Stories tagged: Spokane Valley Police Department
Fri., Dec. 10, 2010
Two facing assault trial arrested again
Two men arrested on assault charges last summer were arrested again early Thursday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of cocaine, Ecstasy, marijuana and misdemeanor warrants.
Fri., Dec. 3, 2010
Robbery at bank puts schools on lockdown
Spokane Valley police are investigating a robbery at an East Sprague Avenue bank Thursday that locked down two nearby schools. At 2:26 p.m., a man walked in the west door …
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010
Sheriff’s deputy in shooting named
The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man Sunday night in Spokane Valley was identified Wednesday as Rustin Olson. Olson, who was involved in a nonfatal police …
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010
Drug dog, new to Liberty Lake police, making a difference
Calling J.J. energetic does not do the word justice. The Liberty Lake Police Department’s new drug dog is constantly in motion, whether he’s chewing on a tennis ball, greeting people …
Wed., Oct. 27, 2010
Man killed by deputy had been suicidal
A man shot and killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday underwent a mental evaluation after trying to commit suicide last summer. A police report obtained Tuesday said …
Tue., Oct. 26, 2010
Family questions fatal-encounter with sheriff’s deputy
Before Quentin Donald Dodd’s fatal confrontation with a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday, his landlord said she’d had enough. “He was very aggressive and threatening, so I said, ‘You …
Mon., Oct. 25, 2010, 8:37 p.m.
Valley man shot by deputy is ID’d
The man killed Sunday night by police has been identified as 50-year-old Quentin D. Dodd, who reportedly had threatened two of his roommates with a knife before police confronted him.
Mon., Oct. 25, 2010
Valley man shot, killed in police confrontation
A Spokane Valley man is dead after a confrontation with police Sunday night.
Thu., Oct. 14, 2010
Dealer sign frustrates Spokane Valley police
A lingering protest by Drive Auto and Truck Sales in Spokane Valley is frustrating Spokane Valley police Chief Rick VanLeuven, whose department found misstatements in a dealership stolen-property complaint. In …
Wed., Oct. 13, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
HIV-positive teen accused of assault
A Spokane Valley teenager with HIV was arrested on assault charges Tuesday, accused of having unprotected sex with two girls.
Fri., Oct. 8, 2010
Prosecuter receives Creach autopsy
The autopsy report of pastor Wayne Scott Creach has been turned over to Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker, but it does little to answer many of the family’s questions. Creach’s …
Wed., Sept. 29, 2010
Creach son questions Valley police contract
The son of pastor Wayne Scott Creach, killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy last month, urged the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday to change its police services contract …
Tue., Sept. 21, 2010
Sheriff releases tapes of dispatches after pastor’s shooting
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 and police dispatch tapes Monday documenting Deputy Brian Hirzel’s transmissions surrounding his fatal shooting of Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The …
Sat., Sept. 18, 2010
Conniving alleged at Mount St. Michael convent
Accusations of stolen cash and silver, forged business records and slander have been hurled between two groups of nuns. The episode has resulted in a police investigation at the request …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010
Police report details pastor’s shooting
Deputy Brian Hirzel told investigators that he feared for his life before he fired the shot that killed Pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The 733-page investigative file released Thursday by the …
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010
Sheriff’s Office reports detail pastor’s gun use
Pastor Wayne Scott Creach not only routinely carried his .45-caliber pistol on his property, he was known by police to hold theft suspects at gunpoint until officers could arrive and …
Tue., Sept. 14, 2010
Candidate wants WSP in charge in Creach case
The Democratic challenger for Spokane County prosecutor on Monday called for the Washington State Patrol to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor. Spokane …
Mon., Sept. 13, 2010
California fugitive arrested in Valley
Corey Andrew Dearing Sr., wanted in California on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, was arrested Sunday morning in Spokane Valley.
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Vestal: Kirkpatrick’s ‘protocol’ lecture missed the point
Earlier this week, 13 days after a cop fatally shot a citizen on his own property, Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick appeared before the public. Basic information about the shooting …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
Sheriff frustrated by vacation flap
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is frustrated and caught off guard by the public reaction to the decision to allow Deputy Brian Hirzel to leave for vacation just hours after …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
Doug Clark: Baton story fails to clear cop’s conduct
Santa Claus. The Tooth Fairy. The Easter Bunny … The Keebler Elves. Open wide, compadres. We have a brand new myth to swallow. It’s called… “The Phantom Baton Blow.” Believing …
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010
Police detail Hirzel account of shooting that killed pastor
Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hirzel said he ordered pastor Wayne Scott Creach to drop his gun multiple times, struck the 74-year-old man in the leg with a police baton …
Mon., Sept. 6, 2010
Deputy says he hit pastor with baton
The deputy who shot and killed a Spokane Valley pastor on Aug. 25 told investigators that he used a baton on Wayne Scott Creach and repeatedly ordered him to drop …
Sun., Sept. 5, 2010
Doug Clark: Ozzie out of character on this one
I remember the moment I became an Ozzie Knezovich fan. It was June 2006. That’s when Knezovich showed Joseph “Cuppa Joe” Mastel and the citizens of Spokane County what being …
Fri., Sept. 3, 2010
Creach interred near childhood home in Oklahoma
Wayne Scott Creach was laid to rest Thursday on a hillside cemetery in a plot that overlooks the tiny Oklahoma town and nearby farm where the pastor and Spokane Valley …
Thu., Sept. 2, 2010, 7:07 a.m.
Deputy’s approved vacation stalls interview about shooting
The interview that could explain why a deputy shot and killed a Spokane Valley pastor will come Friday morning – after the deputy returns from a weeklong vacation approved by …
Thu., Sept. 2, 2010
Police actions, system erode the public’s trust
Last week Spokane Valley Police Department demonstrated yet another reason why the local law enforcement community needs a gigantic enema. While they are citing motorists not wearing their seat belts …
Wed., Sept. 1, 2010, 9 a.m.
Son offers insight into pastor’s fatal encounter
Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach and his wife had a prearranged system for when the business owner encountered trespassers on the couple’s sprawling nursery and greenhouse complex in Spokane …
Tue., Aug. 31, 2010
Mourners note ‘good example’ set by slain clergyman
Hundreds gathered on a crisp Monday morning to grieve the loss of a man whose preaching and gardening left an unforgettable imprint on those who met Wayne Scott Creach. The …
Mon., Aug. 30, 2010, 9:12 p.m.
Sheriff says interview with deputy won’t be “friendly”
The Spokane Valley Police officer who fatally shot a pastor and greenhouse owner last week was identified Monday as Deputy Brian Hirzel.