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Resident shoots, injures armed invader

A resident trying to protect himself during a home invasion shot and seriously wounded one of two invaders early Monday. Spokane police said the intruder underwent surgery at a Spokane …


Home invasion results in shooting of one suspect

Spokane Police this morning reported that a home invasion about 2 a.m. led to the shooting of one of two invaders by a resident trying to protect himself.


Pharmacy robberies stop with arrests

No pharmacy robberies have been reported in Spokane since the arrests of a young couple charged with a string of gunpoint holdups that included a Shopko robbed of OxyContin as …


Spokane police want children safe in cars

Starting today, Spokane police will be putting an emphasis on making sure children are strapped into their car seats properly.


Suspect killed during officer-involved shooting

A 22-year-old Deer Park man with an addiction to meth was released from jail less than a month before he was fatally shot in North Spokane while fleeing from Spokane …


Smart Bombs: The oversight blues

If the city of Spokane can ever be bothered with a moment of introspection, it is going to look back on the past three years as a blown opportunity to …


Spokane Police logs 3/11/2009 and 3/16/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for March 11 and March 16, 2009.


Officer Olsen’s fate rests with jurors

The fate of suspended Spokane police Officer Jay Olsen, charged with shooting Shonto Pete in the head and sending a volley of bullets into Peaceful Valley two years ago, is …


Spokane Police logs 3/9/2009 and 3/10/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for March 9 and March 10, 2009.


School measures passing

Even in times of economic uncertainty, voters today seem willing to increase property taxes in support of Spokane-area schools.


Olsen hit with damages suit

In the midst of his assault trial, suspended Spokane police Officer Jay Olsen has been hit with a federal lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages for shooting Shonto Pete in the …


Slain man prone to violence, Starks’ son says

The Spokane man shot to death by his wife in what she said was self-defense was prone to “violent outbursts” and hit his son, the teen testified Monday, although he …


Spokane Police logs 3/6/2009 to 3/8/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for March 6 to March 8, 2009.


Spokane Police logs 3/3/2009 and 3/4/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for March 3 and 4, 2009.


Witness saw ‘look of terror’

The young man pounding on his door at 3:30 a.m., blood streaming from a head wound, appeared “absolutely petrified,” a former Peaceful Valley resident told a Spokane jury Tuesday. Michael …


Stark back in jail after contact with witness

A woman accused of killing her husband whose first-degree murder trial is expected to start this week is back in jail. Shellye L. Stark, 47, was jailed early Monday evening …


Spokane Police logs 3/2/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for March 2, 2009.


City and SPD want reversal of strip-search ruling

Looking at the prospect of paying more than $1 million in damages, the city of Spokane and its police department tried Monday to convince a federal judge to reverse his …


Spokane Police logs 2/23/2009 to 3/1/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for Feb. 23 to Feb. 28 and March 1, 2009.


Pete testifies in Olsen trial

All he’d wanted was a ride home. But he ended up getting shot in the head by a mysterious pursuer, Shonto Pete told a Spokane jury Monday in the opening …


In brief: Unattended car briefly stolen

An attempted car theft early Sunday morning in north Spokane ended with one man in custody. Spokane police say Jeffrey Walters, 29, tried to steal a car on the 1300 …


Otto Zehm case at crossroads

On the eve of the third anniversary of the police-encounter death of Otto Zehm, a civil rights suit against the city of Spokane and its Police Department could be filed …


Our View: Police evidence building a worthy ballot issue

While roofs around the Inland Northwest were collapsing under December’s record snowfall, the one at 1300 W. Gardner Ave. in Spokane survived. Not that there weren’t anxious moments at the …


Officer’s shooting trial to begin this week

The early-morning shooting of a fleeing man in Peaceful Valley took place two years ago. The trial has been postponed five times. But suspended Spokane police Officer James “Jay” Olsen …


Spokane Police logs 2/20/2009 to 2/22/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2009.


Spokane Police logs 2/17/2009 to 2/19/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, 2009.


Man arrested in stabbing

Spokane police have arrested 45-year-old Terry Cleaver on a first-degree assault charge. He was wanted in connection with the stabbing of a man in the neck and chest on Tuesday …


Spokane Police logs 2/16/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for Feb. 16, 2009.


Spokane Police logs 2/11/2009 to 2/15/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for Feb. 11 to Feb. 15, 2009.


State auditors: Spokane police had millions in ‘unauthorized’ fund

Millions of dollars deposited into a Spokane Police Department drug enforcement fund since the late 1980s were not subject to public scrutiny, a Washington State Auditor’s Office report revealed Wednesday. …