News Releases for June 2016

June 30

Spokane Fire Department Extricates Trapped Patient

5:14 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department extricates a trapped patient after a head-on collision. Multiple patients were transported to local hospitals.

Spokane Wins Every Place Counts Design Challenge

4:16 p.m. - U.S. DOT Announces Spokane As One of Four Winning Cities

Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival Saturday, July 9

3:03 p.m. - Outdoor Activities, Bike and Paddleboard Demos, 40+ Exhibitors, Live Music, a Beer Garden and More at Camp Sekani Park on the Spokane River

Spokane Fire Department Stresses Importance of Following Fireworks Ban

10:22 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is stressing thee importance of following the fireworks ban.

June 28

SPD Asks for Help ID'ing Suspect Who Robbed Elderly Man

4:39 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public's help to identify a robbery suspect from an incident that occurred in downtown Spokane on June 15th.

Committee to narrow chief list to finalists

12:30 p.m. - Finalists to be Spokane's next police chief are expected to be announced on July 15.

City to host Safer Spokane Summit

9 a.m. - The City is hosting a discussion about oil and coal train safety on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 pm.

June 27

4th of July Celebration at Riverfront Park

5:15 p.m. - Riverfront Park is celebrating the 4th of July with a day of family-friendly activities and a spectacular fireworks show sponsored by A to Z Rental.

City details Fourth of July activities, closures

5:13 p.m. - Many municipal services closed or delayed for Independence Day holiday.

Witness/Victim Descriptions of Robbery Susp. Help Lead to Quick Arrest

11:56 a.m. - Both witness and victim descriptions of a robbery suspect help lead to his swift arrest last night.

June 25

Firefighters Rescue Occupants After Vehicle Collision

8:56 a.m. - Fire crews rescue two occupants from a vehicle collision. Occupants suffer not life threatening injuries and are transported to local hospitals.

June 24

UPDATE: Robbery Suspects Id's Thanks to Citizen Tip

8:59 p.m. - Thanks to an alert citizen, Spokane Police arrested three robbery suspects less than 24 hours after the incident.

SPD asking for Help Identifying Robbery Suspects

9:51 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public's help to identify three robbery suspects from an incident that occurred late last night in north Spokane

June 23

Arrest Made in North Spokane Stabbing

8:30 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department have arrested a man after a stabbing incident in the area of N Division and W Rockwell Ave.

SIRR Update to Holyk Case

3:33 p.m. - SIRR wouldn't typically be sending out another release, but in this case, felt it necessary to provide notification this case is being reopened.

Riverfront Park Kicks Off Construction with a Party in the Park July 8

9:53 a.m. - Riverfront Park is having a construction kickoff to celebrate groundbreaking for redevelopment on Friday, July 8 from 3-8 p.m.

Everyone is a Pedestrian!

8:34 a.m. - Hoopfest activities mean lots of pedestrians downtown. Most pedestrian crashes occur in clear weather, between 3-9p w/ a pedestrian in the road.

June 22

SPD Investigating Home Invasion in East Central Spokane

4:01 p.m. - SPD is investigating a home invasion robbery in the 300 block of S Haven St. One victim suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the hand.

SPD And SFD Want To Remind Hoopfest Fans To Have Fun And Stay Safe

10:29 a.m. - The Spokane Police And Fire Departments Want To Remind Hoopfest Fans To Have Fun And Also Stay Safe

June 21

SPD Asking for Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

9:41 p.m. - SPD is investigating a robbery from today that happened near 200 S Washington. The suspect fled in a red GMC full size pickup truck with a canopy.

UPDATE: SPD Investigating Fatal Incident in North Spokane

2:02 p.m. - SPD continues to investigate an incident in north Spokane last night where a male was found injured in the road. He died at the scene.

June 20

SPD Investigating Fatal Incident in North Spokane

7:46 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit (MCU) investigating fatal incident at 1600 block of east Columbia Ave.

The Next Public Compstat is This Thursday, 6pm, at ECCC

2:11 p.m. - Our next Public Compstat is this Thursday, June 23rd, 6:00pm at East Central Community Center.

SWAT situation on South Hill ends with suspect in custody

4:52 a.m. - The situation was reportedly between a male and female, and a firearm was said to be involved.

June 19

Spokane Police officers arrest Idaho Murder suspect

7:30 p.m. - On Saturday, Spokane Police officers assisted Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies with locating a reckless driver in the area of Freya and Upriver.

Spokane Police Investigating Body found in the Spokane River

4:52 p.m. - On Sunday, Spokane Police officers responded to a report of a deceased person in the Spokane River south of Mission Park.

June 17

Investigation oversight committee provides update

3:18 p.m. - The Investigation Oversight Committee said today that 49 employees have been interviewed by the independent investigator.

