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City officials notched a legislative victory Tuesday after some three years of lobbying, and hope it will translate into a victory in a fight against car theft.
Authorities say a deputy shot a man in the leg near Bonney Lake after the man refused to drop a razor blade.
A Yorkshire terrier named Bridgett that was inside a car stolen Oct. 8 in Post Falls has been found and returned to her owner.
Spokane law enforcement got a $300,000 surprise in 2016 state budget, money to fight property crimes.
For the second year in a row, Spokane had the fourth-highest auto theft rate in the nation, according to an insurance industry group.
A man and a woman were arrested early today after residents living in the 2400 block of West Dean Avenue reported that a Honda automobile was being stripped of its parts in the early morning darkness.
Two men fresh out of jail led authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen farming truck Tuesday, the Washington State Patrol reported. The chase along Interstate 90 spanned parts of Adams and Spokane counties before troopers stopped the truck by flattening at least one of its tires with a spike strip. The two occupants were arrested and returned to the Adams County Jail, where they had been released about six hours earlier after prosecutors decided not to charge them in a Feb. 14 theft, troopers said.
A Silverton man wanted in connection with a burglary allegedly used a stolen minivan to ram two patrol cars early Wednesday in Osburn, sheriff's deputies said. Steven G. Faith, 42, was booked into Shoshone County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault on police officers, possession of stolen property, burglary, felony eluding of a police officer and driving without privileges. No one was injured.
A Spokane man and a teenage girl were arrested for stealing a truck early Thursday morning in North Spokane County. The truck's owner, a 40-year-old Elk-Chattaroy Road resident, chased after the truck after it was stolen. He told a sheriff's deputy he suspected the stolen truck was driven at speeds past 90 mph during the chase, sheriff's spokesman Dave Reagan said.
A goodwill gesture by two teenagers who allowed a woman they thought was stranded to share their motel room cost them much more than a night's lodging. Police are searching for the woman, who the girls said stole from their purses and fled in their new car Tuesday morning before they woke up. All three had checked into a room at the Comfort Inn on Appleway Avenue late Monday.
A Spokane County woman was robbed Monday when she interrupted a burglary at her home, sheriff's deputies said. The 72-year-old woman entered a side door to her home in the 5300 block of South Regal about 3 p.m. Monday, deputies said.
Sheriff's deputies have arrested one of two people they believe were involved in the attempted burglary of a North McDonald Road apartment. Police continue to look for a white male who tried to pry open the ground floor window of an apartment at about 7 p.m. Sunday. When confronted, the man lunged at the apartment manager with a large screwdriver, according to deputies. The manager described the suspect as in his mid-to-late 20s, about 5-foot-11 and slim, with long dark hair pulled back into a pony tail. Police arrested Patricia L. Ford, 31, a transient, for attempted residential burglary and possession of a controlled substance. She was booked in the county jail Sunday.
Four Spokane juveniles were arrested by the Washington State Patrol Friday morning after a string of alleged car thefts and a high-speed chase. The youths allegedly stole a red 1988 Isuzu in Spokane, drove to Post Falls Mazda and stole three other cars, police said.
There was something strangely familiar about the Suburban in Alan Ecker's rearview mirror. It looked just like one stolen from his driveway two days before. Convinced it was his, Ecker used a cellular telephone to call police from the car he was riding in while keeping the suspicious sports utility vehicle in sight.
Next time this poor guy shops for wheels, he might consider something along the lines of a rusty Ford Pinto. No car-napper would be tempted to swipe an old beater and take it on a wild joy ride to the coast. Unfortunately, Randy Buell's automotive tastes run more to the sleek and supercharged.