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Spokane Valley K-9 catches burglary suspect

A Spokane Valley K-9 sniffed out a wanted man hiding in an apartment Friday and dragged him to his arrest. Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Man shot by Spokane Valley deputy after refusing to drop gun, police say

A Spokane Valley sheriff’s deputy shot a man who refused to drop his gun early Monday, Spokane police said in a news release.


Spokane Valley deputies investigating armed robbery at Subway restaurant

Spokane Valley deputies are searching for a man who robbed a Subway cashier at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 6:50 p.m.

Man arrested in Spokane Valley after at least third car chase

A high-speed pursuit ended Saturday morning when a reckless driver crashed a sedan into a power pole, another vehicle and a traffic-light control box in Spokane Valley.


Blood found in Newman Lake workshop belongs to missing Spokane Valley man

Traces of blood found in a workshop in Newman Lake belong to a 32-year-old Spokane Valley man who has been missing for almost a year, according to new DNA tests.


Mark Werner named new Spokane Valley police chief

Spokane Valley appoints Capt. Mark Werner as new police chief.


Sheriff offers three nominees for Spokane Valley police chief

Spokane Valley Police Chief Rick VanLeuven is retiring in June. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich announces three candidates for job.


City Manager Mike Jackson asked to resign by Spokane Valley council

Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard’s announcement that City Manager Mike Jackson had been asked to resign “in the best interest of the city” was met with a loud boo …


Police investigating suspicious death in Spokane Valley

Major Crimes detectives are investigating a suspicious death in Spokane Valley after a man’s body was found Thursday morning.


Police use courts to shut down nuisance drug houses

Months of fear and Block Watch meetings in the River District neighborhood in Liberty Lake ended with a post on the Next Door community web site.


Girls Scouts make ‘distraction toys’ for police to give to children

Officers can use the toys for children who end up in their custody after domestic disputes or accidents


Family of teen killed in bike crash sues Sheriff’s Office

The family of a teen bicyclist who died last year in an incident involving a speeding deputy on Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley is disputing the conclusion of a law …


Family of teen bicyclist who died after incident with speeding deputy files lawsuit

The family of a teen bicyclist who died last year in an incident involving a speeding deputy on Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley is disputing the conclusion of a law …


Details offered on Valley dog’s shooting death

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a Spokane Valley man’s dog on Wednesday said he thought the animal was restrained by an invisible fence. Deputy Ryan Smith killed …


Spokane Valley officer shoots dog that attacked him

A Spokane Valley officer shot and killed a dog after the dog bit him several times this afternoon outside a Greenacres residence.


Spokane County deputy saves newborn’s life

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy saved a newborn’s life Friday by clearing her airway and performing CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene.


Teen bicyclist hit by patrol car dies

The 15-year-old cyclist struck by a Spokane Valley police officer died Wednesday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the hospital confirmed.


Teen remains in critical condition after collision

A 15-year-old boy remained in critical condition Saturday evening, a day after he was struck on his bicycle by a Spokane Valley police officer heading to another scene. Ryan Holyk …


UPDATED: Sat., May 24, 2014, 7:41 p.m.

Teenager injured in collision with Spokane Valley police officer

A Spokane Valley police officer on his way to a call around 10:30 p.m. Friday hit a teenage cyclist at Sprague Avenue and Vista Road.


Spokane Valley looks to add police platoon

Spokane Valley soon may have more police on the streets when they’re needed most. A proposed reorganization of the patrol division that includes the hiring of two additional deputies and …


Armed man ties up manager, robs Spokane Valley tavern

An armed robber made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and two beers Wednesday after tying up the manager at Poppy’s Tavern in Spokane Valley. The robber used zip …


Suspected drunken driver caught after brief chase

A drunken driver attempted to flee from law enforcement Wednesday after bumping a curb and coming to a stop in front of a Spokane Valley police car, sheriff’s deputies say.


Deputy finds stolen vehicle in Spokane Valley

A Spokane Valley sheriff’s deputy located a stolen vehicle about 2:30 this morning after spotting it in a neighborhood he knew well.


Emphasis patrols net crooks

The Spokane Valley Police Department targeted vehicle prowls and garage burglaries, netting 20 arrests. After the success of the emphasis patrol from mid-November to mid-December, the department is working to …


Marine takes down burglar in his parents’ Spokane Valley home

After two dangerous tours in Afghanistan, Marine Cpl. Alex Pohle confronted a new threat on the home front: a burglar in his parents’ Spokane Valley home.


Car smashes into Spokane Valley home

A car careened into a Spokane Valley home this morning when its driver reportedly experienced a seizure.


Spokane Valley detectives seek help identifying thief

Spokane Valley Property Crimes detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspected of stealing credit cards.


Reward offered for stolen 1968 Pontiac Firebird

Spokane Valley property crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a stolen vehicle.


2 boys found along I-90; mother arrested

Spokane Valley police arrested a woman tonight who they say left her two young boys alone along Interstate 90 in Post Falls this morning.


Burglar nabbed with meth in his pants, authorities say

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies say they found methamphetamine in a man’s groin area after he was caught burglarizing a tire store. Deputies responded to the Les Schwab Tires at 15911 …