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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Male Dies in Hayden Residential Fire

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Hayden, Idaho:  On September 24th, 2022 at approximately 10:14 pm, Central Dispatch received a report of a residential structure fire, located in the 2100 block of W. James Crowe Dr. in the City of Hayden, ID.

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Sheriff, Commissioners Tout Record Safe Season on Water

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Kootenai County, Idaho:  Sheriff Robert Norris, Commissioners Bill Brooks, Leslie Duncan and Chris Fillios acknowledged the KCSO Marine Team on Thursday for ensuring one of the safest seasons on record. The traditional summer season starts Memori...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

SWAT Arrests Suspect for Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping

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Hayden, Idaho:  On August 10th, 2022 at approximately 4:24 pm, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic violence incident inside a residence in the 8900 block of Neufeld Rd, in the City of Hayden, Idaho. ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Deputy Needs Assistance

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A 35 year old Kootenai County Deputy Sheriff has recently suffered a stroke and needs assistance. Deputy Yvonne Cress and her husband welcomed the birth of their child 2 months ago. Deputy Yvonne Cress, a U.S. Navy Veteran, has been with the Sheriff&r...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

KCSO to host National Night Out in 2022

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Hayden, Idaho:  The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with other local public service entities, is hosting this year’s National Night Out event again at the McIntire Family Park on August 2, 2022.  The ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Kootenai County Coroner Releases the Identity of the 14 Year Old Drowning Victim

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The Kootenai County Coroner has released the identity of the 14 year old drowning victim that happened on July 16th on the Spokane River at Corbin Park.  The victim has been identified as Jack Henry, a 14 year old from Spokane Washington.&nbs...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Drowning on the Spokane River at Corbin Park

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The following information is preliminary and subject to change as the incident is currently under investigation.  Events in this press release may change as the investigation progresses. 

Near Post Falls, Idaho: On July 16th, 202...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Kootenai County Detectives Trying to Identify Deceased Male

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Rathdrum, Idaho:   In April of 2022, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office responded to the wooded area of Hwy 53 and Greensferry Road near the Paintball Field for an unattended death.  The Kootenai County Sheriff&r...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

DUI Task Force and Kootenai County Marine Deputies Ramp Up DUI Patrols

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Kootenai County, Idaho:  Starting Friday, July 1st 2022, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division in conjunction with the North Idaho DUI Task force will be conducting extra patrols on the water and around Kootenai County&am...

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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: 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

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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 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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