News Releases for October 2019


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.