News Releases for 2020

February

Hiker falls from cliff at Bowl & Pitcher

Today at 8:47 a.m. - SFD and SCFD9 dispatched to Riverside State Park near Bowl & Pitcher for a report of someone who fell approximately 20-feet off of rock cliffs.

Search Continues for Monroe Street Jumper

Yesterday at 4:56 p.m. - SFD responds to call for an adult male observed by two witnesses jumping into the river from the east side of the bridge.

Suspect in Custody after Shooting on South Hill

Feb. 14 at 9:32 p.m. - SPD responded to a shooting this afternoon. George Ellis (39), has been booked for 1st Assault-DV. The victim remains in critical condition.

Collision leads to the arrest of the driver for DUI, PCS and Suspended

Feb. 13 at 9:13 p.m. - Collision leads to the arrest of the driver for DUI, PCS and Suspended

Fourteen Police Recruits Begin Training At Law Enforcement Academy

Feb. 10 at 12:44 p.m. - Thanks to the generosity of voters, 14 new recruits have begun training at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the Spokane Police Training Center.

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday; City Offices Open As Usual

Feb. 10 at 8:15 a.m. - City of Spokane offices will be open on Presidents' Day.

Early Morning Lincoln Heights House Fire

Feb. 8 at 11:46 p.m. - Spokane Fire responded to a reported house fire on the 4200 block of East 28th Avenue.

Package Theft

Feb. 6 at 12:43 p.m. - A neighbor called SPD after witnessing a female steal a package off his neighbor's front porch. The package was recovered & given back to the victim.

Notification of Release

Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m. - Level III sex offender release

SPD Responded To a Reported Shooting in an Apartment at 500 S Division

Feb. 5 at 3:24 p.m. - SPD respond to a reported shooting in an apartment. Officers located two males inside an apartment with obvious injuries and began first aid.

Call for Artists - Riverfront Park

Feb. 5 at 12:45 p.m. - Parks & Recreation and Spokane Arts announce the commission of a second piece of interactive art as part of the renovation of Riverfront Park.

Female Rescued from Spokane River

Feb. 4 at 4:05 p.m. - SFD successfully rescues woman from the Spokane River near Peaceful Valley.

Crestline/Wellesley Collision Causes Power Outage and Closed Street

Feb. 4 at 4:02 p.m. - Northbound Crestline is closed between Hoffman and Wellesley as Avista restores power.

SPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Feb. 4 at 3:55 p.m. - In December, SPD investigated an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store. A month later, an officer working patrol arrested the suspect for the warrant.

Alcohol Related Collision

Feb. 3 at 1:15 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to the Spokane International Airport to assist the Spokane Airport Police Department with a DUI injury collision.

Shooting Courtland and Market

Feb. 3 at 1:14 p.m. - SPD responds to a shooting in the parking lot of the McDonalds at the corner of Market and Courtland. One man is dead and a suspect is in custody.

Public Invited To Downtown Plan Workshop

Feb. 3 at 1:10 p.m. - Citizens have opportunity to weigh in on changes for next decade.

Search Continues For Missing Person in the Spokane River

Feb. 3 at 1:05 p.m. - Spokane Fire, Spokane Police, and Spokane Valley Fire were dispatched for a person reported to have jumped from the Post Street bridge.

January

Mayor Woodward to Deliver Inaugural State of the City Address on Feb 7

Jan. 31 at 3:02 p.m. - Speech will be shown live on web and Facebook

Car Crashes Into House

Jan. 31 at 1:12 p.m. - Car crashes into home in North Spokane, which results in only minor injuries to the driver.

Chemical Mixture sends Homeowner & First Responder to Hospital

Jan. 30 at 9:01 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a medical incident in the 2600-blk of N Atlantic St.

Shooting investigation in Logan neighborhood, no on-going threat

Jan. 28 at 7:35 p.m. - SPD responded to reports of an accidental shooting. One adult male is deceased after life-saving efforts fail.

Suspicious male attempts to lure child into car from a School bus stop

Jan. 28 at 7:34 p.m. - An unknown male approached several children at a school bus stop near N Victor St and W Lyons Ave and attempted to get the child to get into his car.

SPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Jan. 27 at 12:29 p.m. - SPD responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the Lowe’s parking lot. A purse was stolen & the suspect was arrested by police a short time later.

Dangerous CO Issue This Morning at Old City Hall

Jan. 23 at 3:43 p.m. - Spokane Fire responds to extreme levels of carbon monoxide caused by a malfunctioning boiler in Old City Hall.

Armed Robber Taken Into Custody

Jan. 23 at 3:39 p.m. - Suspect in armed robbery taken into custody.

Early Morning House Fire

Jan. 22 at 3:09 p.m. - SFD responds to an early morning fire at 3800 East Broad.

Secure Your Loads before Heading to the Transfer Station

Jan. 22 at 10:49 a.m. - City, County transfer stations to begin charging fees for unsecured loads

SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team Needs the Public's Help

Jan. 21 at 1:29 p.m. - The SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team is asking for any help from the public in identifying the two men shown using stolen credit cards.

