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Wayne R. Mellgren was arrested early Thursday for allegedly trying to steal a Mercedes-Benz from Northtown Auto Liquidators. Earlier this month, he was arrested for stealing a Jeep from the same dealership, police said.
Spokane police say a woman could only watch as a pair of alleged thieves drove away in her car early Wednesday morning after feigning a need for help.
House gives final approval to program that could send career car thieves down a better road after they get out of prison.
In the time it takes to tidy your bed, floss your teeth or microwave a bowl of rice, 19-year-old Christian Normand can steal your car. If it’s an early-’90s-to-2000s Subaru, even better.
Since July 3, there have been four violent car robberies or carjackings in the Spokane area, three of which appear to be random. Two happened to women while they were still in their car, and another two involved violent robberies where people were either injured or held hostage before a thief escaped with their vehicle.
The misdemeanor will net jail time and fines for offenders, while the Washington State Supreme Court is scheduled to weigh in later this spring whether the state’s trespassing law includes unpermitted entry into vehicles.
The Spokane Police Department is urging drivers not to leave their vehicles unattended while warming them up in the cold of winter.
A man who told police he had just finished a prison sentence for stealing a car was found driving a truck minutes after it was reported stolen early Wednesday morning.
For the first time in five years, Spokane is no longer in the top 10 U.S. cities for vehicle theft, a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau says.
A Department of Homeland Security SUV was stolen early Tuesday morning from a federal facility in north Spokane.
The rescue of Runt the Stolen Jeep took place on a north Spokane side street as the Wednesday sun began to set. It was like watching a family reunion.
Roscoe Wood, 24, faces vehicle theft, malicious mischief and assault charges after citizens chased him down and held him at gunpoint around noon Thursday.
A 51-year-old man who pleaded guilty to stealing scrap metal from the Lower Monumental Dam in south-central Washington last year was arrested in Spokane last week towing a stolen vehicle. Kurt Goe had been ordered to self-report to federal prison following a sentencing hearing held Feb. 6, during which he pleaded guilty to taking more than $60,000 worth of metal belonging to the Army Corps of Engineers in March 2013. At that hearing, Goe requested more time before his imprisonment to care for an acquaintance diagnosed with cancer.
A man set to report to federal prison for stealing more than $60,000 worth of scrap metal from a south-central Washington dam project last year allegedly stole a car for scrap prior to going in, according to police.
Spokane police are looking for a man they believe stole two cars this morning, crashing the first one into a tree after the victim's son armed himself and pursued the stolen vehicle.
The father of a Spokane man shot to death in March while trying to steal a car appeared in Superior Court on Thursday – accused of trying to steal a car. Brian J. Kaluza was arrested in April after he tried to steal a marked Spokane Police Department patrol car, according to police reports. He was released on his own recognizance at that time, but violated his release conditions Tuesday when authorities say he committed a fourth-degree assault.
The father of a Spokane man shot to death in March while trying to steal a car will appear in Superior Court today — for trying to steal a car.
Two teenage boys were arrested Tuesday after what law enforcement describes as a drug-fueled crime spree during which they assaulted one boy’s mother with a sword and planned to eat her liver. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault call on the 13300 block of East Mission Avenue at 1:20 a.m. where they found a beaten, bloody woman lying on her bed. A sword with a bent handle and two knives were nearby.
Car thieves made off with five Honda Accords and one Integra in Spokane Valley yesterday, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. An attempted theft of a Honda Civic also was reported.