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Sirens & Gavels Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department archive

FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012

Court bailiff arrested for child sex abuse 

A bailiff at the Kootenai County courthouse lost his job recently after he was arrested on child sex abuse charges. Jack David McPike, 31, of Athol, is accused of sexually abusing a girl from 2006 until this month, when the girl told a school counselor...

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Boise fugitive arrested near Spirit Lake

A man suspected in a Boise home-invasion robbery was arrested recently near Spirit Lake. The Kootenai County sheriff's SWAT team took Bryson G. Smith, 27, into custody Wednesday at 28128 N. Highway 41. A confidential source told detectives Smith was hiding at the address and...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Post Falls police released this photo and others Thursday of stolen property seized with a recent search warrant. (Post Falls Police Department)

Stolen property in Idaho - recognize it?

Theft and burglary victims in the Kootenai County area should check out photos of suspected stolen property seized by police recently. Post Falls police released photos of the items Thursday in hopes the owners will come forward. View all the photos here. Police seized the...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

Kootenai County sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Maskell stands in the area where newspaper carrier Gary Loesch was murdered in November 1995. Two years later, his widow, Barbara, was found slain at her Post Falls home. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

TV show to feature Post Falls murders

In this 2008 photo, Kootenai County sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Maskell stands in the area where newspaper carrier Gary Loesch was murdered in November 1995. (SRarchives) A cable TV show on Saturday will feature the case of two fugitive North Idaho women who committed suicide in...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

Man accused of sex abuse in North Idaho

A Spokane man is wanted in North Idaho for allegedly sexually abusing a child. Chad Andrew Radden, 21, is being sought on a $40,000 warrant in Kootenai County for sexual abuse of a minor under 16, as well as a probation violation warrant in Washington....

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012

Wire theft knocks out power; tips sought

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that led to the arrest of those responsible for a wire theft at an Avista substation that left thousands without power. The thief or thieves cut cooper ground wires and stole portions, resulting in about $10,000 in...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012

New details on chase that led to suicide 

A North Idaho man who killed himself during a police chase was allegedly trying to persuade his wife to drop charges against him. Daniel Joe Zehm, 52, contacted his wife Sondra Zehm on Saturday at their Dalton Gardens home, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

The suspects in a string of burglaries in North Idaho and Spokane County are pictured left to right. 
Top row:  Joseph A. Lynch, 29; Adam C. Ramirez III, 29; Jesse A. Williamson, 27; Susan N. Burke and alias Susan Church, 50. 
Bottom row: Kasie D. Gordon, 25; Emily A. Lynch, 28; Kathleen E. Kelly, 29; and Heather D. Yao, alias Heather Perry, 31. (Kootenai County Sheriff's Department)

Photo shows suspects in burglary ring

The suspects in a string of burglaries in North Idaho and Spokane County are pictured. Top row, left to right: Joseph A. Lynch, 29; Adam C. Ramirez III, 29; Jesse A. Williamson, 27; Susan N. Burke and alias Susan Church, 50. Bottom row: Kasie D....

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2011

Woman is final fugitive in burglary ring 

UPDATE: Burke was arrested about 1:30 p.m. today in the 100 block of East Indiana Avenue in Spokane. A Spokane woman is the only suspect at large in a two-state burglary ring after a 27-year-old Post Falls man turned himself in. Susan N. Burke, 50,...

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MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2011

Burglary suspect arrested in Spokane

A man wanted in connection with a burglary ring spanning Spokane County and North Idaho was arrested Friday in Spokane. Joseph A. Lynch, 29, of Coeur d'Alene, (pictured) was taken into custody without incident at the Days Inn hotel, 120 W. Third Ave., about midnight...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011

Cash for tips on serial burglary suspects

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to the arrest of three suspects in a string of burglaries in North Idaho and Spokane County. Joseph A. Lynch, 29, (left) and Jesse A. Williamson, 27, (right) of Coeur d'Alene, and Susan N. Burke,...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011

Police: Man tried to light wife on fire 

An unemployed Dalton Gardens man allegedly doused his wife with gasoline and tried to light her on fire during a dispute at their home last weekend. Daniel Joe Zehm, 52, of 6103 15th St., was taken into custody by Kootenai County sheriff's deputies following an...

