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Coeur d'Alene Robbery - Mobil Jifi Stop (2013/08/13)

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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 (2013/07/23)

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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 (2013/06/14)

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 (2013/05/26)

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.


Latest Brass Thefts Extremely Dangerous (2013/05/24)

The Spokane Valley Fire Department has reported multiple buildings that have had the FDC`s (Fire Department Connections) stolen from the exterior of the buildings.  These brass fittings are used for the fire department to connect to and charge the interior sprinkler system in the event of a large scale fire.  Without these exterior adaptors, not only the integrity of the building but the safety of people inside the building is put at extreme risk.  If anyone, other than a firefighter, is seen working on these fittings you are asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

Due to the extreme safety hazard of these thefts, Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in these thefts.  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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Spokane Valley Robberies (2013/05/21)

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.




Vacant Home Vandalized (2013/05/13)

On May 6, 2013, Spokane County Sheriff`s Deputy Matt Gould responded to the area near the 4000 block of West Richland Road to investigate a burglary at a home for sale.  A property management employee contacted the realtor selling the house to let him know all the appliances in the residence had been either stolen or damaged and that there was severe water damage to the kitchen floor. 

The suspect(s) had stolen the refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and the washer and dryer from the basement.  The suspect(s) had moved the stove and oven, however did not take them.  It is common for burglars to take these types of appliances and scrap them for the internal copper.  As always, if you witness any type of suspicious activity in your neighborhood, especially at a home for sale, you are urged to call either 911 or Crime Check at 509-456-2233. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this burglary.  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.



Vandalism - Coeur d'Alene Ramsey Park (2013/05/02)

Click to Enlarge Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of suspect(s) responsible for vandalism.

 

On 05/01/13 a Coeur d’Alene Parks employee reported a significant amount of damage was done to the men’s room located at the north end of Ramsey Park at 3525 N. Ramsey Rd. The vandalism consisted of both urinals, and a toilet destroyed as well as damage to the wall sink mount in the men`s restroom. This vandalism occurred sometime after 11:00pm on April 30th. A rock was located inside the restroom which appeared to have been used to destroy the urinals and toilet.

 

The estimated cost to repair the restroom is $10,000.The restroom will remain closed for at least a month until repairs can be done.

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.

 



Stabbing/Robbery Incident (2013/04/23)

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 (2013/04/13)

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.



Copper Wire Thefts - Kootenai County (2013/04/05)

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the recent theft of copper wire from area irrigation pivot lines.

 

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating numerous thefts of copper control wire from area irrigation pivot lines.  Since October 1, 2012 there have been 14 reported thefts of copper wire.  In total, the victims of the thefts, primarily Prairie Field Growers, have had over nine thousand feet of control wire stolen from their pivot lines.  The financial impact to the victims is over $28k just to replace the wire, which doesn’t include the labor and equipment to install it. 

 

It appears the suspect(s) drive into the fields, cut the control wire and pull the wire from the pivot lines with a vehicle.  At this time, no suspects or vehicles have been identified.

 

Recyclers and scrap vendors should also be on the lookout for individuals attempting to sell this type of copper wire.  Idaho’s law is clear that a person commits theft when he/she knowingly receives stolen property under circumstances as would reasonably infer him/her to believe the property is stolen.  

 

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest and law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s assistance by offering the reward for any information that will help solve these crimes. 

 

All information received through Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is kept completely confidential.  Callers do not have to give their names or appear in court.  The Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest tip line does not use any tape recording or caller ID devices.  Tips can be made by calling the Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) OR by accessing the anonymous tip form on the Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest webpage:  www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org

 



Reward Offered For Vandals (2013/04/04)

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for damaging multiple vehicles in the Otis Orchards area.  Sometime during the evening of April 2nd to the morning of April 3rd, over 15 vehicles had windows broken out on or around Wellesley Road between Campbell Road and the Idaho state line.  At this point there is no suspect information with regards to this case of vandalism.

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.

 



$16,000 In Cards Taken From Valley Business (2013/03/25)

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.



Albertson's Pharmacy Robbery (2013/03/06)

Additional pictures of a robbery suspect were obtained by Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives and they are asking for the public’s help as they continue to work to identify him.    

The suspect robbed the pharmacy located inside Albertsons at 12312 N. Hwy. 395 on Thursday February 7th.

The pharmacist reported the male suspect came up to the counter, threw a red reusable grocery bag down on the counter and demanded “narcotics”.  She put the narcotics in the bag and the suspect left the store.

She described the suspect as a dark complected, white or Hispanic male, 5’09”, medium build in his mid-30s with black, collar length hair.  His face was heavily pock-marked and he may have tattoo(s) on his neck.

He was last seen wearing a black, baseball style cap with “WSU” on the front with a large red & white Cougar’s logo on the left side, a black hooded jacket, black baggie jeans and white shoes.

  
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction in this case.  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.



Spokane Police Ask Public to ID Armed Robber (2013/02/22)

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.



Coeur d'Alene Graffiti - Dec - Jan 2013 (2013/02/06)

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest has offered a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of suspect(s) responsible for eighteen recent cases of graffiti in the City of Coeur d’Alene. Since Dec 1st of 2012 the downtown corridor... area has experienced a large amount of graffiti left on buildings and area businesses. The most recent case was reported this morning (020513) at the City Band Shell.

Anyone with information on these crimes 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.


Occupied Day Time Burglaries Within Two Blocks Of Each Other (2013/01/22)

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 (2012/12/13)

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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Luring Attempt (2012/12/11)

This morning, December 11, 2012, at about 8:30 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff`s Deputies responded to the area of Bridle Trail and Lidgerwood to a possible attempted luring incident.  A 6th grade student was waiting by herself at the bus stop when a grey Suburban with a black stripe on the side pulled up to her. 

The victim said the male passenger, who she described as a white male in his twenties with blonde hair, blonde beard and mustache, rolled down his window and asked if she needed a ride into town.  As the victim backed away from the vehicle, the passenger opened his door but never exited.  The victim also described the driver as a white male in his twenties, blonde hair and no facial hair.  The victim said the vehicle sped away shortly after stopping.

The victim also said there was a decal on the back window she described as being grey with black flames.  Deputies were not able to locate the vehicle in the area.  The Mead School District has notified parents in the district of the incident.

Anyone with information about this attempted luring is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information resulting in an arrest in this case. 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.



82 Year Old Woman Victim Of Home Invasion Robbery (2012/08/22)

On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at about 12:48 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff`s Deputies responded to a home invasion robbery near the area of 12500 E. Apache Pass Lane.  Deputies arrived on scene and set up a perimeter while a SPD K9 unit searched for two suspects.

The victim told deputies two suspects entered the house through a sliding glass door at the rear of the residence and found her in a bedroom.  The victim described the suspects at two white males, about 5`8" to 5`10" in height, both "skinny" and between the ages of 17 and 22 years old.  The victim said the suspects were both wearing shorts, shirts and had bandanas covering their faces.

The suspects ordered the victim to lie face down on the ground while they rummaged through the residence.  Several electronic devices, jewelry and credit cards were taken during the robbery.  The victim said both suspects left out the same sliding glass door they entered and she did not hear a vehicle leave the scene.  The City K9 unit was unable to locate the two suspects.

Anyone with information about this Home Invasion Robbery is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers.  Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward with this case.  Persons with information regarding this burglary should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.



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