News Releases for December 2016

Dec. 29

Southside death investigation

4:12 p.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is conducting a death investigation in the 500 block of south Thor.

Dec. 28

Spokane Police Department Selects Director of Strategic Initiatives

10 a.m. - Jacquelyn MacConnell has been selected as the civilian director of SPD's Strategic Initiatives Division, overseeing Internal Affairs and Training.

Dec. 27

Browne's Addition Scheduled to be Plowed Beginning Tomorrow

11:39 a.m. - Cars must be removed from the street.

Dec. 25

City declares Stage 2 snow event

11:13 a.m. - City initiating all-city plow as part of Stage 2 snow declaration

Dec. 24

City declares Stage 1 snow event

8:10 a.m. - The City has 53 pieces of equipment on arterials, hospital district, STA routes, outlying areas, business centers and residential hills.

Dec. 23

SPD Investigates Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Collision on North Side

12:06 a.m. - SPD's Major Crimes Unit is Investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that happened at the intersection of Francis and "C" St.this evening.

Dec. 22

Riverfront Park Offering Free and Affordable Holiday Entertainment

10:52 a.m. - Free and low-cost Riverfront Park activities will keep your family entertained over the 2016 holiday break.

City offers free curbside pickup, options to get rid of holiday trees

10:30 a.m. - The holidays aren’t quite here yet, but the City is ready to help you clean up when the season is over.

Dec. 21

2016 Manito Park Gaiser Conservatory Holiday Lights

10:15 a.m. - Enjoy the spectacular lights indoors!

USDOT Releases Final Report on the Every Place Counts Design Challenge

8:39 a.m. - Four cities envision reconnecting their communities in USDOT Challenge

Dec. 20

New Golf Pro Selected for Esmeralda

2:22 p.m. - Park Board has approved a Professional Services Contract with Rob Sanders, PGA to serve as new Head Golf Professional at Esmeralda Golf Course.

Dec. 19

SPD and SFD say slow down and drive cautiously during winter weather

9:26 a.m. - Spokane Police and Fire Departments urge everyone to slow down and drive cautiously during winter weather conditions

Spokane Police Investigating Robbery on North Side

12:14 a.m. - SPD is investigating the robbery of the Hollywood Erotic Boutique that occurred Sunday evening. The suspect displayed a knife and fled on foot.

Dec. 18

Felon Arrested after Stabbing Friday Morning

11:29 p.m. - SPD patrol officers took convicted felon Michael L. Backemeyer (40) into custody for 1st Degree Assault without incident early this morning.

Dec. 15

City Water Department Provides Advice to Avoid Frozen Pipes

1 p.m. - With the coldest forecasted temperatures yet coming up in the next day, the City of Spokane Water Department is providing tips to avoid frozen pipes.

Holiday safety tips from the Spokane Police Department

10 a.m. - To help minimize the risk of becoming a crime victim during holiday shopping outings, SPD offers a few holiday safety tips.

Spokane Fire Department wants residents to keep warm safely

8:38 a.m. - With colder temperatures, SFD wants to help residents greatly reduce their chances of becoming a fire casualty by outlining the following safety tips.

Dec. 14

Spokane Police: Don’t leave car unattended while warming it up

11:10 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) warns that leaving your vehicle running while unattended increases your chances of becoming a victim

Spokane Fire Department suggests ways to help avoid a holiday tragedy

10:26 a.m. - “The holidays present great potential for candle related home fires,” says Spokane Fire Marshal Michael Miller.

City Closures Planned for the Holidays

9:20 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule because holidays are Sundays

Dec. 12

Crews from the SFD respond to back-to-back structure fires

1:53 p.m. - Around 3:30 a.m., fire crews from the Spokane Fire Department responded to back-to-back structure fires.

Dec. 8

SPD and Community Partners to host Youth and Justice Forum

4:21 p.m. - SPD and other community partners will host the third Youth and Justice Forum on Friday, December 9 at Spokane Falls from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 6

SPD Investigates Robbery on the South Hill

1:16 a.m. - SPD is investigating the robbery of Amerimart on the south side. The suspect indicated he was armed and fled on foot.

Dec. 5

City Leaf Pickup Happening in Browne's Addition

3:18 p.m. - December 6 - 7, cars need to be off the street

SFD and ALTCEW selected for national training conference

8:56 a.m. - SFD and ALTCEW were awarded a scholarship to attend the 2016 National Fire Protection Association’s Remembering When Conference.

Dec. 3

Missing person found and safe because of alert citizen

9:35 p.m. - An elderly female who went missing after church was located safely due to an alert citizen stopping to make sure she was okay.

Dec. 2

Site Preparation to Begin at Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park

4:39 p.m. - As Riverfront Park redevelopment progresses, site preparation will start Dec. 5 at the Looff Carrousel. The Carrousel will remain open until Jan. 2.

Dec. 1

SPD Asking for Help Locating Missing Person

10:23 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s help locating Sylvia Jorgenson (26). If you see Jorgenson please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.