News Releases for December 2019

Yesterday

COP TALK

3:42 p.m. - DSHS Eastern State Hospital and the Spokane Police Department partner to support individuals with mental illness.

SPD Makes Several Arrests At NorthTown Mall

2:53 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to JC Penny’s at NorthTown Mall for a shoplifting incident that spiraled out of control.

Dec. 9

DUI Arrest During Separate Investigation

11:49 a.m. - Spokane Police make DUI arrest with the help of Washington State Patrol while conducting a separately involved collision investigation.

Two Vehicle Collision with Substantial Injury

11:48 a.m. - Police respond to a two vehicle collision on the north side in the early evening hours. At least one individual sustained substantial bodily injuries.

Dec. 7

DV Suspect in Custody after Hours Long Standoff on South Hill

2:35 p.m. - After a more than four hour long standoff, Ryan F Whyte (31), was taken into custody for 2nd Degree Assault & Residential Burglary Domestic Violence.

Dec. 6

Natural Gas Line Struck by Workers Near Gonzaga

12:16 p.m. - SFD responded to a 911 call reporting a 1-inch natural gas line inadvertently struck by construction workers near the Gonzaga University Campus.

Gas Line Struck in The Area of Hamilton and Springfield

8:27 a.m. - Be prepared for road closures and traffic slowdowns in the area of Hamilton and Springfield.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8:03 a.m. - Flags lowered in honor of Pearl Harbor victims

Carbon Monoxide Incident Prompts Evacuation

8:01 a.m. - The SFD recommends that CO detectors be installed on each floor of a residence and in, or just outside, each sleeping area.

Dec. 5

Tragic Incident Involving Large Vehicle

4:52 p.m. - SFD responded to a 911 call reporting an adult male that was struck by a vehicle's driveshaft and injured.

SPD Arrests 30 Time Convicted Felon

1:15 p.m. - 30 time convicted felon arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.

Challenging Technical Rescue this Morning

11:12 a.m. - SFD rescue was likely the most technical and challenging event faced by the team this year.

Dec. 4

Missing Vulnerable Adult: Catherine Hutchinson

1:34 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Police Officers are attempting to locate 81-year-old Catherine Hutchinson who has gone missing from 2500 E. Rowan Avenue.

Dec. 3

Fire Stopped from Destroying Home in Eagle Ridge

4:58 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential structure fire in the 900 Block of West Basalt Ridge Drive in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood.

Quick Stop of Attic Fire on 1600 Block of East Sinto

4:57 p.m. - SFD responded to the 1600 East Block of Sinto Avenue on a report of a residential structure fire.

Flag Commission Convenes For First Meeting

1:50 p.m. - The Spokane Flag Commission will convene for its first meeting on Friday, Dec. 6.

Dec. 2

Leaf Pickup Planned On Dec. 5 & 6 in Browne's Addition

3:46 p.m. - Vehicles must be moved to accommodate City crews

Space Heater Safety Reminder

2:55 p.m. - SFD has some space heater safety tips for you!

Package Theft

2:53 p.m. - Today is Cyber Monday, the start of the Holiday shopping season which means package thieves will be scouring neighborhoods.

Early Morning Fire on East Broad Avenue

9:25 a.m. - On Thanksgiving morning, SFD was dispatched to a fire in the 1100 Block of East Broad Avenue.