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  • CdA police use Facebook to reconnect theft victims, belongings

    After a rash of burglaries, the Coeur d’Alene Police Department is using the Facebook to reconnect victims with their belongings.

  • Suspect in Davenport Hotel fraud convicted in Louisiana

    A man accused of stealing from the Davenport Hotel after being hired under a stolen identity has been sentenced in federal court in Louisiana for a similar scheme. William Joseph …

  • Officials call repair bids a scam

    Faith Gallinger had long wanted custom cabinets for her early 20th-century home in northeast Spokane. Ronald Glen Stratton seemed perfect for the task – he boasted of being able to …

  • Two tractors stolen out of Idaho field

    AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Call it an “International” incident. Officials in southeastern Idaho are looking for two men who apparently helped themselves to two red International Harvester brand tractors …

  • Shooting victim was new to area

    A 21-year-old man shot to death by a Colville police officer late Saturday was raised by a computer analyst and an elementary school teacher in a small town near Bakersfield, …

  • Victim of a small-time con man – and of one’s own good intentions

    He said his name was Brandon. He said he was embarrassed. He said he needed gas money to drive to Coeur d’Alene and back. It was an emergency. He said …

  • Sculpture stolen from downtown Coeur d’Alene

    A sculpture displayed in downtown Coeur d’Alene as part of a public art program was stolen from a street corner last week.

  • Baggage theft suspects arrested

    Three people were arrested on suspicion of stealing baggage at Spokane International Airport this week after airport police set up surveillance a day after a rash of stolen bags was …

  • Lucky Milo back home after thrown from pickup

    Milo, a 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier, took an unexpected ride last week, apparently in a thief’s getaway car. The dog’s owner, Paul De Fazio, said someone stole items from his …

  • Spokane police to investigate fewer thefts, burglaries

    If you’re a victim of a burglary, theft or car prowling in Spokane, don’t expect to get the crime solved. The Spokane Police Department announced Wednesday the official elimination of …

  • Juvenile detained for overnight arsons

    A juvenile faces arson and theft charges for allegedly setting fires in Spokane Valley and stealing a bicycle.

  • Valley police make arrest in string of car prowls

    Spokane Valley police arrested a man today in connection with a string of car prowls targeting Fords.

  • Man admits to stealing from tribe

    A Spokane man linked to a burglary by a pair of shorts left near the scene of the incident has pleaded guilty to theft. Samuel Sidney Allman IV, 23, will …

  • Parts of KPBX antenna stolen

    Thieves cut up and stole pieces of a radio antenna owned by KPBX Radio sometime between Sunday and Tuesday afternoon, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Man accused of stealing firearm used in slaying of Stevens County resident

    A 26-year-old man has been charged with stealing the firearm that was later used to kill a Stevens County man in what investigators believe was a botched burglary. Christopher George …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • Carjacking suspects arrested after fiery crash

    Four juveniles crashed a stolen car in a high-speed chase with police early today, officials said.

  • 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.


    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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …



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