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Saturday, December 15, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Driver smashes through store for cigarettes

A man backed a pickup through the doors of a West Plains convenience store this morning and stole money and more than 100 packs of cigarettes.


Sheriff bills state for expense of search for hospital escapee

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will submit a $37,000 bill to the state for the cost of hunting down escaped Eastern State Hospital patient Phillip A. Paul. The manhunt, which …


Spokane Valley mulls own police

Spokane Valley would save more than $1 million a year by operating its own police department, according to a newly released study. City officials commissioned the $126,500 study by the …


Medical Lake law enforcement contract ‘on schedule’

The contract the city of Medical Lake will enter into with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is still under negotiations but should be ready in time for the Nov. 1 …


Boy’s fall and death probed

The death of a 4-year-old boy near Mount Spokane last month has triggered a criminal investigation by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Gerrin P.R. LaFleur died Aug. 19 during a …


N.H. child porn investigation leads to local man’s arrest

A child pornography investigation that started in a small New Hampshire city led to a raid at a trailer park just outside Spokane early Tuesday. Three children younger than 10 …


New Hampshire porn investigation leads to Spokane bust

A child pornography investigation that started in a small New Hampshire city led to a raid at a trailer park just outside Spokane early today.


Donors, family give boy the gift of ‘zoom’

Eleven-year-old Trayton Larsen traded his walker for a shiny, new, red three-wheeler last Thursday and said he could “zoom” 100 mph. “Awesome,” he told the sheriff’s volunteers who joined his …


$1 million bond for teen in pregnant girlfriend’s death

The teenager charged with stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death was released from jail in the spring because there was no room in mental health services, court documents show.


Detectives investigate death of boy, 4

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of 4-year-old boy who may have fallen from the back of a truck near Mount Spokane Wednesday.


Van in road rage incident linked to Cheney man

A van involved in a road rage incident in north Spokane Friday has been connected to a man in the Cheney area, and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking …


No crime committed in reported kidnapping

A kidnapping reported in north Spokane turned out to be a dispute between family members headed to visit an inmate at the Spokane County Jail.


Van’s driver sought in Friday night road rage

A Friday night road rage incident between the driver of van and a couple on a motorcycle ended with the two motorcycle riders being treated for minor injuries.