News Releases for July 2018

July 31

Flags Lowered For Fallen Kent Police Officer

9:23 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff

July 29

Fire heavily damages three garages and contents inside

9:17 p.m. - Just before 4:30 p.m., fire crews responded to the report of an explosion and multiple detached garages burning in the alleyway.

Fire at downtown apartment under investigation

3:43 p.m. - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a downtown apartment building early Saturday morning.

Cause of South Hill house fire under investigation

12:33 p.m. - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a South Hill home on Saturday.

July 28

SPD Anti-Crime Team arrests two felons, and recovers a stolen firearm.

6:40 p.m. - Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team arrests two felons, and recovers a stolen gun after a short standoff.

July 27

City Eliminates Remaining Lead Service Lines

10:37 a.m. - Program replaced 486 connections in just over 2 years

July 26

SPD is investigating a stabbing in Southeast Spokane

11:43 p.m. - An adult female was hospitalized after a stabbing in Thornton Murphy Park, located in the 3100 block of E 27th Ave.

Youth playing with lighter determined to be cause of brush fire

11:15 a.m. - Fire investigators have determined last week’s brush fire near Francis and Sutherlin was caused by a youth playing with a lighter.

Cause of Sunday’s brush fire undetermined

10:50 a.m. - Investigators with SFD's Special Investigation Unit are unable to determine the cause of a brush fire that started in the 2900 block W. Broad Ave.

Cultural Grant Recipients Chosen

9:47 a.m. - Twelve applications receive awarding of funds.

July 25

Spokane City Council, SPS Board of Director to Hold Joint Meeting

2:17 p.m. - Spokane City Council and the Spokane Public School Board of Director are holding a special joint meeting on Wednesday, August 1.

Vacant house fire under investigation

10:31 a.m. - Investigators with SFD's Special Investigation Unit are investigating a house fire that occurred yesterday in the 1100 block of E. Glass Ave.

Fire crews quickly contain vegetation fire

10:24 a.m. - Yesterday, at approximately 5:15 p.m., fire crews responded to a brush fire next to State Highway 195 just north of Hatch Rd.

July 24

Joint statement from the Spokane Fire Department and IAFF Local 29

1:40 p.m. - In response to a recent complaint, SFD and International Association of Firefighters Local 29 have provided a joint statement.

House fire displaces five residents

10:56 a.m. - An early morning house fire in northwest Spokane has displaced five residents.

Spokane Fire Department selects new Deputy Chief

10 a.m. - After an extensive recruitment process, SFD announces Rex Strickland III has been selected as the department’s new Deputy Fire Chief.

July 22

Robbery Suspect, Timothy Lamere, Taken Into Custody Without Incident

9:21 p.m. - SPD's PACT team took a wanted robbery suspect, Timothy J Lamere (53), into custody without incident tonight in northwest Spokane.

July 21

DT Officers Arrest Felon w/ a Stolen Firearm, Drugs, & Stolen Property

7:19 p.m. - Downtown Precinct Officers arrested a convicted felon who had a stolen firearm, drugs, and stolen property on him in the 100 blk of S Washington.

July 20

Outreach Expands, Shelter Decentralizing

2:52 p.m. - Number of outreach workers doubling

Learn About Downtown Plan at the Kendall Yards Night Market on July 25

10:05 a.m. - Post Street Bridge, Riverside Ave., parking and more to be featured

Spokane Historic Landmarks Commission to Receive Award

9:12 a.m. - Spokane Historic Landmarks Commission to receive Commission Excellence Award from the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC).

SPD seeking help locating missing autistic juvenile

1:35 a.m. - 14-year-old Josiah Joseph was last seen in the area of 700 S Scott on 07-19-18 at approximately 9:00PM.

July 19

SPD Asking for Help Locating Bank Robbery Suspect

12:25 p.m. - Spokane Police Department asks for your help locating a person with an outstanding warrant for Robbery 1st Degree.

