Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff
Wed., May 3, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Sheriff proposes work farm for inmates
The sheriff wanted leaders to create a farm for inmates.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Domestic violence suspect killed in SWAT shootout bugged his Colbert home with surveillance cameras
After a four-hour standoff and a bout of gunfire, Spokane County sheriff’s deputies found Dean Bellamy’s body on the floor of the master bedroom of his Colbert home. There was …
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Wrongful death suit claims Dwayne Thurman did not aid his dying wife after shooting her
The children of a Spokane Valley woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their adoptive father for killing their mother in January 2016.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Spokane County sheriff ‘dumbfounded’ by repeal of rule barring mentally ill from buying guns
News that the U.S. House of Representatives had repealed a rule banning mentally ill people from buying guns left Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich confused Thursday afternoon.
Sun., July 10, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
Woman killed in one-car crash in Four Lakes area
A woman was killed Sunday when her car crashed in the Four Lakes area southwest of Spokane.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: In Holyk case, scientist’s testimony doesn’t square with investigators’ statements
What was said publicly about how a teenager’s DNA came to be on the bumper of a deputy’s cruiser doesn’t square with what the scientist who tested the DNA told …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 2 p.m.
Life jackets top violations for boating anglers
One of the busiest days of the year is coming up for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Marine Unit – opening day of the state’s general fishing season.
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
City passes on Knezovich’s offer to lead Spokane Police Department
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has once again offered to lead the Spokane police department as a search to replace former Chief Frank Straub gets underway.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 11:38 p.m.
Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis arrested for suspected sexual assault
Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis was arrested Wednesday on second degree rape charges, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s news release. Ennis turned himself in to the Spokane County Jail …
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 9:38 p.m.
Mead trailer fire burns two
A trailer fire in the sent a man and a woman to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
100 years ago in Liberty Lake: A former Spokane County sheriff dies in apparent suicide
From our archives, 100 years ago F.M. Pugh, twice the Spokane County sheriff and an important political figure, died of a gunshot wound in a tent outside his Liberty Lake …
Thu., March 5, 2015
SCOPE office planned in southeast Spokane
A growing population in south Spokane has brought a need for a new community-oriented policing effort in that area. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with SCOPE (Sheriff’s Community …
Mon., Oct. 20, 2014, 2:09 p.m.
Detectives searching for more victims in child luring case
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are hoping to identify additional victims of a man arrested Friday for child luring and kidnapping.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
Doug Clark: Race for sheriff is debate-intensive
DOUG’S SHERIFF’S DEBATE DIARY: Wednesday, 4:57 p.m. – We’re an hour and counting away from OZ vs. ORR I, the first debate* between Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and his …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
Sheriff Knezovich, challenger Orr debate issues
Two-term Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich came face to face with 2014 election challenger Douglas Orr Wednesday night, going back and forth on criminal justice reform, the need for a …
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Abortion cited as crime drop factor by sheriff candidate Orr
A candidate for Spokane County sheriff has offered a provocative explanation for a drop in the U.S. crime rate starting in the early 1990s: legalized abortion. Douglas Orr, a Spokane …
UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2013, 5:44 p.m.
Man shocked with deputy’s Taser dies
A man has died after he was shocked with a Taser during a confrontation Thursday night with Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym.
Mon., June 3, 2013, 11:26 a.m.
Court document says man shot by deputy was struggling with a woman
The man shot to death Saturday by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies reportedly threatened the officers with a large knife and refused multiple commands to drop it, according to investigators.
Tue., May 21, 2013
Spokane police officers named in shooting
Spokane police identified the three officers involved in last week’s shooting of a homicide suspect in Nine Mile Falls. Officers Jake Jensen, Danny Lesser and Adam Valdez have been placed …
Thu., May 2, 2013, 8:59 a.m.
Transient breaks leg running from cave fire
A man who was living in a makeshift cave dwelling along the Spokane River broke his leg this morning running from a fire that ignited inside the structure.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2013, 4:36 p.m.
Man accused of hoax involving fake bomb
A Spokane County man was ordered held today on a $50,000 bond after he admitted placing a realistic-looking imitation bomb in a Newman Lake mailbox Tuesday afternoon.
Mon., April 29, 2013, 1:20 p.m.
Felon arrested after wrong-way freeway chase
A 23-time convicted felon was arrested after a police car chase in Spokane this morning.
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2013, 4:06 p.m.
Man dies after fiery Spokane Valley crash
A man died at a local hospital after crashing his car into a tree in Spokane Valley this morning.
Fri., March 22, 2013, 12:52 p.m.
Assault victim accused of pointing gun at boy offering help
A domestic violence call in an Airway Heights trailer park this morning quickly turned into a brief hunt for a man and assault charges against a woman for pointing a …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2013
Police say father shot son
An Airway Heights man told police that he accidentally shot his son in the face during an early Sunday morning fight, according to court records. The fight and fatal shooting …
Sun., Jan. 13, 2013, 3:33 p.m.
Spokane deputies investigate morning homicide
Spokane sheriff’s deputies arrested one man in connection with a shooting death at his home early this morning.
Tue., July 24, 2012, 10:56 a.m.
Recent drownings lead to water safety push
A rash of local drownings in recent weeks has led to a new effort to emphasize water safety in the Spokane area.
UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2012, 11:41 a.m.
Collision claims life of delivery driver on West Plains
The driver of a small delivery van was killed this morning in a collision with a larger truck at the intersection of Geiger Boulevard and Thomas Mallen Road, the Spokane …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2011, 3:06 p.m.
Criminals take air out of Spokane law officer training
Spokane County deputies had the air taken out of their efforts to curb the bad guys.
Sat., Jan. 29, 2011, 4:23 p.m.
Police investigating car in river
At 11:24 a.m. today, a sheriff’s deputy spotted skid marks on Upriver Drive, just east of Upriver Dam. He found the skid marks led to a spot on the river …