SPD Arrests Burglar Who Was Stabbed By Victim

Jan. 21 at 12:55 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a burglar who was stabbed by the victim when he attempted to enter her house.

Damage Prevented in Sprague Union District Fire

Jan. 21 at 12:53 p.m. - SFD's efforts prevented any damage to commercial building in Sprague Union District.

Knighten Stairclimb Team

Jan. 21 at 12:50 p.m. - Help SFD reach our goal of raising $60,000 before the March 8, Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.

Five Mile DUI Arrest

Jan. 21 at 12:45 p.m. - SPD responded to a crash in Five Mile; the driver of that vehicle was arrested for Felony Hit and Run, 3 counts of Reckless Endangerment and DUI.

Firefighter Injured At South Hill House Fire

Jan. 21 at 12:41 p.m. - Firefighter suffers minor ankle injury at South Hill house fire.

SPD Needs Help Locating Person Involved In Domestic Violence Incident

Jan. 21 at 12:37 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating a person who was involved in a Jan. 18 domestic violence incident.

Major Crimes Unit Needs Help Locating Missing Woman

Jan. 17 at 2:16 p.m. - MCU is looking for the community’s help in locating a local woman who may have been missing for over a year, before anyone reported her disappearance.

Suicide Attempt Leads to Hazardous Material Incident

Jan. 16 at 12:05 p.m. - SFD paramedics respond to patient experiencing respiratory symptoms due to a suicide attempt by mixing chemicals that created a life-threatening vapor

Heavy Fire Damage to South Hill Home

Jan. 16 at 11:59 a.m. - Wednesday, Jan. 15, units from SFD were dispatched to a structure fire at 2724 E. 16th.

SPD Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Woman in Crisis

Jan. 15 at 3:38 p.m. - Newly formed Spokane area law enforcement Behavioral Health Unit responds to woman in crisis.

Falls Matter, SFD and SVFD Pilot New Program!

Jan. 14 at 4:38 p.m. - Falls-related Emergency Medical Service (EMS) calls are one of the top non-fire response related calls we respond to.

SIRR Team Investigating Deputy Involved Shooting

Jan. 14 at 4:20 p.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team is investigating a deputy involved shooting in North Spokane.

Mayor Names Three Additional Appointments to Her Administration

Jan. 13 at 3:59 p.m. - Council will be asked to confirm the directors

City Activates More Services during Cold Snap

Jan. 13 at 1:53 p.m. - Service providers for homeless are ready for most vulnerable

City Water Department Provides Advice To Avoid Frozen Water Pipes

Jan. 13 at 11:14 a.m. - With temperatures dropping into the low teens and potentially single digits this week, we have some tips to avoid frozen pipes.

City Closures Planned for MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 13 at 8:15 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

City Expects to Complete Full-City Plow by About 10 p.m.

Jan. 12 at 4:46 p.m. - The City expects to complete work by about 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, on the Full-City Plow initiated at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

SPD Asking Drivers to be Cognizant of Road Closures

Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. - Dozens of drivers going around police cars and cones yesterday caused additional issues for City personnel trying to get the roads reopened.

Driver under the Influence Attempts to Ram SPD Officer

Jan. 10 at 4:20 p.m. - SPD Officers pursue driver after they attempted to ram an officer. Driver and passenger are in custody. A gun and drugs were found.

City to Launch Plowing In Residential Areas as Part of Full-City Plow

Jan. 10 at 3:25 p.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing in arterials has been focus of efforts so far

City Council Selects Vacancy Finalists

Jan. 9 at 5:58 p.m. - Jan. 13 Council will conduct interviews of finalists during an open public meeting

Garage Fire in East Sinto Neighborhood

Jan. 9 at 2:29 p.m. - SFD responds to fire in a detached garage being used as a living space.

City Prepares For Expected Snowstorm

Jan. 9 at 1:53 p.m. - City readies equipment, makes plans for assisting most vulnerable

SPD Warns Of Potential Car Purchaser Scheme

Jan. 8 at 1:09 p.m. - Spokane residents have been victimized while trying to purchase a vehicle during a private party sales.

Learn Where Your Garbage Goes

Jan. 7 at 8:15 a.m. - MLK Jr. Day Tours planned at City’s Waste to Energy Facility

SPD investigating fatal hit-and-run at Trent/Spokane Falls Blvd.

Jan. 7 at 4:29 a.m. - An adult male was pronounced deceased on scene. The suspect vehicle was located abandoned about a mile from the scene

Community and Police Come To Together To Help Families in Need

Jan. 2 at 2:01 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department, partnering with several local businesses and organizations, served 35 families including 91 children this Christmas.

Ooh That Smell?!?

Jan. 2 at 1:59 p.m. - Tips to ensure a safe, warm and energy-efficient winter.

Evening Fire in the Shadle Neighborhood

Jan. 2 at 12:47 p.m. - On New Year's Day SFD was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 4400 Block of North Howard Street.