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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID

To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer’s chicken dinner, detectives didn’t need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Indictment says two former employees embezzled at least $800,000 from Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood’s former accounting manager, Melissa K. Foeller, and former Chief Financial Officer Christopher A. Wyatt each face five counts of grand theft.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

Suspect faces felony charge for attempted package theft in North Central neighborhood

A 20-year-old man who was caught stealing a package from the front porch of a home in Spokane’s North Central neighborhood said he did it because he was bored, according …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 7:05 a.m.

Here’s how to keep your Christmas packages from getting stolen this year

Mindy Simonson remembers watching a video of a thief from her front-door camera. Dressed in everyday clothing, a person she’s never seen walked up to her front door and wedged …


Police catch burglars after victim finds stolen items for sale online

Spokane Police officers arrested two men Saturday in connection with the theft of guns and guitars from cars. Police caught the suspects after the victim of the burglaries helped police …


Spokane police arrest alleged thieves after victim tracks stolen goods online

A burglary victim was able to track his stolen property through an online selling app, leading to the arrest of two men over the weekend.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Police dog forces surrender of suspected Spokane Valley home burglar on drug binge

A man who told Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies he hadn’t slept in four days because of to being high on meth and heroin was arrested Monday under suspicion of breaking …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Former president of Freeman High fundraising group arrested on charges of theft

A former leader of a Freeman High School parent-teacher group was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing over $6,000 from the group’s bank account for personal items.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

U.S. charges China-controlled company in trade secrets theft

The Justice Department has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Former Freeman school district fundraising president under investigation for theft

The former president and treasurer of the Freeman school district’s nonprofit fundraising group is under investigation for first-degree theft after allegedly stealing more than $6,000 from the group’s bank account.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Former president of Washington State Bar Association charged with stealing from Spokane law firms

The former president of the Washington State Bar Association has been charged with stealing from two Spokane law firms where she previously worked.


State auditors investigating ‘suspected loss of public funds’ in Spokane County

An anonymous tipster this week alerted several local news outlets to the investigation, saying a large amount of taxpayer money had been stolen by an employee of the county’s risk …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Detectives ask for help it identify man accused of theft, assault at north Spokane Safeway

Investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who stole alcohol from a Safeway, punched a worker and fled on a Razor scooter in July. The Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Child safe, vehicle located after both stolen in Spokane Valley Wednesday morning

A mother making a stop at a Spokane Valley gas station Wednesday morning returned to find her car – and child – missing.


Former Liberty Mutual insurance employee charged for Fraud in Spokane

A former Liberty Mutual insurance employee was charged in Spokane for theft and filing a false insurance claim after she reported her diamond ring went missing and investigators say she …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Spokane police use ‘bait bike’ to arrest three people outside a Safeway store

Spokane police planted an expensive mountain bike to catch thieves Wednesday outside the Safeway grocery store at Mission Avenue and Hamilton Street, an area rife with property crime in recent …


Actress returns laptops, calls theft claims publicity stunt

Two laptops actress Sean Young was accused of stealing from a movie production company that had fired her were returned Tuesday after the new director urged her to “please turn …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

We were all screaming, ‘Oh my god’: How the Horizon Air theft and crash unfolded

Eyewitnesses, Sea-Tac passengers, airport audio and other accounts create a detailed look at the chaos that unfolded as a Horizon Air employee stole a plane and crashed it on Ketron …


Stolen stuffed Spider-Man saved; man facing charges

Shortly before midnight, a window was smashed out at 16 N. Third St. and a 6-foot stuffed Spider-Man figure sitting in a chair of the vacant storefront was taken.


Student charged in elaborate digital money theft scheme

A Massachusetts college student who was named his high school’s valedictorian for his savvy tech skills hacked into unsuspecting investors’ personal cellphones, email and social media accounts to steal at …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape across lake

Thieves carrying out a daring robbery in broad daylight walked into a medieval cathedral in Sweden, smashed open a glass security case and stole priceless gold and jewel-encrusted crowns dating …


Shark Week heist: Thieves captured after making off with aquarium horn shark in baby stroller

Two men have confessed to snatching a small shark from a Texas aquarium’s interactive touch tank, then whisking it away, wrapping it in a blanket and concealing it in a …


Man accused of stealing McDormand’s Oscar ordered to trial

A Los Angeles judge ordered a man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s best actress Oscar statuette to stand trial on a felony grand theft charge.


A Boise-area gym raised money for mass stabbing victims. Someone stole it.

A Boise-area gym on Saturday held a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the June 30 stabbing that killed one girl and injured 8 others. But as the event drew …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

GPS leads police to car stolen from Spokane dealership; suspects arrested

Police arrested a man Wednesday accused of stealing a vehicle from a Spokane car lot, ramming it into police cruisers and leading officers to a remote area in Pend Oreille …


Detectives ask for help to find man who stole $1,800 in power tools in Mead

Spokane County detectives are asking for help identifying a man involved in a June 22 robbery of over $1,800 in DeWalt power tools.


Police arrest man suspected in at least three home burglaries in North Central

Police arrested a man Saturday evening who may be linked to several burglaries in Northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Stolen car catches fire during north Spokane County pursuit

A stolen vehicle caught fire on Hazard Road while the driver was attempting to evade a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy this morning.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

Cat nap kidnap: Cats worth $12,000 are stolen as the Pasco breeder slept

Six exotic – and expensive – Bengal cats were stolen from a Pasco breeder while she slept.


Bee on the lookout: Georgia keeper stung by $20K hive heist

A Georgia beekeeper says thieves stole dozens of hives, taking off with up to $20,000 worth of equipment.