News Releases for 2018

April

Spokane’s Iconic Shogun Restaurant Destroyed from Early Morning Fire

Today at 10:05 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was summoned to a report of a building fire at 3:31 AM on April 22, 2018.

SPD Investigating Vehicle in the Spokane River

Today at 8:16 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department continues to investigate a vehicle that went into the Spokane River.

Domestic Violence Arson Arrest

April 20 at 2:49 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit arrests arson suspect. Arrest leads to three additional felony charges.

Arbor Day Celebration 2018 at Finch Arboretum Offers Free Workshops

April 19 at 2:46 p.m. - On Sat., April 28, Spokane will celebrate their 15th consecutive year as Tree City USA with a free Arbor Day Celebration at Finch Arboretum.

Flags Lowered For Former First Lady Barbara Bush

April 18 at 12:20 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff April 18-21

Cause of house fire in Logan neighborhood ruled accidental

April 17 at 1:46 p.m. - Fire investigators say a cigarette dropping on medical oxygen tubing caused yesterday’s house fire in the Logan neighborhood.

SPD Investigating a Possible Child Luring Incident

April 17 at 1:44 p.m. - SPD is investigating a possible child luring incident at Franklin Park. Police want to make the community aware of the suspicious vehicle and person.

Dutch Jake’s Park Open House and Park Celebration Saturday, April 14

April 10 at 2:45 p.m. - Parks in partnership with The Trust for Public Land will host an interactive Open House and Park Celebration to continue the next phase of design.

Rooftop fire at Lilac Plaza

April 9 at 10:04 a.m. - At 3:52 a.m., units from SFD and SCFD9 were dispatched to the Lilac Plaza Retirement Facility.

DUI collision in Northeast Spokane injures two, including child.

April 8 at 9:40 p.m. - DUI causes two vehicle collision, sending adult female and six-year-old child to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Point-In-Time Count Numbers Are In

April 8 at 10 a.m. - Everybody Counts survey identifies solutions

SPD investigating fatal shooting incident in East Spokane.

April 7 at 10:50 p.m. - On 04-07-18 just before 7:30 PM, SPD responded to a shooting at a residence in the 3100 block of E 8th Ave. A deceased adult was located.

Church Burglarized/Vandalized Overnight; Guitar Stolen

April 6 at 9:40 a.m. - SPD is asking for help solving a burglary/vandalism that happened overnight. A church was broken into and thousands of dollars of damage was done.

SPD Investigating the body of a deceased person found in SMaRT Center.

April 5 at 7:38 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating the body of a deceased person found inside the Spokane Materials and Recycling Technology (SMaRT) Center.

Spokane Police are investigating a stabbing from N. Division St.

April 5 at 7:34 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a stabbing which occurred in the 1400 block of N. Division St.

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Friday, April 6, 2018

April 5 at 2:03 p.m. - Indian Canyon will open Friday, joining Downriver, Esmeralda, and The Creek at Qualchan - a sure sign that spring golf is in full swing.

City Seeks Public Input on Sprague Avenue Project

April 3 at 3:29 p.m. - 1985 payment and 100 year old utilities to be reconstructed.

Commercial Structure Fire in East Spokane

April 3 at 12:28 p.m. - Last night at approximately 9:15 p.m. SFD responded to the 1900 block of N. Waterworks St. on a report of a commercial structure fire.

Skate Ribbon Opens Today for Roller Skating

April 2 at 11:59 a.m. - Spring is here and it’s time to put on some wheels! Riverfront is now offering roller skating and scootering on the Skate Ribbon.

March

Mayor Condon Appoints Antush to Municipal Court

March 30 at 10:56 a.m. - City Council must confirm Antuch for bench seat

Spokane Police Investigating US Bank Robbery on W. Riverside Ave.

March 28 at 6:45 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating US Bank Robbery on W. Riverside Ave.

Spokane Police arrest three robbery suspects following a pursuit.

March 26 at 7:22 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest three robbery suspects following a pursuit and a crash.

City Recognizes Businesses for Excellent Management of Wastewater

March 26 at 1:25 p.m. - Six businesses achieved 100 percent compliance with requirements in their industrial wastewater discharge permits for 2017.

Downriver Stormwater Master Plan Open House

March 22 at 3:51 p.m. - Project will improve park lands along the river.

Officer John Scott Termination

March 20 at 3:56 p.m. - Officer John Scott terminated after Internal Affairs investigation.

Stabbing at House of Charity

March 19 at 3 p.m. - Spokane Police received a report of a male who was stabbed in front of the House of Charity at 32 W Pacific.

