News Releases for May 2018

May 31

Parks’ Purchase of Land on South Hill Bluff Connects Trails

4:17 p.m. - Parks & Recreation purchased nearly 50 acres of private property, allowing citizens to legally use the trails along the popular area in perpetuity.

Suicidal Man Causes School Lockdown in North Spokane

3:06 p.m. - Three Spokane Schools were locked down after a Spokane man threatening suicide was reported nearby. The man was quickly detained by Spokane Police.

Capital Investments Come to Golf, Facility Improvement Fee starts 6/1

11:06 a.m. - Capital improvements will be made to all four City golf courses, with a focus on water conservation and improved golfer experience.

City Reintroduces Give Real Change, Hope Works

9:23 a.m. - It takes everybody to make a lasting difference

May 30

SPD Identifies Suspect in Lewis and Clark High School Threats

4:31 p.m. - Extensive investigation by Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives identifies suspect in Lewis and Clark High School threats.

Spokane Selected To Participate In Leadership Academy to Combat Hunger

10:39 a.m. - Spokane has been selected by National League of Cities and Food Research and Action Center to attend the Cities Combating Hunger Leadership Academy.

May 29

Spokane Police Department Community Appreciation Day

3:15 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is hosting a Community Appreciation Day!

SPD Safely Takes Armed Man into Custody in Downtown Spokane

9:43 a.m. - Spokane Police safely takes armed man into custody in downtown Spokane.

May 28

Suspect Arrested after Stabbing in Downtown Spokane

9:10 p.m. - SPD made an arrest in stabbing that occurred today. Officers arrested her after she was spotted by Spokane Transit Authority Officers at the Plaza.

May 26

Two people taken to the hospital after apartment fire

9:27 a.m. - Last night at approximately 11:30 p.m., crews from SFD were dispatched to a report of fire in an apartment building located at 1203 W. 5th Ave.

May 25

Flags to be Lowered for Memorial Day

1:46 p.m. - Flags to fly at half-staff for Memorial Day

Stolen property/drugs/firearm arrest

9:17 a.m. - Stolen iPad investigation leads to multiple drug/firearms charges

May 24

Registration Open for Free Swim: Sign up for a SplashPass

10:35 a.m. - Free swim at all 6 City of Spokane aquatic centers is around the corner! Pools open Monday, June 18, 2018. Register today for your free SplashPass.

Berry Go Round Opens on Memorial Day in Riverfront

10:08 a.m. - The Berry Go Round spins again! The ride will temporarily return on May 28, 2018 and remain open for up to a few months, depending on popularity.

May 23

Stabbing sends one man to the hospital and one to jail.

12:57 p.m. - An overnight domestic violence stabbing sends one man to the hospital and his brother to jail.

Police arrest long time criminal William H. Lister.

10:41 a.m. - SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team conducts burglary investigation on William H. Lister that leads to numerous felony charges.

May 22

Shooting suspect, Christopher Felch, located and arrested.

11 a.m. - Shooting suspect, Christopher Felch, was located and arrested. Felch was the suspect from a shooting on May 17th, 2018 near 2000 W. Broadway.

Install New SpokaneScape; Get a Credit on Your Utility Bill

9:46 a.m. - Credits of up to $500 available

City Closures Planned for Memorial Day

8:21 a.m. - Carrousel, Skate Ribbon, golf, and splash pads are open

May 21

City Flags to Remain At Half-Staff In Support Of Shooting Victims

2:45 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, May 22

SPD Investigating Shooting in West Central

12:30 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a shooting in West Central Spokane.

SPD Investigation Fatal Stabbing

12:24 p.m. - Spokane Police Department investigating the fatal stabbing of an adult male in Northwest Spokane.

May 19

SPD arrests man who shot neighboring houses.

11:25 a.m. - SPD arrests a man who shot numerous houses this morning in the area of 4700 N. Post.

May 18

Connect Downtown Monday, May 21

2:16 p.m. - Downtown Central – Participate In Downtown’s Future

May 17

DV Unit Arrests Convicted Felon on Assault and Firearm Charges

8:29 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit arrested a convicted felon on Domestic Violence, Assault and Firearms Charges.

May 16

Learn More about Plans for Riverside Avenue

4:39 p.m. - Information available during Connect Downtown event on May 21

May 15

Spokane Domestic Violence End the Silence Town Hall

4:59 p.m. - A community conversation about the epidemic of domestic violence will be held on Thursday, May 17.

Learn About Plans to Replace the Post Street Bridge

3:18 p.m. - Information available during Connect Downtown event on May 21

Kate Burke Releases Key 2019 Budget Priorities

3:16 p.m. - Burke seeks funding for housing studies, pilot programs

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

10:06 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff May 15

May 11

SFD & Red Cross Participate in National Campaign

11 a.m. - SFD and Red Cross Participate in National Sound the Alarm and Save Lives Campaign: More than 500 homes targeted for smoke alarm install blitz

Pedestrian Emphasis Friday, May 11

8:42 a.m. - The Spokane Police Traffic Unit will be conducting Pedestrian Emphasis Patrols today.

May 9

Spokane Police Respond to Suicidal Man

3:10 p.m. - SPD responded to reports of a suicidal man at the Monroe Bridge. After negotiations, the male was transported to a hospital for help.

May 8

The City of Spokane Seeks Input On Parking

4:35 p.m. - Take the online survey during the month of May

May 7

SPD Asking for Help Locating Missing Autistic Child

12:48 p.m. - SPD requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing juvenile

May 3

Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Opens Saturday, May 12 at 1 P.M.

8:24 a.m. - Celebrate the opening of the south bank including the new Howard Street South Bridge and repaired Rotary Fountain

May 1

Registration open for 2018 Spokane Police Activities League summer pro

4:01 p.m. - Know a kid that would be interested in participating in positive athletic and academic programs, including gang and drug intervention and prevention?

SPD Investigating a Possible Child Luring Incident

1:26 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a possible child luring incident in north Spokane.