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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

How the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa made it the world’s most famous painting

The theft of a painting changed how the world saw the Mona Lisa.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

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.


Spokane County Sheriff’s Office seeks info on McKenzie Conservation Area thefts

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Department is looking for help identifying a man suspected of using stolen credit cards.


Boise police: Man arrested with $40,000 in stolen bicycles

A 26-year-old Florida man has been taken into custody after police say he tried to pawn stolen bicycles in Boise. Boise police say Bradley D. Knirnschild of Kissimmee was arrested …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019

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, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

FBI: Delivery drivers involved in Amazon theft ring

The two contract delivery drivers working for Amazon had a clear-cut assignment: They were supposed to bring packages from a warehouse south of Seattle to a post office for shipping, …


Valley Fire sees thefts of brass caps from fire safety connection systems at area businesses

The Spokane Valley Fire Department has noticed a rash of thefts of brass fire caps from Fire Department Connection systems at businesses in Liberty Lake.


Thief takes Marilyn Monroe statue from Hollywood gazebo

Goodbye, Norma Jean? Officials say someone climbed a more than two-story tall Hollywood public art piece and stole a statue of Marilyn Monroe.


Radiohead to release stolen music for climate campaigners

Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen for ransom. But instead of paying up, the band will release it in aid of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Purse snatching on South Hill turns into civilian car chase and shooting; no injurues

Detectives are investigating a purse-snatching that turned into a suspected shooting Wednesday. No one was hurt and deputies are searching for the suspects.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Bronze medallions stolen from Centennial Trail recovered

It was time for 82-year-old Ed Stretch to take his annual to the Centennial Trail to polish his father Pat Stretch’s bronze medallion tucked away on the side of the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

Burglars steal gun from nightstand as victim slept; deputies use stun gun to arrest suspect

Deputies tracked down a man and woman after they allegedly broke into a Spokane Valley home and stole a gun from a nightstand next to the sleeping victim.


100 years go in Spokane: Safecrackers make off with nearly $1,000 from downtown Buick dealership

“Yeggmen” — safecrackers — broke into the safe at the Eldridge Buick Co. and made off with between $800 and $1,000 in cash.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Spokane police arrest 2 in Safeway bicycle theft sting; here’s what happened to those arrested in previous sting

For the fourth time in at least a year, Spokane police planted a bike outside the Safeway grocery store at Mission Avenue and Hamilton Street in north Spokane, hoping to …


Car prowler fires gun at person trying to catch him

A car prowler fired a shot at a man chasing him Wednesday afternoon in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Excavator stolen over the weekend from Newport

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen excavator from Newport.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Police seeking community’s help identifying Apple thief

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies would like some help nabbing an Apple thief.


Former ClickIt RV employee stole Porsche from business, police say

Police are accusing a former ClickIt Auto & RV employee of stealing a 2001 Porsche Boxter from the company last month.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

Idaho Vandals football players charged with theft

Police say two University of Idaho football players stole more than $100 of food from a Walmart, according to a report by KHQ-TV.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

State auditors complete probe into ‘major theft of public funds’ in Spokane County

County Commissioner Mary Kuney, Auditor Vicky Dalton and Risk Management Director Steve Bartel are expected to discuss the findings of the investigation during a news conference Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Spokane police investigating woman accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from SNAP

Spokane police believe a former property manager in charge of multiple SNAP properties stole nearly $200,000 from the nonprofit over a four-year period.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019

Police arrest suspected South Hill package theft who reportedly drew knife on neighbor

Police arrested a suspected package thief Wednesday who’s accused of drawing a knife on a South Hill resident.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Post Office in Inchelium burglarized, alarm disabled and packages torn open

The U.S. Post Office in Inchelium was burglarized last weekend.


100 years ago in Spokane: IRS worker explains the income tax

An Internal Revenue Service collector in Spokane attempted to explain the complex rules regarding a relatively recent kind of tax, the federal income tax.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

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.


Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID

To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer’s chicken dinner, detectives didn’t need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Indictment says two former employees embezzled at least $800,000 from Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood’s former accounting manager, Melissa K. Foeller, and former Chief Financial Officer Christopher A. Wyatt each face five counts of grand theft.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Suspect faces felony charge for attempted package theft in North Central neighborhood

A 20-year-old man who was caught stealing a package from the front porch of a home in Spokane’s North Central neighborhood said he did it because he was bored, according …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Here’s how to keep your Christmas packages from getting stolen this year

Mindy Simonson remembers watching a video of a thief from her front-door camera. Dressed in everyday clothing, a person she’s never seen walked up to her front door and wedged …


Police catch burglars after victim finds stolen items for sale online

Spokane Police officers arrested two men Saturday in connection with the theft of guns and guitars from cars. Police caught the suspects after the victim of the burglaries helped police …