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UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Police seeking community’s help identifying Apple thief

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies would like some help nabbing an Apple thief.


Former ClickIt RV employee stole Porsche from business, police say

Police are accusing a former ClickIt Auto & RV employee of stealing a 2001 Porsche Boxter from the company last month.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Idaho Vandals football players charged with theft

Police say two University of Idaho football players stole more than $100 of food from a Walmart, according to a report by KHQ-TV.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

State auditors complete probe into ‘major theft of public funds’ in Spokane County

County Commissioner Mary Kuney, Auditor Vicky Dalton and Risk Management Director Steve Bartel are expected to discuss the findings of the investigation during a news conference Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Spokane police investigating woman accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from SNAP

Spokane police believe a former property manager in charge of multiple SNAP properties stole nearly $200,000 from the nonprofit over a four-year period.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Police arrest suspected South Hill package theft who reportedly drew knife on neighbor

Police arrested a suspected package thief Wednesday who’s accused of drawing a knife on a South Hill resident.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Post Office in Inchelium burglarized, alarm disabled and packages torn open

The U.S. Post Office in Inchelium was burglarized last weekend.


100 years ago in Spokane: IRS worker explains the income tax

An Internal Revenue Service collector in Spokane attempted to explain the complex rules regarding a relatively recent kind of tax, the federal income tax.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Woman wakes up to find alleged burglar sleeping on bedroom floor

Police arrested a man after he was found sleeping on a woman’s bedroom floor Tuesday morning, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department.


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: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.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 …