Update: Burglary Interrupted by Homeowners

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a burglary in progress call in the 11400 block of East Krueger Lane in Spokane County.  Deputies responded quickly and located 23-year-old Ethan L. Burrow and arrested him for 5 felony charges. This incident started on July 30th, 2014 at approximately 6 p.m. when the victims returned to […]

Scammers Using Avista’s Name to try and Gain Quick Cash‏

Spokane Police and Avista are teaming up to help protect citizens from becoming the victims of a new wave of scams. The Spokane Police Department has received several reports from local businesses that a person, claiming to be from Avista, has called and demanded money in order to keep power from being shut off.  SPD […]

Scammers Using Avista’s Name to try and Gain Quick Cash‏

” Spokane Police and Avista are teaming up to help protect citizens from becoming the victims of a new wave of scams. The Spokane Police Department has received several reports from local businesses that a person, claiming to be from Avista, has called and demanded money in order to keep power from being shut off.  […]

Fire Mobilization Authorized for the Watermelon Hill Fire

 State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Watermelon Hill Fire, in Spokane County, near Cheney, WA.  Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on July 19, 2014, at 7:30 pm at the request […]

Teen Boys Find Intoxicated Man On Couch

<div style=”color: #444444;”>Yesterday, July 17<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><sup>th</sup></span>, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies Kiehn, Dodge, Walker and Nelson responded to a trespasser call near the area of 13400 E. 12th.  The 15-year-old complainant reported a male had broken into his house and was sitting on his couch drinking alcohol.  The complainant reported he and his 15-year-old friend armed themselves with a knife and locked themselves in the basement.</div> <div style=”color: #444444;”></div> <div style=”color: #444444;”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the suspect, 44-year-old George Martin, sitting in the living room watching television.  There was also a large bottle of whiskey on the table next to him.  After Martin was detained, deputies asked him if he knew where he was.  Martin said he was at 1802 W. Gardner.  He said he had ridden his bicycle to the residence. </span></div> <div style=”color: #444444;”></div> <div style=”color: #444444;”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Deputy Kiehn asked Martin how he got inside the house and with a confused look Martin said â€œmaybe I shimmied through that window”.  The window was several feet above the ground and sealed with duct tape.  Deputy Kiehn asked Martin who he was there to see and he said â€œJeanie”.  There was obviously no Jeanie at the residence. </span></div> <div style=”color: #444444;”></div> <div style=”color: #444444;”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Deputy Kiehn spoke with the complainant’s 15-year-old friend who said he had walked inside to see what time it was when he found Martin drinking on the couch.  He told his friend Martin was inside his house and they both asked Martin to leave multiple times.  Martin refused.  The complainant was not able to find anything missing from the house and figured Martin came in through the unlocked front door.</span></div> <div style=”color: #444444;”></div> &nbsp; <ul> <li><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Martin was booked into jail for 1<span style=”font-size: xx-small;”><sup>st</sup></span> Degree Criminal Trespass.</span></li> </ul> &nbsp; <div style=”color: #444444;”></div> <div style=”color: #444444;”><span style=”font-family: ‘Script MT Bold’, cursive; font-size: large;”>Deputy Craig Chamberlin</span></div> <div style=”color: #444444;”><span style=”font-size: medium;”>Spokane County Sheriff’s Office</span></div>

Deputy Saves Newborns Life

” This morning, July 18th, 2014, at 1:38 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Watts heard a medics/ambulance call for service near the 1200 block of South Fox Road.  In the broadcast, information was relayed that a female had delivered a baby and that the baby was not breathing. Deputy Watts was near the call, […]

Estimated $100,000 In Damage To Commercial Building

” Estimated $100,000 In Damage To Commercial Building On July 12th, 2014, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Chan Erdman responded to the old Chung Hua Garden, located at 18203 E. Sprague, on a commercial burglary call.  The new owner of the building said the last time he was there was approximately two weeks prior and the […]

Fire Mobilization Authorized for the Stokes Road Fire

” Fire Mobilization Authorized for the Stokes Road Fire State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Stokes Road Fire, in Okanogan County, near Twisp, WA.  Washington State Patrol Deputy Chief Curt Hattell authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on […]

Highland 2 Fire Update

“July 9, 2014 10 PM Highland 2 Fire Update Information Contacts: Jeff Sevigney WSP NEWS FROM THE FIRELINE: The Highland fire started at 9:30 AM, the fire was approved for state mobilization at 10:30 AM which allowed for additional resources to be deployed from around the state. The Spokane County Incident Management Team assumed command […]