Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013, 10:53 a.m.
Man arrested on assault charges after middle-school students’ tip
Two middle school-aged witnesses said they saw a ‘70s style motor home speeding along Adams Road in Spokane Valley this morning and heard a woman screaming for help through the …
Sat., Aug. 24, 2013
Employees foil pawn shop gunman
A gunman ranting about “Obama” took over a Spokane pawn shop Friday, temporarily trapping a handful of people before armed employees took up positions at the front door and provided …
Sat., Aug. 24, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Sgt. Doug Marske, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich step up
When three Spokane men were released from prison and exonerated of felony charges associated with a drug robbery, their defense attorneys took a lot of the heat from the judge. …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2013, 12:37 p.m.
Spokane Valley shooting leaves one in hospital
Spokane County detectives are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday in Spokane Valley. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said a 22-year-old man was shot in the neck and is listed …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2013
Doug Clark: Oh, Ozzie, firing cops is so passé
Yet another Spokane County law enforcer has been fired, this one for having sex on duty. Or cop-ulation if you want the technical term.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2013
Spokane deputy fired for having on-duty sex
A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy caught having sex on duty is now out of a job. Deputy Scott Kenoyer was fired Thursday by Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich after an internal investigation …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
Pup’s happy reunion is deputy’s sad farewell
A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who found a puppy early Monday and ended up taking it home has “reluctantly said goodbye to his new friend” after the dog’s owner came …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2013, 3:34 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office looking for man who robbed U.S. Bank branch
Security cameras captured images of a man in his 40s who demanded money from a bank employee working at a Spokane Valley grocery store. A cash reward is being offered …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2013, 3:32 p.m.
Man commits suicide after Spokane Valley standoff
A man was found dead after a five-hour standoff with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday night. The medical examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2013, 12:59 p.m.
Sheriff’s office seeks suspect in credit union robbery
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is offering a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in connection with the Moran Prairie robbery of a credit union branch that …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013, 3:14 p.m.
Scammers promise a clear criminal record
A recent string of scam calls promises Spokane County residents that a clean criminal record is just a phone call away.
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2013, 4:31 p.m.
Victims in fatal crash identified
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified both victims in a fatal car crash on West Seven Mile Road on Friday night.
Fri., July 26, 2013, 6:57 a.m.
Spokane County home of undercover detective hit
SPOKANE — The Spokane County sheriff’s office has received reports of vandalism and car prowling more than a dozen times in the past decade at one home.
Tue., July 23, 2013, 7:48 a.m.
Spokane sheriff’s deputies tase alleged burglar
A 28-year-old man who is suspected of burglarizing several homes in Spokane Valley is in the hospital after sheriff’s deputies tased him early Tuesday morning.
Tue., July 23, 2013
Harsher penalties for boating under influence take effect Sunday
A change in Washington state law taking effect Sunday ups the penalty for boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and includes limits for marijuana intoxication. The charges will …
Fri., July 19, 2013, 2:17 p.m.
Male victim dies after Chattaroy mobile home explosion
One man died early Friday morning after suffering severe burns from a mobile home explosion in Chattaroy, Wash., according to Harborview Medical Center.
Sun., July 14, 2013
Doug Clark: With foes like these, who needs to campaign?
Let me get this straight. Four ex-deputies are trying to bushwhack Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich because – and here’s the choice part – he’s just too darned tough on …
Thu., July 4, 2013
Rockford settles Sheriff’s Office bill
The town of Rockford has paid what it owed for its law enforcement contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The town was billed $32,000 for 2013, but the City …
Thu., June 27, 2013, 5:12 p.m.
Sheriff and police team up to arrest four-time residential burglar
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Police Department joined forces to arrest Derek A. Larson, 40, on four felony charges of unoccupied residential burglaries.
Sun., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Sat., 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, …
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Sat., 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 …