Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Spokane County Jail inmate in critical condition after suspected suicide attempt
A Spokane County Jail inmate is in critical condition at a local hospital after an apparent suicide attempt in his cell Friday, said the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Hours-long hostage negotiation in Spokane Valley leads to safe arrest of suspect, no injuries to hostage
Spokane Valley Deputies’ response to a warrant for a suspect wanted on a drug trafficking charge in Coeur d’Alene led to an hours-long hostage negotiation Wednesday evening.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 6 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigators seize eight firearms, stolen property in early-morning SWAT raid
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives and SWAT team members seized eight firearms, including a sawed-off 10-gauge shotgun, during a SWAT raid early Tuesday morning in Spokane.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
Spokane man leaps through second story window in failed attempt to escape deputies
A man was hospitalized Thursday after he jumped out a second story window in order to escape deputies trying to arrest him on multiple forgery and identity theft charges.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Suspected DUI crash closes Argonne Road
A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after he ran a red light and hit a car at Argonne Road and Broadway Avenue in …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Woman suspected of DUI led Spokane County deputy on high speed chase before crashing
A woman was arrested late Tuesday after leading a deputy on a high speed chase through Spokane Valley, only stopping when she crashed into a tree.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Teen suspected of trying to shoot Sheriff’s deputy already a convicted felon
The 17-year-old accused of attempting to shoot a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy is already a convicted felon, court records show.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Custom chopper disappeared from Spokane Valley parking lot
A noisy custom chopper disappeared silently from a Spokane Valley parking lot Friday and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office wants some help finding it.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Man robs woman at ATM, but deputies know where he lives
A woman reported being robbed at an ATM in North Spokane Saturday morning, but deputies knew just where to look to find the suspect.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Greenacres Middle School student reports suspicious man near school
Parents of Greenacres Middle School students received a letter Tuesday warning them of a man who claimed to be a school staff member while offering a student a ride.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Teen who pointed shotgun at Spokane deputy facing attempted murder charge
A teen who was arrested for pointing a sawed-off shotgun at a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy Monday morning is now being charged with attempted murder, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Flooding emergency declared as Spokane River reaches near-record highs
As the Spokane River continues to rise until its eventual cresting sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning, residents in flood-prone areas are preparing for the worst.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Man allegedly stole boy’s Mustang at gunpoint, rammed patrol cars during high-speed chase
A 22-year-old man is accused of stealing a car at gunpoint and leading sheriff’s deputies on a raucous high-speed chase early Saturday in Spokane Valley, causing roughly $4,000 to two …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Woman says she was held at gunpoint, sexually assaulted off Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley
A woman told Spokane Valley detectives that a man held her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her in a secluded area off Interstate 90.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Woman who died in Medical Lake house fire identified
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Spokane Sheriff’s deputy wounded in Colbert standoff identified
The Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded in the shoulder during a SWAT standoff Monday has been identified as Sgt. Harold Whapeles.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
Use of SWAT team increasing in Spokane
Local law enforcement agencies are deploying SWAT teams more often than they used to – a practice they say protects officers and citizens alike. The trend was highlighted this week …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Wounded Spokane County deputy released from the hospital
A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy wounded in an exchange with domestic violence suspect Dean J. Bellamy earlier this week went home from the hospital Wednesday, escorted by fellow deputies and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Man suspected of shooting Spokane County deputy was former bank executive with domestic violence history
After one incident at his Colbert home in 2015, a woman warned Spokane County sheriff’s deputies that Dean Bellamy “would be very ‘combative’ and would ‘go out in a blaze …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Sheriff’s deputy sues Rep. Matt Shea for defamation
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy is suing State Rep. Matt Shea for defamation after Shea claimed on a podcast that the deputy provided the gun used in a triple murder.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
With four more captures, sheriff’s K-9 Laslo retires on high note
K-9 Laslo’s last days with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office were busy. On Saturday night, a day before the prolific police dog retired, he helped capture four suspects, adding to …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Ryan Holyk’s family reaches $1 million settlement in civil suit
The family of Ryan Holyk has reached a $1 million settlement with Spokane County a week before their wrongful death lawsuit was set to go to trial.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 5 a.m.
Laslo, sheriff’s K-9 who helped catch nearly 500 suspects, is retiring
Spokane County sheriff’s K-9 Laslo is retiring after assisting in nearly 500 apprehensions.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Oregon woman who regularly visits Spokane County arrested for having 44 images of child pornography on her tablet
A woman who lives in Oregon but spends weeks at a time in northern Spokane County was arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Man loses pieces of truck, crashes while trying to escape Sheriff’s deputy
A man led a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy on a chase through North Spokane County early Tuesday evening, losing his trailer, tires and tailgate before crashing his truck near the …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
Detectives searching for motorist who may have information on Bret Snow’s murder
Detectives are looking for one or more motorists who stopped to help a man driving a blue 1998 Ford Ranger with a canopy in the area of Prairie Avenue between …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Man apprehended by K-9 Laslo after dropping gun in police chase in East Central Spokane
A man driving a stolen Jeep hauling a stolen trailer led police on a chase early this morning, ending near Liberty Park where he was apprehended by a corporal’s K9, …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Cheney woman charged with embezzling $14,000 from memorial benefit fund
Spokane County deputies arrested a Cheney businesswoman suspected of stealing money from a memorial fund set up to aid the families of two men killed in a July boating accident …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Road open after serious crash on 32nd Avenue in Spokane Valley
A serious injury crash shut down 32nd Avenue between Highway 27 and Clinton in Spokane Valley for several hours Wednesday.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Man cites love as reason for fleeing from deputies on Valentine’s Day
True love doesn’t usually result in felony charges, but it did for one man who led deputies on a high speed chase from the West Plains to Spokane Tuesday.