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Authorities: Woman killed by stray bullet

BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – Authorities say a woman was killed after she was hit by a stray bullet fired into her bedroom by a man who was aiming at his car that had just been stolen. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies received multiple calls between 11:10 p.m. and 11:25 p.m. Thursday from people who said they heard at least 10 gunshots in Bonney Lake, Washington, the News Tribune reported. Shortly afterward, a woman called 911 to report her son’s Jeep was stolen. She said he fired shots from a handgun before chasing after the car. The 41-year-old man told deputies he was sure he hit his Jeep because he saw the back window shatter.

Fleeing man escapes briefly after ramming patrol car

A man got away briefly after leading deputies on a chase Saturday morning and ramming a patrol car, but deputies caught up with him and arrested him on multiple charges before the morning was over.

Two men lead deputies on overnight chase

Spokane County Sheriff's deputies used spike strips to stop a stolen car that led them on a high-speed chase to Deer Park and back early Thursday morning. Jason Harris, 29, and Scott Fraser, 36, were booked into jail on multiple charges.

Police: Bomb threat an attempt to avoid arrest

A couple called in a bomb threat to avoid capture after being caught taking parts off a stolen car, police say. Alkala Michener and Charles Pearson were arrested Tuesday night after the Patrol Anti-Crime Team responded to a home on East Bridgeport in Spokane Valley.

Man in stolen truck leads police on chase

Traffic was light Saturday morning at the intersection of North Nevada Street and East Magnesium Road when a Spokane sheriff’s deputy spotted a suspicious-looking man in a pickup. A routine check of the license plate quickly showed why the man was acting suspiciously: The 2004 Ford Ranger had been stolen from its owner in the Spokane Valley.