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Stories tagged: spokane valley police

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Spokane Valley police arrest man they say drove recklessly after pursuit during snowstorm

Spokane Valley deputies arrested a 33-year-old Kenney L. Rustad for driving recklessly early Wednesday morning after a pursuit and PIT maneuver as it snowed in the Spokane area.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Spokane Valley police arrest wanted woman after chase

A pursuit in Spokane Valley ended just before 5 a.m. Friday morning after deputies used spike strips and a pursuit intervention technique, or PIT, maneuver to stop the vehicle.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Law enforcement sponsors prescription drug ‘Take Back Day’ on Saturday

Local and federal law enforcement agencies are helping sponsor National Prescription Drug “Take Back Day,” which will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018

Spokane Valley mother accused of killing her 6-month-old baby

A Spokane Valley mother has been arrested for killing her 6-month-old baby girl after initially telling detectives Monday that she had tripped and dropped the infant.

UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018

Deputies looking for woman accused of burglarizing home while owners were in backyard

Spokane Valley detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a woman accused of robbing a home while the owners were outside in the backyard.

Missing Spokane Valley girl taken from school by mother found safe, Amber Alert canceled

A regional search for a missing 6-year-old girl ended Monday afternoon when Spokane police found her safe and in the company of her mother on the South Hill. Danika L. …

Spokane Valley police chief to retire

Spokane Valley Police Chief Rick VanLeuven will retire in June after 35 years with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Spokane Valley leaders say they want to stick with sheriff contract for policing

Spokane Valley’s mayor stood with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich Friday to declare that the city won’t set up its own police department, despite persistent rumors to the contrary. Joining …

‘Drive High, Get a DUI’ campaign targets pot-impaired drivers

This year’s Labor Day campaign to catch impaired drivers in Washington has a new target. The slogan – Drive High, Get a DUI – is intended to call attention to …

Man shot in back while working on lot in Spokane Valley

A man working a piece of vacant land in an earthmover was shot in the back Thursday afternoon in Spokane Valley. Deputies were called about 4:30 p.m. to the lot …

Spokane Valley council approves adding officers to new shift

The plan to put more police on Spokane Valley’s streets when they’re needed most is moving forward. As expected, City Council members gave the green light Tuesday night to adding …

Court document says man shot by deputy was struggling with a woman

The man shot to death Saturday by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies reportedly threatened the officers with a large knife and refused multiple commands to drop it, according to investigators.

UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2013

Deputies shoot man to death in Spokane Valley

The niece of a wanted man killed in a deputy-involved shooting Saturday morning said the reported confrontation was unlike anything she knew him for. Spokane Valley deputies shot Roy Jacobs …

Spokane Valley Wal-Mart robbed Tuesday

Spokane Valley Police are looking for a male and a female driving a silver, 1996 Honda Accord, license plate number 356 VJA, who they believe robbed Wal-mart, 5025 E. Sprague, …

Shooters target Spokane Valley home

Authorities are searching for two men in connection with a Tuesday morning shooting in Spokane Valley.

Police searching for Spokane Valley carjacking suspect

A shoplifting suspect swung a knife at a security guard, jumped into an occupied car in the parking lot of the Spokane Valley Walmart and drove away with people inside, …

Spokane Valley police investigate double fatal

Spokane Valley police investigators will be investigating a double-fatal accident on Saturday night that claimed the lives of a motorcyclist and a bicyclist.

Shooting suspect pulled from koi pond

A Spokane man took a plunge into a cold koi fish pond, but couldn’t erase his smell from the police dog that tracked him to his backyard hiding spot early …

Police cordon futile; suspect wasn’t home

Spokane Valley police and the SWAT team surrounded a Spokane Valley home for several hours Thursday hoping to apprehend a suspected thief with a long rap sheet. Turns out he …

UPDATED: Thu., June 30, 2011

Police surround Spokane Valley home

Spokane Valley police and the SWAT team surrounded a Spokane Valley home for several hours Thursday hoping to apprehend a suspected thief with a long rap sheet.

Valley confrontation over granddaughter brings arrest

A Spokane Valley man is accused of using too much force to discourage another man from seeing his granddaughter, police said today.

Valley officer breaks hand in scuffle with panhandler

A Spokane Valley Police officer suffered a broken hand while arresting an unruly panhandler today near Sprague Avenue and Robie Road.

Armed robber steals from Valley Dollar Tree

Spokane Valley police are looking for a man in his 20s who robbed the Dollar Tree store on East Montgomery Avenue about 7:20 this evening.

Valley ‘device’ turns out to be a handbag

Spokane Valley police responded to a possible suspicious device left at Sprague Avenue and Thierman Road tonight and instead found a large handbag.

Creach home burglarized

Spokane Valley police were searching Wednesday for at least three intruders who ransacked the home of Ernie Creach, son of slain Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach.

Sheriff vows ‘full and complete’ investigation into shooting

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich extended condolences today to the family of slain pastor S. Wayne Creach, who was shot to death Wednesday evening by a Spokane Valley Police officer. …

Two firefighters’ action honored

The Spokane Valley Fire Department recognized two Spokane Valley police officers for their efforts in saving a man who suffered a heart attack. The award was given to officers Dale …

In brief: Gunman fires shots into apartment

Police continue to search for a gunman who fired a shot through an apartment wall Saturday in Spokane Valley that struck the metal post of the bed where a 3-year-old …

Alarming statistics

In 2008 Spokane Valley Police responded to more than 1,000 false alarms, wasting valuable time in the process. With a new alarm ordinance in place, police are hoping to reduce …

Beer burglars smash down Valley store door

Two men smashed through the door of a Spokane convenience store today, stealing beer and cigarettes and leaving blood on the broken glass and floor.