News Releases for June 2018

June 29

Post Street Becomes Two-Way by City Hall

12:31 p.m. - Beginning the week of July 9, Post St. will become a two-way for one block between Spokane Falls Blvd. and the Mobius Science Center

June 28

SFD reminds citizens that fireworks are illegal

2:04 p.m. - With the Fourth of July holiday just one week away, SFD reminds everyone that the sale and use of all amateur fireworks is illegal.

Have fun and stay safe at Hoopfest

11:01 a.m. - The Spokane Police and Fire Departments want to remind HoopFest fans to have fun and also stay safe

House fire remains under investigation

10:12 a.m. - A fire remains under investigation after damaging a detached garage and spreading to an unoccupied home in east central Spokane.

SkyRide in Riverfront opens Friday, June 29

9:24 a.m. - Soar over the falls as the SkyRide re-opens Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10am, in time for Hoopfest!

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

8:23 a.m. - Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

June 26

Points for the Citizens' Assist on Robbery Arrest

11:15 p.m. - Neighbors in the Cannon park area band together to help Spokane Police corral a Robbery suspect.

Law Enforcement Officers from Across the Nation Carry “Flame Of Hope”

3:34 p.m. - Law Enforcement Officers from Across the Nation Carry “Flame Of Hope” To Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

June 24

Woman defends herself against attack near TJ Meenach Bridge

11:39 a.m. - A woman reported an unknown male suspect held her at gunpoint while attempting to drag her to a secluded location.

June 21

Spokane Police Department's Next Coffee With A Cop

1:56 p.m. - SPD will hold its next Coffee with a Cop event at Manito Park in the north shelter area on Tuesday, June 26 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Improperly discarded smoking materials to blame for early morning fire

1:52 p.m. - Fire investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused this morning’s fire at a commercial building.

June 20

Use extra caution and follow posted speed limits

2:17 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is urging drivers to pay extra attention as they travel.

June 19

SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing adult

2:33 a.m. - 70-year-old Linda Bunn was last seen in the 1400 block of E Nebraska Ave at approximately 1:30AM on 06-19-18. Ms. Bunn has a history of dementia

June 18

One person deceased in North Spokane shooting incident

7:48 p.m. - On 06-18-18, SPD responded to a shooting incident near Nevada/Wellesley. One male is deceased, no on-going threat to the community.

Stabbing in North Spokane Sends One Women to Hospital

9:36 a.m. - Stabbing in northeast Spokane sends one to the hospital; the suspect was located a few blocks away.

Child Rape Suspect Arrested

9:32 a.m. - Friday, SPD investigated a sexual assault. After an investigation, Detectives arrested and booked the step father for 2nd degree Rape of a child.

June 17

Early morning garage fire quickly contained

10:38 a.m. - This morning at approximately 1:00 a.m. SFD responded to the 2200 E block of Mission St. on a report of a detached garage on fire.

Fire Damages 5 Mile Prairie Home

10:24 a.m. - At approximately 4:40 p.m. hours on Saturday, SFD, SPD, and Fire District 9 were dispatched to a structure fire in the 7700 block on N. Maple St.

Auto extrication Lower South Hill

10:02 a.m. - On Saturday at approximately 12:40 a.m., SFD responded to lower South Hill on a report of a motor vehicle collision.

Major Crimes Called out to Investigate Serious Auto/Pedestrian Crash

12:36 a.m. - SPD's Major Crimes Unit came out to investigate a crash tonight @ Northwest & Cannon. Northwest was closed for about 2 hrs but has now reopened.

June 15

A male in West Central is injured in drive-by shooting.

4:34 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit investigated a West Central shooting that left a male with a gunshot injury.

Major Crimes Detectives investigate Hillyard shooting.

4:33 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit investigated a Hillyard shooting that left a male with a life threatening injury.

June 14

Robbery Arrest

8:09 a.m. - SPD investigated an armed robbery at the Mission and Hamilton Safeway on June 11. On June 13 an officer located the suspect and he was arrested.

June 13

SPD Locates Stolen Budget Rental Van

4:49 p.m. - SPD has located the Budget rental van reported to have children in the cargo area that caused significant concern for their safety.

SFD Announces Achievement of 100% Paramedic Staffing at all stations

1:04 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department Announces the Achievement of 100% Paramedic Staffing at all 16 Fire Stations

Non-Fatal Overnight Shooting

11:09 a.m. - SPD officers responded to 5500 N Regal St to a report of a male that had been shot. An investigation and K9 track was not able to locate the suspect.

June 12

11 City Areas Receive Opportunity Zone Investment Designation

3:38 p.m. - Tax benefits encourages economic growth, job creation

*UPDATE* LC Threat Suspect Booked

1:11 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives book Lewis and Clark High School threat suspect.

Spokane Fire Department Honored with 2018 Heart Safe Community Award

10:59 a.m. - SFD) was selected as the winner of the 2018 Heart Safe Community Award – Large Community from the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

June 7

Two suspects in custody after vehicle pursuit through Spokane

11:59 p.m. - Two arrested after lengthy pursuit through Spokane. The vehicle was stolen in a carjacking at gunpoint on June 2nd in Spokane Valley.

Learn About the "Flip" To New Construction Areas on Monroe

3:03 p.m. - Media invited to Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market on Friday, June 8

Spokane Among the First Round of 'Envision Center' Designations

1:52 p.m. - Centralized hubs help HUD-assisted households become self-sufficient

June 6

Successful Meeting with Westview Manor Apartments

10:13 a.m. - Leases will be extended, new owner to contribute relocation costs

Provide Input on Riverside Avenue Design

10:01 a.m. - Information available during a Public Open House on June 14

June 4

SPD Investigating a Fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision

5:25 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a fatal Auto vs Pedestrian collision that happened at 2nd and Browne, in downtown.

Riverfront Eats brings food trucks & music Tuesdays, starts June 5

12:17 p.m. - Riverfront Eats kicks off June 5 on the south bank from 11am – 2pm. Every Tuesday this summer, join us for food trucks, live music, & surprises.

Finch Arboretum Master Plan Second Open House Thursday, June 7, 2018

11:21 a.m. - The community is invited to a second Master Plan Open House to help guide Spokane Parks and Recreation in the future development at Finch Arboretum.

City Provides Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

11:08 a.m. - For 2017, as in previous years, the City met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water standards.

Culture Activities Grant Applications Sought

10:17 a.m. - Funding will support diversity programs and events

June 3

*NEW* Updated LC Press Release

12:24 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit has now secured felony warrants for the arrest of the suspect in the Lewis and Clark High School threats.

June 2

Vehicle and Body Recovered From Spokane River

8:22 p.m. - SPD, SCSO and SFD have recovered a vehicle found crashed in the Spokane River in April. An unidentified deceased person was found inside the vehicle.

June 1

Piano in the Park welcomes Riverfront visitors to play all summer

9:43 a.m. - A painted piano will be placed at the base of the Clock Tower in Riverfront for park users to play throughout the summer.

SPD Investigating Body Found in River near Water Treatment Facility

8:23 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a body found in the Spokane River near the water treatment facility.