Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014
Airway Heights man to appeal sentence in son’s slaying
An Airway Heights father convicted of murder in the shooting death of his son is appealing his seven-year prison sentence. Spokane Superior Court Judge Kathleen O’Connor sentenced Mark Cavazos, 55, …
Tue., Sept. 30, 2014
Guilty plea in Nine Mile Falls murder case
The 28-year-old man who killed his girlfriend and then attempted to dispose of her body using a weak acid will spend 14 years in prison if a judge accepts the …
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014
Maher’s plea deal draws disbelief
The grief of three families spilled out of a Spokane courtroom Thursday as 17-year-old Preston Maher pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the deaths of his University High School classmates …
Fri., Sept. 12, 2014
9/11 remembrance at fairgrounds goes deeper than words
There were no speeches and no announcements, just the sound of bagpipes and the American flag whipping in the breeze during a simple 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Spokane County …
Mon., Sept. 8, 2014
Spokane County SWAT team tactics at issue in trial
The location of a flash grenade thrown by Spokane County SWAT members during a raid on Valentine’s Day 2012 will be a key issue in an excessive force trial set …
Fri., Sept. 5, 2014
WSU study finds local officers slower to fire at black suspects
Spokane-area law enforcement officers took more than a second longer to shoot black suspects compared to their white and Hispanic counterparts in simulated scenarios studied by Washington State University researchers. …
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014
Car impounded after hit-and-run kills bicyclist in Spokane Valley
A bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run crash early Tuesday morning was the father of a baby less than a month old. Robert R. Royer, 47, was hit by a car …
Tue., Sept. 2, 2014, 10:09 p.m.
Investigators impound car they believe struck and killed bicyclist
Late Tuesday, Spokane County Sheriff’s officials announced that they impounded a sedan that they believe struck bicyclist Robert R. Royer.
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
Details offered on Valley dog’s shooting death
A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a Spokane Valley man’s dog on Wednesday said he thought the animal was restrained by an invisible fence. Deputy Ryan Smith killed …
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014, 7:28 p.m.
Spokane Valley officer shoots dog that attacked him
A Spokane Valley officer shot and killed a dog after the dog bit him several times this afternoon outside a Greenacres residence.
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
Man sentenced to 10 years for throwing mortal punch
A raucous party two years ago in north Spokane County has earned a 21-year-old man a decade in prison after he pleaded guilty this week to manslaughter for throwing a …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Officials, activists concerned about military-equipped police ‘mission creep’
Along with hundreds of communities nationwide, Spokane-area law enforcement agencies have taken advantage of a government program that outfits officers with military surplus equipment at little or no cost to …
Sat., Aug. 9, 2014, 7:36 p.m.
Spokane County Jail asks for more nurses
The aging Spokane County Jail, filled to the brim with inmates requiring mental health care, needs more help screening arrestees coming through the doors, officials say.
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014, 7:43 p.m.
Deputy resigns to avoid termination
Facing termination, a detective who had been with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years has resigned following an internal investigation into accusations of poaching and lying to investigators.
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 4:34 p.m.
Body found near Spokane Valley apartment complex
Authorities are working to gather details at the scene of a body found by walkers near a Spokane Valley apartment complex after 8 p.m. Thursday.
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 9:46 a.m.
Prosecutor: No charges in deputy shooting of armed veteran
Prosecutors will not file charges against the six Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed Army veteran Jed Zillmer during an armed confrontation near the Spokane Valley Mall in …
Thu., July 31, 2014, 8:10 a.m.
Man arrested in overnight shots-fired burglary
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies call off a search for a second suspect in a shots-fired burglary call after investigation reveals only one man was involved in incident.
Mon., July 28, 2014, 3:26 p.m.
Gun shooting, campfire violations prompt arrests at campground
Three men were arrested after investigators say they fired a stolen handgun near a campfire Saturday on county preserve lands.
Sun., July 27, 2014
Smell of pot can be basis for police search
Though marijuana is now legal in Washington for recreational and medical use, courts continue to grant law enforcement wide leeway in using the presence of pot to search property. A …
Wed., July 23, 2014, 12:26 p.m.
Two men sentenced on manslaughter charges in separate slayings
Two men were sentenced to a total of more than 20 years in prison this week for a pair of unrelated slayings dating back to May 2012, according to the …
Thu., July 17, 2014
Spokane County sheriff’s deputy charged with insurance fraud
Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy B. Jeske has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud after an investigation by the state insurance commissioner’s Special Investigations Unit. Jeske has been …
UPDATED: Wed., July 16, 2014, 3:03 p.m.
Sheriff’s deputy charged with insurance fraud
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy B. Jeske has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud after an investigation by the state insurance commissioner’s Special Investigations Unit.
Wed., July 16, 2014
Sheriff: Deputy fired for overbilling Best Buy for security work
A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy was fired this week after he billed a local business for work he didn’t do, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Tuesday. Deputy Charles “Chuck” …
UPDATED: Tue., July 15, 2014, 1:12 p.m.
Spokane sheriff’s deputy fired for misconduct
Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Charles Sciortino was fired Monday following an investigation into allegations he worked an extra job while on duty.
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 …