News Releases for September 2019

Sept. 30

Major Crimes Detective Looking For Help from the Community

3:08 p.m. - Detective is looking for additional information about an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 19 in the area of 9500 Newport Highway.

Sept. 28

Arrest Made In Early Morning Shooting

4:14 p.m. - SPD and Safe Streets Task Force conducted an investigation that led to an arrest in the shooting that took place Wednesday, Sept 25.

Spokane Resident Victimized By Telephone Scam

4:10 p.m. - A Spokane resident was victimized this week by a telephone scam.

Sept. 27

City Prepares For Weather Forecast

4:07 p.m. - Unseasonably cold and wet weather, combined with windy conditions, is anticipated over the weekend.

"Pop-Up" Cycle Track Installation Rescheduled

1:27 p.m. - The temporary cycle track will be installed Saturday, Oct. 5

Planned Closure of Monroe Street Bridge Cancelled

10:26 a.m. - Planned closure of Monroe Street bridge cancelled for this weekend because of weather. Work will be rescheduled to an upcoming weekend.

Sept. 25

Defendant Pleads Guilty

4:53 p.m. - Defendant from July 8, 2018 homicide pleads guilty and receives 190 months in prison.

Precautions in Place for Today's Assembly on East Indiana

4:51 p.m. - Precautions in place for today’s assembly on East Indiana.

Mayor Details City Plan to Assist Those Experiencing Homelessness

11:41 a.m. - Services will be available for most vulnerable

Applicants Sought For 2020 Lodging Tax Grants

8:29 a.m. - Funding for projects promoting tourism, cultural activities

Sept. 24

Reckless Burning Arrest on West Side of the South Hill

4:11 p.m. - Spokane Police Department arrests man for Reckless Burning after responding to three separate fires on the west side of the south hill.

Sept. 23

Mayor Condon Announces 100-Day Transition Plan

8:31 a.m. - The Mayor has outlined a final 100-day plan.

Sept. 20

SPD Resources Sapped during Unpermitted March Downtown

4:39 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department had to creatively redeploy resources as a protest that started at Riverfront Park turned into a march to City Hall.

Sept. 19

City Announces Changes to My Spokane 311

5:27 p.m. - 311 online services will be affected September 23-29

Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

3:59 p.m. - Burn restrictions end Friday, September 20

Sept. 18

Spokane in Motion

12:28 p.m. - Project is designed to grow and promote bicycling in Spokane.

Sept. 17

Fred Meyer Attempt to Elude

2:52 p.m. - Sept. 16, 6:25pm, officers responded to Fred Meyer for a report of a wanted subject. The subject eluded SPD before being arrested for several charges.

Monroe Street Bridge to Be Closed During Last Weekend in September

8:36 a.m. - Other traffic impacts also set at CSO side near downtown library

Sept. 16

Mayor Vetos Ordinance That Would Regulate Loaning of City Employees

9:09 a.m. - Mayor Condon vetos ordinance that would regulate loaning of City employees to other agencies, says it contradicts Strategic Plan initiatives.

Sept. 13

Flags Will Remain Lowered For Fallen Green Beret

9:46 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff over the weekend

Sept. 12

Flags Lowered In Remembrance of City Employee

9:13 a.m. - Flags lowered to half-staff Sept. 12

Sept. 11

Bike with Billig, Beggs, & Burke

1 p.m. - Senator Andy Billig and City Council Members Breean Beggs and Kate Burke are lacing up their shoes for an interactive biking town hall on Sept. 14.

Pavilion at Riverfront will Honor Patriot Day with Light Display

12:17 p.m. - 8:30 – 10 P.M. tonight will feature red, white, and blue lights from the Pavilion

Flags Fly Half-Staff in Remembrance of 9/11

8:39 a.m. - City facilities observe Patriot Day

Sept. 10

Upcoming Pedestrian Enforcement

9:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a pedestrian emphasis this Friday, Sept. 13 throughout the city.

DUI Crash Into House

3:48 p.m. - SPD and SFD responded to a vehicle vs power pole crash in the 200 block of West Queen Avenue.

Coffee with a Cop

3:47 p.m. - The next Coffee with a Cop event is Sept. 11, 11 am to 1 pm, at Starbucks. Enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation, all community members are invited.

Fugitive attempts to elude police in a stolen vehicle and causes crash

3:34 p.m. - Police attempt to stop stolen vehicle, which eludes them only to cause a crash.

Mayor to Host Community Conversation on the Proposed 2020 Budget

8:40 a.m. - Telephone Town Hall set for Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Sept. 9

SPD Drive by Shooting Arrest

3:45 p.m. - SPD arrest a man for drive by shooting, and work with Homeland Security who are investigating the suspect for attempting to obtain Fentanyl.

SPD Death Investigation

3:43 p.m. - Officers responded to a 911 call of a man who had sustained significant self-inflicted injuries and was fading in and out of consciousness.

SPD Groups Collaborate On Arrest

3:41 p.m. - Several Spokane Police Department (SPD) groups collaborate to arrest Modesto R. Briggs for 11 counts of Assault 1st Degree.

Sister Cities “Connections” Garden in Riverfront Park opens

3:37 p.m. - The garden is a space to honor and celebrate the importance of our Sister Cities through nature and art.

Sept. 6

City Selects Events for Cultural Grants

10:10 a.m. - 12 applications receive funding awards

Sept. 5

Evaluation of Spokane Municipal Community Court Released

1:14 p.m. - A new comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of the Spokane Municipal Community Court has been released.

Downtown Spokane Vandalism Arrest

12:19 p.m. - Male arrested for multiple felony vandalism charges in the Downtown Spokane area which included damaging two police vehicles.

Arrest Made In Aug. 20th Drive-By Shooting

12:14 p.m. - Detectives identified suspect from a Drive-By Shooting that occurred near Fairview Ave. and Ash St. The suspect was arrested in St. Helens, OR.

Reports of armed man leads to large police response in Browne’s Add.

4:59 a.m. - SPD responded to multiple reports of a male subject yelling and walking around the neighborhood threatening people with a firearm.

Sept. 4

Learn About the Proposed 2020 City Budget

3:57 p.m. - Public meetings planned during September

Sept. 3

Ombudsman Releases New On-Line Dashboard of Use of Force Incidents

12:09 p.m. - Comprehensive analysis of incidents used to create tool

SPD Makes Several DUI Arrests over the Labor Day Weekend

11:18 a.m. - On Saturday, Officers from the Spokane Police Department responded to several collisions and incidents that resulted in DUI arrest.