Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 5:10 A.M.
Crime statistics in Spokane will be more detailed under new collection method, but year-to-year comparisons will be hard
The Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Police Department all have switched over to a new method of reporting crime statistics that will give more in-depth …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 4:53 P.M.
Man’s body reportedly found by kids who broke into home
A man’s body found inside a North Spokane County home Monday was discovered by “kids” who had broken into the seemingly abandoned home, according to new court documents.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 4:27 P.M.
Dispute that led to shooting allegedly over marijuana plants
A man involved in a shooting in Deer Park Tuesday evening gave deputies conflicting stories about the confrontation after he called 911 and reported his location so deputies could find …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 3:20 P.M.
Man steals truck for “joy ride,” tells deputies he’s sorry
A man who told police he had just finished a prison sentence for stealing a car was found driving a truck minutes after it was reported stolen early Wednesday morning.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 6:29 P.M.
Man shot in stomach in North Spokane County
A man was reported to be in serious but stable condition after a shooting in North Spokane County early Tuesday evening.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 4:22 P.M.
Man found dead in north Spokane County may have died months ago
A man found dead in a home in north Spokane County Monday morning may have been dead for months, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016, 10:11 P.M.
FBI mum on case of Montana woman found dead in car trunk near Spokane airport
The FBI is awaiting lab results before releasing any more information about the death of a woman who reported being kidnapped at a Montana rest stop and spending hours in …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016, 1 P.M.
Fleeing couple throw garden tools at police in Spokane Valley
Local streets and Interstate 90 briefly resembled a garden shed Thursday night after two people fleeing from police in a stolen van reportedly threw garden tools - including a gas …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 5:20 P.M.
Grandmother of 2-year-old killed this week seeks justice
Sheriff’s detectives and the U.S. Marshals spent Thursday hunting for homicide suspect Jason J. Obermiller while Debbie Rainey grieved for her youngest grandchild, 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 5:08 P.M.
Radio system failure left Spokane County fire, police without communication for three hours
The radio system for every first responder in Spokane County - fire, police and Washington State Patrol - abruptly went dead for three hours Wednesday night.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
Police suspect 2-year-old killed by mother’s boyfriend
Detectives are now investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl on Spokane’s South Hill Monday as a homicide.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 5:01 P.M.
Infant found dead Monday was face-down beneath recliner
A 3-week-old baby found dead in an Otis Orchards apartment Monday was found face-down underneath a recliner, according to court records.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 1:04 P.M.
Vandals damage Holmberg Park, Whitworth University; reward offered
Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest for vandalism to the grounds of Holmberg Park and Whitworth University in the …
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2016, 6:46 P.M.
Motorcyclist killed in crash near the Spokane County Fairgrounds
A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a pickup truck Saturday afternoon in the 5200 block of East Broadway Avenue.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 8:39 A.M.
Wanted man crashes car after police chase, closing East Sprague
A person wanted by police fled from officers early Wednesday before rolling and crashing his car into a fire hydrant and snapping power pole east of downtown Spokane.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 7:52 P.M.
Father of boy who discovered double homicide grateful to Spokane Valley deputies
Lance Kolbet stopped by the Spokane Valley Police Precinct Wednesday to thank the deputies who cared for his son after the 7-year-old boy found the bodies of his mother and …
THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016, 1:34 P.M.
Recording phone hidden in bathroom vent gets man arrested
A man has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism after his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter reported finding his cell phone placed in a vent, recording anyone who used the bathroom.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 2:32 P.M.
Man leads deputies on high-speed chase through Spokane, Spokane Valley
A high-speed pursuit Saturday night spanned several neighborhoods in Spokane and Spokane Valley and nearly caused a head-on collision with sheriff’s deputies.
THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Man brutally assaulted behind Spokane Valley church
Spokane Valley deputies are investigating the “brutal assault” of a 58-year-old Ed Salvadorian man behind a Spokane Valley church Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 5:28 P.M.
New hires beef up staffing in SPD, Sheriff’s Office
Both the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office made new hires this week as they attempt to keep up their staffing levels.
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, 11:41 A.M.
Sheriff’s helicopter catches teens on roof of University High School
Deputies used a helicopter and night-vision technology to catch two 17-year-old boys who were up to no good on the roof of Spokane Valley’s University High School.
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016, 2:23 P.M.
Investigators say argument could be factor in fatal crash on Bigelow Gulch Road
Investigators believe a woman was arguing with her boyfriend when their car veered into oncoming traffic, causing a fatal head-on collision Sunday night on Bigelow Gulch Road.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016, 3:46 P.M.
Spokane County deputy fired for not arresting woman, then having sex with her
A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy has been under investigation since someone called the Spokane Valley Police precinct in mid-June to complain that the deputy failed to arrest a woman wanted …
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016, 5:04 P.M.
Sheriff’s Office reimbursed for Anthony Garver manhunt
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has been reimbursed by the state for $12,000 in overtime costs incurred during the hunt for escaped Western State Hospital inmate Anthony Garver in April.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 5:31 P.M.
No criminal charges for Long Lake boater who caused serious injuries
No charges will be filed against the man who hit a boat anchored on Long Lake late at night on June 28, causing serious injuries to a woman.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
Suspect in Spokane Valley credit union robbery is arrested; was apparently shot
An armed robbery suspect who was shot by a bystander last week at the STCU Spokane Valley branch was arrested Tuesday night at a nearby hotel, the Spokane County Sheriff’s …
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016, 6:37 P.M.
Man sentenced for human trafficking of teen
A man who coerced a 16-year-old runaway into prostitution and sent her threatening letters from jail instructing her on how much she should earn each day was recently sentenced to …
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016, 4:42 P.M.
Man accused of trying to burn down Spokane Valley apartment building
A man was arrested for arson Thursday after reportedly setting fire to his apartment in Opportunity House at 10506 E. 10th Avenue.
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016, 1:16 P.M.
Security images show blood on robbery suspect’s sweatshirt
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has released images from security footage that clearly show a robbery suspect holding a gun Thursday at STCU’s South Valley branch.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
Bank robbery attempt ends in gunfire at Spokane Valley STCU branch, suspect reportedly wounded
Deputies are searching for the suspect, who may have been shot during the robbery attempt and fled on foot.