News Releases for May 2019

May 29

Spokane Police Chief Named President-Elect of WASPC

1:38 p.m. - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl named president-elect of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

May 28

SPD Requesting Assistance in Locating Missing 78 Year Old Male

2:24 p.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing elderly male.

May 24

Boy rescued from tree

2:12 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to the park adjacent to Garry Junior High (725 E Joseph) for a child stuck in a tree.

May 23

Spokane Combats Auto Theft

3:21 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) has launched its Spokane Combats Auto Theft program to further its efforts in reducing auto theft.

Kids, learn about safety and become a Junior Police Officer

11:50 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD), the Downtown Spokane Partnership and River Park Square are partnering to present Junior Police Academy.

SFD honored with 2019 PulsePoint Agency of the Year Award

11:15 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is the proud recipient of the 2019 PulsePoint Agency of the Year Award.

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

9:09 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting the community’s help in locating a missing juvenile.

City Closures Planned for Memorial Day

8:53 a.m. - Riverfront Park attractions, golf, and splash pads are open

May 22

Spokane Youth Card Available Starting June 13

2:43 p.m. - Spokane Youth Card pilot program provides free bus rides, more

May 21

Downtown Precinct Requesting the Public's Assistance

3:23 p.m. - SPD’s downtown precinct would like the public’s assistance in reducing the volume of commercial burglaries we are experiencing in the downtown core.

SPD Major Crimes Investigating Body Found In the Spokane River

12:50 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit investigate body found in river near Huntington Park.

Spokane Police investigate shooting on 5th Avenue in East Central.

10:18 a.m. - Monday morning, around 9:00 a.m., a male inside a residence at 3100 E. 5th Avenue called to report he had been shot by an unknown male.

May 20

Family displaced after North West Spokane house fire

8:40 a.m. - Three adults and one child were displaced after a fire damaged their home last evening.

May 17

City Closes Post Street Bridge to Vehicular Traffic

4:04 p.m. - Pedestrians, bicyclists can continue to use center of bridge.

Major Crimes Unit Looking Into the Disappearance of a Spokane Man

12:08 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit is looking into the disappearance of a man. They need your help in locating him or discovering what led to his disappearance.

May 16

Watch for Flooded Streets; Use Caution

6:48 p.m. - City of Spokane Wastewater Management crews are working to clear flooded streets and standing water around the City this evening.

Safety Tips for Torchlight Parade

3:24 p.m. - City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.

May 15

City Notifies Fire Communication Specialists of Changes

11:45 a.m. - Community moving to new SREC operations

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

9:08 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

May 14

SPD Bike Theft Sting

2:31 p.m. - Members of the SPD Reserve program set out a bait bike in the Logan neighborhood on Monday. They arrested two people in a short amount of time.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Adult

2:29 p.m. - SPD seeking assistance locating missing adult possibly suffering from medical issues.

May 13

SPD Road Rage Arrest

1:35 p.m. - On Saturday, the Spokane Police Department investigated a road rage incident in north Spokane which quickly escalated into a very dangerous situation.

Graffiti Arrest in Shadle Park Neighborhood

1:31 p.m. - The Spokane Police responded to the Shadle Park neighborhood early Saturday morning reference a malicious mischief report.

May 12

SPD arrests Vehicle Theft Suspect and recovers vehicle with dog.

12:06 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Vehicle Theft suspect and recover stolen vehicle containing the owner’s dog.

May 10

SPD Responds to Man Waving a Gun Around

9:11 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to the area of Dalke and Nevada on Thursday evening for a male waiving a gun around.

May 9

Traffic to Flow Again On Spokane Falls Boulevard Starting Tuesday

3:15 p.m. - Crews are continuing work on river health project.

Early Morning Collision

1:23 p.m. - SPD responded to a head on collision on the Freya Way Bridge between Mission and Trent.

Vehicle prowler shoots at citizen in North Spokane

4:48 a.m. - A citizen observed their neighbors vehicle being prowled, chased the prowler, and the prowler subsequently fired at least one shot at the citizen

May 8

Bringing Back the Bikes (and Scooters!)

4:05 p.m. - WheelShare to launch in the City on May 13; here's what you need to know

"Silent Disco River Cleanup" Event along Mission Park

9:31 a.m. - Listen to groovy tunes while cleaning along the Spokane River.

May 6

Main Street to See New Look To Parking Payment Method

2:35 p.m. - Pay by phone added to area.

“Growing the Better Way” Event to Discuss Gentrification in Spokane

9:24 a.m. - The "Growing the Better Way" Event will host speaker and panel to discuss gentrification in Spokane.

May 5

Apartment unit suffers damage after cooking fire

8:35 p.m. - Just after 5 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of an uncontrolled cooking fire in a three-story apartment complex

May 3

Detached shed a total loss after early morning fire

7:05 a.m. - At approximately 1:40 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 2300 block of E. Pacific Ave. on a report of a detached shed on fire.

May 2

Riverfront’s North Promenade and Expo Butterfly Open Tomorrow

4:11 p.m. - The new North Promenade in Riverfront Park will open tomorrow, along with the return of an Expo ’74 butterfly to mark the north gateway.

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony

2:41 p.m. - Community members are invited to attend the 32nd Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony

May 1

Innovation Alleyway

1:37 p.m. - Alley workshops continue

Council Member Beggs to Host Public ‘Spokane in Motion’ Events

11:56 a.m. - Two events to be held on Tuesday, May 16 for students and the general public in conjunction with i-SUSTAIN.

Cause of fire at former east Spokane business under investigation

11:12 a.m. - At 3:53 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to 102 N.  Helena St. on a report of structure fire involving a commercial building.