Stories tagged: theft
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.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 1:42 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:28 a.m.
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.
Sun., April 8, 2018, 11:42 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
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.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
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.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
Amarillo police investigate theft of 4K antique lighters
Amarillo police are investigating a burglary in which thieves lifted about 4,000 antique lighters.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 7:08 a.m.
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.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
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.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Man arrested after vases disappear from SW Idaho cemeteries
A 22-year-old man is in custody after about 200 vases went missing from headstones in cemeteries in southwestern Idaho.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Clinkerdagger releases footage of painting heist
The Clinkerdagger restaurant doesn’t have its stolen paintings back, but it is closer to identifying the culprits.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Spokane police arrest suspected North Central mail thief
Police arrested a woman Saturday suspected of mail theft in Spokane’s North Central neighborhood.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
Man arrested for taking blowtorch to north Spokane Numerica Credit Union ATM
In the early morning hours of Nov. 26, Spokane police suspect 29-year-old Kirk Fisher pulled up to the Numerica Credit Union branch at 303 E. Lyons Ave. and took a …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Nampa nurse sentenced to prison after stealing drugs
An Idaho nurse who was accused of stealing prescription drugs from residents of the retirement and assisted living home where she worked has been sentenced to more than two years …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Kennewick mayor’s woes mount with ethics complaint
A self-appointed government watchdog is pursuing theft and code of ethics charges against Kennewick Mayor Steve Young over his role in a Hanford discrimination lawsuit.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Indonesia graft suspect detained after doctors clear health
Indonesia’s anti-graft commission has arrested the speaker of the country’s Parliament who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged role in the theft of $170 million of public money.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Woman pleads guilty to stealing from vehicles of Freeman High parents
Renee Mann, one of three people accused of stealing from vehicles parked near Freeman High in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 13 school shooting, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Woman gets prison for $900K theft from Zirkle Fruit
The ringleader behind a nearly $900,000 theft from Zirkle Fruit Company has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for a payroll scheme.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Woman pleads guilty to embezzling from boat victims’ fund
A Cheney business owner convicted of stealing $14,000 from a memorial fund has been ordered to pay the money back.
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Seattle police officer charged with skipping 55 days of work
Authorities said a veteran Seattle police officer has been charged with theft for skipping 55 days of work over the past year while still collecting pay and benefits.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Police: Moving help unwitting accomplices in Montana theft
Police in Montana say a man told friends he needed help moving and got their unwitting help stealing $40,000 worth of items from another man’s home.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Sonic reports ‘unusual activity’ on some credit cards
Sonic says there’s been some “unusual activity” on credit cards used at some of its restaurants.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Second woman, man suspected of snatching purse belonging to Freeman High School parent arrested
It was in the middle of the chaos surrounding a school shooting last week that three people saw opportunity rather than heartbreak. While parents sped along traffic-clogged U.S. Highway 27, …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Equipment stolen from crews fighting Oregon wildfire
A thief made away with thousands of dollars of firefighting equipment taken from trucks parked at a Brookings high school.