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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Career Opportunities With the Sheriff's Office

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Please click here for a number of short videos showing the openings we have at the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Undersheriff Dan Mattos Retiring

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After 27+ years of service to the Citizens of Kootenai County and the Employees of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, Undersheriff Dan Mattos is hanging up his handcuffs and will enjoy retirement. Dan Mattos has been in Law Enforcement for 40 ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Inmate Attempts to Escape Kootenai County Jail

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Kootenai County, ID:  On Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, at approximately 1:52 AM, inmate Jesse Spitzer made an attempt to escape from the Kootenai County Jail. 

Spitzer was in a one person cell when he was able to defeat his locked cell door. S...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Deputies Handle a Number of Auto Burglaries at Recreational Trail Heads

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Kootenai County, Idaho:  Over the past couple of days the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has handled several auto burglaries at Higgens Point Trail Head and Nettleton Gulch Trail Head.  The vehicles either had their windows b...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

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Sign Up to Receive Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Media Announcements to stay up to date with what is happening in your community in regards to public safety. Simply click here and choose the link to Press Releases under the Newsflash category to begin ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Inmate Attempts to Escape Kootenai County Jail

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Kootenai County, ID:  On Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, at approximately 1:52 AM, inmate Jesse Spitzer made an attempt to escape from the Kootenai County Jail. 

Spitzer was in a one person cell when he was able to defeat his locked cell door. S...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Kootenai County Deputies Investigate a Murder/Suicide

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Kootenai County, Idaho:  On March 20th 2022 at around 10:00 pm Kootenai County Deputies received a call of a welfare check.  It was initially reported that family members were not able to contact their parents and requested a ch...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Missing Female Located Deceased by Volunteer Search and Rescue Unit

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Kootenai County, ID:  On March 17, 2022 the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Search and Rescue Unit responded to the area of 4th of July Pass to assist in looking for Janelle M. Burchfield, who went missing on March 14, 2022. ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Sheriff to Hold Town Hall Meeting

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Hauser Lake, Idaho:  On Monday, March 21st at 6:00 pm Kootenai County Sheriff Robert B. Norris will be hosting a town hall meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Hauser Lake Fire Department which is located at 10728 N. Hauser Lake Roa...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Update: Shooting Columbine Ct - Post Falls Police Press Release

Francis D. Gunseor

Update February 14th

The suspect in this case has been identified as Francis D. Gunseor, a 35 year old residence of Coeur D Alene.  Gunseor is still in Kootenai Health under guard.  When he is released from thehospital, he will be transpo...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Shooting West 16th Ave - Post Falls Police Press Release

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Post Falls Idaho-  On February 1st at 12:50 P.M. Post Falls Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a resident of Post Falls reporting a shooting in the 100 block of West 16th in Post Falls.  Post Falls Police patrol uni...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Subject Arrested After Foot Pursuit Across a Frozen Lake

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Spirit Lake, Idaho:   On February 1, 2022 at around 2:30 pm, Kootenai County Sheriff Deputies and Officers from the Spirit Lake Police Department received a call of a suspicious person in the area of Nautical Loop and Hwy 41 trying to ge...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Deputies Save Driver After They Drive into the Lake

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Hayden, Idaho:  On January 27th, 2022 at around 10:00 pm, Deputy Cox was conducting some routine patrols at the Honeysuckle Boat Launch on Hayden Lake.  During the Security Check at the boat launch, he observed a vehicle travel into the ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Woodbridge Prowler

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POST FALLS, IDAHO – In the early morning hours of January 26th, 2022, the Post Falls Police Department was investigating a vehicle burglary where a firearm was stolen on Clearwater Loop.  During that investigation a nearby resident in W...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Officer Involved Shooting Near Dalton Elementary School

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Dalton Gardens, Idaho: On January 24th at around 2:00 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an armed suicidal person in a residence next to Dalton Elementary School. Once Deputies arrived on scene they beg...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

Sheriff Norris’ Holiday Message

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To my fellow Kootenai County residents:

