Stories tagged: theft
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014, 2:42 p.m.
Spokane Valley man arrested on suspicion of stealing neighbor’s electricity
A Spokane Valley man was arrested on suspicion of stealing electricity from his neighbor by repeatedly plugging an electrical cord into her outside outlet.
Sat., Oct. 11, 2014
Man arrested after selling stolen iPhone at ecoATM kiosk
A Spokane man availed himself of new technology in June allowing cellphone owners to recycle their old devices for cash at NorthTown Mall. The problem? The phone wasn’t his to …
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014, 12:23 p.m.
Suspect in Beverly Hills assault back behind bars in Spokane
Mark Merrifield, 37, was booked into Spokane County Jail late Thursday facing potential charges of possessing a stolen motor vehicle and possessing a dangerous weapon. Detectives in California have tied …
Tue., Sept. 16, 2014
Spokane-area man held in Arizona in trailer thefts
Arizona officials arrested a Spokane-area man suspected of stealing at least four camping trailers from Liberty Lake RV dealerships this summer and pulling them to Arizona, where he sold them. …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 15, 2014, 12:23 p.m.
Missouri police name officer who shot teen
FERGUSON, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents …
Mon., Aug. 11, 2014, 2:56 p.m.
Mother: Devil told me to throw son down riverbank
Destiny Ahenakew, 25, was ordered held on $70,000 bond Monday after allegedly tossing her infant son down a riverbank in West Central on Saturday afternoon.
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Pawn shop owners help retrieve stolen saxophone
When Washington State University senior Rachel Murphy got a phone call from police last week, she’d almost lost hope. A Spokane officer told the music performance major that her tenor …
Wed., July 30, 2014
Developer’s ex-wife Kimberly Jeffreys sentenced in fraud case
The criminal saga of a Spokane developer, his ex-wife and his girlfriend ended Tuesday when a U.S. District Court judge sentenced Kimberly Jeffreys to 90 days of home confinement. The …
Tue., July 29, 2014, 2:19 p.m.
Kimberly Jeffreys sentenced to home detention in fraud case
Kimberly Jeffreys, ex-wife of imprisoned developer Greg Jeffreys, will not step foot in a federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud earlier this year, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Fri., July 11, 2014, 12:12 p.m.
Costumed burglar takes cash from the Coeur d’Alene Resort
Police say a man wearing a costume took money from the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s cash room between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. Monday morning.
Fri., June 13, 2014
Google Glass stolen in vehicle prowling
A mobile technology entrepreneur in Coeur d’Alene had an expensive pair of glasses go missing from his car recently. Nick Smoot told police he believes a thief took a briefcase …
Mon., June 9, 2014, 9:14 a.m.
Police arrest man after shots-fired call downtown
Shawn Denman, 31, was booked into Spokane County Jail early this morning facing charges of theft and illegal possession of a firearm after reports of gunfire downtown, police said.
UPDATED: Wed., May 28, 2014, 5:44 p.m.
Stolen Caterpillar front-end loader recovered
A $100,000 Caterpillar front-end loader stolen from a Spokane Valley job site at some point during Memorial Day weekend was found Wednesday afternoon not far from where it was taken.
Wed., May 21, 2014
Rape charge filed against theft, assault suspect
A man already facing a litany of charges for allegedly assaulting and stealing from multiple women is now facing a charge of second-degree rape after the victim said she recognized …
Fri., May 16, 2014, 12:54 p.m.
Spokane woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud
The cases of four women, among them a Spokane caregiver, accused of Medicaid fraud have returned $137,000 to state coffers, according to the Washington state attorney general’s office.
UPDATED: Fri., May 16, 2014, 3:14 p.m.
Suspected thieves arrested in Whitman County with Spokane goods
Three men were arrested in rural Whitman County on Thursday after deputies found multiple stolen drugs and vehicles on their property.
Mon., April 21, 2014, 1:48 p.m.
Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal …
Tue., April 15, 2014
Taking junkyard dog nets fine, shelter service order
An Okanogan County woman who says she rescued a junkyard dog from deplorable conditions in December must pay a $768 court fine and serve 100 hours at area animal shelters. …
Mon., April 14, 2014, 7:44 a.m.
Okanogan woman fined, sentenced to community service in dog theft case
Judy Camp must serve 100 hours of community service and pay $768 in fines after being found guilty of obstructing justice last month. Camp took a blue heeler, which she’s …
Tue., April 8, 2014
Police say Gerlach’s sightline was impeded
Police detectives testified Monday that it would have been nearly impossible for Gail Gerlach to see a threatening gesture made inside his stolen vehicle, wrapping up the prosecution’s case in …
Thu., March 27, 2014
Woman faces jail time after taking guard dog
A woman who took a chained-up dog from deplorable and freezing conditions near Twisp last December will be on trial today in Okanogan County. Prosecutors accuse Judy Camp of pet …
Mon., March 24, 2014, 11:45 a.m.
Robber shocks man with stun gun, steals woman’s purse
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a robber who shocked a man with a stun gun then stole a woman’s purse on Saturday night in north Spokane.
Thu., March 20, 2014, 10:31 a.m.
Federal agent’s ballistic vest, shotgun, rifle among items stolen in vehicle prowlings
Thieves who broke into a law enforcement vehicle sometime within the past four days stole a ballistic vest with “Federal Agent” embroidered on it, a 12-gauge Winchester pump shotgun and …
Wed., March 12, 2014
Teen taxidermy thieves finish mediation
A resurrected program has allowed nearly a dozen teens accused of burglarizing a north Spokane taxidermy business last summer to come out of the experience without criminal records. Dave Drury, …
Tue., March 11, 2014
Stolen ‘Kate’ statue found near Coeur d’Alene
”Kate” will ride again. The popular bronze statue stolen from a Coeur d’Alene park in January – and assumed sold for scrap – has been found, dirty and dinged but …
Wed., March 5, 2014
Stolen car stop leads to arrest
A 51-year-old man who pleaded guilty to stealing scrap metal from the Lower Monumental Dam in south-central Washington last year was arrested in Spokane last week towing a stolen vehicle. …
Tue., March 4, 2014, 1:51 p.m.
Man convicted of scrapping government metal arrested with stolen car
A man set to report to federal prison for stealing more than $60,000 worth of scrap metal from a south-central Washington dam project last year allegedly stole a car for …
Mon., March 3, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
Suspected P.O. box thief arrested
Bart Bonebright, 27, was booked into Spokane County Jail on drug charges, though investigators suspect his involvement in a string of P.O. box-thefts at a Moran Prairie Post Office.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2014, 4:41 p.m.
Dog in CdA returns to owner
A woman’s pet Rottweiler was stolen from a backyard kennel early this morning in Coeur d’Alene.
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
Copper thieves hit health center, construction site, businesses
It’s not the amount of copper taken in a theft at the NATIVE Project building last week or the loss of one of the building’s heat sources that have Executive …