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Posted on: July 14, 2020

UPDATE-Last Victims of Plane Crash Identified

UPDATE - Last Victims of the Plane Crash Identified

Coeur d’Alene, ID: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has identified the remaining occupants of the plane crash that happened on July 5th 2020.  The last victim to ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

UPDATE-Plane Crash over Coeur d'Alene Lake

UPDATE - Second Aircraft recovered from the lake bottom

Coeur d’Alene, ID: The salvage company hired by the insurance company was able to recover the second aircraft today from the lake bottom.  On Thursday the salvage company r...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

UPDATE-Plane crash over Coeur d'Alene Lake

UPDATE - Two remaining occupants located

Coeur d’Alene, ID: On Wednesday, July 8th at around 6:45 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Sonar Team located the last two victims of Sunday’s plane accident and the mai...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

UPDATES - Plane Crash Into Coeur d'Alene Lake

UPDATE - KCSO recovers three more victims of the Plane Crash

Coeur d’Alene, ID:  Kootenai County Divers and Sonar team with assistance from some technical rescue divers recovered three more victims from Sunday’s airplane crash ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Plane Crashes Into Coeur d'Alene Lake

Coeur d’Alene, ID:  UPDATE - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office can verify that two planes collided with each other and then crashed into Coeur d’Alene Lake.  Both planes have been located by the ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

UPDATE #2-Missing Person in the Fernan Saddle Area

Coeur d’Alene, ID:  On June 30th, around 1PM, volunteers from the Volunteer Search and Rescue team located Joel Brown in the Fernan Creek Drainage above the Gun Club. Joel was suffering from mild hypothermia.  Due to the locati...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

KCSO Identifies the Two Drowning Victims at Corbin Park

Post Falls, ID: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two drowning victims from last weekend’s tragic incident at Corbin Park.

The first victim, who drowned and was recovered on Friday has been identified as Gabriel L....

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

UPDATE-Missing Person in the Fernan Saddle Area

Coeur d’Alene, ID: Kootenai County Deputies, Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers, Volunteers from the Kootenai County Volunteer Search and Rescue (VSAR) Unit and Spokane Air Unit searched all day for Joel Brown.  The area w...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

KCSO Search for Missing Person in the Fernan Saddle Area

Coeur d’Alene, ID: On Sunday, 6-28-2020, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible missing person in the Fernan Saddle Area.  The person missing is identified as Joel Brown a 37 year old male from th...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

KCSO Responds to Crash on S. Loffs Bay Road

Kootenai County, ID: On Friday, June 26, 2020, at approximately 4:53 A.M., the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Worley Fire responded to the area of Loffs Bay Road and Mylonite Drive for a single vehicle injury accident. It was repo...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

KCSO Responds to Downed Helicopter

Updated Information: The occupants of the helicopter crash have been identified as Jay Schrank, 42, of Rathdrum, and Jim Charbonneau, 78, of Spokane.  Both were initially transported to Kootenai Health, but were later transferred to Harborview Me...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

KCSO Responds to Plane Crash at Coeur d'Alene Airport

Hayden, ID:  UPDATE - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received some updated information on the plane crash that happened earlier today at the CDA Airport.  Originally, it was reported that the landing gear was not down, ho...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

UPDATE-Missing Person in Hauser Lake Area

Hauser, ID: Updated information: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received information that Alejandro was located safe and with friends by Coeur d’Alene Police at the Plaza Shops on 3rd Street in Coeur d’Alene. A...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

UPDATE-Missing Person in Hauser Lake Area

Hauser, ID: Updated information: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has learned that Alejandro was at a friend’s house at about 1:30 am. He then left that residence on foot possibly with another unknown friend. Based on this...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder After Fight and Pursuit

Hauser, ID: On 05-29-2020, at around midnight, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fight where someone had a head injury. It was also reported the suspect had a knife and was possibly leaving the area in a black vehicle. ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

KCSO Search for Missing Person in Hauser Lake Area

Hauser, ID: On 05-29-2020, at around midnight, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing juvenile in the Hauser area. It was reported that Alejandro G. Flores, a 14 year old juvenile male from the Hauser area, left his ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 5-22-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows two new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District for this...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

KCSO Search for Missing Person in Bayview Area-UPDATE

BAYVIEW, ID: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is happy to report that Ronald Winget has been located. He is in good condition. We would like to thank everyone for their assistance to include; Spokane County and the Volunteers from t...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

KCSO Search for Missing Person in Bayview Area

Bayview, ID: On 05-22-2020, at around 11:45 am, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person in the Bayview area. It was reported that Ronald L. Winget, a 58 year old male from Sagle, was dropped off in the area of ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Lobby Begins to Open

Coeur d’Alene, ID: Over the past few months the Lobby for the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has been closed to the public for the protection of staff and the community. With business beginning to open across the state, the Sheriff h...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 5-15-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District for this...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Male Arrested for Aggravated DUI after UTV Crash

Post Falls, ID: On 05/16/2020, at around 05:34 pm the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of S. Signal Point Rd. and S. Mariah Rd. for a reported injury accident.

