News Releases for May 2016

May 31

Driver Arrested for Multiple Charges after 2 Crashes in North Spokane

8:43 p.m. - Driver arrested for vehicular assault and multiple other charges after two collisions in North Spokane.

Coffee with a Cop this Thursday

2:50 p.m. - SPD's next Coffee w/a Cop is at McDonald’s this Thursday, June 2nd, from 8-10:00am, at 9305 N. Newport Hwy. Everyone is invited!

May 29

Police Respond to Report of Shots Fired at Columbus and Montgomery

7:22 p.m. - A citizen reported that a woman stood on the front steps of her house and fired two shots with a handgun.

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Robbery

11:37 a.m. - On 5/28/16 around 2:00 p.m., Spokane Police responded to an attempted robbery at the 76 station at 8624 N. Nevada.

May 27

SPD Request Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

10:42 p.m. - Michael L. Madison, who has dementia, left his residence on the 800 block of W. Sinto Ave. Friday and has not been seen since.

Flags to be lowered for Memorial Day

9:41 a.m. - United States and Washington State flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

May 26

SPD Investigating Bank Robbery Near Northtown

7:04 p.m. - SPD Investigating Bank Robbery Near Northtown

Follow Up by PACT Team Leads to Arrest in Package Thefts

3:52 p.m. - Follow Up by PACT Team Leads to Arrest in Package Thefts

City reminding drivers about taxi zones

11:30 a.m. - City Parking Enforcement is reminding drivers not to park in areas designated as taxicab stands ahead of citations being issued.

May 25

Selection committee formed for chief search

3:35 p.m. - Mayor Condon has named a selection committee to work with the executive recruiting firm to narrow the list of 31 candidates.

May 24

SPD Seeking Public's Help to ID Package Thieves

3:28 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is looking to the public to help identify two suspects in a package theft.

City Closures planned for Memorial Day

9:26 a.m. - In observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30, City Hall will be closed along with other City facilities.

May 20

Spokane Police Investigating Body Found in River

4:33 p.m. - SPD is investigating the discovery of a body near the 1700 block of north River Vista.Once on scene, officers located a deceased female.

Safety Tips for Torchlight Parade

9:33 a.m. - City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.

Spokane Police Officer Craig Hamilton Honored at Lilac Luncheon

9:07 a.m. - Spokane Police Officer Craig Hamilton was recognized as one of the Civic Persons of the Year by the Spokane Lilac Association.

May 19

Officer Released from Hospital;WSP Looking for Reckless Drivers

8:37 p.m. - Motor Officer Released from Hospital; Investigators Looking for Reckless Driving Suspects

31 candidates apply for police chief job

2:45 p.m. - 31 applicants, including eight who listed Washington addresses, applied for police chief job

City of Spokane Firefighter/Paramedic Honored at Lilac Luncheon

2:28 p.m. - City of Spokane Firefighter/Paramedic Jesse Ayotte was named Firefighter of the Year by the Spokane Lilac Association.

May 18

Spokane Police Investigate Occupied Residential Burglary

2:16 p.m. - Spokane PD arrested a burglary suspect after he attempted to break into a residence and was detained by the homeowner until Police arrived.

May 17

DOJ agrees to extend assistance for 6 months

1:30 p.m. - The DOJ COPS program, at the mayo'rs request, has agreed to extend its technical assistance to ensure continuity with the next police chief.

Spokane Named One of 50 Invest Health Cities

10:52 a.m. - Invest Health is aimed at transforming how leaders from mid-size American cities work together to help low-income communities thrive.

May 16

Old Scam Recirculating Using New Information

3:29 p.m. - SPD is receiving reports of a scam involving money owed to SPD. Victims receive a call saying they have to pay money to keep from going to jail.

Spokane Police Investigate Serious Auto/Pedestrian Collision

2:02 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a serious vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that occurred this morning on Monroe near Carlisle.

Unattended Cooking Materials Cause Residential Fire

10:36 a.m. - Yesterday’s residential fire in the 1500 block of E. Houghton Court serves as an important reminder to not leave cooking materials unattended.

May 13

Rite Aid robbed in north Spokane

7:06 a.m. - The suspect entered the business and demanded medications and fled on foot.

