spokane valley


Sorted by date  Results 26 - 50 of 367

Page Up

  • Deputies use PIT Maneuver to arrest impaired driver

    Clare McGraw, Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – Michael T. Bajadali, aged 47, was apprehended by Deputies following a pursuit that concluded with a successful PIT maneuver. The incident unfolded after Spokane Regional Emergency Communications received multiple reports of a reckless driver, suspected to be impaired, on March 24 in the vicinity of East Sprague Avenue and North Sullivan Road. According to callers, a white Toyota truck with a red canopy was observed swerving erratically on the roadway, narrowly avoiding collisions with other vehicles. R...

  • Padden hosting town hall meeting April 2

    Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY — Sen. Mike Padden will host a 4th Legislative District town hall meeting from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, to discuss the recently ended legislative session and to answer questions from attendees. “This year’s legislative session saw the passage of many important bills – some good and some bad – that will impact people in our district and around the state. I encourage people to attend this meeting to learn more about what happened in Olympia this session and to ask questions,” said Padden, R-Spokane Valley. The...

  • Medical Examiner releases IDs

    Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY — The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the identifications of two individuals who died earlier this month. Nathaniel Byers, 16, was killed by a “penetrating gunshot wound” to the head on March 8, the office reported. The shooting occurred on South Bowdish Road. Officials said the death is the result of a homicide. Four people believed to have been involved in the shooting have been arrested on unrelated offenses. In another report, the Medical Examiner identified a fatal crash victim...

  • Felony ID-theft suspect arrested with help from Air-1

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – A victim reported fraudulent charges exceeding $6,000 on her bank and credit cards subsequent to losing her purse on March 14 at 6:40 pm. The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Crystal S. Blyman, was captured on surveillance footage at Best Buy engaging in fraudulent transactions, including the purchase of a Sony Playstation 5 and assorted items. The victim also provided details regarding the suspect’s vehicle, described as a black Chrysler Pacifica bearing Oregon license plates. Upon exiting the store, the...

  • First Interstate Bank robbed at gunpoint

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – First Interstate Bank was reportedly subject to a robbery on the afternoon of March 18. Upon arrival, Spokane Valley Deputies were informed by witnesses that the suspect entered the bank, brandishing a black semiautomatic pistol which he retrieved from his waistband area, and proceeded to demand cash from the counter. After exiting the bank, the suspect is believed to have walked to the parking lot west of the bank and potentially fled the area in a v...

  • Wanted Spokane man arrested in Newport for four felony warrants

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    NEWPORT – David L. Cato, aged 38, was apprehended on March 14 in Newport, Washington, following a widespread public response to authorities seeking information on the whereabouts of the armed and dangerous fugitive. The manhunt was initiated on March 1 after authorities issued a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Cato, who is sought on four felony warrants, three of which originate from Spokane County. Among the charges leveled against him are first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree b...

  • Man injured in shooting

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    MORAN PRAIRIE – Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies swiftly responded to a shooting report near East 57th Avenue and South Palouse Highway on Wednesday, March 20. Preliminary reports suggest that an adult male sustained a gunshot wound to the leg following an altercation. He was promptly transported to the hospital for further medical attention, with indications pointing towards a non-life-threatening injury. Authorities have disclosed limited details regarding the ongoing investigation, given that it’s still early. Nonet...

  • Suspected impaired driver charged with vehicular assault

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    CHATTAROY – Larry L. Parker, aged 59, was apprehended by Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies following a two-vehicle injury collision on March 17, occurring in the 32600 block of North Elk-Chattaroy Road. Upon arrival, deputies closed the roadway due to blockage and debris, with Spokane County Firefighters attending to the injured adult male driver of a gray Subaru. Parker, operating a silver Honda CRV, remained present at the scene and was approached by law enforcement personnel. Preliminary findings from the scene sug...

  • State budget includes funds for 6th District projects

    Roger Harnack, Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    SPOKANE — The state’s 2024-25 supplemental capital budget includes money to for several 6th Legislative District projects. “The additional money for transportation projects in this supplemental budget will positively impact the transportation system in our communities,” Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, said. “For example, the project for Snowdon will improve safety for kids, which is always a priority.” The funds were part of the funding package introduced as Senate Bill 5949, which appropriated $1.33 billion for projects st...

