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  • Don’t Be Easy Target For Intruders

    Don’t Be Easy Target For Intruders

    Thursday, May 22 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-05-22 18:04:47 GMT
    Spokane Police say a man broke into a home late Wednesday morning through a back door and threatened the man who lived there with a gun. It happened near the intersection of Crestline and Wabash in Northeast Spokane.
    Spokane Police say a man broke into a home late Wednesday morning through a back door and threatened the man who lived there with a gun. It happened near the intersection of Crestline and Wabash in Northeast Spokane.
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  • Fugitive Friday: WANTED: Sarah Langford

    Fugitive Friday: WANTED: Sarah Langford

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:06:33 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The KHQ CrimeTrackers are helping Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest track down a fugitive on the run. Her name is Sarah Langford. The 27-year-old has been spotted in Spokane Valley and the University City area. Langford is wanted for identity theft, and has been convicted on misdemeanor and felony theft charges.
    KHQ.COM - The KHQ CrimeTrackers are helping Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest track down a fugitive on the run. Her name is Sarah Langford. The 27-year-old has been spotted in Spokane Valley and the University City area. Langford is wanted for identity theft, and has been convicted on misdemeanor and felony theft charges.
  • PHOTOS: CASH REWARD offered for information leading to the arrest of these FUGITIVES

    PHOTOS: CASH REWARD offered for information leading to the arrest of these FUGITIVES

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:41:09 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering cash rewards for any information leading to the arrest of the fugitives listed on their website as of August 21, 2014. If you recognize any of these fugitives, you are asked call 1-800-222 TIPS.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering cash rewards for any information leading to the arrest of the fugitives listed on their website as of August 21, 2014. If you recognize any of these fugitives, you are asked call 1-800-222 TIPS.
  • Fugitive Friday: Wanted: Art Towers

    Fugitive Friday: Wanted: Art Towers

    Friday, June 13 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-06-13 16:20:32 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The KHQ Crime Trackers are helping the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office track down a fugitive on the run. His name is Art Towers. He also goes by the name of Arlington Torres. The 60 year old faced an original charge of sexual battery of a child. He’s 60 years old. He’s 5’7’’ and 185 pounds. Towers has brown and gray hair and brown eyes.
    KHQ.COM - The KHQ Crime Trackers are helping the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office track down a fugitive on the run. His name is Art Towers. He also goes by the name of Arlington Torres. The 60 year old faced an original charge of sexual battery of a child. He’s 60 years old. He’s 5’7’’ and 185 pounds. Towers has brown and gray hair and brown eyes.
  • Crime Tracker: Fence Business Booming Because Of Crime

    Crime Tracker: Fence Business Booming Because Of Crime

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-06-11 17:46:23 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Business is booming for Moran Fence Incorporated in East Spokane. The company says it can’t keep up with growing demand. People are turning to Moran Fencing to fence their property and keep intruders out.Spokane Oxarc has invested $100,000 into fencing around its property. It’s even hired Moran to put up two layers of razor ribbon.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Business is booming for Moran Fence Incorporated in East Spokane. The company says it can’t keep up with growing demand. People are turning to Moran Fencing to fence their property and keep intruders out.Spokane Oxarc has invested $100,000 into fencing around its property. It’s even hired Moran to put up two layers of razor ribbon.
  • Fugitive Friday: Captured: Chayla Dewald

    Fugitive Friday: Captured: Chayla Dewald

    Friday, June 6 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-06-06 16:27:43 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Dewald is now in custody. She was in custody in another county and Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest now says she has been transferred to Spokane County
    KHQ.COM - Dewald is now in custody. She was in custody in another county and Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest now says she has been transferred to Spokane County
  • Crime Tracker: Patio Furniture Target For Metal Thieves

    Crime Tracker: Patio Furniture Target For Metal Thieves

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-06-05 15:46:54 GMT
    KHQ.com - Recyclers are keeping their eye out for manhole covers stolen from the old Costco property in East Spokane. Someone stole 2 manhole covers and metal grates from the property on East 3rd. It’s one of the latest thefts showing just how far metal thieves are willing to go to get some quick cash. Crime Tracker Kalae Chock tells us those thieves are also after metal that you might not think would be likely target: patio furniture.A man in the North Central neighborhood tells Kalae that t...
    KHQ.com - Recyclers are keeping their eye out for manhole covers stolen from the old Costco property in East Spokane. Someone stole 2 manhole covers and metal grates from the property on East 3rd. It’s one of the latest thefts showing just how far metal thieves are willing to go to get some quick cash. Crime Tracker Kalae Chock tells us those thieves are also after metal that you might not think would be likely target: patio furniture.A man in the North Central neighborhood tells Kalae that t...
  • CrimeTracker: Smash & Grab Car Prowlers Hit Centennial Trail

    CrimeTracker: Smash & Grab Car Prowlers Hit Centennial Trail

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-05-28 15:00:37 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Car prowlers are breaking into vehicles parked along Centennial Trail. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says they’re smashing through windows of cars parked at trailheads from Spokane all the way to the state line. The Sheriff’s Office says this is nothing new. Thieves hit these vehicles every year when the weather brings hikers to the trail.
    KHQ.COM - Car prowlers are breaking into vehicles parked along Centennial Trail. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says they’re smashing through windows of cars parked at trailheads from Spokane all the way to the state line. The Sheriff’s Office says this is nothing new. Thieves hit these vehicles every year when the weather brings hikers to the trail.
  • Fugitive Friday: Wanted: Gary Bertholf

    Fugitive Friday: Wanted: Gary Bertholf

    Friday, May 16 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-05-16 15:54:24 GMT
    KHQ.COM - This week’s fugitive featured in our Fugitive Friday segment is a man named Gary Dwaine Bertholf. The U.S. Marshals Coeur d’Alene Office has issued a warrant for Bertholf. It says he violated the terms of his supervised release. Bertholf originally faced a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. Bertholf is 53-years-old. He’s 5’11’’ and 165 pounds.
    KHQ.COM - This week’s fugitive featured in our Fugitive Friday segment is a man named Gary Dwaine Bertholf. The U.S. Marshals Coeur d’Alene Office has issued a warrant for Bertholf. It says he violated the terms of his supervised release. Bertholf originally faced a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. Bertholf is 53-years-old. He’s 5’11’’ and 165 pounds.
  • Crime Tracker: The Needle Exchange

    Crime Tracker: The Needle Exchange

    Thursday, May 15 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-05-16 01:58:39 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Health District gives clean needles to injection drug users. It’s part of the Outreach Program and is designed to stop the spread of infection of HIV and Hepatitis B, C, and D. Lynn Everson has run the program for over 20 years. She says it is a response to a public health crisis.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Health District gives clean needles to injection drug users. It’s part of the Outreach Program and is designed to stop the spread of infection of HIV and Hepatitis B, C, and D. Lynn Everson has run the program for over 20 years. She says it is a response to a public health crisis.
  • Crime Tracker: SPD Cracks Down On Panhandling Downtown

