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Burglar points gun at Spokane Valley homeowner

Burglar points gun at Spokane Valley homeowner

 

News release from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office...

On Sunday afternoon, October 20th, Deputy Tom Walker responded to the 4200 block of N. Progress Road on a burglary in progress.  Deputy Walker contacted the victim who said he and his wife were backing out of the driveway when he saw a white Ford Taurus parked in front of his house.  He thought the driver was using his cell phone and did not think much about it.  When he came back from the store his neighbor told him he thought the male and female occupants of the vehicle may have entered his home.  The victim went inside and found his wife's purse was missing.

 

The victim drove around the block and found the Taurus.  He followed the vehicle into a cul-d-sac until the male driver pointed a gun at him.  The suspect exited his car and began walking towards the victim.  The victim drove out of the cul-d-sac and saw the suspect drive away from the scene.

 

Reward offered in storage unit burglary

Reward offered in storage unit burglary

Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in regards to a storage unit burglary that took place over Labor Day weekend.

 

From the Spokane County Sheriff's Office:

 

On September 3rd, 2013, Deputy D. Morris responded to Big Bear Storage on East Rowan to investigate a burglary that took place on Sunday, September 1st.

 

Deputy Morris met the owner of the storage unit who told him on Saturday, August 31st, the storage unit suffered a power surge that disabled the front gate. The owner said she was on site Saturday and Sunday to open the gate for customers.

 

DUI emphasis patrol nets more than 100 arrests

DUI emphasis patrol nets more than 100 arrests

News release from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission:

Sheriff's Office seeks identity of car theft suspect

Sheriff's Office seeks identity of car theft suspect

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect that stole one of six vehicles on August 20th. The man is suspected of stealing a car from the Spokane Valley Mall.

Three of the six vehicles stolen that day were taken from the Spokane Valley Mall parking lot. One was taken from the Costco parking lot with two others occurring on Appleway and Charles Road. 

Anyone who can identify the suspect pictured is asked to contact Deputy Erdman at (509) 477-3269. 

 

Six Hondas stolen in one day in the Spokane Valley

Six Hondas stolen in one day in the Spokane Valley
From the Spokane County Sheriff's Office: 

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.

 

Truck stolen from Spokane Humane Society

Truck stolen from Spokane Humane Society

The Spokane Humane Society is dealing without their 1993 F-150 Ford pickup truck after it was stolen from their location sometime on Sunday, August 11, 2013 and they are hoping that they get the 20 year old white F-150 pickup back in one piece.

Employees arrived at work last Monday to find that the truck was missing and had to scramble to find a way to pick-up much needed donations that morning without the organizations only reliable pick-up.

“The ole girl has our logo on the doors and sticks out like a sore thumb; it’s a bit of a beater, but we have kept her limping down the road with the help of Bill’s Auto Parts and donated mechanical help” said Dave Richardson, Executive Director, “We are very dependent on the truck to pick up donations of all kinds” he continued.

The organization’s fleet is old and has been a low funding priority. The Society has always relied on the community to help keep them rolling and the loss of the truck couldn’t have come at a worse time as the organization is collecting books for its annual Booktober Fest book sale and auction items for its 14th Annual FurrBall Dinner, Dance and Auction.

Police identify man suspected of two robberies in Spokane Valley

Police identify man suspected of two robberies in Spokane Valley

Spokane County Major Crimes detectives have identified the suspect in two bank robberies this month.

Spokane Valley police say 40-year-old Scott Ruziecki is suspected of performing robberies at the Hillyard Safeway and the US Bank on Trent and Argonne.

Police believe Ruziecki has dyed his hair in the last three days to a possibly black color and has a short hair cut. He may be driving a black Honda, but is more likely riding a bicycle.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information leading to Ruziecki's arrest. If you have information, call 1-800-222-TIPS. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the reward.