CRIME: Victims



What You Can Do
  • Many crime reports do not require an officer to respond, such as stolen bicycles, garage burglaries, lost property, trespassing, vehicle prowling, custodial interference, harassment, thefts, and malicious mischief.  Citizens may make these reports by contacting:
Crime Check - report a possible crime, or suspicious activity

(509) 456-2233  (non-emergency crimes)
email:  crimecheck@spokanecounty.org
http://www.spokanecounty.org/crimecheck
Give anonymous tips - through Secret Witness to law enforcement    
(509) 327-5111 or (509) 477-3181
     
Email:  rig9@spokanesheriff.org
Write to:  Secret Witness, PO Box 1205, Spokane, WA  99210 
     
http://www.spokanecounty.org/2927/Report-It-Form   (form with 8 boxes)
https://www.citizenobserver.com/cov6/app/webTipForm.html?id=21014   (form with 3 boxes)
Secret Witness is a non-profit organization that pays cash rewards for information that solves Spokane-area crimes.  It is not affiliated with law enforcement.  Secret Witness accepts anonymous tips about area crimes and pays cash rewards for information that leads to arrests. 
Call the Secret Witness Tip Line at (509) 327-5111. 
Callers do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward, but should leave a code name or number with the operator. 

Receive Money for Tips - about Crime and Criminals.   
     
Crime Stoppers of the Inland NW -  offers cash rewards for info leading to indictment or arrest. This SCOPE program encourages reluctant callers to provide information and remain anonymous.   
      
1-800-222-TIPS (8477) 
       
or submit a Tip Online at http://crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org/

Most Wanted Criminals - Spokane County
http://www.spokanecounty.org/2926/Most-Wanted


Victims of crime who want to keep track of a suspect’s release dates and whereabouts, may access the list of men and women who have been booked into, or released from, the Spokane County Jail, Geiger Corrections Center, and those on home monitoring.  The Spokane County Sheriff’s Website is updated approximately four times a day.  Visit http://spokanesheriff.org, click on “Jail,” and then click on “Inmate Roster.” 

Inform the Sheriff.  Report knowledge of a crime to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Email: spokanesherifftips@spokanesheriff.org. 
They will compile complaints and add officers to areas of multiple burglaries and other crimes.

Law Enforcement Help lines:
http://spokanecares.org/index.php?c_ref=545
  • Become a Citizen WATCH-DOG!   Help fight crime.  Remember— the primary line of defense in our community is not the police—it is the eyes and ears of you and your neighbors.  Observe unusual activities in your neighborhood.  Write down license plates, and take pictures.  Be watchful and report suspicious activity.  Look out your windows before you go to bed at night, and report any suspicious activity.
  • Help victims of crime by joining a local victim assistance program.  Serve in crisis intervention, short-term emotional support, and sexual assault examinations.
  • Make assault kits (they usually contain toiletries) for local programs.
Local Organizations
Additional Resources

Lutheran Community Services Northwest helps victims affected by crimes which range from sexual abuse to domestic violence.  For more information, call (509) 747-8224 or visit http://lcsnw.org.

A victims’ advocate is available each Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the lobby of Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley.  

          Victims Response Team Crisis Line, 24-hours.