Kootenai County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Kootenai County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 5500 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, 83815 ID
  • Chief:
Phone: 208-446-1300
Fax: (208) 446-1308

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is located at 5500 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, 83815 ID. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office phone number is 208-446-1300.

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office News

I am a chocolate Labrador retriever type dog found on 11/10/18 near E. Miles Ave. and N. Crimson Dr. If you know who my family is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. Please remember to license your dogs annually as required within Kootenai County. It facilitates a speedy return of your pets. CASE # 18-48441

I am a black mixed breed type dog found on 11/10/18 near W. Upriver Dr. and S. Hwy 95. If you know who my family is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. Please remember to license your dogs annually as required within Kootenai County. It facilitates a speedy return of your pets. CASE # 18-48663

I am a tan and white Australian shepherd/Border collie mixed breed type dog named Sparky lost on 11/07/18. Sparky was last seen near N. Maple St. & E. Hayden Ave. with her brother when she was hit by a car. The person in the car stopped and picked Sparky up. Sparky's family is very worried about her and would like to have her back home safe and sound. If you have seen Sparky or know where she is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. CASE # 18-48196

I am a black and tan German shepherd type dog found on 11/07/18 near N. Clagstone Rd and E. Payette St. If you know who my family is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. Please remember to license your dogs annually as required within Kootenai County. It facilitates a speedy return of your pets. CASE # 18-48279

Great picture of KCSO K9 Pogo "Helping" his handler with some fall clean up!

I am a black in color possibly Border collie type dog found on 11/5/18 near N. Idaho Rd. and W. Highway 53. If you know who my family is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. Please remember to license your dogs annually as required within Kootenai County. It facilitates a speedy return of your pets. CASE # 18-47929 **UPDATE** This dog was reunited with its owner. 11/6/18

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a hit and run suspect. The incident occurred 9/14/2018 at approximately 12:25pm in the Hayden Walmart parking lot. The suspect was attempting to park when he struck another parked vehicle. The driver then moved to a different location in the parking lot and went about his day without attempting to contact the owner of the vehicle he had struck. The suspect, pictured below, is a middle aged white male with dark colored hair. He was driving a silver and green Dodge Pickup also pictured below. Anyone with further information on the vehicle or the driver is asked to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit at 208-446-1300 reference case #18-41688.

No Shave November for KCSO Deputies Coeur d’Alene, ID: - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is in the middle of their annual fundraising campaigns aimed at raising money for local charities and families involved in the fight against cancer and other significant illnesses. In October, Kootenai County employees participated in the “Wear Pink” campaign focused on raising awareness about breast cancer. In November, Sheriff Ben Wolfinger relaxes the uniform policy and allows uniformed personnel to grow beards and participate in “No Shave November.” Deputies have to pay to participate in the activity and sport their best attempt at a beard. This is the fifth year the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has participated in these campaigns. From 2014 to 2017, approximately $16,000 was raised and donated to local causes such as the Hauser Fire Department’s Breakfast with Santa, Kootenai Health Teddy Bear Clinic, the Landon Hill Family, Hospice of North Idaho and other local families. One hundred percent of the funds raised during these campaigns goes to local families and charities here in Kootenai County. This year, Deputies are competing for the right to wear their beard for an extended period of time. Deputies who raise a minimum of $140 will be allowed to wear their beard through the holidays. The deputy who raises the most money wins the right to wear their beard until spring! So if you see a deputy sporting some facial hair, know it is for a good cause. If you know a Kootenai County Deputy, you may make a donation in their name and help them raise money toward the competition. If you would like to participate and make a donation to support these causes, you may contact Sergeant Jon Brandel at the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office at jbrandel@kcgov.us

I am a black in color terrier type dog found on 11/1/18 near Fernan Saddle If you know who my family is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. Please remember to license your dogs annually as required within Kootenai County. It facilitates a speedy return of your pets. CASE # 18-47473 **UPDATE** This dog was released to Post Falls Animal Shelter. 11/8/18

