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Stories tagged: Stevens County Sheriff’s Office


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 9:15 a.m.

Colville police officer charged with assault for second time in five months

Officer Michael S. Welch is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and nearly running her over while drunkenly backing his car out of a driveway on March 9.


Springdale marshal accused of lying to investigators about turbulent car chase

Todd M. Schauls, 36, was hired as town marshal – Springdale’s sole law enforcement officer – in early 2018 but never completed basic training for a Washington state law enforcement …


Detective’s report explains $7,000 loan involving Kettle Falls police chief’s stolen guns

The man who returned 27 stolen guns to the Kettle Falls police chief earlier this month appears to be the same man who met with the chief’s girlfriend last spring, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Man comes forward with 27 guns stolen from Kettle Falls police chief

A man previously unknown to law enforcement has returned 27 guns that were stolen last spring from the home of the Kettle Falls police chief. The man called Chief Chris …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 1:03 p.m.

Someone stole 29 guns from the Kettle Falls police chief. Twenty-eight are still missing.

Chris Courchene, the Kettle Falls police chief, told Stevens County sheriff’s detectives he had twice sent his girlfriend to meet a mysterious suspect and paid $1,250 in hopes of retrieving …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:20 p.m.

Brad Manke leads Mike Berry in divisive Stevens County sheriff’s race; Tveit wins new term as judge

A divisive race to replace retiring Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen seemed too close to call on Tuesday evening, though early results showed one candidate leading the other by more …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Sheriff’s office names suspects in Stevens County puppy mill raids

The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of four suspects after deputies raided two illegal dog breeding operations last week.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Stevens County authorities rescue 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites

Prosecutors are preparing criminal charges after sheriff’s deputies, animal control officers and volunteers rescued 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites in southern Stevens County.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Stevens County sheriff’s race features allegations of DUI cover-up

As two candidates square off to lead the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, some have accused the department of covering up a 2016 incident in which a top official may have …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

After two terms, Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen to retire

After decades in Stevens County law enforcement – and two terms at the helm – Sheriff Kendle Allen has decided to retire at the end of the year.


Man surrenders to deputy’s dog after three-hour hunt in north Spokane County

A burglary suspect led authorities on a three-hour manhunt and surrendered when a sheriff’s deputy threatened to unleash his canine partner last week in north Spokane County, the sheriff’s office …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Stevens County deputy fires at domestic violence suspect accused of pointing gun at law enforcement

A Stevens County Sheriff’s deputy fired at a domestic violence suspect after he allegedly aimed a handgun toward the deputy and a police officer.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Suspect who shot at Stevens County deputy was apprehended trying to return to vehicle

On Sept. 27, as police searched for a Colville man suspected of shooting at a Stevens County deputy, his white Ford Taurus sat parked just north of law enforcement’s mobile …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

All-day manhunt for Colville man accused of shooting at deputy ends in arrest

The Colville School District closed and law enforcement officials asked Colville residents to stay inside as police searched for a man who fired several shots at a Stevens County deputy …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Animal rescue groups taking in more than 40 dogs from Stevens County

Animal rescue groups and the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office are working to collect 40 adult dogs and six puppies being given up by their owners.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 7:49 a.m.

Man falls, dies at 49 Degrees North ski area

A man died after falling into a tree well at the 49 Degrees North ski area near Chewelah on Monday, according to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.


Stevens County homicide suspect arrested near Canadian Border

Stevens County homicide suspect Morgan Beadle was arrested near the Canadian Border Thursday afternoon.


Stevens County deputies search for homicide suspect

Stevens County deputies are searching for 30-year-old Morgan L. Beadle, whom they suspect killed a man on South Fork Mill Creek Road last week.


Jury in Spokane hears 911 call from boy fleeing scene of alleged rape by doctor

A jury of nine women and six men were chosed Monday to hear the criminal case against Dr. Craig Morgenstern, the former Veteran Affairs physician accused of filming sexual assaults …


Police investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Hunters

A Stevens County deputy shot and killed a suspect in Hunters on Highway 25 Wednesday night in front of multiple witnesses.


Stevens County authorities looking for robbery suspect

One man has been arrested and another is on the lam after a robbery at a convenience store in Addy early Saturday, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office said. Residents should …


Washington Fish and Wildlife Department leads in military surplus buys

The state law enforcement agency that has made the most of a federal program offering military surplus equipment at fire-sale rates is just as likely to face a charging moose …


Stevens Co. prosecutor: No charges in officer-involved shooting

A Stevens County detective will not face charges after exchanging gunfire with a man outside a home in Rice, Washington, earlier this year, prosecutors said Monday.


FBI joins investigation of sex allegations against Colville officer

Federal agents have joined the investigation into a Colville police officer who has been placed on administrative leave after women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. The investigation of …


Stevens County animal shelters put faith in law enforcement

COLVILLE – The scene about a mile from U.S. Highway 395 might look picturesque: a small herd of horses, standing peacefully in the gently falling snow, tucked into the evergreen …


Stevens County man killed in confrontation

A Stevens County man was shot and killed during a confrontation with Stevens County sheriff’s deputies Friday night. Authorities released few details in the wake of the shooting Saturday, but …


Deputies shoot, kill Stevens County man

A Stevens County man was shot and killed during a confrontation with Stevens County Sheriff’s deputies Friday night. Authorities have released few details, but sheriff’s deputies were responding to a …


Authorities identify Loon Lake shooting suspect

Authorities today released the name of a man suspected in a Loon Lake shooting that left one person in critical condition.


Attempted child luring reported in Stevens County

Authorities are investigating a reported child luring incident in south Stevens County Wednesday.


Charges are dropped in homicide case

Murder charges have been dropped against a Spokane man arrested for the homicide of a 62-year-old Stevens County woman. Robert Cody Wirtz, 30, was released from jail on Tuesday, about …