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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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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.

Non-essential busin...

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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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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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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.

Details on...

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

On Wednesda...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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