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Stories tagged: burglary

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office looking for burglary suspect who stole purses, vehicle

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a burglary suspect accused of stealing purses and a car from a residence on East Upriver Drive on Feb. 10.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Woman stabs burglar who told victim he planned to rape her, police say

A Spokane woman stabbed a burglar who tried to enter her house multiple times Monday.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

Man charged with multiple robberies and assaults

Prosecutors have caught up with a 21-year-old Spokane man suspected of scores of crimes during past few years.

100 years ago in Spokane: Considerate, safe-cracking burglar sends back some deposit slips

But the manager of the Interstate Motor Co., the target of the thief, made a public plea for them to return $40,000 worth of insurance policies.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Police arrest suspected armed burglar of Christmas presents in north Spokane

A man who claimed to be armed refused to leave a North Spokane apartment Friday evening, after residents reportedly came home and found him inside, attempting to steal their belongings.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Spaceman Coffee burglarized, but thief didn’t steal antiques or NASA memorabilia

Owners say Spaceman Coffee in downtown Spokane was broken into early Monday morning.

Bonds set for trio accused of involvement in tying up, beating woman, son

Three people suspected in a year-old residential burglary in Spokane Valley, where a woman and her son were tied up and beaten by masked intruders, were all arrested in the …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Man who aided in burglary, assault after escaping Spokane work release sentenced

Anthony J. Gibson, who escaped from a Spokane work release facility in Februrary and aided in a robbery and assault two weeks later, was sentenced in Spokane County Superior Court …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office identifies man suspected of stealing kayak to evade police

The man arrested Tuesday on suspicion he stole a kayak in an attempt to evade police on Newman Lake has been identified as Robert Rehfeldt.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Man attempts escape on stolen kayak in Newman Lake, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says

A man stole a kayak and attempted to evade Spokane County Sheriff Deputies after trying to burglarize a garage in Newman Lake on Tuesday morning, according to Deputy Mark Gregory.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Three arrested after early morning burglary attempt in east Spokane

Police arrested three people on suspicion of burglary and robbery after two of them allegedly forced their way into a residence, demanded money, were rebuffed and threatened to come “back …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Man attempts pot shop break-in with underwear wrapped around his head, police say

A man wearing underwear wrapped around his head and socks on his hands attempted to break into Apex Cannabis in Otis Orchards Sunday morning.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019

Man arrested after allegedly burglarizing Corbin Park residence Saturday night while residents were home

After the homeowner said she was calling the police, Stephen R. Brown, 37, allegedly fled the north Spokane residence and was later arrested on a residential burglary charge, according to …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019

Police arrest four after burglary at Arc of Spokane thrift store

Spokane police say they arrested four people and recovered hundreds of dollars’ worth of stolen merchandise after responding to an alarm at the Arc of Spokane thrift store late Sunday, …

Spokane Valley homeowner fires gun to scare off knife-wielding man, sheriff’s office says

A Spokane Valley homeowner fired a two shots into the air and scared off a suspected burglar armed with a knife early Monday, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. …

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Police say man shot as he breaks into neighbor’s home in southwest Spokane

Spokane police say a man barged into his neighbor’s home this weekend armed with “large kitchen style knives” in each hand – and was then shot in the chest by …

Burglary suspect caught, had machete wound inflicted by boy

Authorities: Burglary suspect with a machete wound from run-in with an 11-year-old boy has been caught, days after he slipped out of a hospital where he was treated for head …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Man accused of breaking into Glover Middle School on Wednesday has history of vandalizing local schools

A man was arrested early Wednesday after police say he broke into Glover Middle School and began rifling through students’ desks.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Man accused of breaking into elderly woman’s north Spokane home by shattering window and sitting with her

An elderly woman told Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies she sat fearfully in her living room for about an hour early Thursday morning after a man broke into her home to …

Spokane car dealership offering $2,000 reward for tips on stolen vehicles

ClickIt Auto & RV, off U.S. Highway 395 in the Wandermere area, said thieves broke into the dealership’s offices, stealing four computers and the keys to a number of vehicles.

UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Post Office in Inchelium burglarized, alarm disabled and packages torn open

The U.S. Post Office in Inchelium was burglarized last weekend.

Teen suspected of stealing $10,000 in jewelry and cash from Dodson’s

Police are investigating a 15-year-old suspected of burglarizing Dodson’s Jewelry in December and stealing $10,000 worth jewelry along with cash and a couple of smartphones.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Woman wakes up to find alleged burglar sleeping on bedroom floor

Police arrested a man after he was found sleeping on a woman’s bedroom floor Tuesday morning, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

100 years ago in Washington D.C.: Sen. Miles Poindexter, of Spokane, helps lead fight against League of Nation

U.S. Sen. Miles Poindexter of Spokane took to the Senate floor to rail against the proposed League of Nations and the peace treaty in Europe.

WSU regents authorize up to $5.26 million to settle lawsuit over 2017 hard drive burglary

The class-action suit in King County Superior Court stemmed from an April 2017 burglary at an Olympia storage facility in which someone stole a hard drive containing sensitive information on …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

Someone stole 29 guns from the Kettle Falls police chief. Twenty-eight are still missing.

Chris Courchene, the Kettle Falls police chief, told Stevens County sheriff’s detectives he had twice sent his girlfriend to meet a mysterious suspect and paid $1,250 in hopes of retrieving …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Alleged Moses Lake bomb builder had wrong type of fertilizer

Ryan S. Palmer, 39, stole a urea-based fertilizer from the Nutrien Ag Solutions facility in Moses Lake – not an ammonium nitrate formulation that could have been mixed with diesel …

Spokane police arrest alleged thieves after victim tracks stolen goods online

A burglary victim was able to track his stolen property through an online selling app, leading to the arrest of two men over the weekend.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018

Police dog finds suspect in ditch after home burglary in west Spokane

A Spokane resident locked herself in her bedroom and called 911 while a burglar rummaged through her home early Sunday, prompting a manhunt that ended when a police dog found …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Police dog forces surrender of suspected Spokane Valley home burglar on drug binge

A man who told Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies he hadn’t slept in four days because of to being high on meth and heroin was arrested Monday under suspicion of breaking …