PEOPLE LIVING IN POST FALLS ARE CELEBRATING THEIR
FREEDOM FROM A LONG-STANDING
DRUG HOUSE IN THEIR NEIGHBOHOOD.
KOOTENAI COUNTY'S VIOLENT CRIME TASK FORCE RAIDED
THE HOME AT 20TH AVENUE AND WALNUT STREET ON WEDNESDAY
TURNING UP A LOT OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND STOLEN PROPERTY.
KXLY4'S JEFF HUMPHREY SHOWS US WHY NEIGHBORS SUSPECT
THE DRUG HOUSE WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND A LOT
OF RIVER CITY BURGLARIES.
04;01 THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE WERE FLOPPING INSIDE
THIS SUSPECTED DRUG HOUSE THAT THE RATHDRUM -POST
FALLS SWAT TEAM RAN OUT OF HANDCUFFS DURING WEDNESDAY'S
PAT KNIGHT/POST FALLS PD 44;56 we were actually shocked
to be honest with you.in my 20 years in law enforcement
i've never been involved in a case, in a tactical
atmosphere, where we've had that many people come
out of a home 45;06
NEIGHBORS SAY THEY KNEW THIS HOME WAS A HANGOUT FOR
DRUGGIES FOR MORE THAN A YEAR NOW.
IT STARTED WITH THE NON-STOP FLOW OF SHORT STAY VISITORS.
CHRISTINA GERNERT /NEIGHBOR57;25 it was just a lot
of traffic and then the junk started to pile up, then
they brought the pit bulls over and just one thing
lead to another 57;33
SO NEARBY RESIDENTS STARTED WRITING DOWN LICENSE PLATE
NUMBERS AND KEPT LOGS ABOUT WHO VISITED AND WHEN.
AND THAT'S WHY THE COMMUNITY CELEBRATED THE EARLY
CHRISTINA GERNERT /NEIGHBOR 58;50 oh my goodness you
should have seen us all, we were a bunch of fools
we were sitting in the window and giving them thumbs
up and high fiving and as soon as they got everybody
arrested and got them down the road we came out and
thanked the sheriff and all the officers we could
AND NOT SURPRISINGLY THE RAID TURNED UP DEALING QUANTITIES
OF DOPE THAT TIPPED THE SCALES AS THE RIVER CITY'S
BIGGEST SO FAR THIS YEAR.
POLICE SAY GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF STOLEN PROPERTY THEY
FOUND THE BUST SHOULD HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THEFT IN
PAT KNIGHT/POST FALLS PFPD 47;22 with the number of
people who were there.
there's 14 or 15 people running around in the late
night hours locating property that doesn't belong
to them and selling that to support their drug habit
02;14 IN FACT EARLIER THIS MORNING POLICE RECOVERED
A RECENTLY STOLEN, HIGH -END MOUNTAIN BIKE IN THE
IT'S A REMINDER WHY YOU NEED TO WRITE DOWN THE SERIAL
NUMBERS OF ALL YOUR VALUABLES.
REPORTING IN POST FALLS, JEFF HUMPHREY KXLY FOUR.02;30