Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
As Spokane’s gang activity grows, police expand tactics
Police are adding hundreds of gang members to a sophisticated Spokane-area database, using technology to track crime and criminals. It’s part of a law enforcement effort to better understand gang-related …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
Valley man subdues intruder at gunpoint
The trespasser was bent over, rummaging through a barrel of scrap material at a Spokane Valley residence Tuesday, when he looked up into the barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun. The …
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
Rockford police bill has yet to be paid
Though the town of Rockford hasn’t paid its $32,000 bill for law enforcement this year, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich promised to not abandon the small community. “I will never, …
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013, 3:30 P.M.
Two ATMs targeted for thefts in past two days
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two commercial break-ins involving ATMs in the last two days.
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
Man killed in drive-by shooting
One man is dead after a drive-by shooting Wednesday on the 7000 block of North Atlantic Street in Spokane, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. On Wednesday evening the …
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
Clark: Body camera could have cleared up deputy-involved shooting
Another deputy-involved shooting took place in Spokane Valley with deadly results. And another controversy has erupted over what may or may not have happened.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
Deputies arrest man after body found in toxic liquid
A homicide investigation turned into a hazardous materials scene in Nine Mile Falls on Tuesday morning as a woman’s body was found in a tub of toxic liquid. Spokane County …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
Spokane County sheriff defends deputy’s actions
A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy’s actions confronting an intoxicated man early Saturday were evidence of bravery, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Tuesday. Deputy Jerad Kiehn shot and killed Roy Jacobs in …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
Puffin Glass robbery may be tied to others
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery at Spokane Valley Puffin Glass Studios late Monday night. The incident may be connected to a string of robberies during the …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013, 11:19 A.M.
Brass fire hose hookups stolen from buildings
A rash of thefts of brass fittings on the sides of buildings in Spokane Valley is threatening fire crews’ abilities to fight fires in those buildings, the Spokane County Sheriff’s …
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
Spokane police Officer Jeff Graves faces stalking, harassment claims
A Spokane police officer is on administrative leave following criminal allegations of stalking and harassment. A search warrant details a messy break-up and accusations of harassment between Officer Jeff Graves …
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
Sheriff’s detective on leave
A Spokane County sheriff’s detective faces felony charges of domestic violence and second-degree assault after allegedly using a flashlight to hit his girlfriend and another man at a drunken party …
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013, 1:51 P.M.
Two law enforcement officers placed on leave
Two Spokane-area law enforcement officers, both facing potential criminal charges in unrelated cases, are on administrative leave.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
Probe of Spokane Valley death includes homicide
A man’s death in a Spokane Valley motor home is being investigated as a possible homicide by Spokane County sheriff’s detectives. A friend of the man stopped by 58-year-old Timothy …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013, 4:29 P.M.
Man found dead in Spokane Valley trailer
A man’s death in a Spokane Valley motor home is being investigated as a possible homicide by Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
Bloomsday security fine-tuned by Spokane police
Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said runners and spectators can expect heightened security the moment they board a bus to downtown Spokane on Sunday during the 37th Lilac Bloomsday Run. …
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Suspected robber tracked to drug rehab facility
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked a suspected robber on a bicycle back to a Spokane Valley drug rehab facility on Saturday. An employee at Divine’s Gas Station near Pines …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013, 8:21 P.M.
Robber was drug rehab resident, police say
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked a suspected robber on a bicycle back to a Spokane Valley drug rehabilitation facility on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013, 3:24 P.M.
Convicted bank robber connected to recent armed robberies
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigators are connecting a bank robber who spent more than seven years in federal prison for his crimes to several recent bank robberies in the county.
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
In brief: Amtrak passengers, crew safe after slide derails train
SEATTLE – Mud, trees and rocks hit an Amtrak passenger train traveling through Washington Sunday morning, causing several cars to derail, according to a railway spokesman. There were no injuries …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013, 10:11 A.M.
Sheriff exasperated with repeat offender
A thief and drug user with 39 arrests has earned the ire of Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Mark W. Bush has been jailed again, this time accused of possessing …
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013, 1:53 P.M.
Man arrested for 39th time in connection with drug ring
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will seek federal charges against a repeat offender arrested by detectives this morning on charges of possessing methamphetamine today, marking the man’s 39th arrest in …
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
Body buried in woods may be that of missing Malden teen
Investigators searching for a missing teenager found a body buried on wooded land in northern Spokane County on Wednesday. Though the remains have not been identified, authorities confirmed that they …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013, 8:01 P.M.
Deputies: Woman burned garage in attempt to go to jail
A woman started a fire in a Chattaroy garage because she was not happy with her living arrangements, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
Early morning drive ends in crash, arrest
A man drove erratically the wrong way on the 6800 block of North Division Street early Friday morning as they watched, Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say. Deputies said a dark-colored …
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
Deputies cleared in fatal shooting
Two Spokane County deputies have been cleared in the shooting death of a kidnapping suspect in Spokane Valley last September. After reviewing the case, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office determined …
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013, 1:18 P.M.
Sheriff’s deputies cleared in Spokane Valley shooting
Two Spokane County deputies have been cleared in a shooting death that took place in Spokane Valley last September.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013, 9:08 A.M.
Helicopter used to arrest fleeing DUI driver
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office used its Air 1 helicopter to catch a man who deputies said was intoxicated and fled after he fell asleep at an intersection with his …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2013
Vestal: Bill stood slim chance, unlike fired cops, it seems
It’s official: If a cop lies or commits a crime, it’s not necessarily a firing offense. The Washington Legislature’s cool with that.
MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013
Body found west of Medical Lake
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death after a man was found dead Sunday in a ditch near the intersection of two rural roads …