    Crime Tracker: SPD Cracks Down On Panhandling Downtown

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-05-14 15:22:29 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - People who work in Downtown Spokane say they can’t walk more than a couple of blocks without being asked by strangers for money, a cigarette or something else. The Spokane Police Department’s Downtown Precinct says that that’s why it’s enforcing its Code of Conduct and cracking down on the panhandling ordinance. It’s an effort to make the Downtown core a more welcome and inviting place.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - People who work in Downtown Spokane say they can’t walk more than a couple of blocks without being asked by strangers for money, a cigarette or something else. The Spokane Police Department’s Downtown Precinct says that that’s why it’s enforcing its Code of Conduct and cracking down on the panhandling ordinance. It’s an effort to make the Downtown core a more welcome and inviting place.
  • Crime Tracker: Volunteers Crack Down On Illegal Parking

    Crime Tracker: Volunteers Crack Down On Illegal Parking

    Thursday, May 8 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-05-08 14:57:39 GMT
    Some drivers will park illegally in parking spots designated for drivers with disabilities. Crime Tracker Kalae Chock found out it's a reoccurring problem and says the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is relying on volunteers to help them crack down on drivers stealing the spots from the people who really need them.
    Some drivers will park illegally in parking spots designated for drivers with disabilities. Crime Tracker Kalae Chock found out it's a reoccurring problem and says the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is relying on volunteers to help them crack down on drivers stealing the spots from the people who really need them.
  • Crime Tracker: Window Safety

    Crime Tracker: Window Safety

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-05-07 15:07:30 GMT
    KHQ.COM - People like to open up the house and their windows in the spring, but beware. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says open windows are a target for intruders trying to get into your home. Crime Prevention Specialist Deputy Craig Pendell has the following advice when it comes to windows: >>>SEE INSIDE STORY>>>
    KHQ.COM - People like to open up the house and their windows in the spring, but beware. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says open windows are a target for intruders trying to get into your home. Crime Prevention Specialist Deputy Craig Pendell has the following advice when it comes to windows: >>>SEE INSIDE STORY>>>
  • Crime Tracker: Know Who’s Knocking

    Crime Tracker: Know Who’s Knocking

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-29 15:46:38 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The warm weather usually brings vendors to our homes offering services like window washing and lawn care, but law enforcement reminds people there are some safety considerations you should contemplate before you open the door to a stranger. Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Pendell says every person needs to be able to see who is standing on their front step before they open the door.
    KHQ.COM - The warm weather usually brings vendors to our homes offering services like window washing and lawn care, but law enforcement reminds people there are some safety considerations you should contemplate before you open the door to a stranger. Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Pendell says every person needs to be able to see who is standing on their front step before they open the door.
  • KHQ Crime Tracker: On Patrol With The Liquor Control Board

    KHQ Crime Tracker: On Patrol With The Liquor Control Board

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-03-26 22:21:22 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s been almost two years since grocery stores in Washington started selling liquor. When voters passed Initiative 1183, opponents worried the privatization of alcohol would make it more accessible to kids.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s been almost two years since grocery stores in Washington started selling liquor. When voters passed Initiative 1183, opponents worried the privatization of alcohol would make it more accessible to kids. Now, almost two years after they started selling, the KHQ Crime Trackers went on patrol with the Washington State Liquor Control Board to see if Spokane grocery stores are selling their liquor to people under the age of 21.
  • BBB Warns Of Ticket Scams As NCAA Tournament Kicks Off

    BBB Warns Of Ticket Scams As NCAA Tournament Kicks Off

    Thursday, March 20 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-03-20 15:35:42 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Better Business Bureau is warning basketball fans to remember to make wise choices when they’re buying tickets to see their team play in the NCAA tournament. If your looking to check out games at the Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena, the BBB says Ticketswest.com is a safe and efficient way to buy tickets.
    KHQ.COM - The Better Business Bureau is warning basketball fans to remember to make wise choices when they’re buying tickets to see their team play in the NCAA tournament. If your looking to check out games at the Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena, the BBB says Ticketswest.com is a safe and efficient way to buy tickets.
  • CRIME TRACKER: Friday Fugitive Arrested

    CRIME TRACKER: Friday Fugitive Arrested

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-03-18 15:52:43 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Another person featured in KHQ’s Fugitive Friday segment is under arrest. The Crime Trackers featured Anthony Fuentes March 7th on KHQ Local News Today.
    KHQ.COM - Another person featured in KHQ’s Fugitive Friday segment is under arrest. The Crime Trackers featured Anthony Fuentes March 7th on KHQ Local News Today.
  • Crime Tracker: Advice To Drivers Following High-Speed Denver Chase

    Crime Tracker: Advice To Drivers Following High-Speed Denver Chase

    Thursday, March 13 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-03-13 17:23:20 GMT
    KHQ.COM - A high-speed chase and carjacking near Denver, Colorado is prompting drivers to ask what they would do if they were caught on the road during the chase. The KHQ Crime Trackers asked Washington State Trooper Jeff Sevigney to offer his expertise and advice to drivers. Trooper Jeff’s first tip is to remember that no property is worth your life.
    KHQ.COM - A high-speed chase and carjacking near Denver, Colorado is prompting drivers to ask what they would do if they were caught on the road during the chase. The KHQ Crime Trackers asked Washington State Trooper Jeff Sevigney to offer his expertise and advice to drivers. Trooper Jeff’s first tip is to remember that no property is worth your life.
  • CRIME TRACKER: Crackdown On Heroin Use; Kalae Chock Reports

    CRIME TRACKER: Crackdown On Heroin Use; Kalae Chock Reports

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-03-12 19:59:32 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Drug Enforcement Agency is stepping up efforts to crack down on heroin being smuggled into the United States. The growing trend of opiate use is hitting the entire country, including Spokane.KHQ reported the significant rise of heroin here in Spokane about a year ago.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Drug Enforcement Agency is stepping up efforts to crack down on heroin being smuggled into the United States. The growing trend of opiate use is hitting the entire country, including Spokane.KHQ reported the significant rise of heroin here in Spokane about a year ago.
  • Crime Tracker: Think Before You Click: Beware of Social Media Scams

    Crime Tracker: Think Before You Click: Beware of Social Media Scams

    Thursday, March 6 2014 2:16 PM EST2014-03-06 19:16:49 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Social media is rapidly becoming a primary way that scammers are trying to draw in victims. Scammers like social media for the same reason everyone else does; it's fast, it's easy and it reaches large audiences in very quick amount of time.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Social media is rapidly becoming a primary way that scammers are trying to draw in victims. Scammers like social media for the same reason everyone else does; it's fast, it's easy and it reaches large audiences in very quick amount of time.
  • Crime Tracker: BBB Warns Mixing Business With Pleasure

    Crime Tracker: BBB Warns Mixing Business With Pleasure

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:02 PM EST2014-03-05 18:02:22 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The KHQ Crime Trackers are covering Consumer Protection Week with help from the Better Business Bureau. Today’s tip warns of hiring a friend or a family member to conduct business.
    KHQ.COM - The KHQ Crime Trackers are covering Consumer Protection Week with help from the Better Business Bureau. Today’s tip warns of hiring a friend or a family member to conduct business. The BBB says issues can arise because emotions can play a role in a business deal and can cloud one’s judgment when dealing with someone close.
  • COMMUNITY ALERT: Sex Offenders Living Near You

