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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

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, 9:40 p.m.

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, 3:29 p.m.

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, 9:33 p.m.

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, 7:32 p.m.

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, 8:46 p.m.

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, 2:03 p.m.

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, 10:54 p.m.

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, 10:52 p.m.

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, 7:17 p.m.

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, 12:14 p.m.

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, 12:08 p.m.

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, 1:03 p.m.

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, 6:53 p.m.

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, 6:01 p.m.

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, 5:46 p.m.

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 …


Police seek help in identifying suspect in June burglary, fraud

Spokane police released a picture of a suspect in a burglary and attempted fraud in June and are asking for help in identifying the woman.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Man accused of robbing Gonzaga student while her roommates hid in basement

Spokane police say a 51-year-old man broke into a home in the Logan Neighborhood on Saturday night, robbed a Gonzaga University student at knifepoint and demanded that she take off …


100 years ago in Spokane: Young burglar, unreformed, goes on city-wide crime spree

The Good Roads Association proposed a sweeping $30 million plan to build permanent hard-surfaced roads all over the state.


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Fuel stolen from Spokane Humane Society

The Spokane Humane Society was targeted early Thursday morning by a gasoline thief, who siphoned fuel out of two vehicles used to transport animals.


100 years ago in Spokane: Gonzaga announces third alumni killed in World War I effort

Gonzaga University “had added the third gold star to its service flag” – meaning, the third former Gonzaga student had died in wartime service. The latest was Louis P. Mutty, …


100 years ago in Spokane: Police arrest suspect in downtown diamond burglary

A man was sleeping in his apartment on Riverside Avenue when he heard the sound of shattering glass. He went to the window and saw a man standing at the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Burglars cause $15,000 in damage to snag frozen chicken from Spokane restaurant

Unless there’s a black market for frozen chicken, a pair of burglars must have been hungry when they rammed a pickup truck into a walk-in freezer and stole $200 worth …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Woman accused of tying up, robbing her ex-boyfriend’s grandma in Spokane Valley

Authorities say a 22-year-old woman tied up and robbed her ex-boyfriend’s grandmother inside the victim’s home in Spokane Valley.