Cheney Free Press -

By Al Stover
Staff Reporter 

Major crimes increase in Medical Lake


Crime reports in Medical Lake have gone up.

According to statistics from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, 269 crimes were reported from January to June 2014, a 16 percent increase over the 227 reports generated during the same time last year.

Major crimes are up 27 percent (102 compared to 140). Domestic violence crimes remained the same at seven reports, while dead on arrival/suicide and telephone harassment increased slightly. Minor crimes that do not fall into a specific category are up 42 percent (27 to 46). Assaults are up by 21 percent (55 to 69). Assaults currently account for...

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