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MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011

Fugitive arrested after 8-hour standoff

Kootenai County sheriff's deputies and Coeur d'Alene police spent more than eight hours Sunday resolving a standoff with a man who they say was threatening to kill himself in his mother's home. Law enforcement responded about 5:30 a.m. Sunday to a call at 317 S....

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011

Reward offered for tips on missing man

A reward is being offered information on a 44-year-old Spokane Valley man who was reported missing in May 2010. A Kellogg, Idaho, police officer found Terry L. Mattingly's red Ford Tempo in August 2010 when he stopped its female driver, who said she'd bought the...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

Tips sought on man missing since 2010

Authorities are looking for information on a 44-year-old Spokane Valley man who was reported missing in May 2010. A Kellogg, Idaho, police officer found Terry L. Mattingly's red Ford Tempo in August 2010 when he stopped its female driver, who said she'd bought the car...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2011

Home-invasion robbery probed in Idaho

A 65-year-old man was assaulted in his home by two masked intruders Monday, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department said today. A sheriff's dog searched the home and surrounding area of Horsehaven Avenue and Greensferry Road but did not find the assailants. The victim suffered "significant...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011

Tips still sought in horse hit-and-run

Detectives are asking for the public's help to find a driver who seriously injured a horse and rider in a hit-and-run crash in North Idaho last week. Lauren Johnson, 20, and Rebecca Lobato, 21, were riding horses along the side of Garwood Road between Rimrock...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

Rider, horse injured in hit-and-run

A North Idaho woman was seriously injured on Tuesday evening when a speeding pickup truck struck the horse she was riding north of Hayden. The driver fled the scene. Lauren Johnson, 20, was in fair condition Wednesday in the intensive care unit at Kootenai Medical...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

Woman charged in deadly I-90 crash

A Coeur d'Alene woman who rear-ended another driver on Interstate 90 in December has been charged with vehicular manslaughter. Lisa Marie Calbick, 33, was seriously injured in the crash that killed Donald Graham, 77, of Rathdrum. Graham was driving a yellow Chevrolet Equinox westbound near...

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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

Racist knocked out by hate-crime target 

A self-proclaimed skinhead was knocked unconscious by a black man after threatening to stab him last weekend in Bayview, Idaho, officials said Friday. Daren Christopher Abbey, 28, was booked into jail on malicious harassment charge after being treated at a hospital for facial fractures, according...

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MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

Bayview murder suspect unfit for trial

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A district judge has suspended the criminal case against a Bayview man accused of attacking four neighbors with a hammer, killing one, because a psychologist has determined he’s unfit to stand trial. The ruling last week is in the case...

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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

CdA man accused of attacking store clerk

A 29-year-old Coeur d'Alene man has been arrested for a robbery that occurred outside 7-Eleven in Hayden last week. Timothy Wesley Allen is accused of assaulting a clerk and stealing her purse as she left work just after 10 p.m. on May 11. Allen was...

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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

7-Eleven employee robbed in Hayden

A robber attacked a 7-Eleven employee in Hayden Wednesday night, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department said today. The woman was walking to her car after her shift about 10 p.m. when a man grabbed her purse and ran eastbound along Hayden Avenue. A sheriff's K-9...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011

Masked gunman robs North Idaho store

A masked gunman robbed a store north of Hayden Tuesday night and specifically requested a pack of Marlboro Red cigarettes. The man entered the Alpine Country Store, 17568 North Highway 95, about 11 p.m. and forced the clerk to empty the cash register while pointing...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

Driver soon regrets drunken pick-up

An Athol man quickly regretted picking up a drunk man who was laying in the middle of a downtown Coeur d'Alene street last weekend. According to police, Micah A. Wulff, 25, allowed the man into his truck just before 3 a.m. on Saturday but kicked...

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