Stories tagged: crime
Sun., Oct. 26, 2014
Police investigate attacks on Spokane’s homeless
William Faust was asleep when the beating began. A rock cracked down on his skull once, then again. The attacker kept hitting, not letting up until most of Faust’s clothing …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, 12:08 p.m.
Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, 2:50 a.m.
Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
Spokane doctor Craig Morgenstern faces federal charges
A Spokane doctor accused of drugging and raping a teen last weekend at his Nine Mile Falls home now faces federal charges after authorities say he took young boys on …
Fri., Oct. 24, 2014, 4:25 p.m.
Morgenstern faces federal charges for alleged sexual assault in Idaho
Craig Morgenstern, 45, now faces federal criminal charges for his alleged involvement in an ongoing plot to drug and molest children, according to court records.
Fri., Oct. 24, 2014
Child-luring suspect accused of preying on prostitutes
Sheriff’s deputies believe a man arrested last week in connection with a kidnapping and several child-luring incidents may have also been preying on prostitutes. Konstantin A. Sergienko has been charged …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 10:36 a.m.
Police arrest armed coffee stand robbery suspect
After a struggle, Spokane Police arrested a man suspected of robbing two coffee stands Wednesday evening.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 12:37 p.m.
Fatal hit-and-run suspect was drinking with victim before collision
The man arrested Wednesday for allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian on state Highway 2 had been drinking with the victim at a local bar prior to the collision, according …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
VA doctor arrested for alleged sex crimes
A Nine Miles Falls physician accused of drugging and raping a 13-year-old boy early Saturday is in the Stevens County Jail facing charges of child rape and possession of child …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Liberty Lake blotter: Man reports loss of $43,000 from bank account
Two fraud reports came in to the Liberty Lake Police Department the week of Oct. 13-20, one of them topping $40,000. The first report came from a resident of Key …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago William A. Pinkerton, head of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, stopped in Spokane to say that he expected business to be booming over the …
Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 3:24 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office seeks help identifying vehicle
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help identifying the driver or owner of a vehicle suspected in an assault and attempted robbery.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 10:04 p.m.
WSP arrests Deer Park man in hit-an-run fatality
A hit-and-run collision a mile north of Spokane left a pedestrian dead Wednesday morning.
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014, 2:09 p.m.
Detectives searching for more victims in child luring case
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are hoping to identify additional victims of a man arrested Friday for child luring and kidnapping.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 16, 2014, 1:13 p.m.
Attempted South Hill bank robbery leads to arrest
Spokane police arrested a man allegedly attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank on the South Hill just four minutes after the bank’s alarm sounded.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 16, 2014, 4:17 p.m.
Man in car dealership theft trying to escape zombies
A man accused of breaking into a Buick dealership to steal a car reportedly did it so he could take his mother to Montana to escape the zombie apocalypse.
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Liberty Lake officers called out for phantom burglary suspects
Unusual burglary suspects were reported to Liberty Lake police recently. A man called officers from the 22000 block of East Country Vista Drive just before 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 …
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, 8:43 a.m.
Mead builder faces criminal charge
A Mead builder has been charged with a gross misdemeanor in King County court after allegedly bilking West Side homeowners out of more than $12,000.
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
Police: Six arrests made in South Hill burglary spree
Spokane police arrested six people last weekend suspected in a string of South Hill home break-ins and garage burglaries. The announcement came a day after Spokane County filed paperwork laying …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 14, 2014, 4:54 p.m.
Four arrested in connection with South Hill burglaries
Spokane Police arrested four individuals Saturday night in connection with a string of 45 reported residential and garage burglaries in Manito, Comstock and Cannon Hill.
Mon., Oct. 13, 2014, 12:39 p.m.
Spokane Valley woman subdued after threatening deputies with knives
Spokane County deputies disarmed a woman who threatened them with knives on Sunday afternoon.
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014, 12:23 p.m.
Suspect in Beverly Hills assault back behind bars in Spokane
Mark Merrifield, 37, was booked into Spokane County Jail late Thursday facing potential charges of possessing a stolen motor vehicle and possessing a dangerous weapon. Detectives in California have tied …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Items taken from home in annual tour
A couple of unusual theft calls were received by the Liberty Lake Police Department the week of Sept. 29 to Oct. 6. Several decorative items placed in a new home …
Fri., Oct. 3, 2014
Man investigated for California sex assault released from Spokane jail
A man facing multiple felony charges in Spokane and under investigation for a sexual assault in Beverly Hills, California, posted bond at the county jail this week hours after police …
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014, 12:27 p.m.
Police: Coffee stand robbers armed with fake gun
Three men were arrested following a pair of attempted coffee stand robberies Tuesday afternoon. Police say they used a fake gun in the stick-ups.
Tue., Sept. 30, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
Lewiston police arrest suspected heroin dealer
Lewiston police are seeking drug trafficking charges after discovering more than 80 grams of heroin in a motel room belonging to a suspected dealer earlier this month.
Tue., Sept. 30, 2014, 10:35 a.m.
Police looking for man who robbed South Hill ice cream shop
Police are looking for a man they say robbed a South Hill ice cream shop Monday night.
Mon., Sept. 29, 2014
The Rock Doc: Study of nuclear forensics helps fight crime
As a kid, I read the Sherlock Holmes stories and the mysteries of Agatha Christie. As an adult, I wrote four mysteries that focused on a Quaker heroine solving crimes …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014, 10:10 a.m.
Pope removes divisive bishop in Paraguay
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who had clashed with his fellow bishops on ideological grounds and promoted a priest accused of …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014
Man pleads guilty to robbery in drug deal
The brother of a teen accused of murder pleaded guilty this week to a charge stemming from a drug deal robbery that ended in a shooting in January. Jahvory Kinard, …