MISSING AND ENDANGERED TEEN FOUND ALIVE! UPDATE 11-03-18 / 5:20 p.m. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office happy to announce 19 year old Kathryn “Katie” Ogle has been found alive just moments ago. At approximately 4:55 p.m., thanks to information provided by a resident, searcher found Katie Ogle alive. She appears to be in relatively good condition and is being cared for by medical personell on scene. She will likely be transported to Kootenai Health shorlty as a precautionary measure. KCSO will provide further detailed information regarding the search tomorrow. Search crews and those involved will need to be de-briefed before any further information can be released. Thank you for everyone’s prayers and support during this extensive search!

UPDATE 11-03-18 / 5:20 p.m. MISSING TEEN FOUND ALIVE, See more recent posts. KCSO Continues to Search for Missing & Endangered Teen Hayden, Idaho: Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to search for missing 19 year old Kathryn “Katie” Ogle who was last seen in the 6900 block of E. Ohio Match Rd. on November 1st. Searching continued today for Katie Ogle, but she has not yet been located. Today, over 60 Search and Rescue members from Kootenai, Bonner, Spokane, and Shoshone County expanded their search areas. In addition to ground searchers, K9 units and aircraft from Two Bear Air Rescue - Montana and local aircraft provided by the Idaho Civil Air Patrol were used during the search. Area hospitals, medical facilities, bus depots, etc. have also been contacted. We will be scaling back the search overnight, but will continue searching again tomorrow. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that residents living near the Garwood area to please check their home security cameras, or game cameras, for any possible images of Katie. We’re also asking residents that live near the area, to please check any out buildings, barns, etc. for any evidence indicating Katie may have been there. Kathryn “Katie” is described as 5’4” and 100 lbs., with green eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, black pants and we believe that she may not be wearing shoes. Katie is known to have multiple medical alerts and the cognitive ability of an approximate 10-12 year old. The Sheriff’s Office would like to again thank everyone for their support and for avoiding the search area at this time. As a reminder, Katie could likely be some distance away by this time, so please help us by being vigilant in looking for her during your normal daily activities. If you see Katie, or have any information as to her whereabouts, please call the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office at (208) 446-1300 or 911.

UPDATE 11-03-18 / 5:20 p.m. SHE HAS BEEN FOUND ALIVE UPDATE 11-02-18 / 7:45 p.m. KCSO Missing / Endangered Person The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help. We are still searching for 19 year old Kathryn “Katie” Ogle who was last seen in the 6900 block of E. Ohio Match Rd. on November 1st. The Sheriff’s Office is respectfully asking that citizens please avoid the area, unless you are an official Search and Rescue (SAR) member or live in the immediate area. KCSO appreciates all of your support, but citizens who are not members of (SAR) can often complicate organized search efforts that are already underway. In fact, untrained and unorganized citizens often times can slow the search process even with the best of intentions. Currently, KCSO has over 40 trained and organized members of Kootenai County SAR actively searching the area. We are also using tracking specialist, specialty SAR K9 units and multiple aircraft to including drones, Air-1 from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and two fixed wing aircraft from CDA Civil Air Patrol. The search for Katie has been scaled back for this evening, however, it will resume again first thing tomorrow morning. We will be conducting a more expanded search using additional manpower resourced being provided by members of the Bonner County SAR and the Shoshone County SAR. Kathryn is described as 5’4” and 100 lbs., with green eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, black pants and we believe that she may not be wearing shoes. Kathryn is known to have multiple medical alerts and the cognitive ability of an approximate 10-12 year old. Again, we very much appreciate all of your support. At this time, please help KCSO, KCSAR, the K9 units, trackers, searchers, aircraft, and most importantly “Katie” by avoiding the area. Also remember that with the delay since Katie went missing, she may be several miles away from where she was last seen. Be vigilant by keeping your eyes and ears open. Please call us immediately at (208) 446-1300 or 911 if you see her or have any information as to her whereabouts.

