Spokane Valley Police Department

  • Agency: Spokane Valley Police Department
  • Address: 12710 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, 99216 WA
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Spokane Valley Police Department is located at 12710 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, 99216 WA. The Spokane Valley Police Department phone number is (509) 456-2233.

Spokane Valley Police Department News

In honor of Veterans Day we say “Thank You” to all Veterans for your service and sacrifice. Your Patriotism, Courage, Honor, and willingness to stand in defense of our Country and our Freedoms is not taken for granted, it is cherished and admired. You and your families have sacrificed so much to ensure our Country stands strong. We say, “Thank You” on Veterans Day but know your service is remembered every day and we are so grateful you chose to stand for all of us.

Detectives Investigate Report of a Suspicious Male Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the report of a male who attempted to contact a young child this morning in the 1000 block of N. Woodward in Spokane Valley. The child fled and reported the incident at school. ### On November 8, 2018 at approximately 9:50 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Broadway Elementary for the report of a strange male who attempted to contact a child who was riding a bike to school. The child fled from the male and reported the incident to school officials who immediately reported the information to law enforcement. The male is described as a white male with a beard, a hoop nose ring, approximately 40 years-old, wearing a blue puffy coat, black pants, black shoes, and a hunting type hat. No vehicle was mentioned or observed. Deputies began contacting neighbors in the area but at this time have not located any witnesses. Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation, work to identify this male, and determine his intentions. Investigators ask anyone who has surveillance cameras, with possible video footage of the area, to review the video for images of a male matching this description or of this incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Nate Bohanek at 509-477-3223, reference #10156988.

Human Remains Found Near Transient Camp off I-90 Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the discovery of human remains in the area of a transient camp just off I-90, near the Hwy. 902/Medical Lake Exit. ### On November 8, 2018, just prior to 10:00 a.m., Washington State Department of Transportation employees located human remains while checking on a transient camp near I-90. The remains appear to be of an adult male and are in an advanced state of decomposition. Spokane County Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to conduct an investigation to determine what occurred or if any criminal activity was involved. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the decedent, along with cause and manner of death, once the remains have been positively identified and it is appropriate to do so. This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Disorderly Suspect Takes a Swing and Receives a Ride to Jail A disorderly subject, who had been reported several times throughout the evening, attempted to hit a Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy early yesterday morning. He was eventually taken into custody and charged with Assault 3rd Degree, a felony. ### On November 6, 2018, at approximately 5:45 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call for service regarding a disorderly male inside the Holiday Inn Express located at 9222 E. Mission in Spokane Valley. Employees informed the responding Deputies the male, later identified as 25-year-old Tanner J. Perkins, was not a patron of the hotel and he was eating the breakfast foods put out for the hotel guests. They had asked Perkins to leave but he refused and began yelling at the staff. Deputies realized Perkins had previously been reported as a disorderly subject several times throughout the evening at different locations in the general area. Deputy Lundgren and Deputy Hoff contacted Perkins and asked him to leave the property several times. After Perkins failed to leave, the Deputies ordered him to leave and, with the assistance of Deputy Wall, escorted him outside and into the parking lot. Perkins, who appeared to be exhibiting signs of illegal drug use, continued to loiter and began to ramble, pace back and forth, and appeared to become more agitated. He became verbally confrontational and started to walk away but would stop periodically, turn around, point his finger, and walk away again. Perkins walked over toward the driver’s side of the patrol car and spit toward it. Despite orders to keep moving and leave the property, he appeared to spit toward the patrol car again before he started to walk off and then stopped. Deputy Wall approached Perkins continuing to tell him to leave the property. Perkins bent over and picked up a bag, similar to a lunch bag, and swung it toward Deputy Wall’s face. Deputy Wall extended his arm to defend himself as Perkins swung his fist, slightly grazing Deputy Wall who had moved to avoid the assault. Deputy Wall pushed Perkins back, told him to get on the ground and that he was under arrest. Perkins did not follow the commands and squared off, continuing his aggressive behavior, as Deputy Wall drew his Taser. With Perkins’ decision to continue to disobey commands and remain aggressive, Deputy Wall deployed the Taser causing Perkins to fall to the ground. Deputy Hoff and Deputy Lundgren moved in and placed Perkins in handcuffs without further incident. When Perkins was advised of the assault charge, he told Deputy Wall that was his toughest test yet and then stated, “Man that thing really worked bro.” Medics were requested to respond to the scene but Perkins refused any treatment. Perkins was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Assault 3rd Degree.

