Crime Stoppers features unsolved crimes when a detective has exhausted his leads in a case and feels that information from an anonymous source would reinvigorate his investigation.

Fugitives are wanted criminal suspects who are avoiding capture, and that makes them inherently dangerous.  Call Crime Stoppers immediately if you know of their whereabouts, but take no action to contact the suspects yourself.  You can also submit a WebTip online with the link above.

Wife's Ashes Taken During Burglary
December 18, 2013

Yesterday, December 17th, 2013, Spokane County Sheriff`s Deputy Byron Zlateff responded to a residential burglary call near the 26000 block of East Eastland Road in Newman Lake.  The victim said sometime in the past 24 hrs his residence was burglarized.  Items taken in the burglary included home electronics, power tools, a coin collection and a flat screen television.  The victim was especially upset that the burglar(s) took a tin box that contained his wife`s ashes.  Value of the stolen items is in the thousands.

 

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.

 

 



SCOPE Station Burglary
December 12, 2013

Last night, Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, Spokane Valley Police Corporal Jeff Shover stopped at Central Valley SCOPE, located at 115 N. Evergreen Road.  Cpl. Shover entered the breezeway between the garage and residence and saw the garage door window had been broken out.  He entered the residence and saw lights had been left on and an office that is usually locked was open.  Upon further investigation Cpl. Shover saw a bedroom window had been broken out.  After additional deputies arrived and cleared the building, they discovered a television had been stolen in a back room.  The Sheriff`s Office SCOPE stations are not only a location citizens can contact Sheriff`s Office employees, but they are also locations deputies utilize to write reports.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Homeowner Startles Burglar
December 10, 2013

Yesterday, December 9th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Greg Snyder responded to an attempted burglary call near the 3300 block of South Woodward Rd.  Deputy Snyder contacted the homeowner who said at about 3:00 p.m., she heard what she thought was her dryer making noise downstairs.  She said she went downstairs and saw there was someone trying to wiggle the basement door open.

The homeowner said she went upstairs, looked out her back sliding door and saw the suspect walking up the steps on the back deck.  She described the suspect as possibly a white male wearing a black hoodie over his head, dark ski mask, gloves, was about 5`8" and wearing blue jeans.  When the suspect saw the homeowner he ran west from the residence.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.

 



$50,000 in I-Phones Stolen
December 04, 2013

Yesterday, Tuesday, December 3rd, at 10:20 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Byron Zlateff responded to a commercial burglary at Verizon Wireless located at 15150 E. Indiana.  Deputy Zlateff arrived on scene and saw the front window of the business was broken out.  After deputies cleared the business, an employee told deputies several I-Phones were stolen.

Today store management confirmed 48 I-Phone 5S`s and 5C`s were stolen.  The value of the stolen phones is $50,000.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Breaking Glass Wakes Woman
December 02, 2013

Yesterday, December 1st, 2013, Spokane County Sheriff`s Deputy Dave Trautman responded to an occupied residential burglary call near the 19000 block of North Dunn Road.  Deputy Trautman contacted the 38-year-old victim who said she was asleep when she heard what she thought was the Christmas tree falling over.  She was home alone sleeping because she works night shift.  Her husband was at work and her children were at their grandparent`s house.

The victim walked to the wide open entry foyer where there is an open stairway down to the lower level.  She said she saw a male running up the stairs towards her and she screamed.  She said the suspect turned around and ran back down the stairs.  She said the suspect tried to exit at the patio door but was unable to open the door.  The victim yelled at the suspect to remove the stick from the runner in order to open the door.

The victim could not see the suspects entire face because he was wearing a stocking cap and face mask.  She said she could tell he was a white male and that he had an average build.  A K9 search ended on the side of a road in a wooded area where the suspect possibly left in a vehicle.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



An Estimated $10,000 In Damage To Valley Home
November 27, 2013

Yesterday, Tuesday, November 26th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Wade Nelson responded to a residential burglary near the 7300 block of East Mission Road.  Deputy Nelson contacted the property manager who said sometime within the past two months, the vacant residence was broken into.  The manager said the suspect(s) stole copper pipe and wiring throughout the residence, including inside the walls of the home.  The property manager estimated the damage at or near $10,000.  The manager also said he has had at least 20 homes broken into over the past few months.  The homes have ranged from low priced homes to others worth over $400,000.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Assault Resembles "Knockout Game"
November 25, 2013

On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputies responded to an assault call at Hico at 9219 E. Sprague.  The victim said he was inside Hico to make a purchase.  When he came outside he said there were three 17-21 year old white males in the parking lot, and as he walked by the three boys he said, "what`s up fellas"?

The victim said at that point all three males started to violently kick and punch him on the face and body.  He fell to the ground and they continued to kick him until a witness inside the store came out and broke up the fight.  He had no idea who the males were and said they left in a small, light colored vehicle, possibly a Honda Civic style vehicle. 

