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Stories tagged: Spokane County Sheriff's Office


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Burglars steal gun from nightstand as victim slept; deputies use stun gun to arrest suspect

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.

Detectives find car of missing woman at airport where husband left country with one-way ticket

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.

Investigators: Shooter had road rage, referenced victim’s workers as ‘likely illegals”

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.

Man arrested after police chase through Spokane has 26 convictions, police say

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.

Former assistant principal at Spokane Public Schools under investigation for child pornography

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.

Two girls found after leaving Ponderosa Elementary School during recess

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 …


Teen on bike sustains minor injuries after clipping Central Valley School District bus

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.

Man surrenders to Spokane County SWAT team after standoff at West Plains home

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.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Sheriff’s office releases name of deputy who shot homeless man

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office identified a deputy who shot and killed a homeless man May 4 during a confrontation in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Man charged with attempted murder, first-degree arson for allegedly setting girlfriend’s house on fire

A man suspected of setting multiple fires at his girlfriend’s home while she was still inside has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:38 a.m.

Investigation into homeless man’s shooting death continues; no weapon found yet

Investigation into shooting death of homeless man by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy details a brief chase and deputy’s fear that the man was reaching into his pants for a …


Colbert man sentenced for killing, mutilating horse to spite ex-girlfriend

A Colbert man who killed and mutilated a horse to spite his ex-girlfriend was sentenced Monday to the 53 days he already served in jail. A Spokane County judge also …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Medical examiner identifies man killed by deputy in Spokane Valley

The man killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Saturday was 25-year-old Ethan A. Murray. The county medical examiner’s office released Murray’s identity on Monday and said he died …


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Man injured after he ‘darted out into traffic’ on Sprague Avenue near Spokane Valley Costco

A man was injured Monday after running out into morning traffic on Sprague Avenue near Costco in Spokane Valley.


Man arrested on arson, domestic violence charges after Saturday night standoff

A standoff ended with the arrest of a man on domestic violence and arson charges Saturday night near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.


Man dies in southwest Spokane crash

One man died in a crash in southwest Spokane County early Sunday morning


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Man arrested on suspicion of slashing another man with box cutter on STA bus

A man was arrested Friday morning under suspicion of cutting another man’s throat while on a Spokane Transit Authority bus in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Police seeking community’s help identifying Apple thief

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies would like some help nabbing an Apple thief.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Man accused of breaking into elderly woman’s north Spokane home by shattering window and sitting with her

An elderly woman told Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies she sat fearfully in her living room for about an hour early Thursday morning after a man broke into her home to …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Leaking oil, impairment may have caused Spokane Valley motorcycle crash that sent two to hospital

A motorcyclist and a passenger remained hospitalized with serious injuries Monday after crashing their bike Saturday night in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies say man stabbed himself in the chest to avoid jail

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say a man with active arrest warrants repeatedly stabbed himself in the chest with a large knife to escape from going back to jail.


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Man’s body found in backyard of Spokane County home

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man, after deputies found his body in the backyard of an eastern Spokane County home.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Police arrest man who held knife to his throat before leading deputies on car chase

Deputies arrested a man who held a knife to his throat before leading deputies on a car chase Wednesday night near Medical Lake in which he rammed a patrol car. …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Man arrested under suspicion of firing rifle into air at north Spokane County mobile home park

A 51-year-old was arrested Tuesday under suspicion of firing a rifle into a the air at a north Spokane County mobile home park.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Spokane prosecutors decline to file charges in ‘child torture’ case

A man suspected of breaking his 3-year-old son’s leg and splinting it with a Pringles potato chip can, which was among a list of injuries discovered on three children that …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Spokane sheriff’s deputy hit by SUV in north Spokane County while responding to 911 call

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, driving with his lights and siren on, was hit by an SUV at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Farwell Road on Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

SCRAPS asks for donations to care for 43 cats that were ‘living in decrepit conditions’

Nearly four dozen cats “living in decrepit conditions” were seized Monday afternoon by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service workers from a home in Spokane Valley.