Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
Spokane Valley police investigating reported shooting at apartment complex; woman suffers minor injuries
Spokane Valley Police are investigating a reported shooting in a Spokane Valley parking lot.
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:58 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigates connection between shooting caught on video and fatal drive-by two days later in Wandermere
A home surveillance video uploaded last week by a Logan neighborhood homeowner appears to show a vehicle Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say was involved in a fatal drive-by shooting.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
A stolen purse could be the motivation behind this weekend’s fatal drive-by shooting in the Wandermere area.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Witnesses said police used a pursuit intervention technique, or PIT maneuver, to stop the suspect’s Ford Expedition after a high-speed chase Monday evening. The vehicle crashed in a yard at …
UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Woman slain in drive-by shooting in Wandermere neighborhood; deputies searching for at least one assailant
A woman was killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon in the Wandermere area north of Spokane, and authorities were still searching for one or more assailants Sunday evening.
Tue., July 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Former sheriff’s sergeant files $12.5 million defamation claim after allegations of sexual harassment and violent, racist remark
Spokane attorney Mary Schultz, representing former sergeant Jeff Thurman, filed a tort claim Monday seeking nearly $12.5 million in damages from the county, saying Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s statements about Thurman …
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 4:48 p.m.
The encounter began at about 2:30 a.m. when Deputy Thomas Walton pulled over a red sedan with no front or rear license plates on Broadway Avenue a few blocks east …
Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
A man who directed a laser pointer at a Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day of time served.
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Man accused of bringing stun gun, rifle to fist fight involving teens, is charged with multiple counts of assault
A 20-year-old man was arrested over the weekend under suspicion of shocking a 16-year-old girl with a stun gun and pointing a gun at several people during a late-night brawl …
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
Five months after her body was found floating in the Spokane River, investigators are able to say Loc Nguyen died from drowning.
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
The first time Spokane police Officer David Stone introduced his new partner, a German shepherd named Haywire, to his training officer, Haywire ended up hanging off the instructor’s arm by …
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 10:51 p.m.
Spokane County sheriff’s sergeant fired for racial slur, sexual harassment, talk of killing black people
Sgt. Jeff Thurman, an 18-year veteran of the sheriff’s office who worked in Spokane Valley, was accused of starting a phone conversation with another deputy by asking: “You ready to …
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
Investigators are seeking to arrest Wahid Kashify, an Afghan immigrant suspected of killing his wife and hiding her body in a freezer last month. He has fled the country.
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 9:41 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to determine how an inmate in the Spokane County Jail died. The inmate was found at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Arezu Kashify loved many things – cooking, carnival games, roller coasters, lounging by a lake with her friends and family. But perhaps more than anything, she loved to learn.
Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:20 p.m.
Gunman could have been arrested rather than ticketed before killing neighbor in Bigelow Gulch incident
Hours before he shot and killed a 29-year-old father of two, 61-year-old Dave Cholewinski pointed the same weapon at a group of people during a heated argument.
UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
Members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team were airlifted Friday from Spokane to Republic after a shooting incident occurred when Washington Fish and Wildlife officers tried to execute …
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:16 p.m.
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives on Tuesday found the body believed to be that of 24-year-old Arezu Kashify hidden beneath the false bottom of a chest freezer inside the apartment she …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
Investigators found the body believed to be a missing Afghan woman after searching an apartment she shared with her husband and children. He left the country on a one-way plane …
UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 6:48 p.m.
Deputies tracked down a man and woman after they allegedly broke into a Spokane Valley home and stole a gun from a nightstand next to the sleeping victim.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 2:16 p.m.
The car of an Afghan immigrant reported missing Saturday was discovered at the Spokane International Airport over the weekend – the same airport where her husband hopped on a plane …
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:30 p.m.
Fund for family of victim in last week’s fatal shooting near Orchard Prairie raises more than $29,000
Benjamin Grosser, a 29-year-old father of two, was shot and killed by his neighbor David Cholewinski, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.
UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:26 p.m.
A shooting near Orchard Prairie that left one man dead and another in critical condition was an attempted murder-suicide, deputies said Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 9:04 p.m.
A man is in custody after leading area law enforcement on a high-speed chase that snaked west from Spokane Valley to north Spokane, ending in a short foot pursuit.
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
A former administrator at a Spokane Public Schools elementary school is under investigation for allegedly sending and receiving nude photos from a Craigslist user who identified themselves as a 15-year-old …
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
After five girls walked away from recess at Ponderosa Elementary School, three were quickly found, but two girls, age 11 and 12, went missing for hours while a helicopter searched …
Fri., May 17, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
A 17-year-old sustained minor injuries after hitting a Central Valley School District bus Friday morning.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
A 55-year-old man accused of domestic violence was arrested Tuesday after an hourslong standoff with negotiators and SWAT personnel from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 10:11 p.m.
Deputy whose reinstatement in 2012 ‘dumbfounded’ Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich officially terminated last week following state arbitrator’s finding
A decision to fire a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy with a history of bad behavior was upheld last week by a state arbitrator, the sheriff’s office said.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 8:40 a.m.
Man in custody after stabbing roommate ‘multiple times’ during argument in Millwood area, police say
A 39-year-old who was recently released from jail was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of stabbing his roommate during an argument.