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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.


12/4/2014 - Hit & Run Auto/Pedestrian

Spokane Valley Traffic Unit Investigators are asking the public for information regarding a serious hit and run collision that occurred on Friday, November 14th, 2014 in Spokane Valley.

Spokane County Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian hit and run collision at the intersection of 16th Street and Oberlin on November 14th 2014, at approximately 5:20 p.m.  A citizen found the 51-year-old male victim crawling off of the roadway and immediately called 911. 

The citizen told investigators a dark colored vehicle passed him at a high rate of speed as he traveled east on 16th, approximately 3 blocks prior to the hit and run scene.  The vehicle continued to drive recklessly after passing the citizen and reportedly almost caused several other collisions.  The citizen tried to obtain the vehicle’s license plate but was unsuccessful.  When he observed the victim in the roadway, he stopped to help, but stated he did not actually see the collision. The victim sustained a head injury and a severe leg injury.  He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.

Video can be viewed on the Spokane County Sheriff`s YouTube Channel at:
http://youtu.be/EygIkoAhEOw 

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11/18/2014 - Reward Offered For Information Leading to an Arrest in Homicide

Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are looking to the public for tips regarding a fatal shooting and are partnering with Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest to offer a reward.  The incident occurred  just before midnight, 11/7/2014,  near the intersection of S. Elm Street and W. 10th.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.

Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are seeking information from the public regarding the homicide that occurred just after midnight on 11/7/2014. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 26-year-old Zachery D. Lamb.
Detectives are specifically looking for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious on 11/7/2014, between 11:45 pm and midnight, in the area of Elm St. from 2nd to 10th Avenue. Witnesses indicated that the suspect vehicle was a dark colored SUV with a roof rack hanging approximately 1 foot over the windshield. The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s with a gravelly voice.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to 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 submit 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.

See original release below:

Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are investigating a fatal shooting.  The incident occurred last night just before midnight near the intersection of S. Elm Street and W. 10th. A witness indicated an unknown male shot the victim multiple times before fleeing. 

Last night, 11/7/2014, just before midnight, Spokane Police received a report of a shooting in the 1000 block of S. Elm. The caller indicated a male acquaintance had been shot multiple times by an unknown male suspect and the suspect, described as a white male in his 40s, driving a dark colored SUV, fled the location after the shooting.

SPD officers quickly arrived on scene and located the victim, who had sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds to his torso.   The adult male victim was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Officers searched the area for the suspect, however he was not located.

SPD Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene to investigate. The investigation into this incident is on-going.

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8/21/2014 - Detectives Ask For Help Identifying Suspect
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On August 7th, 2014, at about 4:45 p.m., a residential burglary was reported near the 4500 block of N. Center Rd.  The victim’s home was broken into and multiple items were stolen.  On the same date, at about 7:20 p.m., one of the victim’s stolen credit/debit cards was used to purchase gas and cigarettes at the Conoco station, located at 305 S. Thor, then used again at 9:30 p.m. at the Walmart, located at 5025 E. Sprague Ave., to purchase $414 worth of pre-paid cell phones. 

Images of the suspect are attached from both locations.  The suspect appears to be a dark skinned male of a large stature, with dark short hair and a beard.  He has tattoos on both shoulders.  The car appears to be a newer model two door, silver 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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8/4/2014 - Spokane Police detectives investigate theft of large trailer
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On 7/25/14, at approximately 2:15 pm, Spokane Police received a report of the theft of a large utility trailer from the 1600 block of E. Holyoke.  The caller indicated that the trailer was used by Point Man Ministries Northwest, a non-profit organization assisting veterans as they transition home after deployment.
 
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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7/16/2014 - Homeowner’s Sleep While Home Burglarized

On July 15th, 2014, at noon, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Ruff responded to the 5600 block of South Hogan on a residential burglary call.  The complainant said he and his wife went to bed at about 11:00 p.m. the night prior.  When they woke up at 8:00 a.m., they found both the front and back doors open.  The homeowner said he was certain both were closed when they went to bed and that the front door was locked.  After checking the house, they realized the homeowner’s wallet was missing and his wife’s watch had been stolen.  They contacted the bank and learned someone had attempted to use their credit card at about 7:30 a.m.  The institution will provide video surveillance of the suspect(s), however 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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7/16/2014 - Estimated $100,000 In Damage To Commercial Building