When Deputies arrived, they learned a 2014 Polaris Rzr UTV was b...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Feedback on Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft

KOOTENAI COUNTY RESIDENTS

INVITED TO REVIEW AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THE HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN DRAFT

Kootenai County, ID: – The Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is excited to present a draft of the 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan. ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

National Law Enforcement Memorial Week

Kootenai County, ID: May 10 through 16 is National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. This is the time when we remember those law enforcement officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty in service to their communities. On Tuesd...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 5-8-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This pl...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 5-1-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows no new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. However...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID 4-29-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows no new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This ma...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Thank You Parade

Coeur d‘Alene, ID: On Wednesday, April 29th, we at the Emergency Operations Center in conjunction with our community partners in Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Management offices will be conducting a th...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Stage 1 Guidance

Kootenai County, ID: – On Thursday, April 23rd, Governor Little released a four staged step down process to reopen Idaho. Beginning on Friday, May 1st, Stage 1 begins. Below are some of the changes that will commence.

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID- 4-27-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows two new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This p...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Afternoon Briefing Report 4-24-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows no new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This pl...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 4-22-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows two new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This b...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 4-20-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows two new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This b...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Response to Social Media Inaccuracies

Coeur d‘Alene, ID: – Multiple social media posts caused quite a stir over the weekend. The message initially posted to multiple pages stated there had been 73 suicides in Kootenai County in the last six weeks. Later it was changed to r...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

KCSO Detectives Arrest Storage Unit Burglar

Hayden, ID: – On April 16, 2020, at about 8:00 am, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Little Tree Storage facility located in the 200 block of W Bentz Rd, located north of Hayden, Idaho for a reported storage unit burglary in progress...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

KCSO Arrests Rathdrum Woman for Homicide

Rathdrum, Idaho – On April 14, 2020, shortly after 1:00 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office was requested by the Rathdrum Police Department to handle a possible homicide case for them, which involved the death of a newbor...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 4-17-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This br...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Education Outreach in Light of Idaho Governor's Amended Stay at Home Order

Kootenai County, ID: – Kootenai County deputies will be conducting educational outreach at our popular recreation areas beginning today for out of state residents to be informed of the Idaho Governor’s latest amendment to the Stay at H...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Police Activity Blocks Highway 97 Near Arrow Point

Kootenai County, ID: – Highway 97, south of Interstate 90, near Arrow Point is currently blocked due to police activity.

At about 7:40 PM, Idaho State Police units located a vehicle, on I-90 east of Coeur d’Alene, suspected to be involv...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Donations Help

Coeur d ‘Alene, ID:  Since the activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, resources suddenly became strained. Personal protective equipment, paper towels and even hand sanitizer ev...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Guidance for Governor's Amended Statewide Stay at Home Order

Kootenai County, ID: – Following yesterday’s amended Stay at Home order issued by Governor Little, the Sheriff’s Office wanted to clarify a few questions we have been receiving.

First, Idaho statute gives the Governor, through...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Afternoon Briefing Report 4-15-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the afternoon briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows three new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 4-9-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows no new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This mean...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 4-8-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows no new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This keep...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 4-7-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District. This plac...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Citizen Inquiry Line

Coeur d’ Alene, ID:– The Emergency Operations Center’s Citizen Inquiry line is open and available for questions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The phone number is 208-446-2292, and it will be open five days a week from 8 a...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 4-2-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows no new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District.