Attic fire displaces occupants and their pets

March 17 at 8:14 p.m. - Just before 8 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of E. Columbia Ave. on a report of a residential structure fire

The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course Opens Wednesday

March 16 at 3:04 p.m. - Joining the recent openings of Downriver & Esmeralda, The Creek at Qualchan is preparing to open 3/21/18. Tee times can be reserved beginning 3/17/18.

7-11 Incident Yesterday

March 14 at 2:22 p.m. - Follow up reference unresponsive male found in the 7-11 parking lot at 177 S Division.

Citizens Invited to Open House about Proposed Sprague Ave. Project

March 13 at 3:17 p.m. - Project proposed for Sprague from Bernard to Scott in U District

Major Crimes Forwards Charges for Homicide Suspects

March 12 at 8:20 p.m. - MCU forwarded felony charges for suspects from last week’s homicide. Marcus Arevalo & Ramiro Sanchez are still in Kennewick on unrelated DOC warrants.

Deputy and Officer Involved Shooting in Hillyard Area

March 12 at 4:26 p.m. - SIRR Team is investigating an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) which took place during a court ordered eviction.

Downriver and Esmeralda Golf Courses Open March 15, 2018

March 12 at 3:24 p.m. - Downriver and Esmeralda golf courses are preparing to open March 15. Indian Canyon and the Creek at Qualchan will have opening dates soon.

MCU makes Arrest in Homicide Case with Help of Kennewick PD

March 10 at 7:26 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Kennewick Police Department, has made two arrests in the homicide case from two nights ago.

Check your smoke alarms when you change the clocks

March 9 at 3:28 p.m. - With the upcoming time change, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) says it’s a great time to check your smoke alarms while changing your clocks.

Free Admission to City Pools Approved by Park Board

March 9 at 11:11 a.m. - With a goal of giving everyone a chance to swim, the Park Board approved free open swim for all ages at City aquatic centers beginning this year.

Exxon Robbery

March 9 at 10:12 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a local gas station.

City Inspector Crews to Revive Additional Training

March 9 at 10:04 a.m. - No building, plumbing, or electrical inspections will occur March 15.

March 5th Downtown Protest Arrests

March 9 at 10:01 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrested protestors for trespassing at a Downtown office building.

Assault on Centennial Trail

March 9 at 9:59 a.m. - On March 5th, officers responded to an assault in downtown Spokane on the Centennial Trail.

One person deceased in North Spokane shooting incident

March 8 at 10:55 p.m. - On 03-08-18 a gunshot was heard near the 800 block of E Hoffman. A short time later a male was brought to Holy Family Hospital with a gunshot wound.

Fatal house fire in Perry District

March 8 at 11:38 a.m. - An adult female and her dog are deceased after a house fire in the Perry District neighborhood this morning.

Statement from Police Chief Craig Meidl on today's verdict

March 7 at 2:33 p.m. - Police Chief Craig Meidl issued the following statement regarding today’s verdict:

Riverfront Skate Ribbon Update 03.06.18

March 6 at 3:48 p.m. - Sunlight exposure is keeping Riverfront from building ice to the thickness necessary. A cooling component failed last month, but is now functioning.

Male arrested after threatening others with machete in N. Spokane

March 4 at 6:37 p.m. - On 03-04-18 a little after 5PM, SPD received calls near Division and Rockwell of a male swinging a machete and threatening pedestrians.

Skate Ribbon Update 3/4/18

March 4 at 2:24 p.m. - We are making ice! Necessary mechanical repairs have been made under warranty, and the new vessel passed testing and inspection.

Male in Custody after Brandishing Weapon Downtown

March 2 at 9:58 p.m. - SPD responded to calls of a possible active shooter downtown Spokane. A male was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail.

One victim hospitalized after North Spokane shooting

March 2 at 12:56 a.m. - Officers responded to 200 E Wedgewood Ave at about 11:40PM and found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds.

Flags Lowered In Memory Of Billy Graham

March 1 at 10:07 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff on Friday

February

City Seeks Applicants for Municipal Court Seat

Feb. 27 at 2:24 p.m. - Candidates must live in County; materials due Mar. 12

Skate Ribbon Closure Update 2/23/18

Feb. 23 at 2:46 p.m. - Riverfront crews & contractors continue to work to re-open the Skate Ribbon. The goal is to re-open ice skating in early March.

Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Case from 1999

Feb. 22 at 3:18 p.m. - A DNA match from the Combined DNA Index System links a Spokane man to the 1999 sexual assault case.

City to resume curbside yard waste pickup on Feb. 26

Feb. 21 at 2:31 p.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, Feb. 26.

SPD Major Crimes arrests two for violent crimes

Feb. 19 at 2:01 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrested two people believed to be involved in ongoing violent crimes.

