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Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich provides information regarding local threats, extremists and the myth of police militarization on June 29, 2015 in the CVHS auditorium.

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This is a copy of the letter from the attorney representing the family of Ryan Holyk, Michael Maurer, stating they do not support the statements or positions taken by the Rattlesnake Motorcycle Club (Michael Scott Maclay...read more

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2015 OPERATION DRY WATER CAMPAIGN NEWS RELEASE

Posted 6/25/2015 at 1:42 PM.

2015 OPERATION DRY WATER CAMPAIGN NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25th, 2015
CONTACT: Deputy James Ebel,

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Enforcement Unit conducts high-visibilit...read more

 

Citizen’s Advisory Board (CAB) letter to Sheriff Knezovich after they reviewed the full SIRR Team investigation material of the William Berger death investigation and they questioned subject matter experts.

 

Confidence in Institutions

Posted 6/24/2015 at 3:28 PM.
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Gallup Poll (June 2 – 7, 2015)

Confidence in Institutions

Question: “I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each on...read more

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Joint News Release
June 23, 2015

Health Experts, Event Organizers Offer Tips for Beating the Heat
in Advance of Hoopfest, Ironman Coeur d’Alene

Events expected to draw thousands of individual...read more

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On June 19th, 2015 at approximate 5:50 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Wallace and Deputy Clay Hilton observed a Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Sprague traveling at an estimated speed of 70 mph as it passed b...read more

 

On June 20th, 2015 at approximate 3:35 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Thurman noticed a maroon Honda traveling at an extremely high rate of speed eastbound on Broadway at Argonne Road in Spokane Valley. Deput...read more

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Paul M. Pruczinski was located Sunday. He is safe and is back home.

Thank you to everyone for their help.


The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locatin...read more

 

It’s Not Really Meth, It’s Fake Meth

Posted 6/17/2015 at 4:24 PM.

On June 15th, 2015, at approximately 1:50 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Ruff observed a 1992 Honda travelling on a completely flat tire as well as license plates that expired in September 2014. He stopped th...read more

 

Leopard Print Purse Not Hers?

Posted 6/17/2015 at 4:23 PM.

On June 15th, 2015, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy James Wang stopped a vehicle at 3rd and Custer in Spokane Valley for a minor turn signal violation.

After contacting the drive...read more

 

County Issues Burning Ban for Unincorporated Areas

Posted 6/17/2015 at 9:42 AM.
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Spokane County News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: URGENT!

County Issues Burning Ban for Unincorporated Areas

SPOKANE COUNTY, June 17, 2015 – A Burning Ban Order has been issued by Spokane Count...read more

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We are Hiring ENTRY, INTERMEDIATE & LATERAL Deputies!!

Posted 6/17/2015 at 8:39 AM.
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**** $3000 Sign-On Bonus **** Lateral & Intermediate Lateral Deputies (Conditions Apply)

This bonus is paid out in two payments: 50% of the bonus will be paid on the next regularly scheduled pay date after you...read more

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Deputies Catch Armed Robbery Suspects

Posted 6/16/2015 at 4:29 PM.

On June 15th, 2015, just after 7:00 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a robbery where the victim stated he was held at gunpoint.

Deputies responded to the 6500 block of North Jefferso...read more

 

This morning, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the inmate who died in the Spokane County Jail on June 12th, 2015 as 53-year-old Scott M. Stevens.

Stevens was booked into the jail on Jun...read more

 

This morning, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased male discovered in the 8100 block of East Harington Avenue as 40-year-old Gary Huckaby but the cause and manner of his death are stil...read more

 

Scammers’ requests have common theme

Posted 6/15/2015 at 4:29 PM.

Scammers’ requests have common theme
Nina Culver The Spokesman-Review

The phone rings and it’s your granddaughter, who says she’s been arrested and needs bail money. Or maybe it’s someone claiming to be fro...read more

 

Tips to ensure your trip to the lake ends in fun, not fines
Author: Caiti Currey, KXLY Multimedia Journalist

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Major Crimes Detectives Investigate Found Body

Posted 6/12/2015 at 10:04 PM.

Spokane Valley and Spokane County detectives are investigating a body found between two residences in the 8100 block of East Harrington Avenue in Spokane Valley.

At approximately 6:00 p.m., this evening, a calle...read more

 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives are investigating the death of an inmate this evening at the Spokane County Jail.

At approximately 6:45 p.m., during a cell check a Spokane Count...read more

 
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