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  • Getting There: Spokane airport buys land near future runway

    Spokane International Airport is expanding its land holdings to the southwest with the acquisition of 844 acres of unimproved land off the end of a future runway. Louisa Mager of …


  • Car stolen from Otis Orchards Elementary School

    Liberty Lake Police responded to a call at Otis Orchards Elementary School the afternoon of Oct. 29 when no Sheriff’s deputy was available to respond. Staff reported that a man …


  • Family sues dealership over rental car mix-up

    A North Idaho family detained by police at gunpoint after their loaner car from a Spokane BMW dealership was mistakenly reported stolen is suing Lithia Motors and Camp Automotive. Casey …


  • Chase ends with snooze

    It started with what appeared to be a drug-fueled joy ride in a stolen pickup truck. It ended with a nap. Spokane police arrested Benjamin P. Aleto, 27, Tuesday night …


  • Flying farmer spots his stolen truck

    A man has been arrested after a Grant County farmer flying his private plane spotted a truck and two trailers that had been stolen from his farm last week. Kevin …


  • CopDots help keep tabs on property

    For a city recently ranked fourth in the nation for car thefts, calling property crime a hot-button issue might be an understatement. Brent McLaws’ technology company, with its U.S. headquarters …


  • Reward offered for stolen 1968 Pontiac Firebird

    Spokane Valley property crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a stolen vehicle.


  • Accord leads list of Top 10 most-stolen in WA

    Washington car thieves can’t shake their devotion to Japanese autos. A list of the ten most-stolen cars in the state last year is topped by the 1992 Honda Accord and …


  • Theft victims will phone it in

    Spokane police officers soon will no longer respond in person to take reports of stolen vehicles. It’s a move, officials say, to “work smarter” and more efficiently after several rounds …


  • Internet ads help police recover stolen car, bike

    Spokane Valley detectives recovered a stolen classic car and a stolen motorcycle after searching two Spokane Valley homes Wednesday. The 1936 Ford Coupe was stolen Dec. 21, and the victim’s …


  • Brothers arrested on vehicle prowling

    Two brothers were arrested on suspicion of vehicle prowling Wednesday in north Spokane after police matched their shoes to footprints left in the snow near a stolen car.


  • Local police say stolen cars often recovered in one piece

    While stolen cars serve different purposes for thieves, chances are the vehicle is a Honda or Toyota. The list of the top 10 most-stolen cars in America and in Spokane …


  • Two men carjacked at drive-through

    Spokane police are looking for two men who carjacked a Mitsubishi Lancer at a restaurant drive-through lane early Monday morning.


  • Man arrested after officers chase stolen vehicle

    A fugitive sex offender armed with knives and driving a stolen vehicle led officers on a chase Monday through west Spokane, police said.


  • Device helps police recover stolen cars

    A Spokane Valley police officer recovered three stolen cars in less than four hours Sunday.


  • Chase ends with crash, power outage, arrest of driver

    A driver crashed a stolen vehicle early this morning, knocking out power in the vicinity of Indiana Avenue and Monroe Street and leading to the arrest of a 40-year-old man.


  • Van stolen here 35 years ago turns up in shipping container

    Customs agents got a little surprise last month when they opened a shipping container headed for The Netherlands: A 1965 Volkswagen van, in immaculate condition, that was reported stolen in …


  • Motorcyclist crashes after short chase suspended

    The driver of a stolen motorcycle crashed and was arrested this morning in north Spokane just after a chase by law officers was suspended because of public safety concerns.


  • Spokane, Yakima, Seattle rank high in car thefts

    The Northwest Insurance Council says the number of vehicle thefts in Washington declined 25 percent last year to about 32,000.