  • Three injured in early morning shooting

    Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY — Five people were arrested on various charges are believed to be connected with a March 8 shooting that left three people wounded on Bowdish Avenue. At one location, three people were arrested about two hours after the shooting. Angela R. Ayers, 43, was arrested on multiple extraditable warrants from Bonner county, Idaho, and for being a fugitive from justice, records show. Zane M.R. Swartzenberger, 19, was arrested for carrying a firearm illegally. A 17-year-old boy, whom deputies have yet to identify p...

  • Purple Ribbon Banquet featured poignant speeches

    Clare McGraw, Cheney Free Press|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – The Women’s Healing and Empowerment Network, or WHEN, Purple Ribbon Banquet unfolded Sunday, March 10, at the Center Place Regional Event Center, highlighted by a keynote speaker from Airway Heights. The gala event focused on helping lift Spokane County residents out of abusive and addictive lifestyles. Despite facing health challenges, Jacob Powers’ message resonated through his wife Kim Powers, who delivered a poignant speech on his behalf. Drawing parallels between brokenness and resilience, she urged atte...

  • Felon charged with two counts of unlawfully possessing firearms

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – Alan D. Kintner, aged 68, found himself in handcuffs following the development of probable cause implicating him in a recent burglary at a residence near West Crosscut Road and North Monroe Road on March 10. According to statements from the victim and property owner, she had permitted Kintner to reside in a camper on her property for several months. However, Kintner was forbidden from entering the victim’s residence. On February 21, when she returned to the property, she witnessed Kintner exiting her res...

  • Sheriff detectives investigate body found on Highway 27

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY — Authorities from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a distress call regarding the discovery of a deceased man near the vicinity of Highway 27, situated north of East Barker Road, on March 11th. Upon arrival, deputies confirmed that the individual was deceased, determining that no medical intervention could have altered the outcome. Major Crimes Detectives were summoned to the scene to conduct a thorough investigation. Preliminary assessments by investigators do not suggest any indication of fou...

  • Drive-by shooter walks away from mental hospital

    Spokane Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 8, 2024

    UPDATE: Jamil M. Fields has been arrested in Reno, Nev. SPOKANE VALLEY - A Whitman County man committed to Eastern State Hospital has walked away from Valley Hospital. Jamil M. Fields, 28, walked away from the 12606 E. Mission Ave. hospital where he was receiving treatment on March 6, records show. His disappearance was reported to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office at about 1:15 p.m. By reason of insanity, Fields was found not guilty of a drive-by shooting in 2022 and involu...

  • Heated debate erupts at city council meeting over 'Nextdoor' post

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Mar 8, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – A recent city council meeting turned into a heated debate over the alleged disclosure of information discussed during an executive session. The focus of the discussion revolved around Councilman Al Merkel's statements regarding the purchase of land, sparking accusations of breaching confidentiality and violating procedural norms. The controversy unfolded during the council meeting held on March 5, following a Nextdoor post by Councilmember Merkel that suggested the purchase of land had been discussed and d...

  • Stabbing suspect held on $125,000 bail

    Spokane Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 8, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY — A local man remains in the Spokane County Jail after being arrested in connection with a Feb. 29 stabbing of another man. David R. Yeager, 31, of Spokane Valley, is being held on $125,000 bail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, obstructing a public servant and first-degree assault. Yeager was arrested Feb. 29 after deputies responded to the stabbing in the 12400 block of East Valleyway at about 2:30 a.m., records show. He had fled the scene, but was located after noon and arrested the same d...

  • Valley man arrested after standoff

    Spokane Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY — Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a local man following a standoff that lasted more than two hours March 1. Shawn D. Shuster, 44, was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of harassment-threats to kill, fourth-degree assault-domestic violence and intimidating/threatening a public servant. Deputies were called to a home in the 4600 block of North Larch Road at about 5:30 a.m. March 1 after dispatchers answering a 911 call heard a man and woman yelling at each other, rec...

