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Sirens & Gavels theft archive

THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010

Cops seek pot suspect w/ 'shopping list'

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips on the location of a Spokane woman arrested for a marijuana grow during a burglary investigation. Detectives found marijuana plants at Allison E. Hubbard's home at 106045 E. 6th last summer after a busted burglar, Jonothon A....

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

Grand jury indicts Barefoot Bandit

A federal grand jury has indicted a notorious ex-teen fugitive for the theft of a small plane in Bonners Ferry last fall.Colton Harris-Moore, 19, faces five charges in U.S. District Court in Seattle for an alleged crime spree that began after he escaped from a...

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MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

Raspberry theft leads to fugitive's arrest

A second suspect in a burglary and stabbing late last month was arrested Friday after police said he tried to steal raspberry extract from a Spokane grocery store. Tony N. Hairston, 42, (right) was wanted on burglary, assault and attempted robbery charges when security at...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010

In this Aug. 21, 2010 file photo provided by the Myers family, John Myers, right, his wife Katharine, children Charlie, left, and Matilda, center, of Bloomfield, N.J., pose for a photo in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., as a man in the background is seen picking up John Myers' bag. The Wisconsin man who stole the bag was identified and has been sentenced to five days in jail. Fifty-nine-year-old Glenn R. Lambright was given credit for time already served. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, he was also fined nearly $500.  ((AP Photo/Myers Family via Wisconsin State Journal) )

Man sentenced for theft caught in photo

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man captured in a vacationing family's photograph as he stole their bag in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol received a five-day jail sentence and a nearly $500 fine. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday that Glenn Lambright was given...

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MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2010

Rash of stolen Hondas leads to arrests 

Spokane police recovered 50 stolen vehicles in a recent crack down on repeat car thieves. Nearly 70 Hondas from the late 80s to early 90s had been stolen since Oct. 19 - nearly twice the average - when police targeted several known car thieves as...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

Jury convicts felon in Blockbuster caper

A career criminal already on probation was convicted this week of robbing a Spokane Valley video store in April. Shaun L. Rockstrom, 38, faces 10 years in prison for second-degree robbery when he's sentenced Nov. 19, a court clerk confirmed. Rockstrom was arrested on April...

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This Sept. 26, 2010 photo provided by Bob Riley shows a horse, Sam, whose tail has been cut, on the Riley farm near Dillon, Mont. At least two southwest Montana horse owners are reporting thieves trotted off with tail hair from their horses. Such hair can be valuable to makers of handcrafted horse bridles or other items or used as tail extensions for show horses. (.(AP Photo/Bob Riley))

Thieves trim tail hair from Mont. horses

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — At least two southwest Montana horse owners are reporting thieves trotted off with tail hair from their horses.Such hair can be valuable to makers of handcrafted horse bridles or other items or used as tail extensions for show horses.Sandy O'Rourke tells...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

Convicted burglar convicted of burglary

A convicted burglar accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of rare coins in August was convicted today of a separate home burglary. Gary D. McCabe, 45, faces up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced in connection to the conviction Thursday. In...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

Women guilty in mail, identity theft scam 

Two Spokane women who stole mail to perpetuate an identity theft scheme aimed at fueling a methamphetamine addiction pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court. Jacquelyn A. Crawford, 40, and Charlene M. Haggard, 43, pilfered bank account numbers and used stolen driver's licenses to manufacture...

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010

Church pastor popped for pilfering pills

A Spokane church pastor accused of stealing prescription medication from a parishioner left jail this weekend and was ordered to remain free pending trial after he appeared before a Superior Court judge today. Greg Scott Glover, 35, was arrested Friday after a Spokane Valley police...

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20 months for 10 burglaries, 50 for 4

A string of apartment burglaries that led police to a marijuana growing operation earned a Spokane man about 2 1/2 years in prison. William F. Searight, 22, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of second-degree burglary and received 29.75 months in prison. Searight burglarized a string...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2010

Dennis Miller holds his crowbar, which a thief used in August to break into some of the wooden coin boxes, like the one at left, in Miller’s South Hill basement.  (Jesse Tinsley)

Spokane burglar stole more than gold

Dennis Miller had been collecting gold and silver coins since 1950, but this summer he began selling some to help finance a move to a retirement home. Then Miller and his wife, Bette, returned home two months ago to find their basement ransacked and the...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010

Thieves target area motor home dealers

Someone with a penchant for flat-screen televisions and stereo equipment is targeting local motor home dealers.Thousands of dollars worth of TVs and stereos have been stolen from vehicles and trailers at lots from Spokane Valley to Post Falls, police announced this week. Crime Stoppers is...

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NY police hunt for stolen weiner stand

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Police in a suburb northwest of New York City are searching for a stolen hot dog stand. Owner Fred Martucci tells the Journal News that he's devastated over the loss of "Fred's Franks." He used the 10-foot-long, 7-foot-wide stainless steel trailer...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 2010

Valley crime spree lands man back in jail

A young man sentenced last month for property crimes is back in jail, accused of a car-prowling and window-breaking spree in Spokane Valley. The suspect, Chad A. Radden, 20, was spotted skateboarding away from Northwest Tire and Automotive, 324 N. Pines Road, as a business...

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MONDAY, OCT. 4, 2010

Pics show beer robber in clerk's stabbing 

Spokane police are looking for help identifying a beer-toting robber who stabbed a convenience store clerk last week. The man grabbed beer and ran from the Zip Trip at 1503 E. Illinois Ave. about 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to police, then stabbed a store clerk...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010

Tips sought on purse theft at Spokane spa

Spokane County sheriff's detectives are asking for help identification a woman who stole a spa employee's purse last month. The victim was working at Planet Beach Contempo Spa at 12908 N. Highway 395 Aug. 29th when a woman snatched her purse from behind the counter....

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2010

Check fraud costs Valley stores $25,000

More than 50 counterfeit checks wort>h at least $25,000 have been passed at three Spokane Valley businesses, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to arrests. The culprits used a business banking account number to create, forge and p ass more...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2010

Purse-snatching suspect turns self in

A man who robbed a 71-year-old woman of her purse in a South Hill grocery store parking lot last week turned himself into police today, according to Crime Stoppers. Justin R. Meyer, 21, (right, allegedly) was booked into jail on one count of second-degree robbery...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2010

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help identify a man who robbed a 71-year-old woman of her purse as his shocked companion looked on. The robber is wearing the dark hooded sweatshirt; his companion is wearing the brown/tan coat. (Crime Stoppers)

Purse-snatching robber caught on tape

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help identify a man who robbed a 71-year-old woman of her purse as his shocked companion looked on. The woman and her 45-year-old daughter were walking Sunday about 1:15 p.m. in the west parking lot at...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 2010

Nuns deny devilish claims of skulduggery

Accusations of stolen cash and silver, forged business records and slander have been hurled between two groups of nuns. The episode has resulted in a police investigation at the request of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Ghost, who claim that two members of their...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2010

CdA police chief chases down fleeing man 

Coeur d’Alene’s police chief chased down a man suspected of stealing a motorcycle and arrested him at gunpoint this week. Chief Wayne Longo (left) was backing up Officer Hank Dunham on a stolen vehicle stop when Daniel W. Bisher, 35, took off on foot through...

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