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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

Kootenai County Career Fair June 15, 2021!

Career Fair June 2021

Kootenai County is hiring and we would like to meet you! Learn about the current job opportunities and the great benefits offered by the County.

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

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

Sheriff Bob Norris

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: 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 ro...

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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

Sheriff Bob Norris

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

Sheriff Bob Norris

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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Posted on: September 24, 2020

KCSO Responds to a Vehicle vs Building Accident in Hayden

Hayden, ID: On September 24th 2020, at around 1:50 am, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Northern Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a vehicle that lost control and ran into a business on Government Way.

It was determined that ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

KCSO Search for Missing Person in Harrison Area - UPDATE #2

Harrison, ID:  On September 22, 2020, at around 9:30 am, a homeowner in the area of S. Lake Ridge Road called and advised that they had located Sandra K. Lockhart, a missing female from 9-21-20.  It was reported that Sandra walked up to ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

KCSO Search for Missing Person in Harrison Area - UPDATE

Harrison, ID: Search crews continued to search throughout the night for Sandra K. Lockhart, who walked away from her residence on Hwy 3 between Harrison and Medimont on 09-21-2020.  Crews used drones, dog teams from the KCSO Volunteer Se...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

KCSO Search for Missing Person in the Harrison Area

Harrison, ID: On 09-21-2020, at around 4:30 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person off of Hwy 3 in the Harrison area.  It was reported that Sandra K. Lockhart, a 67 year old female from the Harris...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Central Dispatch Center Evacuates

Coeur d’Alene, ID:  On September 18th at around 7:00 pm, information was received from the Central Dispatch Center of an incident involving the fire suppression system.  It was reported the Dry-Chem fire suppression system acti...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Extra Patrols are Scheduled as Schools Open Next Week

Kootenai County, ID:  Several area schools started this week with the remaining schools opening next week.  The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind drivers to slow down in the school zones.  Speed lim...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

KCSO Responds to Airplane Crass

Hayden, ID: On September 6, 2020, at about 8:50 P.M., Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Northern Lakes Fire Department personnel responded to the 5000 block of E. Lancaster Rd. in Hayden Idaho (Near English Point Rd.) for a ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

KCSO Responds to Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Post Falls, ID:  On 09/05/20, at approximately 1620 hours, several Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, along with the KCSO Traffic Team, Kootenai Fire/Rescue, and Post Falls Highway District responded to the 1800 Block o...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

KCSO Responds To One Vehicle DUI Accident

Rathdrum, ID:  On September 2nd at 4:30 pm, Kootenai County Deputies and Kootenai Fire and Rescue responded to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Idaho Road and Burlington Road.  It was initially reported that the sole occupan...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Kootenai County Jail Update on Covid-19 Positive Numbers

Coeur d’Alene, ID:  The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received updated results from the last round of Covid-19 tests from both inmates and staff.  We are pleased to announce that there are no inmates that are curre...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Sheriff Locates Stolen Vehicle

Dalton Gardens, ID: On August 21st, 2020, at about 9:10 A.M., Sheriff Wolfinger was traveling on Dalton Avenue east of Government Way and observed a black Nissan Pathfinder almost collide head-on with another vehicle and swerve into the bike lane. &nb...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

KCSO Responds to T-Bone Accident That Goes Into a Residence

Hayden, ID:  On August 15th at around 12:35 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Northern Lake Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of Wyoming and Government way for a two vehicle T-bone accident.  It was repor...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

KCSO Investigating Pedestrian Hit and Run Leads to Arrest

Hayden, ID:  On August 14, 2020, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested James D. Estes, a 43 year old male from Hayden, Idaho in reference to a hit and run accident that occurred on the 9th of December 2019.  Estes has b...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Inmates and Staff Test Positive for Covid-19 at Kootenai County Jail

Coeur d’Alene, ID:  This morning the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received results from some Covid-19 tests that were completed last week. There are currently 28 total Covid-19 positive results out of an inmate population ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

KCSO Responds to Boat Fire on CDA Lake

Harrison, ID:  On August 4th at around 3:00 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a boat that exploded and there were occupants in the water near the Conklin Park Marina.  Patrol Deputies, Marine Deputie...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

KCSO Responds to Overdose Calls

Kootenai County, ID:  On August 2, 2020, at around 2:00 am, Deputies and medical were dispatched to the Kon Tiki bar in the Stateline Village reference to an overdose.  It was reported a female was found in the bathroom incoherent and ha...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Bus Crash Injures Several in Harrison Area

Harrison, ID:  On July 19th at around 5:35 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident involving a bus on Asbury Road off of Hwy 97.  It was reported the bus was wedged between trees ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Panhandle Health Approved Mandatory Mask Order

Coeur d’Alene, ID:  On July 23, 2020, the Board of Health for the Panhandle Health District approved an order making face masks mandatory in Kootenai County.  For specifics about the order and the exceptions to wearing a mask, ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

DMV Vehicle Registration Office in Post Falls Closed

Post Falls, ID: Due to a Covid 19 issue, Vehicle Licensing or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in Post Falls is closed. All appointments to the Post Falls Office for Vehicle Licensing has been re-routed to the Coeur d’Alene Vehicle Lice...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Juvenile Female Killed by Falling Tree

Hayden, ID:  On July 15th 2020, at around 4:15 pm, The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Northern Lake Fire Department responded to a report of a trauma along the shoreline of Hayden Lake near English Point Trail Head.

Units arrived o...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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