Stories tagged: Washington State Patrol
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10 p.m.
New York murder suspect arrested in Spokane
A homicide suspect from New York was arrested recently in Spokane after police theorize he drove more than 2,000 miles in a few days.
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
More than 2,300 people arrested for child porn, sexual abuse in nationwide ‘Operation Broken Heart’
A three-month, nationwide law enforcement effort dubbed “Operation Broken Heart” led to the arrests of more than 2,300 people suspected of sexually abusing children and dealing in child pornography, authorities …
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:05 p.m.
State resources mobilized to fight Soap Lake Fire in Grant County
State fire resources have been tapped to fight the Soap Lake Fire, burning 5 miles north of the town of Soap Lake in Grant County.
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 10:54 p.m.
Nine arrested Friday in dayslong online child sex sting
A dayslong child sex sting run by multiple area law enforcement agencies ended in the arrest of nine people late last week.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9 p.m.
Motorcyclist dies after crashing into I-90 barrier near Sprague Avenue
A motorcyclist was killed after he struck a barrier on Interstate 90, flinging himself into traffic.
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:39 p.m.
Motorcyclist killed from injuries sustained in crash west of Airway Heights
A motorcyclist died from injuries she sustained Tuesday in a collision west of Airway Heights.
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Man arrested after car chase, crash and break-in at north Spokane residence
A 37-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after a brief car chase through north Spokane, a crash that sent another driver to the hospital and a break-in at a residence, …
Sun., April 29, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Motorcyclist injured while fleeing authorities
A motorcyclist was injured Saturday night while on the run from Washington State Patrol troopers.
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:21 p.m.
Multiple-vehicle collision snarls traffic on Interstate 90 downtown
A semitractor-trailer carrying crushed cars crashed on Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane on Wednesday, spilling the junked vehicles along the highway and causing multiple other accidents that jammed traffic for …
Mon., April 23, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
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 …
Mon., April 23, 2018, 7:22 p.m.
Man hospitalized, charged with DUI after crash in Pend Oreille County
A 26-year-old man was hospitalized and charged with driving under the influence Monday after crashing his car on a highway in Pend Oreille County.
Sat., April 21, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog recovering
A Washington State Patrol bomb-sniffing dog is recovering after inhaling something that caused an internal infection that required an operation.
Fri., April 20, 2018
Sobering statistics: Traffic Safety Commission highlights danger of ‘poly-drug’ driving
In unofficial recognition of “4/20,” marijuana’s unofficial high holiday, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission recently published a number of sobering statistics on traffic-related collisions and fatalities involving the mixture of …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 6:07 a.m.
WSU, Pullman police sergeants under investigation for sexual misconduct
Two police sergeants are under investigation after an 18-year-old Washington State University student claimed she was sexually assaulted by a law enforcement officer.
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
Highway in Pend Oreille County closed due to water runoff
State officials closed a highway in Pend Oreille County because of water runoff that submerged the roadway Monday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
Crash west of Ritzville kills two people from Spokane
Two people from Spokane were killed Monday morning when their car veered off Interstate 90 and came to rest on a crossroad in Adams County, according to the Washington State …
UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 6:56 p.m.
Vigil planned for Medical Lake High student killed, others injured in Saturday crash
Extra counselors and requests to wear yellow await students and staff at Medical Lake High School Monday morning after a weekend vehicle collision left one student dead and three injured.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
Walking across busy streets in Spokane more dangerous
Officials are working to make Spokane safer. Multiple lanes of traffic and too few crosswalks leave the city third in the rate of pedestrians getting hit by cars.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Man, 75, dies after experiencing medical problem, crashes SUV near Medical Lake
A 75-year-old man died Thursday after he experienced a medical issue and his SUV veered off a highway near Medical Lake, according to the Washington State Patrol.
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Woman hit by SUV while crossing street in Spokane Valley
A 71-year-old woman was hospitalized Wednesday morning after she was struck by an SUV while crossing a street in Spokane Valley.
Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
Legislature fails to pass bill to let patrol destroy guns
The Washington state Legislature ended its latest session without passing a bill that would allow the State Patrol to destroy firearms confiscated during criminal investigations, instead of trading them with …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
One dead, two injured in snow-related crash on Interstate 90
Washington State Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal crash on westbound Interstate 90.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
Two Spokane Valley residents killed in collision with semitruck south of Pullman
Two people were killed after their car drifted and collided with a semi truck in Whitman County on Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
2 dead in 2 crashes Thursday morning near Ritzville
Icy conditions may have been a factor in two crashes near Ritzville that resulted in two deaths early Thursday.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Three-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 Friday in Spokane injures two
A three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 90 in Spokane prompted emergency crews to transport two drivers to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
Elderly man killed when truck overturns in Lake Lenore
A 78-year-old man was killed north of Soap Lake Thursday morning when his truck overturned and came to a rest in Lake Lenore.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Christmas Eve, New Year’s Day, top drunken driving arrests over holidays
While much of Spokane celebrated the new year or stayed inside to avoid snow over the past week, a handful of Spokanites earned a trip to jail for driving under …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Men plead not guilty in Washington sex sting operation
Seven men have pleaded not guilty to accusations stemming from “Net Nanny,” a Washington State Patrol sting operation that targets people going online to solicit sexual contact from minors.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Lewiston man killed in U.S. 195 crash
A 20-year-old man is dead following a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 195, two miles south of Pullman.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Federal prosecutor arrested Friday on DUI charge
An Assistant U.S. Attorney, who was part of the prosecution team that won a conviction against former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr., was arrested early Friday and charged …