Two suspects arrested for string of purse-snatching incidents

Feb. 18 at 5:43 p.m. - Two suspects were arrested near the 600 block of E Houston Ave in the morning hours of 02-18-18

E Sprague Motel Robbery

Feb. 17 at 9:05 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrest three suspects after a robbery at E Sprague Motel.

SPD investigating string of purse-snatch robberies

Feb. 17 at 6:15 p.m. - SPD is currently investigating three purse snatching/robbery incidents that have occurred this afternoon, 02-17-18, at various locations in the City.

City Completes Full-City Plow in Less Than 3 Days

Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. - The City has now completed work on the Full-City Plow initiated on Wednesday, meeting its commitment to complete such an effort in about three days.

Riverfront Park Seeking Programming and Facility Title Sponsors

Feb. 16 at 1:36 p.m. - Parks and Recreation is planning giving opportunities for those interested in collaborating with and supporting the park.

Mayor Orders City Flags to Half-Staff In Support Of Shooting Victims

Feb. 16 at 8:25 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until Feb. 19

Spokane Police: Stay safe when driving near commercial vehicles

Feb. 15 at 9:55 a.m. - SPD wants to remind motorists to use caution and avoid unsafe driving behaviors around commercial vehicles.

Spokane Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Elderly Male

Feb. 14 at 11:38 p.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a missing male.Eugene Singleton (78) has medical issues that require daily medications he does not have with him.

Residents treated for minor injuries after house fire

Feb. 14 at 9:59 a.m. - Last night, SFD responded to the 1600 block of E. Ostrander Ave. for a structure fire with possible trapped occupants inside.

City Launching Full-City Plow

Feb. 14 at 9:17 a.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing continuing in arterials now; Work in residential areas to begin soon

City Council Forum to Discuss River Health & Water Conservation

Feb. 13 at 4:39 p.m. - Forum set for Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 in City Hall

Spokane Police Major Crimes Respond to Downtown Shooting

Feb. 13 at 1:14 p.m. - One subject was shot and transported to an area hospital in critical condition

Presidents' Day is a Parking Meter Holiday

Feb. 13 at 11:46 a.m. - City of Spokane offices will be open.

Finch Arboretum Master Plan Open House February 20, 2018

Feb. 13 at 10:35 a.m. - The community is invited to a Master Plan Open House & survey to guide Spokane Parks and Recreation in the future development at Finch Arboretum.

Serious Crash Closes Hamilton at Montgomery

Feb. 13 at 1:37 a.m. - SPD Major Crimes Collision reconstructionists were called to the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of Hamilton/Montgomery tonight.

Officer will be placed on administrative leave after being arrested

Feb. 12 at 12:55 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer will be placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for DUI on Saturday night.

Dutch Jake’s Park Revitalization Open House February 15, 2018

Feb. 12 at 9:36 a.m. - Parks & Recreation in partnership with The Trust for Public Land will host an Open House to continue the next phase of design for Dutch Jake’s Park.

Spokane Police arrest Residential Burglary suspect from S. Moran View

Feb. 11 at 4:01 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Residential Burglary suspect from S. Moran View St.

Two adults treated for smoke inhalation after kitchen fire

Feb. 9 at 9:35 p.m. - At 3:30 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) responded to the 1300 block of W. 8th Ave. for a commercial structure fire in an apartment unit.

Flags Lowered For Late Gov. John Spellman

Feb. 9 at 2:51 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff February 9 – 13

Crews respond to fire at home under construction

Feb. 9 at 11:22 a.m. - Just after 4 a.m., SFD responded to the 900 block of S. Azalea Dr. for a structure fire in a house under construction.

SPD Requesting Help in Identifying a Person of Interest

Feb. 8 at 3:17 p.m. - Spokane Public Schools and SPD need your help identifying a person of interest trespassing on school property.

Spokane Police Asking for Helping Locating Missing Child

Feb. 6 at 10:52 p.m. - Police are asking for your help locating a missing child. Ricky Eastabrooks(10) was last seen in the area of 4th & Magnolia in East Central Spokane.

Be Heart Smart

Feb. 6 at 12:31 p.m. - February is American Heart Month and the Spokane Fire Department wants the community to be heart smart.

Skate Ribbon Closure Update

Feb. 5 at 4:45 p.m. - The Skate Ribbon in Riverfront Park remains closed for a mechanical repair, and it could take at least 3 weeks to restore ice to the ribbon.

Spokane Police Department Assault Arrest

Feb. 5 at 9:52 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department investigated an assault with pepper spray Friday afternoon.

Male arrested for domestic violence shooting

Feb. 3 at 2:29 p.m. - Males arrested for domestic violence shooting. Female expected to survive injury.

Learn Where Your Garbage Goes

Feb. 1 at 9:36 a.m. - Presidents' Day Tours planned at City's Waste to Energy Facility.

