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Sirens & Gavels Spokane County Sheriff's Office archive

MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

Wanted man flips plain-clothes cop the bird 

A wanted man was jailed earlier this month after he swore at and gave the finger to a plain-clothes sheriff's detective, then struck the detective and ran, according to court documents. David E. Lee, 22, is in custody at the Geiger Corrections Facility. He faces...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014

Suspected robber uses spoils to spoil mother 

A 24-year-old man used a credit card he swiped from a Spokane Valley shopper in a strong-arm April robbery to buy a Mother's Day present online, according to investigators. Spokane Valley authorities searched several residences last week looking for Damian Plumley and evidence of the...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014

Spokane Valley adds more cops

At a time when many cities are still scrambling to find ways to add police or fill positions left vacant to help balance budgets, Spokane Valley has green-lighted a plan that puts more deputies on the streets when they're needed most. City Council members agreed...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014

SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014

Where Spokane's homicides occurred in 2013

According to Spokesman-Review reporting, local law enforcement investigated 23 deaths as homicides in and near Spokane County in 2013. Public safety reporters Kip Hill, Kaitlin Gillespie and others kept track of each of the cases, and we're making our records available to you below. Blue...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6, 2013

Sheriff's Office hosts Citizens Academy

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is hosting an eight-week citizen's academy designed to provide an overview of what law enforcement officers do and some of the issues they face. The program is scheduled to begin Oct. 7 with sessions each Monday from 6 p.m. to...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 2013

Scammers promise a clear criminal record

A recent string of scam calls promises Spokane County residents that a clean criminal record is just a phone call away. Over the past several months, citizens have received calls from scammers claiming to be from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office saying there’s a warrant...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013

Spokane County Sheriff's deputy Jeff Thurman, left, accepts the Tactical Flight Officer of the Year award at last week's Airborne Law Enforcement Association conference in Orlando. (Courtesy of Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

Sheriff's deputy honored for airborne service

A Spokane County Deputy was honored nationally for helping safely guide deputies on two high speed chases last year. Tactical Flight Officer Jeff Thurman was named the Tactical Flight Officer of the Year award at the last week’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association conference in Orlando,...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

Shooter exercise at Valley Mall Saturday 

Don't panic if you see a lot of flashing lights at Spokane Valley Mall late Saturday and early Sunday -- multiple law enforcement and fire agencies are staging an "active shooter exercise" there. Spokane County Sheriffs, Spokane Police, Spokane Valley Police, Spokane Valley Fire, local...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

Bird's eye view of missing man formation 

Air One, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office helicopter unit, shot this video Saturday of biplanes flying in the missing man formation as they passed over the Torchlight parade in downtown Spokane in honor of the three Fairchild airmen killed in Kyrgyzstan earlier this month. Here's...

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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

Crimestopper reward offered for head shop thief 

Spokane County Sheriff's Office shared surveillance stills of a man suspected of robbing a Spokane Valley head shop. | Photo: Spokane County Sheriff's Office Spokane County Sheriff's Office needs help identifiying a man suspected of stealing a pack of Captain Kratom Thai powder from a...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

Several firearms found inside foreclosed home

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives found several firearms inside a South Hill home where a man shot and killed himself Sunday. Detectives seized five assault rifles and four hand guns from the 4500 block of East Sumac Drive where 62-year-old Warren C. Schrempp, Jr. was...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013

Informant led Spokane detectives to suspected drug dealers 

A confidential informant led Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives to a married couple dealing meth out of a Spokane apartment, according to criminal complaint filed in United States District Court Tuesday. Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Mark W. Bush (pictured left) and Crystal K. Peterson...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

Young couple arrested for Spokane Valley burglaries 

A Spokane Valley young couple with a license to wed are instead in Spokane County Jail on charges of residential burglary and trafficking of stolen property. Vyacheslav Znovets, 21, and his girlfriend Marina Florianovich, 25, were arrested by Spokane Valley detectives after they allegedly sold...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

Felon threatens deputy during ride to jail 

A felon arrested on outstanding warrants threatened a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy during his ride to jail and told him “the knife’s coming out” next time, according to court documents. Deputy Nathan Bohanek found William L. Moore loading items onto a trailer behind a business...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013

FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2012

Man crashes into tree while fleeing authorities 

A Spokane Valley pursuit ended Wednesday night when a man crashed an allegedly stolen car into a tree near Valleyway Avenue and Walnut Road. The driver, identified as Justin D. Martin, 29, was originally sought by a Washington State Patrol trooper who spotted Martin’s vehicle...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

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