  • Legislature passes bill to strengthen DUI law

    Spokane Valley News Herald|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    OLYMPIA - The Legislature has passed a bill designed to curtail driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. House Bill 1493 - contains language introduced by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley - passed the house 69-27 on March 6. It passed the Senate unanimously Feb. 29. The bill awaits Gov. Jay Inslee's signature to become law. "The passage of this bill is a major step toward making our roads and highways safer," said Padden, Republican leader on the Senate Law...

  • Three of the six initiatives to get hearings

    Mary Murphy and Aspen Anderson, Washington State Journal|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    OLYMPIA — Relenting to pressure from residents statewide, three initiatives will be get hearings before the Legislature. The Legislature will debate I-2113 on reasonable police pursuit, I-2081 on codifying parental rights in their child’s education and I-2111 on prohibiting a state income tax, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane, and Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, announced late last week. The two leaders have decided they won’t take up three other initiatives that qualified for the ballot. Those ini...

  • Man arrested for burglary of boarded-up house

    Valley News Herald|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY — A local man is facing charges after allegedly attempting to enter a vacant, boarded up house. Jason A. Swan, 35, was arrested Feb. 19, booked into the Spokane County Jail and then freed on his own recognizance that same day after appearing before Spokane County Superior Court Judge R. Clary. He is facing possible charges of third-degree theft, second-degree malicious mischief and two counts of residential burglary. The charges stem from an 8:15 a.m. Feb 18 in which deputies responded to a possible burglary a...

  • City receiving $5.3 million in road grants

    Valley News Herald|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – Sullivan Road and Sprague Avenue improvements will move ahead, thanks in part to two grants totaling more than $5.3 million. The two National Highway Performance Program grants include nearly $4 million for the South Sullivan Road Preservation Project and $1.4 million for the Sprague Avenue Preservation Project. The South Sullivan Road Preservation Project will receive $3.96 million, 89% of the total estimated project cost of $4.46 million. Construction is set to start in 2025 between East Eighth Avenue a...

  • Three area wrestlers win state titles

    Valley News Herald|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    TACOMA - Three gold, four silver and one bronze. That's how many Top 3 medals wrestlers from Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and the surrounding areas brought home Saturday from the state Mat Classic XXXV wrestling tournament in the Tacoma Dome. The local individual champions are Libby Roberts of University, the 105-pound champion in the 3A/4A girls division; Czar Quintanilla of University, the 113-pound champion in the 3A division; and Blaine Beard of Central Valley, the...

  • Committee advances two Padden bills

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    OLYMPIA – The House Housing Committee has moved forward two bills introduced by 4th District Sen. Mike Padden, aiming to bolster home ownership and streamline property leasing in Washington. The committee approved Senate Bill 5792, which seeks to facilitate the construction of smaller condominium buildings, excluding those with 12 or fewer units and no more than three stories high from the definition of “multiunit residential building,” provided one story is designated for a...

  • Snake River Dam preservation added to legislative agenda

    Clare McGraw, Valley Herald|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY – The preservation of the Snake River dams has been solidified as a key item on the legislative agenda for the city council. The move comes amidst ongoing debate and litigation surrounding the dams’ future and their environmental impact. Chelsea Martin, Government Relations and Communications Coordinator at Modern Electric Water Co., emphasized the importance of maintaining affordable electricity costs for the region. “Our goal is to keep electricity costs low,...

  • Boris held on $500,000 bail for rape

    Valley News Herald|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    SPOKANE VALLEY — A man arrested for in a sexual assault case here remains in the Spokane County Jail. Gregory Charles Boris, 42, of Kennewick, is being held on $500,000 bail after being extradited from the Tri-Cities area back to Spokane County on Feb. 13. He is charged with second-degree rape, second-degree assault-strangulation with sexual motivation and felony harassment-threats to kill. The charges stem from an alleged Feb. 5 rape at a hotel here. Records show law enforcement officers were dispatched to a store near t...

Page Down