Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Fri., March 7, 2014, 12:14 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office: Medical marijuana dispensary burglary linked to school expulsion
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a link between a commercial burglary at an Elk, Wash., medical marijuana dispensary and a THC-infused candy bar at Riverside High School.
UPDATED: Fri., March 7, 2014, 12:07 p.m.
Two men differ in accounts of how man pulled from river died
Two men were arrested on robbery and murder charges in connection with a body pulled from the Spokane River in November, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.
Fri., March 7, 2014
Police say fugitives nabbed at motel wanted to die
A woman shot in the hand by a sniper with the Spokane County sheriff’s SWAT team during a motel standoff Tuesday morning told officers she would not surrender, according to …
Thu., March 6, 2014, 10:51 a.m.
Police: Woman shot by SWAT officers wanted ‘suicide by cop’
Bonnie Ulrick, 37, told deputies over the phone she was armed and would not surrender before being struck by a sniper bullet during a SWAT standoff early Tuesday, according to …
Wed., March 5, 2014
Montana fugitive shot, arrested in Valley
An early morning standoff Tuesday between two wanted fugitives from Montana and a SWAT team at a Spokane Valley motel ended with an armed woman shot in the hand, investigators …
Tue., March 4, 2014
West Plains ranch’s co-owner held in horse cruelty case
The co-owner of a West Plains ranch where authorities discovered dozens of emaciated horses last year is in custody after allegedly fleeing to Montana when charges were filed. Jeff Hickerson, …
Mon., March 3, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
Suspected P.O. box thief arrested
Bart Bonebright, 27, was booked into Spokane County Jail on drug charges, though investigators suspect his involvement in a string of P.O. box-thefts at a Moran Prairie Post Office.
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
Sheriff’s office releases recordings of response to Zillmer call, fatal shooting by deputies
Emergency dispatchers warned law enforcement responding to a high-speed chase with a suicidal Army veteran earlier this month that the man was seeking a confrontation. “He says he doesn’t plan …
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
Extended sentence sought for teen, 14, for sword attack
Prosecutors are asking for an extended sentence for one of two teenage boys involved in an apparent drug-fueled sword attack in Spokane Valley in September. The 14-year-old, who was 13 …
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014, 4:12 p.m.
911 dispatchers say Afghanistan veteran wanted confrontation with police
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released on Thursday 40 minutes of audio from dispatchers responding to the fatal officer-involved shooting of Jedadiah Zillmer earlier this month. The tapes include deputies …
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014, 5:05 p.m.
Man accused of fighting deputies
A man accused of fighting violently with two sheriff’s deputies and trying to take their guns is being held in the Spokane County Jail on $10,000 bond. Benjamin B. Sullivan, …
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014
Spokane Valley looks to add police platoon
Spokane Valley soon may have more police on the streets when they’re needed most. A proposed reorganization of the patrol division that includes the hiring of two additional deputies and …
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
Deputies named in Jedadiah Zillmer shooting
The majority of the six Spokane County sheriff’s deputies who fired their guns at a despondent and armed Afghanistan war veteran following a highway chase have been investigated in other …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014, 5:35 p.m.
Officer’s body camera recorded Zillmer shooting
A body camera recorded the fatal confrontation between Jed Zillmer and six Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies last Tuesday at Sullivan Road and Indiana Avenue in Spokane Valley. The camera was …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014, 9:11 a.m.
Deputies involved in fatal shooting following chase identified
Six deputies fired on Jed Zillmer, an Afghanistan war veteran who the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said led them on a highway chase last week, armed and threatening to kill …
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014, 2:29 p.m.
Veteran was heavily armed when killed by deputies, investigators say
Jed Zillmer, the 23-year-old Army veteran who was shot by law enforcement after a lengthy chase Tuesday, was heavily armed at the time, investigators say.
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014
Sheriff Knezovich: Man in police shooting had gun, body armor
A young man shot to death following a police chase Tuesday night was a combat veteran wounded in Afghanistan three years ago and denied disability benefits. Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, died …
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014, 2:28 p.m.
Man killed Tuesday night had been denied disability benefits by Army
The young man shot to death following a police chase Tuesday night was a U.S. Army combat veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan three years ago and denied disability benefits.
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014, 1:59 p.m.
Spokane Valley man with 12 pounds of meth sentenced to 10 years
A federal judge sentenced Todd Anthony Sawyer Jr. to 10 years in prison last week. A task force of local, state and federal law enforcement agents discovered 202 grams of …
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014, 7:49 a.m.
Suspected drunken driver strikes Spokane Valley police cruiser
30-year-old Justin Yochum was booked into Spokane County Jail early Tuesday after the Washington State Patrol says he was driving drunk and struck an unoccupied police cruiser in Spokane Valley.
Sun., Jan. 26, 2014
Spokane-area officer-involved fatalities rose in 2013
Five men died last year at the hands of Spokane-area law enforcement, in actions ruled justified by prosecutors, after just a single fatal officer-involved incident the year before. Comparing Spokane …
Sun., Jan. 26, 2014
2013 Spokane County homicide numbers hold steady
In a year that saw violent crime dip more than 8 percent citywide, according to Spokane police records, the number of homicides in Spokane County remained on par with 2012. …
Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, 3:55 p.m.
Suspect arrested in car chase, second since September
Mickey Marquette, who also goes by the name Santos, has been arrested twice in four months for fleeing police vehicles. Tuesday he was clocked driving 100 miles per hour on …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2014, 3:15 p.m.
Polite suspect held by off duty detective
An unusually polite burglary suspect was detained Wednesday by a homeowner and his neighbor, an off-duty detective with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, after he was caught rummaging through a …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014, 9:56 a.m.
Teenage boy charged with vehicular homicide in Spokane Valley crash
A teenage boy was charged Wednesday with two counts of vehicular homicide in juvenile court, stemming from a collision that killed two girls on Oct. 5.
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, 10:07 a.m.
Co-owner of alleged Spokane Valley brothel arrested
Mikal Chandler, 33, was arrested and booked into Spokane County Jail on Tuesday. Chandler faces the same charges as listed business associate Brandy Birkland for his involvement in Montana’s spa, …
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014, 2:35 p.m.
Identity of body pulled from Spokane River remains a mystery
An autopsy yielded no clues to the identity of a dead woman pulled from the Spokane River on Friday afternoon, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Detectives are asking …
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Raid on home spurs lawsuit
Christopher Foster, home asleep at 4 a.m. on May 23, 2012, got an unexpected wake-up call. “I heard a loud bang,” he said. “There were some guys with tactical gear, …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014, 3:23 p.m.
Investigators: Spokane identity thief hit victims in 15 states
Joel Denneny, 37, collected the personal information of up to 85 people nationwide using bogus online job applications, investigators said. Victims were as far-flung as New Hampshire.
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014, 1:23 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office: Tenant steals landlord’s identity
A Spokane Valley landlord’s debit card was stolen by one of his tenants who withdrew hundreds of dollars from the account, according to the Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Office. Lacey Major, …