If you stopped by the Starbucks off N Sullivan Rd and E Valleyway Ave in Spokane Valley between 9 and 11am today, you may have gotten a surprise with your coffee. Today was Coffee with a Cop and Starbucks put some of the deputies from the Spokane Valley Precinct to work! The Starbucks staff had us working the drive-thru window, learning how to make some coffee, and prepping coffee cups. Thank you, Starbucks for having us, it was a blast and we hope to do this again in the future!

Did you know every 2 weeks Deputy Craig answers your questions on Facebook live?! Today (11/7/2018) at 9:00am on the Fox 28 News and Entertainment Facebook page see Deputy Craig and have your questions answered! Submit your questions online at http://fox28spokane.com/ask-deputy-craig/ or ask him directly on the Facebook live feed. Did we mention if your question is chosen you also have the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card?! Make sure you tune in and have fun asking questions and interacting with Deputy Craig!

K9 Gunnar Assists Deputies Arrest Burglar of an Occupied Home Who Fails to Surrender Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a homeowner reporting she was home alone and noticed someone was inside her residence. Arriving Deputies ensured the victim was safe and quickly secured the scene. The suspect barricaded himself inside the master bed/bath room where K9 Gunnar aided in his safe apprehension. ### On November 5, 2018, at approximately 2:10 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a residence located in the 16000 block of E. 5th Ave. in Spokane Valley. The homeowner stated she walked upstairs from the basement to the master bedroom and noticed dresser drawers where open and had been ransacked. She also heard noises coming from someone still inside her residence. She returned to the basement and barricaded herself in room and called 9-1-1. Arriving Deputies contacted the victim in the front yard of the residence and ensured she was safe. With permission, Deputies entered the residence and began to search for the suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Cody M. Sutton. The entire home was cleared with the exception of the master bedroom where Deputies found the door was locked from the inside. Hearing loud noises coming from the room, several commands for Sutton to peacefully surrender went unanswered. With Sutton failing to answer or surrender, and not knowing if he was armed with a weapon while he remained barricaded inside behind a locked door, Deputy Jason Hunt and his partner K9 Gunnar were called to the scene to assist. Several K9 announcements, advising Sutton a K9 would be used to search the home and he needed to surrender or he would be bitten, were ignored. With Sutton’s decision to ignore commands to surrender, the bedroom door was breached and K9 Gunnar was deployed into the room. K9 Gunnar searched and alerted on the closed and locked bathroom door. Again, K9 announcements were given but Sutton continued to make the poor decision to ignore commands and peacefully surrender. The bathroom door was breached and K9 Gunnar was deployed. K9 Gunnar quickly located Sutton attempting to hide on top of the vanity and made contact with him. Sutton remained defiant and would not follow commands to show his hands and surrender. K9 Gunnar removed Sutton from the vanity causing him to fall to the ground where he started to follow commands and was safely taken into custody. Sutton told Deputy Hunt he is a meth/heroin user and he had been awake for 4 days. He heard the K9 warnings but he wanted to call his girlfriend and chose not to surrender, believing he would somehow get away. Sutton was provided medical attention prior to being transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Residential Burglary.

