Stories tagged: shoplifting
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 5:37 P.M.
Hayden shoplifting suspect went big, left store with 2 loaded carts
An accused shoplifter in North Idaho walked out of a Walmart store as if she had won a shopping spree. Jennifer L. Dossett of Coeur d’Alene allegedly pushed two carts …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 10:43 A.M.
Detectives ask for public’s help in finding Spokane Valley thieves
Sheriff’s detectives investigating a theft in Spokane Valley are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who walked out out of a store without paying for two security …
TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2015, 1:38 P.M.
Idaho court upholds use of burglary law against Wal-Mart shoplifter
The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the state’s burglary law in a Kootenai County case that challenged it as unconstitutional, because a man who shoplifted items from Walmart was charged …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
In brief: Women accused of stealing merchandise, abandoning children
A 31-year-old woman allegedly abandoned two children last week at a Home Depot in Spokane Valley after an employee caught her stealing inventory. Amber M. Elliott is accused of trying …
MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015, 5:29 P.M.
Suspected shoplifter who died while detained by store guard identified
The suspected shoplifter who died last week while being detained by a store security guard in Coeur d’Alene has been identified as 35-year-old Andrew M. Dearmin.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
Shoplifting suspect dies near N. Idaho supermarket
A shoplifting suspect died Wednesday night in Coeur d’Alene after he was held on the ground by a loss prevention officer from a nearby grocery store, police said. The 35-year-old …
SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Al G. Barnes Wild Animal Circus was in town, and nearly every seat was filled for the performances at Recreation Park.
THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015
Doug Clark: Bubblegum warrant beats getting chewed out by My Old Man
So the Kootenai County prosecutor has admitted that putting a warrant out on a 9-year-old who’s accused of grabbing bubblegum from a grocery store was not, um, warranted. “I have …
SATURDAY, JAN. 3, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Two Washington Water Power meter installers got a hissing, slithering surprise in the basement of the old Club Cafe on Howard Street.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
Employees help thwart shoplifting attempts
A trio of would-be shoplifters had their plans foiled by police and store employees over the weekend. Chad Burk, 40, was arrested late Friday after witnesses said he left a …
THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014, 10:52 A.M.
Spokane Police asking for help identifying robbers
A man and a woman captured on surveillance video threatened to shoot and stab witnesses when confronted after a suspected shoplifting at a Spokane Fred Meyer store on Saturday, police …
SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
Court can, technically, get many in a lather
It was the squirt of lotion heard ’round the world. Or at least heard ’round the Washington state Supreme Court chambers.
FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012, 7:38 A.M.
Spokane clerk punches man armed with knife
SPOKANE — When a Spokane drugstore clerk confronted a suspected shoplifter early today he pulled out a knife and threatened her.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
‘Stolen’ hot dog, 99 cents. Baffled jurors, priceless
Call it the great hot dog caper. Or maybe the greatly overblown hot dog caper would be more accurate. One day last December, Eastern Washington University student John Richardson got …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
Shawn Vestal: Shoplifting sentence puts eye on prosecutors
Justice is blind, they say. And sometimes it’s dumb. Take the case of the $163 shoplifter and the 799-day prosecution. The overworked Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office overcharged a young woman …
SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2011
‘Forgetful’ diners get the run-down from angry waitress
There are a million crime stories in the big, or actually midsize, city. Here are two minor but entertaining ones. First, the Dine-n-Dash Sprint.
SUNDAY, JAN. 9, 2011
Woman can’t shake felony’s impact
Kristin Bell had what she calls a moment of weakness that has turned into a 2 1/2-year legal nightmare and forced her to give up a dream of ever working …
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
Police say meat thief sold plunder at bars
Patrons in a Spokane Valley pub thought the meat salesman was legit when he walked into the bar a month ago selling frozen steaks. “He had a little uniform on …
THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 1997
Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting
Spokane police are investigating a report of shots fired at homes early Saturday morning. Shots were fired from a vehicle in the 2800 block of East Nebraska at 3 a.m. …
THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 1996
Pickup Driver Takes Shot At Fleeing Car
A teenage driver and two friends were threatened by a man with a gun early Monday, but sped away before a shot was fired. The 18-year-old driver told deputies a …