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

DMV & Park and Recreation Information

Kootenai County, ID: Life doesn’t make time for pandemics. Driver’s licenses are expiring, boats and cars need to be registered and temporary tags still need to be filed. Extensions are now being allowed by the Idaho Transport...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Managing Stress

Kootenai County, ID: Under Governor Little’s “Stay-Home” order many are finding themselves in situations they’ve never experienced before. Reported COVID-19 cases in Kootenai County are rising and community...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Social Contact Journal

Kootenai  County, ID: With the ever increasing threat of community transmission of COVID 19, the Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management is encouraging all citizens to begin to keep a daily journal. This journal would log places v...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 4-1-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows five new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District, bringin...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 3-31-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District, bringing ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 3-30-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows two new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Panhandle Health District, bringing...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 3-27-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows six new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kootenai County, bringing our total to ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Shopping Hours for Seniors

Kootenai County, ID: Many businesses throughout Kootenai County are offering special hours for our citizens over the age of 60 and those with health risks. Below you will find a list of those business and the special hours. If any questions, please contac...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 3-26-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Unified Command, today’s report shows one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kootenai County, bringing our total to t...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 3.25.20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center Unified Command, today’s report shows one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kootenai County, bringing our total to nine.

Ac...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 3-24-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center Unified Command, today’s report shows two new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kootenai County, bringing our total to eight....

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Social Distancing-COVID-19

Kootenai County, ID: Today a meeting occurred between Panhandle Health District, the Office of Emergency Management and all the hospitals and health care organizations within Kootenai County. The discussion centered on what can be done to better protect t...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

EOC Receives Public Donations

Kootenai County, ID: The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene in conjunction with the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center, began accepting donations today. Like all requests in our community the public stepped up in a big way! Ite...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Additional Scam Alert-COVID-19

Kootenai County, ID: There have been several reports of scams going around as the COVID-19 crisis continues.  Here is a run-down of the scams that have been reported so far: 

  • The Red Cross is going door to door wanting to clean your house...
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Media Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Volunteers Stepping Up

Kootenai County, ID: We continues to be amazed at the great things going on in our community. Today we want to point out that so many volunteer organizations are stepping up to help including our very own Emergency Operations Center Volunteers! Just as an...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 3-21-20

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center Unified Command, today’s report shows no new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kootenai County.

As of 3:45 p.m., for the State...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 3-20-20 UPDATE

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center Unified Command, we now have three confirmed case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kootenai County.

According to the Panhandle Health Distric...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

OEM Requests Assistance

Kootenai County, ID: The Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center is currently activated and doing everything we can to support our first responders. Supplies are becoming strained and we are asking the public for their support. Donations for Fire/EMS/...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

CDC Recommendations-Local Response

Kootenai County, ID: This morning the Unified Commanders of the Emergency Operations Center met with the Mayors of the City of Coeur d’ Alene, Post Falls and Hayden, as well as Kootenai County Commissioner Fillios.  This meeting was to ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 3-20-2020

Kootenai County, ID:  Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center Unified Command, we now have one confirmed case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kootenai County.

According to the Panhandle Health District,...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

OEM Requests Donations

Kootenai County, ID: The Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center is currently activated and doing everything we can to support our first responders. Supplies are becoming strained and we are asking the public for their support. If you can help and are...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

OEM Community Thanks-COVID-19

Kootenai County, ID: It is humbling to see how quickly and well our community has come together to deal with this COVID-19 situation. We are regularly amazed at the outpouring of support that local businesses have shown to the community and each other. We...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19 3-18-20

Kootenai County, ID: Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center Unified Command, there is no new information to be released.

As of 5:20 p.m. the current situation in Kootenai County remains unchanged – there...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Limited Contact at KCSO Lobby-COVID-19

Coeur d’Alene, ID: Due to an abundance of caution for both our staff and the citizens of Kootenai County, we will be limiting our operations at the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office lobby. Effective immediately, we are still open and co...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Message From Emergency Operations Center-COVID-19

Kootenai County, ID: We would once again like to thank and commend all of the Healthcare Workers, First Responders and other local officials who are tirelessly working on the current COVID-19 situation. We understand that there is concern in our community...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Sheriff's Labor Program Extended Due to COVID-19

Kootenai County, ID: In an attempt to limit staff and the public to possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus, the First Judicial District of the State of Idaho for Kootenai County has directed the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and the Juvenile...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Affects Sheriff's Office Operations

Kootenai County, ID: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to limit our staff’s and public’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus and as such will be limiting access to the public for non-essential services.

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Evening Briefing Report-COVID-19

Kootenai County, ID: Following the evening briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center Unified Command, there is no new information to be released.

