Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
A Spokane resident locked herself in her bedroom and called 911 while a burglar rummaged through her home early Sunday, prompting a manhunt that ended when a police dog found …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
For more than an hour Monday afternoon, 28-year-old Colby Vodder took the stand in his own defense, stamping a close to a week-long murder trial nearly three years in the …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:07 p.m.
The trial of Colby D. Vodder began Tuesday, with his attorney telling a jury his client is the victim of a conspiracy that saw him wrongfully charged in the kidnapping …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
Kidnapping and murder. As far as criminal charges are concerned, the allegations against Colby D. Vodder in the disappearance of Bret Snow are as serious as they come.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 8:17 p.m.
Sheriff’s deputies called in the SWAT team Friday night after a man allegedly made death threats and fired a handgun into the floor of a bedroom in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 7:18 p.m.
K9 Laslo, a prolific police dog that helped apprehend nearly 500 suspects, died early Friday morning
Laslo, the former police dog that apprehended more than 480 suspects in four years as a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office K-9, died early Friday morning after months battling intense seizures. …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:08 p.m.
The former president of the Washington State Bar Association has been charged with stealing from two Spokane law firms where she previously worked.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:11 p.m.
Spokane County detectives say suspect posed as eBay car seller to scam Netherlands man out of $3,000
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives recently arrested a man suspected of scamming people by posing as the owner of a classic car on eBay. Samuel E. Richardson, 40, successfully ripped off …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Valley Fire Department to staff a new rescue helicopter with paramedics, which will allow …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
Man loses hand and suffers other serious injuries after homemade bomb explodes in north Spokane County
A man was seriously injured Monday evening in an explosion while attempting to make a bomb, say Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies.
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018
Washington state has nearly 6,500 untested sexual assault kits sitting in storage. The state AG says 1,340 of them are from Spokane County.
Of the nearly 6,500 sexual assault kits collecting dust in law-enforcement storage facilities across the state, Spokane County lays claim to 20 percent, according to an inventory sheet released by …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the woman and alerted authorities at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. She was floating in the river about two blocks east …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Detectives are seeking help identifying a woman whose body was found in the Spokane River on Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Chauncy “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver may soon have another accolade to add to his belt after Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say he intervened in a domestic violence assault, saving a …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 12:49 p.m.
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined two law enforcement officers were justified when they shot a man who was wielding a bolt-action rifle in a Hillyard neighborhood apartment in …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
Scott Maclay, sheriff’s candidate who changed name to DumpOzzie Dot Com, dies in motorcycle crash near St. Maries
Michael “Scott” Maclay, the Harley-riding respiratory therapist who changed his name to DumpOzzie Dot Com as part of a conspiracy-theory-fueled campaign to unseat Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, died in …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
A driver was killed early Sunday morning southeast of Cheney when he crashed and was ejected him from the vehicle.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
The official, clinical-sounding cause of death – “pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents due to combined opiate and methamphetamine intoxication” – completes an agonizing image of what happened to David Good …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
A mother making a stop at a Spokane Valley gas station Wednesday morning returned to find her car – and child – missing.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
A motor home was destroyed and a pet killed Tuesday night in a fire west of Cheney.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:08 p.m.
A leaky trailer full of grease turned a busy intersection into a messy, smelly slip ‘n’ slide Tuesday afternoon, forcing the closure of parts of Broadway Avenue and Fancher Road …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
A woman inmate at the Spokane County Jail was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday evening after being found unresponsive in her cell.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Several YWCA legal advocates recognized area law enforcement Thursday morning at the fifth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast at the facility’s West Central building on Monroe Street.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:11 p.m.
Bond was quartered Wednesday afternoon for Cristina Stiles, a woman suspected of killing Cory Fowler in 2016 and leaving his body for his parents to find.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
A 26-year-old man led deputies on a car chase, going the wrong direction on Interstate 90 and crashing into two patrol cars, before fighting with the deputies on a steep …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
The manager of a Denny’s in Spokane Valley is under investigation for raping a customer in an outbuilding on restaurant property.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
A ruling on whether former police sergeant and convicted rapist Gordon Ennis will get a new trial was delayed a week after the trial judge unexpectedly requested more time to …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Spokane County sheriff’s investigators on Friday announced that they are pursuing first-degree murder charges against a fourth suspect they believe helped kill Brett Snow, who disappeared in December 2015 and …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
A Spokane County Jail inmate died in his cell early Wednesday morning following a fight with another cellmate.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:58 p.m.
A former Spokane police sergeant accused of raping a fellow officer at a house party in 2015 will argue Friday in court that his trial attorney Rob Cossey withheld evidence …