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March 30th, 2012
A reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest for a 43-year-old Springdale man who is wanted on an arson charge.
Jesse J. Icard, who is 5-foot-8 and, 135 pounds, has a last known address is State Highway 231 in Springdale. Icard has a 24-year local criminal history to include a conviction for vehicular assault and misdemeanor convictions.
Crime Stoppers fugitives are wanted criminal suspects who are avoiding capture by police. This makes them potentially dangerous, and should only be contacted by law enforcement professionals.
A 26-year-old Loon Lake man was arrested on Friday evening following an apparent road rage incident that sent another man to a Spokane hospital with a bullet wound to the shoulder
The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to the Loon Lake Saloon and Grill by his girlfriend at around 8 p.m. after he had been shot while driving on State Highway 292.
The Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office is assisting the Springdale Marshalâ€™s Office with a report of child luring in Springdale.
At around 5 p.m. on March 21 the first report was made to the Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office. A 10-year-old female reported that a man in his late teens to mid 20s stopped her as she was walking along State Highway 231 in the town of Springdale. The man offered the her candy before the child ran away.
The male began to follow her but was scared off by the girlâ€™s father who was nearby.
Drivers will have a little more time to remove their studded tires this year.
The Washington State Department of Transportation extended the studded-tire season through the end of April 16, as forecasts call for possible winter driving conditions through the heavily traveled Easter weekend. WSDOT officials donâ€™t anticipate any further extensions beyond April 16.
Almost 25 years after her disappearance, Bonneville Power Administration and local law enforcement officials continue to search for clues in an effort to discover what happened to Deer Parkâ€™s Julie Weflen.
In an attempt to generate leads in the case, BPA is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in Weflen's disappearance.
The Loon Lake School District will join the Deer Park and Riverside School districts in running a maintenance and operations levy election on April 17.
Unlike the other two levy measures, the Loon Lake four-year $226,000 request was not run earlier this year.
If approved, the Loon Lake request will cost property owners 63 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The generated funds will be used for various educational programs â€” such as music and physical education â€” the food service department, technology, grounds improvement and non-high payments.
Alarmed by the growing number of burglaries and vehicle prowlings in the rural areas of Spokane County, the sheriff's department asks residents to take additional precautions.
Burglaries and vehicle prowlings have increased 53 percent for the months of January and February 2012 as compared to 2011.
King County Councilman and attorney Bob Ferguson, who is running for state attorney general, made a campaign stop on March 3 at the Deer Park Pizza Factory to meet with 7th Legislative District Democrats.
Judge Bruce Hilyer, who is running for Washington State Supreme Court, attended the meeting.
â€śAs a fourth generation Washingtonian, my roots run deep in our state,â€ť said Ferguson, who has campaigned in 31 Washington State counties. â€śIn the 19th century, my great-grandparents homesteaded along the Skagit River. I have lived and worked on both sides of the mountains.â€ť
Three people were injured in a one-car accident on March 1 at Elk-Chattaroy and Tallman roads.
According to Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Department collision investigator Deputy J. Thurman, the vehicle was traveling west on Elk-Chattaroy Road when it drove onto the shoulder of the roadway. The driver was not able to negotiate the vehicle back onto the road and struck a large tree head-on.
The family of four was not wearing their seatbelts which contributed to their injuries, he said.
Updated on March 5
Most of the more than 100 animals seized from a farm in Elk last week by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) have found new homes.
â€śIt has been a long week for SCRAPS but we think we see a light at the end of the tunnel,â€ť said SCRAPS Development Coordinator Jackie Bell. â€śOur community has been so unbelievably supportive of SCRAPS by donating time, money, supplies and now adopting these animals,â€ť she continued.
SCRAPS has adopted all of the animals from this seizure.