News Releases for April 2016

April 29

Spokane Police Identify Suspect from Today’s Stabbing

6:16 p.m. - Spokane Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the suspect from today’s stabbing in West Spokane.

Spokane Police Investigating a Stabbing in West Spokane

3:06 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred in the area of W Sunset Highway and N Lindeke St.

Spokane celebrates 59th Arbor Day

9:30 a.m. - On April 29, Mayor Condon will kick off an Arbor Day Celebration by helping plant a tree at a citizen’s home and reading the Arbor Day proclamation.

April 28

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

10:32 p.m. - SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

Sweeping along Bloomsday route continues

3:42 p.m. - Streets crews will begin cleaning the Bloomsday route Friday, May 29. Citizens are asked to remove their cars for street sweeping to occur.

SPD Introducing First Bloodhound to K9 Unit

10:30 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department K9 Unit has just added a new and very unique family member; Daisy the bloodhound!

Transit Investment, Talent Attraction, & Urban Vitality

9:03 a.m. - John Robert Smith will discuss how cities are enhancing urban vibrancy and attracting talented workers with transit and other strategies.

April 25

Spokane to be honored as Tree City USA

9:30 a.m. - On Saturday, April 30, Mayor David Condon will celebrate Arbor Day at Finch Arboretum.

April 24

Cause of north side fire suspicious

2:07 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is investigating a suspicious house fire.

April 23

Spokane Police Investigating a Death on the North Side

10:47 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating a Death on the North Side

UPDATE: Missing 9 Year Old Has Been Found

6:40 p.m. - UPDATE: Child has been found. He is safe with family.

SPD Requests Help Locating Missing 9yo

5:45 p.m. - Spokane Police are asking for the public’s help locating Bo Burns (9 years old), last seen near Oak/Pacific, 1pm. If you see Burns, call Crime Check.

Driver of Stolen Car Arrested After Ramming SPD Patrol Car

3:45 p.m. - SPD officers arrested Lacy Drake (27) after she rammed an SPD patrol car while driving a stolen truck Saturday morning.

April 22

Search underway for Spokane's next police chief

1:45 p.m. - An executive recruiting firm has begun seeking applicants for the job of police chief.

Sweeping Along Bloomsday Route Begins Monday

9:51 a.m. - City Streets crews will begin cleaning the Bloomsday route Monday, April 25. Citizens are asked to remove their cars for street sweeping to occur.

Annual Compost Fair set for Saturday, April 30

8:45 a.m. - The Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers will host the 39th semi-annual Compost Fair at the Finch Arboretum on Saturday, April 30.

April 21

Major Crimes Investigating Body Found Downtown

8:50 p.m. - Major Crimes is investigating the death of a male found near the railroad tracks in the area of the Intermodal Depot downtown.

Kids in Crisis Toy Drive Starts Saturday

10:02 a.m. - As Spokane Gives Month continues, the City and Spokane County are teaming up for the Kids in Crisis Toy Drive.

April 20

Citizen Survey on Body Cameras in Spokane Produces Positive Results

4:25 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department releases the first set of results of a survey on the impact on citizens of the body worn camera program.

April 19

Spokane Police Investigating Homicide on the South Hill

9:52 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating Homicide on the South Hill

April 18

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting Downtown

11:33 p.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting in the 400 block of south Maple.

Mayor outlines protections for participation

3:09 p.m. - City employees are being encouraged to participate in the investigation and seek whistleblower protection if they fear retaliation.

Spokane Police Releasing Photo of Harley McDonald

12:52 p.m. - Spokane Police are releasing a photo of Harley McDonald in conjunction with this weekend’s Domestic Violence incident in northeast Spokane.

Coffee with a Cop this Wednesday

10:25 a.m. - SPD will hold Coffee with a Cop at Wake Up Call Coffee, this Weds., April 20th, 8-10a, at 3526 E. 5th.

