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  • Two Boys Arrested, Admit Setting Fires At School

    Two 14-year-old Sacajawea Middle School students were arrested Tuesday after admitting they had set two fires at the school over the weekend. Other students told Principal Herb Rotchford that the …


  • Pumpkin Used To Break Window

    Vandals used a pumpkin to smash a window at a Post Falls elementary school this week, causing $150 worth of damage. A Prairie View Elementary janitor discovered the damage Wednesday …


  • Players Punished For Burning Totem Pole

    Seven Issaquah High School football players have been pulling weeds around the school as punishment for their roles in stealing and burning an Indian story pole. The seven also could …


  • Lewistown Nails Win; Cops Look To Nail Culprits

    About 250 students, teachers and volunteers spent Friday morning clearing more than 15 gallons of nails from the Lewistown High School football field. Police said vandals spread the nails on …


  • Joy Riders Steal 8 Cars From Dealership One Driven Through Fence, Another Torched; Five Teenagers Arrested

    Joy riders stole eight cars from a Spokane auto dealership late Sunday or early Monday, driving one of them through a fence and setting fire to another. It appeared to …


  • Squealing Tires, Gunfire In Valley Man Arrested After Drivers Terrorized Along East Wellesley

    1. Rampage. Post Falls police take Anthony Wayne Sotin to a patrol car Wednesday at the BP gas station in Post Falls. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. Jennifer Kline …


  • Deputy Faces Trespassing Charges

    A Latah County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with three counts of criminal trespassing for allegedly damaging a woman’s undeveloped property near Deary. An Aug. 1 preliminary hearing is scheduled …


  • Bo-Dish Jr Letters Rise From The Ashes

    Someone beat the Central Valley School Board to it. As a ceremonial start of the renovation of Bowdish Junior High, board members gathered Friday morning with plans to remove the …


  • Computers Stolen In Burglaries

    Burglars took two computers, a postage scale and a handgun from Avery and Co., an accounting firm at 30001 S. Mount Vernon last Thursday. Sheriff’s deputies said the suspect apparently …


  • 2 Arrested For Trying To Tow Cash Machine

    Two Walla Walla teenagers were arrested for trying to kidnap an automatic teller machine. Police arrested the duo late Thursday night after they allegedly tried to make off with a …


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  • Woman Foils Attempted Car Jacking

    An attempted car jacking unnerved a North Spokane woman last week, after an unknown man tried to force his way into her car. Police searched the area after the attempt …


  • Three Teenagers Arrested In Mica After Long Chase

    Sheriff’s deputies chased three teenage burglary suspects for several miles early Friday before tracking them down in a field in Mica. Kevin J. Ostboe, 18, of Spokane, and two 15-year-old …


  • Police Believe Pair Cashed In On Fake Ids And Stolen Checks

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  • America’s Cup Sledgehammered

    The America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sports and yachting’s most coveted prize, was all but destroyed by a Maori protester who struck it repeatedly with a sledgehammer. Commodore …


  • Juveniles Suspected In Spray Paintings

    Police suspect a group of juveniles may be responsible for the graffiti sprayed on numerous downtown Coeur d’Alene businesses between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. More than a dozen businesses …


  • Investigator Says Car Intentionally Set Afire

    Fire officials are investigating an apparent fire bombing incident Monday that gutted a Yugo. The fire was likely started by a flammable liquid sprayed in the car’s interior, said investigator …


  • Vandal Fells ‘Golden Spruce’ Sacred To Tribe Loggers, Indians Put Aside Differences To Salvage Rare Tree Attacked By Misfit

    For Haida Indians on British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands, the tree known as the “Golden Spruce” was a sacred symbol of their continuity as a people. According to legend, it …


  • Tire Slashings Continue; 19 Cut In Lincoln Heights

    Spokane police continue to receive reports of more tire slashings on the South Hill. Since Christmas, tires on more than 30 vehicles have been slashed. Total damage now exceeds $5,000. …


  • Special Reward Offered For Information On Tire Slashers

    Secret Witness is offering a special $200 cash reward for information that leads to the arrests of vandals who slashed tires on more than two dozen vehicles on Spokane’s South …


  • Three Teens Arrested For Smashing Menorah

    Three high school students were arrested Friday for smashing a Jewish family’s menorah - a crime that prompted Christian neighbors to put Hanukkah candles in their windows in a show …


  • Volunteer Group Targets Graffiti

    Rich Wohrle, a Cannon’s Addition resident, was so sick of seeing graffiti on warehouses and abandoned buildings he decided to do something about it. Wohrle recently formed a volunteer group …


  • Apprehended

    FOR THE RECORD (November 19, 1996): Correction: A photograph and caption on The Region page of Saturday’s Spokesman-Review may have given the impression to readers that four teenagers were arrested …


  • Vandals Hit Firms Near 30th, Grand

    Halloween vandals struck the Sterling Center at 30th and Grand Boulevard last week, but the manager of the property said graffiti and damaged glass are no holiday event. Graffiti keeps …


  • Ups Students Suspected Of Racist Graffiti

    The University of Puget Sound says two students are being investigated in connection with racist graffiti scrawled in dormitories. UPS student dean Judith Kay declined to identify the students. She …


  • Cops Volunteers Key To Catching Suspects

    Good sleuthing by Northwest COPS volunteers led to the arrest of five teenagers suspected of a participating in a $15,000 graffiti spree. Spokane police officer Sue Mann arrested the youths …


  • Students Raise Pre-Halloween Havoc

    Mobs of several hundred Southern Illinois University students broke store windows and threw rocks, bricks and bottles early Sunday in a repeat of traditional pre-Halloween revelry. At least 33 people …


  • Birthday Party Ends In Jail

    A Spokane woman celebrating her 21st birthday Tuesday was in jail by the end of the night. Risa Tonasket of 2427 East Central called police to say her boyfriend, Brian …


  • Inmate Agrees To Pay For Damage To Jail

    Nathaniel J. Brown agreed Thursday to reimburse Spokane County for $280,000 in damage he caused to the jail. When he’ll pay is another matter.


  • Copycats Likely On L.A. Freeways

    Four more car windows have been shattered on freeways in the Los Angeles area, but police said Saturday the attacks have dropped sharply since the arrests of two men. “You …