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Sirens & Gavels stolen property archive

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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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

Metal theft nets $250k restitution

A man who stole metal as part of a licensed business has been ordered to pay about $250,000 in restitution. Tristan M. Goiri-Christensen, 26, a former Crime Stoppers fugitive, pleaded guilty last week to first-degree theft and eight counts of first-degree trafficking in stolen property...

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

J. Bieber arrested in Spokane

A Spokane woman is accused of stealing from a man who let her use his bathroom while helping her jump her car. Jennifer Mae Bieber, alias Christensen, was arrested Tuesday after a Spokane Valley police detective revisited the theft report from January and developed probable...

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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

2 arrested in Garland District SWAT raid

Investigators seized stolen property and drugs and arrested two men today while serving a search warrant at a home in the West Garland District. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office Burglary Task Force and Investigative Task Force developed information that stolen property and drugs were being...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012

Report of burglars in Jetta leads to arrests

Reports of two burglars escaping in a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta led sheriff's deputies to arrest three people recently, including a convicted sex offender. Deputies located the Jetta parked outside a North Division Street pawn shop shortly after the burglary was reported Sunday in the 7800...

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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

Reward for tips on licensed theft suspect

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to the arrest of an accused metal thief who was part of a licensed business. Tristan M. Goiri-Christensen, 26, is wanted on a $20,000 warrant after skipping a pre-trial conference April 27. He was scheduled...

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MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012

Police still are looking for information about a car battery found near the scene of a fatal stabbing last Thursday.  (Spokane Police Department)

2 cars seized; murder probe continues 

Police today seized two cars near the scene of last week's homicide as part of an ongoing effort to find any possible evidence related to the case. "At this point, we need anything and everything," said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe, spokeswoman for the Spokane Police Department....

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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

Burglary suspect picks wrong pawn shop

A burglary suspect was arrested Tuesday after a sheriff's detective recognized him at a Spokane pawn shop. Detective Justin Elliot was at Goldbay at 1505 N. Ash St., when he saw Christopher J. Steinbaugh enter the store and receive $115 from the owner. Elliot recognized...

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MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

Fiberglass cow statue stolen in CdA

Police in Coeur d'Alene are investigating the theft of a large fiberglass cow statue from outside an antique store. Jeffrey Gagnon, who owns Paris Flea Market at 1815 N. 4th St., has a broken piece of the cow's tail that can be used to positively...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

New charge refutes 'doing good' claim

A car prowling suspect who begged a sheriff's deputy for leniency earlier this month has been charged with burglary. Orlando Jaramillo, 21, (pictured) said he had been "doing good" when he was arrested for stealing a cellphone April 3, but new charges filed in Spokane...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

Rogue lumber employee guilty in fraud

An unauthorized sales agreement between a rogue North Idaho lumber employee and a Spokane company has led to a felony conviction in federal court. Trevor Mokry, 32, received about $581,000 from The Pallet Place for lumber he sold them from Stimson Lumber Company in Plummer,...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify the owners of suspected stolen property seized Tuesday after a resident reported suspicious activity in Spokane Valley.
Officials found the items, which include silverware, jewelry and medical cards, in a car that Curtis McKelvey, 28, was driving when sheriff's Deputy Ebel stopped him for driving with expired tabs near Liberty and Argonne roads about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff's spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin said today.
Ebel was looking for the vehicle after a neighbors in the area of 7900 East Gunning Drive reported two suspicious men who'd walked into a backyard after backing a vehicle into a driveway.
McKelvey told Ebel he and his friend were in the area looking for work, Chamberlin said. He later said he was a heroin addict who needed money to buy more.
He allowed members of the sheriff's office burglary task force to search his car, where they located the suspected stolen property, along with bolt cutters, gloves and shaved car keys.
McKelvey was arrested on a felony warrant out of Adams County.
Photos of the property are available on the Sheriff's Office website or Facebook page. Victims who can identify their belongings should call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 with the number o their theft report. You must provide proof of ownership to get your items back. (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

Stolen property seized. Is it yours?

