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Occupied Residential Burglary
September 06, 2013

Yesterday, September 5th, 2013, at about 7:30 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff`s Deputy C. Ruff responded to residential burglary call near the 8200 block of N. Whitehouse Drive.  Deputy Ruff spoke with the homeowner who told him some time during the evening their house was burglarized.  She said they left their back door open and screen door locked.  She said the suspect(s) pulled part of the screen off and entered their residence.  Electronic devices that included an iPhone, iPad, laptop, Bose headphones and other items were taken.

Deputy Ruff spoke with a neighbor to the victims.  She told him her house alarm was tripped at 3:00 a.m.  It was a backdoor trip and more than likely occurred after this burglary.

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.



$30,000 Antique Table Stolen
September 06, 2013

On August 28th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Corporal J. Wakefield responded to the area of 10500 E. Dean Road on a residential burglary call.  Corporal Wakefield spoke with the homeowner who told him some time in August the residence was burglarized, which has been under renovation for several years.

The homeowner said there was an antique oriental table that was taken from the basement.  The homeowner said the table was as tall as a coffee table and made for people to sit around.  The table had deep hand carvings of people, oceans and ships, was approximately six feet long and was valued at $30,000.  There was also an antique oriental changing shield made of shells that was missing.  The changing shield was valued at $500.  There are no suspects at this time.

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.



Reward Offered For Commercial Burglaries
September 04, 2013

On August 25th and 26th, three businesses in north Spokane County were victims of someone either vandalizing or breaking in to the businesses.  Let It Ride was the victim of a commercial burglary.  Evergreen Hematology and Prospectors Bar and Grill were victims of malicious mischief.  All three businesses had rocks thrown through windows causing hundreds of dollars in damage.

On the night of September 2nd, or the early morning of September 3rd, four additional businesses in the same area were victimized.  Scollards Dry Cleaning, M Pressed Dry Cleaning, MacDonald Chiropractic and Fantastic Sam`s all had large rocks thrown through windows at the businesses.  Entry was made into all four businesses by the suspect or suspects.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information that leads to an arrest in these cases.  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.



Homeowner Finds Armed Man In Residence
August 27, 2013

On Tuesday morning, August 27th, 2013, at about 2:00 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff`s Deputy J. Moffett responded to a residential burglary call near the area of 16600 S. Carstens Road.  While en route to the residence, the victim told dispatch that a young white male, approximately 5`10", 130-140 pounds, wearing a plaid jacket and blue jeans entered the victim`s residence and took her car keys.  The victim said the suspect displayed a rifle, told her he was being chased and needed help, then took her car keys and stole her 2005, gold Chevrolet Trail Blazer.  The victim said her front door had not been locked and that her car keys were right next to her purse.  The suspect left the scene in the vehicle and several deputies that responded to the scene were 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.



Hondas Stolen in Spokane Valley
August 21, 2013

Yesterday, Tuesday, August 20th, six stolen vehicle reports and one attempted vehicle theft were reported in Spokane Valley.  Five Honda Accord`s and one Integra were stolen.  There was also one attempted theft of a Honda Civic reported.  Three of the vehicles were stolen from the Valley Mall parking lot.  One was stolen from the Costco parking lot at 5601 E. Sprague and there was an attempted theft at the Home Depot parking lot at 5617 E. Sprague.  Additionally, one of the other thefts occurred near the 8100 block of E. Appleway and the sixth was taken from the area of 1900 S. St. Charles Rd.

There have been more vehicle prowlings to date than the same time frame over the past four years.  Citizens are reminded to please take their valuables out of their vehicle whether it is brief cases, electronics, navigation systems or anything else of value.

You can view several safety tips regarding preventing vehicle prowling on the Sheriff`s Office web page at: http://www.spokanecounty.org/data/countysheriff/neighborhoodwatch/PreventVehicleProwling.pdf

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward with anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this string of vehicle thefts.



Coeur d'Alene Robbery - Mobil Jifi Stop
August 13, 2013

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Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest has offered a cash reward for information on a robbery that occurred on August 13th at 3:20am.

Coeur d’Alene Police Officers responded to the armed robbery at the Mobil Jifi Stop located at  502 West Appleway Avenue. Witnesses described the suspect as a male, with a small build, wearing a dark green hooded sweatshirt, black pants, dark colored shoes with white soles, and a dark colored ski mask concealing his face.

Witnesses said the suspect was riding a smaller BMX style bicycle.

 

The suspect displayed a shotgun at the clerk and demanded money.  The clerk gave the male an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect then fled the scene on the bicycle. He was last seen east bound on Appleway Avenue.  Attached to this release is surveillance video of the robbery suspect.

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.



Coeur d'Alene Robbery - Lean Bean 2 Espresso
July 23, 2013

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Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest has offered a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a male responsible for the Lean Bean Espresso Robbery that occurred on July 23rd 2013 at 1820 North West Boulevard at 5:28pm.

