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  • Spokane chef gets stolen car, knife back

    Spokane chef gets stolen car, knife back

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:25:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough week for Keegan Jones. Last Friday his Mazda Protege was stolen. Leaving him depending on friends to help get to work. Not only was his car stolen, but something else he relies on for his livelihood.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tough week for Keegan Jones. Last Friday his Mazda Protege was stolen. Leaving him depending on friends to help get to work. Not only was his car stolen, but something else he relies on for his livelihood.

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  • Puppy abandoned with heartbreaking note and bag of pizza: 'Please take me home'

    Puppy abandoned with heartbreaking note and bag of pizza: 'Please take me home'

    Friday, October 20 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-10-20 21:32:35 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Don't Bully Us Rescue Last weekend, Philadelphian Justin Hanley looked outside and saw a puppy tied up to the rail by his front steps. When he went outside to check on the dog, he found she'd been left with a plastic bag containing three slices of pizza, and a note bearing a heartbreaking message: “Please take me home. I’m a girl named Diamond. We can no longer keep her in our home.

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    KHQ.COM - Don't Bully Us Rescue Last weekend, Philadelphian Justin Hanley looked outside and saw a puppy tied up to the rail by his front steps. When he went outside to check on the dog, he found she'd been left with a plastic bag containing three slices of pizza, and a note bearing a heartbreaking message: “Please take me home. I’m a girl named Diamond. We can no longer keep her in our home.

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  • Spokane police investigating body found in dumpster

    Spokane police investigating body found in dumpster

    Friday, October 20 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:54:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they are investigating an unattended death after they responded to a report of a deceased woman found in a dumpster of a business in the 2900 block of E. 27th Ave. Friday morning. Spokane Police Officers and Major Crimes Unit (MCU) Detectives responded to the scene for the investigation around 9:30 a.m.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they are investigating an unattended death after they responded to a report of a deceased woman found in a dumpster of a business in the 2900 block of E. 27th Ave. Friday morning. Spokane Police Officers and Major Crimes Unit (MCU) Detectives responded to the scene for the investigation around 9:30 a.m.

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  • Are security cameras the best way to deter crime?

    Are security cameras the best way to deter crime?

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-08-09 02:06:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The best defense for your home against thieves may not be the most obvious one. “I've had a lot of theft,” says Gael. She’s no stranger to property crime. She’s had people steal items from her home, and once someone broke in and stole her purse. Now she has a surveillance systems set up around her house with lots of cameras.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The best defense for your home against thieves may not be the most obvious one. “I've had a lot of theft,” says Gael. She’s no stranger to property crime. She’s had people steal items from her home, and once someone broke in and stole her purse. Now she has a surveillance systems set up around her house with lots of cameras.

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  • Paperboy helps deputies catch car prowler in Spokane

    Paperboy helps deputies catch car prowler in Spokane

    Monday, July 10 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-07-11 01:45:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The person who drops off your paper every morning usually delivers the headlines instead of making them, but a local paperboy is being praised for helping stop a thief in the act. A Spokane woman says she heard a knock at her South Hill home early Saturday morning. She says her paperboy alerted her that a man was in the back of her son’s truck rummaging through his tools.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The person who drops off your paper every morning usually delivers the headlines instead of making them, but a local paperboy is being praised for helping stop a thief in the act. A Spokane woman says she heard a knock at her South Hill home early Saturday morning. She says her paperboy alerted her that a man was in the back of her son’s truck rummaging through his tools.

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  • Report: Spokane needs more police officers to deal with property crime

    Report: Spokane needs more police officers to deal with property crime

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-06-28 00:45:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the weather starts to heat up, so do the calls about property crime citywide. Thieves stealing anything they can get their hands on. "A lot of the cars just around this block, and the ones most notably underneath the railroad tracks, have been getting broken into really all spring and leading now into the summer,"  said Dave Buescher. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the weather starts to heat up, so do the calls about property crime citywide. Thieves stealing anything they can get their hands on. "A lot of the cars just around this block, and the ones most notably underneath the railroad tracks, have been getting broken into really all spring and leading now into the summer,"  said Dave Buescher. 

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  • PHOTOS: Dwight Merkel BMX park vandalized over the weekend

    PHOTOS: Dwight Merkel BMX park vandalized over the weekend

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-06-13 21:45:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The damages are estimated to be at least $2000 after the BMX Park at the Dwight Merkel Complex in north Spokane was broken into and vandalized over the weekend.  Images show the outside of the non-profit was spray-painted, windows and doors were broken,

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The damages are estimated to be at least $2000 after the BMX Park at the Dwight Merkel Complex in north Spokane was broken into and vandalized over the weekend.  Images show the outside of the non-profit was spray-painted, windows and doors were broken,

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  • Bulldog statue stolen from porch in Trickle Creek neighborhood

    Bulldog statue stolen from porch in Trickle Creek neighborhood

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-05-16 01:39:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you seen a bulldog statue? It’s made of concrete and was stolen right off someone’s porch. The neighbors in Trickle Creek say this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Lonna Barber first noticed her bulldog statue was gone when she was heading out to Target....

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Have you seen a bulldog statue? It’s made of concrete and was stolen right off someone’s porch. The neighbors in Trickle Creek say this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Lonna Barber first noticed her bulldog statue was gone when she was heading out to Target....

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  • PHOTOS: Property Crime Crackdown: Law enforcement has thousands of found items in evidence locker

    PHOTOS: Property Crime Crackdown: Law enforcement has thousands of found items in evidence locker

    Friday, April 7 2017 12:56 AM EDT2017-04-07 04:56:18 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Every now and then, law enforcement (Spokane Police, Spokane County Sheriff's Office) sends us photos of found items, or recovered stolen items they are trying to reunite with rightful owners. Often times, those stories do quite well for us because let's face it, many of us have been or at least know someone who has been the victim of a property crime.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Every now and then, law enforcement (Spokane Police, Spokane County Sheriff's Office) sends us photos of found items, or recovered stolen items they are trying to reunite with rightful owners. Often times, those stories do quite well for us because let's face it, many of us have been or at least know someone who has been the victim of a property crime.

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