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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Deputies Handle a Number of Auto Burglaries at Recreational Trail Heads

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Kootenai County, Idaho:  Over the past couple of days the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has handled several auto burglaries at Higgens Point Trail Head and Nettleton Gulch Trail Head.  The vehicles either had their windows b...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

New Extended ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane River

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For Immediate Release:Contact: marine@kcgov.us 208-446-1300New Extended ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane RiverCoeur d’ Alene, Idaho: As of July 12th, 2021, the ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane River near the mou...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Due to State Law Change Fees for Driver’s Licenses will be Increasing

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Kootenai County, Idaho: Idaho is the only State in the Union where the Sheriffs are mandated to be the vendor for driver’s licenses and identification cards on behalf of the Transportation Department. The fees distributed to counties to operate the Driver

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Sheriff Norris talks Law Enforcement Resources and Growth at Hayden Town Hall

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Hayden, ID – As one of three speakers who were featured at a Hayden Town Hall Thursday evening June 10, Sheriff Norris talked with Hayden residents about the current, and future stress, on law enforcement resources in the city of Hayden. Hayden ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

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Sign Up to Receive Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Media Announcements to stay up to date with what is happening in your community in regards to public safety. Simply click here and choose the link to Press Releases under the Newsflash category to begin ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Rockford Bay Drowning Victim's Name Released

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Kootenai County Detectives have released the name of the drowning victim located in Rockford Bay on Sunday the 12th of September.  The male has been identified as Daniel J. Schroder, a 55 year old male from the Rockford Bay area. &a...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Update: ***Drowning Victim Located****

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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho:  On August 22nd 2021 at around 3:15 pm, the Kootenai County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from an occupant on a boat off of city beach on Lake Coeur d’Alene advising that someone was missing in the ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Kootenai County Dive and Sonar Teams Looking for Drowning Victim

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***Update to drowning victim search***

The search for the drowning victim will continue this morning with the Side Scan Sonar Team.  We ask that boaters avoid the area in front of City Beach all the way to NIC Beach.  

Again, if anyone wit...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

UPDATE-Arrest made in Spirit Lake homicide

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*****************Update****************

 

August 19th, 2021

 

On August 18th, 2021 at approximately 6:00 PM, the Benewah County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of John Dalton walking in the City of St....

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

KCSO Seeks Person of Interest in Homicide

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Spirit Lake, Idaho:   On August 16, 2021 at approximately 7:00 PM, the Spirit Lake Police Department responded to the 4000 block of W. Delaware St. in the City of Spirit Lake, ID for a welfare check. Friends and family requested a check ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Deputies Handle a Number of Auto Burglaries at Recreational Trail Heads

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Kootenai County, Idaho:  Over the past couple of days the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has handled several auto burglaries at Higgens Point Trail Head and Nettleton Gulch Trail Head.  The vehicles either had their windows b...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Sheriff to Speak at Optional Form of Government Meeting

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Why the study commission should not recommend taking away the elected County Sheriff position from the citizens as well as the other elected positions.

The Sheriff will discuss his experiences with "hired" vs. elected positions, why he believes r...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

New Extended ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane River

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For Immediate Release:Contact: marine@kcgov.us 208-446-1300New Extended ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane RiverCoeur d’ Alene, Idaho: As of July 12th, 2021, the ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane River near the mou...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Update to Missing Person on the CDA River

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Kootenai County Marine Patrols will continue to search for a missing Shoshone County resident believed to have drowned on the CDA River near Kilarney Lake.  The male has been identified as Kevin L. Walker, a 45 year old male from Kellogg, Idaho. ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

International Scammers Fraudulently Representing Themselves as the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office

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Coeur d’ Alene, ID:  Sheriff Robert B. Norris advises several citizens in Kootenai County have reported receiving phone calls from people, representing themselves as Deputy Sheriffs, advising they have arrest warrants for the person cal...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Male Arrested after Several our Standoff with SWAT Team

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Hayden, Idaho:  On July 3rd at around 8:35 p.m. Deputies responded to 8967 Runkle Road for a report of a domestic between a female and male.  Upon contact with the victim, it was learned the male had physically battered her and attempted...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Sheriff partners with other local Law Enforcement and Fire Chiefs due to Fire Danger

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Coeur d’ Alene, ID:  Sheriff Robert B. Norris, with other Chiefs of Police and Kootenai County Fire Chiefs, to hold press conference about local fire danger.  Due to the upcoming 4th of July holiday and present extreme fire dan...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office to Host Community Fire Preparedness Meeting

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Hayden, ID – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, partnered with the Kootenai County Fire Chiefs Association, Idaho Department of Lands, and Office of Emergency Management are hosting a Community Preparedness meeting on 07-08-21 at the Kootenai County Of...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

KCSO Partners with ITD Office of Highway Safety for Safer Fourth of July

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Kootenai County – This Independence Day, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety (OHS) to keep roads free of impaired drivers. Starting July 1st and ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Due to State Law Change Fees for Driver’s Licenses will be Increasing

Kootenai County, Idaho: Idaho is the only State in the Union where the Sheriffs are mandated to be the vendor for driver’s licenses and identification cards on behalf of the Transportation Department. The fees distributed to counties to operate ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Sheriff Norris talks Law Enforcement Resources and Growth at Hayden Town Hall

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Hayden, ID – As one of three speakers who were featured at a Hayden Town Hall Thursday evening June 10, Sheriff Norris talked with Hayden residents about the current, and future stress, on law enforcement resources in the city of Hayden. Hayden currently ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Kootenai County Deputies Respond to Shooting in the Rathdrum area

