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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.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Former Harlan Douglass assistant must pay $1 million in damages; criminal trial pending

The civil side of a bizarre case involving prominent Spokane developer Harlan Douglass and one of his closest employees came to a close Wednesday afternoon, when 26-year-old Bryan Reilly was …


Bistro owner offers gift certificate for return of cutout

A Vermont restaurant owner says he’ll give whoever returns a life-size cardboard cutout of himself stolen from an airport a $100 gift certificate to dine in.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Two arrested after SWAT standoff in Five Mile

An hours-long SWAT negotiation Tuesday evening in the Five Mile neighborhood ended in the arrest of two convicted felons.


Yakima Valley farms a growing target for thieves

Bring up the subject of theft, and practically every farmer has at least one story. There’s tales of stolen irrigation parts, wire, and batteries from wind machines. But Lower Valley …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Former Rosalia firefighter accused of stealing station’s ambulance on Easter Sunday

A former Rosalia firefighter faces felony charges after Whitman County sheriff’s deputies say he was involved in an early-morning Easter ambulance hijacking.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

Former immigration enforcement lawyer says he stole immigrant IDs

The former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle acknowledged in court Thursday that he stole the identities of people facing immigration proceedings and used them to …


Oregon man admits to stealing from grandmother to gamble

An Oregon man who stole more than $100,000 from his blind, 94-year-old grandmother pleaded guilty to theft charges and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.


Thieves take $400,000 in diamonds in Seattle heist

The Washington State Patrol is seeking help from the public as they investigate a theft of $400,000 in diamonds.


Traffic stop nets stolen weapons, jewelry box from burglary victim’s deceased wife

A suspicious vehicle stop by a Spokane police officer netted three rifles, a shotgun and a jewelry box belonging to a burglary victim’s deceased wife.


Amarillo police investigate theft of 4K antique lighters

Amarillo police are investigating a burglary in which thieves lifted about 4,000 antique lighters.


Rite Aid employee knocked unconscious by shoplifter

A worker at Rite Aid was knocked unconscious Wednesday evening by a shoplifter she was trying to stop.


Thief plucks ATM machine from Portland bank branch

Police say someone used a forklift to steal an ATM in northwest Portland.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Car theft suspect found sleeping in back seat of stolen vehicle

A man was arrested Monday after falling asleep in the back seat of car he allegedly stole, according to the Spokane Sheriff’s Office.