 

A white male described as wearing blue jeans, grey hooded sweatshirt and red shoelaces displayed a gun and demanded money.  The clerk gave the male an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled on foot into the 1000 block of Emma Avenue. Video surveillance of the suspect is attached to this press release.

 

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.

 



More ATM Thefts
June 14, 2013

On June 13, 2013, at 3:23 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Mark Brownell responded to a commercial burglary at Conoco located at 16th and University.  The west window of the business was shattered and there was a tow rope around the ATM machine in the business.

The business owner responded and replayed the surveillance video.  Two suspects arrived in a Chrysler Mini-Van and backed up to the window.  Both suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts, masks and gloves. 

One suspect shattered the window with a baseball bat, entered the business and placed a tow rope around the ATM machine.  The other suspect hooked the tow rope onto the Mini-Van.  Both suspects got back into the vehicle and drove away in an attempt to pull the ATM out of the business.  They were not successful and fled the scene.

On June 14, 2013, at 5:52 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Ken Dodge responded to a commercial burglary at the Broadway Mini Mart located at 10304 E. Broadway.  The business owner was told by a friend that the front window to the business was shattered.  The owner responded to find the ATM machine missing from inside the store.  The owner reviewed the surveillance video and saw the burglary occurred at 3:40 a.m.  The video showed a male subject, wearing a hooded coat, mask and jeans, use a baseball bat to smash the front window and run inside the store. 

A second subject, wearing a hooded coat and mask ran into the store as well.  About ten seconds later they were dragging the ATM out of the store.  Both incidents are believed to have been committed by the same two suspects.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in these Commercial Burglaries.



Spokane Police Respond to Armed Robbery
May 26, 2013

Spokane Police are responding to an armed robbery at the Little Caesar`s Pizza located off 29th and Regal in the south hill at around 10:25 this evening. SPD Detectives are investigating a possible connection between this armed robbery and other recent armed robberies. These two suspects appear to be the same two that robbed a pizzarita on North Wall a few days ago.
Because of the aggressive nature of the armed robbery this evening, anyone with information on this incident or believes they may have seen the suspects is asked to call 911.
Just before 10:30 pm tonight Spokane Police received a report of an armed robbery at the Little Caesar`s Pizza 2905 S. Regal St. in Spokane. Witnesses reported that the suspects entered the restaurant through an unlocked back door and assaulted an employee (minor injuries) before attempting to take cash and flee the scene.
Suspect descriptions are as follows:
Suspect #1: Light-skinned black male; about 5’09” and medium build. He was wearing a black hoody and covering his face with a blue bandanna.
Suspect #2: Possibly Hispanic male; about 5’09” and medium build. He was wearing a blue hoody. He was unshaven and was not covering his face.
Spokane Police quickly responded and attempted to track the suspects with K-9 however that track was not successful.
Spokane Police Forensics Unit is responding to process the scene for evidence. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 911.


Spokane Valley Robberies
May 21, 2013

On May 13th, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a convenience store at 722 N. Park Road was robbed by two suspects.  The employee/victim told investigators one of the suspects was a white male and the second was possibly a hispanic male.  Both are described to be between 5`8"-5`10", 150-170 pounds and both between the ages of 20 and 25.  Furthermore, the suspects entered the business on Park Road wearing hoodies over their heads with the draw strings cinched down.  Both suspects were wearing bandanas over their faces, baseball caps, dark pants, tennis shoes and gloves.

On May 16th, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Piece of Mind located at 1st and Pines was robbed.  There were three suspects in this incident and two of them matched the description from the Park Road incident. 

This morning, May 21st, just after midnight, a convenience store at 4th and Pines Road was robbed.  There were two suspects also matching the same description as the other incidents.  In all three robberies weapons were brandished as the suspects entered the businesses.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in these three robberies.  The person providing information that leads to an arrest in these robberies is possibly eligible for a $3,000.00 cash reward.  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.




Stabbing/Robbery Incident
April 23, 2013

On Monday evening, April 22, 2013, at 8:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputies responded to the 8500 block of E. Sharp Road in Spokane Valley on a stabbing call.  The adult male victim told deputies that he was walking north on Vista Road approaching Broadway when he was confronted by an adult male.  The suspect was a white male, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, approximately 5`11", 150 lbs and had a grayish brown beard.  The victim estimated the age of the suspect in his early thirties.

The victim said the suspect demanded money.  When the victim refused, he said the suspect struck him with some type of edged weapon.  The victim placed his hands in the air to shield the attack and was cut on his left hand.  The victim threw his wallet on the ground telling the suspect to take it.  The suspect took a $10.00 bill out of his wallet and ran northbound on Vista.  The victim received nine stitches in his left hand from the assault. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading 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 Rape - Coeur d'Alene
April 13, 2013

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the male suspect in an attempted rape that occurred on 041313 at approximately 5:30 am in the 1800 block of N. 15th St.