Deputies on scene said this assault resembled the "knockout game" that is happening across the country.  Young male teens video tape themselves randomly assaulting men, women and children for no reason whatsoever.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Spokane Valley Mall Robbery
November 23, 2013

Yesterday, November 22nd, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputies responded to a robbery call at Tilt Tilt arcade located in the Spokane Valley Mall.  Deputies contacted the employee who told them at about 10:00 p.m. he was closing the business.  He said a white male, wearing a dark hoodie, blue jeans, in his late twenties to early thirties, pointed either a rifle or shotgun at his chest and demanded money.  The employee said the suspect had a white kerchief over his face and left in an unknown direction of travel.

Sheriff`s Deputies evacuated the neighboring movie theatre for safety purposes, but were not able to locate the suspect.  The suspect resembled the description of the suspect from a robbery at Zip Trip on Trent earlier this week.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Reward Offered For Valley Robbery
November 21, 2013

Yesterday, November 20th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Clay Hilton responded to a robbery call at Zip Trip located at 8215 E. Trent.  Deputy Hilton contacted the employee who said at approximately 9:00 p.m., a white male entered the store.  He said the suspect  was wearing a dark coat, hoodie and had a kerchief over his face.  He said he was between 5`8" and 5`10".

The employee said the suspect pointed a rifle at him and demanded the money in the cash register.  After taking an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency, the suspect ran eastbound from the store.  Sheriff`s K9 Laslo was not able to locate the suspect.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.

 



1600 Feet Of Copper Wire Stolen
November 18, 2013

On Friday, November 15th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Chan Erdman responded to a commercial burglary call near the 2200 block of North Woodruff Road.  Deputy Erdman contacted the business owner who told him that sometime between 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening and early Friday morning, over 1600 feet of copper wire was taken outside the business.  The wire was the main power lines for two suites in the complex.  Estimated cost for replacement is $6,576.00.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Over $5,000 In Copper Stolen From Vacant Home
November 08, 2013

Yesterday, November 7th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Wade Nelson responded to a residential burglary call near the 3000 block of North Edgerton Road.  Deputy Nelson contacted the complainant who works for the realtor selling the foreclosed home.  He winterized the house on November 5th and when he checked on the residence Thursday, found that it had been burglarized.

Deputy Nelson was able to see there was obvious forced entry into the residence and major damage done to the interior.  The suspect(s) stole copper wire and pipes throughout the home that the complainant estimated at a minimum of $5,000 to repair and replace.  At this time there is no suspect information.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    



Radio Station Burglary
November 05, 2013

On Monday, November 4th, 2013, Sheriff`s Deputy Mike McNees responded to KMBI Radio on 54th and Freya on a commercial burglary call.  Deputy McNees spoke with an employee who told him that Sunday morning, November 3rd, 2013, at 8:00 a.m., he received a call notifying him the monitor on one of the towers was out.

Monday morning the employee saw that the suspect(s) stole numerous wires from the AM tower.  Their AM station has been non-operational since the theft.  The station said repairs, labor and replacement will cost several thousands of dollars.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Dutch Bros. Robbery - Coeur d'Alene
October 28, 2013

Suspect Description; Male about 5’10” 160-180 pounds, possibly had a dark completion wearing a red ski mask with eye and mouth holes. Suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black shirt underneath with white writing.

 

 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect responsible for the robbery of Dutch Bros. Coffee that occurred on October 28th 2013 at 9:45pm. Police responded to 1680 North West Boulevard and spoke to the victims of the robbery. Two female employees stated a male suspect (see above description) approached the south drive through window threatening to shoot them and demanded money.

 

The suspect had a white plastic grocery sack from the Dollar Tree over his left hand stating there was a gun inside. The suspect threw a reddish orange draw string bag inside to the employees. The employees placed an undisclosed amount of cash into the bag.

  The suspect was last seen running eastbound on Mill Avenue. A canine for tracking the suspect was initiated but was unsuccessful. A photo captured from video surveillance is attached to this release. It does not show the suspects face but his sweatshirt with a possible logo is visible. This investigation is currently assigned to the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force. Detectives are hopeful someone will recognize the clothing.

 

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 208-667-2111 or 1-800-222-TIPS. Information can be submitted on line at www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org Callers are asked to use a code name or number and do not have to use their own name to be eligible for a reward.

 



Burglars Destroy Building on N. Market
October 24, 2013

On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013, Spokane County Sheriff`s Deputy J. Reed responded to a commercial burglary call near 6600 N. Market.  Deputy Reed contacted the property owner who said sometime over the past three days someone cut through a cyclone fence on the property and broke into the building.  The suspect(s) tore through the sheet metal on the outside of the building and the interior sheet rock. 

