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Sex Offender Info: Signup for FREE Email Alerts

Posted Thursday at 2:15 PM.
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Sex Offender Info: Signup for FREE email alerts for your neighborhood, work or school, be informed. Click on this link read more

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Two First Degree Manslaughter Convictions

Posted Wednesday at 12:18 PM.

Yesterday, July 22nd, 2014, 40-year-old Shane Smith was sentenced to 171 months in prison for 1st Degree Manslaughter. This conviction was the result of Smith killing 44-year-old Warren Flynn near 3rd and Lake on May more


Congratulations & Welcome!!

Posted Wednesday at 12:04 PM.
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We would like to introduce our new Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. They were sworn in on July 16th 2014 by Sheriff Knezovich and are schedule to attend the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy in a more

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Fan of Spokane 5K Fun Run

Posted Wednesday at 10:46 AM.
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Sponsored by Law Enforcement Family Tragedy (LEFT) Fund

This race benefits the Law Enforcement Family Trust, a fund established to help the children of Spokane Law Enforcement families who have experienced more

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On Saturday night, July 19th, 2014, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Miller was traveling east on Broadway near Evergreen when a gold Chevrolet Prizm passed him westbound speeding in the 35 mph zone. Deputy more


Stolen Gun Recovered After 32 Years

Posted Tuesday at 3:41 PM.

On July 15th, 2014, a Stevens County Reserve Deputy contacted a Sheriff’s Office Detective to let him know he had located a gun he was interested in buying on Craigslist that was being sold in Medical Lake. After more


Help Needed Locating Adult Female

Posted Tuesday at 3:40 PM.
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On July 13, 2014, 44-year-old Shawna Crowe’s mother called to report her daughter missing. Crowe was released from jail on July 9th and has not been seen by family or friends since. Attached is a photograph of Crowe. more

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Don’t be a “Target of Opportunity”

Posted 7/18/2014 at 6:30 PM.
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With outdoor summer activities in full swing, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to make sure if you leave valuables in your vehicle, secure them out of sight, in your trunk or if more

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Teen Boys Find Intoxicated Man On Couch

Posted 7/18/2014 at 2:13 PM.

Yesterday, July 17th, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies Kiehn, Dodge, Walker and Nelson responded to a trespassing call near the area of 13400 E. 12th. The 15-year-old complainant reported a male more


Deputy Saves Newborn’s Life

Posted 7/18/2014 at 10:06 AM.

This morning, July 18th, 2014, at 1:38 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Watts heard a medics/ambulance call for service near the 1200 block of South Fox Road. In the broadcast, information was relayed that more


Estimated $100,000 in Damage to Commercial Building

On July 12th, 2014, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Chan Erdman responded to the old Chung Hua Garden, located at 18203 E. Sprague, on a commercial more


Homeowner’s Sleep While Home Burglarized

Posted 7/16/2014 at 10:49 AM.

On July 15th, 2014, at noon, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Ruff responded to the 5600 block of South Hogan on a residential burglary call. The complainant said he and his wife went to bed at about 11:00 p.m. more


Spokane Valley Detectives Serve Search Warrant

Posted 7/15/2014 at 2:09 PM.

Earlier today, Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives (SVIU) served a search warrant in the 100 block of North Bannen. This warrant was a result of an investigation into several Burglaries, Forgeries, Thefts and more


Deputy Terminated

Posted 7/15/2014 at 12:14 PM.

Deputy Terminated

Yesterday, July 14th, 2014, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Charles Sciortino was terminated after an internal investigation was completed by the Sheriff's Office of Professional Standards. more


Check out this video posted by the Inland Northwest Blood Center: “Deputy Mike’s Story”

In June of 2012, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Northway and Deputy Matt Spink were shot by a wanted felon during more


Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies along with Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team members and Hostage Negotiators successfully ended a 3-hour standoff with a wanted convicted felon in the 7400 block of East 3rd more


First Annual Canines for K9s

Posted 7/11/2014 at 3:33 PM.
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First Annual Canines for K9s
Sponsorship Opportunities Available

What: A Furry Family Fun Day and Dog Walk
When: Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Where: Plante’s Ferry Park
Why: A more

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On July 8th, 2014, at 2:20 p.m., an 84-year-old male called Crime Check to report two suspicious males that had been at his residence. The complainant reported that he was collecting cans near his house, located near more


13-year-olds Arrested for Crime Spree

Posted 7/10/2014 at 3:06 PM.

On July 8th, 2014, at 9:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Humphrey responded to the 2400 block of N. Wilbur Road on a missing child call. The complainant said her 13-year-old son and his 13-year-old friend more


Search Warrant Yields Multiple Stolen Items

Posted 7/10/2014 at 1:45 PM.

Yesterday, July 9th, 2014, the Spokane County SWAT Team served a search warrant for Sheriff’s Office Investigative Task Force detectives near the 4300 block of N. Sommer Ct. 31-year-old Kregg A . Hoyt was arrested at more