News Releases for December 2018

Dec. 26

SPD Investigates Assault near Boone/Ash

10:29 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating an assault which occurred near W Boone Ave. / N Ash St.

Dec. 25

Cause of house fire in South Hill neighborhood under investigation

11:05 p.m. - At approximately 1 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3200 E. block of Mission St. report of a possible house fire.

Early Christmas morning house fire

10:41 p.m. - At approximately 4 a.m., SFD and SVFD responded to the 1300 block of E.  Baldwin Ave. on a report of a residential structure fire.

Fatal train vs pedestrian collision in Southwest Spokane

9:33 p.m. - On 12-25-18 at about 7:30PM, a Union Pacific Train collided with a person on the tracks near W 3rd Ave and Sunset Blvd. The victim did not survive.

Dec. 24

No reported injuries in last night’s house fire

8:25 a.m. - Last evening just before 6 p.m., SFD along with Fire District 8 responded to the 6700 block of S. Echo Ridge St. for a reported house fire.

Dec. 21

Public's assistance requested locating missing 14-year-old

9:23 p.m. - Charlyse Ward was last seen on 12-21-18 at noon near 6900 E 4th Ave. Ward has cognitive attributes which heighten the risk to her personal safety.

City Offers Free Curbside Pickup, Options to Get Rid of Holiday Trees

8:07 a.m. - Recycle gift wrap & packaging too

Dec. 19

Armed Robbery at Mobil Station, 17th/Ray

11:44 p.m. - SPD is investigating an armed robbery that occurred this evening at the Mobil gas station at 17/Ray. The suspect displayed a knife and fled on foot.

Domestic Violence Stabbing Arrest

11:44 a.m. - SPD Officers arrested Heather M. Fourstar for Assault 2nd degree domestic violence. Fourstar stabbed her boyfriend in a residence near Sinto and Ruby.

SPD Investigating Early Morning Auto/Pedestrian Collision

11:41 a.m. - SPD Traffic Officers investigate auto/pedestrian collision on Ash at Montgomery. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

SPD Threat Arrest

11:38 a.m. - SPD officers investigated a call about a male who was chasing people with a knife. Officers were able to locate the male and take him into custody.

Dec. 18

No reported injuries in Browne’s Addition triplex fire

1:33 p.m. - A fire in a Browne's Addition triplex broke out this morning at approximately 8 a.m.

Dec. 17

City Closures Planned For the Holidays

9:47 a.m. - Garbage pickup a day late on weeks of Christmas and New Year's

Garage fire damages Shilioh Hills home

8 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the 8600 block of N. Colton St. just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

SPD investigating DV stabbing incident in Garland District

4:34 a.m. - An adult female victim has died as a result of her injuries

Dec. 14

Improperly vented pellet stove determined to be cause of house fire

8:32 a.m. - Fire investigators determined Wednesday evening’s house fire on E. Riverside Ave. was caused by an improperly vented pellet stove.

Dec. 12

An overheated lint-filled bathroom fan caused last night’s fir

11:36 a.m. - Fire investigators with the Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigation Unit say an overheated lint-filled bathroom fan caused last night’s fire

Family of four displaced after apartment fire

11:05 a.m. - A disabled woman was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a north side apartment fire.

Dec. 10

Resident displaced after house fire in North Spokane

3:18 p.m. - One resident was displaced after a house fire in North Spokane. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

East Central home damaged by fire

3:15 p.m. - On Saturday, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1800 block of E. Bridgeport St. around 2 p.m. upon the report of a structure fire.

Four time convicted felon arrested with two firearms and heroin.

2:23 p.m. - Four time convicted felon arrested with two firearms and heroin after a short foot chase and standoff.

City Hall Campers Asked To Relocate To Warming Shelters

8:20 a.m. - Officers ask those camping at City Hall, in violation of the SMC regarding unauthorized camping on public property, to relocate to warming shelters.

Dec. 7

SPD Package Theft Arrest

10:57 p.m. - SPD officers responded to the North Central neighborhood for a male who had been caught stealing a package off the front porch of a residence.

Flags Will Remain Lowered For Fallen Washington Soldier

11:02 a.m. - Flags Will Remain Lowered For Fallen Washington Soldier

Spokane Is Chosen As One of Four "Anchor Communities"

9:55 a.m. - Program goal outlines ending youth homelessness by 2022

Dec. 6

Suspect arrested in Northwest Spokane stabbing incident.

9:36 p.m. - On 12-6-18 just before 6PM, SPD responded to a stabbing in the 5100 block of N Walnut St. 23-year-old Corey A. Taylor was arrested for Assault 1st.

Cause of this morning’s house fire ruled accidental

3:16 p.m. - Fire investigators say this morning’s house fire on N. Freya St. has been ruled accidental.

More Warming Center Space Set To Open On Friday Night

3:04 p.m. - Centers provide overnight shelter during the winter months

Family displace after house fire

1:17 p.m. - A family of five was displaced after a fire damaged a home in the Northeast neighborhood this morning.

Leaf Pickup Planned On Dec. 8 & 10 in Browne's Addition

1:02 p.m. - Vehicles must be moved to accommodate City crews

Freya/Sprague collision likely to snarl morning commute.

4:34 a.m. - SPD is currently on scene investigating a two-vehicle collision at Sprague Ave and Freya St in East Spokane.

Dec. 5

RV a total loss after morning fire

12:29 p.m. - At approximately 8 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) responded to the 1900 block of W. Grace Ave. for a building fire reported from a passerby.

Honoring Former President George H.W. Bush

11:04 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until Sunday, Dec. 30

Dec. 4

City Council Members to Host Housing Meetings

1:04 p.m. - Four meetings will be held to discuss future housing protections policy

Dec. 3

SPD has some helpful tips to help keep your property safe this winter.

7:13 p.m. - Spokane Police have some helpful tips to help keep your property safe this winter.

DV Suspect Safely Taken into Custody after Pointing Firearm at Officer

9:19 a.m. - Officers at a DV call last night, safely took Fred Ballestero (28) into custody after he retrieved a firearm from a closet and pointed at officers.

Dec. 1

Suspect Arrested in Serious Hit and Run Collision

10:56 p.m. - Major Crimes Investigators have arrested a male in connection to a serious injury hit & run collision that happened downtown early Thursday morning.