News Releases for October 2019

Oct. 31

SPD Officer injured in collision with distracted driver.

2:15 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer was injured this morning after his vehicle was struck from behind by a driver distracted with their cell phone.

Happy Halloween!

10:04 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department would like to remind everyone that tonight the streets will be full of kids out trick or treating.

Oct. 30

Residential Fire on West Sharp

5:06 p.m. - At 4:59 AM on Tuesday (10/29), the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence in the 1900 Block of West Sharp.

SPD seeks public help in downtown shooting investigation.

4:54 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a Shooting that took place downtown over the weekend.

SPD to release body cam footage from 5th and Custer incident.

4:40 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will be releasing the body worn camera video of an arrest that took place February 12th 2019, at 5th and Custer.

SPD responds to shooting in the 1900 block of W First.

4:33 p.m. - On 10-30-19 at 11:24 AM the Spokane Police Department responded to a home on West First Avenue where a woman reported she had been shot.

Oct. 29

Commercial Structure Fire - 27 East Queen

2:10 p.m. - Saturday, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a report of a fire in the kitchen at 27 East Queen.

North Martin Street Structure Fire

2:09 p.m. - Sunday morning, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence located in the 5300 block of North Martin Street.

Structure Fire West Central

2:08 p.m. - Saturday afternoon, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence located in the 2100 block of West Boone Avenue.

Augusta Structure Fire

2:06 p.m. - Early Saturday morning, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence located in the 1800 block of West Augusta Avenue.

Oct. 28

SFD Deploys to California

12:24 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is answering an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request for assistance to the State of California.

Back To Back Downtown Shootings

9:57 a.m. - Saturday night SPD responded to two back to back shootings in downtown Spokane.

Missing Adult Betty Brusseau

9:54 a.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing endangered female.

Citizens Assist with Arrest of Repeat Offender

9:52 a.m. - Help from citizens lead SPD officers investigating a vehicle prowling and theft to recover a necklace containing the ashes of the victim’s uncle.

Halloween Safety Reminders

9:49 a.m. - As families with little ghosts and goblins prepare to take to the community's streets on Halloween, SFD offers some safety reminders.

Oct. 24

Officer Placed On Administrative Leave

3:04 p.m. - SPD has notified the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and asked them to investigate the incident.

Flags Lowered For Fallen Okanogan Assistant Fire Chief

10:17 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff Oct. 24

Oct. 23

Officer Involved Shooting

5:45 p.m. - Spokane Police Department (SPD) is involved in an Officer Involved Shooting in the area of 3400 East Garnett Avenue.

Northtown Auto Vehicle Thefts

3:46 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest convicted felon for 3rd vehicle theft from a local dealership.

Spokane Tribe of Indians to Raise Flag on snx? mene? Island

1:29 p.m. - The Spokane Tribe of Indians will raise the Spokane Tribe flag on snxw mene? Island in Riverfront Park during a ceremony on Friday, October 25

Arrest Made In Overnight Shooting

11:46 a.m. - SPD responds to shooting in northeast Spokane. The victim provided suspect info which led to locating the suspect near Market St. and Hawthorne Rd.

Suspect Recognized On Local Media Apprehended By SPD

11:42 a.m. - Kidnapping suspect Bradley Walters taken into custody without incident thanks to citizen recognizing him from TV.

Oct. 22

$25,000 worth of Property Recovered By SPD

2:16 p.m. - The Targeted Crimes Unit recovers over $25,000 worth of stolen property from a one car garage taken in multiple burglaries from around the county.

State approves expansion of Spokane Community Empowerment Zone

1:55 p.m. - New boundaries open special tax incentives on all industrial-zoned land to support additional investment, manufacturing development and jobs.

Oct. 18

Riverfront to Host “Adopt a Scarecrow” Event

11:15 a.m. - Now through October 21, organizations, businesses, clubs, and individuals are invited to “Adopt a Scarecrow” at Riverfront Park.

Oct. 17

Flags Lowered For Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

4:57 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff through Oct. 18

Public Is Invited To Downtown Plan Workshop

2:18 p.m. - Public has opportunity to weigh in on changes

Spokane Police Arrest Drug Dealer for Weapons Violation

2:15 p.m. - Spokane Police patrol officers, SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team and narcotics detectives arrest long suspected drug dealer.

Injury Crash

2:14 p.m. - SPD responded to a three vehicle crash in north Spokane. The driver that caused the collision was arrested for two counts of vehicular assault.

Man Arrested After Taking Selfies In Front Of the Jail While Wanted

10:51 a.m. - Spokane Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrest inmate who escaped work release and taunted SPD for months on social media.

Oct. 16

SPD Investigating Fatality Crash on N Indian Trail Rd.

4:36 p.m. - Spokane Police investigating fatality vehicle vs motorcycle crash on N Indian Trail Rd.