January

Citizens Asked To Weigh In On Proposed Downtown Riverside Ave. Project

Jan. 30 at 3:30 p.m. - City seeking information on parking, lane configuration, more

Stop Leads to Recovery of Stolen Vehicle, Guns & Jewelry Box

Jan. 30 at 9:44 a.m. - A suspicious vehicle stop made early Monday morning led to 10 felony charges for 27-year-old Joshua D Hall.

Spokane Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Division

Jan. 26 at 11:31 p.m. - Division has just reopened between Lincoln and Cozza after investigators finished processing the scene of a fatality crash.

Improperly installed wood stove determined to be the cause of Hillyard

Jan. 26 at 12:38 p.m. - At 10:49 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a possible chimney fire in the 1600 block of E. Walton Ave.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Hit & Run Driver who Struck a Child

Jan. 25 at 10:35 p.m. - SPD is asking for your help locating the vehicle & driver from a hit & run crash that injured a child. It happened at about 7:20p tonite @ 29th/Freya.

IMAX Demolition Moved Up in Schedule, Begins Jan. 29, 2018

Jan. 25 at 4:23 p.m. - The IMAX was slated to be demolished in March. However, to utilize heavy demolition equipment already on site, it will now begin Jan. 29.

Spokane Point In Time Count Occurs January 25

Jan. 25 at 10:38 a.m. - Count helps to identify funding and service needs for those experiencing homelessness.

No injuries reported in vacant house fire

Jan. 22 at 12:25 p.m. - Just after 6 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1700 E. block of Everett Ave. on a report of a residential structure fire.

Shooting in Northeast Spokane critically injures one.

Jan. 22 at 1:59 a.m. - Possible narcotics transaction leads to North Spokane shooting.

Skater injured Friday at Riverfront Park has since passed away

Jan. 20 at 8:46 p.m. - We inaccurately reported a skater passed, but confirmed she is in critical condition. We are terribly sorry for our error. Our prayers for the family.

Residents Saved by Fire Protection System

Jan. 19 at 4:11 p.m. - Residents Saved by Fire Protection System, Cause of fire determined to be accidental

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Jan. 19 at 12:56 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing/vulnerable adult female. She was last seen in the Indian Trail neighborhood.

Two Arrested for 1st Degree Robbery after Alcohol Theft Goes Bad

Jan. 19 at 12:54 a.m. - Spokane Police booked two people into jail/juvenile Wednesday night after a theft of alcohol at the Rite Aid in the 800 block of east 29th went awry.

Fire crews respond to early morning kitchen fire

Jan. 16 at 11:24 a.m. - At approximately 5:05 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1000 block of E. Dalton Ave. on a report of a residential structure fire.

Child injured after fire at mobile home

Jan. 16 at 10:46 a.m. - A child was injured and transported to a local area hospital after a fire at a mobile home.

Flags Lowered For Fallen Pierce County Deputy

Jan. 16 at 9:15 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday

SPD Officers Responded to Downtown Collision

Jan. 16 at 9:08 a.m. - The collision involved numerous vehicles and an intoxicated subject fleeing on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind.

Two injured after late night motorhome fire

Jan. 15 at 6:55 a.m. - Two adults were injured and transported to local area hospitals for further treatment after a motorhome fire.

SPD Investigating Possible Drive-By Shooting in West Central

Jan. 12 at 1:11 a.m. - SPD is seeking info on an incident in West Central. Officers responded to shots fired in the area of Mallon/Dean Ave. & Cannon St. tonight at 7pm.

Arrest Made from January 4th Stabbing

Jan. 11 at 6:55 p.m. - Detectives developed probable cause to arrest stabbing suspect. patrol located suspect and took him into custody.

Hillyard garage fire under investigation

Jan. 11 at 10:14 a.m. - A fire at a vacant garage remains under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigation Unit.

Mayor Condon Named Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellow

Jan. 10 at 2:11 p.m. - 24-Member class selected as emerging bipartisan leaders.

City Hall Is Having A Coat Drive to Benefit Youth at Excelsior

Jan. 10 at 12 p.m. - Excelsior Youth have a need for winter coats.

Wanted Subject from Denver May Be In Spokane Area

Jan. 9 at 4:12 p.m. - Denver Police Department believe subject, Deven Tomasso may be in the Spokane area.

City Closures Planned for MLK Day

Jan. 9 at 10:14 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule.

SPD Death Investigation

Jan. 8 at 8:47 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is on scene at a residence in the Finch Arboretum neighborhood conducting a death investigation.

SPD Investigating Stabbing Sprague / Ivory

Jan. 4 at 3:41 p.m. - Spokane Police investigate a stabbing on E. Sprague Ave. / N. Ivory St.