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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Shoplifiting incident at North Town Mall turns into brawl

A group of kids attempted to steal about $400 worth of items from NorthTown mall before being stopped by security which led to an altercation between the children, one of …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Police arrest alleged NorthTown Mall shoplifter who had fake gun

A shoplifting situation at NorthTown Mall escalated Tuesday evening when the suspect allegedly attempted to pull out a realistic-looking fake gun.

Rite Aid employee knocked unconscious by shoplifter

A worker at Rite Aid was knocked unconscious Wednesday evening by a shoplifter she was trying to stop.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an ‘ungrateful fool’

President Donald Trump has started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China. In …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.

Trump asks whether UCLA players will thank him for release

President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players will thank him after they were released from detention in China. Trump said he raised their case with China’s president …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

LiAngelo Ball, two other UCLA players released on bail after shoplifting arrest in China

UCLA faces the embarrassing prospect of opening its season without three freshmen players who have been benched after being released on bail following an alleged shoplifting incident in China.

Couple allegedly shoplifts with a child in a stroller

A Soap Lake couple reportedly brought a baby in a stroller with them into a Moses Lake store as they stole numerous items from the business and tried to leave …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017

Former Colville newspaper editor faces more shoplifting charges

Kevin Hulten, a 38-year-old former editor at the Statesman-Examiner newspaper and political operative previously tied to a Snohomish County elections scandal, faces additional theft charges after an alleged string of …

Colville newspaper editor charged with shoplifiting no longer listed on masthead

The Colville Statesman-Examiner won’t say if Kevin Hulten is still employed following charges of shoplifting and his removal from the publication’s masthead this week.

Hayden shoplifting suspect went big, left store with 2 loaded carts

An accused shoplifter in North Idaho walked out of a Walmart store as if she had won a shopping spree. Jennifer L. Dossett of Coeur d’Alene allegedly pushed two carts …

Detectives ask for public’s help in finding Spokane Valley thieves

Sheriff’s detectives investigating a theft in Spokane Valley are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who walked out out of a store without paying for two security …

Idaho court upholds use of burglary law against Wal-Mart shoplifter

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the state’s burglary law in a Kootenai County case that challenged it as unconstitutional, because a man who shoplifted items from Walmart was charged …

In brief: Women accused of stealing merchandise, abandoning children

A 31-year-old woman allegedly abandoned two children last week at a Home Depot in Spokane Valley after an employee caught her stealing inventory. Amber M. Elliott is accused of trying …

Suspected shoplifter who died while detained by store guard identified

The suspected shoplifter who died last week while being detained by a store security guard in Coeur d’Alene has been identified as 35-year-old Andrew M. Dearmin.

Shoplifting suspect dies near N. Idaho supermarket

A shoplifting suspect died Wednesday night in Coeur d’Alene after he was held on the ground by a loss prevention officer from a nearby grocery store, police said. The 35-year-old …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Al G. Barnes Wild Animal Circus was in town, and nearly every seat was filled for the performances at Recreation Park.

Doug Clark: Bubblegum warrant beats getting chewed out by My Old Man

So the Kootenai County prosecutor has admitted that putting a warrant out on a 9-year-old who’s accused of grabbing bubblegum from a grocery store was not, um, warranted. “I have …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Two Washington Water Power meter installers got a hissing, slithering surprise in the basement of the old Club Cafe on Howard Street.

Employees help thwart shoplifting attempts

A trio of would-be shoplifters had their plans foiled by police and store employees over the weekend. Chad Burk, 40, was arrested late Friday after witnesses said he left a …

Spokane Police asking for help identifying robbers

A man and a woman captured on surveillance video threatened to shoot and stab witnesses when confronted after a suspected shoplifting at a Spokane Fred Meyer store on Saturday, police …

Court can, technically, get many in a lather

It was the squirt of lotion heard ’round the world. Or at least heard ’round the Washington state Supreme Court chambers.

Spokane clerk punches man armed with knife

SPOKANE — When a Spokane drugstore clerk confronted a suspected shoplifter early today he pulled out a knife and threatened her.

‘Stolen’ hot dog, 99 cents. Baffled jurors, priceless

Call it the great hot dog caper. Or maybe the greatly overblown hot dog caper would be more accurate. One day last December, Eastern Washington University student John Richardson got …

Shawn Vestal: Shoplifting sentence puts eye on prosecutors

Justice is blind, they say. And sometimes it’s dumb. Take the case of the $163 shoplifter and the 799-day prosecution. The overworked Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office overcharged a young woman …

‘Forgetful’ diners get the run-down from angry waitress

There are a million crime stories in the big, or actually midsize, city. Here are two minor but entertaining ones. First, the Dine-n-Dash Sprint.

Woman can’t shake felony’s impact

Kristin Bell had what she calls a moment of weakness that has turned into a 2 1/2-year legal nightmare and forced her to give up a dream of ever working …

Police say meat thief sold plunder at bars

Patrons in a Spokane Valley pub thought the meat salesman was legit when he walked into the bar a month ago selling frozen steaks. “He had a little uniform on …

Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting

Spokane police are investigating a report of shots fired at homes early Saturday morning. Shots were fired from a vehicle in the 2800 block of East Nebraska at 3 a.m. …

Pickup Driver Takes Shot At Fleeing Car

A teenage driver and two friends were threatened by a man with a gun early Monday, but sped away before a shot was fired. The 18-year-old driver told deputies a …