Stories tagged: property crimes
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
Spin Control: Washington Senate votes again to crack down on drunk drivers
What does the Senate do after receiving alcoholic gifts from two members? Votes to make a fourth DUI a felony.
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015, 10:33 a.m.
City ramps up security at Manito Park
Security guards now are patrolling Manito Park in response to a rash of property crimes, underage drinking and complaints from neighbors.
Sat., Sept. 7, 2013
Pawnshop database helps area police identify belongings
The Spokane-area Pawn Database System helps police identify and find belongings that were stolen and turned over to pawnshops or other stores. Detectives can search the database by product type, …
Sun., June 23, 2013
Getting a handle on Spokane’s property crime problem
When he was 7, Aaron Crummett got his first bicycle for Christmas. It was stolen from his front yard. He got his second bicycle for his eighth birthday. It was …
Wed., April 11, 2012
Police pinpoint crime calls
A day after Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich declared war on property crimes, the Spokane Police Department sent out a news release highlighting a previously announced initiative designed to combat …
Sat., March 31, 2012
Property crimes to get new focus
City leaders on Friday announced a new plan to investigate property crimes in Spokane that involves more investigators, a greater focus on crime trends and larger investments in technology. The …
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 …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2012, 7:43 p.m.
U.S. attorney used wife’s stolen card to track South Hill burglar
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.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2011
Violent crime declines in Spokane County
The last three weeks have been among the deadliest in Spokane this year. But the three people killed in what investigators ruled were homicides are an exception to a trend …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 6, 2011, 8:15 p.m.
Police arrest suspect in South Hill burglaries
Spokane police have arrested a suspect in a series of burglaries on the South Hill.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2011
Jury convicts man in 2010 rape
A Spokane County jury has convicted a man linked to a rape after his DNA was collected for a property crime conviction. Louis Victor Kuster, 23, is awaiting sentencing after …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2011
Clark: Who cares about property theft when tickets need writing?
The Spokane Police Department has given cash-strapped citizens a way to get through these tough economic times … By turning to burglary.
Thu., Dec. 2, 2010
Inmate escapes from snow detail
A Geiger Corrections Center inmate who was recently ordered to return to a more secure facility escaped Wednesday morning after he was allowed to clean up snow with a work …
Fri., March 5, 2010
ATM thief gets prison term
A longtime felon will serve about two years in prison for a rash of ATM thefts in early 2009. Keith G. Simpson, 44, was sentenced to 25 months in prison …