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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.

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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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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Operation Dry Water to Raise Awareness of Boating Under the Influence.

Kootenai County, ID – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence (BUI) and reduce the...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

KCSO Marine Patrols Partners with the US Coast Guard

Coeur d’ Alene, ID - During this upcoming Fourth of July holiday week you might see some different patrol vessels on Coeur d’Alene Lake. For the second year in a row, the United States Coast Guard is sending over two patrol ve...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

UPDATE-Two Missing Runaway Juveniles

Stateline, ID - UPDATE - On 6-27-19 at around 1:20 p.m. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the father of the two missing brothers advising that they have returned home. Deputies responded to the residence and conf...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

KCSO Looking for Two Missing/Runaway Juveniles

Stateline, ID - On 06-26-19 at around 3:30 p.m. the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two missing juveniles in the Stateline area. It was reported that Henry R. Heidecker, 14 years of age, and his brother Conner Heid...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

KCSO Responds to Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Post Falls, ID - On 06-22-19, at around 4:00p.m. the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Kootenai County Fire and Rescue responded to the 3600 block of S. Greensferry Road for a report of an injury motorcycle accident.

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

KCSO Announces Designated Internet Exchange Area

Coeur d'Alene, ID - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to conduct online-based transactions safely. In order to help support and promote safe internet market transactions there is formal signage in place at the ma...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Facebook Scam Alert-Publisher's Clearing House

FACEBOOK MESSAGE FROM PUBLISHER’S CLEARING HOUSE

A Kootenai County citizen received a message on Facebook Messenger from what they believed was a friend asking if they had received their money yet. The message told the citizen they had won the Pu...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

KCSO responds to fatal ATV crash in the National Forest.

Hayden, ID - On 06-12-19, at around 1:55 p.m. the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Northern Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to the area of FSR 206 and FSR 437, also known as Hayden Creek, for a report of an ATV accident.

Deputies arr...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force arrest felony subject after crime spree.

Rathdrum, ID - The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force assisted Rathdrum Police and Idaho State Police with apprehending a wanted felon after he went on a crime spree on Tuesday the 11th of June in Rathdrum. Devin R. Bischoff, a 29 year old mal...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

KCSO responds to body in the Spokane River

Post Falls, ID - On 6-10-19, at around 12:20 p.m. the Kootenai County Dive Rescue Team, Kootenai County Fire and Rescue and Post Falls Police Department were dispatched to a report of a body in the Spokane River near Greensferry Bay.

Dive Team mem...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Auto Burglary Tips

Coeur d’Alene, ID - With summer arriving to the area, more and more people are heading out to the local recreational areas to enjoy the outdoors. This leaves vehicles unattended in parking lots, some of which are rural. These unattended...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

KCSO Responds to Vessel in Distress Call

Coeur d’Alene, ID - On May 25th 2019, at around 8:25 p.m. Central Dispatch received a call via Marine 16, an emergency radio channel for marine operators, for a vessel in distress. They advised they were taking on water but did not give...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Memorial Day DUI Patrols Net 33 Arrests

Coeur d’Alene, ID- Over the Memorial Weekend Officers from Idaho State Police, Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Post Falls Police Department, Rathdrum Police Department, Spirit Lake Police Department and Kootenai County Sheriff&rsq...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Two Arrested for Trafficking, 20lbs of Marijuana and a Gun Seized.

Coeur d’Alene, ID- On May 21, 2019, at around 11:23 a.m., Deputies were conducting routine patrol and observed a vehicle not obeying some traffic laws.  During the contact, it was determined the vehicle contained illegal drugs. &nbs...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

KCSO Responds to Motorcycle Accident

Athol, ID- On May 20th 2019, at around 5:15 p.m. Central Dispatch received a call of a motorcycle accident near the intersection of FS Road 2707 and the Bunco Bypass. Multiple Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Timber Lake Fire ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Suspect in Custody after Burglary and Pursuit

Worley, ID: On May 10th at around 4:30 a.m. the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious circumstance at a residence in the Cave Bay area near the town of Worley, Idaho.  The caller reported that the lig...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

UPDATE-Train vs. Pedestrian

Hauser, ID - Kootenai County Detectives have identified the subject struck by a train near Hwy 53 and Pleasantview Road on 05/05/19, as Michael E. Hart a 42 year old male from Post Falls.  This incident is still an active investigation a...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

KCSO Responds to Train vs. Pedestrian

Hauser, ID:  On 05/05/19, at approximately 0002 hours, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police and Hauser Lake Fire responded to the area of W. Highway 53 and N. Pleasantview Rd. for a report of a train versus pedestrian.