Detectives Seek Additional Victims/Witnesses of Suspect Following/Grabbing Young Females Spokane Valley Sexual Assault Unit (SAU) Detectives are investigating reports of a suspect following, grabbing and taking video of young females at stores. Investigators believe there are potential victims who have not yet reported this activity and are encouraging potential victims to come forward. ### On November 5, 2018, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Detective Kevin Richey began following up on reports of a strange male who had reportedly been following, recording and in some instances, grabbing young females at the Spokane Valley Wal Mart located at 15727 E. Broadway in Spokane Valley. One of the reported incidents occurred on November 1, 2018, where the suspect approached a 12-year-old female and her sister as they were looking at toys. The male, later identified as 29-year-old Michael A. Streeter, was holding a cell phone in his hand and appeared to be recording the young girls. Streeter reached with his other hand grabbing the 12-year-old victim’s buttocks. Frightened, the girls ran away and told their mom who was a couple aisles away. The incident was immediately reported to the store loss prevention and Spokane Valley Deputies who responded to the store to investigate. During the investigation, it was learned a similar incident had occurred where a male followed a mother and her two daughters (15 & 20 years old) through the store. He was holding a phone in his hand and would move so close to them it caused them to fear for their safety and leave the store. The mother noticed the same male in the store a couple days later and she took photos of the male and reported the information. Streeter was contacted at his work which is in the same general area of Wal Mart. He was immediately recognized as the suspect observed in the store surveillance video and the picture that was provided. Streeter was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail following the interview. He is currently being held on a charge of Child Molestation 2nd Degree. As this case continues to be investigated, Detectives believe there are additional victims or witnesses to similar incidents who have not reported the information and are releasing photos of Streeter with the hope of identifying any additional victims/witnesses. Anyone who believes they have been a victim or witnessed similar activity is urged to call SAU Detective Kevin Richey at 509-477-3296, reference #10153661.

Past Board Member Arrested for Felony Theft of Funds from a Parent-Teacher Student Group Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Task Force (ITF) Detectives arrested and charged the past president and treasurer of Freeman School District Combined Parent-Teacher Student Group (PTSG) for Theft 1st Degree this afternoon. ITF Detectives began this investigation when current board members recognized the possible theft and quickly reported their suspicions in late August of this year. ### During the ITF investigation, and with a considerable amount of help and cooperation of the current PTSG board, Detectives learned 36-year-old Tara L. Profit was the past treasurer and president of the group. Profit had stopped providing board members with bank statements in May of 2018 and they became concerned. At the PTSG meeting in August, they asked Profit about the account balance but Profit refused to answer and wrote the number “245” on a piece of paper. She was asked if that meant there was only $245.00 in their account and Profit said that was accurate, blaming the low amount on over spending the previous school year. The board became more suspicious and in the following days Profit had a text conversation with a board member regarding a check which should have been issued by the PTSG but was never received by the intended recipient. During this conversation, Profit claimed the bank had made a mistake and was charging the PTSG’s account for Profit’s personal purchases instead of her own account. Members of the board contacted Banner Bank and realized there had been unauthorized purchases on the PTSG account, the address had been changed, and a debit card had been issued. At this point the board reported this information to the Sheriff’s Office, held an emergency meeting, and voted to remove Profit from the board. A search of the PTSG financial records showed Profit had changed the account’s mailing address to her personal home address and the debit card for the account had been issued to her, all without the knowledge or permission of the board. In addition, Investigators found numerous transactions totaling more than $6,000 had been made which appeared to be expenditures to cover Profit’s personal expenses and not legitimate PTSG expenses. In late August, Profit did repay $5,200.00 of the PTSG funds with a cashier’s check. With this and additional information gained during the investigation, ITF Detective Hixson determined probable cause exists to charge Profit with Theft 1st Degree. He arrested Profit this afternoon at the Public Safety Building and booked her into the Spokane County Jail for that charge. We thank the current Freeman PTSG board for their openness and cooperation during this investigation.

