News Releases for February 2016

Feb. 27

No one injured by fires on opposite sides of city

9:36 a.m. - Unrelated fires on opposite sides of the city damage a home and animal clinic.

Feb. 26

Garage, shed and chicken coup damaged by fire

8:34 a.m. - No one was injured by a backyard fire in northeast Spokane.

Feb. 25

SPD's Enhancing the Survival Mindset Class to be Held this Spring

3:26 p.m. - SPD's Enhancing the Survival Mindset Self-Defense Class to be Held this Spring

Social Media Plays a Big Part in Solving Burglary

1:09 p.m. - Spokane Police, acting on tips from social media, were able to identify and arrest Jason J. Scott (36) for 2nd Degree Burglary.

Master Composter training starts March 28

Noon - Classes on natural ways to build healthy soil, reduce waste and pollution, and make a valuable contribution to the community are starting soon.

New tools make it easier to open restaurant in Spokane, Spokane Valley

11 a.m. - A new regional initiative provides better service and support for prospective restauranteurs.

City Council to Host Community Forum on Fair Chance Hiring

9:30 a.m. - The Spokane City Council will host a community educational forum on Fair Chance Hiring March 8 at 6 p.m.

Feb. 24

Explosives Disposal Unit Responds to Threat at Shriners

2:33 p.m. - Explosives Disposal Unit Responds to Threat at Shriners

Missing Girls Found; Mother Booked into Jail

2:30 p.m. - Missing Girls Found; Mother Booked into Jail

Flags to Fly Half-Staff Thursday

9:26 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to honor the memory of Washington National Guard SSG Matthew McClintock, 30, of Des Moines, WA.

Feb. 23

Spokane Police Ask for Help Locating Missing Children

4:40 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s help locating two missing children. Princess Angle (11) and Precious Kortness (14) were last seen with their mother.

SPD Officers Arrest 4 Suspects in 4 Different Property Crime Incidents

3:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol Officers arrested four different suspects in four different property crime incidents yesterday.

Spokane Public Library 2016 Master Plan

12:56 p.m. - The Spokane Public Library Board of Trustees has endorsed the 2016 Library Master Plan to build the 21st century Spokane Public Library.

Feb. 22

City applying for federal promise zone designation

1 p.m. - The Council will consider a resolution in support of an application to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) for the designation.

City's Fleet Maintenance Operation Recognized as an "EnviroStar"

11:45 a.m. - The City of Spokane’s Fleet Services has been recognized as an “EnviroStar” for its work to protect the environment by managing hazardous materials.

City planning for future of Chief Garry Park area

10:11 a.m. - A public workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24 to gather input from residents.

Feb. 21

Spokane Police Investigating Serious Collision

4:34 p.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to the intersection of Ash and Queen just after 1:00 p.m. on 02/21/16.

Feb. 19

Fire extensively damages auto body shop

1:23 p.m. - A Spokane auto body shop sustained extensive damage during a Thursday night fire.

Feb. 18

Vehicle Prowler Booked for 2nd Assault after Pulling Knife on Victim

3:08 p.m. - Car prowler booked for 2nd Assault on 2/18/16 had just been released 2/14/16 after SPD booked him that day for Poss.of a Stolen Vehicle.

City to resume yard & food waste collection on Monday, Feb. 29

8:30 a.m. - Ready for spring yard cleanup? The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, Feb. 29.

Feb. 16

Mayor to Host Community Conversation Thursday

1 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon will host the next installment in the City’s ongoing series of community conversations on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6-7 p.m.

Flags lowered to honor Justice Scalia

9:11 a.m. - State and U.S. Flags at all City facilities are to be lowered to half-staff immediately in honor of U.S Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

Feb. 15

Park Board Approves North Side Park Expansion

4:45 p.m. - The historic Drumheller Springs Park in Northwest Spokane is expanding.

