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News Releases for January 2020

Jan. 31

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

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

Car Crashes Into House

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

Jan. 30

Chemical Mixture sends Homeowner & First Responder to Hospital

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

Jan. 28

Shooting investigation in Logan neighborhood, no on-going threat

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

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.

Jan. 27

SPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

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.

Jan. 23

Dangerous CO Issue This Morning at Old City Hall

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

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

Jan. 22

Early Morning House Fire

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

Secure Your Loads before Heading to the Transfer Station

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

Jan. 21

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

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

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

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

Knighten Stairclimb Team

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

Five Mile DUI Arrest

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

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

SPD Needs Help Locating Person Involved In Domestic Violence Incident

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.

Jan. 17

Major Crimes Unit Needs Help Locating Missing Woman

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.

Jan. 16

Suicide Attempt Leads to Hazardous Material Incident

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

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

Jan. 15

SPD Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Woman in Crisis

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

Jan. 14

Falls Matter, SFD and SVFD Pilot New Program!

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

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

Jan. 13

Mayor Names Three Additional Appointments to Her Administration

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

City Activates More Services during Cold Snap

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

City Water Department Provides Advice To Avoid Frozen Water Pipes

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

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

Jan. 12

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

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.

Jan. 11

SPD Asking Drivers to be Cognizant of Road Closures

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.

Jan. 10

Driver under the Influence Attempts to Ram SPD Officer

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

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

Jan. 9

City Council Selects Vacancy Finalists

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

Garage Fire in East Sinto Neighborhood

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

City Prepares For Expected Snowstorm

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

Jan. 8

SPD Warns Of Potential Car Purchaser Scheme

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

Jan. 7

Learn Where Your Garbage Goes

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.

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

Jan. 2

Community and Police Come To Together To Help Families in Need

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?!?

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

Evening Fire in the Shadle Neighborhood

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.