Coeur D'Alene Police Department

  • Agency: Coeur D'Alene Police Department
  • Address: 3818 N Schreiber Way, Coeur D'Alene, 83814 ID
  • Chief: Wendy Carpenter (Chief of Police)
Phone: 208-769-2320
Fax: (208) 769-2307

Coeur D'Alene Police Department is located at 3818 N Schreiber Way, Coeur D'Alene, 83814 ID. The Chief of Police of the department is Wendy Carpenter. The Coeur D'Alene Police Department phone number is 208-769-2320.

Coeur D'Alene Police Department News

Coeur d’Alene Police responded to a burglary in progress where a home owner came home and found two men stealing items from inside his house. Both men fled on foot and hid out nearby. As Police arrived a third male was found a block away in a running vehicle setup as a getaway driver. With the help of K9 HALO the other two men were apprehended a short time later. One male was found hiding in a tree on an adjacent property to the victims, and the second male was found two blocks away underneath a deck of an unrelated house. All three males were arrested and Police recovered over $6400 in stolen property. #losingathideandseek

Officer Bangs and his partner K9 Halo just completed a six week Idaho State Narcotic certification course with a passing score of 100%. K9 Halo is now certified in the State of Idaho to find Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cocaine and Marijuana. Just prior to this course he attended a 7 week Certification course in K9 apprehension in Mesa, AZ. Officer Bangs and K9 Halo dedicated 13 weeks of long and hard work to better serve the citizens of Coeur d’Alene. Congratulations K9 Team!

We are looking for the public's help identifying human remains that were discovered in September. On September 3, 2017, Coeur d'Alene Police responded to the rock quarry located on W Kathleen Ave for human remains that were located near the bottom. The remains had been in the quarry for approximately two to three years. Detectives have been able to determine the remains belonged to a Caucasian male between 30 and 50 years old. The male had a smaller to average build and was missing several teeth. Additionally, one top front tooth was turned sideways. The clothing found with the male was a dark colored Nike t-shirt and tan and brown Russell brand athletic type shorts. The attached forensic sketch is a rendering of what the male may have looked like. Anyone with information about the identity of this male is encouraged to contact Detective Jacob Rodgers with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department at 208-769-2320.

Current Stolen Vehicles

Snow is here and more is on the way! The Coeur d'Alene Police Department would like to remind citizens that City Code 12.24.010 requires property and businesses owners to remove the snow from the sidewalks abutting their property in a timely manner. Also, please don’t push the snow to the street. Clearing the sidewalks makes the walking conditions for pedestrians significantly safer because they aren't forced to walk in the streets. Thank you and please be safe.

Congratulations Patrol Academy graduates! You have worked hard on this important achievement. As you fulfill your law enforcement duties you are wished the very best!

Every year, the Coeur d’Alene Police Department is able to participate in the annual Holidays and Heroes program partly because of the generous donations by local citizens and businesses. The donations we receive are used to help provide gifts and food for families in need during the Christmas season. Among the donations we have received this year is $3000.00 from the Idaho Forest Group. We are grateful to Idaho Forest Group for their support of this important program and to too all those who have donated. On behalf of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, thank you.

Tomorrow December 5th @ 6:00 P.M. will be our last Winter Driving Class. We have 15 spots avaliable. Please call 208-769-2319 to sign up.

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department would like to congratulate Lee Brainard, Jeff Walther and Johann Schmidt for their recent promotions. On November 30, Lee Brainard was promoted to Captain and will lead the patrol division. Additionally, Jeff Walther was promoted to Lieutenant and Johann Schmitz was promoted to Sergeant. Both will also be working in the patrol division. We’re fortunate to have great personnel at CDAPD and we look forward to working with them in the future.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of a Coeur d’Alene robbery suspect. On October 22, 2017, shortly after midnight, three females were walking through McEuen Park in Downtown Coeur d’Alene when an unknown male suspect forcibly stole a purse from one of the females. The suspect was described as a male, approximately 5’10”, average build and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The victim’s purse was later found, but missing personal property. A credit card belonging to the victim was later used at a business in Spokane Valley. The male seen in the attached video and still photos is a person of interest in this ongoing investigation. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should submit the tip via their internet website http://www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org or mobile app https://www.p3tips.com. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward. Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes. It is not affiliated with law enforcement. Full Disclosure of reward requirements is available at http://www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.

