News Releases for November 2018

Nov. 30

Spokane Fire Department: Heat your home safely

12:21 p.m. - Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries.

Nov. 29

Candles left burning unattended started yesterday’s house fire

4:08 p.m. - Fire investigators say candles left burning unattended caused yesterday’s house fire that displaced a family of seven.

SPD Asking for Witnesses to Downtown Incident to Come Forward

5:39 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating witnesses to an incident downtown this morning. A male was found critically injured in the street at 200 S Wall.

Nov. 28

Family displaced after house fire

6:34 p.m. - A family of seven was displaced after a fire damaged a home in the South Hill neighborhood this afternoon.

Nov. 27

East Central Neighborhood House Fire

11:09 a.m. - Last night at approximately 8:42 p.m., SFD and SVFD responded to the 2500 E. block of Pacific Ave. on a report of a residential structure fire.

Nov. 26

Spokane Police Department earns WASPC re-accreditation

10:10 a.m. - At the WASPC annual conference, SPD was presented with an award for obtaining state re-accreditation.

Nov. 23

SPD Investigating fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash on E 29th Ave.

7:22 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash on E 29th Ave. near S Mt. Vernon St.

Nov. 22

Two Convicted Felons Arrested for Firearms and Drug charges

4:30 p.m. - Suspicious vehicle leads to arrest of two convicted felons for firearms and drug charges.

Nov. 21

Holiday Safety Tips

2:54 p.m. - Holiday safety tips from the Spokane Police Department.

South Perry Vehicle Prowler Arrested

9:41 a.m. - Vehicle prowling suspect, captured on an owner’s surveillance camera, is apprehended while officers were investigating other incidents of prowling.

City Employee Saves Dog From River

9:14 a.m. - Owner grateful for the "heroic" rescue that kept her dog alive.

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting in Northeast Spokane

4:29 a.m. - MCU is investigating a shooting at 1700 N. Stone. The suspect, Donavan Gibson (35), is still on the loose and is believed to be armed & dangerous.

Nov. 20

Fire caused by keeping combustibles too close to wood stove

4:23 p.m. - Fire investigators advise today’s house fire on N. Seminole Dr. was a result of a wood stove vent pipe being too close to combustibles.

Spokane Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

6:39 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a vulnerable adult, Stephanie Patenaude (25), who left a relative’s home in the 1700 block of east Dalton.

Nov. 19

Teen Arrested after Threats Made to Shoot Up Area School

7 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives have arrested a juvenile male after threats were made to “shoot up” an area school.

Electrical overload causes N. Perry St. house fire

12:32 p.m. - Fire investigators determined Saturday night's N. Perry St. house fire was caused by overheating of an electrical circuit.

Cause of north side house fire under investigation

12:30 p.m. - On Saturday at 6:30 p.m., units from the Spokane Fire Department (SFD)were dispatched to a structure fire in the 2800 block of N. Perry St.

Nov. 17

SPD is asking for public’s help locating missing adult.

11:48 p.m. - 61-year-old Dennis Hofferbert was last seen in the 1400 block of E Rockwell Ave on 11-17-18 at approximately 1400 hours.

Fire causes major structural damage to parking garage

2:18 p.m. - Fire investigators with fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged an under-construction parking garage.

Nov. 16

Warming Center Negotiations Near Agreement

4:37 p.m. - Local organizations are finalizing necessary components to open.

Nov. 15

Everybody Counts Donation Drive Begins Monday, November 19

3:33 p.m. - Items will be distributed during the annual Point-In-Time count

Aquatic Centers, Equipment Maintenance Shop Receive 5-star Enviro Cert

3:12 p.m. - Certification recognizes businesses that put practices and policies in place to properly manage hazardous wastes and conserve resources.

Armed Convicted Felon Arrested

2:19 p.m. - Convicted felon armed with a handgun arrested in Spokane.

City Closures Planned for Thanksgiving

9:29 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late after the holiday

Nov. 13

Serious Injury Crash Closes Upriver Drive

9:27 p.m. - A serious crash closed Upriver this evening from Crestline to Greene for several hours while Major Crimes Collision Investigators processed the scene.

Victim of Burglary Helps SPD Make Arrests and Recover Stolen Property

2:18 p.m. - Victim of a burglary and SPD Patrol Officers work together to recover the victim’s stolen property along with a gun stolen in a prior vehicle prowling

City to Suspend Curbside Collection of Green Yard & Food Waste Carts

9:55 a.m. - Get your leaves, pumpkins, pine needles, and other yard debris cleaned up

Skate Ribbon Opens for Ice Skating Saturday, November 17, 2018

9:47 a.m. - Ice skate downtown among the lights at Spokane’s unique outdoor urban skating experience.

Reports of Shots Heard Downtown Lead to DUI & Drive-by Shooting Arrest

2:41 a.m. - SPD responded to the area of Sprague/Browne on reports of shots fired. A witness got a description of the suspect's SUV, aiding in his capture.

Nov. 12

Spokane County Reveals Winners of Its Spokane Recycles Poster Contest

12:30 p.m. - Artwork of 17 children to be featured in 2019 “Spokane Recycles” calendar

Nov. 11

Fire causes significant damage to home

1:47 p.m. - Last night at approximately 7:15 p.m., SFD responded to a reported structure fire on the corner of N. Cincinnati St. and E. Carlisle Ave.

Nov. 9

SPD Arrests Burglary Suspect

3:18 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department makes an arrest on an officer safety subject who broke into a West Central home.

Convicted Felon Arrested With a Concealed Gun

11:21 a.m. - Spokane Police Department Downtown Neighborhood Resource Officers recover a gun from a convicted felon.

Nov. 8

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

11:39 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until Nov. 10

Chimney fire spreads to attic in N. Altamont home

10:32 a.m. - Fire investigators determined a chimney fire that spread to an attic caused Tuesday’s house fire.

Nov. 12 Is a Parking Meter Holiday, In Observation of Veterans Day

9:50 a.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Nov. 12, because of the observed Veterans Day holiday.

Nov. 7

SPD arrests suspect responsible for downtown vandalism.

5:25 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a suspect responsible for breaking fiberglass sculptures meant to raise money from charity.

Update on LC High School Social Media Threat Investigation

2:47 p.m. - SPD's investigation into the LC threat is ongoing. Detectives are collaborating with school and federal officials while officers monitor the school.

Nov. 6

Residents able to safely evacuate fire thanks to alert neighbors

4:41 p.m. - Thanks to alert neighbors, two residents were able to safely evacuate their home after a fire this afternoon.

Nov. 2

Arrest Made in Female Attacking Ex With Knife

7:51 a.m. - SPD Officers responded to the area of Lincoln Park for a stabbing. The male victim stated a female had stabbed him and fled the scene on foot.

SPD Needs Help Identifying Subject

7:47 a.m. - Spokane Police Department Special Victims Unit is asking for help from the public in identifying a subject who is frequenting the Gonzaga Univ. area.

Nov. 1

SPD Responds to Stabbing Incident

8:55 a.m. - SPD responded to the area of NCHS on Oct 31 for reports of a male who had been stabbed. Officers located the victim a couple of blocks away from NCHS.