Crews to respond to mock crash Tuesday

9:39 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department, Spokane Police Department, and other agencies will participate in a mock crash April 19 at Lewis & Clark High School.

Spokane Police Spend Hours Looking For Armed DV Suspect

2:16 a.m. - Spokane Police spent several hours around a house on E. Central on a report of an armed suspect wanted for several Domestic Violence charges.

April 17

Shoplifting arrest leads to recovery of stolen handgun and drugs

10:39 a.m. - Loss Prevention Officers at the General Store detained Kaycee L Wayne, 27, after she was observed shoplifting

April 14

Spokane Homeless Count Shows Slight Decrease

2:58 p.m. - Results of this year’s Point-in-Time count of persons and families experiencing homelessness show a slight decrease in Spokane from the previous year.

April 13

Spokane Police Investigate Shooting

9:56 a.m. - Spokane Police Investigate Shooting

April 12

Council Adds Transit Option to Transportation Benefit District

9:58 a.m. - Spokane City Council approved a change to its Transportation Benefit District (TBD) at its April 11th meeting.

April 11

The Bearing sculpture considered for placement along Centennial Trail

3:36 p.m. - The recommendation for the Bearing sculpture placement will be reviewed at the next Park Board meeting, and public comment is welcome.

Mayor launches 2016 construction season

12:59 p.m. - This will be the City’s biggest construction season with major work happening citywide.

SPD Arrests Man for Trafficking Stolen Property

11:20 a.m. - SPD Arrests Man for Trafficking Stolen Property, Possession of Meth, and Resisting Arrest

April 9

Standoff Ends Peacefully after Several Hours

4:09 p.m. - Standoff Ends Peacefully after Several Hours

Courageous kids climbing event filling up

11 a.m. - Reserve your spot for the Courageous Kids Climbing event on April 23.

Stain-soaked rags, paper towels cause fire

8:21 a.m. - Stain-soaked rags and paper towels left in a recycling bin accidentally started a fire that damaged a garage Friday evening.

April 8

Task Force Helps Arrest Triple Homicide Suspect from Montana

2:37 p.m. - Task Force Helps Take Triple Homicide Suspect from Montana into Custody

Help transform the East Sprague Corridor

9:30 a.m. - Hundreds of volunteers will fill the East Sprague area for two days this April for Cleaning from the Corridor (CFTC).

April 7

SPD Partners with Crimestoppers for Reward in Burglary

2:35 p.m. - Spokane Police Detectives are looking to the public for tips regarding a burglary and vehicle prowlings of SPD’s Property Evidence Facility.

SPD Arrest Man Wanted in Connection with Shooting from March 29th

1:02 p.m. - With help from WSP, SPD Arrests a Man Wanted in Connection with Shooting from March 29th

City Recognizes Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

8:45 a.m. - The City of Spokane today is recognizing businesses that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

EMS Levy and Nuisance Properties Topics for Council Connection

8 a.m. - The next edition of “Council Connection" will be shown live tonight, Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. on CityCable 5.

April 6

Fire Damages North Side Apartment Building

3:32 p.m. - At 3:54 p.m. on April 5, the Fire Dispatch center received a 911 call for a fire at the Cedar Spring Estate IV apartments, 7808 N. Morton St.

April 4

Spokane Police Investigating Crash Over Embankment Near Spokane River

8 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a crash Monday near Kiernan/Northwest Blvd, over the embankment down to the Spokane River; driver in critical condition.

Woman Arrested after SPD Investigates Report of Shot Fired

8:50 a.m. - Woman Arrested after SPD Investigates Report of Shot Fired

April 2

Firefighters pull man from burning home

3:41 p.m. - A man trapped in a basement escaped serious injury when firefighters enlarged a window and helped him from his burning home.

Spokane Police Investigating Property Facility Break-in

3:34 p.m. - Spokane Police Detectives are investigating a break-in last night at the Spokane Property Evidence Facility parking lot.