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Sirens & Gavels burglary archive




FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014


TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013

Reward offered for tips on vacant home burglary 

Burglars stole or damaged all the appliances in a home that’s vacant and for sale near the 4000 block of West Richland Road. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said the home’s property manager discovered the theft of the refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and washer and dryer....

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

Young couple arrested for Spokane Valley burglaries 

A Spokane Valley young couple with a license to wed are instead in Spokane County Jail on charges of residential burglary and trafficking of stolen property. Vyacheslav Znovets, 21, and his girlfriend Marina Florianovich, 25, were arrested by Spokane Valley detectives after they allegedly sold...

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Deputies catch hungry Newport thief

Not only did a burglar steal away with a Newport homeowner’s truck early Thursday morning, he cooked a meal in the victim’s kitchen. The homeowner woke up around 2:30 a.m. to investigate a noise downstairs when he saw the truck driving away with the burglar...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

No escape in sight for Strollin' Nolan

The escapades of “Strollin’ Nolan” lives on through the Internet. The online community Reddit discovered the repeat offender, properly known as Fred W. Nolan, Jr., after sharing tales of freedom through escape. Nolan’s infamous escape from a Public Safety Building interrogation room earned him the...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012

Couple arrested for Cusick home burglaries

Authorities arrested a couple last week for allegedly burglarizing eight homes near Usk, Wash., according to a Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office news release. Based on tips and evidence, deputies searched a home near the burglaries where a suspect, James L. Nenema, 25, lives. Not...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012

THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

Stolen wedding band (Spokane Police Department)

Burglar targets bereaved 

Spokane Police detectives say a man may have targeted the home of a burglary victim because of an online obituary, entering when he believed she would be gone. The burglar’s haul included multiple firearms, antiques, and the victim’s dead husband’s wedding ring. The crime occurred...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

Call nets burglary arrests and stolen car

A suspicious-person call ended up with a ride to the Spokane County Jail for a couple Sunday morning after the it was caught stealing items from an unoccupied home and placing them into a Subaru that was also stolen. Spokane Police officers Dave Kennedy and...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012

Stealth burglar escapes with spoon collection

A Spokane County woman told sheriff’s deputies that she slept Sunday night while a burglar cleaned out her coin collections and spoons from all over the world. The 73-year-old homeowner called sheriff’s deputies after she awoke and realized that someone had come through an unlocked...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

Burglary suspects caught in the act

Spokane County deputies arrested a man and a woman who claimed to be staying at a furnished but unoccupied home on North Sands Road after they found the home ransacked. The case started Monday night when the homeowner drove out to the home, in the...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

Tips sought on CdA gun, car thefts 

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that solve a gun and car theft at a Coeur d'Alene business. Someone entered Tate Engineering, 1103 N. 4th St., early July 30 and stolen two guns and credit cards, as well as a 2003 GMC Sierra...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

Woman awakens to burglars in home

A homeowner awoke to two strangers inside her home early today, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to an arrest. The woman said she awoke to what she thought was a window breaking just after midnight at her home in...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

3 burglary suspects arrested in Valley

Three burglary suspects were arrested today during searches at two homes in Spokane Valley. Marina Florianovich, 24, Vyacheslav Znovets, 20, and Michael Mendez, 20, are accused of burglaries between June 23 and July 30 that netted thousands of dollars of jewelry, according to the Spokane...

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