News Releases for April 2014

April 29

Council to consider Integrated Clean Water Plan on May 5

4:30 p.m. - On May 5, City Council will consider adoption of a comprehensive plan to improve Spokane River health, called the Integrated Clean Water Plan.

Officer involved shooting during crime scene investigation

4:25 p.m. - At approximately 10 a.m. this morning officers responded to 2512 N. Standard to investigate a female who was deceased at the location.

April 28

City proposes streets, parks funding plan

1:01 p.m. - The City is proposing to refinance its debt to maintain and enhance streets and reinvigorate Riverfront Park while keeping citizens at the same rate

Visuals at SPD Hosted State K-9 Conference - 1 pm Today

10:19 a.m. - Today at 1 pm the following visuals as well as an opportunity for an on-camera interview will be available at the Spokane Police Academy.

April 27

SPD Arrests Robbery Suspect One Hour After Initial Call

1:38 p.m. - Police respond to two Robbery reports in North Spokane; Officers locate and arrest a suspect, 24-year-old Joshua J. Roullier.

April 25

Spokane Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

9:36 p.m. - Major Crimes detectives have arrested 23-year-old Andre R. Hallman in connection to the shooting at the Lions Lair on 4/23/14.

Spokane PD K9 Unit hosts upcoming WSPCA conference

4:53 p.m. - The Spokane Police K-9 Unit will host the Washington State Police Canine Association (WSPCA) Spring Seminar, April 27th-30th.

The Spokane Law Enforcement Museum turns 4

4:51 p.m. - The Spokane Law Enforcement Museum, 1201 W. First Ave., is celebrating our 4th Anniversary this Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mayor announces Forest Spokane tree initiative

3:44 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon launched Forest Spokane, a new initiative to beautify neighborhoods with the addition of trees and green infrastructure

April 24

Update to Yesterday's Stabbing

11:35 p.m. - Stabbing suspect booked for Attempted Murder.

Vehicle theft suspect rams citizen's car

4:33 p.m. - Roscoe Wood was arrested on two counts of 2nd Degree Assault, two counts of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, one count of 2nd Degree Malicious Mischief

Gardener's Alert

10:31 a.m. - Get a head start on spring with garden sales this weekend.

Downtown Shooting

8:18 a.m. - Overnight shooting downtown sends one victim to the hospital. Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect(s).

April 23

SPD Responds to Stabbing

4:43 p.m. - One male victim transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The incident appears to be the result of a domestic dispute.

April 22

City, County discussing development parameters

1:25 p.m. - The City of Spokane and Spokane County will hold a series of meetings to establish parameters on how each plans for growth and regional development

SPD Arrests Cell Phone Thief with 2-Foot Sword

11:02 a.m. - A patrol officer conducting Hot Spot patrols near downtown quickly apprehends a cell phone thief, 24-year-old Jacob K. McGill.

Structure fire at 1618 W. Maxwell

7:42 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported a structure fire at 1618 W. Maxwell on April 22 at 12:31 a.m.

April 21

Huntington Park Grand Opening First Friday Food Truck Rally

4:38 p.m. - City Hall and Avista are celebrating the Grand Opening of Huntington Park with First Friday Food Truck Rally Festivities.

Public meeting April 24 - Riverfront Park Master Plan 2014

2:43 p.m. - The Park Board will host one more public meeting regarding the Riverfront Park Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee recommendations.

Weekend Recap for 4-18 to 4-20

12:39 p.m. - Police responded to two separate shots fired calls, booked a serial recycler, and brought three suspects in for numerous property crime charges.

April 18

SPD Arrests Two in Yesterday's McDonald's Armed Robbery

11:36 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest two suspects in connection to a Robbery which occurred yesterday, at about 6 pm, at the McDonald’s at 2200 W. Wellesley Ave.

April 17

Annual compost fair to be held Saturday, April 26

5:07 p.m. - The Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers will host a Compost Fair at Finch Arboretum on April 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

City plans Nelson Service Center project groundbreaking on April 25

4:53 p.m. - The City of Spokane will break ground on anew combined Solid Waste Management & Fleet maintenance facility on Friday, April 25, at 11 a.m.

SPD arrests suspect in stabbing/fight

9:13 a.m. - Police have arrested 26-year-old Edward Bobby Donoian on charges of 1st Degree Assault in connection to a stabbing on Monday, April 14th.

April 16

South Battalion cliff rescue

1:37 p.m. - The Fire Department responded to a report of a boy who had fallen from a cliff at Liberty Park in the East Central Neighborhood at 5:34 p.m.

SPD arrests bomb threat suspect

11:36 a.m. - No explosives were located. The suspect, 44-year-old David J. Maslo was arrested for Threats to Bomb or Injure Property.

SPD arrests felon in possession of a rifle

10:49 a.m. - Officers arrest 24-year-old Casey L. Brown for illegally possessing a firearm and other charges after he allegedly stole a rifle in a vehicle prowling

April 15

Five new SPD recruits graduate from Basic Law Enforcement Academy

2:45 p.m. - Chris LeQuire, Jordan Brown, Corrigan Mohondro, Brandon Fabian, and Brandon Lynch will attend a three week SPD-specific training course.

