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Spokane considers new misdemeanor penalty to combat car theft

Under a new law, entering or staying in a car that isn’t yours would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine. The Spokane Police Department said the new law would allow them to charge people who appear to be on the way to committing more serious crimes, like vehicle prowling or auto theft.

Email details tense meeting between police volunteer group and Spokane mayor

Following a tense meeting with Spokane Mayor David Condon, the director of a volunteer-driven community policing organization said he was uncomfortable around Condon because the mayor is “aggressive and angry and threatening.” The mayor said he had a different impression from the March 30 meeting, but said he had called everyone involved to apologize.