News Releases for August 2019

Aug. 30

Property Crime Spree

10:58 a.m. - Man charged with property crimes totaling over $14,000 worth of damage, clean up and theft, in acts of random destruction and theft downtown.

Aug. 29

SPD Hosting Citizens Academy

11:03 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is hosting a “Citizens Academy”, at the Spokane Police Academy and you are invited!

Aug. 28

City Employee Injured By Booby-Trap Set At Illegal Camp

5:32 p.m. - A city employee was injured yesterday when he stepped on a “booby-trap,” which had been placed by the illegal camps occupant.

City Details Labor Day Activities, Closures

8:53 a.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Labor Day.

Aug. 27

School is starting! Think Safety!

3:18 p.m. - SPD wants to remind you that school starts again for SPS on Aug. 29. SPD will be coordinating efforts to enforce the speed limits in school zones.

Deputy Slater Memorial Sign Ceremony

2:18 p.m. - The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project Committee will be hosting their first sign dedication for the Spokane’s Fallen Officers Memorial Project

Coffee with a Cop

2:15 p.m. - The next Coffee with a Cop will be held Thursday, Aug. 29 at Starbucks, 1310 N Ruby Street.

Aug. 26

Kidnapping and Pursuit

9:41 a.m. - A test drive from a car dealership turns criminal when a woman refuses to return the vehicle or let the salesman out of the car.

Spokane Police Arrest Felony Warrant Subject

9:37 a.m. - Spokane Police officers arrest felony warrant subject after barricaded situation.

Aug. 22

SPD Vehicle Theft Arrest

11:40 a.m. - WSP and SPD worked together to pursue, track and arrest a vehicle theft suspect.

SPD Investigating a Shooting in Emerson/Garfield Neighborhood

11:26 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting which occurred in the area of N Post St. / W Chelan Ave.

Aug. 21

Pavilion Grand Opening at Riverfront Park

10:30 a.m. - Join us for a free two-day celebration September 6 - 7

P.A.C.T. Arrests Ten Time Convicted Felon

10:21 a.m. - Spokane Police Night Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrest felon with handgun, realistic replica rifle, Methamphetamine, Heroin and Prescription Medications.

Voyeur caught in N. Spokane retail store

4:23 a.m. - Probable cause was developed to arrest 29-year-old Zakkary Deboer for voyeurism 1st degree

Aug. 20

SPD is seeking assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

11:10 p.m. - 75-year-old Cecelia Leonard-Shelby was last seen at about 4:30PM in the area of 2600 E 7th Ave. Cecelia suffers from dementia.

SIRR Team Investigating An Officer Involved Shooting

2:16 p.m. - SIRR Team Investigating August 16, 2019, Officer Involved Shooting

Harmon Park shooting sends one man to hospital

4:48 a.m. - An adult male subject was located suffering from gunshot wounds and transported to a local hospital with serious injuries

Aug. 15

Attempted Burglary

2:46 p.m. - Three suspects arrested after attempted burglary.

Shooting in Riverfront Park

12:26 p.m. - Shooting in Riverfront Park, suspect arrested, no injuries

Wanted Man Taken Into Custody

11:07 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers take a wanted man into custody without incident after he hides himself in a home he does not belong in.

Aug. 14

Salvation Army Recommended to Operate Proposed New Shelter

3:13 p.m. - City Council will vote to approve

NorthTown Mall Robbery

12:22 p.m. - On Tuesday evening, SPD Officers responded to NorthTown Mall for what started out as a shoplift and quickly escalated.

Aug. 13

Convicted Felon Shoots at SPD Officer

1:05 p.m. - Suspect shoots at officer's car leaving him unable to pursue due to the vehicle damage. After a long search, the suspect was located and arrested.

Aug. 12

Felon released after conviction for felony indecent exposure.

6:14 p.m. - Richard A Sala (29) was convicted of indecent exposure, a class C felony, and then released.

SPD Officers Respond to Burglary

12:36 p.m. - Saturday night SPD officers responded to an occupied burglary call in the Corbin Park Neighborhood.

Shooting Incident Closes Major Intersection

12:33 p.m. - A shooting on Spokane’s north side Friday night shut down a major intersection and leaves one male in the hospital with serious injuries.

Aug. 8

Providence Health Care Supports Inclusive Play Area at Riverfront Park

8:24 a.m. - $1 million community benefit grant awarded to Spokane Parks Foundation

Aug. 7

Spokane Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence on Aug. 11

3:10 p.m. - Mom’s Demand Action and Spokane City Council Member Kate Burke are hosting a Vigil for Gun Violence.

Aug. 5

Burglary Arrest

1:03 p.m. - SPD responded to an alarm call at the Arc of Spokane. When Officers arrived on scene several males ran from the store and were later caught.

Mayor Orders City Flags to Half-Staff In Support Of Shooting Victims

12:59 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, Aug. 8

Aug. 4

Subject in Custody after Standoff in Perry District

11:43 a.m. - Jeremy Barkus was booked for Assault 1st DV, Unlawful Imprisonment DV, & Arson 2nd, as well as warrants for Assault 3rd & Malicious Mischief 3rd.

Aug. 1

20 Years to Life

4:59 p.m. - Judge gives convicted registered sex offender the maximum allowable sentence for Rape of a Child 1st degree and 1st degree Child Molestation.