UPDATE - MISSING PERSON HAS BEEN FOUND ALIVE ** KCSO Searching for Missing/Endangered Person ** Please help us find her. Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a missing person from the Hayden area. On November 1, 2018 at about 11:00 PM, Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 6900 block of E. Ohio Match Rd, near N. Rimrock Rd. for a missing person. The missing person is identified as 19 year old Kathryn “Katie” Ogle of Hayden. Reports indicate Kathryn left without shoes or appropriate attire for the elements and was last seen walking towards the heavily wooded area close by. Kathryn is known to have multiple medical alerts and the cognitive ability of an approximate 10-12 year old. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and black pants. Kathryn is described as 5’4” and 100 lbs, with green eyes and blonde hair. Kathryn recently moved to the Ohio Match Rd address and is not familiar with the area. Kathryn’s route of travel is unknown. Area law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search, along with the assistance of the Kootenai County Volunteer Search and Rescue. If anyone has seen Kathryn Ogle, please contact 911.

UPDATE: We are no longer seeking information on this person. Thank you to all who provided information. Kootenai County Adult Misdemeanor Probation is seeking information leading to the apprehension of Travis James Vineyard. Vineyard has absconded from probation and has an active warrant for his arrest. Vineyard, 28, is a 6’0”, 190 pound white male with blue eyes and brown hair. If you know Vineyard's whereabouts, call 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency. For additional information, please contact Probation Officer S. Simmons at 208-446-1996.

Kootenai County Adult Misdemeanor Probation is seeking information leading to the apprehension of Boone Henry Buchert. Buchert has absconded from probation and has an active warrant for his arrest. Buchert, 29, is a 5'11, 200 pound white male with blue eyes and brown hair. If you know Buchert’s whereabouts, call 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency. For additional information, please contact Probation Officer S. Simmons at 208-446-1996.

‘Holidays and Heroes’ Donations Being Accepted The annual Holidays and Heroes event will be held at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls on December 9, 2018. 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 to make a disadvantaged child’s Christmas a little bit brighter. Although many of us will celebrate and exchange gifts with our families, others are less fortunate and unable to bear the financial burden. For them, it’s a struggle to provide the basic, daily necessities of life. Holidays and Heroes strives to add a little extra joy during the gift-giving season. 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, additional children can be put on our shopping list. The 2018 participating agencies include: Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police, Idaho Department of Correction, IDOC: Adult Felony Probation and Parole, Idaho State Police, Kootenai County Adult Misdemeanor Probation, Kootenai County Fire & Rescue, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Life Flight Network, Post Falls Police Department, Rathdrum Police Department, Spirit Lake Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Department, and Spokane Valley Police. The agencies will be following the same format as in prior years. Several police officers and firefighters will take children shopping for the day. Children’s names are provided to the organizers by school resource officers, school counselors, patrol officers, deputy sheriffs, or firefighters who have come into contact with a less fortunate child during the past year. Children are picked up at their homes by a police officer or firefighter and then driven to an area Wal-Mart. Police and firefighters take the children through the store picking out Christmas gifts for the children and their families. After the shopping is complete, the children are driven to the Greyhound Park to visit with Santa. The Greyhound Park facility is provided free of charge for the event. While the children are meeting Santa, volunteers wrap their presents and prepare large food baskets for the children’s families. At the end of the day, the officers and firefighters load the presents and food into their vehicles and take the children home. ‘Holidays and Heroes’ is now accepting cash donations and food items that can be dropped off at the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office at 1100 W. Mallon Avenue and the Valley office at 12710 E. Sprague, Post Falls Police Department at 1717 E. Polston Ave., Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office at 5500 N. Government Way, Rathdrum Police Department at 8178 W. Main St., the CDA Police Department at 3818 Schreiber Way, and Kootenai County Fire & Rescue Administration Office at 1590 E. Seltice Way. Citizens are asked to make a food or cash donation at upcoming food drive events in Spokane and Kootenai County where police and fire departments will be participating. For more information, please contact Lieutenant Mike McFarland, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, at 208-446-1300.

