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Grandmother detains intruder at gunpoint

Sandra Mize has a motto: “You don’t get do-overs.” That’s why the 63-year-old grandmother of 10 keeps a gun by her bed, a canister of mace in her living room, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2013, 2:01 p.m.

Widowed grandmother detains intruder at gunpoint

A widowed grandmother who was awoken by someone kicking in her back door held the intruder at gunpoint until police arrived at her North Spokane home early Wednesday morning.


Crime unit claims disputed

Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said Friday that the disbanding of the department’s property crimes unit in 2011 is an “urban legend” perpetrated by former administrators looking to boost funding …


Downtown police patrol arrests burglary suspect

Spokane Police arrested a burglary suspect with outstanding warrants after a chase through downtown this morning.


Sheriff says ad campaign has boosted reports, reduced crime

Local billboards, television and radio spots are telling residents what they can do to lower the crime rate: “Report suspicious activity.” It’s a call to action that Spokane County Sheriff …


Police arrest suspects in Idaho burglary ring

Idaho officials say they have made arrests connected to a daytime burglary ring that was funding a group’s drug addiction. More than 80 residential burglaries have been documented in Kootenai …


In brief: Super Nails owner faces felony charges

Spokane police arrested a local business owner Monday on charges of attempted trafficking in stolen property. According to a release, Tien M. Le, 40, owner of Super Nails at 1500 …


House raid yields stolen goods stash

It looked like a store threw up on the lawn of a North Spokane home Wednesday, one Spokane County sheriff’s deputy commented, after law enforcement officers uncovered a large cache …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 3:56 p.m.

Burglary victims, detectives sort through raided goods

Sheriff’s deputies raided a housing unit at 415 E. Montgomery St. on Tuesday, and on Wednesday they were still sifting through $200,000 in stolen goods found inside the house, sheriff’s …


Reclaiming an old hobby along with an old bike

When Don Arndt’s motorcycle was stolen from the backyard of his old Spokane Valley home in 1975, he quickly lost hope of ever seeing it, but he never gave up …


Manpower is no object – for the right crimes

There is little that exposes our priorities quite so nakedly as a sensational vice bust. Take the raids on the alleged prostitution rings at local “spas” this week.


Two longtime felons suspected of prowling

A 51-time felon who was told by a judge 10 years ago that “the system’s had enough of you” is back in jail in connection with property crimes police suspect …


Spokane’s auto theft rate fourth-highest in U.S.

For the second year in a row, Spokane had the fourth-highest auto theft rate in the nation, according to an insurance industry group.


Locator device helps detectives track burglary suspect in Valleyford area

A 50-year-old ex-con accused of burglarizing a south Spokane County home while three children hid was arrested in part because detectives installed an electronic location tracker on his vehicle. The …


Mapping crime won’t eliminate it

If you had to identify the epicenter of Spokane crime, what would you pick? One of the maligned neighborhoods on the near North Side? Somewhere just east of downtown? An …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2012, 4:48 p.m.

Spokane burglary suspect is repeat offender

A burglary suspect accused of stealing a truck and gun from a northwest Spokane home is a repeat offender with a 19-year history of property crimes, police say.


With no SPD property crimes unit, neighbors helping others

The thieves are brazen in Veronica Evans’ neighborhood. They kicked in her door three weeks ago and ransacked her home, stealing valuables and leaving her fearful. They’ve hit other homes …


Judicial appointee helps track suspect

An assistant U.S. attorney and appointee for a federal judgeship helped identify a suspect in a string of South Hill burglaries by tracking his wife’s stolen coffee shop card. Tom …


Spokane police to investigate fewer thefts, burglaries

If you’re a victim of a burglary, theft or car prowling in Spokane, don’t expect to get the crime solved. The Spokane Police Department announced Wednesday the official elimination of …


Spokane Valley Police Department Crime report mixed

The 2010 crime rate numbers are in for the Spokane Valley Police Department and show mixed results. Violent crimes are down, but property crimes are up. Those results follow the …