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Thursday, November 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Police bust suspected chop shop in North Spokane

An officer who helped search a suspected chop shop in North Spokane this week wrote in court documents that he was shocked at the “plethora” of stolen vehicles, motorcycles and …


Family sues dealership over rental car mix-up

A North Idaho family detained by police at gunpoint after their loaner car from a Spokane BMW dealership was mistakenly reported stolen is suing Lithia Motors and Camp Automotive. Casey …


Police dog Ekko takes down suspected motorcyle thief

A Spokane County sheriff’s dog took down a man suspected of stealing a motorcycle early Wednesday morning.


Theft suspect flees after officer injured at CdA Casino

Police are looking for a man who injured an officer outside the Coeur d’Alene Casino today while fleeing in a stolen Toyota 4Runner.


Police: Bomb threat an attempt to avoid arrest

A couple called in a bomb threat to avoid capture after being caught taking parts off a stolen car, police say. Alkala Michener and Charles Pearson were arrested Tuesday night …


Theft victims will phone it in

Spokane police officers soon will no longer respond in person to take reports of stolen vehicles. It’s a move, officials say, to “work smarter” and more efficiently after several rounds …


Mother’s car stolen outside Spokane day care

A mother who left her car running while dropping off her child at a north Spokane day care today returned to find the car gone.


Honda Accord tops most-stolen list

The most-stolen car in Washington state last year was the 1991 Honda Accord, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.


Handcuffed man escapes Spokane Valley police

The handcuffed driver of a stolen car escaped from custody late Thursday when officers left him unattended as they chased his fleeing passenger, according to the Spokane Valley Police Department.


Arizona homicide suspect arrested in Spokane

A homicide suspect from Tucson, Ariz., was arrested in Spokane on Saturday after a school resource deputy and his Explorer partner spotted him sleeping inside a stolen pickup.


Police: Car in lake was work of joyriding teens

A stolen 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier with Nevada license plates was recovered from Honeysuckle Beach on Hayden Lake early this morning.


Truck left to ‘warm up’ stolen in Deer Park

Deputies say a Deer Park man stole a pickup this morning because he was cold and tired of walking.


Brothers arrested on vehicle prowling

Two brothers were arrested on suspicion of vehicle prowling Wednesday in north Spokane after police matched their shoes to footprints left in the snow near a stolen car.


Woman arrested with stolen Jeep

A 32-year-old Spokane Valley woman was arrested early Friday while she was gassing up a stolen Jeep in the Wandermere area, Spokane sheriff’s deputies said. Genevieve Justine Willyard was arrested …


Man fueling stolen Jeep arrested

An 18-year-old transient was arrested on suspicion of car theft early Thursday after the vehicle ran out of gas about a block from a police station.


Injured police officer released, recovering

A Spokane police officer injured while driving to a robbery and stabbing was released from a hospital Monday and is recovering at home. Officer Rhian Wilkinson fractured a bone in …


Man arrested after officers chase stolen vehicle

A fugitive sex offender armed with knives and driving a stolen vehicle led officers on a chase Monday through west Spokane, police said.


Deputies searching for guns, stolen items in raids

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies, including the SWAT team, raided two homes this morning searching for guns and other items stolen from a collector who was away on vacation.


Chase ends with crash, power outage, arrest of driver

A driver crashed a stolen vehicle early this morning, knocking out power in the vicinity of Indiana Avenue and Monroe Street and leading to the arrest of a 40-year-old man.