The suspect(s) gutted the building taking nearly all the copper pipe and electrical wire throughout the entire 40` X 40` warehouse.  The property owner estimated the damage over $10,000.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Valley Man Robbed for $10.00
October 16, 2013

This morning, October 16th, 2013, at 2:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputies responded to Denny`s Restaurant at Sprague and Pines on a robbery call.  The victim said he was waking northbound on Pines from Sprague when he was approached by two males.  He described the first as a white male, around 17 years old, 5`4", 120 pounds, wearing a red and white sweatshirt and dark pants.  The second was described as a black male, unknown age, 5`4", 130-140 pounds, wearing a dark cap and possibly dark pants.  The victim said the two suspects were walking southbound on Pines towards him.  When they reached the victim, the white male asked him if he wanted to buy some cigarettes from him.  The victim agreed.  All three walked to the area of Riverside and Houk when the white male acted like he was retrieving cigarettes from his coat.  The victim took a ten dollar bill out of his wallet.  The white male grabbed the money from the victim`s hand and punched him one time in the face.  The black male suspect punched the victim one time in the face well.  Both suspects ran eastbound on Riverside.  Spokane Police K-9 Officer Craig Hamilton responded to assist.  He and his K-9 partner tracked the suspects east on Riverside near an apartment complex at 110 N. Houk.  They located items of clothing in bushes that the victim said the suspects were wearing.  They were not able to locate the suspects.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.  Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Payless Shoe Store Robbery-Spokane Valley
October 03, 2013

On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Walter Loucks responded to a burglary call at Payless Shoes located at 13020 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley.  The employee told Deputy Loucks that she observed a white female, in her early twenties, enter the store carrying a large leopard print handbag.  She said the female was about 5`4", with a light build and blonde hair.  The employee was concerned with the female`s motives as she realized the bag may be used to conceal items.

Minutes later the employee heard the front door chime and walked out to greet the new customer.  Instead, she saw the suspect departing the business with one of the store`s new purses in hand.  The suspect was also carrying the leopard print hand bag which was now bulging with shoes.

The employee exited the store and told the suspect to return the merchandise or she would call the police.  The suspect had reached her vehicle and was placing the merchandise inside her car.  The employee approached the suspect who said, "I have a gun".  The victim did not see a gun and went back into the business to call police.  The victim said the suspect drove in front of the store and was waving and smiling at her as she passed by. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Attempted Robbery-Spokane Valley
October 03, 2013

On October 2nd, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy R. Stevens was contacted by a 68-year-old woman at the Valley Precinct who told him she was the victim of an attempted robbery.  The victim told Deputy Stevens that she had been at Northern Quest Casino earlier and that she was approached by a 23 to 25-year-old male who identified himself as Josh.  She said he initially asked her for a ride to Spokane Valley and she denied.  However, she did give him 20 dollars because he said his girlfriend left without him.

The victim eventually agreed to give Josh a ride to an apartment complex near Pines and Montgomery in the Valley.  Josh told the victim he worked for the Warrior Project.  The victim`s grandson also works for them and asked Josh to tell him hello.

After she dropped Josh off, he walked around to her partially rolled down driver`s side window and said "give me all your money or I will stab you".  She said Josh had his hands in his pockets, did not display a knife, but she was fearful he would carry out the threat.  She sped off and drove to the Valley Precinct.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Zip Trip Robbery
September 26, 2013

This morning, September 26th, 2013, at 12:45 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputies responded to a robbery at Zip Trip located at 1403 N. Mullan in Spokane Valley.  Deputy Clay Hilton contacted the employee who told him she was in the back office when she heard the door buzzer go off.  She walked out of the office to find a male subject in his twenties or thirties, wearing a solid black "kerchief" over his face and dark colored sunglasses.  He was wearing a red hoodie sweatshirt with white writing on the front and a black pair of jogging pants.  She also said he was holding a black handgun in his right hand.  The suspect demanded money and took an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency from the cash register.  The suspect then fled the scene and a K9 track was unsuccessful.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.  Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



7-11 Robbery Suspect
September 24, 2013

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On September 7th, 2013, at 5:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputies responded to a robbery at 7-11 located at Park and Broadway.  A male suspect entered the store wearing a black nylon over his face and a gray hoodie, pointed a gun at the employee and demanded money.  The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money and a K9 track was unsuccessful. 

Attached are surveillance photographs and video of the suspect. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.  Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.



Over $17,500 In Copper Stolen
September 18, 2013

On September 17th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Chan Erdman responded to a commercial burglary call near the area of Locust and Montgomery.  Deputy Erdman spoke with an employee of the tower company, which houses AT&T, Cricket and Nextel, who said the tower had been burglarized sometime in the past two weeks.  The employee said several different gauges of copper wire were cut from the ground, buildings and the tower itself.  The employee estimated the cost of the specialty repairs, and replacement of the copper, near $17,500.  He also said a 4" x 20" x 1/4" grounding bar was taken from one of the buildings.  It is used to ground several copper wires and has "Do Not Recycle" stamped on it.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.  Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.



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