Stories tagged: theft
Thu., Aug. 11, 2011
Candidate refuses to disclose funds’ source
A Spokane City Council candidate is refusing to disclose where he’s getting thousands of dollars that he says is funding his campaign. Chris Bowen, who is running for an open …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2011
Church burglaries lead to felony charges
A series of church burglaries last year has led to 23 felony charges against four suspects. The burglaries, which police say began when the main suspect and his mother stole …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2011
Ponzi scheme victim objects to plea deal
A former Sandpoint real estate agent has pleaded guilty to six federal felonies for a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $2 million. Dale Edward Lowell, 59, now of …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2011
Formidable foursome for would-be crooks
One of the more interesting SCOPE (Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort) stations in Spokane Valley may be the Trentwood station. Not only is it located inside an apartment in the …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2011
Metal thefts nearly sink Colville boat firm
A Colville boat factory nearly went out of business when a trusted supervisor sold an estimated $556,000 worth of stolen aluminum to a Spokane scrap metal dealer. It took more …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 2, 2011, 4:07 p.m.
Elder neglect suspect arrested on felony theft charge
The man charged with mistreating a 106-year-old Kettle Falls woman was arrested today at a hearing initially set to allow him to appoint a new attorney to represent him in …
Fri., July 22, 2011
Gun leads to suspect in Stevens County fatal shooting
When a gunman shot and killed a 63-year-old retiree in a quiet Colville-area neighborhood, detectives say he left behind a crucial piece of evidence: The suspected murder weapon. A handgun …
UPDATED: Thu., July 21, 2011, 8:30 p.m.
Arrest made in Colville homicide; botched burglary suspected
A 26-year-old man who police believe killed a Colville-area homeowner during a botched burglary attempt is in custody.
Wed., July 20, 2011, 11:45 a.m.
Carjacking suspects arrested after fiery crash
Four juveniles crashed a stolen car in a high-speed chase with police early today, officials said.
Tue., July 19, 2011, 11:18 a.m.
Carjackers steal Subaru, handgun in east Spokane
A man was beaten and robbed of his car this morning after picking up four men in Spokane Valley, police said.
Sat., July 16, 2011
Vandals have once again struck the popular Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley, this time making off with a 5-foot-tall yellow fiberglass inchworm. Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation staff noticed the …
Tue., June 28, 2011
Quick-thinking citizens earn police chief’s plaudits
For Dillon Fabie, there was no decision to be made. Just an adrenaline rush and a quick sprint across a parking lot and there he was, restraining a suspected purse …
Thu., June 23, 2011
Liberty Lake blotter: Locked, unlocked vehicles hit by thieves
A rash of vehicle prowls has kept the Liberty Lake Police Department busy. Some residents are finding their unlocked cars ransacked while a few have had to deal with broken-out …
Wed., June 22, 2011
Deputy won’t be charged in shooting
No charges will be filed against a Stevens County sheriff’s deputy who shot a burglary suspect as he was in bed reaching for a gun. Deputy Travis Frizzell was justified …
Fri., June 3, 2011
Abominable act ends happily for sasquatch
An 8-foot-tall sasquatch taken from a downtown Spokane store was recovered this week at Medical Lake High School. The steel sculpture was taken from Roost, a home décor store at …
Fri., May 13, 2011
Five accused of kidnapping, torture
Five suspects have been accused of kidnapping and torturing a Spokane woman before shaving her head and writing “narc” and “thief” on her face. Waylon M. “Creeper” Azure, 33, pleaded …
Wed., April 27, 2011
‘Stolen’ hot dog, 99 cents. Baffled jurors, priceless
Call it the great hot dog caper. Or maybe the greatly overblown hot dog caper would be more accurate. One day last December, Eastern Washington University student John Richardson got …
Tue., April 26, 2011, 10:27 a.m.
Lost cell phone leads to car prowling suspect’s arrest
A 15-year-old car prowler was arrested Monday after he left his cell phone inside a victimized vehicle and the owner called his mother, Spokane Valley police said today.
Fri., April 22, 2011
Repeat convict Hall gets 16 years
One of Spokane’s most notorious career criminals is headed to federal prison for 16 years. Eddie Ray Hall, who turns 47 next month, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court …
Fri., April 1, 2011
Police link burglary suspect to gun used in slaying
A suspected serial burglar tracked by police using a GPS device is believed to have stolen the gun that was later used in a gang-related murder. Robert J. Frates’ arrest …
Mon., Feb. 7, 2011, 2:22 p.m.
Robbery suspect wanted after ditching drug rehab
A robbery suspect allowed to leave jail for drug rehabilitation is wanted by police for escape.
Thu., Jan. 20, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
Thieves steal from Valley church
A large amount of electronic equipment was stolen from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Spokane Valley this week.
Sat., Jan. 15, 2011
Police: Bad checks easy to spot
A former Kootenai County chief deputy clerk accused of stealing nearly $140,000 over 10 years used correction fluid to try to cover her crimes, a police report alleges. Detectives easily …
Thu., Jan. 13, 2011, 1:32 p.m.
Avista storage site looted
Someone stole more than $5,000 worth of tools and copper wire from an Avista Utilities storage site in Spokane Valley early Wednesday.
Thu., Jan. 13, 2011
Ex-official for Kootenai County charged
One count of grand theft was filed Wednesday against a former Kootenai County deputy clerk accused of embezzlement. “A summons … for Ms. Martinson should have been issued this morning,” …
Thu., Dec. 23, 2010
Men stealing rug caught on video
Spokane police are looking for help identifying two men who stole from a thrift shop.
Wed., Dec. 22, 2010, 7:09 p.m.
Suspects arrested in burglary at Creach son’s home
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of burglarizing the home of Ernie Creach, son of Wayne Scott Creach, who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy in August.
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
East Trent gas theft prompts three arrests
Three men suspected of trying to steal gas from a commercial van were arrested early Tuesday.
Sat., Dec. 11, 2010
State wraps up audit of ’09 records
Problems that included missing credit card receipts and missing credit card statements seem to be behind Spokane Valley as the state auditor’s office gave the city a clean bill of …
Wed., Dec. 8, 2010
Teen stole from grandfather after finding him dead, police say
Police say a Spokane man had an unusual reaction to his grandfather’s death: grand theft. Anthony S. Jungen, 19, was ordered held Tuesday at the Spokane County Jail in lieu …