I am a black in color Labrador retriever type dog found on 11/1/18 near S. Hillcrest Dr. and S. Regatta Wy. If you know who my family is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. Please remember to license your dogs annually as required within Kootenai County. It facilitates a speedy return of your pets. CASE # 18-47430 **UPDATE** This dog has been reunited with its family. 11/1/18

I am a tan and white in color Labrador retriever mixed breed type dog found on 10/31/18 near W. Twin Lakes Rd and N. Highway 41. If you know who my family is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. Please remember to license your dogs annually as required within Kootenai County. It facilitates a speedy return of your pets. CASE # 18-47361 **UPDATE** This dog was reunited with its owner. 11/5/18

I am a black in color Mastiff mixed breed type dog found on 10/31/18 near E. Poleline Ave. and N. Huetter Rd. If you know who my family is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. Please remember to license your dogs annually as required within Kootenai County. It facilitates a speedy return of your pets. CASE # 18-47331 **UPDATE** This dog was released to the Post Falls Animal Shelter for adoption. 11/7/18

I am a brown and white in color Labrador retriever mixed breed type dog found on 10/30/18 near E. Dodd Rd and N. Boothill Rd. If you know who my family is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. Please remember to license your dogs annually as required within Kootenai County. It facilitates a speedy return of your pets. CASE # 18-47205 **UPDATE** This dog was reunited with its owner on 11/1/18

I am a brindle in color Boxer mixed breed type dog found on 10/29/18 near E. Coeur d'Alene Lake Dr. and S. Sunnyside Rd. If you know who my family is, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300. Please remember to license your dogs annually as required within Kootenai County. It facilitates a speedy return of your pets. CASE # 18-47123 **UPDATE** This dog was released to the Post Falls Animal Shelter for adoption. 11/5/18

Kootenai County Multi-Agency Swat Team Responds to an Attempted Strangulation / Domestic Violence Call near Post Falls The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has arrested William P. Plummer-44 of Post Falls, ID for Felony Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child and Attempted Strangulation. On October 31.2018 at about 8:30 p.m., the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 of someone screaming in the background. Deputies responded to the 4600 block of E. Woodland Dr. near Post Falls and discovered a female who appeared to be the victim of a domestic violence incident. Deputies attempted to contact the suspect, Plummer, but he would not respond and appeared to be barricading himself inside the home. Due to the seriousness of the offense, and Plummer refusing to contact deputies on scene, the Sheriff's Office deployed the Kootenai County Multi-Agency Swat team. Once on scene, members of the Multi-Agency Swat Team were able to quickly ensure the safety of the other nearby residents and attempted to communicate with Plummer. A short period of time later, Plummer was safely taken into custody. Due to the nature of the investigation, we do not have any further information for release at this time.

Kootenai County Detectives are asking for your help in identifying a person of interest in a Hayden Walmart theft that occurred on October 21st It’s believed this person may be staying with relatives in the Spirit Lake area. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. P. Sullivan at 208-446-2238

Update to Fatal Shooting near Post Falls The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased person in the October 29, 2018 shooting incident near Post Falls, ID as 24 year old Mitchell C. Payette of Post Falls, ID. The other two parties involved in this incident are identified as Trent J. Slinger-21 and Shelby R. Arlt-25, both of Post Falls, ID. An autopsy was completed yesterday. The final results of the examination, to include the official cause of death and toxicology reports, will not be complete for approximately 6-8 weeks. Preliminary, the investigation indicates a male and female were sleeping inside the residence and were awaken by loud crashing noises coming from inside their home. The male resident discovered an intruder had forced his way into the home through a door and was continuing to damage property inside. The resident confronted the intruder verbally telling him to leave. After being told several times to leave, the intruder, who also appears to have been armed during the incident, began aggressing both residents. The male resident fired several rounds from a handgun, which ultimately stopped the intruder. This is still an active investigation and no additional information for release at this time. As further information becomes available for release, we will provided updates. Case #18-47086