The current situation in Kootenai County remains unchanged – there are no confirme...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Morning Briefing Report-COVID-19

Kootenai County, ID: Following the morning briefing of the Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center Unified Command, we are notifying the public that testing for the COVID-19 will only be done if your provider/primary care physician orders the test.The...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Daily Press Release-COVID-19

Kootenai County, ID: On March 15th the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners signed a disaster declaration to help combat the COVID-19 event and provide the county and the community Federal and State resources to assist with this incident. As a re...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

KCSO Responds to Crash in Fernan Lake

Coeur d’Alene, ID: On Sunday, March 15, 2020, at about 12:19 P.M., the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Kootenai County Fire, EMS and Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team responded to Fernan Lake Road near the e...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Office of Emergency Management Activation

Kootenai County, ID: In light of the recent COVID-19 events and to make sure we as a community are prepared as this event continues to evolve, and to receive any possible federal and state assistance the Kootenai County Board of County Commissioners Chair...

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Road Rage Incident Results in Arrest

Post Falls, ID -  Deputies arrest driver after a road rage incident where a firearm was displayed.

On 2-09-2020, at around 12:15 pm, deputies responded to a report of a weapons offense that occurred in the area of Atlas Road and Prairie Ave. The v...

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Theft Suspect Arrested from Traffic Stop

Hayden, ID -  Deputies arrested a suspect on several thefts and burglaries from a traffic stop.

On 2-09-2020, at around 10:15 pm, deputies observed a vehicle that was listed as a possible vehicle involved in several burglaries and thefts across th...

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Eluding Suspect Arrested

Rathdrum, ID - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested a wanted felon following a short pursuit from a traffic stop. On 1-30-2020 at around 12:00 p.m., Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a mov...

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Office of Emergency Management Issues Winter Storm Warning

Kootenai County, ID - The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for all of Kootenai County. This warning will remain in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening. Heavy snowfall is expected with possible accumulations...

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

KCSO Responds to Vehicle in the Water in Hayden Lake

Hayden, ID - Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responds to a vehicle that drove into Hayden Lake at the Honeysuckle Boat Launch.

On Tuesday, January 07, 2020, at about 1:50 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Northern Lakes Fire...

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Back Country Travel Advisory

Kootenai County, ID - Over the past several days the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports and responded to a number of vehicles that were either stuck or slid off the roads in the backcountry areas of the count...

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Media Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2019

911 Dispatchers Receive State of Idaho Award

Coeur d’Alene, ID - On Monday, December 23rd, several members of the Central Dispatch Center received the Idaho Public Safety Communications Team of the Year Award.  This award was presented to the Dispatchers who were working on July 4...

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Media Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Sheriff Wolfinger Speaks at White House Mental Health Summit

Kootenai County, ID -  Sheriff Ben Wolfinger just returned from Washington D.C. where he was asked to represent the Sheriffs of America by the National Sheriffs’ Association at a panel discussion at the White House complex for the Summi...

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Media Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2019

KCSO Investigating Pedestrian Hit and Run *2nd UPDATE*

Hayden, ID - On 12-12-19, at around 12:00 P.M. the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office secured a warrant for a vehicle of interest in the hit and run crash involving Stephen C. Walson at the HICO at Ramsey Road and Hayden Ave. A search of the outsi...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Winter Backroads Advisory 2019

Kootenai County, ID - Even though there is very little snow accumulation in low areas of Kootenai County, there is upwards of a foot or more in the higher elevations. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all the rec...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

KCSO Investigating Pedestrian Hit and Run-*UPDATE*

Hayden, ID - **UPDATE** The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office have located a potential vehicle of interest in this incident. The vehicle has been seized and investigators are working on getting a search warrant for the vehicle. Once that is obtai...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

KCSO Recommends Reportit/LeadsOnline

Coeur d’Alene, ID – Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable --- and invaluable --- personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online servi...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

KCSO Investigating Pedestrian Hit and Run

Hayden, ID - Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a pedestrian hit and run accident.

On Monday, December 9th, 2019, at about 4:50 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Northern Lakes Fire and EMS responded ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

KCSO Responds to Roll-Over Injury Accident

Hayden, ID - Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responds to a roll-over injury accident in the area of Hayden Lake Road and Dodd Road.

On Monday, December 9th, 2019, at about 7:20 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Northern Lake...

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Posted on: November 29, 2019

Two Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

Post Falls, ID -  Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrest two for trafficking methamphetamemes during a traffic stop in the area of Pleasant View and I-90.

On November 26th at around 11:10 pm, a Deputy observed a vehicle without...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

High Wind Warning - Wednesday

Kootenai County, ID - The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening. Northeast winds of 45 – 50 mph are expected with gusts up to 60 mph possible. Potential impacts for this...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Aggravated Assault Suspect Arrested

Hayden, ID - On 11/14/2019, at around 10:59 p.m. the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 3200 block of E. Hayden Lake Rd. regarding a family dispute with a firearm involved.