    COMMUNITY ALERT: Sex Offenders Living Near You

    Monday, March 3 2014 9:41 AM EST2014-03-03 14:41:48 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Protecting your children is a top priority for most parents and that includes protecting them from dangerous people who've harmed children in the past. There’s an on-line tool that helps parents determine who is living near them and if they’re a threat to their kids.
    KHQ.COM - Protecting your children is a top priority for most parents and that includes protecting them from dangerous people who've harmed children in the past. There’s an on-line tool that helps parents determine who is living near them and if they’re a threat to their kids.
  • Crime Tracker: One Ring Phone Scam Hits Spokane

    Crime Tracker: One Ring Phone Scam Hits Spokane

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 11:04 AM EST2014-02-11 16:04:25 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's pretty common to want to return a missed phone call, even if you don't recognize the number. But beware! It could be part of a phone scam sweeping the country right now. It’s called the "one ring scam".Here’s how it works: scammers overseas buy or steal lists of u-s cell phone numbers and use computers to mass dial those numbers.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's pretty common to want to return a missed phone call, even if you don't recognize the number. But beware! It could be part of a phone scam sweeping the country right now. It’s called the "one ring scam".Here’s how it works: scammers overseas buy or steal lists of u-s cell phone numbers and use computers to mass dial those numbers.
  • Crime Tracker: CDA Police Say Body Cameras Crucial Piece Of Crime-Fighting

    Crime Tracker: CDA Police Say Body Cameras Crucial Piece Of Crime-Fighting

    Monday, February 10 2014 1:53 PM EST2014-02-10 18:53:41 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane Police Department is getting ready to implement a new tool into its crime-fighting arsenal. Body cameras from the company Taser are expected to arrive sometime this month.
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane Police Department is getting ready to implement a new tool into its crime-fighting arsenal. Body cameras from the company Taser are expected to arrive sometime this month.
  • KHQ Crime Tracker: The ASK Campaign

    KHQ Crime Tracker: The ASK Campaign

    Thursday, February 6 2014 9:40 PM EST2014-02-07 02:40:09 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The "Asking Saves Kids" Campaign is a push to pressure parents into finding out whether there is a gun where their child plays. Until now, much of the pressure has been placed upon children by parents, trusting that they will do the right thing if they come across a gun.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The "Asking Saves Kids" Campaign is a push to pressure parents into finding out whether there is a gun where their child plays. Until now, much of the pressure has been placed upon children by parents, trusting that they will do the right thing if they come across a gun.
  • Crime Tracker: Shatter-Resistant Glass Deters Thieves: See Live Demo

    Crime Tracker: Shatter-Resistant Glass Deters Thieves: See Live Demo

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 11:48 AM EST2014-02-04 16:48:38 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the easiest ways for a thief to break into a house or business is through the window. It’s a lesson Sergio DeLeon learned the hard way. He’s had several of his windows broken out by criminals trying to get into his Mexican Deli on East Francis.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the easiest ways for a thief to break into a house or business is through the window. It’s a lesson Sergio DeLeon learned the hard way. He’s had several of his windows broken out by criminals trying to get into his Mexican Deli on East Francis.
  • Crime Tracker: Protect Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft

    Crime Tracker: Protect Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 12:30 PM EST2014-01-14 17:30:07 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Identity thieves are taking advantage of tax season and trying to get their hands on your tax return. Authorities are warning people to protect themselves and it’s start with protecting their mail.
    KHQ.COM - Identity thieves are taking advantage of tax season and trying to get their hands on your tax return. Authorities are warning people to protect themselves and it’s start with protecting their mail.
  • Crime Tracker: Pharmaceutical Company Brings Criminals To Justice

    Crime Tracker: Pharmaceutical Company Brings Criminals To Justice

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 2:43 PM EST2014-01-08 19:43:42 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for information leading to the arrest of a woman that they say is behind three recent pharmacy robberies.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for information leading to the arrest of a woman that they say is behind three recent pharmacy robberies.
  • Crime Tracker: Car Prowling Spike During Holidays

    Crime Tracker: Car Prowling Spike During Holidays

    Friday, December 13 2013 12:33 PM EST2013-12-13 17:33:48 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Law enforcement has a warning for people who plan to spend the weekend Christmas shopping.
    KHQ.COM - Law enforcement has a warning for people who plan to spend the weekend Christmas shopping. The Spokane County Sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit says shoppers are prey for thieves trying to steal your purchases right after you take them out of the store.
  • Crime Tracker: Thieves Stealing Cars Left Warming Up

    Crime Tracker: Thieves Stealing Cars Left Warming Up

    Thursday, December 12 2013 12:02 PM EST2013-12-12 17:02:00 GMT
    KHQ.COM - This week, thieves have stolen a number of vehicles in the Spokane area. Police say some of those cars were left running with the keys in the ignition and no one inside.
    KHQ.COM - This week, thieves have stolen a number of vehicles in the Spokane area. Police say some of those cars were left running with the keys in the ignition and no one inside. Law enforcement reminds drivers every year not to leave their vehicles while their warming up because they are a prime target for thieves. 
  • Crime Tracker: Mailing Packages? Beware Of Thieves

    Crime Tracker: Mailing Packages? Beware Of Thieves

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 3:16 PM EST2013-12-11 20:16:59 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Many of you will order gifts Online this Christmas, which means those gifts will be sent through the mail.
    KHQ.COM - Many of you will order gifts Online this Christmas, which means those gifts will be sent through the mail. But shopper beware, you want to make sure someone is going to be home to receive that package. Crime Tracker Kalae Chock talked to Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Johnston who says thieves steal packages from mailboxes and doorsteps this time of year.
  • Crime Tracker: Property Crime Up On College Campus During Winter Break

    Crime Tracker: Property Crime Up On College Campus During Winter Break

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:41 AM EST2013-12-04 15:41:52 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Pullman Police are reminding college students to take extra precautions as they leave town and head home for the holidays.
    KHQ.COM - Pullman Police are reminding college students to take extra precautions as they leave town and head home for the holidays.
  • CRIME TRACKER: Burglar Caught In Spokane Valley

    CRIME TRACKER: Burglar Caught In Spokane Valley

    Monday, December 2 2013 5:05 PM EST2013-12-02 22:05:31 GMT
    KHQ.COM - On Sunday, December 1st, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies Jerad Kiehn and Brett Hubbell responded to a possible burglary in progress at 10 N. Pines Road.
    KHQ.COM - On Sunday, December 1st, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies Jerad Kiehn and Brett Hubbell responded to a possible burglary in progress at 10 N. Pines Road.
  • CRIME TRACKER: Inside The Drug Molly

    CRIME TRACKER: Inside The Drug Molly

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 10:02 PM EST2013-11-28 03:02:15 GMT
    Molly. It's a popular drug among the club scenes and college campuses. Young people are popping the pills to get high for musical events like concerts and raves.
    KHQ.COM - Molly. It's a popular drug among the club scenes and college campuses. Young people are popping the pills to get high for musical events like concerts and raves. Both Molly and Ecstasy are officially known as MDMA.
  • CONSUMER ALERT: Grocery Stores Take Own Measures In Credit/Debit Fraud

    CONSUMER ALERT: Grocery Stores Take Own Measures In Credit/Debit Fraud

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 12:20 PM EST2013-11-26 17:20:12 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Grocery stores are now taking their own measures to protect its customers amid the biggest credit/debit card fraud scheme to hit the Northwest in 9 years.
    KHQ.COM - Grocery stores are now taking their own measures to protect its customers amid the biggest credit/debit card fraud scheme to hit the Northwest in 9 years. All Yoke's Fresh Market Stores and 21 Rosauers in the Spokane area are asking customers to pay with cash or check.  Some stores will offer a secure, slow, dial-up connection.
  • CRIME TRACKER: Financial Fraud Scam: More Victims Come Forward

    CRIME TRACKER: Financial Fraud Scam: More Victims Come Forward

    Saturday, November 23 2013 8:36 AM EST2013-11-23 13:36:56 GMT
    KHQ.COM - More people are finding out their debit/credit cards have been compromised in the biggest financial fraud scheme to hit the Northwest in years.
    KHQ.COM - More people are finding out their debit/credit cards have been compromised in the biggest financial fraud scheme to hit the Northwest in years.
  • UPDATE: Financial Fraud Prompts Question: Is Cash Or Card Safer?

