News Releases for November 2019

Today

Mayor, Neighbors Celebrate Opening of Revitalized Dutch Jake’s Park

8:46 a.m. - Dutch Jake’s Park is reopening on November 21, 2019 with new playground equipment, a new walking track, a new amphitheater, and more.

Yesterday

Early Morning Fire on South Regal

2:55 p.m. - Nov. 16, around 5 a.m., SFD was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 500 Block of South Regal.

Nov. 15

SPD Arrests 26 Time Convicted Felon

4:14 p.m. - PAC team and patrol officers have arrested 26 time convicted felon and repeat offender Shawn Barton three times in 2019 for drug related crimes.

Nov. 14

Numerica Tree Lighting Celebration at Riverfront Park

2:32 p.m. - Riverfront invites you to join this free, activity-packed holiday celebration culminating in the lighting of Spokane’s iconic 60' green spruce.

Nov. 13

Driscoll Boulevard Knife Incident

12:25 p.m. - Spokane Police take knife wielding suspect, who was stopping traffic, into custody.

City to Suspend Curbside Collection of Green Yard & Food Waste Carts

8:34 a.m. - Get your leaves, pumpkins, pine needles, and other yard debris cleaned up

Nov. 12

Three Men Sentenced For Rape, Unlawful Imprisonment and Other Crimes

3:02 p.m. - Three men sentenced for Rape, Unlawful Imprisonment and other crimes after drugging a juvenile girl and keeping her in their apartment for four days.

South Spokane Vehicle vs Pedestrian

12:25 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to a Vehicle vs Pedestrian on the south side of the city in the early evening hours.

Nov. 8

City Proceeds with Evaluation of Designated Warming Center Operator

1:36 p.m. - Final tenant improvements are continuing

Nov. 7

Mayor Condon to host volunteer & community reception

5:30 p.m. - Mayor Condon will host a reception to thank the many community members who helped us become safer, smarter, and healthier over the past 8 years.

Warming Center Opening Expected

5:25 p.m. - Safety improvements and operational policies required in advance

SPD Officers and Medical Personnel Render Aid to Collapsed Man

5:22 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers and medical personnel render aid to a man who collapsed after running in and out of traffic and kicking passing vehicles.

Early Morning Fire on East 16th Avenue

9:15 a.m. - The fire was reported to 911 by a passerby that observed smoke coming from the roof-line of the home.

Early Morning Fire on East Wellesley

9:11 a.m. - The fire was reported to 911 by a passerby that observed smoke coming from the outside walls and the roofline of the home.

Two SPD Officers Assaulted While Working Bar Patrol

9:07 a.m. - Two Spokane Police Officers were assaulted over the weekend while working bar patrol by two males, acting disorderly and challenging bar security.

Fully Involved Garage Fire in the Shadle Area

8:56 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 5000 block of North Stevens to a report of a fully involved garage fire.

Fire in North Wendy's Restaurant

8:50 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to 9114 N. Newport Highway for a reported fire inside the cooking preparation area at Wendy's Restaurant.

Passerby Saves Home and Family

8:48 a.m. - The passerby was able to notify the residents, who were unaware of the fire, and remain on the phone with 911 until they evacuated from the house.

Nov. 6

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is a parking meter holiday.

12:38 p.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Nov. 11, because of the Veterans Day holiday.

Nov. 5

Update to Post / Alice Hit and Run

7:45 p.m. - Thanks to information we received, officers were able to arrest Damon Ashe (36) for a hit & run which sent a juvenile to the hospital yesterday.

City Responds To Questions About Warming Center Operator

2:42 p.m. - The City of Spokane today is responding to questions raised about an expected warming center operator.

Mayor Condon’s Transition Plan Connects Mayor-Elect With City Staff

11:46 a.m. - Mayor Condon’s Transition Plan Connects Mayor-Elect With City Staff, Continues Work Of One Spokane

Spokane Police are investigating a felony hit and run.

9:46 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a felony hit and run which sent a juvenile to the hospital.

Nov. 1

City crews begin leaf pickup activities On Monday, November 4

8:51 a.m. - City crews are starting leaf pickup activities on City streets on Monday, Nov. 4, with work beginning in the Audubon, Driscoll, and Woodridge areas.