Deputies “Gett’n Hairy” to Raise Cancer Awareness this November Spokane County and Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies, who wish to participate, will be saying goodbye to razors and saying “hello” to No-Shave November to help raise cancer awareness. All funds raised during this event will be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. ### During the month of November, participating Spokane County and Spokane Valley Deputies will be putting their razors away and “gett’n hairy” to raise cancer awareness. Don’t be alarmed, Sheriff Knezovich hasn’t thrown away grooming policies or standards of dress and professionalism our community expects, he’s merely made an exception for this very important 1-month program. The Spokane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association brought this idea forward and requested to participate in No-Shave November and Sheriff Knezovich didn’t hesitate to agree. Starting November 1st, Deputies who wish to participate will forgo shaving through the entire month with the goal of evoking conversation and raising cancer awareness. In addition, the Spokane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association will donate $1000.00, with all funds raised being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital here in Spokane. Why St. Jude Children’s Hospital? That’s simple. St. Jude Children’s Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because they believe, as do we, all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%! St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s mission of “Finding cures. Saving children.” is something we all can support. The children affected by cancer and their families need our help as they fight this disease and our Deputies want to help. We ask our community to support us this No-Shave November and help the children and families of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. If you would like to donate, you can go to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital website at https://www.stjude.org/ and click on the “Donate Now” button.

UPDATE: Suspect Brandon Harris Identified and Arrested After receiving several tips from the public, Major Crimes Detective Scott Bonney tentatively identified the suspect as 45-year-old Brandon K. Harris. On October 31, 2018, Detective Bonney located Harris in Airway Heights and immediately recognized him as the suspect in the Macy’s surveillance videos. Harris was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Robbery 1st Degree. We would like to thank everyone for their tips and continued support, which is essential as we work together to identify and arrest suspects who commit crimes in our community. ### Original Press Release from October 29, 2018: Can You Help Identify Robbery Suspect? Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are working to identify this suspect who stole merchandise from Macy’s and physically threw a loss prevention employee to the ground when she attempted to stop him. ### On October 10, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a shoplifting/robbery at Macy’s located at 14740 E. Indiana in Spokane Valley. The loss prevention employee stated she observed the male conceal merchandise while he was in the store. When he attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, the loss prevention employee confronted the suspect, identified herself and told him to stop as he began to exit the store. He grabbed her by the arms and threw her to the ground inside the foyer. The suspect fled from the store and dropped the stolen items as he ran away. The suspect appeared to be alone and was not observed with any vehicle. It is believed he was on foot or may have had a bicycle in the area. He was described as a black male, in his late 30’s, approximately 6’02” and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray Nike hoodie and dark colored athletic pants. Anyone who has information regarding this robbery or can help identify this suspect is urged to call Major Crimes Detective Scott Bonney at 509-477-3125, reference #10142726.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest Offers Reward - Spokane Valley Wells Fargo Bank Robbery Suspects Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a cash reward of $1,000 for anyone providing information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspects who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located inside Safeway at 14020 E. Sprague on October 31, 2018. The male and female suspects were last seen fleeing the area in a white Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The male suspect displayed a firearm in his waistband during the robbery and these suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach. Persons with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or by going to www.p3tips.com. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash fugitive 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. Press Release from October 31, 2018: Major Crimes Detective Search for Bank Robbery Suspects Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are searching for two suspects who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located inside Safeway at 14020 E. Sprague this morning. The male and female suspects were last seen fleeing the area, west on Sprague, in a white Chrysler Town and Country minivan. ### On October 31, 2018, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a silent holdup alarm at the Wells Fargo Bank located inside Safeway at 14020 E. Sprague Ave., in Spokane Valley. Major Crimes Detectives were also called to the scene to continue the investigation. The initial information received from witnesses states an adult male (approximately 6’02”) and an adult female (approximately 5’06”) entered the bank. The male suspect handed the teller a note demanding money and displayed a firearm in his waistband. After the male received the money, the male and female fled from the bank on foot. They were last seen fleeing west on Sprague in what is described as a white Chrysler Town and Country minivan. ** These suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach and call 911 immediately. **

Trunk-or-Treat was a success! We had so much fun interacting with all the kids and seeing all their creative, scary, and all around amazing costumes. We hope we see the same attendance next year if not more people. We are always happy to create a fun and safe environment for our community’s kids. If you attended Trunk-or-Treat last night, feel free to post your pictures in the comments; we would love to see them!

