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Sergeant in probe put on paid leave

A Spokane County sheriff’s sergeant has been placed on paid leave pending the possible filing of a misdemeanor assault charge in connection with a domestic violence dispute. David Fray was …


Burglars smash stores with stolen vehicles

Police are trying to identify the driver of a Chevrolet pickup that smashed into a cell phone store on North Division Street early Tuesday, then hooked a steel cable to …


Sheriff’s sergeant on leave amid assault investigation

A Spokane County sheriff’s sergeant has been placed on paid leave pending the filing of a misdemeanor assault charge in connection with a domestic violence dispute.


Police-sheriff partnership working for Medical Lake

The city of Medical Lake has been contracting police services through the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office since Nov. 1. There are three new deputies residing in police headquarters, with a …


Group initiates donation request

A social service nonprofit has helped make Spokane a more humane place since 1988 by identifying and treating young victims of abuse and neglect. Now, in tough economic times, Partners …


Nonprofit seeking public donations for first time

A social service nonprofit has helped make Spokane a more humane place since 1988 by diagnosing and treating young victims of abuse and neglect.


Husband faces charges in stabbing death of wife

A Mead husband faces first-degree murder charges in connection with an attack in which is wife was killed and his son was injured.


Driver in Valley accident commits suicide, police say

A Spokane man killed himself after rear-end collision on Trent Avenue Tuesday.


Man shot by sheriff’s deputies identified

A man shot by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies Saturday has been identified as Donald J. Lafavor.


Suspect had history with assault victim

The home invasion robbery in northeast Spokane this week may have been linked to an ongoing domestic violence dispute rather than a random attack. The woman assaulted in her apartment …


Deputies kill pit bull at domestic violence scene

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a pit bull dog early today while responding to a domestic violence call at a home on Silver Lake Road.


Suspect in robbery jailed after standoff

Masked gunmen pistol-whipped a woman in her Spokane Valley apartment late Monday before forcing her into a closet as her child slept in another room. The men stole a cell …


Bank robbed in Spokane Valley

A man robbed a bank in Spokane Valley this afternoon.


Prosecutor reviews boy’s death

Investigators are seeking a vehicular homicide charge against the father of a 4-year-old boy who died near Mount Spokane last summer. Gerrin P.R. LaFleur died Aug. 19 during a family …


Council OKs police contract

As of Sunday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of police services in Medical Lake. The City Council unanimously approved the contract in a special meeting Oct. 28. …


Crash kills Tekoa boy on eve of 18th birthday

A one-car crash Tuesday night killed a Tekoa, Wash., boy who was to turn 18 today, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced.


County jail lieutenants make contract concessions

Spokane County jail lieutenants have agreed to contract concessions wiping out their cost-of-living raises, overtime and comp time in 2010. The agreement with the county, which comes as most departments …


Jail lieutenants agree to contract concessions

Spokane County jail lieutenants agreed to contract concessions wiping out their cost-of-living raises, overtime and comp time in 2010.


Thieves smash, grab ATMs

Brazen thieves are targeting cash machines at Spokane-area convenience stores, using stolen vehicles to bash through locked doors and storefronts to grab and loot the secured ATMs. The series of …


Sheriff, prosecutor beg budget relief

Spokane County’s top law enforcement officials made an impassioned plea Tuesday to spare their budgets from spending cuts next year, suggesting commissioners tap the “rainy-day” fund to help prop up …


Homicide victim’s roommate arrested on drug charge

The roommate of a man found dead near Green Bluff last week has been arrested on a felony drug charge.


Broadway at Pines reopens after fire

Two structure fires in Spokane Valley had firefighters scrambling Tuesday morning.


Camera sale leads to arrests

A suspicious camera sale brokered through Craigslist led the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to a cache of police gear stolen from one of its undercover vehicles more than five months …


Taser warns of risk to heart

Stun gun maker Taser International is advising police agencies across the nation to avoid aiming the devices at a suspect’s chest. The Arizona-based company says such action poses an “extremely …


Man died of gunshot wound; love seat sought

The man found dead near Green Bluff Sunday died of a single gunshot wound to the head, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced today.


Taser issues advisory on use of stun guns

Taser International is advising police agencies across the nation not to shoot its stun guns at a suspect’s chest. The Arizona-based company says such action poses a risk — albeit …


Burglars try to yank out convenience store ATM

A gasoline and convenience market just south of Whitworth College was damaged early today by burglars who broke out the front doors and tried to yank out an ATM from …


Investigators search home of slain man

Investigators searched a home in north Spokane on Tuesday where they say a man found dead near Green Bluff lived. The body of Jesus J. Torres Valdovinos, 25, was dropped …


Homicide victim ID’d; home searched

Investigators searched a home in north Spokane on Tuesday where they say a man found dead near Green Bluff lived. The body of Jesus J. Torres Valdovinos, 25, was dropped …


Police: Men used teen to lure victim

Two men accused of using a teenage girl to lure a robbery victim spent the money on a shopping spree at a Spokane mall, court papers allege. The purchases helped …