Stories tagged: theft
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2014, 3:18 p.m.
Police: Copper thieves strike construction site, community center
Spokane Police are investigating a string of copper and electronics thefts during the past week, according to a news release. Thieves struck the Target store construction site on the South …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014, 7:33 a.m.
Idaho Special Olympians looking to replace stolen gear
MOSCOW, Idaho — An Idaho Special Olympics team is scrambling to replace thousands of dollars in gear taken from a storage locker just weeks before the state competition.
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014, 10:54 a.m.
Spokane Valley Habitat for Humanity store burglarized
Someone stole $1,000 in cash donated to the Spokane Valley Habitat for Humanity store sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning.
Wed., Jan. 29, 2014, 12:31 p.m.
Man suspected of stealing cat food from SpokAnimal arrested
A 40-year-old man was arrested late Tuesday after police say he stole at least 25 bags of cat food from SpokAnimal. William Sorenson is cooperating with the investigation, police said.
Tue., Jan. 28, 2014, 10:01 a.m.
Rooftop burglary suspects arrested at K-Mart
Four burglary suspects, including three juveniles, were taken into custody early Tuesday on suspicions of rappelling into an East Sprague K-Mart and attempting to steal jewelry and electronics. They face …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, 4:20 p.m.
Police recover $100K of suspected stolen goods in Moses Lake
Four men are in custody after a search of a rental property near Moses Lake yielded stolen goods valued at more than $100,000, according to a news release from the …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, 11:27 a.m.
Woman arrested with help from iPhone app strikes officer
Laci Anthony was arrested last month after a GPS-enabled application on alleged stolen Apple devices showed the victims her location. She’s back in jail Monday after police say she sped …
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
Two men arrested in connection to seven-state ATM thefts
A Bonners Ferry man is in federal custody after investigators say he and an accomplice broke into ATMs and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in a seven-state string of …
Thu., Jan. 23, 2014, 8:10 a.m.
Indictment in 1978 heist seen in ‘Goodfellas’
More than 30 years after the crime, a reputed mobster was indicted Thursday in the $6 million Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport that was dramatized in the Martin Scorsese movie …
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014, 4:14 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office looking for wedding jewelry thief
A white man in his late 20s ran from the Zale’s jewelry store at the Spokane Valley Mall late Friday with thousands of dollars worth of wedding jewelry in tow, …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013, 9:39 a.m.
Felon with 29 convictions arrested on suspicion of burglarizing bike shop
A Spokane felon with 29 convictions was arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing 16 bicycles and two vehicles. Spokane police believe repeat offender Chris Cannata burglarized North Division Bike Shop …
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013, 11:43 a.m.
Sheriff’s deputies arrest four who allegedly stole Christmas mail
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested four suspects in the past week thought to have stolen mail and packages sent through the U.S. Postal Service. Two of the …
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013, 11:10 a.m.
Thief steals $20,000 worth of new bicycles
Burglars stole 21 Trek bicycles Thursday from a shop on North Division.
Thu., Dec. 5, 2013, 8:35 p.m.
Suspect arrested in spree of laundry change thefts
Police say a frequent offender went on a spree of laundry room burglaries in September and October, stealing thousands of dollars in pocket change.
Wed., Nov. 27, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Spokane’s small-time grifter raises hackles like few others
Next time, the man with the constant tales of woe really might need 20 bucks – to help pay a court fine. Brandon C. Pier found himself in jail over …
Mon., Nov. 25, 2013, 12:05 p.m.
Spokane police looking for owners of alleged stolen items
Spokane Police are asking the public to help identify goods worth tens of thousands of dollars seized from storage units over the weekend. The collection of silverware, sports memorabilia and …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013, 6:11 p.m.
Greg Jeffreys pleads guilty to fraud
Greg Jeffreys pleaded guilty Thursday to swindling millions from investors, banks and the federal government to fund a lavish lifestyle.