We had the sweetest princesses from Sun City Church come visit us at the Spokane Valley Police Precinct this morning! The princesses came bearing handmade cards from the children of the church, donuts and coffee! We have put the cards and goodies in our break room for all our deputies to see on this Halloween morning. Thank you, Sun City Church, for stopping by and giving us uplifting and adorable cards and some treats to get us through the day!

Major Crimes Detective Search for Bank Robbery Suspects Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are searching for two suspects who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located inside Safeway at 14020 E. Sprague this morning. The male and female suspect were last seen fleeing the area, west on Sprague, in a white Chrysler Town and Country minivan. ### On October 31, 2018, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a silent holdup alarm at the Wells Fargo Bank located inside Safeway at 14020 E. Sprague Ave., in Spokane Valley. Major Crimes Detectives were also called to the scene to continue the investigation. The initial information received from witnesses states an adult male (approximately 6’02”) and an adult female (approximately 5’06”) entered the bank. The male suspect handed the teller a note demanding money and displayed a firearm in his waistband. After the male received the money, the male and female fled from the bank on foot. They were last seen fleeing west on Sprague in what is described as a white Chrysler Town and Country minivan. ** These suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach and call 911 immediately. ** Anyone with information regarding this armed robbery or can help identify the male or female suspects in these photos is urged to call Detective Kirk Keyser at 509-477-6611, reference #10152811.

Traffic Investigators Ask for Your Help Locating Hit & Run Vehicle Spokane Valley Traffic Unit Investigators are attempting to locate a vehicle involved in a hit and run injury collision, involving a pedestrian, early yesterday morning. The driver didn’t even stop to check on the pedestrian before fleeing the scene. ### On October 29, 2018, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of an injury collision at the intersection of Sprague and Corbin Ln., in Spokane Valley. Witnesses stated the adult female pedestrian was crossing Sprague in the crosswalk when the eastbound vehicle struck her. At first the victim’s injuries appeared to be serious but fortunately, were later determined to be less severe. Traffic Unit Investigators located pieces of plastic from a mirror on the roadway. Through their investigation, they learned the mirror is from a 1988-1991 Honda Civic. Investigators ask anyone who has information regarding this hit and run collision or knows of a dark colored Honda, missing a driver’s side mirror and/or possible fresh damage to the driver’s side front or side of the vehicle, to call Corporal Jeff Welton at 509-477-3237, reference #10151700. They are also asking anyone who has surveillance cameras with possible video footage of the area/intersection yesterday morning to review the footage for any video of the suspect vehicle. With darkness during our morning and evening commutes, we would like to remind drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to be vigilant for one another and to use caution while traveling on our roadways and in our community. Pedestrians and bicyclists should wear light colored clothing or use reflective vests, blinking lights, or carry flashlights, to help them be easily seem by drivers.

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, The Isaac Foundation put on a Special Needs Station Visit hosted by the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The Spokane Valley PD and Spokane PD were asked to help with this amazing opportunity. Special Needs Station Visits are an opportunity for children with autism and other developmental disabilities to have positive interactions with first responders and teaches the children how to appropriately interact with first responders in a fun, safe, and stress-free environment. The children are taught to distinguish different first responders based on the uniforms they are wearing and which first responders require “bubble space” while other first responders have no bubble space. This also allows some of our first responders the opportunity to gain experience interacting with individuals affected by developmental disabilities. Our deputies had a wonderful time talking and hanging out with these amazing children and we are excited to participate in this program again in the following years! Thank you to the Isaac Foundation for inviting us and providing a program that gives children and first responders this amazing opportunity!

