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Target Zero found more DUI suspects this year

Target Zero found more DUI suspects this year

The Spokane County Target Zero Campaign saw an increase in DUI suspects this year. DUI emphasis patrols were held  from June 21st through July 7th across Spokane County to discourage drivers from driving under the influence. 

Law enforcement arrested 154 DUI suspects during this year's emphasis patrol. This shows an increase from last year's 99 DUI's during the same time period. In 2012 over half of traffic deaths in Spokane County involved an impaired driver.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens not to drive impaired so we can have a fatal free and safe summer.

For more information on the Target Zero Campaign Click Here: www.wsp.wa.gov/targetzero

ATV Driver Tries to Escape Deputies, Air 1 and K9

ATV Driver Tries to Escape Deputies, Air 1 and K9

A Spokane Valley man tried to out ride Sheriff's Deputies, an Air 1 helicopter, and a K9 unit after officers tried to pull him over for speeding on his ATV. 

Spokane Valley Police Department arrested a man that was speeding on his ATV on June 29th around 9:30 PM. Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Sergeant Dave Ellis observed an ATV travelling at a high rate of speed and trespassing on railroad property. As he started chasing the vehicle, he was assisted K9 Laslo and an Air 1 that happened to be flying by the area.

Lead Ingots Stolen From Construction Site

Lead Ingots Stolen From Construction Site

An employee from a construction company reported 49 lead ingots were stolen from a construction site in the area of the 13400 block of East Mission.

The ingots, stolen between June 24 at 5:00 PM and 2:00 PM the next day, have an estimated value of $3,000. These ingots are unique and are used to shield radiation from x-ray equipment for the business currently being constructed.

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

Vehicle Pursuit Ends With Broken Car Window

Vehicle Pursuit Ends With Broken Car Window

A short vehicle pursuit in the Spokane Valley on Monday night ended with Sheriff’s Deputies breaking a car window to arrest culprit.

While traveling eastbound on I-90, Spokane County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Thurman identified the Honda Accord in front of him as stolen. When Deputy Thurman attempted to stop the vehicle the driver, 18-year-old William Hubbard, accelerated instead.

After a brief pursuit near Boone and Argonne, Deputy Thurman performed a PIT maneuver which successful disabled the vehicle. Hubbard refused to exit the stolen vehicle, so deputies broke the driver's side window open in order to escort him out.

Hubbard is charged on felony charges of Attempting to Elude and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. He was also charged with Resisting Arrest and Driving While License Suspended.  

Police Try to Identify Burglary Suspect

Police Try to Identify Burglary Suspect

Spokane Valley Police and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are trying to identity a women seen using a stolen debit card at the Rosauers at Sprague and University.

 

The cards were stolen during a residential burglary on April 10th. The Sheriff's Office investigated the incident at the home near the 109000 block of E. Cimmaron Ave. The victim said that someone entered her residence during the day and stole jewelry, electronics, a computer and two debit cards. There was no suspect at the time.

 

Spokane Valley Police Detective, Roger Knight, retrieved surveillance video of a woman using one of the stolen cards at the Rosauers. If anyone is able to identify the female suspect they are asked to contact Detective Knight at 477-3339.

Solicitor falsely using EWU to collect money

Solicitor falsely using EWU to collect money

Eastern Washington University received reports today that someone is using the University as a rouse to collect monetary donations in the Spokane Valley.

Reports say the someone claiming to be participating in a fundraiser for the Communications Studies Program has been soliciting money door-to-door. However, EWU has not authorized a fundraiser and has no knowledge of one happening in the Communications Studies department or any other department on campus. 

Authorities trying to identify stolen jewelry

Authorities trying to identify stolen jewelry

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in identifying recovered stolen jewely. 

On Wednesday, March 27, Spokane Valley Property Crimes Detectives served a search warrant near the 14100 block of E. 23rd Ave. An investigation found this home to be connected to several residential burglaries where several jewelry items were stolen. 

In the home, detectives recovered several stolen pieces. 21-year-old Vyacheslav Znovets and 25-year-old Marina Florianovich were both arrested at the scene. Znovets was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Residential Burglary and Florianovich was booked for Trafficking In Stolen Property.

Photographs of the recovered jewelry are available for viewing on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page. If you crecognize any of the recovered items you are asked to contact Detective Darin Staley at 509-477-3363. Reference incident #95366.