    Financial Fraud Prompts Question: Is Cash Or Card Safer?

    Thursday, November 21 2013 9:29 PM EST2013-11-22 02:29:49 GMT
    KHQ.COM - KHQ is still hearing from people who have had their money stolen out of their bank accounts.
    KHQ.COM - KHQ is still hearing from people who have had their money stolen out of their bank accounts. The Secret Service says it is investigating the massive spike in financial fraud. It still wont' say exactly how thieves were able to steal money from hundreds, maybe thousands, of accounts.
  • Crime Tracker: Financial Fraud Prompts Secret Service Warning

    Crime Tracker: Financial Fraud Prompts Secret Service Warning

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 2:56 PM EST2013-11-20 19:56:54 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Secret Service is investigating the largest fraud case it has seen in the region in years.  Victims are claiming their bank accounts are being drained after using their debit and credit cards.
    KHQ.COM - The Secret Service is investigating the largest fraud case it has seen in the region in years.  Victims are claiming their bank accounts are being drained after using their debit and credit cards.
  • Crime Tracker: Missing Children: How To Prepare

    Crime Tracker: Missing Children: How To Prepare

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 11:15 AM EST2013-11-19 16:15:51 GMT
    KHQ.COM - A missing child: it's something no parent ever wants to think about.  However, thinking about it now could save you precious time in the event your child ever does go missing.
    KHQ.COM - A missing child: it's something no parent ever wants to think about.  However, thinking about it now could save you precious time in the event your child ever does go missing. Operation Family I.D. provides parents with a packet of identification information for each of their children. It includes crucial information essential in helping find and identify your child.
  • Pharmacy Increases Security to Prevent Robberies

    Pharmacy Increases Security to Prevent Robberies

    Monday, November 18 2013 9:53 PM EST2013-11-19 02:53:01 GMT
    Several stores stopped keeping a supply of drugs like Oxycontin on hand in an effort to keep pharmacy employees and customers safe.
    Several stores stopped keeping a supply of drugs like Oxycontin on hand in an effort to keep pharmacy employees and customers safe. The Medicine Man Pharmacies in Idaho now have signs posted both on the door outside and behind that counter that read, "For the safety of our customers and staff this pharmacy does not have Oxycontin."
  • Crime Tracker: Life On The Corner

    Crime Tracker: Life On The Corner

    Friday, November 15 2013 3:15 PM EST2013-11-15 20:15:28 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Everyone has their own story with various circumstances that have led them to street corners where they hold cardboard signs asking for help.
    KHQ.COM - Everyone has their own story with various circumstances that have led them to street corners where they hold cardboard signs asking for help.
  • Crime Tracker: Avoid Scammers In The Wake Of Haiyan

    Crime Tracker: Avoid Scammers In The Wake Of Haiyan

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 11:25 AM EST2013-11-13 16:25:50 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Anytime there is a devastating disaster like Typhoon Haiyan, people around the world want to help. They open their hearts and their wallets.
    KHQ.COM - Anytime there is a devastating disaster like Typhoon Haiyan, people around the world want to help. They open their hearts and their wallets.
  • Crime Tracker: The Warm Up Theft Test

    Crime Tracker: The Warm Up Theft Test

    Friday, November 8 2013 2:51 AM EST2013-11-08 07:51:15 GMT
    KHQ - Every minute counts when you're hustling to get out the door in the morning, which is why a lot of people don't want to waste their time sitting in their vehicle waiting for it to warm up.
    KHQ - Every minute counts when you're hustling to get out the door in the morning, which is why a lot of people don't want to waste their time sitting in their vehicle waiting for it to warm up. However, leaving your vehicle unattended while it's running could get you a $124 ticket. Even worse, it could make you a victim to car theft.
  • Crime Tracker: Authorities React To Claims ‘They Aren’t Doing Enough’

    Crime Tracker: Authorities React To Claims ‘They Aren’t Doing Enough’

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 3:01 PM EST2013-11-06 20:01:14 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Some law enforcement agencies consider property theft the most prolific crime in the Inland Northwest. Many of you are frustrated with the criminals themselves and with local law enforcement.
    KHQ.COM - Some law enforcement agencies consider property theft the most prolific crime in the Inland Northwest. Many of you are frustrated with the criminals themselves and with local law enforcement.
  • Crime Tracker: Property Crime On The Rise

    Crime Tracker: Property Crime On The Rise

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 3:55 PM EDT2013-10-29 19:55:52 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Property crime is on the rise in the Inland Northwest. Crimes span from hotel parking lots in North Idaho to home break-ins in Spokane.
    KHQ.COM - Property crime is on the rise in the Inland Northwest. Crimes span from hotel parking lots in North Idaho to home break-ins in Spokane. Coeur d'Alene Police say burglars are smashing through car windows. They hit four vehicles at the Holiday Inn Express on Seltice Way last week.
  • Crime Tracker: Halloween Safety Check List

    Crime Tracker: Halloween Safety Check List

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 1:38 PM EDT2013-10-29 17:38:40 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Trick-or-treaters will fill the streets on Halloween. Statistics show that kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year.
    KHQ.COM - Trick-or-treaters will fill the streets on Halloween. Statistics show that kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Spokane Police Officer Teresa Fuller and Safe Kids Worldwide are offering tips to parents.
  • Crime Tracker: SPD On Foot Patrol

    Crime Tracker: SPD On Foot Patrol

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 1:04 PM EDT2013-10-15 17:04:37 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are getting out of their patrol cars and working their routes on foot. Even people who usually sit behind a desk are working the foot-beat now. The saturation patrols are a new effort to get police officers, sergeants and even captains onto the street and talking to you. At least once a week, officers will saturate a specific area.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are getting out of their patrol cars and working their routes on foot. Even people who usually sit behind a desk are working the foot-beat now. The saturation patrols are a new effort to get police officers, sergeants and even captains onto the street and talking to you. At least once a week, officers will saturate a specific area.
  • Crime Tracker: Check Fraud Runs Rampant In Inland Northwest

    Crime Tracker: Check Fraud Runs Rampant In Inland Northwest

    Friday, October 11 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-10-11 14:29:19 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Check fraud is running rampant in the Inland Northwest, according to Spokane Police.
    KHQ.COM - Check fraud is running rampant in the Inland Northwest, according to Spokane Police.
  • Crime Tracker: Personal Safety Tips For Kids