Feb. 13

Police Investigate Multiple Collision Road Rage Incident Downtown

5:46 p.m. - The first callers reported a male attacking a car. Additional callers described a road rage incident where several vehicles were struck by one driver.

Feb. 12

Group Releases Statement Condemning Flyer Distributed at Meeting

4:10 p.m. - Flyers attempted to intimidate neighbors who might oppose two proposed new developments in the Indian Trail area were left on cars during a meeting.

Mayor encourages collaboration

9:30 a.m. - Mayor David Condon renewed the city’s commitment to a safer, stronger and smarter Spokane while acknowledging that the city still faces challenges.

Feb. 11

Spokane Police Respond to Suspicious Bag Near Deaconess

8:21 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the report of a suspicious bag hanging off a walkway over Lincoln St. between 4th and 5th near Deaconess Hospital.

Police Looking for Help Identifying Lewd Suspect

4:34 p.m. - SPD is looking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in a series of reported lewd acts where an adult male has been exposing himself to children

Multiple Agencies Come Together to Kick off TACT Enforcement

1:24 p.m. - Multiple Agencies Come Together to Kick off TACT Enforcement

Man Released from Geiger on 2/8 Booked again on 2/10

12:37 p.m. - Man Released from Geiger on 2/8 Booked again on 2/10

Feb. 10

Presidents Day is a parking meter holiday

3 p.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Feb. 15, because of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Spokane's Dan Kegley named Chair Elect for Pacific NW Section of AWWA

2:25 p.m. - Dan Kegley, City Water & Wastewater Director, has been named Chair Elect for the Pacific NW Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Beggs to be sworn in as new City Councilmember Friday

11:33 a.m. - Beggs will serve the District 2 City Council seat left vacant by Councilmember Jon Snyder.

View Riverfront Park Design Progress

10 a.m. - City of Spokane Parks and Recreation is hosting a Riverfront Park Redevelopment Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at City Hall.

SPD to Hold First Public Compstat Meeting

8:52 a.m. - SPD will hold its first ever public Compstat Meeting next Wednesday, Feb, 17th, 2016 at 9:30am, at the Fire Training Center, 1618 N. Rebecca.

Feb. 9

Cause of north side fire under investigation

6:21 p.m. - The cause of an afternoon fire at a north side home is under investigation.

Feb. 8

Driver Booked for Vehicular Assault after Crash with Pedestrian

12:42 p.m. - Driver Booked for Vehicular Assault after Crash with Pedestrian

Feb. 7

Fire severely damages north side home

9:21 p.m. - No one was injured by a fire that extensively damaged a north Spokane home early Sunday.

Feb. 5

Dobrow retiring, McDevitt to lead police division

1:15 p.m. - Interim Chief Rick Dobrow is retiring after 33 years in law enforcement. Former US Attorney Jim McDevitt to be law enforcement director during search.

Feb. 4

Two Suspects given away by their Footprints in the Snow

1:11 p.m. - Patrol Officers from SPD tracked footprints in the fresh snow early this morning to make quick arrests in two different property crimes cases.

Feb. 3

SPD Officers Save Suicidal Subject on the South Hill

7:10 p.m. - The male’s mother called 911 and said her son was armed with a knife and was going to kill himself.

Patrol Officer Catches Repeat Offender with 6 Warrants

1:10 p.m. - Patrol Officer Catches Repeat Offender with 6 Warrants

Feb. 2

Coffee with a Cop Event Next Week

12:15 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold its next Coffee with a Cop event on Feb. 11, from 8-10 a.m. at McDonald’s, 4436 N. Division.

Riverfront Park Job Fair is Saturday

10:42 a.m. - Riverfront Park’s 24th Annual Job Fair is Saturday, Feb. 6 in the IMAX Theatre main pavilion area from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Feb. 1

Senator Baumgartner denies City Council Member opportunity to testify

5:53 p.m. - Spokane City Council Member Candace Mumm traveled to Olympia today to testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor.