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  • Well-known dine and dasher targets Spokane restaurants

    Well-known dine and dasher targets Spokane restaurants

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 2:47 AM EDT2017-08-23 06:47:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane restaurant owners say they're frustrated that a well-known dine and dasher who was arrested earlier this year for the same thing is once again back at it. Jason Ferraro, the owner of Ferraro's on north Division, says his restaurant was the latest victim in a string of eat and runs. Last week he says a woman came into his restaurant and took off without paying.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane restaurant owners say they're frustrated that a well-known dine and dasher who was arrested earlier this year for the same thing is once again back at it. Jason Ferraro, the owner of Ferraro's on north Division, says his restaurant was the latest victim in a string of eat and runs. Last week he says a woman came into his restaurant and took off without paying.

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  • Boy suffocated by weighted mattress on crib to stop escapes

    Boy suffocated by weighted mattress on crib to stop escapes

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:21 AM EDT2017-08-23 14:21:41 GMT

    MYERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple accused of tying and weighting down a mattress on top of their toddler son's crib so he couldn't climb out have been charged in his suffocation death. WGAL-TV reports 29-year-old Justin Dwyer and 28-year-old Courtney Stash were charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in the April death of their 2-year-old son.

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    MYERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania couple accused of tying and weighting down a mattress on top of their toddler son's crib so he couldn't climb out have been charged in his suffocation death. WGAL-TV reports 29-year-old Justin Dwyer and 28-year-old Courtney Stash were charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in the April death of their 2-year-old son.

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  • Rejected panhandler attacks Spokane woman's car with hammer

    Rejected panhandler attacks Spokane woman's car with hammer

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:56:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman said her car sustained about $1,000 worth of damage from a hammer Monday night. Court documents identify the aggressor as a man she rejected as he was panhandling. It happened outside a Shadle grocery store. The victim said the whole thing was bizarre. "There was someone just right outside the door asking for spare change," Jennifer Semenza said. "I simply said nope."

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman said her car sustained about $1,000 worth of damage from a hammer Monday night. Court documents identify the aggressor as a man she rejected as he was panhandling. It happened outside a Shadle grocery store. The victim said the whole thing was bizarre. "There was someone just right outside the door asking for spare change," Jennifer Semenza said. "I simply said nope."

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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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