News Releases for July 2019

July 26

Male in Custody after Drive-By Shooting at High Bridge Park

7:37 p.m. - Doyle Miracle (54) was booked after an officer spotted vehicles matching the suspect’s trucks at a home in the 2900 block of W 6th.

Coffee with a Cop

2:06 p.m. - Next week, the Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event downtown at Thomas Hammer.

Certain Northeast Residents to Avoid Tap Water Until System Is Flushed

12:54 p.m. - Contamination may have reached system through use of a hydrant

July 24

SPD Responds to Auto/Bicycle Collision

11:31 a.m. - SPD responded to a collision involving a vehicle and a male bicyclist. The bicyclist had significant injuries and was transported to the Hospital.

July 23

SPD Requesting Assistance in Locating Missing 13 Year Old

3:54 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance locating a missing 13 year old child.

Spokane Police Arrest Man Twice Within Four Hours

3:52 p.m. - SPD arrests man on a warrant after he tried to assault a park employee. After being released, the same man assaulted an employee of a Community Center

City Invites Kids to Recycling Boot Camp

12:52 p.m. - Kids age 8-13 invited to attend

Regional Fire Marshals Issue Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

9:17 a.m. - Burn restrictions in effect Wednesday, July 24

Flags Lowered For Retired Associate Justice Stevens

9 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff July 23

July 22

Community Invited To Public Meeting about Emergency Shelter Project

3:46 p.m. - The City of Spokane will host a community meeting to discuss a potential new targeted-capacity shelter to serve people experiencing homelessness.

SPD Arrests Man Hiding In Refrigerator Truck

1:54 p.m. - Male reported to be holding a handgun on Monroe Street Bridge runs from the police and hides in refrigeration truck. He was located and arrested.

Short Vehicle Pursuit Ends With PIT Maneuver

10:16 a.m. - SPD ends short vehicle pursuit with a Pursuit Intervention Technique, PIT maneuver.

Large Downtown Fight

10:10 a.m. - Large fight downtown sends multiple people to the hospital, consumes most the police departments resources working on the night shift.

SPD Seeking Information

10:01 a.m. - Major Crimes Unit Detectives are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the occupants of a vehicle who may be connected to a shooting.

Culture Activities Grant Applications Sought

9:51 a.m. - Funding will support diversity programs and events

July 18

SPD Asking For Help Identifying Armed Suspect

10:35 a.m. - Spokane Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying an armed Suspect approaching houses in the in the 3500 block of E 4th Ave.

Major Crimes Investigating a Homicide

10:31 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes are investigation a homicide at 1600 W. Shannon Avenue.

July 17

Going Out PSA

12:16 p.m. - SPD wants to remind the community to follow some guidelines when they go out to celebrate and enjoy the many restaurants, bars and taverns in our area

July 16

Fire Chief Releases Statement On Recent Personnel Matter

6:15 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department Chief releases statement on recent personnel matter.

Summer Scams

12:29 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department wants to remind the public to be aware of possible scams that arrive in our community with the advent of summer.

July 15

Flags Will Be Lowered For SPD Lieutenant

12:42 p.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff July 20

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

11 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a missing autistic child, Hunter Simmons. He is 13 years old and was last seen in the area of 3400 E Carlisle Ave.

July 14

SPD is looking to identify vehicle prowling suspects.

3:45 p.m. - Spokane Police are looking to identify vehicle prowlers from an early morning incident on E Wedgewood Ave.

July 13

SPD investigating downtown shooting; two injured

4:13 a.m. - SPD located two adult male shooting victims in the 100 block of N Division St. Both were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries

July 12

SPD Giving Out Free Vehicle Theft Prevention Devises

11:46 a.m. - SPD continues to work with the community to reduce vehicle theft. Free “Clubs” are available from the Spokane Police Department

July 11

Transfer of City Properties to Spokane Public Schools up next

4:56 p.m. - A hearing on the transfer of two City surplus properties to Spokane Public Schools will be held on July 22, during the City Council’s 6 p.m. meeting.

July 10

MCU Death Investigation

4:12 p.m. - Update in the Spokane Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit Death Investigation of Richard “Ricky” Coffee.

SPD Participating In FBI National Use-of-Force Data Collection Study

3:50 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department has volunteered to participate in the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Use-of-Force Data Collection Study.

July 9

SPD releases names in Officer Involved Shooting

4:55 p.m. - The name of the SPD Officer involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) from July 6, 2019 near 6th Avenue and Maple Street is being released.

Life Threatening Collision in North Spokane

4:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to a Life Threatening Collision at N Market St and E Bismark Ave between a motorcycle and a vehicle.

July 8

SIRR Team Investigating An Officer Involved Shooting Incident

11:36 a.m. - A SPD officer was involved in an OIS incident on July 6. The officer fired their service weapon at a wanted suspect. The suspect was uninjured.

North Spokane Sees a Spike in Burglary

11:33 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department makes three burglary arrests however, all three suspects were released within two days.

July 3

SPD completes pledge to help individuals affected by mental illness

2:13 p.m. - SPD announces it has completed a pledge to improve the department’s response to those suffering from mental illness in the community.

July 2

Lime Scooter Collision

3:52 p.m. - Lime Scooter vs pickup truck collision at “G” street and Princeton. Scooter rider received serious injuries.

Paddle, bike, & play at Spokatopia July 13-14, 2019

3:35 p.m. - People of all ages & abilities who love spending time outdoors can head to Camp Sekani Park on the Spokane River for a fun-filled weekend.

July 1

Spokane Fire reminds citizens that fireworks are illegal

3:33 p.m. - With the Fourth of July holiday just a few days away, SFD reminds everyone that the sale and use of all amateur (consumer) fireworks is illegal.