Stories tagged: crime
Mon., May 11, 2015
Through the ‘gallows gates’
Two men were ordered hanged at the Spokane County Courthouse following convictions of first-degree murder. A third, Charles Brooks, was hanged in Spokane County in 1892 before the construction of …
Wed., May 6, 2015, 8:39 a.m.
Nine arrested in prostitution sting at Coeur d’Alene Casino
A two-night law enforcement operation targeting prostitution at the Coeur d’Alene casino last week ended with nine arrests, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
Mon., May 4, 2015, 5:36 p.m.
Inmate found dead in Spokane County Jail
A man was found dead in his Spokane County Jail cell this afternoon, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.
Mon., May 4, 2015, 11:33 a.m.
Harlan Douglass pleads not guilty to courthouse assault
Spokane developer Harlan Douglass pleaded not guilty Monday morning to an assault charge stemming from an altercation with an opposing attorney in a civil case.
Mon., May 4, 2015, 11:10 a.m.
Convicted felon with ties to ex-prosecutor sentenced to 7 years
Matthew Baumrucker, 32, pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and will spend the next 7 years in federal prison. Marriya Wright, the deputy prosecutor who pleaded guilty to …
UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2015, 9:58 a.m.
Chattaroy boy’s death investigated as a homicide
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 5-year-old Chattaroy boy as a possible homicide.
Thu., April 30, 2015
Thief flees Liberty Lake store with hammer
A few unusual thefts were reported in Liberty Lake the week of April 20-27, including a hammer. A store employee in the 21000 block of East Country Vista Drive reportedly …
Wed., April 29, 2015, 2:43 p.m.
FBI arrests fugitive accused of child molestation in Spokane
A Rhode Island man suspected of molesting three girls while working as a gymnastics coach was arrested in Spokane today after more than 10 years on the lam.
UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2015, 5:52 p.m.
State of emergency declared in Baltimore with 15 police officers injured in riots
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who …
Mon., April 27, 2015, 1:49 p.m.
Police: Couple planned baseball bat attack on employer
A married couple is accused of planning the February attack on the owner of an Italian restaurant after a fight over employment.
Thu., April 23, 2015, 12:15 p.m.
Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation for military leak
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, has been sentenced to two years’ probation and a $100,000 …
Thu., April 23, 2015
Liberty Lake Police Blotter: Vehicle prowls continue to rise
Vehicle prowls continue to be on the upswing in Liberty Lake, but one person was arrested and police are working to identify several other suspects thought to be involved. Police …
Wed., April 22, 2015
Man pleads guilty to killing woman in 2011, days after prison release
A 28-year-old man faces 30 years in prison for killing a 48-year-old woman in August 2011 just days after his release from federal prison on unrelated child sex charges. Derrick …
Tue., April 21, 2015, 10:03 a.m.
US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves …
Tue., April 21, 2015, 9:12 a.m.
Penalty phase opens in Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) — The life-or-death phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor showing the jury a photo of Tsarnaev giving the …
Mon., April 20, 2015, 9:35 a.m.
New charges added for Browne’s Addition collision suspects
Two men accused of fleeing from police in Browne’s Addition last Friday face new charges thanks to the methamphetamine officers found in their vehicle.
UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2015, 5:28 p.m.
Police say suspect attempted to use officer’s Taser
Spokane police arrested two men in Browne’s Addition who fled after crashing a car Friday, one of whom attempted to shoot a police officer with his own taser.
Fri., April 17, 2015, 12:12 p.m.
Woman accused of attacking man with sharpened tree branch
A Spokane woman is accused of using a sharpened tree branch and knife to attack a man she lives with.
Thu., April 16, 2015, 11:58 a.m.
Developer Harlan Douglass accused of slapping opposing lawyer
For 24 hours, prominent Spokane developer Harlan Douglass was known as Spokane County Jail inmate number 401869.
Thu., April 16, 2015
Liberty Lake police blotter: Thieves make hundreds in string of car prowls
Vehicle prowls are back on the map in Liberty Lake, with thieves making off with hundreds of dollars of valuables April 6 to 13. A resident in the 1100 block …
Wed., April 15, 2015, 1:38 p.m.
Couple accused of drug smuggling during Valentine’s Day prison visit
A man serving time at Airway Heights Corrections Center is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the prison with help from his fiancee.
Wed., April 15, 2015, 12:33 p.m.
University High bomb threat linked to Moses Lake student
Investigators are seeking the cell phone records of a 16-year-old Columbia Basin Job Corps student who they believe may have made a bomb threat to University High School.
UPDATED: Mon., April 13, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
Sunday night Spokane shooting started with bar fight
Cameron J. Peterson, 47, faces first-degree assault charges in connection with a Sunday night shooting near the Special K Tavern.
UPDATED: Mon., April 13, 2015, 2:55 p.m.
Person of interest in Hauser Lake shooting arrested
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting Sunday night in Hauser Lake, Idaho.
Fri., April 10, 2015, 2:13 p.m.
Penalty phase of marathon bombing trial to start after race
BOSTON (AP) — The second phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on April 21, after the second anniversary of the attack and the day …
Fri., April 10, 2015, 10:29 a.m.
N. Idaho woman sentenced to 15 years for killing husband
WALLACE, Idaho — A North Idaho woman who shot and killed her husband and then left his body in their bedroom for more than a year has been sentenced to …
Thu., April 9, 2015, 4:12 p.m.
Investigators found guns, a silencer and hash oil at house of chiropractor charged in arson
Federal authorities found hash oil, more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition and guns at the home of a Spokane Valley man accused of plotting arson to collect insurance money on …
Thu., April 9, 2015, 9:58 a.m.
Stolen cabin found outside of Springdale
Stevens County sheriff’s deputies have located a cabin stolen from a family’s rural property near Springdale.
Thu., April 9, 2015, 8:54 a.m.
Detectives seek naked man who assaulted elderly women in Deer Park
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking public help to locate a naked man who assaulted two elderly women in their residence north of Deer Park.
Thu., April 9, 2015
Liberty Lake woman suspects ex is behind incidents
A woman in the 1900 block of North Cavalier Road in Liberty Lake has reported several incidents that she believes involve her ex-boyfriend. She first reported on March 27 that …