All photos of the property are available on the Sheriff's Office website or Facebook page. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify the owners of suspected stolen property seized Tuesday after a resident reported suspicious activity north of Spokane Valley. Officials found the...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

Valley police arrest 4 burglary suspects

Police on Friday arrested four men considered to be "well known burglars" responsible for crimes in Spokane Valley, officials said today. A Spokane Valley night-shift patrol platoon led by Sgt. Don Manning focused on the area of 400 North University Road and the area of...

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MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012

More charges for back-to-back arrestee

A teenage burglary suspect arrested for another alleged burglary just hours after he left jail is now charged in a third case. Reshawn S. Zinnerman, 18, is accused of burglarizing a home in he 1600 block of North Napa Street Feb. 8. Police say he...

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Reward targets property crime couple

Crime Stoppers is targeting a couple accused of stealing more than $40,000 in guns, jewelry and electronics from the wife's mother. Tiffany N. Russell, alias Thompson, and Kevin C. Russell, both 34, are accused of burglarizing her mother's storage unit at 11018 E. Sprague Ave....

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Post Falls police released this photo and others Thursday of stolen property seized with a recent search warrant. (Post Falls Police Department)

Stolen property in Idaho - recognize it?

Theft and burglary victims in the Kootenai County area should check out photos of suspected stolen property seized by police recently. Post Falls police released photos of the items Thursday in hopes the owners will come forward. View all the photos here. Police seized the...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

Spokane burglary suspect turns self in

A man suspected of burglarizing a north Spokane County home of a shotgun and a video game system turned himself in after being confronted by a detective Wednesday. Kory M. Roberts, 23, is suspected of stealing the gun and X-Box 360 from a home in...

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

Man arrested for school district tool theft

A tip to Crime Check helped police identify a suspect in a burglary at the East Valley School District maintenance office recently. Christopher David Evans, 29, was arrested today by East Valley School Resource Officer Scott Streltzoff for the Jan. 27 burglary, according to the...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

Parolee Victor Luna, left, listens to his mentors Tom Murphy and Suellen Pritchard during a weekly meeting to help Luna adjust to life outside of prison on Oct. 27, 2005. Luna is a participant in the Going Home program, the Washington State Re-entry Project. (The Spokesman-Review)

SWAT team nabs property crime suspect

In this Oct. 27, 2005 photo, Parolee Victor Luna, left, listens to his mentors Tom Murphy and Suellen Pritchard during a weekly meeting to help Luna adjust to life outside of prison. Luna was arrested this morning on stolen property charges. (SRphotoarchives) A 30-year-old felon...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

Robbery suspect got rehab instead of jail

A Spokane man accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint last weekend was given drug treatment instead of prison for a felony theft case last year. Anthony D. Fuerte, 19, can't leave jail if he does post the $5,000 bond imposed Monday for the...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

'Flint Fire the Frequent Flyer' arrested 

The arrest of a woman wanted for theft since September led police to identify suspects in a residential burglary just a day earlier. Tami Jo Hearn, 50, alias Raider, had jewelry and checkbooks belonging to a homeowner in the 3300 block of West Woodside Avenue...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011

Craigslist sales lead to 2 theft arrests

Spokane Valley police arrested two theft suspects this week after victims found their stolen items on Craigslist. Dana R. McCauley, 40, is accused of stealing cameras from Wholesale Sports at the Spokane Valley Mall. Employees told police Monday that a man stole five cameras worth...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2011

Tips sought on pawn shop theft 

Spokane Valley police investigating a large theft and burglary ring are trying to identify a man who pawned stolen property in the city of Spokane. The man pictured on surveillance video at Pawn One is believed to have concealed a laptop computer under his shirt...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011

Police: 5% of property crimes investigated

If you’re a victim of a burglary, theft or car prowling in Spokane, don’t expect to get the crime solved. The Spokane Police Department announced Wednesday the official elimination of the property crimes unit and said citizens should expect only 5 percent of reported property...

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