News Releases for June 2019

June 30

Attempted Child Abduction at Hoopfest

11:36 p.m. - Officers from the Spokane Police Department responded to a child luring incident during Hoopfest.

June 28

Join the Spokane Police Department for Community Appreciation Day

3:35 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) will be hosting its Community Appreciation day on Saturday, July 13.

Spokane Police Detective and Downtown Officers arrest suspect in Arson

3 p.m. - Philip B Lewis (53) was arrested today, June 28, 2019, for 2nd degree Arson for setting fire to an ATM on June 26th.

City to Move Forward On Sustainable Homelessness Services

12:09 p.m. - City Council will vote on a key step in consideration of purchase of property for an additional shelter.

Early morning fire damages home, several garages and vehicles

11:46 a.m. - At approximately 2:45 a.m., crews from SFD dispatched to a reported garage fire in the 2300 block of E. Queen Ave. in northeast Spokane.

June 27

Spokane Gives Has Another Record Breaking Year

1:52 p.m. - Nearly 20,000 volunteers participated in Spokane Gives Month

Working together for a safe Hoopfest

12:28 p.m. - With the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world just a few days away, attendees are being reminded to follow a few safety tips.

Working together for a safe Hoopfest

12:25 p.m. - With the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world just a few days away, attendees are being reminded to follow a few safety tips.

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

11:29 a.m. - Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

June 26

Sus Booked for Suspended Driving, Crashes Car less than 2hrs Later

7:31 p.m. - A woman booked for Suspended Driving @ 2:40p this afternoon, was released, & crashed 4:32p. She fled the scene @ 2nd/Spokane on foot.

Suspect Arrested, Booked, Released and Rearrested Within Hours

3:53 p.m. - Suspect arrested and booked for warrants, released an hour later and within the span of one and a half hours steals again.

WheelShare Geo-Fence for Hoopfest

11:44 a.m. - SPD would like to remind everyone about the temporary geo-fence for WheelShare scooters and bikes that will be activated this weekend for Hoopfest.

Spokane Youth Card an Overwhelming Success in First 13 Days

8:36 a.m. - Nearly 4,000 cards distributed, more cards on the way

June 24

Mayor, Chiefs, CFO React to Council Action on Emergency Communications

7:33 p.m. - They express concerns for the health of the City's public safety agencies and citizens, following the Council's action to reject joining SREC

Improperly disposed smoking materials start fire in north side home

1:18 p.m. - Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit say improperly disposed smoking materials are to blame for a fire at home.

Cause of North Spokane duplex fire under investigation

12:16 p.m. - The cause of a fire at a duplex in North Spokane remains under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit.

June 21

Protest Downtown

3:56 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department wants to remind the members of the community that we respect the rights of those wishing to speak, assemble and protest.

Traffic Collision North Freya Way

12:33 p.m. - Traffic at Mission and Greene is stopped and or slowed and will be for some time. Please use alternate routes as you travel in that area.

June 20

Officers Respond To Stabbing In North Spokane

2:13 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to stabbing in North Spokane

June 17

2019 Riverfront Park 4th of July Celebration and Weekend Carnival

4:56 p.m. - Riverfront Park will host a carnival for the July 4th of July, and extend the celebration through the 4-day weekend! Fireworks at 10pm July 4.

Council Member Burke to Join Tenant Town Hall

2:19 p.m. - Join Council Member Burke for a Tenant Town Hall on June 20

Make sure to register for Spokane Police Activities League

1:51 p.m. - The Spokane Police Activities League (PAL) summer program begins on June 25 and there are still open spots.

June 13

Notification of Release

10:44 a.m. - Notification of Release - Male with Sexually Violent Predator Status

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

10:30 a.m. - SPD needs help finding missing thirteen-year-old Angelina I Teshome.

June 12

SPD News Help Finding Missing Juvenile

9:58 a.m. - SPD needs help finding missing fourteen-year-old Nashayla Turntine.