Rathdrum, Idaho: On June 1st 2021 at around 1:15 pm, Deputies responded to the Lakeland Immediate Care in the City of Rathdrum for a male who was transported by private vehicle with a gunshot wound.  Deputies arrived on scene and contact...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Sheriff's Office Captain Kim Edmondson Retiring

Captain Edmondson Retirement

Kootenai County, Idaho: We are proud to honor a women who has made history here at the Kootenai County Sheriff Office. Captain Kim Edmondson, after almost 30 years, is retiring from the agency. Capt. Edmondson is the agencies first female that rose throug...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Sheriff Norris Thanks CDA Press for Highlighting Disrespectful Behavior Toward Law Enforcement

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Sheriff Norris Thanks CDA Press for Highlighting

Disrespectful Behavior Toward Law Enforcement

 

CDA Press has brought to the forefront a disgraceful national issue that has no place here

in Kootenai County: disrespecting our Peace Officers ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

KCSO Deputies and Medical respond to Drowning on Blue Lake

Harrison, Idaho:   On January 29th at around 4:20 pm, several Deputies, the Dive Rescue Team, and Fire and Medical from Eastside Fire responded to the area of N. Brewster Road and Blue Lake Road for a report a person yelling for help fro...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

KCSO Responds to Fatal Crash

Post Falls, Idaho:  On 1/23/21 at approximately 8:07 PM, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Kootenai Fire and Rescue, and the KCSO Traffic Unit responded to the area of W. Seltice Way and Wellsley Avenue for a report two vehicle coll...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Sheriff Seeks Citizens for New Advisory Group

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Are you intrigued by how law enforcement operates? Do you represent a community group that interacts with law enforcement in some capacity, or simply have a concern about community safety as the region grows? The...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Sheriff Seeks Clergy Members for New Advisory Coucil

COUER D’ALENE, Idaho – On his first day in office, Sheriff Robert Norris is making good on a campaign commitment, to forge strong relations throughout the community, understand community needs, and involve the public in the future of t...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Kootenai County Dive Rescue Team Responds to Car in the Water

Hayden, ID:  On December 14th at around 7:45 pm, Central Dispatch received a call of a vehicle in Hayden Lake at the Honeysuckle Boat Launch.  The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Northern lake Fire and Rescue, as well as the Kootenai C...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Two Males Arrested for Burglary During Attempted Walmart Theft

Hayden, ID:  On December 5th, 2020, at around 1:30 pm several Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Hayden Walmart located at 550 W. Honeysuckle Ave. in Hayden for a report of a possible theft in p...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Pursuit Ends in Officer Involved Shooting

Worley, Idaho:  On December 13th at around 8:30 pm, Central Dispatch aired a call of a possible DUI on Hwy 95 near the City of Worley.  It was also aired that a vehicle had been stolen in the city of Desmet.  A Deputy was in the...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

KCSO Locates Large Amount of Heroin During Arrest

Hauser, ID: On December 8th, 2020, at approximately 3:00 PM, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office along with the Kootenai County Joint Agency SWAT team executed a search warrant in the 9000 block of N. Hauser Lake Rd. near Hauser, ID. &...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

KCSO to Conduct DUI Patrols

Kootenai County, ID:  With the Holiday Season upon us, many will be attending Christmas Parties and other Holiday functions over the next several weeks.   To help decrease drinking and driving, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Off...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Kootenai County Dive Rescue Team Receives Donation

Kootenai County, ID: In July of 2020, there was a tragic accident involving two planes over Lake Coeur d’Alene.  As a result of this collision, 8 people died.   The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescu...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Holidays & Heroes Donations Being Accepted 2020

KOOTENAI COUNTY, ID:  ‘Tis the season! The annual Holidays and Heroes event will be held the first week of December 2020. Police officers and firefighters volunteer their time to make this event special and are happy to work in partners...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Winter Driving

Kootenai County, ID:  As we enter the winter months, drivers are asked to slow down and use caution.  There were several accidents today due to the road conditions and black ice in the shaded areas of the roadway.  With the inco...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

KCSO Deputies Arrest Male Who Went on a Crime Spree in Bonner County

Athol, ID: On November 4th 2020, at around 12:45 am the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received an agency assist call from Bonner County.  It was reported that Bonner County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a stol...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

KCSO and SWAT Team Arrest Male for Domestic Battery

Spirit Lake, ID – On November 1st at around 11:20 p.m., the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute call on Coeur d’Alene Ave., in Spirit Lake East near the city of Spirit Lake.   As...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

KCSO Responds to Serious Injury Crash

Kootenai County, ID:  On 10/28/20, at approximately 4:10 PM, several Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, along with the KCSO Traffic Team and Northern Lakes Fire responded to the intersection of Huetter Road and Orchard ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Driver's License Office to Close for Training

Coeur d’ Alene, ID:  The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Driver’s License Offices will be closed due to some annual virtual training put on by ITD.  

The Coeur d’ Alene Office will be closed on November 3...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

KCSO Responds to Fatality Structure Fire

Hayden, Idaho: On October 3rd, 2020, at about 11:15 A.M., Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Northern Lakes Fire Department responded to the 3300 block of E. Hudlow Rd. in Hayden Idaho for a fully engulfed structure fire.

Once...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

KCSO Looking for Help Locating Missing Teen

Kootenai County, ID – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help in locating Ketrianna S. Dendass, a 16 year old female who ran away/missing from her residence on September 19th 2020.  It is unknown wher...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

KCSO and SWAT Team Arrest Suspected Drug Dealer

Post Falls, ID – On September 28th, 2020, at approximately 04:00 PM, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office along with the Kootenai County Joint Agency SWAT team executed a search warrant in the 2000 block of N. Columbine Rd. in...

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