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

KCSO Responds to Serious Injury Crash

Hayden, ID:  On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at about 2:45PM, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Kootenai County Fire and EMS responded to the intersection of N. Meyer Rd. and W. Hayden Ave. for a two vehicle crash with serious inju...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

KCSO Responds to News Articles

Coeur d’Alene, ID: During this past week, two local media outlets elected to run a news article on the termination of former KCSO Captain Dan Soumas. The news reports appear to be exclusively based on papers filed in a civil lawsuit that was fil...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Hoops for Heroes

Hoops for Heroes Flyer

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

What You Need to Know And How to Prepare for Spring Runoff

Kootenai County - “Not too long ago when we had the arctic cold fronts, we were informing the public on the signs of frostbite and hypothermia”, said Sandy Von Behren, Director of Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Man Charged With DUI After Breaking Through Ice on Hayden Lake

Hayden, ID: - Deputies arrested John W. Hamilton - 37 of Coeur d’Alene, ID for his second offense DUI after he drove out onto Hayden Lake and his car broke through the ice.

Yesterday, at approximately 10:10 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Honey...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Vehicle Pursuit in Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d’Alene, ID - On February 26th, 2019, at approximately 6:47PM, a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy located a vehicle previously reported as a suspicious person/vehicle who had been contacted by Coeur d’Alene Pol...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

UPDATE-KCSO Identifies Victim in Sunday's Fatal Shooting in Hayden

Hayden, ID: - The victim of yesterday’s shooting in the parking lot of the Tipsy Pine Bar has been identified as Michael “Topher” Christopher Clark- 45 of Hayden, ID. Clark appears to have been shot multiple times during the ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Early Morning Shooting Leaves One Dead

Hayden, ID – On February 24, 2019,at about 1:40 am, Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a bar located in the 8100 block of N. Government Way and Prairie Avenue for a reported shooting.

On scene, the deputies found a male vic...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

K9 Manus Laid to Rest

Kootenai County, ID-   On February 22nd, 2019, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office K9 Manus, was laid to rest after suffering medical issues.

K9 Manus began his career in 2013 with his K9 handler, Deputy Lyons.  During his...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Coldwell Banker and Mountain West Bank Donate to KCSO K9

Kootenai County, ID-   On February 6, 2019, Deputy Brock and K9 Bailey accepted a donation from Coldwell Banker and Mountain West Bank.  During the month of December, Coldwell Banker agents raised funds to donate to three separa...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Auto Burglary Suspects Arrested While Patrolling Neighborhoods

On January 29, 2019, at about 2:30AM deputies were patrolling the area of N. Strahorn Rd. and E. Miles Ave. and located three males acting suspicious.  One male stopped and was detained and the other two males fled and were located shortly after ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Arrested

Rathdrum, ID: On January 22, 2019, at approximately 7:57 pm, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 19000 block of N. Fantasy Loop near Rathdrum, ID for a wanted subject.  911 received a tip that Carl F. Boi...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

ESGR Presents KCSO with Seven Seals Award

Coeur d’Alene, ID:  The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the North Idaho Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Seven Seals Award today. This award recognizes the Sheriff’s Office fo...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

KCSO Investigates Fatality in the Spokane River

Post Falls, ID: - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality involving a vehicle that occurred along the beach area of S. Idaho St. and E. Anchor Way near Post Falls, ID. The driver, and only occupant of the vehicle, is a 5...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

2018 Holiday DUI Mobilization

Kootenai County, Idaho – Over the last two weeks the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office participated with a Holiday DUI emphasis patrol that was happening state wide.  During this time frame, which went from December 14th thru J...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Fatality Crash in Post Falls

Post Falls, ID - On December 31st, 2018, at approximately 10:05 PM, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash at W. Seltice Way and N. Beck Rd. near the City of Post Falls, ID.  The driver had struc...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

KCSO Detectives Identify Body Found Near Hayden Walmart

Hayden, ID - Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have identified the man found Monday near the Hayden Walmart as Michael R. Anderson -29 of Rathdrum, ID.

