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It’s Open Season For Burglars

With warmer weather and longer daylight hours, Spokane Valley residents appear to be making it easier for would-be burglars. The number of burglaries that occurred after intruders were able to …


Robber Holds Up North Side Bank

A man robbed a bank Monday afternoon in north Spokane, police said. A robber told a teller at U.S. Bank, 3909 N. Lincoln, that he had a weapon, said Dick …


Computer Theft Suspect Scuffles With Store Owner

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Spokane man accused of selling a stolen computer to a Valley computer store and scuffling with the store owner. Sidney Randall, 34, was arrested …


3-Year-Old’s Call To 911 Saves Mom Robber Kidnapped Pair, Left Mother Locked In Car Trunk

Right before an armed robber locked Mary Graves in the sweltering trunk of her car, she dialed 911 on her cellular phone and slipped it to her 3-year-old daughter. The …


Man Sentenced In Bank Robberies

A Newport, Wash., man must spend almost seven years in prison for robbing three banks in Spokane in 1993. Arthur W. Schultz, 47, was sentenced last week by U.S. District …


Brothers Given Prison Sentences

Two brothers who used a BB pistol to rob cabdrivers, restaurants and a bank have been sentenced to prison. Scott Dean Brammer, 34, and his brother Richard, 32, both transients, …


North Market Grocery Store Robbed

A man pretending to buy M&Ms; robbed a grocery store clerk at 10 p.m. Sunday at Safeway, 4512 N. Market. When the clerk opened the cash register for change, the …


3 Arrested After Woman Stripped, Beaten

1. Lloyd 2. Vigneri 3. Zyph


Apartment Fire Forces Evacuation

A fire at an apartment complex early Saturday morning caused about $35,000 worth of damage. Firefighters arrived at 10101 E. Main at about 4:50 a.m. and saw a column of …


Girl Reports Attack By Man At Park

An 11-year-old girl told authorities that a man tried to attack her at Edgecliff Park last Friday. The girl saw a tan-colored pickup truck stop in the middle of a …


Robber Gets 20-Year Term

Aaron Wayne Coats


Spokane Police Arrest Robbery Suspect

Spokane police arrested a 22-year-old man they believe robbed at least one North Side business last week. Lorenco Jacobs, 702 S. Oak, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on …


Police Suspect Armed Robberies May Be Linked Officials Nervous Because Gunmen Seem Unafraid To Pull Weapons

The burst of armed robberies in north Spokane this week is once again making police edgy, especially because the gunmen are pulling their weapons and aren’t afraid of drawing attention …


Two Men Rob North-Side Store

Two men robbed a north Spokane convenience store Tuesday night, firing rounds from a revolver as they came in and left, police said. Before they walked inside Grocery Boys Empire, …


Man With Machete Arrested For Robbery

FOR THE RECORD: Tuesday, April 18, 1995 CORRECTION: A Spokane woman arrested for first-degree robbery last week does not live at 609 E. Wellesley, according to residents and their landlord. …


Taco Shop Robbed

A man armed with a knife robbed a north Spokane fast-food restaurant Thursday night. The robber displayed the knife and demanded money from a clerk at 9:45 p.m. at Taco …


Police Trying To Clarify Assault, Robbery Report

A 23-year-old Coeur d’Alene man reported being robbed at gunpoint by several males. Jason Leslie Gomez told police he was struck in the face with a pistol butt and robbed …


Woman Robbed At Cash Machine

A 21-year-old Spokane woman was assaulted as she was using a South Hill cash machine Monday night. The victim told police she went to the SeaFirst Bank automatic teller machine …


3 Teenagers Accost 2 Girls, Take Jacket

Three teenage girls strong-armed an 11-year-old girl near the Hillyard Pool on Saturday and stole her jacket. The victim had been walking with another girl near the pool at Columbia …


Teenager Shot In Arm By Youths Who Wanted Jacket

A Spokane teenager was shot in the arm early Saturday after two youths demanded his coat. Chris Silva, 19, was walking with a woman near College and Nettleton when the …


Armed Man Robs North Spokane Bank

A gray-haired man held up a north Spokane bank Monday afternoon, police said. The robber entered First Interstate Bank, N7404 Division, shortly before 5 p.m. and showed a revolver to …


Theft Of Pizza Nets A 25-To-Life Term

A man who stole a slice of pizza from some children last summer was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison under the state’s “three-strikes” law. Jerry Dewayne …


Convenience Store Robbed

A man with a handgun robbed the Circle K convenience store at W4807 Nine Mile Road early Sunday. The clerk told Spokane police he was waiting on two teenagers when …


Bandits Climb Aboard Sailboat, Shoot Couple

A U.S. citizen was killed and his wife wounded Sunday when bandits climbed aboard their sailboat off Panama’s Pacific coast, a spokesman for the U.S. Southern Command said. The couple’s …


Suspect Apprehended In Armed Robbery

A 35-year-old Spokane man was arrested Saturday in connection with the armed robbery of a convenience store Friday. Jeffrey C. Tipton, N7320 Crestline, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Saturday after …


Man Robs Convenience Store, Takes Chocolate Milk

A bearded man with a handgun and a taste for chocolate robbed a Spokane convenience store at 6:15 a.m. Saturday. “The dude just came in went to the cooler and …


Man Robs Downtown Bank

A man robbed a U.S. Bank in downtown Spokane on Wednesday, police said. The robber went into the bank at W508 Third about 1:30 p.m., wrote on a deposit slip …


Suspect In Carjacking Cases Wanted For Jumping Bail

A man minor injuries Friday afternoon in a two-car collision downtown. The officer, Rob Boothe, was responding to a fight at Second and Howard about 5:25 p.m., said police spokesman …


`One-Sided’ Fight At West Valley High Leads To Arrest Of Student

A West Valley High School student was arrested on drug and assault charges Tuesday morning after fighting with another student. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the school about 7 a.m. …


Bandit Hits Bank

A man with a gun robbed a Spokane bank Friday afternoon, police said. The robber walked into the US Bank, W102 Indiana, at 4:35 p.m., Spokane Police Sgt. Larry Adams …