    Crime Tracker: Personal Safety Tips For Kids

    Thursday, October 10 2013 4:25 PM EDT2013-10-10 20:25:51 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The string of child luring incidents in Spokane and most recently, Coeur d'Alene, is serving as a reminder for parents to talk to their children about personal safety.
    KHQ.COM - The string of child luring incidents in Spokane and most recently, Coeur d'Alene, is serving as a reminder for parents to talk to their children about personal safety.
  • Spokane Police Promotes New Car Prowling Law

    Spokane Police Promotes New Car Prowling Law

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-10-09 15:46:11 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane City Council voted unanimously on a measure that would make it a crime to carry tools used for car prowling.
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane City Council voted unanimously on a measure that would make it a crime to carry tools used for car prowling.
  • CRIME TRACKER: BBB Warns Of High Pressure Sales Scheme

    CRIME TRACKER: BBB Warns Of High Pressure Sales Scheme

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 11:40 AM EDT2013-10-09 15:40:50 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Better Business Bureau is warning about a deceptive sales scheme moving through Spokane telling people they've qualified for a free 2-day getaway.
    KHQ.COM - The Better Business Bureau is warning about a deceptive sales scheme moving through Spokane telling people they've qualified for a free 2-day getaway.
  • Crime Tracker: FBI Cracks Billion Dollar Internet Drug Ring

    Crime Tracker: FBI Cracks Billion Dollar Internet Drug Ring

    Thursday, October 3 2013 11:59 AM EDT2013-10-03 15:59:30 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The FBI shut down what it is calling the most sophisticated Internet site in the business of selling hard drugs; including heroin, cocaine, and LSD.
    KHQ.COM - The FBI shut down what it is calling the most sophisticated Internet site in the business of selling hard drugs; including heroin, cocaine, and LSD.
  • CRIME TRACKER STING: Who's Buying Stolen Metal?

    CRIME TRACKER STING: Who's Buying Stolen Metal?

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 4:23 PM EDT2013-10-02 20:23:14 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The thieves stealing copper, brass and batteries keep jacking these commodities because recyclers keep buying the hot loot.
    KHQ.COM - The thieves stealing copper, brass and batteries keep jacking these commodities because recyclers keep buying the hot loot.
  • CRIME TRACKER: Beware Of Obamacare Scammers

    CRIME TRACKER: Beware Of Obamacare Scammers

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 2:21 PM EDT2013-10-02 18:21:43 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The government rolled out its Affordable Care Act this week, which has security experts warning people of scammers rolling out their own plan.
    KHQ.COM - The government rolled out its Affordable Care Act this week, which has security experts warning people of scammers rolling out their own plan. The worry is that scammers are going to take advantage of the confusion surrounding the new health insurance exchange and likely try to coerce people into giving out their private confidential information.
  • Crime Tracker: SPD Warns Parents Of Child Luring

    Crime Tracker: SPD Warns Parents Of Child Luring

    Thursday, September 26 2013 12:04 PM EDT2013-09-26 16:04:32 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane Police Department is warning the public about recent child luring attempts in Spokane. There have been four attempts in the last week.
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane Police Department is warning the public about recent child luring attempts in Spokane. There have been four attempts in the last week. SPD does not know whether the incidents are related, but the descriptions of the suspects and their vehicles in the reports from authorities do not appear to match.
  • Crime Tracker: SPD Plans To Adopt Precinct Model

    Crime Tracker: SPD Plans To Adopt Precinct Model

    Thursday, September 26 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-09-26 14:32:27 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been almost a year since Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub joined the force, and one of the biggest overhauls he's proposed is the adoption of a precinct model for the force. The model would base police officers throughout the City, instead of one central location at the Public Safety Building.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been almost a year since Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub joined the force, and one of the biggest overhauls he's proposed is the adoption of a precinct model for the force. The model would base police officers throughout the City, instead of one central location at the Public Safety Building.
  • Crime Tracker: Ponderay Police Chief Says FBI Stats Skewed

    Crime Tracker: Ponderay Police Chief Says FBI Stats Skewed

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 11:27 AM EDT2013-09-25 15:27:38 GMT
    KHQ - The tiny town of Ponderay has the highest property crime rate in the State of Idaho, according to the FBI. It’s not something you'd expect from the small town just 2.5 miles north of Sandpoint, but the Ponderay Police Chief Michael Hutter says the statistics aren’t what they seem and he says those FBI statistics are skewed.
    KHQ - The tiny town of Ponderay has the highest property crime rate in the State of Idaho, according to the FBI. It’s not something you'd expect from the small town just 2.5 miles north of Sandpoint, but the Ponderay Police Chief Michael Hutter says the statistics aren’t what they seem and he says those FBI statistics are skewed.
  • Crime Tracker Ride-Along: SPD Busts Drivers On Cell Phones

    Crime Tracker Ride-Along: SPD Busts Drivers On Cell Phones

    Friday, September 20 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-09-20 18:00:15 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Texting and talking without a hands-free device while driving is against the law in the State of Washington, but you don't' have to look too far to find a person behind the wheel on their phone.
    KHQ.COM - Texting and talking without a hands-free device while driving is against the law in the State of Washington, but you don't' have to look too far to find a person behind the wheel on their phone.
  • Crime Tracker: SPD Launches Neighborhood eLert System

    Crime Tracker: SPD Launches Neighborhood eLert System

    Friday, September 6 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-09-06 16:03:17 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is pushing a new alert system to warn people of crime happening in their neighborhood.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department is pushing a new alert system to warn people of crime happening in their neighborhood. Citizens have been able to sign up for email alerts, known as eLerts, from the department for quite some time.
  • Crime Tracker: SPD On Factors In Beating Death

    Crime Tracker: SPD On Factors In Beating Death

    Friday, August 23 2013 11:08 AM EDT2013-08-23 15:08:24 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The deadly attack on World War II Veteran Delbert Belton is gaining national attention because of the nature of the crime.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The deadly attack on World War II Veteran Delbert Belton is gaining national attention because of the nature of the crime. The case has elements that the Spokane Police Department says is not common for the area.
  • Crime Tracker: Chief Straub Discusses Progress On Use of Force Recommendations

    Crime Tracker: Chief Straub Discusses Progress On Use of Force Recommendations

    Thursday, August 22 2013 12:41 PM EDT2013-08-22 16:41:39 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Less than an hour after today's officer involved shooting, Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub appeared live on KHQ Local News Today to discuss restoring public trust to the department.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Less than an hour after today's officer involved shooting, Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub appeared live on KHQ Local News Today to discuss restoring public trust to the department.
  • Crime Tracker: Vehicle Prowling Up: Avoid Becoming A Victim

    Crime Tracker: Vehicle Prowling Up: Avoid Becoming A Victim

    Wednesday, August 21 2013 3:17 PM EDT2013-08-21 19:17:26 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Vehicle prowling is up in Spokane County at recreational sites.
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Vehicle prowling is up in Spokane County at recreational sites. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office reports vehicle break-ins at trailheads and other recreational sites are at a five-year high.
  • Crime Tracker: What Constitutes An Amber Alert?

    Crime Tracker: What Constitutes An Amber Alert?