 

A 16 year-old female victim was assaulted by a male that was following her on foot. She sustained some injuries while attempting to flee from him. The female fled to a nearby residence, and the home owners let her in then called police.

The victim was able to provided information on the description of the suspect. The description is as follows:

  

White male, 20 to 30 years of age, 5’5 in height, average weight, red, short hair parted on the side, facial hair that is either a soul patch or a goatee trimmed within a ¼ inch, and a mustache. The suspect was wearing a black carhart jacket, tan carhart pants, and black boots.

 

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.



$16,000 In Cards Taken From Valley Business
March 25, 2013

On March 23, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy C. North responded to Spokane Valley Sports cards located near the 9400 block of East Sprague Ave.  The business owner told Deputy North that sometime between March 21st and March 23rd, his business was burglarized. 

The owner said that $10,000 worth of vintage baseball and football cards were stolen, as well as $6,000 worth of celebrity cards.  The owner of the business stated the sports cards are extremely valuable.  Many of the cards are vintage 50`s and 60`s era. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information in this case resulting in the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).  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 Police Ask Public to ID Armed Robber
February 22, 2013

Spokane Police Detectives are working to identify a man who robbed Sunset Highway Grocery at knife-point.  The suspect is described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic man wearing a distinctive black and white coat with the letters “L A” on the back.  Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

On Friday, February 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm a man entered the Sunset Grocery, located on W. Sunset Highway with a bandana covering the lower half of his face.  He showed the clerk a knife and demanded money.  The suspect exited the store and ran westbound down the alley on the north side of the business. No one was injured in this incident.

 

The suspect is described as a light skinned black or Hispanic male wearing a distinctive, two tone black and white coat with the large black letters “LA”  on the back and blue jeans.

 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.



Occupied Day Time Burglaries Within Two Blocks Of Each Other
January 22, 2013

On Monday, January 21, 2013, at about 2:30 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff`s Deputies responded to the 8400 block of East Sunflower Lane to an occupied, residential burglary call.  The female homeowner told 911 she heard someone break into her house and that she had armed herself with a handgun and locked herself in a bathroom.

The victim was able to get a look at the suspect who she described as a white male between 6` and 6`2" and very skinny.  She said the suspect was wearing a black hoodie style sweatshirt and baggy blue jeans.

When deputies arrived on scene they saw the front door to the residence had been pried open.  Deputies were able to track the suspect a short distance from the residence where it appeared the suspect drove off in a vehicle.  A neighbor said he saw a black Dodge Ram prowling around the area a couple weeks prior but there was no vehicle description with this incident.

At about 7:00 p.m. that same evening, deputies responded to a second occupied residential burglary call approximately two blocks from the Sunflower Lane burglary near the 6300 block of North Jenson Road.  In this incident the homeowner could hear someone breaking her door open then heard someone inside her home.   The victim told 911 she was in an upstairs bedroom.

Deputies responded quickly and located the female homeowner safe inside her house.  Deputies determined the suspect used some type of tool to pry open the front door.  The victim told deputies she could hear the suspect on the main floor of her residence.   She the upstairs floor creeks when she walks and thought the suspect must have heard her walking and fled the scene.  No items were taken in either incident.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in these two incidents.  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.



Missing Woman-Heather Lynn Higgins 9/20/10
December 13, 2012

Heather was last seen leaving her apartment located at 1725 W 10th #201 in Spokane sometime around 1:00pm on 9/20/10. Heathers` last phone call was made to a friend on the same day around 4:45pm in the afternoon. She has not been seen or heard from since. It is possible she is still in the Spokane area, however she may also have traveled to Seattle, WA. It is unknown if she would travel outside of WA state. Heather has been diagnosed with and suffers from bi-polar disorder, which requires medication. She was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2010. It is unknown if she has her medication with her. Her vehicle was left at her apartment at the time of her disappearance. Family and friends fear that she may have suffered a mental relapse and have expressed deep concern for her physical safety and well-being. Hearther was known to be in the company of a 55 yo male named Mark Blumer who also resides in Spokane.

 

 

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Bank Robbery - Seeking Any Information - US Bank at Garland/Lincoln
March 05, 2012

Police say a robber struck the U.S. Bank at Garland and Lincoln a little after 1:00 p.m. Monday. Witnesses say the suspect was a black man and he was wearing a mask. He showed a weapon.

Spokane Police say a dye pack was put in with the cash, and when it blew up nearby the suspect dropped the cash.

Police say the suspect should have red dye on him.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.  A cash reward is available for information that leads to the solution of this

Bank Robbery.   

Anyone with any information regarding this Bank Robbery is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or to forward the information via the website ww.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. 



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