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Sirens & Gavels theft archive


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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

TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012

Car thief suspect (Spokane Valley Police Department)

Authorities seek info on vehicle theft suspect

Do you recognize this man? Spokane Valley property crimes detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a vehicle theft suspect. The theft occurred Nov. 20 near the 13100 block of East Indiana Avenue in Spokane Valley. Anyone that can assist detectives in identifying...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

Police: Beware of panhandlers

Spokane police arrested a panhandler Thursday afternoon after discovering he had a stolen car. A man left a vehicle parked near the Office Depot by Wellesley Avenue and Division Street and proceeded to the intersection with a cardboard sign to panhandle, according to a Spokane...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

Car prowling surge reported in county

The Sheriff's Office is warning of a surge in vehicle prowling in the Greenacres area of east Spokane County. Nearly 24 prowlings have been reported to Crime Check since Monday. They've occurred mostly between Barker Road and Harvard Road, and north of Sprague Avenue to...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

Convicted conman pleads guilty to fraud 

A conman who went to prison for duping people out of $124,000 for a fraudulent cattle farm investment is likely headed back here after pleading guilty to a similar scheme in North Idaho. James Andrew Harris, 44, pleaded guilty to wire fraud Monday and faces...

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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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Feds seek Ariz. property in Ridpath probe

Federal investigators are attempting to seize an Arizona property owned by Spokane real estate investors as part of a broader probe into alleged fraud by the couple, who are tangled in the complicated ownership of the former Ridpath Hotel complex. FBI agent Lisa Jangaard filed...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

Victims sought in Valley burglaries

Spokane County Sheriff's detectives are looking for victims of unreported burglaries in the Spokane Valley area that may be connected to a trio of suspects arrested last week. Victims of burglaries between June 21 and Aug. 1 are asked to call Crime Check at (509)...

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2 charged in attempted carjacking

Two suspected car thieves tried to steal a vehicle from a stranger outside a north Spokane restaurant, police say. Bennie Lee Carson, 31, and Charles A. Nickens, 27, followed the man north on North Division Street and confronted him when he pulled into the McDonald's...

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MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012

N. Idaho check theft suspects arrested

A 28-year-old man and a 17-year-old runaway linked by police to check thefts in Coeur d'Alene are in custody. Michael Graham Wilkins and Lacey Lynn Fugate were arrested at the Lake Drive Motel, 316 E. Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive, Friday about 6:30 p.m. after detectives...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

Tattoo could help track mail theft suspect

A 28-year-old Coeur d'Alene man and a 17-year-old runaway from Oregon are suspected of stealing checks from mailboxes in the Lake City. Michael Graham Wilkins and Lacey Lynn Fugate are suspected of stealing two checks from a business' mailbox in the 100 block of East...

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Thieves stole a a credit card from a car near Sanders Beach in Coeur d'Alene last week, then used it to rack up $185 in charges at Walgreens.
Surveillance photos from Walgreen released on Thursday show a man and two women, and police are looking for tips on their identities. A photo of their vehicle also is included.
The victim told police he'd left his wallet in his unlocked car in the 900 block of East Young Avenue on July 26. The vehicle was secure between midnight and 4 a.m. That's when the owner got a call from Citi Bank reporting fraudulent activity on his credit card and discovered his car had been prowled.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Coeur d'Alene Police Department at (208) 769-2320. (Coeur d'Alene Police Department)

Tips sought on CdA car prowlers

Thieves stole a a credit card from a car near Sanders Beach in Coeur d'Alene last week, then used it to rack up $185 in charges at Walgreens. Surveillance photos from Walgreens released on Thursday show a man and two women, and police are looking...

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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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