News Releases for November 2017

Nov. 30

Leaf Pickup Planned on Dec. 5 and 6 in Browne's Addition

1:23 p.m. - Leaf pickup activities are headed to Browne’s Addition next week. Vehicles must be moved in this neighborhood.

Fire damages commercial business, cause of fire undetermined

12:51 p.m. - Fire investigators with the SFD's Special Investigation Unit say the cause of yesterday’s fire at Tormino’s Sash and Glass St. is undetermined.

Nov. 29

DUI Arrest Mallon/Lincoln

1:07 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest drunk driver who struck the vehicle of an SPD Sergeant.

Dutch Jake's Park Master Plan Open House Focuses on Revitalization

10:21 a.m. - Dec. 14, 6:30 - 8 P.M. at the West Central Community Center. Project designed to improve safety, accessibility and provide opportunities to gather.

Nov. 28

SPD Officers involved in an Officer Involved Shooting.

10:54 p.m. - SPD Officers involved in an Officer Involved Shooting.

Nov. 26

SPD investigating drive-by shooting in Northeast Spokane

8:32 p.m. - On 11-16-17 shortly before 7:30PM, SPD officers responded to a drive-by shooting in the 1500 block of E Walton Ave. No injuries were reported.

Fire and explosion cause extensive damage to home

8:39 a.m. - A fire and explosion were reported shortly after midnight causing extensive damage to a single family home in the 3800 block of E. Bridgeport Ave.

Nov. 23

Update: SPD Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect

7:27 p.m. - The male suspected of robbing Starbuds is in custody. The timely work by SPD takes a threat off the street, continuing to keep the community safe.

Nov. 22

SPD Investigating Armed Robbery-Clerk was Shot

12:50 p.m. - An armed robber entered Starbuds Cannabis last night and during the commission of the robbery shot a clerk.

Spokane Fire Department warns about significant hazards

11:30 a.m. - SFD wants residents to be aware of the number of safety risks associated with frying their Thanksgiving.

2018 Fire Service Executive Development Institute

9:21 a.m. - Spokane Fire Chief selected into 2018 Fire Service Executive Development Institute

Nov. 21

Give Real Change Meters Added to STA Plaza and Spokane Airport

1:49 p.m. - Positive response to citywide Give Real Change for most vulnerable.

Cause of house fire undetermined

1:17 p.m. - Fire investigators with the SFD's Special Investigation Unit say Monday evening’s house fire on N. Wall St. started on the front porch of the home.

Excelsior Offering Outreach for Seniors

10:05 a.m. - A variety of opportunities will be available for Spokane seniors.

Don’t forget about fire safety this Thanksgiving

9:49 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department wants residents to keep fire safety at the top of their mind this Thanksgiving.

Nov. 20

City Now Accepting Applications for New Utility Credit

2:08 p.m. - The City is accepting applications from utility customers who qualify for a credit designed to assist low-income seniors and disabled individuals.

Spokane Fire Department selects Assistant Fire Chief

1:49 p.m. - Trisha Wolford has been selected as the Assistant Fire Chief for the Spokane Fire Department (SFD).

Spokane Police Public Window Holiday Hours

12:39 p.m. - The SPD Public Window and Spokane County Sheriff Forensic Fingerprint Office will be closed 11/23 -11/27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Missing Elderly Female

8:24 a.m. - Spokane Police are requesting media and public assistance in locating a missing elderly female.

Nov. 19

Domestic Violence suspect arrested for shooting boyfriend.

2:11 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Domestic Violence suspect for shooting her boyfriend in the leg.

Nov. 18

Multiple tenants impacted by last night’s apartment fire

9:34 a.m. - Last night at approximately 6:15 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1200 block of W. 6th Ave. on a report of an apartment on fire.

Nov. 17

SPD Investigating Kidnapping of six month old child.

2:34 p.m. - SPD is investigating a kidnapping of a six month old child. The suspect has been detained, and the child has been placed into protective custody.

City Closures Planned for Thanksgiving

9:16 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late after the holiday.

Nov. 15

SPD Investigating an Early Morning Armed Robbery

5:19 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened early this morning at the Cenex Zip Trip at Perry and Illinois.

