PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On 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.
There have been more vehicle prowlings to date than the same time frame over the past four years. Citizens are reminded to please take their valuables out of their vehicle whether it is brief cases, electronics, navigation systems or anything else of value.
You can view several safety tips regarding preventing vehicle prowling on the Sheriff's Office web page at <http://www.spokanecounty.org/data/countysheriff/neighborhoodwatch/PreventVehicleProwling.pdf>.
Also, Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward with anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this string of vehicle thefts.
Persons with information regarding these vehicle thefts should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org <http://www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org/>.
Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes. It is not affiliated with