SPD Looking For a Domestic Violence Suspect

9:55 a.m. - SPD has probable cause to arrest Romeo C. Villaro in connection with a Domestic Violence incident in the 3500 block of W. Rosemond last night.

Vulnerable Missing Adult

9:53 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

9:51 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

June 10

Missing Vulnerable Adult

4:11 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

June 8

Pursuit Throughout Spokane County

10:33 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers, Air 1, Washington State Patrol and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies were all involved in a pursuit with stolen vehicle.

June 7

Council Member Fagan to Host Rideshare Town Hall

4:37 p.m. - Join Council Member Fagan for a Rideshare Town Hall on June 11

Mayor Honors Non-Profit Community Partners

3:47 p.m. - Give Real Change to those experiencing homelessness

June 6

SPD Special Victims Unit Arrests Babysitter for Assault

4:30 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Special Victims Unit arrests babysitter for Assault of a Child 1st Degree.

Using Receivership to Create Affordable Housing

4:06 p.m. - Spokane Police Department enters into a stipulated order appointing a receiver over five Grove Community properties.

Termination of SPD Officer

4 p.m. - After the conclusion of an Internal Affairs (IA) investigation, Officer Nick Spolski’s employment with SPD has been terminated, effective immediately.

Stabbing Arrest in Logan Neighborhood

11:38 a.m. - On Wednesday SPD officers responded to the Logan neighborhood for a stabbing. The suspect was arrested for assault and booked into jail.

Scooter First Ride Academy, Hosted by Lime and Parks Prior to Movies

11:06 a.m. - First Ride Academy at 6:30pm on 6/12, 7/10 and 8/14, 2019 -- complete scooter education and rider training prior to free WSECU Movies in the Park!

June 5

EPA Selects University District For Brownsfields Assessment Grant

3:02 p.m. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected Spokane's University District for a $600,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant.

Hundreds of Centennial Trail Medallions Stolen

2:58 p.m. - Hundreds of Centennial Trail Medallions have been stolen & damaged in the last few weeks, the financial cost to replace them is still being calculated

New Traffic Enforcement Camera

2:56 p.m. - Drivers in the NW part of town should be cognizant of a new traffic enforcement camera placed at an elementary school in their area.

Riverfront to Host Free Outdoor Movies This Summer

11:55 a.m. - Riverfront Park presents WSECU Outdoor Movies - a free summer series starting June 12, 2019!

Mayor Condon Attends Yale Mayor College and CEO Summit

9:45 a.m. - Intensive two-day program brings together Mayors, CEOs and other leaders

June 4

Fatality Collision at Garland and Normandie

2:32 p.m. - SPD officers responded to a fatality collision at W Garland Ave and N Normandie St between a motorcycle and a vehicle.

Tell Us How the Shadle Area Should Develop and Grow

1:18 p.m. - Help shape the Shadle area at upcoming public events

Stolen Truck Recovered

9:25 a.m. - On May 31, 2019 Spokane Police stopped a reported stolen truck downtown. Several people were detained out of the vehicle.

Indian Canyon Now Open on 18 Holes with New Irrigation

9:20 a.m. - Join us at Indian Canyon to see what new irrigation means for quality of play.

June 3

Attic fire ruled accidental

6:05 p.m. - Overheated electrical wiring is to blame for an attic fire that started at a South Hill home this afternoon.

City Creates Pilot Program Improving Response to Illegal Camping

2:48 p.m. - To improve response to reports of illegal camping, the City of Spokane created a pilot program that uses a team approach to speed cleanup of camps.

City Provides Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

9:26 a.m. - The City of Spokane today is releasing its annual report on the quality of its drinking water. For 2018, the City met all drinking water standards.

June 1

Northside garage fire extends to adjoining home

6:16 p.m. - At 12:16 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a structure fire in the 1900 block of W. Indiana Ave.