On July 12th, 2014, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Chan Erdman responded to the old Chung Hua Garden, located at 18203 E. Sprague, on a commercial burglary call.  The new owner of the building said the last time he was there was approximately two weeks prior and the building was in the shape he had purchased it.  Since that time, it was obvious someone had been not only living inside the building, buy they had also stole nearly all the copper plumbing, wiring and all the stainless steel appliances.  The new owner estimated the damage and loss to the building near $100,000.  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.  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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7/10/2014 - Reward Offered For Occupied Residential Burglary

Yesterday, July 9th, 2014, at about 5:00 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Bratton responded to the area of 200 E. Cliff to an occupied residential burglary.  The 13-year-old complainant called 911 and said she and her sister were hiding in their basement crawl space because they heard someone break in through the front door.  Deputy Bratton contacted the 13-year-old female and her 9-year-old sister.  They said they heard knocking on the door and looked outside.  They saw a small shiny gray car in the driveway and saw two males in the vehicle.  The 13-year-old described the driver as a white male, wearing a blue t-shirt, bald with a medium build.  She said the passenger was also a white male, 20-30 years old wearing a black t-shirt and appeared skinny.  The 13-year-old said the passenger walked up to the door, knocked and looked through the window.  She said he walked back to the car and talked to the driver.  She said both suspects walked towards the front door and she and her sister ran downstairs and hid in the crawl space like their parents had taught them to do.  The girls said they heard the front door break and heard the suspects walk upstairs.  Deputy Bratton saw that the front door frame of the residence had been forced open.  Several other deputies, as well as Air-1, had arrived in the area and were not able to locate the suspect vehicle.  Deputies checked the residence and confirmed the suspects had left.  The girl’s mother arrived at the residence and did not notice anything missing.  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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6/25/2014 - Information Needed In Homicide Investigation
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On January 10th, 2014, at about 4:00 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 10500 block of East Empire on a report of a deceased female caught on a tree in the river.  Deputies confirmed there was a deceased female in the river and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit recovered the body.
 
After a lengthy investigation by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office and Sheriff’s Office detectives, the victim was identified as 58-year-old Maria Guadalupe Vega.
 
Vega was believed to live at an address in Tijuana Mexico.  Vega crossed into the United States at San Ysidro on September 24th, 2013, at 12:51 p.m.  She advised she was en route to 3600 South Las Vegas Blvd, the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, but never made it.  No known vehicles or associates are known at this time Vega may have been with.
 
The Mexican Consulate has been advised of this investigation and is attempting to locate next of kin.  Detectives are asking for any information citizens may have that either possibly knew Vega or saw here prior to January 10th.  Any information is asked to be directed to Detective Justin Elliott at 509-477-3786.  See photograph of Vega.


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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6/17/2014 - 19-year-old Female Studying While House Burglarized

On June 9th, 2014, at 12:45 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Bailey responded to an occupied residential burglary call near the 11500 block of East Mission Road.  Deputy Bailey contacted the 19-year-old victim who said she was studying when she heard someone pounding on the front door.  She said she could only see the male suspect’s baseball hat so she moved to the bathroom and could only see his shoulder.  When the suspect continued pounding louder on the door, the victim ran outside with her dogs and called 911.  A neighbor to the west of the victim’s residence heard the loud pounding and met the victim in her back yard.  The neighbor ran around the front of the victim’s house and saw the front door had been kicked in.  He entered the residence and confronted the male suspect coming out of the master bedroom.  The neighbor said the suspect was stuffing items inside his backpack and told him “someone” was looking for him.  The suspect was described as a white male, mid 40’s, 5’10”, 155-165 lbs, reddish mustache and beard, black baseball cap, black t-shirt with a ? logo on the front, and wearing brown shorts. 

The suspect walked out the front door and the neighbor tried to grab on to his shirt.  The suspect continued east on Mission Road.  The suspect fled north on Wilbur, then east on Nora towards a cul-de-sac and jumped a fence.  The suspect was never located.  The neighbor collected a coin counter the suspect dropped when he jumped the fence.  The victim’s parents arrived at the residence and confirmed multiple collector coins were stolen.  These included approximately 200 “Ike” silver dollars, 1,000 “Benjamin Franklin” silver fifty cent coins (1940-1950’s) and 40 silver quarters (1940-1970’s).

