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Unsolved Crimes

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.


4/16/2014 - Robbery at North McDonald’s

Yesterday evening at approximately 8:00 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported robbery at the McDonald’s located at 6321 N. Monroe.  The suspect approached the drive-thru window, reached in and grabbed the money drawer from the register and ran away.  It appeared there was a black pistol in his hand.  Deputies quickly set up a perimeter with the assistance of several Spokane Police officers but were unsuccessful in locating the suspect.  The suspect is described as a white male with a medium build.  He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and had a black cloth covering his face.  Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for anyone providing 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 http://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.

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4/11/2014 - $23,000 In Bee Crates Stolen

On Monday, April 7th, 2014, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Beau Vucinich responded to a burglary call in the area of Trent and Idaho Road.  The victim told Deputy Vucinich he stores bee crates at the location and that he was missing fifteen pallets containing 462 crates.  The crates are valued at $23,100.  It is unknown when the crates were stolen and 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.

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4/8/2014 - School Mats Vandalized, Reward Offered for Suspect Information

On Thursday April 3rd, Riverside School District personnel called and reported the pole vault mats at Riverside High School had been vandalized.  It appears suspect(s) cut the mats in the pole vault pit sometime between March 22nd and March 24th and caused an estimated $10,000 in damage.  There is no suspect information at this time.  

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for anyone providing 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 http://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.

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3/24/2014 - Reward Offered For Robbery Suspect

On Saturday evening, March 23rd, 2014, at about 9:00 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Exxon, located at 23312 N. Highway 395, on a robbery call.  Deputies contacted the male and female victims who said they were sitting in their vehicle scratching lottery tickets when a male approached their vehicle.  The 44-year-old male victim said he was sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle and the 49-year-old female victim was sitting in the front passenger seat.  The male victim said the suspect, who he described as a black male in his late 40’s, approximately 6’0, 175 pounds, wearing a black windbreaker and a black knitted cap, opened the driver’s side door, grabbed the male victim and pulled him out of the vehicle.  The victim said the suspect began to shock him with a stun gun up and down his left arm.  The victim said the suspect held him against the door the entire time and did not say a word.  The female victim said she exited the vehicle wearing her purse around her shoulder and carrying a grocery bag.  She said the suspect walked around the rear of the vehicle and grabbed her purse.  The victim was not able to hang on to her purse and the suspect was able to take it off her shoulder.  The suspect took the victim’s purse and ran around the southwest corner of the building.  Deputies set up a perimeter and attempted a K9 track.  They were not able to locate the suspect.  Deputies found a stun gun in front of the victim’s vehicle as well as a large knife on the ground near the business.  Deputies also located the victim’s purse near the business.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing 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.

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3/19/2014 - Reward Offered For Newman Lake Burglar

Yesterday, March 18th, 2014, at about 2:00 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Kullman and his K9 partner Deacon responded to a burglary in progress near the 26000 block of East Eastland Drive in Newman Lake.  Deputy Kullman spoke with the homeowner who said he and his wife were inside when they heard the alarm chirp in the garage.  He said he looked out in the garage and thought his cat may have set it off.  After he came back inside he heard the alarm chirp again.  He let his dog out into the back yard and saw the man door in his garage was open and saw a male suspect jumping over his fence and running through his neighbor’s yard.  The homeowner got into his truck and chased the suspect down the street until he jumped another fence near 5000 N. Irrigon.  The homeowner said he thought his dog may have bitten the suspect because he was limping as he ran.  The homeowner said the suspect was between 20 and 30 yrs. old wearing dark pants and a dark hoodie.  He was not able to determine the suspect’s race.  Deputy Kullman and K9 Deacon tracked the suspect through multiple yards until they reached the Idaho State line.  Based on Deacon’s track it was obvious to Deputy Kullman the suspect ran into Idaho.

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.

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3/19/2014 - Reward Offered for Rathdrum, Idaho Burglar

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a string of vehicle burglaries in the Rathdrum area.

 

On February 11, 2014 the Rathdrum Police Department received a call of several vehicle burglaries in the Golden Spike retirement community.  Officers responded and discovered 13 motorhomes and travel trailers that had been damaged and missing property.  All of the recreational vehicles were parked in a secured fenced area of the community.  The suspect(s) entered the area through the fence on the north side.  The RV’s sustained several thousands of dollars in damage and had several thousands of dollars in property taken from them. 

 

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.

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3/11/2014 - Your Help is Requested

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Northway is requesting your help identifying the male and female suspects in these photos.  They are suspected of fraudulently using a reported stolen credit card(s) at several locations. 

The male is described as white, in his early 20’s, medium build and was wearing blue jeans, a black and green jacket and a bright orange and tan cap. 

The female is described white, in her early 20’s, slender build, brown hair and was wearing blue jeans, a black shirt, a black sweatshirt type jacket and black high heels. 

They had a child with them who appears to be approximately 1-year-old.

Anyone who can help identify these suspects is asked to call Deputy Northway at 509-477-6662.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing 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.

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3/8/2014 - $25,000 Bronze Statue Stolen in Coeur d`Alene, Idaho
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Update:  On March 8, 2014, a citizen located this stolen property abandoned in a wooded area off E Yellowstone Trail, Coeur d`Alene.