Come on down to the Resort Plaza Shops to enter our free drawing for a football autographed by Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien and try out the BEER GOGGLES that simulate alcohol impairment! We'll be there until after the parade tonight!

The Coeur d’Alene Police Officer Association is once again holding their annual toy drive to collect toys for area Children’s Hospitals. Your generous gifts can make a big difference to local kids being treated. Donated toys and other items help comfort kids and ease their fear and anxiety. A child waking up after surgery with a new stuffed animal by their side, or receiving a new toy on birthdays or holidays can make difficult time a little more special for a child. Our goal is to fill a 12 foot x 8 foot enclosed trailer with toys to distribute to various hospitals including Kootenai Health and Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. We appreciate your generosity and helping to make kids smile! We will be collecting toys on Saturday, December 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Hayden Walmart

Coeur d’Alene Police are asking for your help in identifying a person of interest in a strong armed robbery. On October 22, 2017, shortly after midnight, three females were walking through McEuen Park in Downtown Coeur d’Alene when an unknown male suspect forcibly stole a purse from one of the females. The suspect was described as a male, approximately 5’10”, average build and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The victim’s purse was later found, but missing personal property. A credit card belonging to the victim was later used at a business in Spokane Valley. The male seen in the attached video and still photos is a person of interest in this ongoing investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at (208) 769-2320 or e-mail policetips@cdaid.org. Lieutenant Bill McLeod Coeur d’Alene Police Department (208) 769-2320

2017 HOLIDAYS AND HEROES ‘Tis the season! The annual Holidays and Heroes event is scheduled at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls for December 10, 2017 Police officers and firefighters volunteer their time to make this event special and are happy to work in partnership with businesses, civic groups, and citizens in the surrounding area. We are working to make Christmas a little bit brighter for less fortunate children. To create another successful year of holiday magic for hundreds of local children, cash and food items are now being accepted by participating law enforcement and emergency service agencies. As more donations are provided, we are able to help additional children and families. ‘Holidays and Heroes’ is still accepting cash donations and food items, which can be dropped off at the Coeur d’Alene Police Department located at 3818 N Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene. If there are other ways you would like to contribute to this event, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 208-769-2320.

This is the last day of the "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign. Please donate to this worth cause, and help us beat cancer (as well as the Airway Fire Department who is currently leading the challenge). http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=46499540&fr_id=89243&pg=personal

Today at approximately 4:45 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Police Officers responded to the 2800 block of N 15th St for a robbery that just occurred. The victim, a 91 year old female, had just parked her car and was getting out when she was approached by a white male. The male grabbed the victim’s purse and after a very brief struggle, took off running. The victim was taken to Kootenai Health for minor injuries sustained during this incident. The suspect was described as a thin white male, between 5’08” and 6’00” tall. He was wearing a dark colored baseball hat and a dark colored jacket or sweatshirt. He was last seen northbound on 15th St in a tan colored SUV. The attached photographs are a person of interest in this investigation. Anyone with information about this person’s identity or any other information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department immediately.

Due to the number of people who’ve already signed up for one of our Winter Driving classes, we have added two additional classes to our schedule. The additional classes will be held on Saturday November 11th at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday November 29th at 6:00 p.m.

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department and Les Schwab Tires will again be presenting Winter Driving Classes at the CDA Police Department. The classes will last approximately an hour and a half and will be on the following dates: Saturday October 28th at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday November 1st at 6:00 p.m. Saturday November 4th at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday November 7th at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday November 15th at 6:00 p.m. Thursday November 16th at 6:00 p.m. Whether you are new to winter driving or just need a refresher on what to do when the roads turn icy, this class is for you. We will talk about driving in the snow, avoiding crashes, staying safe in the event of a crash, and what to do if you become stranded. There is no cost to attend and the first 30 people registered for each class will receive a free ice scrapper courtesy of Les Schwab Tires. Also, an attendee from each class will be randomly selected to win an Emergency Roadside Kit (also provided by Les Schwab). To register to attend, please email Officer Nick Knoll @ winterdriving@cdaid.org or call the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at 208-769-2319 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

