CRIME & SAFETY
37-Year-Old Clarkston Man Charged with Felony Rape in Nez Perce County
LEWISTON, ID - A 37-year-old Clarkston man is facing one count of felony rape in Nez Perce County stemming from an alleged incident in February where the victim was overcome by force. Joshua Corder made his initial appearance in court Thursday afternoon. According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by...
Asotin County Fire District #1 Crews Battle First Wildland Fire of the Year
CLARKSTON, WA - Asotin County Fire District #1 firefighters battled their first wildland fire of the year this afternoon. Crews were dispatched at about 1:47 p.m. to a fire in the Silcott Hills area about seven miles west of Clarkston.
Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Woman's Wallet from Shopping Cart at Walmart and Using Her Debit Card Numerous Times
ASOTIN COUNTY - 25-year-old Abraham Gonzalez was arrested and booked into the Asotin County Jail earlier this week on numerous charges after he allegedly stole a woman's wallet out of her shopping cart at Walmart and using her debit card several times. The woman reported the theft on March 5...
Collision Near Winco in Lewiston Friday Afternoon Leads to Both Involved Drivers Being Arrested for Active Warrants
LEWISTON, ID - On Friday, March 17, 2023 at approximately 12:50 p.m., Officers with the Lewiston Police Department were dispatched to a two-vehicle rollover collision on 17th Street in Lewiston near Winco Foods. According to the LPD, the investigation revealed that 39-year-old Damien Hester, of Orofino, was traveling southbound in...
Lewiston Man That was Arrested Twice in One Week with Meth Gets Minimum of 1.5 Years in Jail
LEWISTON - A 46-year-old multi-time felon that was arrested twice in Lewiston within a week last October has been sentenced in court. Both of the October arrests were for felony drug possession charges. On October 20, 2022 the Lewiston Police Department pulled over 46-year-old Oliver J. Taylor, of Lewiston, and...
Lewiston police chief alleges age discrimination at Caldwell
Lewiston Police Chief Jason Kuzik has sent a letter to the city of Caldwell alleging age discrimination and seeking damages for being denied the city’s police chief position last year. A letter dated Feb. 2 and sent to Caldwell city attorney Mark Hilty argues that the city discriminated against...
LPD Joining Law Enforcement Agencies Statewide Increasing Patrols for Impaired Driving Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend
LEWISTON, ID - As St. Patrick’s Day nears, the Lewiston Police Department is reminding those celebrating to make plans for a sober ride home. Between March 16-19, the LPD will be joining law enforcement agencies statewide and increasing patrols for impaired driving. Nationally St. Patrick’s Day is one of...
56-Year-Old Man Arrested in North Lewiston for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute
LEWISTON, ID - A 56-year-old Mead, WA is being charged with felony Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute after being arrested by Lewiston Police last week. On Thursday, March 9, officers with the LPD responded to the Liberty Mart in north Lewiston for the report of an unwanted person. The worker had stated a man, who was later identified as 56-year-old Stephen Scott, was sleeping inside of his vehicle in the parking lot and were requesting he move along.
Small Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing at Bryden Canyon Golf Course, No Injuries Reported
A small aircraft made an emergency landing at Bryden Canyon Golf Course late Saturday morning adjacent to the airfield at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport. The incident occurred at around 11:00 a.m. after the single engine Cessna 172 carrying two passengers lost power. According to a press release, the aircraft hit a tree with the wing tip and landed without any further incident or injury. No other damages were reported during the crash.
Small Aircraft Accident at Lewiston Airport Saturday Morning
An aircraft accident was reported at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport late Saturday morning. A small aircraft made an emergency landing adjacent to the airfield in Bryden Canyon Golf Course after losing power around 11 a.m. The single engine Cessna 172, carrying two passengers, hit a tree with the wing tip and landed without any further incident or injury. No other damages were reported during the crash.
Santos to Retire After 23-Years at Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office
LEWISTON - After more than 23 years serving Nez Perce County, Sgt. Pat Santos has decided to hang up his duty belt. Many years ago, Santos started in the jail when it was still above the courthouse. He worked his way through the ranks to become a supervisor in patrol. Santos helped many people along the way, and was a role model to some of the same people he took off the street.
Police find missing man in downtown Lewiston
Mar. 10—LEWISTON — Police wasted no time Friday in searching for an elderly man who was reported to have wandered away from his family in downtown Lewiston. After the man was reported missing about noon, several police officers quickly began to scour the area between Spruce and Pine streets, focusing at one point on an area near Simone's Hot Dog Stand.
Here's the latest on the investigation into the reservoir rupture in Lewiston
LEWISTON, Idaho — The investigation into Lewiston's High Reservoir rupture in January is ongoing, according to the city. At this time, the city says it is working alongside its insurance company to identify what caused the rupture in the first place, which led to a boil water alert order for some areas of Lewiston.
51-Year-Old Man Facing Two Felony Indecent Liberties Charges in Asotin County
ASOTIN COUNTY - A 51-year-old man who is accused of touching two 10-year-old girls inappropriately in August of last year has been arrested. According to court documents obtained by Big Country News Connection, 51-year-old Paul Rowland was taken into custody on February 27 and charged with two felony counts of indecent liberties. One of the charges, 'Indecent Liberties By forcible compulsion,' is a Class A felony, while the other, 'Indecent Liberties When the Victim is Incapable of Consent,' is a Class B felony.
Wisconsin Man Arrested in SE Washington State After Allegedly Crashing His Car Multiple Times & Stealing Excavator
ASOTIN, WA - A 28-year-old Wisconsin man who allegedly injured a family member, crashed his car multiple times, and then stole an excavator was arrested early Saturday morning on a variety of charges. According to a Probable Cause Affidavit, Lucas Franklin was visiting family in Asotin late Friday night when he reportedly became angry for an unknown reason while he was sitting in his 2012 Ford Fusion, drinking alcohol and listening to music with a family member.
Nez Perce Tribal Police Assist With Investigation of Shooting in Orofino
LAPWAI, ID – One person suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound during an altercation between two people in Orofino yesterday. According to a press release from the Nez Perce Tribe, officials from the Nez Perce Tribal Police, Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, and Orofino Police Department participated in the investigation.
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