News Releases for August 2018

Aug. 28

Tenants’ Town Hall Set For Aug. 29 At Northeast Community Center

10:21 a.m. - Join Spokane City Council Member Kate Burke at the Tenants’ Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Community Center.

City Details Labor Day Activities, Closures

9 a.m. - In observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3, Spokane City Hall will be closed along with other City facilities.

Aug. 27

SPD Arrests Two for Manufacturing Controlled Substance

9:34 p.m. - SIU along with TCU completed an investigation today leading to the arrest of two people for Manufacturing a Controlled Substance.

Aug. 24

SPD investigating injury DUI crash at Ash and Wellesley Ave

12:50 a.m. - An intoxicated driver ran a red light, sending two to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Aug. 21

Fatality Crash at the Intersection of Havana Street and Boone Avenue

4:35 p.m. - SPD and SFD responded to a Semi truck vs bicyclist collision in east Spokane. The collision resulted in the death of the male on the bicycle.

Aug. 20

Air quality impacts for Parks & Recreation activities

10:59 a.m. - Poor air quality is causing changes and closures across areas of City of Spokane Parks and Recreation. We will continue to monitor the air quality.

Hazardous Air Quality Will Impact Some Curbside Garbage Collection

9:47 a.m. - Customers who are missed today are asked to put out cars again on Tuesday.

Aug. 19

Firefighter transported to local hospital after early morning house fi

4:52 p.m. - A SFD firefighter was transported to a local hospital and treated/released for possible heat exhaustion after an early morning house fire.

House fire remains under investigation

4:49 p.m. - Fire investigators are continuing to investigate a house fire that broke out on Friday evening.

Aug. 17

New Bungee Trampoline Opens in Riverfront Park

11:36 a.m. - A new attraction is open in Riverfront Park, giving visitors another way to soar through the air.

Second house fire in week caused by unattended cooking

11:19 a.m. - Fire investigators say unattended cooking caused this morning’s house fire in the 2200 block of E. Pacific Ave.

Aug. 16

Homicide by Abuse Arrest

4:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Detectives arrest a male for Homicide by Abuse.

SPD Conducts a Bike Sting

8:41 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department conducted a bike sting to attempt and lower property crime numbers in a neighborhood experiencing high crime.

Aug. 14

Drug suspected in at least one fatality, twenty police calls

8:58 p.m. - SPD has received almost twenty calls of people acting erratically today. One fatality is possibly related.

Improper cigarette disposal caused mobile home fire

9:50 a.m. - Fire investigators say Sunday’s mobile home fire was determined to be accidental.

Aug. 13

Unattended cooking cause of house fire

12:57 p.m. - Fire investigators say unattended cooking caused a house fire in the 200 block of E. Longfellow Ave. yesterday.

Patrol Emphasis on North Division Street

12:51 p.m. - Spokane Police patrol Officers will be doing a traffic emphasis on north Division St tonight due to the recent car vs pedestrian collisions this week.

Hit and Run crash 6th/Bishop

10:09 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a hit and run crash between a vehicle and pedestrian on 6th Ave at Bishop Ct.

DV Stabbing on 55th Ave

10:06 a.m. - Woman arrested for assault 2nd degree (DV) after stabbing.

Multiple Convicted Felon Assault Arrest

10:05 a.m. - Multiple time convicted felon arrested for assault 2nd degree, assault 4th degree, malicious mischief 3rd degree and obstruction of justice.

Suspicious Death Near Division and Magnesium

9:59 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a suspicious death near North Division Street and East Magnesium Avenue.

Aug. 12

Eight residents displaced after house fire

9:25 p.m. - At approximately 6:11 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) responded to a house on fire in the 200 block of E. Longfellow Ave.

Early morning fire destroys mobile home

10:16 a.m. - Just after 3 a.m., SFD responded to a reported structure fire in a gated retirement community located in the 2300 block of W. 16 Ave.

Aug. 8

Bicyclist vs. Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality

8:56 p.m. - Investigators are on the scene of a fatality crash at the intersection of Division/Providence. An adult bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the Face of Excessive Heat, Partners Join Forces to Protect Public

11:18 a.m. - Partners are joining forces to underscore all the resources available in the community to help people stay safe in the face of excessive heat.

Aug. 7

Natural gas leak causes evacuations

6:45 a.m. - Yesterday just before 8:30 a.m., SFD was dispatched to northwest Spokane for a hazardous materials incident involving a natural gas leak.

Brush fire threatens home near Sunset Highway

6:34 a.m. - Yesterday around 10:00 a.m., SFD and DNR responded to the report of a brush fire in the vicinity of Sunset Highway and Audubon St.

Aug. 5

Triplex fire on lower South Hill

11:20 p.m. - Just after 5:30 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire involving multiple apartment units.

Fire adjacent to Dwight Merkel Field quickly contained

11:16 p.m. - Brush and timber fire adjacent to Dwight Merkel Field quickly contained

Aug. 4

Man Claims He "Fell on Tools"; Investigation Leads to 3 Felony Charges

10:06 a.m. - Thanks to astute hospital staff, a walk up complaint of injuries sustained after “falling on tools”, led to three domestic violence felony charges.

Aug. 3

Guns, Drugs, and Multiple Arrests out of Problem Residence

1:21 a.m. - Spokane PACT working with Safe Streets Task Force arrest multiple time convicted felons and seized multiple firearms out of a nuisance residence.

Aug. 2

Missing 73 Year Old Vulnerable Adult

2:44 p.m. - SPD requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing vulnerable adult.

Stolen Bike Recovered

9:50 a.m. - Great follow up by a downtown Spokane Police Officer leads to the recovery of a stolen bicycle that otherwise would most likely never been recovered.

Aug. 1

SIRR Team Investigating, Officer Involved Shooting Incident

6:32 p.m. - SIRR is investigating the Officer Involved Shooting involving a Spokane Valley Deputy on July 25th, 2018, at the end of Hills Ct. near Fiske Street.

Hartson Car Crash, Shooting

6:27 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the area of Hartson and Thor for a possible shooting call involving two vehicles.

Burglary Arrest

6:25 p.m. - SPD investigated a morning burglary at Mascot Pizza, located in the Logan neighborhood. Hours later officers were able to locate & arrest the suspect.