 

Sometime between Friday night on January 17th and early Saturday morning January 18th, parts of a statue depicting a 1920s-era woman on a bicycle being followed by two dogs were stolen.

 

The statue entitled “Kate” appeared to have been removed with the use of a vehicle by possibly using a rope or a chain. The matching bronze bicycle the statue was attached to, and a small bronze statue of a dog were not taken but it appeared to officers an attempt was made to steal the entire statue.

 

Coeur d’Alene Parks Director Steve Anthony estimated the artwork is worth about $25,000, though if recycled the stolen pieces would be worth much less.

 

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.

 

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3/7/2014 - JD’s Garden Burglary, Sick Riverside High School Student Linked

Monday, March 3rd, 2013, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Beckman investigated a Commercial Burglary at JD’s Garden, a medical marijuana dispensary, located at 39817 N., Newport Highway.  Employees determined the burglary took place sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning.  22 ounces of marijuana, two custom marijuana pipes and 38 THC infused chocolate bars were stolen.
 
Later Monday morning, Deputy Beckman responded to Riverside High School on a drug possession call.  A juvenile male student reported to school administration he was given a chocolate bar by another male juvenile student.  He said after he ate it, the other student told him the chocolate bar was laced with marijuana.  He was taken to the hospital by his mother and it was confirmed he had THC in his system.  The male that provided the chocolate bar was immediately expelled from school.
 
This investigation is on-going and arrests for the burglary are expected in the near future.  Deputies are also looking into possible charges for the student providing the THC laced chocolate bar.
 
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing 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.

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2/19/2014 - Reward Offered for Valley Robbery

Yesterday, February 18th, 2014, at about 9:30 p.m., a 25-year-old female called 911 and said she had been robbed outside the Holiday Inn Express, located at 9220 E. Mission Ave.  The victim said she was at the east entrance of the hotel and had placed her cigarettes and car keys on the hood of her vehicle while she looked for her hotel key.  The victim said she saw a male subject walking towards her in the parking lot and as he walked past her, he grabbed her belongings off the hood of the vehicle.  The victim said the suspect, who she described as a white male, approximately 5’10”, 180 lbs and wearing baggy clothes, shoved her onto the ground and kicked her in the thigh.  The victim said the suspect took her car keys and approximately $300.00 before running west towards Mullan Road.  Deputies 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.

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1/29/2014 - Two Computers Stolen At School

Yesterday, January 28th, 2014, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Mead River Point Academy near the 11000 block of North Newport Hwy. on a burglary call.  Deputies contacted an employee who said the alarm had been tripped at 3:27 a.m.  When the employee responded to the school, he found a broken window and called 911.  When deputies arrived, they were able to see a keyboard lying on the ground outside the window and a mouse and cord hanging on the broken window frame.  After deputies made sure the suspect(s) were not inside the school, the employee confirmed two IMAC desktop computers had been stolen.  At this time there are no suspects in 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.  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.

 

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1/22/2014 - Early Morning Valley Robbery

This morning, January 22nd, 2014, at 5:45 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a robbery call at Zip Trip located at 8215 E. Trent.  Deputies spoke with the adult female victim who said she was pumping gas when the suspect asked her if she had any spare change.  The victim described the suspect as possibly a black male, 5’10”, wearing a brown hoodie and blue jeans.  The victim said she told the suspect she did not have any change and watched as he walked to the driver’s side of her vehicle.  The victim’s adult male friend was sitting in the front passenger seat and observed the suspect grab the victim’s purse from the front seat and run.  The victim chased the suspect and when she caught up to him, the suspect grabbed her head, pushed her to the ground and kept running.  The victim’s purse was later located by a citizen and returned to the victim.  At this time there is no further 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.

 

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1/3/2014 - Spokane Valley Mall Zales Jewelry Theft

Today, January 3rd, 2014, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputies responded to a theft call at Zales Jewelers in the Spokane Valley Mall.  Employees said a white male, possibly 27 yrs old, wearing a dark hoodie and dark jeans, stole a wedding set worth several thousands of dollars.  The suspect ran from the store in an unknown direction.

Witnesses said the suspect possibly ran north from the mall towards the north side of Best Buy, which is northeast of the mall.  Deputies responded to that area and did locate a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Sacred Heart Hospital.  It is unknown at this time if the suspect(s) arrived in this vehicle.  Witnesses said the suspect(s) fled the area behind Best Buy in a different vehicle that struck another vehicle while leaving the area.  Deputies are currently attempting to gather surveillance video from local businesses.

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.

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1/2/2014 - Reward Offered For Morning Robbery

This morning, January 2nd, 2014, Spokane Valley Sheriff`s Deputies responded to the 500 block of South Farr Road on a robbery call.  The 64-year-old female victim said she went out to her vehicle to drive to work and found two male suspects sitting inside her 1999 Suzuki SUV.  When she confronted them, one of the suspects pointed a firearm at her and told her to lie on the ground.  The victim complied and the suspects ran in an unknown direction.  A Sheriff`s Office K9 unit searched the area and was not able to locate the suspects.  The victim told deputies a GPS was stolen from her 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

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12/18/2013 - Wife`s Ashes Taken During Burglary

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. 

 

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