North Idaho

Police searching for suspect that injured bicyclist in hit and run

HAYDEN, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a black colored SUV that fled the scene after hitting and injuring a cyclist Monday afternoon.

Deputies responded to the area of W. Prairie Avenue and N. Cornerstone Drive for a hit and run crash around 4:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found 63-year-old Ray R. Schilke of Coeur d'Alene was riding a bicycle when he was hit and injured by the SUV.

Schilke was transported to Kootenai Health and later released with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black Dodge Caliber or similar type SUV. Deputies said the top of the windshield had a banner with "Los Angeles" in black and white letters. Based on evidence at the scene, the vehicle sustained damage to the passenger's side front area including the head lamp and turn light assembly, mirror, and bumper. The vehicle was likely operated by a bald man with a mustache. He was last seen leaving the scene on W. Prairie Ave.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Deputy R. Broesch at 208-446-1300 regarding case # 17-31751.