May 12

Spokane Police Ask for Help Locating Missing Child

5:19 p.m. - Spokane Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing child. Andrew Shatz (14) cognitively functions at approximately ten years of age.

Golf 1916-style: Downriver Celebrates 100 with Hickory Tournament

11:58 a.m. - Downriver Golf Course celebrates 100 years in July with a vintage-style tournament using hickory clubs – the kind used when Downriver opened in 1916.

Suspect Arrested after Stabbing Downtown

8:54 a.m. - A victim was taken to an area hospital after a stabbing on S Browne St near Pacific Ave. Michael R. Anderson (53) was arrested for 1st Assault.

May 11

SPD Releases Names of Officers Involved in 5/2/16 Shooting on Sunset

5:29 p.m. - The involved officers have a combined 10 years of experience as officers with SPD and other agencies.

May 10

SPD Releasing Names of Officers Involved in OIS from May 1st

2:12 p.m. - SPD is releasing the names of the officers involved in the May 1 incident involving a male armed with a machete in the 00 block of west Main.

Next Public Compstat Meeting is May 12th

11:57 a.m. - The SPD leadership team meets monthly to discuss the latest crime trends, significant arrests and investigations.

May 9

Spokane police chief job drawing interest

2:47 p.m. - The executive recruiting firm will begin reviewing police chief applications next week.

May 7

Spokane Police Request Public's Help in Locating Missing Adult

3:53 p.m. - Larry A Harrison, 72, left Deaconess Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and was walking to Maplewood Gardens, 1100 N Superior.

May 6

City Announces Plan to Fund 24/7 Shelter

2:35 p.m. - The City of Spokane is planning to enable round-the-clock emergency shelter access in Spokane, regardless of time and temperature.

Riverfront Park Celebrates National Train Day with Half Price Rides

8:30 a.m. - Monday, May 9, Riverfront Park offers $3 train & $5 SkyRide/train tickets. The first 100 kids ages 6 and under receive a free train-themed BNSF gift.

May 5

SPD Releasing Names of Officers Involved in April 28 OIS

3:11 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the April 28, 2016 OIS incident.

Riverfront Park Provides Free Day Passes for Mother’s Day

12:20 p.m. - On Sunday, May 8, Riverfront Park will honor mothers with a free day pass, including the SkyRide – a retail value of $26.

Rock Excavation Work at Monroe and Summit

8:44 a.m. - Strategic rock excavation (controlled blasting) will begin Monday, May 9 and last for approximately two to four weeks.

May 4

City to Replace Remaining Lead Service Lines

2:30 p.m. - With lots of attention on lead, the City of Spokane is announcing a program to replace the lead service lines over the next two to three years.

Kiera Inman Found in Ohio; Zachary Jones is in Custody

9:59 a.m. - Kiera Inman, the subject of recent Amber Alert out of the Spokane Police Department, was found this morning, just before 3:00am PST, in Ohio.

Work Begins on Traffic Signal on Summit Parkway

7:02 a.m. - Monroe Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction as work begins on a traffic signal at the intersection of Summit Parkway and Monroe.

May 3

Victim in Auto Bike Crash Dies; Suspect Arrested

3:10 p.m. - Todd R. Bush (36) was booked last night for vehicular homicide.

Councilman Beggs hosts Council Connection Thursday

Noon - The next edition of “Council Connection” will be shown live, Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. on CityCable 5.

Ordinance would suspend amendments to City's Comprehensive Plan

9:06 a.m. - Spokane City Council will consider an ordinance that would suspend the acceptance of applications to amend parts of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Vehicle vs bicyclist on North Division

12:49 a.m. - One individual was transported to the hospital after a bicyclist vs. vehicle collision on Division Street Bridge.

May 2

AMBER Alert Issued for Missing Spokane Teen

8:21 p.m. - We're asking for the public’s help locating missing, endangered juvenile Kiera Inman (16). If you see her or know her whereabouts, please call 911.

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

7:36 p.m. - SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

Celebrate Preservation Month

9:01 a.m. - Since 1973, the month of May has also been known as “National Preservation Month.”

May 1

Spokane Police Search for a Domestic Violence Suspect in Indian Trail

3:32 p.m. - Spokane Police are Searching for a Domestic Violence Suspect in the Indian Trail Neighborhood of North Spokane

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

4:49 a.m. - SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting