Spokane Detectives Looking for Victims of "One-Man Crime Wave" - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Detectives Looking for Victims of "One-Man Crime Wave"

SPOKANE, Wash- A man described by law enforcement investigators as a "one-man crime wave" has hit Spokane County, and detectives want to know who his unreported victims are.

Ricky Wayne Everett arrived in Spokane about five weeks ago and has already peppered the community with bad checks.  He was arrested by sheriff's detectives Tuesday night for Theft of a Motor Vehicle after he purchased a Honda from a Chattaroy man using a bad check.

The 33-year-old suspect moved here from Portland, Oregon in early April and in May obtained a business license from the City of Spokane under the name of Ricky's PI Service.  He currently lives in the 3600 block of East Queen.

Since arriving here, Everett has answered his phone as "Officer Everett" and has portrayed himself as a policeman to civilians.  He is known to carry a Taser.

Everett already has written bad checks to a veterinary clinic, a flower shop, a feed store, the phone company and a travel agency.  Law enforcement authorities in Oregon report he has impersonated a Deputy U.S. Marshal and has responded to accident scenes as a police officer carrying a holster with bb pistol and a two-way radio with shoulder microphone.

He has portrayed himself at accident scenes and at hospitals as an EMT, and sometimes carries a medical bag.

Everett already has existing warrants for his arrest (limited extradition) out of Maryland for larceny and insufficient funds checks.  When arrested Tuesday night, detectives saw stacks of check stock at his residence.

In checking his banking history here, detectives found he had written insufficient funds checks for $800 to the Longhorn BBQ and $4,500 to Pepsi Co., yet no crime reports have been received. 

Detectives believe there are victim businesses in Spokane County that have written off their losses rather than reporting them to law enforcement.  It is those unreported victims detectives hope to develop for future criminal prosecution.

Anyone who has had contact with Ricky Wayne Everett or who has accepted a check from Ricky's PI Service is urged to call Crime Check at 456-2233 to make a report.  Detectives will follow up all leads provided.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:41:55 GMT

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>
  • Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

    Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:06:01 GMT

    STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

    >>

    STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

    >>
  • Spokane police investigating fatal crash near 3rd and Liberty Park

    Spokane police investigating fatal crash near 3rd and Liberty Park

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:56:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a pedestrian is dead after they were hit by a car near 3rd and Liberty Park Place east of downtown Spokane Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area called police after hearing a crash, coming out to investigate and finding a person in the street. Arriving officers and medical crews began lifesaving efforts, but were not successful and the pedestrian died.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a pedestrian is dead after they were hit by a car near 3rd and Liberty Park Place east of downtown Spokane Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area called police after hearing a crash, coming out to investigate and finding a person in the street. Arriving officers and medical crews began lifesaving efforts, but were not successful and the pedestrian died.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/