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

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

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

KCSO Dive Team to Assist in Community Cleanup of Tubbs Hill

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

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Kokopelli Coffee Shooting

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

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Suspect Arrested After a Crime Spree and Shooting in Post Falls

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Kootenai County Sheriff is Looking for a Wanted Person

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Kootenai County SWAT Team Responds to Domestic Call with Shots Fired

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Kootenai County SWAT Team Responds to Barricaded Wanted Person

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Kootenai County Sheriff Traffic Team Investigates Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

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

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Rockford Bay Drowning Victim's Name Released

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Kootenai County Detectives have released the name of the drowning victim located in Rockford Bay on Sunday the 12th of September.  The male has been identified as Daniel J. Schroder, a 55 year old male from the Rockford Bay area. &a...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Update: ***Drowning Victim Located****

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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho:  On August 22nd 2021 at around 3:15 pm, the Kootenai County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from an occupant on a boat off of city beach on Lake Coeur d’Alene advising that someone was missing in the ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Kootenai County Dive and Sonar Teams Looking for Drowning Victim

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***Update to drowning victim search***

The search for the drowning victim will continue this morning with the Side Scan Sonar Team.  We ask that boaters avoid the area in front of City Beach all the way to NIC Beach.  

Again, if anyone wit...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

UPDATE-Arrest made in Spirit Lake homicide

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August 19th, 2021

 

On August 18th, 2021 at approximately 6:00 PM, the Benewah County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of John Dalton walking in the City of St....

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

KCSO Seeks Person of Interest in Homicide

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Spirit Lake, Idaho:   On August 16, 2021 at approximately 7:00 PM, the Spirit Lake Police Department responded to the 4000 block of W. Delaware St. in the City of Spirit Lake, ID for a welfare check. Friends and family requested a check ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Deputies Handle a Number of Auto Burglaries at Recreational Trail Heads

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Kootenai County, Idaho:  Over the past couple of days the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has handled several auto burglaries at Higgens Point Trail Head and Nettleton Gulch Trail Head.  The vehicles either had their windows b...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Sheriff to Speak at Optional Form of Government Meeting

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Why the study commission should not recommend taking away the elected County Sheriff position from the citizens as well as the other elected positions.

The Sheriff will discuss his experiences with "hired" vs. elected positions, why he believes r...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

New Extended ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane River

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For Immediate Release:Contact: marine@kcgov.us 208-446-1300New Extended ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane RiverCoeur d’ Alene, Idaho: As of July 12th, 2021, the ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane River near the mou...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Update to Missing Person on the CDA River

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Kootenai County Marine Patrols will continue to search for a missing Shoshone County resident believed to have drowned on the CDA River near Kilarney Lake.  The male has been identified as Kevin L. Walker, a 45 year old male from Kellogg, Idaho. ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

International Scammers Fraudulently Representing Themselves as the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office

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Coeur d’ Alene, ID:  Sheriff Robert B. Norris advises several citizens in Kootenai County have reported receiving phone calls from people, representing themselves as Deputy Sheriffs, advising they have arrest warrants for the person cal...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Male Arrested after Several our Standoff with SWAT Team

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Hayden, Idaho:  On July 3rd at around 8:35 p.m. Deputies responded to 8967 Runkle Road for a report of a domestic between a female and male.  Upon contact with the victim, it was learned the male had physically battered her and attempted...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Sheriff partners with other local Law Enforcement and Fire Chiefs due to Fire Danger

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Coeur d’ Alene, ID:  Sheriff Robert B. Norris, with other Chiefs of Police and Kootenai County Fire Chiefs, to hold press conference about local fire danger.  Due to the upcoming 4th of July holiday and present extreme fire dan...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office to Host Community Fire Preparedness Meeting

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Hayden, ID – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, partnered with the Kootenai County Fire Chiefs Association, Idaho Department of Lands, and Office of Emergency Management are hosting a Community Preparedness meeting on 07-08-21 at the Kootenai County Of...

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