Stories tagged: vehicle theft
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: Wed., June 12, 2019
Spokane police say a woman could only watch as a pair of alleged thieves drove away in her car early Wednesday morning after feigning a need for help.
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: Wed., March 15, 2017
The misdemeanor will net jail time and fines for offenders, while the Washington State Supreme Court is scheduled to weigh in later this spring whether the state’s trespassing law includes …
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.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
A man who told police he had just finished a prison sentence for stealing a car was found driving a truck minutes after it was reported stolen early Wednesday morning.
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., April 12, 2016
A Department of Homeland Security SUV was stolen early Tuesday morning from a federal facility in north Spokane.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., April 25, 2014
Roscoe Wood, 24, faces vehicle theft, malicious mischief and assault charges after citizens chased him down and held him at gunpoint around noon Thursday.
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014
Spokane police are looking for a man they believe stole two cars this morning, crashing the first one into a tree after the victim’s son armed himself and pursued the …
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
The father of a Spokane man shot to death in March while trying to steal a car appeared in Superior Court on Thursday – accused of trying to steal a …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
The father of a Spokane man shot to death in March while trying to steal a car will appear in Superior Court today — for trying to steal a car.
Thu., Sept. 19, 2013
Two teenage boys were arrested Tuesday after what law enforcement describes as a drug-fueled crime spree during which they assaulted one boy’s mother with a sword and planned to eat …
Wed., Aug. 21, 2013
Car thieves made off with five Honda Accords and one Integra in Spokane Valley yesterday, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. An attempted theft of a Honda Civic also …
Sat., Jan. 5, 2013
A 19-year-old man faces felony assault charges after allegedly ramming his car into two police vehicles while attempting to flee today.
Fri., Nov. 30, 2012
Spokane Valley property crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a stolen vehicle.
Sat., March 24, 2012
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 …
Mon., Feb. 28, 2011
A thief who stole a newspaper delivery truck early Sunday got more than he bargained for: an unexpected hostage. Spokane police say the wife of the delivery driver was sleeping …
Thu., July 8, 2010
A teenager convicted of assault for his role in a fatal stabbing last year is back behind bars after his second felony arrest in a week. Christopher E. Hooper, 19, …