**UPDATE** Chief White is currently leading the pack in donations for the American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign, but we still need your help! Help us show that the residents of Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho care about providing service to victims of cancer by donating at this link: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/lwhite SUPPORT NEEDED! REAL MEN WEAR PINK! Chief Lee White is participating in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign! According to the latest statistics from the American Cancer Society, invasive breast cancer will affect approximately 12% of all women sometime during their life with an estimated 252,710 new cases diagnosed this year alone. The Real Men Wear Pink campaign raises money to support cancer initiatives, including early detection and prevention, funding research, and giving patients support wherever and whenever they need it the fight against cancer. Locally, The American Cancer Society provided 2,201 services to 582 patients that reside in Kootenai County and Spokane. Of these 587 people, 377 were recently diagnosed with cancer and 84 were uninsured or on Medicaid GET INVOLVED! Chief White is one of six candidates for the Real Men Wear Pink of the Inland Empire, working to raise $25,000. Please go to the following link to donate to this worthy cause and support those who’ve been affected by breast cancer.http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?fr_id=89243&pg=personal&px=46499540

Since October 6, 2017, the Coeur d’Alene Police Department has received reports of three threatening incidents involving Lake City High School and students who attend Lake City High School. Detectives with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, working in conjunction with School District 271 and administrators with Lake City High School have exhaustively investigated all three incidents. We have been able to identify suspects for two of these incidents and have taken appropriate action. The first incident, which occurred on Friday October 6th, involved a photograph that was perceived as a threat. The photograph was posted to Snapchat with derogatory comments directed toward Lake City High School students. The juvenile suspect involved in this incident was identified and is facing disciplinary action through the school district. Criminal charges were not applicable in this case. The second incident, reported on Sunday October 8th, involved an anonymous threatening message posted to a separate social media app. The threat was directed toward a female student and Lake City High School. Detectives are continuing to follow up with leads related to this incident. The third incident, which occurred on October 11th, involved an anonymous threatening message and a separate picture with a threatening caption. Through the course of the investigation, Detectives learned both were posted by the same suspect. The juvenile male was identified as a Lake City High School student and has been arrested and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. His is facing four misdemeanor counts of Using the Telephone to Terrify, Threaten, or Harass – Idaho code 18-6710. School threats are extremely serious and, as in the past, we will continue to fully investigate each incident. We would like to remind parents to be vigilant in monitoring your child’s use of social media applications.

Throughout the day today, Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives along with School Resource Officers have continued investigating the anonymous threat directed at a female Lake City High School student. At this time we have not found any information indicating this is a credible threat. We are currently working with the involved social media applications to identify and locate the person responsible. We encourage parents and families to discuss internet safety and to be aware of the various social media applications being used by their children. Parents should take reasonable safety precautions to limit communication to people they know and trust. Parents should also be extremely cautious of anonymous social media applications as they are often used for cyber bullying and other dangerous contacts. This is still an active investigation. Anyone, including students, with information related to this incident should contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department immediately. You can remain anonymous if you wish.

On October 8, 2017 at 10:45 p.m., the Coeur d’Alene Police Department was notified about threats made to shoot a female student at school today. The student received the threat via social media after refusing to send a nude photograph to the anonymous suspect. The suspect deliberately chose social media apps that would hide his/her identity. At this time, Coeur d’Alene Police Detectives are working to identify and locate this suspect. As always, the safety of area students is our top priority. Threats are always treated seriously and fully investigated. Administrators with School District 271 and Lake City High School have been notified and are working in conjunction with law enforcement. Throughout the day there will be additional police officers at area schools, including Lake City High School, looking for any suspicious activity. This is an active investigation. Anyone, including students, with information related to this incident should contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department immediately. You can remain anonymous if you wish.

On October 4, 2017 at about 7:00 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Police Officers responded to 1583 W Dalton Ave, Coeur d’Alene Montessori School, for a report of a bullet hole in the west wall of the school. It is believed someone may have shot at the school from a vehicle travelling northbound on Ramsey Rd. Detectives determined the incident occurred at about 10:30 pm last night while the school was unoccupied based on reports from residents in the area who heard a noise consistent with a gunshot at approximately that time. While processing the scene, detectives recovered a small caliber bullet that appeared to have penetrated the exterior wall of the school and lodged in an interior wall. A shell casing was found in the roadway on Ramsey Rd. There is no suspect information at this time. This is an active investigation and anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department.