Can You Help Identify Robbery Suspect? Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are working to identify this suspect who stole merchandise from Macy’s and physically threw a loss prevention employee to the ground when she attempted to stop him. ### On October 10, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a shoplifting/robbery at Macy’s located at 14740 E. Indiana in Spokane Valley. The loss prevention employee stated she observed the male conceal merchandise while he was in the store. When he attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, the loss prevention employee confronted the suspect, identified herself and told him to stop as he began to exit the store. He grabbed her by the arms and threw her to the ground inside the foyer. The suspect fled from the store and dropped the stolen items as he ran away. The suspect appeared to be alone and was not observed with any vehicle. It is believed he was on foot or may have had a bicycle in the area. He was described as a black male, in his late 30’s, approximately 6’02” and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray Nike hoodie and dark colored athletic pants. Anyone who has information regarding this robbery or can help identify this suspect is urged to call Major Crimes Detective Scott Bonney at 509-477-3125,

UPDATE: Jeff “Scotty” Pennell has been Located & he is Safe Missing at Risk Adult: Jeff “Scotty” Pennell Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies are attempting to locate 52-year-old Jeff “Scotty” Pennell and are asking for your help. Pennell was last seen this afternoon walking away from Valley Hospital. Pennell’s caregiver states he has pneumonia, usually needs the assistance of a wheelchair, has been very confused and hasn’t been taking his medications. Because of this, it is not believed he could walk very far but attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful. Pennell is described as a white male, 5’10” approximately 170 pounds. He is balding on top with gray hair on the sides and a gray beard which is slightly longer than pictured (he does not have his glasses with him). He was last seen wearing a gray long sleeve shirt, shorts, red high-top shoes and he had a maroon backpack with him. If you have seen Jeff “Scotty” Pennell or know of his location, you are asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 or 911, reference #10150997.

Valley Precinct is NOT open on weekends. For everyone trying to drop off meds at the Valley Precinct for PRESCRIPTION DRUG “TAKE BACK DAY” IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON, please go to CHAS Health. Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is National Prescription Drug “Take Back Day.” *** Liquids, needles, or sharps cannot be accepted at the sites, only pills or patches. *** *** Year-round disposal sites open during specified days/times: Spokane County Sheriff Office/Spokane Police Department: Inside the Public Safety Building, 1100 W. Mallon Avenue, Monday through Friday 8:00 – 5:00. (excluding holidays) Spokane Valley Police Department lobby, 12710 E. Sprague Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 5:00. (excluding holidays) Spokane Police Department’s Downtown Precinct in the Intermodal Center, 221 W. First, 24 hr/7 days a week. Spokane Police Department’s North Precinct, 5124 N. Market, Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 4:00. (excluding holidays)

