Like politics anywhere local politics can get down and dirty, and as we know from recent investigations of politics at the national level other nations will utilize fake Facebook and Twitter Accounts to affect the outcome of national elections. The same is true with our local election process where individuals will create fake Facebook and Twitter accounts to defame, degrade, and lie about various individuals who may or may not be associated in some way with a political candidate.

While working on another story I was able to establish that at the local level perhaps the most prolific individual to use fake Facebook accounts is Sharon Linnae Dust a 53-year-old female and great aunt of Mr. Caleb Collier’s children from his former marriage to Alyssa Venable (nee Hundeby). Sharon Dust is an RN who works along with Collier’s ex-wife at Latah Services Inc, an elder care business owned by Patricia M. Groth.

Over a period of approximately two years Sharon Dust has cyberstalked a number of individuals including myself using various fake Facebook accounts including but not limited to the following;

Shelly Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

Jen Anderson

John Williams

Drew Dust

Sharon Dust’s most recent fake Facebook account is under the name Lisa Harrison and she has been very active on the Tri-County Voice Facebook page, a page moderated by Dust’s close associate Tanner Rowe and from which I was booted from yesterday for exposing the truth a FB page where Dust was able to find allies in her cyberstalking efforts.

I want to correct a minor mistake Lesley Haskell made in some posts she made while she was attacked by Sharon Dust on the Tri-County Voice Facebook page. Lesley Haskell was understandably under the impression that the fake account was Tanner Rowe’s wife Emilee Combs as both Mr. and Mrs. Rowe interact with Sharon Dust. Emilee Combs is a member of the Spokane Regional Issues and Politics FB group and despite her vitriol is allowed to post in that FB group.

Sharon Dust is very closely allied with Bob West and his daughter Brandi Peetz and has bragged about a relationship with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich in private messages I have obtained from an individual who has come forward at their own risk of being cyberstalked or harassed by Dust and others.

I hope this helps to correct the record and provide some factual insight regarding politics, using messy divorces to defame character for political and personal hatred motives, and just how low some people will go.

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Not much!

Spokesman Review Reporter Adam Shanks did a very good job in this story regarding the Spokane Regional Emergency Communications (SREC), however I thought I would add just a little more regarding Adam’s “riven with behind the scenes turmoil” statement.

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was so excited about its launch, he said in July it “is going to be one of the best things that happens to this community.”

Many of the Cops and Firefighters I talk with see the SREC issue for exactly what it is, a political power play by Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich aided by Spokane Valley Fire Chief Bryan Collins with the help of Mayor Condon to gain as much control of Public Safety for the County as possible regardless of what affect it might have on the Citizens.

Even though Politics should never play a role in Public Safety it always seems to rear its ugly head as it did with since passed and very highly respected SPD Lt. JD Anderson.

“Police officers in general have the specter of the unknown everyday,” Arleth said. “You switch your body physiology from dealing with kids who want to play basketball to a severe traffic crash with a pedestrian to a barricaded subject. It’s a constant shifting of gears. Those types of stressors can affect the body.”

“Arleth, Meidl and Walker all said that the stresses of the job are hard to avoid.”

Mayor David Condon’s Chief of Police Craig Meidl is noted for doing anything and everything he told to do by his Boss and then passing on orders to his Majors to get the Mayor’s will done, including forcing someone into a position within SPD they don’t want to have anything to do with and adamantly disagree with the concept in the position they are forced into.

Lt. JD Anderson died from complications associated with a medical issue which can be exasperated by stress, and Meidl’s decision to not grant his request to return to Patrol Division certainly didn’t help JD’s stress level as this email exchange and others makes quite obvious.

Of course, there is always lots more “behind-the-scenes turmoil”, and here is but one example.

The link below will take you to the Power Point Presentation attached to the above email:


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I’m glad to see Spokesman Review Columnist Shawn Vestal is keeping track of just how bad Mayor Condon and Chief Meidl’s newly established Lesser Use of Force Policy and the need for legitimate oversight of SPD actually is.

When you are very aware that the “Culture” at SPD is worse than it was after the cover-up of the Otto Zehm case and the subsequent conviction of  SPD Officer Karl Thompson and you review and bring to light all of the continuing problems with SPD one can easily conclude the reason those problems continue is that SPD leadership hasn’t changed the attitude they expressed during the Otto Zehm era. When Mayor David Condon bypassed everything and everyone to hire the very pliable Craig Meidl to lead SPD the handwriting was on the wall even though he was able to convince some people that he had seen the light and had changed since his very public and inexplicable admiration for his beloved mentor and friend Karl Thompson. The same is true for Major Kevin King who people should remember was not only the founder of the infamous “505” Facebook Page but also the lead on sales of those wristbands all the Cops wore in support of Karl Thompson. King of course was also instrumental in the exoneration of Dan Lesser and the establishment of the new Lesser Use of Force Policy.

Needless to say, I will be doing more stories on the new SPD Lesser Use of Force Policy and the extreme problems with the SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team, but for now I just want to add a little more information to Shawn Vestal’s column.

To be perfectly clear even though I have received many of the Lesser case documents I requested way back on April 22, 2019 SPD has not fulfilled my request and now tell be that they won’t until sometime  “on or about December 2”, of course there will likely be yet another 30 delay beyond December 2, 2019 once we have a new Mayor.

Was there  cover-up of the Lesser case like there was in the Otto Zehm case? Well of course there was, SPD did not under any circumstances want the public to see the Body Worn Camera Video, and the only thing that got in their way of covering it up was the good Cops on SPD.

Shawn Vestal in his column documents the fact that Lt. Rob Boothe the SPD Use of Force Expert found the deployment of Lesser’s K9 out of policy as did Sgt. Wheeler, but here is the kicker Boothe went above and beyond his own assessment by asking IA Investigator Sgt. Everly to review the BWC Video and the Use of Force on 2/19/2019 because of Boothe’s concerns about a bias he might have due to his previous experience with Dan Lesser’s Use of Force issues. So, who caught on to the fact that IA was aware of the case on 2/19/2019 and didn’t inform him…none other than OPO Logue.

Yes, indeed IA knew on 2/19/2019, and yes IA knew on April 22, 2019 when I submitted my first Public Records Request…yet SPD said no such case existed.

Imaged below are the documents every member of the Public, and every Candidate for office should read, Mayor Condon, Chief Meidl, and Major King surely were hoping I would simply overlook these facts…it is a good thing OPO Logue didn’t.

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