CRIME & SAFETY
Northern Lakes firefighters save dog from house fire in Hayden
According to the Northern Lakes Fire Protection District, the Red Cross is supporting the displaced family at this time.
Kootenai County detectives investigate theft at LA Aluminum in Hayden
HAYDEN, Idaho — The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for suspects involved in a theft at LA Aluminum in Hayden. On Nov. 17 around 10 p.m., a silver 4-door Dodge Ram was seen entering the parking lot of LA Aluminum. Plate information was not able to be seen over surveillance footage.
Coeur d’Alene mom found in Cotsa Rica with 1-year-old son, charged with kidnapping
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – A Coeur d’Alene mom is in custody after fleeing the country with a one-year-old child this summer. During their initial investigation, the Sandpoint Police Department learned that Laurel E. Hannah, 40, had likely fled the county with her one-year-old son, who she does not have custody of. Fears rose that the child was in danger, so the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force in Coeur d’Alene joined the investigation to find Hannah.
Coeur d'Alene man arrested for aggravated assault with knife
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that happened Wednesday afternoon.
Kootenai County detective asks public to help locate suspect involved in damaging property
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho — The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a suspect involved in damaging property. On Nov. 8 around 3:54 a.m., a suspect was seen on surveillance footage in the 9300 block of north Government Way in Hayden. They were seen using both fists to slam on a window at Survival Enterprises, causing damage.
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Probes Discovery of Human Remains in Local Twin Lakes Area
On November 26, 2023, human remains were found in the Twin Lakes area, prompting a response from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). Local hunters discovered the remains on their private property on Timber Ridge Road.
U.S. Marshals Service arrest Lapwai murder suspect hiding in Pendleton
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — The U.S. Marshals Service Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force located and arrested a man charged with second degree murder who was hiding in Pendleton, Oregon. 20-year-old William Eyle was located in Pendleton on Nov. 27. He was wanted on a federal warrant issued by the...
2 hurt after shooting at apartment complex in Coeur d'Alene
Two people were hurt after shots were fired into an apartment in Coeur d'Alene. Officers were called to the complex on West Hanley Avenue and West Voltaire Lane around 5:30 p.m. Two people have non life-threatening injuries and the suspect is facing a long list of charges.
Navigating the Complex Crime Landscape of Kootenai County, Idaho
Kootenai County, Idaho, is experiencing a complex crime dynamic with specific areas showing increased violent crime risks. Data from Idaho State Police's Uniform Crime Reporting indicates a 3% rise in Group A offenses in 2022, despite a statewide decline in overall crime. Twin Falls has been a hotspot for violent crime, particularly assaults, with a notable link to drug arrests. This has underscored the importance of robust policing and community strategies to combat these trends.
Discover the 5 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Kootenai County, Idaho
Kootenai County, Idaho, stands out as a picturesque and varied area, providing a range of attractions and activities for both locals and tourists. Nevertheless, akin to any locale, it grapples with its own issues of crime and violence. Despite Kootenai County’s overall crime rate being below the national average, certain...
Larry Munyon accused of attempting to lure a child in Liberty Lake pleads not guilty
A Liberty Lake man being charged with trying to lure a 13-year-old girl into his car say's he's not guilty of the crime. 59-year-old Larry Munyon was arraigned yesterday morning for allegedly trying to lure a young girl into his vehicle earlier this month.
Witness tampering charges dismissed against former Liberty Lake police officer
Witness tampering charges have now been dismissed against a former Liberty Lake police officer who resigned after the charges were announced this year. Body camera footage showed the officer coaching the people involved in a potential burglary to tell a different story than what actually happened. Spokane County Prosecutors decided not to pursue this case because they can't find any witnesses.
Weekly Safety Report: Runaway Teen, Arrest, and Illegal Baiting of Eagles in Kootenai County, Idaho
This week in Kootenai County, Idaho, there were three incidents of concern. A 16-year-old runaway named Connor Dalmolin was reported missing after being last seen at a grocery store on October 31. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office made an arrest near Highway 95 and Granite Loop, prompting a warning for residents to lock their doors and windows. Additionally, there were reports of eagles in Coeur d'Alene being illegally baited for photography, which is a citable offense.
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies Assist in Apprehending Stolen Vehicle Suspect
COEUR D'ALENE - In the evening hours of 11/19/23, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Hwy 95 and Granite Loop Cutoff for an agency assist. Bonner County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho State Police were in active pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Idaho State Troopers had deployed spike...
Local Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Arrest Spokane Suspect Following Car Chase
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in Idaho helped arrest Zachary J. Hawthorne, a suspect from Spokane, Washington. The arrest took place on November 19, 2023, following a car chase involving a stolen vehicle.
Activists in Boise remember Spirit Lake shooting victim, call for transparency from law enforcement
BOISE, Idaho -- In Boise Monday night, a vigil was organized for SA Floyd, the 67-year-old woman who was found dead in her senior living apartment in Spirit Lake, seven minutes after law enforcement arrived at her home and shots were fired.
Multi-Car Crash on Interstate 90 Near Coeur d'Alene Causes Highway Shutdown and Delays
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Chaos ensued on the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Coeur d'Alene following a multi-car crash that prompted an immediate response from the Idaho State Police (ISP). The accident occurred near milepost 10.5, just west of Northwest Boulevard, causing a shutdown of the highway. As authorities advised motorists to avoid the area and seek alternative routes, emergency teams were dispatched to the scene to investigate the cause and manage the situation. This developing story has led to significant traffic delays and heightened concern among the local community.
Weekly Safety Report: Pilot Hospitalized in Plane Crash, Investigation Ongoing in Spirit Lake Shooting
Two incidents occurred in Kootenai County, Idaho this week. In the first incident, a pilot crashed his twin-engine Cessna 310 plane at Coeur d'Alene Airport, resulting in the pilot being hospitalized. The cause of the crash is unknown. The second incident involved an officer-involved shooting in Spirit Lake, where a woman died. City and county officials have not provided any details about the shooting, citing an ongoing investigation.