News Releases for December 2014

Dec. 31

Spokane Police Asking for Your Help to Prevent Car Thefts

12 a.m. - Spokane Police Asking for Your Help to Prevent Car Thefts

Police Asking for Help Finding at Risk Juvenile

Midnight - Police Asking for Help Finding at Risk Juvenile

Dec. 23

City closures planned for the Holidays

3:25 p.m. - The City of Spokane will have a number of closures related to the holidays.

Here's One More Opportunity to See the 2014 HOLIDAY LIGHTS display

3:04 p.m. - Spokane Parks and Recreation and The Friends of Manito invite you to view the 2014 Holiday Lights display in the Gaiser Conservatory on more time.

Thanks to Anonymous Tip, SPD Able to Locate/Return Stolen I-Pad

Midnight - Thanks to Anonymous Tip, Officers are Able to Locate/Return Stolen I-Pad

Dec. 22

SPD Officer Arrests Stolen Vehicle Suspect on 17 Charges

3:46 p.m. - Today, 12/23/14, at approximately 9:40 a.m., Corporal Zachary Dahle located a stolen vehicle in the area of 5200 N. Morton

Explosives located near Government Way; Rendered safe by SPD

10:34 a.m. - Police responded to a report that several sticks of dynamite had been located in a wooded area off of Government Way.

SFD offers candle safety tips for the holidays

10:30 a.m. - Christmas and New Year's Day top the list of days with the most reported home candle fires. Keep these safety tips in mind to prevent fire and injury.

SFD Offers Candle Safety Tips

9:54 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is offering tips to prevent candle fires this holiday season.

City to launch full pay by phone parking program

8:59 a.m. - The City of Spokane has begun rolling out its full pay by phone parking meter program after a successful test period.

Sprague corridor reinvigoration gets a boost

8:31 a.m. - The City of Spokane secured a grant to bring a national smart grow technical assistance workshop to Spokane.

Dec. 19

City offers free curbside pickup, options to get rid of holiday trees

8:20 a.m. - The City is ready to help you clean up when the holiday season is over. Citizens have options to get rid of their trees.

Dec. 17

Youth and Police Initiative Reunion Celebration TOMORROW

1:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will host a Youth and Police Initiative (YPI) reunion celebration tomorrow afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 15

Department of Justice to Release Collaborative Reform Process Report

4:59 p.m. - COPS Office to issue report-Collaborative Reform Model: A Review of Use of Force Policies, Processes, and Practices in the Spokane Police Department

Dec. 13

SPD Helps Out at Heroes and Helpers, in Partnership With Target

1:18 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department and Spokane’s new South Hill Target store will partner together tomorrow to host Heroes and Helpers.

Dec. 12

Spokane Police Look to Public to ID Robbery Suspect

4:03 p.m. - Police are looking to the public to help identify the suspect in a recent robbery. Please call Crime Check at 509.456.2233 if you have any information

Riverfront Park Season Passes Now Available

12:50 p.m. - 2015 Riverfront Park season passes are now available at Guest Services in the Pavilion in Riverfront Park and at the best price of the season.

Dec. 11

City, Walgreens collaborate on vaccine program

12:23 p.m. - The City and Walgreens have collaborated to administer vaccines at no cost to patients in the Spokane area.

SPD Arrests Robbery Suspect

11:20 a.m. - Police have arrested a suspect in a recent Robbery. Alan Jenks was taken safely into custody after a brief standoff with the Emergency Response Unit

It's Time for the Spectacular Manito Park Holiday Lights

10:09 a.m. - The Holiday Lights in the Gaiser Conservatory at Manito Park kicks off with the open house on December 13 and 14.

Dec. 10

Fire damages vacant west central house

10:15 p.m. - A fire that damaged a vacant west central Spokane house tonight is being investigated by the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit.

SPD Holds Special Coffee w/a Cop Event at Forza Coffee Co. on 12/17

4:16 p.m. - SPD Holds Special Coffee with a Cop Event at Forza Coffee Company on 12/17

Dec. 9

Neighborhood Comes Together to Combat Crime

1:36 p.m. - A neighborhood in the Indian Trails area, working with the police, has come together to close a nuisance house and stop criminal activity

Councilman Jon Snyder to hold mobile office at Fire Station No. 4

10:49 a.m. - Spokane City Council Member Jon Snyder will host a mobile office at Fire Station No. 4 on Friday, Dec. 12 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

Friends of Manito 2015 Calendars Now Available

9:53 a.m. - The Friends of Manito 2015 Calendar featuring spectacular images of Manito Park makes a great holiday gift for just $15.

Dec. 8

Spokane Police Investigate Church Burglary

12:14 p.m. - Suspect(s) caused extensive damage to All Saints Lutheran Church, stole five large, stained glass windows, and took four decorative eggs.

Give the Gift of Golf - No Need to Shop 'til You Drop

10:18 a.m. - Give the gift of golf 2015. Golf pre-season pass sales are available now.

Conservatory Holiday Lights Display Opens December 12

10:14 a.m. - Join us for the spectacular 2014 Holiday Lights show at Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory.

Dec. 5

Flags to fly half-staff Sunday for Pearl Harbor anniversary

2:38 p.m. - State and US flags will be lowered to half-staff Sunday, Dec. 7 on the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Spokane Police Arrest Two Burglars in Unrelated Incidents

1:06 p.m. - Police respond and to two burglary reports (one last night and one this morning) and arrest two suspects

Dec. 4

Burglary/Stabbing Suspect Charged with Additional Burglary

10:27 a.m. - Ben Glushchenko, suspect in a burglary and stabbing in the 2700 block of E. 32nd, determined to be responsible for an additional burglary

SPD and DSHS Work Together in EBT Fraud Case

Midnight - SPD and DSHS Work Together in EBT Fraud Case

Dec. 3

Spokane Police Investigate Burglary and Stabbing

8:26 p.m. - Police are investigating a burglary and stabbing that occurred this evening, in the 2700 block of E. 32nd Ave.

Dec. 2

12 Days of Giving launches in Spokane

12:37 p.m. - The City and its partners challenge businesses, organizations and individuals to give their time, talent or treasures this holiday season.

Art helps raise awareness for people with disabilities

10:12 a.m. - The City is celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities by recognizing local artists and displaying their artwork at City Hall.