SPD needs assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

3:35 a.m. - 62-year-old Roxell Mosley suffers from dementia and was last seen in the area of 1100 N Superior St on 07-18 at about 8PM

July 18

Spokane Fire Department selects new Fire Marshal

8:49 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department announces the appointment of Megan Phillips as the new City of Spokane Fire Marshal.

July 17

Monroe Street and Sprague Avenue Hit and Run

3:42 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a Hit and Run at S Monroe St and W Sprague Ave today at noon.

Providing the right care in the right setting

10:16 a.m. - Providing the right care in the right setting for people experiencing behavior health issues, SFD partners with Frontier Behavioral Health.

July 16

Spokane City Fire Marshal issues outdoor recreational fire restriction

10:30 a.m. - Due to the hot, dry conditions, specified outdoor recreational fires are prohibited in the City effective today.

Felon Arrested With Gun

8:19 a.m. - Friday, two SPD officers were performing a simple bike stop when a convicted felon tossed a stolen hand gun and led them on a foot chase.

Armed Robbery Arrest

8:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department investigated an armed Robbery in north Spokane on Friday evening.

July 14

Fire crews contain rapid moving brush fire

8:31 a.m. - Last night just before 5:00 p.m., fire crews responded to W. Liberty Ave. for a reported brush fire near Drumheller Springs Park

July 10

Armed suspect arrested on lower South Hill after extensive search

2:34 a.m. - Suspect threatened to 'shoot up' STA plaza, threatened to kill police officers, and threatened citizens with a gun.

July 9

Bike Facilities, Parking, Focus Zones: What do you want on Riverside?

9:38 a.m. - Take the City’s online survey on design options for Riverside Avenue downtown.

Washington Trust Bank Robbery

8:50 a.m. - SPD is investigating a robbery at the Washington Trust Bank located near the intersection of Indiana/Ruby. The incident occurred Friday after 4:45PM.

Male in-custody after attempting to induce officer-involved shooting

12:14 a.m. - Officers on an unrelated call at 2nd and Scott encountered a male who suddenly produced a revolver and held it to his head, demanding he be shot

July 8

Spokane Police Investigate Unattended Death on E. 2nd Ave.

5:41 p.m. - Spokane Police investigating unattended death in the 700 block of E. 2nd Ave.

SPD is investigating a drowning in the Spokane River.

4:38 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a drowning in the Spokane River.

SPD Investigating a fatality shooting in the 3000 blk of N. Nelson St.

1:36 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatality shooting which occurred outside a residence in the 3000 block of N. Nelson St.

July 6

Spokane Police Investigating Washington Trust Bank Robbery.

7:48 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a robbery at the Washington Trust Bank located near E. Indiana Ave. / N .Ruby St.

Glover Field Park & Peaceful Valley Riverwalk renamed to Redband Park

2:37 p.m. - Park Board voted to rename Glover Field & Peaceful Valley Riverwalk to Redband Park, in honor of the Redband Rainbow Trout that spawn there.

July 5

Vandalism Arrest

4:37 p.m. - An early morning crime spree in north Spokane leads to the arrest of 3 subjects, tens of thousands of dollars in damage and a frustrated neighborhood.

Spokane Opportunity Zone Listening Session

1:47 p.m. - City hosts special meeting

Pedestrian Is Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Automobile

1:45 p.m. - On July 3, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Division & Pacific. The pedestrian is expected to survive and was cited for causing the collision.

Eleven people displaced after early morning fire near Gonzaga

7:54 a.m. - Eleven people were displaced after an early morning fire broke out at a home near Gonzaga.

July 4

Stolen BMW Recovery

9:44 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Night PACT Team and K9 Team, Recovered a stolen 2018 Black BMW X5 and arrested 10 Time Convicted Felon

July 3

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

2:32 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, July 3

July 2

Follow Up Investigation from Cora Avenue Burglaries

10:34 a.m. - Extensive follow up investigation by detectives from the Targeted Crimes Unit arrests a male and locates many of the stolen guns after a standoff.

July 1

Male arrested for week-long crime spree in Northeast Spokane

10:44 p.m. - Suspect arrested in connection with multiple burglaries in Northeast Spokane over the past week.