Spokane Celebrates $940,000 Grant To End Youth Homelessness

4:33 p.m. - Funding will assist Volunteers of America to provide services

Sex Offender, Notification of Release

4:25 p.m. - Notification of Release - Male with Sexually Violent Predator Status

Notification of Release

4:20 p.m. - A Level 3 Sex Offender is now residing here in Spokane at the Lincoln House in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln after being released from McNeill Island.

City Sets Celebration on Oct. 25 for 'Cleaner River Faster' Program

8:34 a.m. - Opening ceremony, tours and treats planned

Oct. 15

Citizens Asked To Move RVs, Boats and Trailers

12 p.m. - Moving these vehicles necessary for Snow Season operations

SRATTF Serves a Warrant for an Illegal Wrecking Yard

11:47 a.m. - SRATTF serves a warrant for an illegal wrecking yard in the 700 block of Altamont, recovering a stolen motorcycle, stolen car parts and five firearms.

Oct. 14

Storm Cleanup Proceeds

3:31 p.m. - Storm cleanup continues around the City

SPD Responds to Mass Shooting Threats

12:23 p.m. - SPD received info regarding threats of a mass shooting. An investigation of these threats led to an arrest of a suspect for felony level harassment.

Oct. 11

Mayor Condon to Deliver Annual Statement of Conditions and Affairs

4:01 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon will deliver the annual Statement of the Conditions & Affairs of the City of Spokane.

City Updates Numbers as Storm Cleanup Continues

3:16 p.m. - Services remain available for those experiencing homelessness

Vehicle Thief Sentenced To 18 Months

2:41 p.m. - Man who was arrested by the Spokane Patrol Anti-Crime Team tied to over $300,000 in vehicle thefts and suspected of many more sentenced to 18 months.

Residence Fire: 400 Block East Kiernan

8:31 a.m. - SFD responded to civilian 911 reports of black smoke emanating from the rear of a residence in the area of the 400 block of east Kiernan.

SPD Needs Help Locating Missing Woman

8:26 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department Special Victims Unit is seeking your help in locating a missing female.

SPD Updates Their Use of Force Policy

8:25 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department has released its updated and adopted Use of Force Policy which includes the De-escalation section.

Fatality Hit and Run

8:23 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to a Fatality Hit and Run in the late hours of Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Oct. 10

City Crews Continue Clean Up Work

3:17 p.m. - Services remain available for those experiencing homelessness

Oct. 9

Serious Collision

4:18 p.m. - Officers respond to a serious collision with life threatening injuries at Wall and Central. Please stay out of the area.

Traffic Conditions

2:52 p.m. - An overnight snow storm leaves many areas with blocked roadways and no power.

Possible Endangered Juvenile

2:51 p.m. - On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the family of 17 year old Sara McNease reported her missing.

City Crews Continue With Tree and Limb Removal

12:09 p.m. - Efforts under way to assist those experiencing homelessness

City Providing Free Disposal of Tree Debris from Storm

11:11 a.m. - The City will provide free disposal of trees and tree limbs that came down during the overnight storm at the Waste to Energy Facility through Oct. 19.

City Crews Are Out Deicing And Removing Trees

7:28 a.m. - Street Department has more than 90 reports of trees in the roadway

Oct. 8

Unveiling Project Honoring Former West Central CC Director Don Higgins

10:46 a.m. - Plans for Higgins Point Overlook unveiled on October 17, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.

Monday, Oct. 14 is a Parking Meter Holiday; City Offices Open As Usual

8:30 a.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Oct. 14, because of the Indigenous Peoples Day holiday.

Oct. 7

DUI Enforcement Team

2:23 p.m. - The Spokane Police DUI Enforcement Team has completed its 2nd full year since getting started. Here are some stats and some quick reminders.

Oct. 5

SPD SWAT arrests one after standoff in downtown Spokane

6:11 a.m. - Standoff in downtown Spokane ends in adult male being taken into custody for unlawful possession of a firearm

Oct. 4

Flags Lowered For National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

3:07 p.m. - City honors fallen Okanogan Assistant Fire Chief

SFD and Red Cross Participate in National Home Fire Campaign

1:25 p.m. - 500+ homes targeted for smoke alarm install blitz

Oct. 3

Monroe Street Bridge Closure Rescheduled To Mid-October

11:10 a.m. - Other traffic impacts also set at CSO site near downtown library

Oct. 2

October Named Spokane Strong Month

2:51 p.m. - Proclamation will be read at the next City Council meeting

Oct. 1

Single Vehicle Fatality Crash Closes Ferry Ave. For Several Hours

7:48 p.m. - Ferry was closed from Altamont-Haven as investigators processed the scene of a fatal crash. A motorcyclist was w/b on Ferry when he struck a pole.

Standoff with Armed Suspect Ends with SWAT Entry into Business

12:36 a.m. - Standoff w/an armed man ends when SWAT enters a store he was refusing to leave. Booher led a WSP Trooper on a pursuit after pointing a gun at him.