Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Sat., July 12, 2014
Deaconess Hospital gunman was a former police officer
The man who shot his wife to death before killing himself on the Deaconess Hospital campus had worked as a police officer in Missouri and told sheriff’s deputies just hours …
Sat., July 5, 2014
Sheriff’s detective said lying about hunting tag was mistake, records say
Spokane County sheriff’s Detective David Herrin repeatedly told Fish and Wildlife officers that his daughter shot a deer in Stevens County in 2013 before finally saying he was ready to …
Fri., July 4, 2014
Deputies will not be charged
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office will not seek criminal charges against the two sheriff’s deputies who used a stun gun and a neck hold to subdue a man outside of …
Thu., July 3, 2014, 2:37 p.m.
Prosecutor’s office: No charges in Will Berger case
Prosecutors will not criminally charge the two deputies involved in a confrontation with 34-year-old Will Berger outside a Moran Prairie gym in June 2013, according to a news release from …
Fri., June 27, 2014, 3:13 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office: Alleged stabbing victim stabbed self
A 17-year-old who told authorities he was stabbed in a robbery attempt while running near Colbert late Tuesday said he lied and stabbed himself in an interview, according to the …
Wed., June 25, 2014, 5:44 p.m.
Sheriff’s Detective under investigation for hunting violation
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detective is facing criminal charges in Stevens County for a hunting violation in 2013. Property crimes detective Dave Herrin has been placed on paid administrative …
Sat., June 7, 2014
Working for change
Feet from where his son Will received the injuries from Spokane County sheriff’s deputies that claimed his life one year ago, Bill Berger called for change Friday night in a …
Thu., June 5, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
Teen bicyclist hit by patrol car dies
The 15-year-old cyclist struck by a Spokane Valley police officer died Wednesday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the hospital confirmed.
Wed., June 4, 2014, 4:04 p.m.
Sheriff issues memo addressing arbitrator sex-on-duty ruling
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich reiterates that having sex while on duty and lying during investigations are fire-able offenses in an office memo released to media outlets Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 30, 2014, 5:16 p.m.
Woman killed in single-vehicle crash near Long Lake identified
A woman is dead following a single-vehicle collision with a tree southwest of Long Lake on Thursday night, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.
Wed., May 28, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Sheriff giving high standards another last chance
So, if you’re ever pulled over or interrogated for any reason by Spokane County Deputy Scott Kenoyer, you know what you should say? Whatever you want.
Sun., May 25, 2014
Teen remains in critical condition after collision
A 15-year-old boy remained in critical condition Saturday evening, a day after he was struck on his bicycle by a Spokane Valley police officer heading to another scene. Ryan Holyk …
Tue., May 13, 2014, 10:38 a.m.
Body of man recovered from river north of Spokane
The body of a man was pulled from the Spokane River near the Seven Mile area before 5 p.m. Monday, according to a news release.
Thu., May 1, 2014, 1:08 p.m.
Spokane County sheriff’s deputy fired for misconduct
Spokane County sheriff’s deputy Todd Saunders was fired for misconduct today after an investigation showed he spent much of his on-duty time at the home of a woman who was …
Tue., April 29, 2014
Two charged in death of woman found in trunk
The 51-year-old woman found dead in the trunk of her car last week on the South Hill may have been inside for weeks while her daughter and boyfriend tried to …
Fri., April 25, 2014, 8:17 a.m.
Two people taken to hospital following early morning shooting
Two people have been taken to the hospital this morning following a shooting in Spokane Valley near Broadway Avenue and Dick Road.
Fri., April 25, 2014
Liberty Lake officer’s body camera captures veteran’s fatal shooting
A body camera video released this week shows Spokane County sheriff’s deputies pleading with a despondent Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, to put down his gun before they shot and killed him …
Mon., April 21, 2014, 12:04 p.m.
Two men suspected of plotting escape from Spokane County Jail
Two men face felony escape charges on top of other criminal allegations after jail staff found letters and a tool indicating an escape attempt over the weekend.
Sun., April 20, 2014
Sheriff, Spokane Police Department hard-pressed to keep up staffing levels
When police detectives and public information officers are told to put on a uniform and hit the streets in a patrol car, it’s evident that staffing levels are a concern. …
Sat., April 19, 2014
Deputy called in names, plates without cause as way to seem busy, sheriff says
A deputy under investigation for parking for hours at a woman’s home while on duty made it look like he was busy with work by calling in names and license …
Fri., April 18, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
Deputy under investigation faked radio traffic to appear busy
A deputy under investigation for parking for hours at a woman’s home while on duty made it look like he was busy by calling in names and license plate numbers …
UPDATED: Fri., April 18, 2014, 12:53 p.m.
Man dies in single-vehicle collision overnight in Spokane Valley
Alejandro Apodaca, 34, died in a single-vehicle collision likely caused by speed late Thursday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.
Wed., April 16, 2014
Daniel Arteaga murder trial begins this week
A murder trial begins this week for a former Spokane Valley scuba instructor accused of shooting dead a woman with whom he was having an affair. Daniel Arteaga, 42, has …
Thu., April 10, 2014, 4:31 p.m.
No charges recommended in Zillmer shooting
No charges have been recommended by investigators in the officer involved shooting of Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, near the Spokane Valley Mall on Feb. 11. The case has been forwarded to …
Tue., April 1, 2014, 1:29 p.m.
Spokane County volunteers assist with landslide search and rescue efforts
A Spokane County sheriff’s sergeant recently was asked to assist with search and rescue efforts at the Oso landslide site in western Washington.
Mon., March 31, 2014, 11:23 a.m.
Spokane Valley man arrested for pointing gun at woman, son
Robert Weathermon, 24, was arrested on suspicions of attempted first-degree assault with a firearm Friday. Investigators say he pointed a shotgun at a woman he thought was a friend attempting …
Sat., March 29, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Key witness left out of sheriff’s inquiry
An internal affairs investigation into the work of a Spokane County sheriff’s detective – who helped convict three men who were imprisoned for years before their convictions were thrown out …
Thu., March 27, 2014
Spokane Valley council approves adding officers to new shift
The plan to put more police on Spokane Valley’s streets when they’re needed most is moving forward. As expected, City Council members gave the green light Tuesday night to adding …
Mon., March 24, 2014, 2:44 p.m.
Sheriff’s deputy on paid leave after citizen complaint
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Saunders has been placed on administrative leave following complaints his parked patrol car could be seen at all hours of the night outside a West …
Mon., March 24, 2014, 12:39 p.m.
Spokane Valley woman suspected of selling meth near school
Melanie Richart was arrested Saturday after detectives used an informant to buy meth from her near Valley Christian School, according to court documents.