Stories tagged: crime
Mon., July 7, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
Police find pipe bomb outside Coeur d’Alene middle school
A device described as a pipe bomb was found by authorities at a Coeur d’Alene middle school Monday morning, police said.
Mon., July 7, 2014, 9:44 a.m.
Pope to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors. He also promised to …
UPDATED: Mon., July 7, 2014, 12:24 p.m.
Police investigating overnight break-in, reported rape
Police arrested a 29-year-old man overnight on suspicions he burglarized a north Spokane home and raped a woman there.
Mon., July 7, 2014, 8:07 a.m.
Prosecutor: Tsarnaev said martyrs go to heaven
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev texted a friend 90 minutes after the deadly explosions and said, “Don’t go thinking it’s me,” a federal prosecutor told jurors …
Mon., July 7, 2014, 3:09 a.m.
63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls …
Sun., July 6, 2014, 11:40 a.m.
6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teen
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week, marking a breakthrough in …
Sat., July 5, 2014
Liberty Lake Blotter: Crackdown coming on golf cart scofflaws
A surge in complaints has prompted the Liberty Lake Police Department to crack down on golf cart users who are breaking the law. “We’ve had so many complaints about golf …
UPDATED: Wed., July 2, 2014, 7:21 p.m.
14 arrested in Post Falls drug investigation
Some 14 people were arrested when a SWAT Team executed a search warrant in Post Falls early Wednesday.
Sat., June 28, 2014
Millwood sees jump in crime reports
Millwod has seen an unusual spike in crime, according to data from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. From April 20 to June 15, there were 12 burglaries – a 367 …
Sat., June 28, 2014
Determination leads to additional charge for Liberty Lake man
There’s something to be said for determination and persistence, but one man was showing a bit too much of it in Liberty Lake this week. The man was arrested June …
Fri., June 27, 2014, 3:13 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office: Alleged stabbing victim stabbed self
A 17-year-old who told authorities he was stabbed in a robbery attempt while running near Colbert late Tuesday said he lied and stabbed himself in an interview, according to the …
Thu., June 26, 2014, 12:24 p.m.
Teen stabbed while jogging near Colbert late Tuesday
A teenager out for a run late Tuesday night near Colbert was stabbed by a man who first attempted to rob him, sheriff’s deputies said. The 17-year-old went out for …
Wed., June 25, 2014, 11:46 a.m.
Man says he robbed sandwich shop with rock
Spokane police arrested David Bentley on suspicions he stole $200 after threatening a Subway employee with what appeared to be a gun June 8. Bentley said he was homeless and …
Wed., June 25, 2014
STA Plaza stabber sentenced to 28 years in prison
Shackled and slightly stooped, the man who fatally stabbed another downtown this month over what he called “stuff that happened in the streets” apologized Tuesday for sparking an hourslong manhunt, …
UPDATED: Tue., June 24, 2014, 12:02 p.m.
STA stabber pleads guilty to murder
Donald Phillips, 40, was sentenced Tuesday to a little more than 28 years after pleading guilty to stabbing Sean Oie, 49, to death at the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza downtown …
Sat., June 21, 2014, 4 a.m.
Egypt court confirms death sentences for over 180
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader and over 180 others were sentenced to death Saturday by an Egyptian court in the latest mass trial following last year’s …
Wed., June 18, 2014, 10:06 a.m.
US man, 89, is held on Nazi death camp charges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, …
Wed., June 18, 2014, 9:44 a.m.
Knox defense turns to Italy’s last-resort court
ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox’s lawyers have formally asked Italy’s court of last resort to review the U.S. student’s appeals court conviction for the 2007 stabbing murder of her British …
Sat., June 14, 2014
Woman reports she punched boyfriend
A series of mostly minor calls kept Liberty Lake police officers busy the week of June 2-9. One woman even made it easy on officers by calling in and reporting …
Tue., June 10, 2014
Suspect in fatal stabbing had been released from prison in April
Donald T. Phillips, who told police he fatally stabbed another man he thought was a drug dealer at the downtown bus plaza Saturday, had been released in April from a …
Mon., June 9, 2014, 10:42 a.m.
Weekend stabbing victim identified
Sean Oie, 49, was stabbed once fatally in the chest and died Saturday afternoon in an incident at the STA bus plaza, authorities say.
Mon., June 9, 2014, 9:14 a.m.
Police arrest man after shots-fired call downtown
Shawn Denman, 31, was booked into Spokane County Jail early this morning facing charges of theft and illegal possession of a firearm after reports of gunfire downtown, police said.
Sun., June 8, 2014
Going to term
This is not how Cristina Salazar imagined starting a family: unmarried at age 22, nine months pregnant and sitting in jail. Dressed in orange pants, shirt and flip flops – …
Sat., June 7, 2014, 2:02 a.m.
North Korea says it is holding an American tourist
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has detained a 56-year-old man from Ohio, accusing him of an unspecified crime after he traveled to the communist-led country as a tourist, …
Sat., June 7, 2014
Liberty Lake Blotter: Businesses plagued by thefts
Theft has been a problem at Liberty Lake businesses recently and the week of May 27 to June 2 is no exception. An employee in the 1200 block of North …
Wed., June 4, 2014, 12:57 p.m.
Heavily armed man found with drugs
A Spokane Valley Police Officer stopped a man riding his bike down the middle of Third Avenue near Thierman Road just before midnight Tuesday and discovered he was armed with …
Sat., May 31, 2014
TVs stolen during RV shop break-ins
Someone broke into RVs at a business in the 19000 block of East Cataldo twice last week, each time ripping flat-screen televisions out of the walls. “It seems like it …
Thu., May 29, 2014
Teen gets five days in jail for downtown Spokane beating
The teenager who beat a 56-year-old man outside a downtown Spokane restaurant in January received five days of jail time and six months’ probation after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault, …
UPDATED: Wed., May 28, 2014, 5:44 p.m.
Stolen Caterpillar front-end loader recovered
A $100,000 Caterpillar front-end loader stolen from a Spokane Valley job site at some point during Memorial Day weekend was found Wednesday afternoon not far from where it was taken.
Mon., May 26, 2014, 4:07 p.m.
Man holding breath in Oregon tunnel causes crash
MANNING, Ore. (AP) — A 19-year-old man told investigators he caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, …