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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Kootenai County SWAT Team Responds to Domestic Call with Shots Fired

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Dalton Gardens, Idaho: On November 4th at around 7:20 pm Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1200 block of E. Dalton Ave. for a report of a domestic dispute.   As Deputies approached the residenc...

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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

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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: December 20, 2021

Sheriff Norris’ Holiday Message

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To my fellow Kootenai County residents:

I want to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and give you a recap of my first year serving as your Sheriff.

I took office on January 1, 2021 and immediately implemented several policies to better serve t...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Update: KCSO Dive Team to Assist in Community Cleanup of Tubbs Hill

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Update: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, along with the help of local citizens, and Jake Scuba Adventures, collected a total of 2,640 pounds of garbage from the lake bottom surrounding the Tubbs Hill area.  The garbage co...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

KCSO Dive Team to Assist in Community Cleanup of Tubbs Hill

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The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team along with local dive shop, Jakes Scuba Adventures, and the City of Coeur d’ Alene Parks Department, is teaming up to clean Tubbs Hill below the surface of the water.  The project...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Kokopelli Coffee Shooting

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POST FALLS, IDAHO – At approximately 1:30 P.M. the Post Falls Police Department received numerous reports of a shooting that had occurred at Kokopelli Coffee, 2509 N Hwy 41 in Post Falls.  The suspect was described as a white male in hi...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Suspect Arrested After a Crime Spree and Shooting in Post Falls

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Hauser Lake, Idaho:  This afternoon at around 1:40 p.m. the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office assisted Post Falls Police with a shooting that occurred in their city. During this assist, a report of an assault with a firearm was called int...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Kootenai County Sheriff is Looking for a Wanted Person

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Kootenai County, Idaho: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking your assistance in locating an Idaho Registered Sex Offender, Kevin Michael McLeod, dob 12-20-78. McLeod currently has an active $10,000 arrest warrant for 3 counts of v...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Lobby Door to Open

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Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho:  Starting Monday November 8th, the doors to the Lobby of the Sheriff’s Office will be open to the general public as normal.   The Lobby has been closed and only open for appointments as a result...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Kootenai County SWAT Team Responds to Domestic Call with Shots Fired

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Dalton Gardens, Idaho: On November 4th at around 7:20 pm Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1200 block of E. Dalton Ave. for a report of a domestic dispute.   As Deputies approached the residenc...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Kootenai County SWAT Team Responds to Barricaded Wanted Person

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Rathdrum, Idaho: On October 28th at around 4:00 pm a Deputy responded to the area of N. Atlas Road in an attempt to locate a male wanted for 1st Degree Stalking, Burglary and Theft.  As the Deputy arrived in the area, he observed the wan...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Kootenai County Sheriff Traffic Team Investigates Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

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Worley, Idaho:  On October 25, 2021 at around 8:00 am, the Kootenai County 911 Center received a report of a semi-truck that had driven off the road on Loffs Bay Road and one occupant was still in the cab of the truck.  Worley Fire and K...

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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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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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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

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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 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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