Stories tagged: car theft
Mon., May 25, 2020
The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended …
UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020
Spokane man convicted of possessing stolen vehicle has conviction tossed by Washington Appellate Court
Alex M. Jones, 33, is in custody at Airway Heights Corrections Center on guilty verdicts in multiple cases. But a Spokane County prosecutor misstated the law during a jury trial …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
Officers found Jan A. Katzenbogan was in possession of a stolen Harley Davidson motorcycle, doors from a stolen pickup and miscellaneous parts from a stolen Subaru Forester at an address …
Tue., April 30, 2019
City officials notched a legislative victory Tuesday after some three years of lobbying, and hope it will translate into a victory in a fight against car theft.
Wed., April 17, 2019
House gives final approval to program that could send career car thieves down a better road after they get out of prison.
UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019
Spokane officials make another pitch for a state program to provide for tighter supervision of auto thieves after they leave prison.
Tue., March 5, 2019
Convicted car thieves could be placed in community supervision after being released from prison as part of an effort to keep them from going back stealing again.
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
As Spokane beefs up efforts to catch car thieves, some – including prolific one who targets Subarus – won’t stop
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, …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
Spokane Valley deputies found and arrested two people sleeping in a stolen car parked in the parking lot of a gas station Sunday.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
The Good Roads Association proposed a sweeping $30 million plan to build permanent hard-surfaced roads all over the state.
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018
The journeyman plumber who shot and killed a man who attempted to steal his idling SUV five years ago said his daughter has long had a drug problem, and that …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
Spokane officials ask House committee to back a special program to have special supervision of car thieves after they’re released from prison.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017
Man accused of assaulting ‘Deadliest Catch’ cast member sought for fleeing from Spokane County deputy
Jorel Fultz, the man accused of robbing and assaulting former “Deadliest Catch” cast member Jake Harris late last year, is back under the spotlight of local law enforcement after he …
Sun., June 11, 2017
Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspected car thieves Saturday with numerous stolen items in their possession.
Tue., May 30, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Judge throws the book at teen joyriders (aka car thieves); youths turn vacant lots into gardens for war effort
A Spokane judge was fed up with the number of autos stolen by young joyriders, and two teenage boys paid the price. The judge sentenced Clement Colgan and Orrin Johanning …
Sun., May 28, 2017
A stolen auto, a drunken booze party in Colbert, and, in the end, a mystery: Who shot and killed Gordon Coldeen, 19?
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017
A man is facing new charges a week after being arrested for carjacking at 17-year-old’s car at gunpoint in the East Valley High School parking lot.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
The city will start an annual allocation of $425,000 of federal grant money to assist small businesses in 2017, Mayor David Condon said Friday. Police will also form a task …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
Authorities found a 3-year-old boy in the back seat of a stolen car after a pursuit early Wednesday morning.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
The Spokane Police Department is urging drivers not to leave their vehicles unattended while warming them up in the cold of winter.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Two “pretty” girls, 15 and 12, were missing, and so was an automobile which vanished while its owner was in the post office.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016
A woman was injured this week after jumping on the hood of her car in an attempt to stop a man from stealing it.
Thu., June 23, 2016
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.
Tue., March 29, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Crowds lined both rails of the Monroe Street Bridge to see a new and exciting spectacle: The electrical illumination of the Spokane River waterfalls.
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015
A new Subaru stolen in north Spokane County last week was recovered early Friday morning worse for wear after launching over a dirt berm, driving through a field and crashing …
Sun., Aug. 9, 2015
A suspected auto thief was shot Saturday morning after opening fire on officers during a standoff outside a north Spokane home. The man died later of his injuries at a …
Sun., June 14, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The son of a former county prosecutor and another teenage boy were arrested on suspicion of auto theft when a police officer saw the …
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014
A stolen car was used to ram a Spokane police car Friday morning after the car’s owner left it running in her driveway. The owner called police at 8:15 a.m. …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
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.