Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012, 7:24 P.M.
Sex slave claims lead to 4 trafficking arrests
A frightened young woman’s descriptions of being held captive and sold for sex at drug houses and motels over the past year has led to several arrests in what’s believed …
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
Killing suspect called ‘crazy’
Acquaintances of a man arrested in the shooting death of a transient in Spokane Valley told detectives he was dangerously unstable and often accused people at gunpoint of things they …
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
Chronic eluder arrested for second time in three weeks
A Spokane man arrested at gunpoint after a police chase three weeks ago was picked up again Tuesday morning after another chase with law enforcement. A profusely sweaty Michael S. …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
Homicide suspect arrested
A suspect was arrested Tuesday in Spokane Valley for the May 12 shooting death of a 44-year-old man. Shane Caleb Smith, 38, is accused of killing Warren Scott Flinn, who …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012, 6:21 P.M.
Man arrested for Spokane Valley homicide
A suspect was arrested today in Spokane Valley for the May 12 shooting death of a 44-year-old man.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012, 3 P.M.
Homicide probe begins after man dies
A man found badly assaulted on Sunday has died, and investigators are asking for help finding his killer.
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
Man shoots, kills armed intruder
Doug Snarski knew someone was going to die when he realized his girlfriend’s ex was inside their home early Sunday. The intruder, Sean Parsons, was armed with a shotgun, a …
UPDATED: MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012, 6:45 P.M.
In exchange of gunfire, homeowner kills intruder
Doug Snarski knew someone was going to die when he realized his girlfriend’s ex was inside their home early Sunday.
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012, 10:46 A.M.
Off-duty deputy stops possible suicide attempt
An off-duty Spokane County sheriff’s deputy possibly saved a boy who was contemplating suicide. Corrections Deputy Timothy Bliven was pulling his boat out of Spirit Lake when he noticed a …
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
Pastor, 61, faces charge in indecent exposure case
A volunteer chaplain for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has been terminated after being implicated in an indecent exposure case. The Rev. Robert C. Christian, 61, was terminated two weeks …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012, 7:37 P.M.
Sheriff’s chaplain faces indecent exposure charge
A volunteer chaplain for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has been terminated after being implicated in an indecent exposure case.
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012, 6 P.M.
Missing Spokane woman located safe
A 20-year-old Spokane woman missing since last Tuesday has been located safe.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012, 6:04 P.M.
Detectives investigating Spokane woman’s disappearance
Major crimes detectives are investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old Spokane woman.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
Locator device helps detectives track burglary suspect in Valleyford area
A 50-year-old ex-con accused of burglarizing a south Spokane County home while three children hid was arrested in part because detectives installed an electronic location tracker on his vehicle. The …
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
Homeowner who shot burglar faces assault charge
A homeowner in Medical Lake accused of shooting a fleeing 14-year-old burglary suspect in the back last December has been charged with assault. In new court documents, Spokane County sheriff’s …
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
Officer whose daughter shot self had 2 lengthy suspensions
The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg on Sunday has an extensive disciplinary record, including at least two lengthy suspensions. Barry O’Connell, who has been …
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012, 7:19 P.M.
Routine traffic stop leads to felony drug charge
A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a man on a felony drug charge Wednesday after a routine traffic stop. The deputy stopped Larry Marquette, 43, failing to signal near Argonne …
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012, 10:56 A.M.
Child luring incidents reported in Country Homes area
Deputies are investigating two possible child luring calls in the Country Homes area, but they don’t believe either are related.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012, 5:47 P.M.
Autopsy: Spokane jail inmate died of natural causes
An inmate found dead in his bed at the Spokane County Jail died of natural causes, authorities say.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012, 6:37 P.M.
2 killed in bicycle-motorcycle crash identified
A bicyclist and motorcyclist who died Saturday in a crash in the Millwood area have been identified as James Wilson, 46, and Jerrel I. Bailey-O’Neal, 22.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012
Theft victims will phone it in
Spokane police officers soon will no longer respond in person to take reports of stolen vehicles. It’s a move, officials say, to “work smarter” and more efficiently after several rounds …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
Teen charged with murder
An 18-year-old man accused of killing a Veterans Affairs Medical Center employee who was trying to break up an underage drinking party has been charged with murder. Treven Lewis, who …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012, 7:12 P.M.
Murder charge filed in retired principal’s beating death
An 18-year-old man accused of killing a veterans hospital employee and retired principal who was trying to break up an underage drinking party has been charged with murder.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012, 3 A.M.
VA hospital grieving after assaulted employee dies
The Spokane veteran’s hospital community is grieving for a beloved employee who died after being assaulted while trying to break up an underage party.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
Assault victim fondly remembered as VA patient advocate
The Spokane veterans hospital community is grieving for a beloved employee who died after being assaulted while trying to break up an underage drinking party. Frank James Motta, a retired …
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
Man critically hurt breaking up party
The man severely beaten at an underage drinking party last weekend was a 65-year-old neighbor who was trying to break up the large gathering as sheriff’s deputies stood outside. Doctors …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012, 7:09 P.M.
Man badly beaten while trying to break up party
A man severely beaten at an underage drinking party last weekend was a 65-year-old neighbor who was trying to break up the gathering as sheriff’s deputies stood outside. Doctors do …
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012, 12:54 P.M.
Mother’s car stolen outside Spokane day care
A mother who left her car running while dropping off her child at a north Spokane day care today returned to find the car gone.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012, 6:49 P.M.
Detectives bust Spokane Valley marijuana grow
Authorities responding to a Spokane Valley standoff sniffed out and busted a marijuana growing operation nearby. Sheriff’s detectives executed a search warrant at the house on the 12100 block of …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012
Gunman standoff ends peacefully
A gun-wielding man made an extra-long day for some students and caused tense moments for parents at two Spokane Valley schools, but a hostage negotiator ended the three-hour standoff without …