The victim caller stated her brother was co...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Holidays & Heroes Donations Being Accepted

Kootenai County, ID – ‘Tis the season! The annual Holidays and Heroes event will be held at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls on December 8, 2019. Police officers and firefighters volunteer their time to make this event...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Eluding Suspect Arrested on Interstate 90

Coeur d’Alene, ID -  The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested a male subject following a pursuit on I-90 after an arrest warrant was issued at court for failing to appear on a felony stalking charge.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

UPDATE-Hayden Area Structure Fire

UPDATE - Hayden, ID - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person who perished in the Structure Fire on the 19000 block of Well Road as Rodney A. Bitterman, a 53 year old male from Hayden.

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Deputies and Fire Respond to Structure Fire

Hayden, ID - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Northern Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to the 19000 block of Well Road for a structure fire.  At around 7:00 am a neighbor called to report a structure fire on the 19000 block of W...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Multi-Agency Respond to Possible Domestic Dispute in Hayden

Hayden, ID -  On 11/01/19, at approximately 12:49 pm, multiple units from Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office along with Idaho State Police and Coeur d’Alene Police Department responded to the area of W. Hayden Ave. and N. Atlas Rd. for a possible D...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Deputies Respond to Hayden Meadows Elementary for Possible Lockdown

Hayden, ID -  The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to Hayden Meadows Elementary School for an email report of a Lockdown.

Deputies received a report of a possible lockdown alarm at Hayden Meadows Elementary School. Deputy Doug ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Female Arrested for Identity Theft

Hayden, ID - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 55 year old female for Identity Theft, Burglary and Grand Theft after she attempted to withdraw funds from a Wells Fargo Bank in Hayden.

Michelle Suzanne Harris a 55 year old f...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

KCSO/CDA Fire Respond To Swamped Vessel

Coeur d'Alene, ID - On Tuesday, October 22nd, at about 10:07 AM, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s 911 Center received multiple calls reporting it appeared two people were in Lake Coeur d’Alene several hundred feet off the NIC Bea...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

UPDATE-Harrison Teen Missing From the St. Maries, Idaho Area

Harrison, ID - Lacey L. Jefferies was located in the early morning hours on October 22, 2019, by the Spokane Police Department. She was subsequently returned to her family. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the citizens that ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Harrison Teen Missing From the St. Maries, Idaho Area

Harrison, ID - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of a missing, possibly endangered teen from the Harrison, Idaho area.

Lacey L. Jefferies (15 years of age) was last seen in St. Maries, Idaho on the evening of October...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

KCSO Seeks Wanted Fugitive

Kootenai County, ID: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the location of a wanted fugitive involved with several recent thefts.

In late September 2019, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a local residen...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Kootenai County Deputies Arrest Auto Theft Suspect

Kootenai County - On October 15th, a Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputy was doing some patrolling in the Stateline area and observed a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle that was recently stolen out of Kootenai County. In addition to...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

KCSO Responds to Downed Aircraft at CDA Airport

Coeur d'Alene, ID - On 10/11/19, at approximately 1652 hours, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Northern Lakes Fire/EMS, and Coeur d’Alene Airport personnel responded to an aircraft incident at the Coeur d&...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Driver's License Offices Closed on October 2nd

Coeur d'Alene & Post Falls, ID - As a result of some mandatory training, both Driver’s License offices in Coeur d’ Alene and Post Falls will be closed all day on October 2nd. Both offices will re-open on the 3rd of October...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

KCSO Responds to Fatality Crash Near Twin Lakes

Kootenai County, ID - On Sunday, September 22, 2019, at about 3:45AM, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Kootenai County Fire and EMS responded to the intersection of West Twin Lakes Road and North Lakeview Boulevard for a single ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

UPDATE-Kootenai County Joint Agency SWAT Team Responds to Wanted Person in Worley

Worley, ID -  On 09-10-19, at around 7:15 am, the Kootenai County Joint Agency SWAT team as well as Kootenai County Deputies responded to 9821 W. K Street in Worley Idaho for a wanted person. Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in Nebrask...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Kootenai County Joint Agency SWAT Team Responds to Wanted Person in Worley

Worley, ID -  On 09-10-19, at around 7:15 am, the Kootenai County Joint Agency SWAT team as well as Kootenai County Deputies responded to 9821 W. K Street in Worley, Idaho for a wanted person. Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in Nebras...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Suspect Arrested After Crime Spree in Two Counties

Cataldo, ID: On 9/06/2019, at around 12:12 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22900 block of E. Canyon Rd. for a reported battery.