Nov. 14

Ruby and North Foothills Closed as Major Crimes Investigates Crash

9:01 p.m. - SPD has closed the intersection of Ruby & North Foothills while they process the scene of a serious vehicle vs. pedestrian collision.

City Seeks Feedback on Infill Development

1:44 p.m. - Facebook Live session provides opportunity for comment on revisions.

Nobody Injured After Shot Fired into PJ’s Pub

9:25 a.m. - Officers responded to a report of a shot fired outside PJ’s Pub that went through a second floor window of the business. No injuries reported.

Nov. 13

Fire spreads from vehicle to nearby vacant home

8:20 p.m. - At approximately 3:30 pm, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1700 block of W. Gardner Ave. on a report of a vehicle on fire.

SPD Asking for Public's Help Locating Missing Endangered Female

7:54 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting media and public assistance locating a missing endangered female, Carole Cady.

Yard & Food Waste Carts Will be Suspended for the Season on Dec. 1

9:13 a.m. - Get your leaves, pumpkins, pine needles, and other yard debris cleaned up.

Spokane Police Officers Use Narcan to Save Overdosing Man

9:09 a.m. - Friday SPD Officers responded to a disorderly male who was suffering from a drug overdose. Officers were able to use Narcan to save his life.

Fatality Crash at the Intersection of S. Howard St. and W. 1st Ave.

8:46 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash on S. Howard St. / W. 1st Ave.

Nov. 12

SPD investigating a hit and run fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash.

8:04 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a hit and run fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash on E. Holland Ave. / N. Colton St.

Early morning duplex fire displaces family

8:33 a.m. - At approximately 4:30 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at a duplex in the 2300 block of E. 4th Ave.

Nov. 10

The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course Retains Mark Gardner as Head Pro

10:26 a.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation renewed a contract with PGA Professional Mark Gardner to serve as Head Professional/Manager at Creek at Qualchan.

Nov. 9

City Council to Consider Fair Chance hiring for Spokane Employers

3:49 p.m. - Spokane City Council will vote on fair chance hiring policy on November 27th.

Man arrested for multiple felonies after pursuit in North Spokane.

1:48 a.m. - A suspected was arrested after intentionally ramming parked vehicles, a building, and attempting to run over a citizen before fleeing from police

Nov. 8

SPD is are investigating an occupied Burglary of the Lindaman's To-Go.

9:39 p.m. - SPD is investigating an occupied 1st Degree Burglary of the Lindaman’s Gourmet To-Go shop located in the 1200 block of S. Grand Blvd.

Shooting at Magnolia and Broad

8:55 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a shooting which occurred yesterday evening in the area of N Magnolia St and W Broad Ave.

Nov. 7

Tuesday morning fire burns abandoned commercial building in Hillyard

11:21 a.m. - Just before 6:00 a.m., SFD responded to a report of a structure fire at an abandoned commercial building.

Nov. 6

City Crews Are Scheduled to Begin Leaf Pickup Activities Today

3:20 p.m. - Street Maintenance crews will begin regularly scheduled leaf pickup today.

Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Shooting Victims

12:40 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until Nov. 9

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is a Parking Meter Holiday

10:31 a.m. - Garbage pickup and curbside recycling are on a normal schedule.

Nov. 5

Spokane Police Asking for your Help Preventing Car Thefts

9:48 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is reminding drivers not to leave their vehicles running and unattended.

Nov. 4

When changing clocks, check your smoke alarms and change batteries

11:32 a.m. - With the upcoming time change, SFD says it’s a good, easy reminder when changing clocks to check your smoke alarms and change batteries.

Nov. 3

Flags Lowered For Fallen Soldier

3:16 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff over the weekend

Missing Endangered Adult

9:22 a.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing endangered female.

Nov. 1

Spokane Police Officers Search for Work Crew Inmate, Unsuccessful

5:54 p.m. - SPD Officers searched for a Geiger Inmate worker who walked away from his work detail.

The Fuzz: Spokane Police Officers Not Shaving for a Good Cause

10:06 a.m. - During the month of November, officers from SPD will be a bit scruffier than their usual clean-cut appearance. It’s all for a good cause