Yesterday, shortly after 8:00 a.m., deputies and medical personnel responded to a sm...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Burglary Suspects Arrested After Foot Chase

Hayden, ID - On December 18, 2018, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of N. Emerald Dr and N. Amethyst Dr for a report of a vehicle burglary.  A homeowner called in stati...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

KCSO Deputies Investigate Unattended Death Near Hayden Walmart

Hayden, ID: - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the unattended death of a body found in the wooded area near Walmart in Hayden.  Shortly after 8:00 a.m., deputies and medical personnel were dispatched to the wooded a...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Vehicle Pursuit in Coeur d'Alene Leads to Arrest of Wanted Person

Coeur d’Alene, ID - On December 7, 2018, at approximately 3:54 P.M., a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Detective assigned to the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force, located a wanted person, Mitchell C. Michael, 32, driving a vehi...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Winter Recreation/Travel Caution

Coeur d'Alene, 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 Department would like to remind all the r...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Lobby is now Open Fridays.

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho:

Starting Friday November 23, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office lobby will resume regular operating hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional days and hours of operation, or other Sheriff’s Office non-emergency ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

UPDATE-Missing & Endangered Teen Found Alive.

Hayden, Idaho: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office happy to announce 19 year old Kathryn “Katie” Ogle has been found alive just moments ago.

At approximately 4:55 p.m., thanks to information provided by a resident, searcher f...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

KCSO Searching for Missing/Endangered Person

Hayden, Idaho: Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a missing person in the Hayden area.

On November 1, 2018, at about 11:00 PM, Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 6900 block of E. Ohio M...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

KCSO & Multi-Agency SWAT Team Respond to Felony Domestic Violence

Post Falls, Idaho: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has arrested William P. Plummer, 44 of Post Falls, ID for Felony Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child and Attempted Strangulation.

On October 31.2018, at about 8:30 p.m., the Kootenai...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Update to Fatal Shooting Near Post Falls

Post Falls, Idaho: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased person in the October 29, 2018 shooting incident near Post Falls, ID as 24 year old Mitchell C. Payette of Post Falls, ID.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Home Invasion Leads to Fatal Shooting Near Post Falls

Post Falls, Idaho: This morning at 1:30 a.m., Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of a shooting inside a residence in the 900 block of S. Spokane St. near Post Falls, ID. Upon their arrival, deputies discov...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

KCSO Responds to Shooting

Post Falls, ID- On October 20, 2018, at approximately 6:45 PM, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls about a shooting on Gallatin Way near the city of Post Falls. It was reported that a single adult male had been shot.

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Man Suffers Gunshot Wound While Hunting

Kootenai County, ID – On October 15, 2018 at about 7:20 AM, Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies and EMS personnel responded to a wooded area off of Lamb Road and Bell Canyon Road near Harrison, Idaho for a reported hunting accident.

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Kootenai County Jail Expansion Opening Ceremony

For Immediate Release: Contact: PIO Det. D. Stinebaugh

September 27, 2018 208-758-1045 / 208-446-2236

sopio@kcgov.us

You’re invited to the Kootenai County Jail Expansion Opening Ceremony!

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: Sheriff Ben Wolfinger would l...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Lobby Closure on Fridays

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: Due to extreme and unplanned staffing shortages, as well as unfunded state and district court mandates effecting the Sheriff’s Office Civil and Records sections, the Sheriff’s Office Lobby will be tempor...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Kootenai County Multi-Agency Swat Team Responds to an Early Morning Domestic Disturbance Call

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested Seth D. Farwell -41 of Coeur d’Alene, ID for Domestic Battery and for Resisting and Obstructing Arrest. He has also been charged with the Intentional Destruc...

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