News Releases for July 2016

July 31

Afternoon Fire Displaces Occupants and Their Dogs

10:03 p.m. - This afternoon, the Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1000 block of S. Pepper Tree Lane.

Major Crimes Investigating Homicide in Northeast Spokane

1:16 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a homicide in northeast Spokane.

July 30

Major Crimes & Safe Streets Task Force Investigate Shooting on W Sharp

8:12 a.m. - MCU is working w/Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force to investigate a shooting that occurred this morning in the 2100 bock of west Sharp.

Major Crimes Investigating Homicide o West Maxwell

7:17 a.m. - SPD Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning in the 1300 block of west Maxwell.

July 29

ATF, US Marshals and Spokane Fire Collaborate to Arrest Fugitive

11:42 a.m. - Florida Fugitive Responsible for Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Occupied Residence in Spokane’s East Side

July 28

SFD Stresses the Importance of Wearing a Personal Flotation Device

7:23 p.m. - Today’s successful water rescue serves as an excellent reminder for individuals to wear a personal flotation devices when recreating in water.

Fire Marshal Issues Restriction on Outdoor Recreational Fires for City

1:32 p.m. - Fire Marshal Issues Restrictions on Outdoor Recreational Fires for the City of Spokane

Prolific Arsonist Arrested by Spokane Fire and Police Yesterday

10:51 a.m. - Spokane Fire Investigators had been tracking minor fire activity since July 17th in the area of 2nd/Division

July 27

UPDATE: Major Crimes Investigating Homicide on Spokane's South Hill

8:42 a.m. - Detectives are investigating a homicide on Spokane’s South Hill. The victim in last night’s shooting succumbed to his wounds at an area hospital.

July 26

Upriver to Open Shortly; Collision Investigators Process Crash Scene

7 p.m. - Drivers are being asked to use an alternate route for the next 20 minutes or so as investigators process the scene of a crash at Upriver and Haven.

July 25

Coffee with a Cop Event this Thursday

3:59 p.m. - SPD's next Coffee w/a Cop event is this Thurs., July 28th, from 8-10:00a at McDonald’s, 3416 N. Market. All community members are invited to attend.

July 22

Emergency and Crisis Responders to Discuss How Trauma Affects Them

12:06 p.m. - Trauma and its effects on police, firefighters and mental health professionals is the subject of a two-day conference in Spokane next week.

July 21

Yesterday's Apartment Fire Remains Under Investigation

2:35 p.m. - Yesterday morning just before 7 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to an apartment fire located in the 1100 block of N. Walnut St.

July 20

Eluding Suspect to be Charged After Crash at Trent/Helena

7:13 p.m. - Spokane Police will be charging a female with several felonies after a brief traffic pursuit this afternoon.

City Launches Program to Help Low-Income Homeowners with Tree Debris

10:15 a.m. - Eight months after the historic windstorm, the City of Spokane is launching a program to help low-income homeowners with remaining tree debris.

July 19

Man Safely Taken Into Custody after Standoff

1:59 p.m. - Spokane Police took a man into custody after a standoff that lasted several hours yesterday. Mark Cebriak was booked into jail on 4 separate charges.

July 18

McAloon to be Next City Attorney

11:25 a.m. - Spokane attorney Laura McAloon, a public finance and municipal law specialist, will be the next City Attorney.

July 15

Police chief interview panels set

3:20 p.m. - Four panels will interview the three police chief finalists on July 20 beginning at 8:30 am.

Mayor orders City flags to half-staff to honor Nice attack victims

1:42 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sundown on July 19

July 14

Free Swim Week August 1 – 6

5:13 p.m. - City of Spokane pools are offering a free swim week, thanks to a sponsorship by the Spokane Fire Fighters Union IAFF Local 29 and Central Lions Club.

Police Chief Search Down To Three Finalists

12:30 p.m. - The search for Spokane’s next police chief has been narrowed down to three finalists who will be interviewed and introduced to the public next week.

July 13

Archaeological Survey in Riverfront Park Begins Monday, July 18

4:53 p.m. - Archaeological testing is being conducted beginning Monday, July 18 as part of site preparation for Riverfront Park redevelopment. It lasts 2-4 weeks.

July 12

SPD Investigating Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash at 5200 N. Division

2:09 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a vehicle vs pedestrian crash in the 5200 block of N. Division St.

July 11

Spokane Police Investigate Hit and Run on W. Garland Ave.

8:09 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash in the 1400 block of W Garland Ave.

July 7

UPDATE: SPD Arrests Suspect Who Robbed Elderly Man

10:26 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers, following up on tips from the public, arrested Maressa A Morris (22) for 1st Degree Robbery and 2nd Degree Assault yesterday.

July 6

New Summer Offers at Riverfront Park

4:31 p.m. - Check out our free summer lunchtime "Take a Break" series, or purchase a Fab 5 ticket for a savings of up to 41% off five awesome activities.

UPDATE: Suspect in Violent Assault Receives over 9 year Sentence

12:47 p.m. - Adrian Washington has received a 112 month sentence after pleading guilty to 1st Burglary, 2nd Assault, and 1st Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Spokane Police Kick Off Police Activities League This Week

11:18 a.m. - The 2016 edition of Spokane Police Activities League (PAL) is underway. Sessions began next yesterday at local parks & run through August.

July 5

Site Preparation Begins in Riverfront Park Redevelopment

4:56 p.m. - As Riverfront Park redevelopment prepares to break ground with a kickoff event July 8, tree protection and removal will begin soon after on July 11.