The victim stated she heard a knock at her door and looked out to see a black passenger car....

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

KCSO Resonds to ATV Crash in the National Forest

Magee, ID - On 9-01-2019, at around 11:20 a.m. the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Coeur d’Alene Fire and Rescue responded to the area of FSR 534 and FSR 911, near Cascade Saddle for a report of an ATV accident.  ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Back to School Patrols Begin September 3rd

Kootenai County - School starts Tuesday,September 3rd for all schools around Kootenai County. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind all drivers to pay attention in School Zones. Speed limits drop to 20 M.P.H. in school zo...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Motorcycle Rider Sustains Injuries in Accident

Hayden, ID -  On 08-21-19, at around 11:05 p.m. the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police and Northern Lake Fire and Rescue responded to the area of Lancaster Road and Hwy 95 for a report of an injury accident involving a...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Kootenai County Dive Rescue Team Receives Donation

Coeur d’Alene, ID -  On 08-19-19, the Kootenai County Dive Rescue Team received a donation from the sister of Gary Scott “Scotty” Shawver in commemoration of his drowning on August 2nd 2014.

Gary Shawver jumped off a ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Summer's 100 Deadliest Days of Driving DUI Emphasis

Coeur d’Alene, ID - Starting August 16th, and running thru September 4th, Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and surrounding Law Enforcement agencies are participating in county wide DUI emphasis patrols. The L...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Phone Outage Affecting Residents of Medimont Idaho

UPDATE TO PREVIOUS RELEASE

According to Frontier Communications, phone services have been restored to all affected residents. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone for their patience during this time.

Medimont, ID - Cur...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

KCSO Locates Missing Person

Athol, ID - At around 5:15 p.m, The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an ATV accident in the area of Pope Road and Kita Rd. It was reported that a family was riding dirt bikes on a non-used trail and came across the ATV acciden...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

KCSO Looking for Missing Person

Athol, ID - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a missing person from the Athol area. Howard Coats, a 66 year old male, left his residence on N. Ponderosa Street in the area of Pope Road and Corbin ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force Arrest Wanted Felon

Rathdrum, ID - On August 7th around 5:00 p.m., the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Forced (NIVCTF) and deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dallon C. Vanleuven a 30 year old male from the 17000 block of Fantasy Loop near t...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

KCSO Responds to Boat on Fire on Rose Lake

Rose Lake, ID – On August 3rd, 2019, at around 7:10 p.m, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Shoshone Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a boat fire on Rose Lake. It was reported the boat was in the middle of the lake and ha...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

KCSO Marine Patrol Emphasis STATS-Week 2

Coeur d’Alene, ID – Over this last weekend the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office conducted another emphasis patrol on the Spokane River. During this last weekend there were a minimum of two teams dedicated to the Spokane River...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

KCSO Continues Marine Patrols

Coeur d’Alene, ID – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office will be continuing its Spokane River Emphasis Patrols starting this Friday and will continue thru Sunday. These patrols are a result of several complaints that have bee...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

KCSO Marine Patrol Emphasis STATS

Coeur d’Alene, ID – Over this last weekend the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office conducted some emphasis patrols on the Spokane River. During this last weekend there were a minimum of two teams dedicated to the river, and on S...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Marine Patrols Plan Emphasis on Spokane River

Coeur d’Alene, ID – Over the last several months the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints about wake zone violations, damaging wakes, speed, noise problems and other boating related violations on the Spokane River. These compl...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

KCSO Responds to Emergency Plane Landing

Harrison, ID – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police and the Eastside Fire Department responded to a report of a plane having engine problems and had to make an emergency landing near Hwy 97 and MP 91.

It was reported...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

KCSO Seeks Wanted Registered Sex Offender

Coeur d’Alene, ID – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Patrick Raymond Clary a 60 year old male from Coeur d’Alene, who is wanted on a parole warrant. Patrick Clary is also a registered sex offender...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

UPDATE-Runaway Juvenile

Hayden, ID - UPDATE - KCSO Looking for Runaway Juvenile - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office would like to report that Kyle Davidson has been located. He is in good health and will be reunited with his family in the coming days. The Sheriff&am...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

KCSO Looking For Runaway Juvenile

Hayden, ID - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a missing/runaway juvenile from the Garwood area. Kyle Davidson is a 15 year old male who was last seen on Dodd Road in the Hayden area. Kyle has only been in...

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