was the victim of a seemingly random hate crime Sunday evening
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Coeur d’Alene police investigating anonymous death threat against Lake City High School student
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is investigating an anonymous death threat made against a female Lake City High School student.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Suspect’s account fails to line up with court affidavit in fatal auto-pedestrian crash in northeast Spokane
Moments after striking three people with her car in a Safeway parking lot, 24-year-old Brittney Moen walked through the store and into the bathroom.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
One killed, two injured after car slams into pedestrians in north Spokane parking lot
One person was killed and two others were seriously injured when a car crashed into a group of pedestrians Sunday morning.
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
Amanda Erickson: Fear of crime drives America’s gun craze
It was in the 1960s and ’70s that Americans began talking about guns and gun rights as a crime issue. This framing turned the issue of gun ownership into a …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation; incident said to have taken place near Seattle
Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her on his tour bus in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner’s attorney staunchly denied.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Spokane Valley man accused of wrongfully receiving over $230,000 in disability benefits
A Spokane Valley man is accused of wrongfully receiving than more $230,000 in workers’ comp and federal disability benefits, according to the Washington State Deptartment of Labor Industries. Dennis J. …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Man shot by Spokane police at Shadle Walmart identified
A man shot and killed by two Spokane Police officers in the Shadle Walmart parking lot Wednesday has been identified as 34-year-old Chad Cochell.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
City prosecutor charged with DUI makes rare public appearance at campaign forum
In a rare public appearance, city prosecutor Adam Papini chose to face a roomful of his peers to talk openly about his beleaguered campaign as a candidate for municipal court …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Fleeing hit-and-run suspect causes four-car collision on North Monroe Street
A police pursuit ended in wreckage and injury after the driver of a vehicle, fleeing from a separate hit-and-run incident, crashed into traffic on North Monroe Street Thursday afternoon.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Death metal band Decapitated, accused of rape, kidnapping, extradited to Spokane County
Two members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated are on their way to Spokane County to face accusations of kidnap and rape after a concert in Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
No charges for officers who shot, killed man on South Hill
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has elected not to file charges against two officers who shot and killed a man on Spokane’s South Hill in July while responding to a …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Juvenile arrested after pointing gun at friend
A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday for pointing an apparently unloaded or malfunctioning handgun at his friend’s head and neck and pulling the trigger several times.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Police: Man taken to hospital with gunshot wounds in northeast Spokane
A man was taken to the hospital with apparent gunshot wounds after an incident in northeast Spokane on Monday morning.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Spokane police arrest three in connection to pot shop burglary spree
Three men are suspected in a spree of overnight pot shop burglaries in the Spokane area.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 7:12 a.m.
City prosecutor still on ballot after June DUI arrest
A city prosecutor arrested for DUI in June remains on the ballot for a municipal court judge position despite all signs pointing to an abandoned campaign.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Work release no longer an option at Pasco jail
Defendants facing time in the Pasco’s jail no longer have work release as a sentencing option.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Man exonerated after 14 years on death row charged in case
A man who spent 20 years in an Idaho prison, including 14 years on death row, for murder before being exonerated is facing new charges.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Gang roundups in U.S., Central America draw praise
Authorities in the U.S. and Central America say they have indicted thousands of violent street gang members since March, including a powerful MS-13 leader who allegedly ordered bloodshed on the …