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Deputies investigating residential, business wire thefts

Spokane Valley Police are investigating two separate cases from last week where thieves stole wiring from a vacant home on East 2nd Avenue and copper wiring from a business on North Woodruff Road.

A deputy responded to a burglary call in the 4900 block of East 2nd Avenue, where the manager of a vacant residence reported the home had been completely stripped of all electrical wiring, including wiring to appliances, the water heater and furnace. The cost to repair the damage is estimated in the thousands of dollars.

Also on Friday another deputy responded to a burglary call near the 2200 block of North Woodruff Road where a business owner said that between 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday morning someone stole 1,600 feet of copper wire from outside the business that was used as power lines for the building. The cost to repair the damage in that case was estimated at $6,576.

If anyone has information about the electrical wiring theft from the residence you're asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

Father and son arrested in Spokane Valley SWAT standoff

Spokane� Sheriff's deputies arrested a father and his son after a SWAT standoff early Friday morning in Spokane Valley.

Spokane Valley deputies received information that Jerry Everett Sr., 49, and Jerry Everett Jr., 27, were hiding inside a home near 16th and Glenn. Everett Sr. has four felony warrants, while Jr. has one.

Police arrived at the address and discovered Everett Sr. and Jr. hiding in Everett Sr.'s mother's home. The two men then barricaded themselves inside and SWAT was called to the location.

SWAT was able to enter the home and the two men were arrested.

Chivers donate to Cancer Care Northwest

Chivers donate to Cancer Care Northwest

Fans of popular website The Chive are giving back in Spokane. The Inland Northwest Chapter of The Chive presented Cancer Care Northwest with a check for $1,400 on Thursday evening. Followers of the website held a fundraiser in October.

Buy back collects 990 pounds of candy for troops

Buy back collects 990 pounds of candy for troops

The Great Candy Buy Back at KiDDS Dental in Liberty Lake was a huge success and the final count was 990 pounds of candy. Kids agreed to trade in their Halloween candy in order to make the holidays a little sweeter for U.S. troops.

Instead of munching on peanut butter cups, licorice and lollipops this Halloween, kids in Liberty Lake agreed to trade the sugar for money, dental goodies and coupons to local businesses. KiDDS paid $1 per pound of candy so the sweet treats could be shipped to our overseas troops instead.

Donations needed for Holidays and Heroes

Donations needed for Holidays and Heroes

Local law enforcement will join together to help children in need have a merrier Christmas. Police officers and sheriff’s deputies will take kids to do some holiday shopping during the Holidays and Heroes event and are in need of donations.


Garage and truck destroyed in Spokane Valley fire

Firefighters were unable to save a detached garage to a fire in the Spokane Valley.

The call came out just before 5 a.m. to Spokane County Fire District 9 for a fire on the 1700 block of Judkins Road. Firefighters arrived and were worried about flames from the garage spreading to a nearby home.

It only took firefighters about 10 minutes to battle the fire and they were able to stop the flames from spreading.

The garage and a truck inside were destroyed by the flames.

At this point the fire does not look suspicious, but an investigation is ongoing.

Detective forwards vehicular homicide charges to prosecutor for deadly crash

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has forwarded two charges of vehicular homicide to the prosecutor's office against the teen driver whose two passengers were killed in an Oct. 5 crash.

Sheriff's Detective Jack Rosenthal forwarded the charges against the teen Tuesday.

University High School sophomores Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott died when the car they were riding in hit a curb, went airborne and slammed into a tree on Bates Road. The driver, while seriously injured, survived the crash.

The investigation into the crash revealed the 16-year-old driver had gotten his license the day before, wasn't allowed to have passengers in his car because he had just gotten his license, and was driving at freeway speeds along Bates Road, where the speed limit was 25 miles an hour.

Friends of the victims said they had left a nearby party with the intent to do the "Ponderosa Jump," a crest of a hill where you can get your car airborne if you pick up enough speed. They added, according to court documents, it wasn't the first time the teen had attempted the jump in his car.