Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 33° Partly Cloudy
News >  Spokane

In brief: Stolen gifts found; suspect arrested

Spokane police were able to return several stolen Christmas presents after arresting a suspected thief Monday morning.

Police Cpl. Zachary Dahle watched Christopher C. Bacon, 18, stealing outgoing mail from mailboxes in the area of 5200 N. Morton St., according to police. When Bacon saw the officer, he jumped into a stolen vehicle and attempted to flee.

Dahle stopped the car and found stolen presents, letters, Social Security cards and methamphetamine inside.

According to a news release, police have identified Bacon as a chronic offender.

Brick thrown at officers in car

Police arrested a Spokane woman after she threw a brick through the driver’s-side window of an unmarked police car Friday, according to court documents.

Officers Ryan Jamieson and Erick Specht were conducting plainclothes surveillance in West Central Spokane at Boone Avenue and Lindeke Street when Christina A. Germany, 34, approached their car and threw a brick through the window from about 3 feet away, according to police.

Jamieson, who was in the driver’s seat, had several cuts on his hand from the broken glass.

Germany told officers she intended to hurt whoever was in the vehicle because she thought they were going to hurt her family, and said she did not know the men were police officers.

Officers reported that they found methamphetamine in Germany’s possession.

Prostitute alleges rape at gunpoint

A man accused of pointing a gun at a prostitute and demanding sex acts has been arrested for alleged rape.

The 55-year-old man is suspected of soliciting the woman along the 1900 block of East Sprague. After she entered his car, he drove her along side roads, drew a gun and forced her into the back seat.

When she left the car, she reported the rape to police and provided a license plate number, according to court documents.

The man denied the woman’s account, saying he was asleep at home during the time period and did not have a pistol in his car. The man’s son told police his father had been out that night and police found a BB pistol when they searched his car.

Stolen money spent at store, police say

Two accomplices to an armed robbery of the Maverick Gas Station in Cheney were identified by police after one returned to the gas station the same day to buy cigarettes with cash presumably taken during the robbery, according to reports.

Cheney police suspect Kayla-Rose Bloomer, 21, and Terrie R. Evans, 25, helped a 16-year-old boy steal about $180 in cash from the gas station Dec. 16 by giving him a gun, mask, bandanna and hat to use during the robbery.

Both were arrested. The teenager also has been arrested.

Police identified Bloomer and Evans as suspects after Bloomer returned to the gas station about four hours after the robbery and paid about $75 in cash for a carton of cigarettes. Multiple Maverick employees told police Bloomer was a regular customer who usually only bought single packs of cigarettes with pocket change, and found it suspicious that she had such a large amount of cash, according to reports.

Dynamite found in wooded area

Spokane police neutralized several sticks of dynamite found in a forested area off Government Way on Sunday afternoon.

Police received a report of dynamite in the area of 1200 N. Government Way about 2 p.m. Sunday, after a person with a metal detector found multiple sticks buried in a metal barrel.

Government Way was closed for several hours between West Sand Ridge and Fort George Wright Drive while the Explosive Disposal Unit rendered the dynamite safe.

Police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said police are looking into where the dynamite came from, but do not believe any crime was committed.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.