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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6/12/2014 - Pair Breaks in While 16-year-old Sisters Home

On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Edelbrock responded to an occupied residential burglary call near the area of 7500 N. Atlantic.  Deputy Edelbrock was in near proximity of the residence when the call came out, but was not able to locate the two suspects.  Deputy Edelbrock contacted two twin 16-year-old sisters who were home at the time of the burglary.  They told him they heard knocking at the back door; their parents weren’t home, and they were not expecting any company.  They chose not to answer the door.  A few moments later, the sisters said the knocking turned to thumping followed by the door being forced open.  The sisters walked into the kitchen and located two adult male subjects inside their house, both in their thirties.  They said the shorter of the two suspects ran out the back door.  He was wearing a red tank top and black shorts.  The other suspect was about 6 feet tall, thin and had “bad teeth”.  This suspect was very apologetic telling the sisters he was sorry multiple times.  The sisters said the taller suspect was wearing a short brimmed “snap cap”, a white tank top and black shorts.  They said both suspects fled southbound on Altamont on bicycles.

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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6/10/2014 - Nearly $15,000 in Tools Stolen, $5,000 Utility Trailer

Yesterday, June 9th, 2014, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Beckman responded to the 33000 block of North Arlington Lane reference a commercial burglary report.  Deputy Beckman contacted the construction company owner who told him sometime during the night prior, a trailer containing nearly $7,000 worth of tools was stolen.  Another trailer at the job site was also burglarized and nearly $7,500 worth of tools was stolen.  The stolen trailer is a 2008 International cargo trailer, Washington license plate number 8979VH.  It is gray and has Scott and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning on all sides of the trailer.  Estimated replacement cost of the trailer is $5,000.  At this time there are no suspects.  Anyone who may happen to see this trailer is asked to call 911.

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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6/3/2014 - Valley IHOP Burglarized

On Monday morning, June 2nd, 2014, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to IHOP at the Valley Mall on a burglary call.  The complainant said the employee that opens the restaurant arrived at 5:30 a.m. and found the rear door unlocked.  There were no other unlocked doors and there was no forced entry into the business.  Inside the office a safe had been opened and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.  No other items inside the business were disturbed.  At this time there are no 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.

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5/28/2014 - $100,000 Caterpillar Front End Loader Stolen

On May 26th, 2014, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Dodge responded to the area of 16100 E. Broadway on a vehicle theft call.  Deputy Dodge contacted the project manager who told him sometime during the weekend, a 2006 938-G Caterpillar front end loader was stolen from the project.  The loader was driven through the east side security fence and has not been located since.  The manager said the machine was locked but that a universal Caterpillar key could have been used to steal it.  The owner of the company rented a helicopter on May 27th, but was not able to locate the machine by air.  The owner said the machine weighs approximately 40,000 lbs. and is valued at $100,000.

UPDATE:   May 28th, 2014, at about 3:15 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Jones responded to the 2300 block of S. Carnine Ct. in reference to a suspicious vehicle.  One of the neighbors said a Caterpillar had been parked in the neighborhood since at least 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  She did not think anything of it because another neighbor was getting ready to do some excavating and thought that was what the machine was going to be used for.  Yesterday, another neighbor was on his way home from work and heard the story about the same type of Caterpillar stolen from a construction site over the Memorial weekend.  Deputy Jones checked the VIN on the Caterpillar and confirmed it was the stolen machine. 

At this time there are no suspects in this theft.  However, Crime Stoppers is still 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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5/20/2014 - COPPER THEFT ON THE RISE

Copper theft is again on the increase in Kootenai County.  Beside these individuals stealing from the Prairie Farmers and causing thousands of dollars in damage, they have recently started to enter closed business like rock quarries, cement companies, and homes under construction to commit their thefts.

 

These individuals are causing thousands of dollars in damage. When they steal the copper wiring, these individuals are only getting pennies on the dollar for what they steal. The suspect(s) can cause up to $10,000.00 in damages to the equipment or buildings they steal the copper wiring from. After these individuals peel the covering off of the stolen copper wiring, the suspect(s) will take the copper wiring to a recycling company and only get $100.00 to $300.00 for their efforts.

 

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance. If you see or have any information relating to the copper wire thefts in the county, please contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

 

 

 

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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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