News Releases for January 2019

Jan. 30

Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives Arrest Suspect in LCHS Threats

5:05 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Detectives have arrested a suspect in the Lewis and Clark High School social media threats.

Jan. 25

Provide Input on Riverside Avenue Design

12:23 p.m. - Information available during A Public Open House on Feb. 7.

Jan. 24

Homicide Suspect Arrested

4:20 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) has arrested Ashley S. Horning (25) for the homicide at 2100 E. Cataldo Avenue.

Creating a Vision for the Spokane River

1:20 p.m. - Spokane River Vision Plan engagement opportunities available this spring

Officer Involved Shooting

10:17 a.m. - SPD officers were involved in an officer involved shooting (OIS). It is being investigated by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team.

Light placed too close to materials caused house fire

9:44 a.m. - Fire investigators say a multi-bulb lamp with incandescent light bulbs placed too close to combustible materials caused an early morning fire.

Jan. 23

Cause of early morning house fire under investigation

9 a.m. - Two adults and their two small dogs were displaced after an early morning house fire.

Jan. 22

EnVision Center is Preparing for Opening

12:27 p.m. - Final preparations are coming together!

North Spokane Shooting

10:12 a.m. - SPD responded to a north side neighborhood for a shots fired call last night. The incident erupted from on ongoing dispute between a couple neighbors.

Jan. 21

UPDATE: Drive By Shooting in North Central Spokane

1:18 p.m. - SPD, following up on the shooting on Atlantic, executed a search warrant on a vehicle seized that night. Officers recovered multiple firearms.

Jan. 20

Officers Injured in Violent Encounter with Domestic Violence Suspect

2:32 p.m. - For a 2nd time this week, officers were injured in a violent encounter w/ a suspect. One officer was treated at a hospital but has been released.

Jan. 19

Safety Tips for MLK Day Unity March

10:46 a.m. - We want everyone to enjoy a safe MLK Day Unity March. Spokane Police are asking citizens to leave backpacks at home if you are attending the march.

Jan. 18

Council Member Burke to Host a Youth Town Hall

12:05 p.m. - Join Council Member Burke for a Youth Town Hall on Jan. 30

SPD requesting public assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

5:59 a.m. - 55 year-old David Fender was last seen in the area of 2100 E Mission during the evening hours of January 18th.

Jan. 17

Missing Children Discovered After an Officer Assault

9:32 a.m. - Several Spokane Police Officers were involved in a very violent confrontation on Tuesday night after stopping a male suspected of DUI driving.

Jan. 16

SPD Major Crimes Detectives Investigating a Suspicious Incident

1:58 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Detectives are investigating suspicious circumstances of a man found partially in the river.

Stabbing On Washington Street

1:54 p.m. - SPD Officers were called to 400 S Washington to a report of a stabbing. Officers arrested Tayleeanne J. Guerrero for assaulting someone with scissors.

Jan. 15

Officer Involved Shooting

2:41 p.m. - The name of the SPD officer involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) from January 7, 2019 in the 600 block of Montgomery is being released.

City Hall Accepting Everybody Counts Donations through Friday, Jan. 18

2 p.m. - Items will be distributed during the annual point-in-time count.

Malfunctioning gas dryer to blame for fire at Tiki Lodge

12:24 p.m. - Fire investigators say yesterday’s fire at the Tiki Lodge was caused by a malfunctioning commercial natural gas clothes dryer

Jan. 14

City Closures Planned for MLK Day

11:53 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

Jan. 11

Introducing the Historic Preservation Facade Improvement Grant Program

2:15 p.m. - The Spokane Historic Preservation Office is excited to introduce a new historic preservation incentive!

Jan. 8

Statement from Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding OIS

4:37 p.m. - Statement from Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS)

Arson Arrest

2:23 p.m. - SPD and SFD responded to a vehicle fire in the North Central neighborhood yesterday. During the the investigation, it was determined to be arson.

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

12:21 p.m. - Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident tonight.

Jan. 7

Hazmat incident prompts evacuation of Walmart

8:27 a.m. - The North Spokane Walmart was evacuated Sunday night after several employees reported a suspicious substance on money collected.

Jan. 6

Fire damages West Central home

9:57 p.m. - At 5:47 p.m., Spokane Fire Department crews responded to the West Central neighborhood for a reported house fire.

Jan. 4

Early Morning Drive-by Shooting Arrest

4:59 p.m. - Police arrest a man for numerous felony charges after he fired a handgun in the area of Pacific Ave. and Browne St.

Riverfront Wheels Park Design Open House: January 9

2:59 p.m. - A wheels park is planned for the north bank of Riverfront, and we'd love to hear from the wheels community about design elements they want to see.

Flags Will Be Lowered For Fallen Volunteer Fire Captain

10:55 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff Jan. 5

Cause determined in yesterday’s vacant house fire near Government Way

10:02 a.m. - Firefighters said individuals who broke into a vacant home and set up residence are to blame for yesterday’s house fire.

Jan. 3

“Skate with the Chiefs” at Riverfront January 10, 2019

10:36 a.m. - The Spokane Chiefs invite fans to join the team at the Riverfront Park Ice Ribbon in downtown Spokane on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.

Jan. 2

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting in Northeast Spokane

2:36 p.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to a reported shooting in the 6600 block of N Standard.