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.

Spokane Valley Mall Robbery (2013/11/23)

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 (2013/11/21)

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 (2013/11/18)

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.



Several Thousands In Animal Mounts Stolen (2013/11/13)

On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputy Scot Nelson responded to a residential burglary call near the 6000 block of East 12th.  The victim said he had been on two hunting trips between November 1st and November 11th.  He said he had placed much of his property in a storage unit and on November 11th realized he was missing several items.  These included electronics, a grizzly bear pelt, mounted moose rack, two deer head and shoulder mounts and other unmounted antlers.  Total loss to the victim was over $9,000.

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.

 



Reward Offered For Burglary (2013/11/12)

Yesterday, November 11th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputies responded to a commercial burglary at Circle M Landscaping Supplies located at 2125 N. Pines Road.  The owner told deputies he had closed the business on Saturday, November 9th, at 5:00 p.m.  When another employee arrived at work on Sunday, November 10th, he discovered the main office had been burglarized.

According to the owner over $3,300 in cash and E-cigarettes were stolen.  The owner sells E-cigarettes on-line and had over 150 bottles of E-cigarette oil stolen. 

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 (2013/11/08)

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 (2013/11/05)

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 (2013/10/28)

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 (2013/10/24)

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 (2013/10/16)

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 (2013/10/03)

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 (2013/10/03)

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 (2013/09/26)

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 (2013/09/24)

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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 (2013/09/18)

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.



Occupied Residential Burglary (2013/09/06)

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 (2013/09/06)

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 (2013/09/04)

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 (2013/08/27)

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 (2013/08/21)

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.



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