Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Tue., May 15, 2012, midnight
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: Mon., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Sat., May 5, 2012, midnight
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: Fri., 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.
Tue., 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.
Fri., 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.
Fri., April 27, 2012, midnight
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 …
Thu., April 26, 2012, midnight
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 …
Thu., April 12, 2012, midnight
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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Tue., 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: Mon., 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.
Sat., March 24, 2012, midnight
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 …
Wed., March 21, 2012, midnight
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: Tue., 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.
Fri., 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.
Fri., March 16, 2012, midnight
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 …
Thu., March 15, 2012, midnight
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: Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2012, midnight
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 …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012, 8:48 p.m.
Geiger inmate escapes
An inmate arrested in December after posting a video to his Facebook page showing what police believe are stolen items escaped today from the Geiger Corrections Center.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012, midnight
Ex-wife’s death record displayed
A Deer Park man accused of strangling his ex-wife and posing her dead body had her death certificate displayed in his home when detectives arrested him this week, detectives say. …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2012, midnight
911 call taker broke protocol with homicide-related call
Spokane county officials said an investigation into the December homicide of a Deer Park woman revealed a call to the 911 communications center from the victim’s cellphone was not forwarded …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2012, 2:44 p.m.
911 call taker broke protocol in Starbuck homicide
Spokane county officials said an investigation into the December homicide of a Deer Park woman revealed a call to the 911 communications center from the victim’s cell phone was not …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2012, midnight
Body was posed, detectives say
A Deer Park mother of five who was found strangled in her home was positioned in a way to humiliate her and make detectives believe she had been sexually assaulted, …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2012, 12:56 p.m.
Police: Starbuck hid in home, posed ex-wife’s body
A Deer Park mother of five found strangled to death in her home was positioned in a way to humiliate her and make detectives believe she had been sexually assaulted, …