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KCSD, Tribe Expand Deputy Pact

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe have reached an additional agreement that provides enhanced law enforcement services to both Tribal and non-Tribal members. This most recent agreement builds on the existing cross-deputization and mutual aid agreement between the Sheriff’s Department and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe ensures cross- deputized Kootenai County officers have reciprocity to enforce tribal warrants on and off the reservation just as cross-deputized Coeur d’Alene Tribal police officers can enforce state warrants. More below.

Question: Why does the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department get along so well with Coeur d’Alene Tribal police and the Benewah County SD doesn’t?

Post Falls Man Dies In Forest ATV Crash

A 29-year-old Post Falls man was killed this afternoon when he failed to negotiate a left curve on Forest Service Road No. 413 in the woods bordering the Kootenai-Shoshone County line. According to a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department report, Vito E. Pistone was dead by the time responders arrived. The crash, which occurred at approximately 4:50 p.m., was located on Forest Service Road No. 413, about 8/10ths of a mile east of FS Road No. 209.  Preliminary investigation by the Kootenai County Traffic Team indicates that Pistone failed to negotiate a left curve while travelling eastbound on FSR No. 413, left the roadway and struck at least two trees.  Pistone was not wearing a helmet.  It is also believed that Pistone was inexperienced in ATV operation. It does not appear that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Crews Recover Body Near Post Falls

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department has recovered the body of a man who had set out this morning to canoe the Spokane River near Corbin Park/Spokesman-Review. Sheriff’s news release here.

Hayden Man Held In Gunfire Exchange

Kerry Noel Damiano, 22, of Hayden, is in custody facing an aggravated assault charge after an exchange of gunfire with deputies early this morning, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.  Deputies responded to the area of East Chilco Road near Chilco Lake, north of Hayden, for a report of trespassers causing a disturbance in the area around midnight.  Initial information indicates that as deputies were approaching the area the suspect fired one round and the deputies returned fire.  The suspect Damiano then gave up without further incident.  No one was injured in the incident. The Idaho State Police was called in to perform the investigation.

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