News Releases for May 2017

May 31

Riverfront Park Selected for $600,000 in Brownfields Cleanup Grants

3:31 p.m. - The EPA has selected the City of Spokane for brownfields cleanup grants totaling $600,000, to clean up contaminated soils at 3 sites in the park.

Spokane Police Investigate Shooting Downtown

1:57 a.m. - MCU is investigating a shooting in downtown Spokane. The shooter has been detained and there is currently no danger to the community.

May 30

Standoff in East Central Spokane; Wanted Subject Taken Into Custody

11:29 p.m. - A standoff situation in east central Spokane has now ended. The Spokane Police Department has taken Jeremiah N Barnett (28) into custody.

Riverfront Park Surplus Auction June 10, 2017

8:52 a.m. - Selective surplus items from Riverfront Park will be publicly auctioned on June 10, 2017. Future auctions are planned.

May 28

Suspect Arrested for Arson Along Fish Lake Trail

7:02 p.m. - Spokane Police Department arrests suspect who set a series of small fires along the Fish Lake Trail.

May 27

Suspect Arrested after Trespassing on Locomotive

1:19 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect for trespassing who broke into a BNSF locomotive, started the engine, and was blowing the horn.

May 26

Flags to be Lowered for Memorial Day

10:57 a.m. - Flags to fly at half-staff for Memorial Day

May 25

SWAT team takes suspect into custody on N Division St.

10:41 p.m. - SPD Special Victim Unit detectives located a subject wanted for multiple sex offense charges at the 6800 block of N Division St.

City Launches Fix-It-Fest 2017: A $1 Million Infusion in Street Repair

12:01 p.m. - City of Spokane is launching Fix-It-Fest 2017, a $1 million infusion in repair to address arterials that were damaged by extreme wet weather.

May 24

Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in custody.

8:50 p.m. - On 05-24-17 at a little after 5:45PM, SPD received information that a wanted subject was at a residence in the 500 block of E. Princeton Ave.

Flags Lowered For Late Governor

4:54 p.m. - Mayor directs flags on city facilities to half-staff Thursday

Mayor names Schaeffer fire chief

11:30 a.m. - Mayor David Condon appoints Brian Schaeffer as fire chief, pending City Council confirmation.

Upper Falls Reservoir in Riverfront Park will be temporarily lowered

9:07 a.m. - On behalf of the City, Avista will draw the Upper Falls Reservoir down 1.5’ May 24 - June 12, 2017 to accommodate Riverfront Park redevelopment.

May 23

Mayor to Name Fire Chief Appointment Tomorrow

4:44 p.m. - Chief to be introduced at Fire Station 1 at 11:15 a.m.

Spokane Homeless Count Shows Slight Increase

2:50 p.m. - Results are in from City's annual point-in-time count

City Closures Planned for Memorial Day

1:14 p.m. - Golf courses and splash pads are open

May 22

SPD Asking for Help Locating Missing Child

10:11 p.m. - SPD is requesting the public's assistance in locating missing 10 year old male, Jeremy Clough.

May 21

Fight Call Ends in Arrest for Felonies; Gun & Drugs taken off Streets

3:32 a.m. - SPD Officers, responding to a fight call, arrested Eric E Evenson (48) for a number of felonies as well as City Assault-Domestic Violence.

May 20

Juvenile Suspected of Robbing Hai's Market Arrested

11:40 p.m. - SPD's Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has forwarded three felony charges related to the Hai’s Market robbery on May 14th to prosecutors.

May 18

Spokane Police Officer Placed on Administrative Leave

8:11 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer was placed on administrative leave after an incident early this morning.

Safety tips for Torchlight Parade

3:18 p.m. - City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.

City to Accelerate East Sprague Project

2:02 p.m. - The City of Spokane today has authorized changes to the East Sprague construction project to accelerate its completion, likely by several weeks.

City offering amnesty for business registration

12:13 p.m. - Businesses that have overlooked registration can bring it current by the end of August without penalty.

May 17

District, Municipal Courts Holding Warrant Fest Tomorrow

1:57 p.m. - Thursday is opportunity to recall warrants, update case

May 16

City to receive significant state transportation funding

4:40 p.m. - The 2017-2019 state transportation budget contains significant funding for Spokane road, transit and pedestrian projects

Disturbance at Excelsior Leads to Arrests;Injuries to Staff & Officers

1:11 a.m. - Over a dozen Spokane Police Officers responded to the Excelsior Youth Center tonight on the report of a disturbance at the location tonight.

May 15

Spokane Police Releases Officers Involved in May 7th OIS

11:26 a.m. - SPD is releasing the names of the officers involved in the OIS incident that took place on 05-07-17 in the area of Fairview Ave. and Perry St.

May 14

Spokane Police Investigating Robbery at Hais Market on Crestline

11:49 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating the armed robbery of Hais Market in the 5100 block of north Crestline.

Officer & Passenger from Another Vehicle Hurt in Early Morning Crash

11:37 p.m. - An on-duty Spokane Police Officer & a passenger in another vehicle were injured in a crash early Sunday morning at the intersection of Ruby/Mission.

May 12

PACT Team Recovers Large Amount of Stolen Property Traded for Drugs

11:27 p.m. - The PACT team recovered property, likely stolen, that was traded for drugs.Jeffrey Rise was booked for Poss. of a Controlled Sub. w/Intent to Deliver.

Courthouse Annex Suspicious Letter

3:41 p.m. - The Spokane Municipal Courthouse Annex has reopened after a suspicious substance was discovered in a letter.

May 11

City Hall Opening First Mother's Room

10:58 a.m. - Mother's Room to open in time for Mother's Day.

May 9

Join us at the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service

9:13 a.m. - Spokane Police Invite the Public to attend the 30th Annual Spokane Law Enforcement Memorial Service.

May 8

Suspect Arrested after Attempting to Fire on Officers with Handgun

1:53 p.m. - SPD booked suspect for for 1st Degree Kidnapping Domestic Violence, 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Attempted Drive By Shooting.

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

8:31 a.m. - SPD officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident on May 7. Three officers fired their service weapons striking the subject.

SPD Responds to Child Luring Incident

8:24 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a child luring incident that occurred near High Bridge Park on 5/5/2017.

May 5

Fish Lake Trail Partial Closure Sunday, May 7, 2017

4:27 p.m. - Fish Lake Trail between the Sunset Highway and Cheney Spokane Road will be closed Sunday, May 7 for power line work.

Flags Lowered to Honor Former Mayor Rodgers

3:27 p.m. - Flags will fly at half-staff over the weekend.

SPD Needs Your Help Finding a Missing Child

2:43 p.m. - SPD is searching for a mission child, Jeremy C. Clough,

May 4

Activating Existing Neighborhood Commercial Structures

10:29 a.m. - City will host open house events on May 4 and May 9.

May 3

Remove It or Lose It

2:37 p.m. - A reminder for Bloomies, remove items for your vehicles when unattended.

Mayor appoints Ormsby city attorney

10:41 a.m. - Mayor David Condon has appointed former U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby city attorney, pending City Council confirmation

May 2

Selection committee names five fire chief finalists

12:55 p.m. - Five fire chief finalists will participate in interviews on May 11, including an evening public forum.

May 1

Overtime Parking Emphasis to Begin in 60 Days

4:18 p.m. - Warning notices will be placed on cars during amnesty period.

City hosting public safety forum tomorrow

10:02 a.m. - The city is hosting a public safety forum to discuss neighborhood safety and answer questions.