    Friday, August 9 2013 12:29 PM EDT2013-08-09 16:29:31 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Parents often call police asking for an AMBER Alert and don't get one, even if they feel their children are in danger.  However, not every case constitutes an AMBER Alert.
    KHQ.COM - Parents often call police asking for an AMBER Alert and don't get one, even if they feel their children are in danger.  However, not every case constitutes an AMBER Alert.
  • Crime Tracker: How To Secure Your Safe

    Crime Tracker: How To Secure Your Safe

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 3:09 PM EDT2013-08-07 19:09:36 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's easy to assume your valuables are secure if they're locked inside of a safe, but the experts warn a safe can give you a false sense of security.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's easy to assume your valuables are secure if they're locked inside of a safe, but the experts warn a safe can give you a false sense of security.
  • Crime Tracker: Neighbors Fight Crime In National Night Out

    Crime Tracker: Neighbors Fight Crime In National Night Out

    Tuesday, August 6 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-08-06 15:05:23 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors are fighting back against crime tonight. Thousands will take to the streets in tonight's National Night Out event.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Neighbors are fighting back against crime tonight. Thousands will take to the streets in tonight's National Night Out event.
  • Crime Tracker: Battery Thefts On The Rise

    Crime Tracker: Battery Thefts On The Rise

    Friday, August 2 2013 11:27 AM EDT2013-08-02 15:27:02 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Boats and RVs are in heavy use right now as people enjoy the summer months, but thieves are now cashing in on a vital piece of those recreational vehicles.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Boats and RVs are in heavy use right now as people enjoy the summer months, but thieves are now cashing in on a vital piece of those recreational vehicles.
  • Crime Tracker: Sheriff Addresses Allegations Of Fudged Crime Stats

    Crime Tracker: Sheriff Addresses Allegations Of Fudged Crime Stats

    Thursday, August 1 2013 12:36 PM EDT2013-08-01 16:36:40 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is under fire.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is under fire. Four former veterans with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office accuse the Sheriff of fudging crime statistics and wasting tax payer dollars in the way he fires employees.
  • Crime Tracker: Human Trafficking: Who’s At Risk?

    Crime Tracker: Human Trafficking: Who’s At Risk?

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 12:17 PM EDT2013-07-30 16:17:05 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The FBI rescued more than a hundred children Monday in a nationwide sting against child sex trafficking.
    KHQ.COM - The FBI rescued more than a hundred children Monday in a nationwide sting against child sex trafficking. The Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF) carried out Operation Cross Country in 76 cities, including the Seattle area. The FBI says young adults and even three child victims were rescued on the west side of the state.
  • Crime Tracker: App Brings Neighborhood Watch To The Smartphone

    Crime Tracker: App Brings Neighborhood Watch To The Smartphone

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-07-17 14:32:00 GMT
    KHQ.COM - We know keeping an eye out for our neighbors is effective in protecting our homes from criminals.
    KHQ.COM - We know keeping an eye out for our neighbors is effective in protecting our homes from criminals.
  • Crime Tracker: Securing Your Home Before Vacation

    Crime Tracker: Securing Your Home Before Vacation

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-07-16 15:57:25 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Giving the illusion that your home isn't empty is the first step in making sure your home doesn't become a target while you're on a vacation.
    KHQ.COM - Giving the illusion that your home isn't empty is the first step in making sure your home doesn't become a target while you're on a vacation.
  • Crime Tracker: Find Sex Offenders Living Near You

    Crime Tracker: Find Sex Offenders Living Near You

    Thursday, July 11 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-07-11 16:52:04 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Knowledge is power when it comes to protecting yourself from crime; that includes knowing if registered sex offenders live near you.
    KHQ.COM - Knowledge is power when it comes to protecting yourself from crime; that includes knowing if registered sex offenders live near you. Offender Watch is a sex offender management system endorsed by the National Sheriff's Service.
  • KHQ CRIME TRACKER: Crime Stats Up In Spokane Valley, Down In County

    Crime Stats Up In Spokane Valley, Down In County

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-07-10 23:31:45 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Through the first six months of 2013, crime statistics have shown a decrease in unincorporated Spokane County and an increase in Spokane Valley.
    KHQ.COM - Through the first six months of 2013, crime statistics have shown a decrease in unincorporated Spokane County and an increase in Spokane Valley.
  • Crime Tracker: Tips To Deter Young Drivers From Speeding

    Crime Tracker: Tips To Deter Young Drivers From Speeding

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 1:09 PM EDT2013-07-10 17:09:07 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Governor's Highway Safety Commission says speeding needs to be addressed as much as drunk driving and distracted driving because speeding is a factor in 1/3 of traffic deaths involving young drivers.
    KHQ.COM - The Governor's Highway Safety Commission says speeding needs to be addressed as much as drunk driving and distracted driving because speeding is a factor in 1/3 of traffic deaths involving young drivers.
  • Crime Tracker: The Pros And Cons of Pepper Spray

    Crime Tracker: The Pros And Cons of Pepper Spray

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 12:23 PM EDT2013-07-03 16:23:07 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Pepper spray is an effective weapon, but there's a lot to consider when it comes to using it.

    KHQ.COM - Pepper spray is an effective weapon, but there's a lot to consider when it comes to using it.

  • Crime Tracker: The Pros And Cons Of Stun Guns

    Crime Tracker: The Pros And Cons Of Stun Guns

    Tuesday, July 2 2013 1:50 PM EDT2013-07-02 17:50:50 GMT
    KHQ.COM - A person can buy a stun gun on-line for 10 dollars, but Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Johnston says stun guns aren't foolproof.
    KHQ.COM - A person can buy a stun gun on-line for 10 dollars, but Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Johnston says stun guns aren't foolproof. Unlike a taser, which activates probes from a distance and immobilizes the muscles, a stun gun must be placed directly onto a suspect.
  • Crime Tracker: Woman Uses Home Security System To Rescue Kidnapped Teen

    Crime Tracker: Woman Uses Home Security System To Rescue Kidnapped Teen

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-12 15:13:57 GMT
    KHQ.COM - A California woman used her home security system to rescue a teenage girl held at knife point inside her vehicle. The man snuck into the girl's car at a shopping center and hid in her backseat.
    KHQ.COM - A California woman used her home security system to rescue a teenage girl held at knife point inside her vehicle. The man snuck into the girl's car at a shopping center and hid in her backseat.
  • Crime Tracker: Park Zones, School Zones, And Fines

    Crime Tracker: Park Zones, School Zones, And Fines

    Tuesday, June 11 2013 1:17 PM EDT2013-06-11 17:17:13 GMT
    KHQ.COM - More people outdoors during the summer months means drivers need to be more aware of pedestrians, especially kids playing outside.
    KHQ.COM - More people outdoors during the summer months means drivers need to be more aware of pedestrians, especially kids playing outside. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has the following reminders for drivers, who should be on high-alert:
  • Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Navigates Road Course While Texting And Driving

    Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Navigates Road Course While Texting And Driving

    Friday, June 7 2013 12:28 PM EDT2013-06-07 16:28:20 GMT
    KHQ.COM - June marks the three-year anniversary of the hands-free law in Washington State. Texting and using the phone without a hand-free device behind the wheel is illegal.
    KHQ.COM - June marks the three-year anniversary of the hands-free law in Washington State. Texting and using the phone without a hand-free device behind the wheel is illegal.
  • Crime Tracker: BBB Warns Of Vacation Rental Scam

