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Sirens & Gavels Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department archive


Before and after: Montana fugitive

A Butte man arrested after a police shooting that killed his passenger in North Idaho had escaped from a halfway house in Helena last October. Mark Marion Maykopet, 24, is pictured at the far left in 2009, courtesy of the Montana Deparmtent of Corrections. The...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 15, 2011

Man gets 2+ years for breaking boy's leg

A Post Falls man will spend at least two years in prison for breaking the leg of his fiancée’s child, according to the Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office. Michael Robert Edinger, 27, was charged after he and his fiancée, Rebecca L. Mullin, took Mullin’s 2-year-old son...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 2010

Hammer attack victim improving in CdA

A woman seriously injured in a hammer attack that killed another woman is improving at a Coeur d'Alene hospital. Lorraine Y. Wallis, 58, has been upgraded to fair condition, Kootenai Medical Center employees said Wednesday. Wallis was in critical condition after being beaten with a...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

Neighbor dispute ends in deadly attack

A North Idaho woman died Monday after she and three others were bludgeoned with a hammer in what authorities describe as an ongoing neighbor dispute that took a violent twist. A suspect, Larry W. Cragun, 31, was arrested after employees at several Bayview businesses said...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 2010

Bayview hammer attack investigated

Four people reportedly were hospitalized this afternoon apparently after being attacked in their Bayview, Idaho trailer home by a hammer-wielding neighbor.Details were sketchy and the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department did not return calls Sunday seeking information, but residents said authorities at the scene of the...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Hayden man kills self during traffic stop

A Hayden man died Wednesday after shooting himself in the face during a traffic stop in Dalton Gardens, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. Robert J. Kilborn, 48, was driving a red Chevrolet Blazer when a deputy tried to stop him at 1:45 p.m....

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010

No charges in fatal Rathdrum stabbing

No charges will be filed against a Rathdrum man in the Sept. 24 stabbing death of his daughter’s boyfriend, Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh announced today. Based on the investigation by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department, 47-year-old Scott A. Johnson was acting in self-defense...

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Police: CdA man broke young boy's leg 

A Coeur d'Alene man is accused of breaking the leg of his fiance's child over the weekend. Michael R. Edinger, 27, is jailed on two counts of cruelty to children after he and his fiance, Rebecca L. Mullin, took Mullin's 2-year-old son to Kootenai Medical...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 2010

Slain man is deputy coroner's grandson

A 22-year-old Rathdrum man stabbed to death by his girlfriend's father Friday night in what investigators say was self defense is the grandson of Kootenai County Deputy Coroner and Democratic candidate for coroner Jody DeLuca Hissong. Brandon S. DeLuca initiated the fight with Scott A....

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MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010

Hayden man accused of shooting at deputies

A Hayden man is accused of shooting at Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies, then surrendering after they returned fire. Kerry Noel Damiano, 22, was arrested early Saturday after deputies responded to East Chilco Road near Chilco Lake, north of Hayden, about midnight on a report of...

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Ex-caretaker accused of kidnapping woman

A man already accused of assaulting a woman he used to care for now is accused of kidnapping her from the Coeur d'Alene Casino, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department. John M. Costa, 47, of Chewelah, appeared in Kootenai County District Court today after...

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Body found in river is Spokane fugitive

A body found in the Spokane River west of Post Falls last weekend has been identified as 31-year-old Spokane fugitive wanted since December on car theft charges. A bail bonds company had offered a $1,000 reward for tips that led to the arrest of Christopher...

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Crash leaves SUV in spectacular spot

A crash in Hayden Monday left an SUV entangled in power pole wires and partially suspended above the ground. Timothy J. Toboyko's 1997 Chevy Suburban was balanced on its back left corner, facing upward at a 45-degree angle, after Toboyko crossed into the eastbound lanes...

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MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010

Suicidal gunman was sued for '05 shooting

The man who shot his wife's ex-husband before killing himself had been sued for a shooting incident in 2005. Chad L. Moore, 35, (left) was serving as his own lawyer in a lawsuit filed by 70-year-old Orville Robert Boyd, who accused him of negligence and...

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Ryan William Taylor is pictured with his three daughters (left to right) Jordan, (11) Dakota (9) and Kaylaa (10). Courtesy of the Taylor family (Courtesy of the Taylor family)

Family: Jealousy, abuse led to murder

When Ryan William Taylor showed up at a Hayden apartment Tuesday afternoon, he was there to confront the husband of his ex-wife – a man he believed had been abusing her. But Taylor, 28, (pictured above with his daughters) never left the property alive. The...

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Manhunt under way for homicide suspect

A cross-state manhunt is underway for the suspect in a fatal shooting in Hayden today. The suspect, Chad Lee Moore, 35, (left) was last seen northbound on Government Way in a blue Toyota pickup with a white stripe, Idaho license plate K433586. He is believed...

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Church pastor tips police to robbery suspect

A church pastor helped detectives identify a suspect in a robbery Monday night at a North Idaho pharmacy. Egan B. Logan IV, 39, of Twin Lakes, was arrested today on charges of robbery and possession of a controlled substance. Detectives say demanded anxiety medicine from...

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Robber leaves $300 for $550 in Adderall

A would-be customer without a prescription demanded anxiety medicine from a North Idaho pharmacy Monday night, then left money on the counter before fleeing with the drug.The man asked a pharmacist at Walgreens, 260 W. Honeysuckle Ave. in Hayden, for Adderall about 8:45 p.m., then...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010

Rico, a Belgian malinois, hangs from the arm of Deputy Nate Nelson of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office  while Rico's human partner, Sgt. Troy Teigen, left, of the Spokane Police Department tries to get the dog to disengage Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. Rico was demonstrating his training for the media. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

New police dogs ready for patrol

Rico sprang out of the police cruiser and demonstrated a takedown he’d perfected during more than 400 hours of training with the Spokane Police Department. The 3-year-old Belgian Malinois (left) grabbed the pad-covered arm of the provoking deputy and didn’t let go. He was demonstrating...

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MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009

Robbery suspects arrested after chase

A deputy rammed the car of two suspected robbers Sunday night after they tried to turn around from a dead end road, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department. Justin R. Booth, 29, (left) and Bodi C. Dotson, 19, (right) and are accused of robbing...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2009

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department has obtained surveillance photos from the attempted robbery at Walgreens Pharmacy in Hayden Oct. 27.  Anyone having information as to the identity of location of the person depicted in the photographs is asked to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department at 446-1300 or their local law enforcement agency. (Kootenai County Sheriff's Department)

Idaho Oxy robber strikes again?

Surveillance photos of an attempted robbery at Walgreens in Hayden Tuesday evening show the would-be robber wore a billed beanie hat that appears to match the hat worn by a robber at the Post Falls Walgreens Sept. 30. The man walked out the Walgreens at...

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MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009


Fire victim owned refrigerant company

The Rathdrum man killed in a mobile home fire Sunday has been identified as Gary M. Lindgren, 65. Lindgren died of smoke inhalation from an electrical fire caused by the misuse of extension cords, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department announced today. His neighbors called firefighters...

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