Stories tagged: theft
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 …
Wed., Dec. 8, 2010
Man sentenced for family theft
A Spokane man was ordered this week to repay his mother nearly $140,000 after bilking her out of the cash to fund his gambling addiction.
Thu., Nov. 4, 2010
Thief of park eggshells likely climbed fence at playground
Two eagle eggshells in Spokane Valley’s popular new Discovery Playground were stolen last week and a third was damaged in an attempt to remove it. The eggshells, located on a …
Thu., Nov. 4, 2010
Man sentenced for artifact theft
A Kettle Falls man who collects historic artifacts was sentenced Tuesday for stealing Indian artifacts from the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. A federal judge sentenced Sandie R. McNeil, 45, …
Tue., Oct. 26, 2010
Police say van used to steal gas
Two men were arrested for theft Sunday night after they were caught in a minivan that had been modified to hold hundreds of gallons of gasoline.
Fri., Oct. 15, 2010, 4:24 p.m.
Pastor arrested in undercover drug, theft probe
A Spokane church pastor is accused of stealing prescription medication from a parishioner.
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010
Burglar stole more than gold
Dennis Miller had been collecting gold and silver coins since 1950, but this summer he began selling some to help finance a move to a retirement home. Then Miller and …
Fri., Aug. 13, 2010
Theft interrupts cable service
The theft early Thursday of fiber-optic cable lines left between 5,000 and 7,000 Comcast customers in northeast Spokane without television, high-speed Internet and phone services. Comcast crews restored services in …
Wed., Aug. 11, 2010, 1:48 p.m.
Metal thieves hit 2 Spokane cemeteries
Thieves looking for valuable metal may be responsible for the loss of flower pots and urns at two Spokane cemeteries in the last two weeks, detectives announced today.
Thu., July 8, 2010, 12:39 p.m.
Burglary bust at Felts Field saves Marine memorabilia
A watchful citizen led police to a suspect in a break-in targeting military memorabilia at Felts Field today.
Thu., July 8, 2010
Inmate who fled Hoopfest jailed
An inmate who escaped from a Hoopfest work crew is back in jail after police say he tried to steal a car.
Wed., July 7, 2010
‘Bandit’ accused of Idaho theft
A teen accused of airplane, boat and car heists from the San Juan Islands to the tropics has been charged with last fall’s theft of a single-engine plane in Bonners …
Tue., July 6, 2010, 7:02 p.m.
‘Barefoot Bandit’ charged in Idaho plane theft
A teen bandit accused of airplane, boat and car heists from the San Juan Islands to the tropics has been charged with last fall’s theft of a single-engine plane in …
Thu., July 1, 2010
Sheriff’s Office offers seasonal security tips
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office would like community members to have a fun summer and remember a few tips to keep your keepsakes safe from thieves and prowlers.
Thu., July 1, 2010
Spokane baby sitter pleads not guilty to burglary, theft charges
A baby sitter implicated in a series of convenience store burglaries pleaded not guilty Wednesday and was given a trial date of Sept. 20. Samantha A. Wynne, 20, was arraigned …
Thu., June 17, 2010
Developer enters not-guilty plea
A Spokane land developer pleaded not guilty to several felonies related to an alleged drug and stolen property ring investigators believe he ran from his Long Lake home.
Sun., June 13, 2010, 10:13 p.m.
Woman foils purse snatcher
A woman successfully fought off a purse snatcher Sunday night outside the Winco store on North Nevada and police quickly rounded up the man suspected in the attempted theft. The …