    Crime Tracker: BBB Warns Of Vacation Rental Scam

    Thursday, June 6 2013 11:26 AM EDT2013-06-06 15:26:21 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Finding a vacation rental on-line is one of the easiest and most popular ways to plan a vacation.  However, the BBB says scammers know that too and they're creating fake listings to steal your money.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Finding a vacation rental on-line is one of the easiest and most popular ways to plan a vacation.  However, the Better Business Bureau says scammers know that too and they're creating fake listings to steal your money.
  • Nine Mile Homicide Follow: PTSD Linked To Suspects In Other Violent Crimes

    Nine Mile Homicide Follow: PTSD Linked To Suspects In Other Violent Crimes

    Wednesday, June 5 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-06-05 16:49:32 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The suspect in the homicide investigation in Nine Mile Falls has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to his estranged wife. 
    KHQ.COM - The suspect in the homicide investigation in Nine Mile Falls has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to his estranged wife.  Jessica Hart says her husband, Jason Hart, had PTSD after returning from the Iraq War.
  • Crime Tracker: Supreme Court Decision On DNA Testing

    Crime Tracker: Supreme Court Decision On DNA Testing

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 11:23 AM EDT2013-06-04 15:23:22 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Supreme Court settled a years long debate in Maryland ruling that police can take DNA samples during arrests.  The move could eventually make DNA swabbing as common as fingerprinting.
    KHQ.COM - The Supreme Court settled a years long debate in Maryland ruling that police can take DNA samples during arrests.  The move could eventually make DNA swabbing as common as fingerprinting.  In a five to four decision, justices in the high court ruled that police can take the sample by swabbing the inside of the cheek when they make an arrest in a serious or violent crime, like murder or rape.
  • Crime Tracker: Summer Job Scams

    Crime Tracker: Summer Job Scams

    Thursday, May 30 2013 10:28 AM EDT2013-05-30 14:28:48 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Better Business Bureau says there are some things you should consider as you look for employment.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - High school students and college kids home for the summer are ready to land a job quickly so that the can make some cash before they head back to school.  However, the Better Business Bureau says there are some things you should consider as you look for employment.
  • A Green Thumb Crime Tracker: Plants To Keep Thieves At Bay

    A Green Thumb Crime Tracker: Plants To Keep Thieves At Bay

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-29 19:49:27 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. 0 Before you plant this spring, consider buying defensive plants on your trip to the nursery.
    SPOKANE, Wash. 0 Before you plant this spring, consider buying defensive plants on your trip to the nursery.
  • Crime Tracker: Police Investigate Links Between String Of Robberies

    Crime Tracker: Police Investigate Links Between String Of Robberies

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 11:21 AM EDT2013-05-28 15:21:19 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Law enforcement in the Spokane area is investigating 11 armed robberies over the last two weeks.  They're investigating any possible links between the series of crimes.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Law enforcement in the Spokane area is investigating 11 armed robberies over the last two weeks.  They're investigating any possible links between the series of crimes.
  • Crime Tracker: High Speed Chase And North Spokane Robbery Overnight

    Crime Tracker: High Speed Chase And North Spokane Robbery Overnight

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:53:19 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies had a busy night investigating a North Spokane McDonald's robbery and chasing down three teenagers in a high-speed chase in Spokane Valley.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies had a busy night investigating a North Spokane McDonald's robbery and chasing down three teenagers in a high-speed chase in Spokane Valley.
  • Crime Tracker: Tracking Crime Alerts In Your Neighborhood

    Crime Tracker: Tracking Crime Alerts In Your Neighborhood

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 1:55 PM EDT2013-05-14 17:55:25 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash - Feeling safe in your community requires you stay alert to the crime trends that happen in your neighborhood.  Now, thanks to technology you can stay on top of the crimes that happen near you.
    SPOKANE, Wash - Feeling safe in your community requires you stay alert to the crime trends that happen in your neighborhood.  Now, thanks to technology you can stay on top of the crimes that happen near you.
  • Crime Tracker: Tips To Protect The Neighborhood

    Crime Tracker: Tips To Protect The Neighborhood

    Thursday, May 9 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-05-09 16:30:47 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - With more windows and doors open and people spending time outside, law enforcement is encouraging neighbors to look out for one another and set up a neighborhood block watch.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The warm weather means people are out and about enjoying the sun, but it also means easier access into homes for potential thieves.  With more windows and doors open and people spending time outside, law enforcement is encouraging neighbors to look out for one another and set up a neighborhood block watch.
  • Crime Tracker: Tracking Missing Children From Spokane

    Crime Tracker: Tracking Missing Children From Spokane

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 11:16 AM EDT2013-05-08 15:16:41 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The discovery of three missing women in Cleveland brings to mind missing children from Spokane, who were never found.
    KHQ.COM - The discovery of three missing women in Cleveland brings to mind missing children from Spokane, who were never found. Rebecca West went missing with her friend Nikki Wood in 1991 when she was 12 years old.  Wood's body was discovered, but West's was never found.  Michael Tarbert is serving time for both the girl's murders even though Rebecca was never found.
  • Crime Tracker: ATM Scam Hits North Spokane

    Crime Tracker: ATM Scam Hits North Spokane

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 12:23 PM EDT2013-04-30 16:23:15 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says thieves have hit five ATMs in Spokane County.
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says thieves have hit five ATMs in Spokane County.
  • Crime Tracker: Adding Extra Security To Your Windows

    Crime Tracker: Adding Extra Security To Your Windows

    Wednesday, April 24 2013 11:50 AM EDT2013-04-24 15:50:49 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Windows provide a weak link to home security.  With warmer weather moving in, it's especially important we secure our windows to keep potential intruders out of our home.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Windows provide a weak link to home security.  With warmer weather moving in, it's especially important we secure our windows to keep potential intruders out of our home.
  • Crime Tracker: Felon Arrests Prompts Warning To Comply With Officer Commands

    Crime Tracker: Felon Arrests Prompts Warning To Comply With Officer Commands

    Friday, April 12 2013 12:12 PM EDT2013-04-12 16:12:31 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested convicted felon 28-year-old Maceo Williams following a foot chase that started with a report of shots fired in Northeast Spokane. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested convicted felon 28-year-old Maceo Williams following a foot chase that started with a report of shots fired in Northeast Spokane.  Police say Williams ditched three loaded guns during the foot chase.
  • Crime Tracker Traffic School: Sharing The Road With Emergency Vehicles

    Crime Tracker Traffic School: Sharing The Road With Emergency Vehicles

    Friday, March 29 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-03-29 15:44:51 GMT
    KHQ.COM - No one wants to stand in the way of getting aid to an emergency, but clearing the way on the road for an emergency vehicle is sometimes easier said than done.
    KHQ.COM - No one wants to stand in the way of getting aid to an emergency, but clearing the way on the road for an emergency vehicle is sometimes easier said than done.
  • Crime Tracker: Lighting Tips To Keep Prowlers From Targeting Your Property.

    Crime Tracker: Lighting Tips To Keep Prowlers From Targeting Your Property.

