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A Spokane County police dog named Ekko, who has served the public for six years, retired on March 1.
A Spokane man died Sunday after the car he was riding in Saturday night hit a ditch along state Highway 211 west of Newport, Wash. David Pitts, 56, was a passenger in a car driven by Jeffrey H. Schoeny, 21, of Kapaa, Hawaii. Schoeny was driving south about 8 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of the Toyota 4Runner, according to the Washington State Patrol. Pitts was not wearing a seat belt. Schoeny, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.
John Heitman, 19, was booked into Spokane County Jail on Friday after Spokane County sheriff's deputies say they found him breaking into cars at Mead High School. A short foot pursuit ended with Heitman, who said he was stealing items to pay for meth, was tracked by a sheriff's police dog.
Northwest Trailways, based in Spokane, has been fined $800 for overloading a bus traveling from Leavenworth to Monroe, forcing eight passengers to stand in the aisle for the 85-mile trip. An investigation by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission found the bus line violated safety regulations when forcing passengers to stand for a distance of greater than 35 miles during the Jan. 6 trip, the WUTC said in a news release.
Multiple agencies assisted Spokane Tribal Police Tuesday to locate a suspect who escaped their custody.
A Spokane County sheriff's dog took down a man suspected of stealing a motorcycle early Wednesday morning.
A Spokane man upset that a club bouncer approached his girlfriend sprayed the man’s home with bullets in a recent drive-by shooting, police say. Derek L. Wilson, 24, appeared in Superior Court on Monday via video from the Spokane County Jail, where he is charged with seven counts of first-degree assault and seven counts of drive-by shooting for Feb. 3 gunfire at a home at 2812 E. Hoffman Ave.