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May 5th, 2018, Spirit Lake, ID

For Immediate Release: 05/05/2018 4:56 AM

On May 4th, 2018 at 10:53 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle fatality crash on SH41 at milepost 16, south of Spirit Lake, Idaho. Jonathan A. Smith, 25 years old, of Spirit Lake, Idaho, driving a blue 1992 Dodge Dakota was travelling southbound when he turned onto a side road in front of Mark J. Kondash, 49 years old, of Newport, Washington, driving a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Kondash was travelling northbound when he struck the passenger side of Smith's vehicle. Both Kondash and his passenger, Alayna C. Wright, 48 years old, of Newport, Washington, were ejected from the bike. Wright succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Kondash was transported to Kootenai Health. Smith was unharmed. Both Kondash and Wright were wearing helmets. Next of kin notifications have been made. The investigation is continuing.

May 4th, 2018, Post Falls, ID

Post Falls, ID

PFPD, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, have received multiple reports of female mountain lion and her cub in the area of Black Bay Park, as well as near S Idaho St and E Maple Ave. If you spot a mountain lion do not agitate it or attempt to engage with it. As always, if you find yourself in an emergency dial 911. (ks)

May 9th, 2018, Spokane, WA

Spokane Police respond to a reported armed male at the Monroe Street Bridge threatening suicide. A large Police response resulted in the bridge and numerous roads being closed in the area. After negotiations, the male was detained and transported to a hospital for help.

On Wednesday May 9th, just before 2pm, Spokane Police received a call at the Monroe Bridge reference a male holding a gun to his head. The male was located under the bridge and was holding the gun to his head when Officers arrived.

Businesses and citizens in the area saw a large Police response. This was done to ensure the safety of everybody in the area. There is a walking trail feet from where the male was at that had to be shut down from foot traffic so a random person did not encounter the male. In case the male went mobile, the Monroe Street Bridge had to be shut down completely.

Several Officers on scene talked with the male for almost 30 minutes, during which time the male still had the gun pressed against his head. Officers set up contingency plans which included less lethal and diversion tools.

The male eventually put the gun on the ground and walked out to waiting Officers. The male was transported by ambulance to the Hospital for mental health treatment. The gun itself turned out to be a realistic looking airsoft gun, which you could not tell until you stood right next to it and handled it.

Due to the nature of the call and this being a non-criminal investigation, the male is not being named by Spokane Police. We generally do not make suicidal calls a public matter for obvious reasons. However, this call shut down a large area and had a massive traffic diversion and we received many comments, questions and rumors to what was going on.