Major Crimes Detectives Investigate Cheney Shooting Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detective are investigating a shooting which occurred early this morning at Zips’s, located at 911 N. 1st Street, in Cheney. Three victims received non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment. ### On October 27, 2018, just prior to 4:00 a.m., callers began reporting a shooting at Zip’s on 1st Street in Cheney. Cheney Police, Eastern Washington University Police, and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location. Three adult victims, hit by the gunfire, received non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to lead the investigation. They are currently processing the scene, conducting interviews and collecting evidence with the assistance of the Spokane County Forensics Unit. Investigators are asking for the publics assistance in locating/identifying the males and one female in the attached pictures who are considered persons of interest and/or may have specific knowledge of what occurred during this incident. Anyone with information or can help identify/locate the males or female in these photos is asked to call Detective Mike Ricketts at 509-477-6646, reference #10150813.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: No Criminal Charges in July 2018 Police Shooting SPOKANE COUNTY, October 26, 2018 – The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined that Spokane County Deputy Sheriff Sam Turner was justified in his use of lethal force against Richard R. Bahr while attempting to contact/arrest Bahr for kidnapping and assault on July 25, 2018. At approximately 2:00 AM on July 25, 2018, City/County 9-1-1 was notified that a female riding in a white minivan with an individual later identified as Richard Bahr claimed to have been kidnapped and also appeared to have been beaten. The 9-1-1 caller, concerned for the female’s safety, attempted to follow the minivan from the HiCo Mart at 9219 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, west towards the South Thor area, but lost sight of the vehicle. The minivan bore Idaho license plate #K645123. Shortly after the call went out, Spokane County Deputy Sheriff Sam Turner located the minivan and followed it southbound on Thor from 2nd Ave. Turner attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle at South Thor and East Hartson and again at E. Hills Court just west of S. Thor. Turner followed the minivan westbound on Hills Court with lights and siren activated. Approximately two blocks west of S. Thor, E. Hills Court becomes a dead end. As Turner approached the dead end, after having briefly lost sight of the minivan, Turner discovered that Bahr had turned the minivan around and was facing Turner’s patrol vehicle. Bahr then accelerated forward and rammed Turner’s patrol car. When the vehicles came to rest, Turner exited his patrol vehicle and approached Bahr, who was still seated in the driver’s seat of the minivan. Turner ordered Bahr to “Stop and get his hands up” several times. Bahr did not comply, rather, Bahr revved the engine and accelerated forward towards Turner. In fear for his life, Turner yelled “Stop, stop, stop” and fired several shots through the windshield at Bahr. Turner then advanced toward Bahr, took him out of the driver’s seat and laid him on the ground and placed him in handcuffs. Turner, along with other arriving officers, rendered aid to Bahr. Medics were called and pronounced Bahr deceased shortly after their arrival. Bahr’s female passenger was unharmed in the incident. Under these circumstances, it was reasonable for Deputy Turner to use deadly force. There is no indication Deputy Turner acted out of malice or lacked a good faith belief in the correctness of his actions. Therefore, no criminal liability attaches and no criminal charges will be filed against Deputy Turner.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG “TAKE BACK DAY” IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is National Prescription Drug “Take Back Day.” Several additional location will be available during this time. (Please See Press Release for Locations) Several local locations are available all year during certain times/days. *** Liquids, needles, or sharps cannot be accepted at the sites, only pills or patches. *** *** Year-round disposal sites: Spokane County Sheriff Office/Spokane Police Department: Inside the Public Safety Building, 1100 W. Mallon Avenue, Monday through Friday 8:00 – 5:00. (excluding holidays) Spokane Valley Police Department lobby, 12710 E. Sprague Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 5:00. (excluding holidays) Spokane Police Department’s Downtown Precinct in the Intermodal Center, 221 W. First, 24 hr/7 days a week. Spokane Police Department’s North Precinct, 5124 N. Market, Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 4:00. (excluding holidays)

@ExchangeSpokane: SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S CRIME & SAFETY TIPS Deputy David Morris is back this month with another Crime & Safety Tip for our readers! This month he addresses active shooter situations in a 2-part article. Read part 1 to learn how to exercise your brain & check back next month for part 2! http://www.spokane.exchange/spokane-county-sheriffs-crime-prevention-tip/

Major Crime Detectives: Can You Help Identify Robbery Suspect? Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are working to identify this suspect who robbed the Mobil Gas Station in Spokane Valley. ### On October 21, 2018, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Mobil Gas Station located at 14704 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley. The store clerk stated the suspect, a white male, walked in the southside door. He was wearing a bright orange sweatshirt with the hood up over his head, black gloves on his hands and a mask covering most of his face. He had a brown paper bag in his hand and demanded all the money in the cash register. The clerk asked if he was serious, the suspect stated he was, apologized and handed her the paper bag. After receiving the money, the suspect calmly walked out the same door and continued south through the parking lot, toward Adams. The suspect never displayed a weapon but the clerk said it appeared he had one in his sweatshirt pocket and due to his mannerisms, she believed he was armed and feared for her safety if she did not cooperate. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6’00”, with a medium/stocky build and was estimated to be in his late 20’s to early 30’s. He may have blue eyes and blond hair which is believed to be short because none of his hair stuck out from under his hood/mask but it was possibly pulled back, out of sight. Deputies quickly established a perimeter and a K9 Unit searched the area but the suspect was not located. Anyone who has information regarding this robbery or can help identify this suspect is urged to call Major Crime Detective Scott Bonney at 509-477-3125, reference #10147731.