April 14

Ombudsman Commission public input planned

5:37 p.m. - The City is hosting public meetings on April 28 and 29 to discuss how the citizen Police Ombudsman Commission should be formed

Riverfront Park Master Plan 2014 call for public comment

5:31 p.m. - The City is hosting public comment meetings on April 17 and 24 about the Riverfront Park Master Plan

Earth Day Spokane celebration

2:30 p.m. - The Earth Day Spokane all-volunteer organizing committee is partnering with Riverfront Park to celebrate Earth Day Spokane on Saturday, April 26th.

Spring Opening of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens

2:18 p.m. - The Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens invite all to our annual Opening of the Gardens' event from 2 to 5 p.m. on April 26.

SPD responds to fight/stabbing; two transported to hospital

12:28 p.m. - SPD responds to stabbing near Division and Spokane Falls Blvd. Two individuals were transported to the hospital and will be interviewed by detectives.

Weekend recap for 4/11 - 4/14

12:17 p.m. - SPD arrests DUI driver after suspect flees and crashes near Mission pool.

April 13

North side structure fire

6:34 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire on Sunday, April 13 at 12:47 a.m. at 1428 W Mallon.

April 11

SPD Arrests Suspect in Carlile Homicide

10:30 a.m. - Major Crimes detectives have arrested 33-year-old Robby J. Wahrer in connection to the homicide of Douglas J. Carlile on 12/15/2013

SPD Arrests Suspect in E. Grace Shooting Incident

10:10 a.m. - Major Crimes detectives have arrested 36-year-old Troy A. Pesina in connection to a shooting at a home in the 3300 block of E. Grace on April 1, 2014

April 10

SIRR Team forwards deputy involved shooting case to prosecutor

2:07 p.m. - Investigative Regional Response Team has completed their investigation incident and has sent it to the prosecutor's office to be reviewed.

April 9

SPD sees increase in scam/fraud incidents involving debit/credit cards

1:23 p.m. - The SPD has seen a recent increase in scam/fraud incidents involving debit/credit cards and utilities in the Spokane area.

April 8

Police look to public to help identify stabbing suspect

12:33 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a reported stabbing at The Flame, 2401 E. Sprague Ave on March 23 around 12:30 a.m.

April 7

Spokane Fire moves to electronic patient records

8:38 p.m. - In an effort that will make Spokane safer, the Spokane Fire Department switched to a digital patient records system

Weekend recap 4/4 to 4/7

10:49 a.m. - Police responded to five major incidents over the weekend of April 4-7.

SPD patrol responds to report of stabbing in NW Spokane

10:22 a.m. - Initial reports indicate the victim confronted the suspect during a burglary in progress and was stabbed.

April 6

Occupied motor home fire

10:40 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported motor home fire near the intersection of Chestnut and Gardner on April 6, 2014 at 7:13 p.m.

April 5

SPD responds to shooting call

3 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a shooting incident that occurred just before 1 a.m. near the intersection of E. 9th Ave. and S. Perry St.

April 4

North battalion house fire

2:03 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 719 W Maxwell on Friday, April 4th, at approximately 10 a.m.

We are looking for the public's help identifying an assault suspect

2:03 p.m. - Officers responded to a call in the 5300 block of N. Wall after the victim saw the male suspect prowling his vehicle yesterday around 3 p.m.

April 3

SPD arrests kidnapping suspect

6:06 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest 55-year-old Richard L. Welch for 1st Degree Kidnapping in connection to the kidnapping of a 3-year-old child.

SPD releases names of officers involved in 03-26 shooting

4:38 p.m. - The five officers involved in the shooting have nearly 60 years of combined experience with the Spokane Police Department.

Police ask for public's assistance locating missing at-risk man

3:24 p.m. - 60-year-old Alfred Woodruff was last seen yesterday afternoon at his residence in the 200 block of W. Riverside.

Garland structure fire

8:44 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 2710 W. Garland on April 3, 2014, at approximately 2:25 a.m.

April 2

Suspect connected to 10 armed robberies

11:35 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crime detectives continue to investigate a string of Armed Robberies that have occurred in Spokane since February 17, 2014.

April 1

Council Member Waldref to host Council Connection

6 p.m. - Council Member Waldref will host Council Connection on Thursday at 6 p.m. on CityCable 5

Spokane Police investigate N Spokane shooting

3:50 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a shooting at Holy Family Hospital, 5600 N. Lidgerwood, on 04-01-14 around 12 p.m.

Police and SWAT execute search warrant at 5900 N Cochran

3 p.m. - Police arrest 33-year-old Summer Allen for Conspiracy to Commit 2nd Degree Burglary and 1st Degree Theft.

Third session of Youth and Police Initiative graduates on Friday

11:35 a.m. - Media is invited to attend the session on Thursday, April 3rd at 4 p.m. where reporters will have the opportunity to interview program participants.

Provide input on City's transportation system

10:39 a.m. - The City is asking citizens to use a new online mapping tool to provide insight into the transportation system.