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Posted on: February 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest Offers Reward


Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest Offers Reward

Thieves Steal Liberty High School Band Instruments Worth Thousands 


Investigators are still investigating the burglary of Liberty High School, where over $15,000 worth of instruments, were stolen on January 13, 2020.  The tips received have not led to the recovery of the instruments, nor helped investigators identify the suspect(s) and hold them accountable.  


Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is now offering a reward to assist investigators in identifying the suspect(s) who stole these musical instruments without any apparent care of how their selfish act would affect the students and staff of Liberty High School and the community it serves.    


Persons with information regarding this suspect are urged to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS or going to www.p3tips.com. 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 law enforcement. Full Disclosure of reward requirements is available at http://www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.



Original Press Release sent on January 15, 2020: 


The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred over the weekend, where over $15,000 worth of band instruments were stolen from Liberty High School. Liberty School District Administrators are working with the School Resource Deputy and Detectives to identify the suspect(s) responsible and hopefully recover the stolen instruments


Anyone with information regarding this burglary is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233. 

On January 13, 2020, Liberty High School Principal Fletcher contacted Deputy Bratton, Liberty High School’s Resource Deputy and advised several band instruments last seen in the school’s band room on Friday, appeared to be missing.

During a subsequent search, the musical instruments were not located, and a criminal investigation was initiated. Evidence of pry marks to an exterior door and window of the school were found, indicating a possible point of entry for the suspect(s). Multiple instruments are believed to have been stolen sometime over the weekend, with an estimated value of over $15,000.

Investigators are working to collect evidence as well as reviewing hours of school surveillance footage to identify and hold the person(s) responsible for the burglary/theft.

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