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Friday, October 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Chases end in crash, arrest

Spokane police arrested a 21-year-old woman Sunday after she drove away from a traffic stop and continued to laugh as officers chased her through southeast Spokane until one officer finally ended the chase by forcing her to crash. The chase started just before 5 p.m. when Officer Joe Pence noticed a 2000 Plymouth Breeze driving recklessly near Illinois Avenue and Perry Street. After attempting a traffic stop, Breanna Stead, 21, sped up to an estimated 50 to 60 mph and ran several stop signs, Officer Ben Green wrote in a news release.

Chronic eluder arrested for second time in three weeks

A Spokane man arrested at gunpoint after a police chase three weeks ago was picked up again Tuesday morning after another chase with law enforcement.  A profusely sweaty Michael S. Wheeler, 38, was taken to a hospital after he told a sheriff's deputy he had eaten an unknown amount of cocaine when he was arrested near Argonne and Bruce roads, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

Police chase ends with river rescue

A man driving a stolen car fled in the vehicle and then jumped into the Spokane River before being pulled out by police this morning, authorities say. Douglas Baker, 23, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to elude police and possession of a stolen vehicle, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department.

Idaho man shot, killed after hitting trooper with car

A North Idaho man with an extensive criminal history was shot and killed by a Post Falls police officer early Monday after striking a state trooper with his car, police said. Justin Earl Nicholas Todd, 33, died at Kootenai Medical Center after a nearly 20-minute police chase ended with shots fired in a residential area near West St. Estephe Court and West Bordeaux Avenue, just west of North Ramsey Road and south of West Honeysuckle Avenue in Hayden.