Stories tagged: property crime
Sat., March 30, 2013
Crime unit claims disputed
Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said Friday that the disbanding of the department’s property crimes unit in 2011 is an “urban legend” perpetrated by former administrators looking to boost funding …
Thu., March 21, 2013, 1:25 p.m.
Downtown police patrol arrests burglary suspect
Spokane Police arrested a burglary suspect with outstanding warrants after a chase through downtown this morning.
Sat., Dec. 1, 2012
Sheriff says ad campaign has boosted reports, reduced crime
Local billboards, television and radio spots are telling residents what they can do to lower the crime rate: “Report suspicious activity.” It’s a call to action that Spokane County Sheriff …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2012
Police arrest suspects in Idaho burglary ring
Idaho officials say they have made arrests connected to a daytime burglary ring that was funding a group’s drug addiction. More than 80 residential burglaries have been documented in Kootenai …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012
In brief: Super Nails owner faces felony charges
Spokane police arrested a local business owner Monday on charges of attempted trafficking in stolen property. According to a release, Tien M. Le, 40, owner of Super Nails at 1500 …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012
House raid yields stolen goods stash
It looked like a store threw up on the lawn of a North Spokane home Wednesday, one Spokane County sheriff’s deputy commented, after law enforcement officers uncovered a large cache …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 3:56 p.m.
Burglary victims, detectives sort through raided goods
Sheriff’s deputies raided a housing unit at 415 E. Montgomery St. on Tuesday, and on Wednesday they were still sifting through $200,000 in stolen goods found inside the house, sheriff’s …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2012
Reclaiming an old hobby along with an old bike
When Don Arndt’s motorcycle was stolen from the backyard of his old Spokane Valley home in 1975, he quickly lost hope of ever seeing it, but he never gave up …
Sat., July 14, 2012
Manpower is no object – for the right crimes
There is little that exposes our priorities quite so nakedly as a sensational vice bust. Take the raids on the alleged prostitution rings at local “spas” this week.
Thu., July 5, 2012
Two longtime felons suspected of prowling
A 51-time felon who was told by a judge 10 years ago that “the system’s had enough of you” is back in jail in connection with property crimes police suspect …
Fri., June 22, 2012, 10:59 a.m.
Spokane’s auto theft rate fourth-highest in U.S.
For the second year in a row, Spokane had the fourth-highest auto theft rate in the nation, according to an insurance industry group.
Fri., April 27, 2012
Locator device helps detectives track burglary suspect in Valleyford area
A 50-year-old ex-con accused of burglarizing a south Spokane County home while three children hid was arrested in part because detectives installed an electronic location tracker on his vehicle. The …
Sat., April 21, 2012
Mapping crime won’t eliminate it
If you had to identify the epicenter of Spokane crime, what would you pick? One of the maligned neighborhoods on the near North Side? Somewhere just east of downtown? An …
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2012, 4:48 p.m.
Spokane burglary suspect is repeat offender
A burglary suspect accused of stealing a truck and gun from a northwest Spokane home is a repeat offender with a 19-year history of property crimes, police say.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2012
With no SPD property crimes unit, neighbors helping others
The thieves are brazen in Veronica Evans’ neighborhood. They kicked in her door three weeks ago and ransacked her home, stealing valuables and leaving her fearful. They’ve hit other homes …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
Judicial appointee helps track suspect
An assistant U.S. attorney and appointee for a federal judgeship helped identify a suspect in a string of South Hill burglaries by tracking his wife’s stolen coffee shop card. Tom …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2011
Spokane police to investigate fewer thefts, burglaries
If you’re a victim of a burglary, theft or car prowling in Spokane, don’t expect to get the crime solved. The Spokane Police Department announced Wednesday the official elimination of …
Thu., June 9, 2011
Spokane Valley Police Department Crime report mixed
The 2010 crime rate numbers are in for the Spokane Valley Police Department and show mixed results. Violent crimes are down, but property crimes are up. Those results follow the …