SPD's Newest Canine Member to Visit Monday’s Public Safety Meeting

11:09 a.m. - Spokane City Council will host a meet and greet Monday, June 20 at the Public Safety meeting for Daisy, the police department’s newest K9 member.

City of Spokane earns AWC Municipal Excellence Award

9:15 a.m. - Spokane will be honored with a Municipal Excellence Award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) at their Annual Conference in Everett.

June 16

Firefighters Rescue Three Dogs After Alert Neighbors Report House Fire

5:04 p.m. - From 6/14/2016: Firefighters were able to rescue three dogs after alert neighbors called 9-1-1 to report smoke and a sounding smoke alarm.

Odor Forces Evacuation of Ferris High School

4:50 p.m. - From 6/10/2016: Ferris High School is evacuated after a reported odor disperses through the school. A total of 14 patients are evaluated.

June 15

Fatality Collision at Wellesley/Whitehouse

5:15 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatality collision today involving a bicycle at Wellesley/Whitehouse

New Summit Pkwy Traffic Signal Operational

9:23 a.m. - Starting Thursday morning, the new traffic signal at the intersection of Summit Parkway and Monroe Street will be fully operational.

June 14

SPD Looking for Witnesses to Downtown Assault (16-211571)

2:55 p.m. - SPD Detectives are investigating a downtown assault that occurred early Sunday morning. The victim remains in the hospital in intensive care.

June 13

Update: June 1 Robbery at Banner Bank on W. 3rd Avenue (16-196687)

10:50 a.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit are releasing photos of the suspect in the June 1st Banner Bank robbery. (see photos on our Facebook page)

June 12

City flags to half-staff in support of mass shooting victims

2:10 p.m. - Mayor David Condon order flags on City buildings to fly at half-staff in support of Orlando mass shooting victims.

June 10

SPD Investigating Bank Robbery at Alaska USA Credit Union

1:29 p.m. - SPD is investigating the robbery of the Alaska USA Credit Union inside the Safeway located at 933 E. Mission Ave.

Riverfront Park Rotary Fountain Running Again

12:30 p.m. - Riverfront Park’s iconic Rotary Fountain is repaired and running.

June 9

UPDATE: Semi-truck/Pedestrian Incident Downtown

4:39 p.m. - Early indications are that the pedestrian fell off of the semi-truck after the driver had stopped to allow him to cross the street.

Work to preserve 20th Century Structures in Spokane

10 a.m. - The City of Spokane/Spokane County Historic Preservation Office (HPO) is preparing to inventory dozens of local 20th century structures.

Semi-truck vs. pedestrian collision in Downtown Spokane

2:47 a.m. - Thursday morning, SPD responded to a pedestrian collision near the intersection of Main and Browne.

June 8

Detectives from the Safe Streets Arrest Suspect in Violent Assault

12:05 p.m. - Detectives working in the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force arrested Adrian A. Washington (36) on a violent assault last Thursday night.

SFD's CARES Team Bids Farewell to Seven Remarkable Student Volunteers

10:43 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department congratulates seven graduating CARES Team student volunteers that made a positive impact in the Spokane community.

Suspect Arrested After Drive-By Shooting in East Central

10:01 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers arrested John P. Luna (30) for Drive-By Shooting and 1st Degree Assault last night after an incident in East Central.

June 7

Council Approves Changes to Chronic Nuisance Code

9:30 a.m. - The desired outcome is to increase the City’s success in returning abandoned and chronic nuisance properties to productive use.

Council approves resolution to address property crime

8:19 a.m. - The City Council voted to approve a 2017 budget request to prioritize property crime prevention and investigation by the police department.

June 6

Citizen Call Leads to Multiple Arrests & Stolen Vehicle Recovery

1:11 p.m. - Citizen Call about People in Park Leads to Multiple Arrests & Stolen Vehicle Recovery

Fire causes extensive damage to restaurant

10:05 a.m. - A brush fire spread quickly to a restaurant on Nevada Street causing extensive damage.

June 4

Man rescued by SPD from Thor/I90 Overpass

10:30 p.m. - Man rescued by SPD from Thor/I90 Overpass

June 2

Neighborhood Works with SPD to Shut Down Problem House

1:08 p.m. - A neighborhood in the Shadle Park area has come together, worked closely with SPD, and has successfully closed a chronic problem house.

Police Ask Public to Help ID Suspect(s) in Burglaries

7:40 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is looking to the public to help identify a suspect or suspects in two separate burglaries at the same business.

June 1

Spokane Police Investigating Bank Robbery Downtown

5:11 p.m. - SPD is investigating a robbery at Banner Bank downtown. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

Riverfront Park Weekend Events

4:08 p.m. - The Farmers Market opens, Fountain Café serves breakfast, and in honor of D-Day Monday - a free IMAX showing of the movie

City provides annual report on drinking water quality

10:15 a.m. - The City s releasing its required annual report on the quality of drinking water. For 2015, the City met or exceeded all drinking water standards.