    Wednesday, March 20 2013 11:58 AM EDT2013-03-20 15:58:18 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Crime Prevention Specialist Travis Pendell says constant lighting around your property is essential in keeping would-be thieves away.
    KHQ.COM - Crime Prevention Specialist Travis Pendell says constant lighting around your property is essential in keeping would-be thieves away.
  • The Vacation Check List: Crime Tracker Tips To Keep Thieves Away While You're Gone

    The Vacation Check List: Crime Tracker Tips To Keep Thieves Away While You're Gone

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 11:26 AM EDT2013-03-19 15:26:29 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Crime Tracker Kalae Chock offers the following tips to help keep your home safe.
    KHQ.COM - Crime Tracker Kalae Chock offers the following tips to help keep your home safe.
  • Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Introduces Safety Film For Windows

    Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Introduces Safety Film For Windows

    Friday, March 15 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-03-15 14:34:11 GMT
    KALAE CHOCK: Windows are an easy access point for thieves trying to break into homes.
    KALAE CHOCK: Windows are an easy access point for thieves trying to break into homes.  The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says safety film is a good way to make your windows stronger and help keep criminals out.
  • YOUR GARAGE: A Gold Mine For Thieves! Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Offers Tips To Keep Thieves Out!

    YOUR GARAGE: A Gold Mine For Thieves! Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Offers Tips To Keep Thieves Out!

    Tuesday, March 12 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-03-12 16:19:33 GMT
    KALAE CHOCK: With the weather getting warmer, we're spending more time outside of our homes, and the garage door is an easy and convenient way to go in and out.
    KALAE CHOCK: With the weather getting warmer, we're spending more time outside of our homes, and the garage door is an easy and convenient way to go in and out.
  • Juvenile Crime Time: Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Gives Tips To Help Keep Your Kids Out of Trouble!

    Juvenile Crime Time: Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Gives Tips To Help Keep Your Kids Out of Trouble!

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 10:44 AM EST2013-03-05 15:44:47 GMT
    KHQ.COM - It's 3 o'clock in the afternoon; do you know where your children are? Research suggests you might not considering the afternoon hours are a common time for young people to commit crime.
    KHQ.COM - It's 3 o'clock in the afternoon; do you know where your children are? Research suggests you might not considering the afternoon hours are a common time for young people to commit crime.
  • Cell Phones Without Coverage Plans Can Still Call 9-1-1...Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Tells Us That's Good And Bad

    Cell Phones Without Coverage Plans Can Still Call 9-1-1...Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Tells Us That's Good And Bad

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 11:42 AM EST2013-02-27 16:42:51 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Even cell phones that don't have a coverage plan can call 911. They're called uninitialized phones.
    KHQ.COM - Even cell phones that don't have a coverage plan can call 911. They're called uninitialized phones.
  • KHQ Crime Tracker: When To Report A Crime

    KHQ Crime Tracker: When To Report A Crime

    Thursday, February 21 2013 10:49 PM EST2013-02-22 03:49:06 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Reporting a crime to authorities is the first step in helping catch criminals. But how do you know what to report and to whom?
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Reporting a crime to authorities is the first step in helping catch criminals. But how do you know what to report and to whom?
  • KHQ Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Shows How A Pen and 3 Inch Screw Will Help Keep Thieves Out Of Your Home

    KHQ Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Shows How A Pen and 3 Inch Screw Will Help Keep Thieves Out Of Your Home

    Tuesday, February 19 2013 10:31 AM EST2013-02-19 15:31:14 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A locked door secure with a deadbolt isn't always enough to keep thieves out.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A locked door secure with a deadbolt isn't always enough to keep thieves out.
  • Avoid Becoming A Car Theft Victim With Advice From Deputy Craig; Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Reports

    Avoid Becoming A Car Theft Victim With Advice From Deputy Craig; Crime Tracker Kalae Chock Reports

    Friday, February 15 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-02-15 16:52:47 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says car prowling is on the rise and car theft is a continuing problem.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says car prowling is on the rise and car theft is a continuing problem.
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  • Spokane County Sheriff's Office gets new helicopters thanks to donation

    Spokane County Sheriff's Office gets new helicopters thanks to donation

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:35:27 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- In mid-August the Spokane County Sheriff's office announced they're getting new helicopters. The new helicopters will replace the aging Air One chopper that the Sheriff's office uses right now. On Friday we got a first hand look at one of the two helicopters, which were donated by the U.S. Army and cost taxpayers nothing.
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- In mid-August the Spokane County Sheriff's office announced they're getting new helicopters. The new helicopters will replace the aging Air One chopper that the Sheriff's office uses right now. On Friday we got a first hand look at one of the two helicopters, which were donated by the U.S. Army and cost taxpayers nothing.
  • Gleason Fest 2014 set for Saturday, August 23rd

    Gleason Fest 2014 set for Saturday, August 23rd

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:57:35 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- You've been watching the ALS ice bucket challenges all week, but on Saturday, August 23rd, the mother of all ALS events is set to take place: Gleason Fest 2014. Named for Spokane native and former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, the event will be held in downtown Spokane at Division and Main.
    SPOKANE, Wash.- You've been watching the ALS ice bucket challenges all week, but on Saturday, August 23rd, the mother of all ALS events is set to take place: Gleason Fest 2014. Named for Spokane native and former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, the event will be held in downtown Spokane at Division and Main.
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  • Fugitive Friday: WANTED: Sarah Langford

    Fugitive Friday: WANTED: Sarah Langford

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:06:33 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The KHQ CrimeTrackers are helping Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest track down a fugitive on the run. Her name is Sarah Langford. The 27-year-old has been spotted in Spokane Valley and the University City area. Langford is wanted for identity theft, and has been convicted on misdemeanor and felony theft charges.
    KHQ.COM - The KHQ CrimeTrackers are helping Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest track down a fugitive on the run. Her name is Sarah Langford. The 27-year-old has been spotted in Spokane Valley and the University City area. Langford is wanted for identity theft, and has been convicted on misdemeanor and felony theft charges.
  • Fugitive Friday: Gang Task Force Seeks 5 Fugitives

    Fugitive Friday: Gang Task Force Seeks 5 Fugitives

    Friday, June 20 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-06-20 17:19:24 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is helping the Spokane Violent Crime and Gang Enforcement Team track down five fugitives. All five are wanted for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. They are Nicholas Maddox, Eric Burton, Takiyah Gayle, Joseph Davis and Ronald Gardner. Crime Stoppers wants anyone who knows where these fugitives are hiding to give them a call at 1-800-222-TIPS.
    KHQ.COM - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is helping the Spokane Violent Crime and Gang Enforcement Team track down five fugitives. All five are wanted for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. They are Nicholas Maddox, Eric Burton, Takiyah Gayle, Joseph Davis and Ronald Gardner. Crime Stoppers wants anyone who knows where these fugitives are hiding to give them a call at 1-800-222-TIPS.
  • Fugitive Friday: CAPTURED: Aramis Turner

    Fugitive Friday: CAPTURED: Aramis Turner

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:14:21 GMT
    KHQ.COM - This week’s Friday Fugitive is Aramis Turner and you’re up for a cash reward if your tip leads to Turner’s arrest. There are two warrants out for Turner right now because he escaped from community custody. One warrant is from the Department of Corrections and the other is from the Spokane Violent Crimes Gang Enforcement Team.
    KHQ.COM - This week’s Friday Fugitive is Aramis Turner and you’re up for a cash reward if your tip leads to Turner’s arrest. There are two warrants out for Turner right now because he escaped from community custody. One warrant is from the Department of Corrections and the other is from the Spokane Violent Crimes Gang Enforcement Team.
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