News Releases for June 2020

June 29

Mayor Issues Statement About Police Contract

5:23 p.m. - City Council scheduled to consider contract tonight during meeting tonight

Lime Scooters To Return July 1

5:13 p.m. - Public health protections in place for re-launch

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

2:47 p.m. - Neighborhood Fireworks Shows scheduled

Leave it to the Professionals. Including Sparklers.

2:24 p.m. - SFD reminds community that amateur fireworks are illegal.

Civilian Fatality from a Residential Fire This Morning

2:20 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential fire in the 1900 Block of East 6th Avenue at 3:15 this morning.

SPD Quickly Locates and Arrests Bombing Suspect

2:16 p.m. - Police quickly locate and arrest the suspect that set off a bomb in a northeast neighborhood, due to the keen eye of several residents who called 911.

June 26

Spokane Police Reform History

6:41 p.m. - SPD highlights some of the strong work currently underway and completed toward reform

Drive-in 4th of July Fireworks at multiple sites across Spokane

12:01 p.m. - Spokane Indians Baseball Club, City Parks & Rec, County Parks, and Spokane Public Schools partner with underwriters to offer four drive-in shows

June 25

Knife wielding man in Mission Park arrested without injury to anyone.

9:29 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the Mission Park for several reports of a male threatening park goers with a knife.

Residential Fire this Morning in Indian Trail

5:47 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential fire in north Spokane. Neighbors called 911 after seeing smoke billowing from the home's top floor and roofline.

June 24

Fatal Shooting near Monroe and Augusta

4:31 p.m. - A fatal shooting occurred Tuesday, June 23 just after 2:30 p.m. One male is deceased and the other involved subject is cooperating with police.

City’s First All-Inclusive Playground Design Revealed

11:49 a.m. - Designs were unveiled today for the City’s first all-inclusive playground, funded by a community benefit grant from Providence Health Care.

Spokane leads $550 million national settlement on PCB contamination

10:43 a.m. - The City of Spokane, along with 12 other governmental entities, announced a proposed nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto over PCBs.

June 23

Juvenile with knife taken to the hospital for mental health help.

11:12 p.m. - Knife wielding 10-year-old, in crisis, safely taken into protective custody and provided with mental health care after incident.

Inclusive Playground Design Reveal in Riverfront Park: a virtual event

4:08 p.m. - A virtual event to unveil designs for the City’s first all-inclusive playground, funded by a community benefit grant from Providence Health Care.

Community Court to Resume

3:26 p.m. - Court will be held starting June 29 and 30

Manito Mirror Pond Rehabilitation Project Complete

2:31 p.m. - Visitors to Manito Park will see a healthier Mirror Pond as the result of a recent rehabilitation project.

Spokane Man with Multiple Felonies Arrested Again

1:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team (PACT) Sergeant arrests a multiple time convicted felon in possession of a stolen motorcycle, drugs, and a firearm.

June 22

Early Morning Arson

4:43 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to a series of early morning fires in north Spokane. SPD asking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest.

Incendiary Vehicle Fires in North Spokane

4:39 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to several early morning fires in the north Spokane area.

Project to Add Left-Turn Signals on Hamilton Corridor to Begin

9:10 a.m. - A project to improve safety on the Hamilton Street Corridor from Desmet to North Foothills is set to begin on June 29 and continue into November.

June 21

Sus Arrested for Multiple Felonies after Scared Victim Texts for Help

9:44 p.m. - SPD responded to a DV victim’s texts for help because she couldn’t safely call 911. Keman Rhone was arrested w/o incident for several felonies.

June 19

Food Trucks at Manito

2:49 p.m. - Food Trucks at Manito Park for the remainder of the month of June!

June 18

Two Overdoses Prevented In an Hour with Narcan

1:15 p.m. - SPD responds and uses Narcan to save lives at two separate incidents of apparent drug overdoses in under an hour.

June 17

Missing/Runaway 10 Year Old Child

7:19 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a 10 year-old runaway child.

SPD Responds To a DV Call

6:20 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to Domestic Violence call and arrest naked suspect without incident after de-escalation.

SPD Responds To a Domestic Violence Call

6:14 p.m. - Spokane police officers respond to a domestic violence call involving an ax.

June 15

Historic Rose Apartments Moving Around the Corner

11:40 a.m. - East Central preserves the past and saves affordable housing

SPD Responds To Shooting with a Victim

11:36 a.m. - SPD responds to a shooting with a victim on Division near the I-90 Overpass. There is no suspect info and no indication that this was a random act.

Commercial Building Fire in Hillyard

11:31 a.m. - SFD responded to an early morning fire in a commercial warehouse in the 3800 block of East Rowan Avenue.

June 12

Protest Arrests

5:57 p.m. - SPD continues to arrest people who committed crimes during the protest turned riot/looting on May 31st in downtown Spokane.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: June 12, 2020

12:55 p.m. - An update on Parks & Recreation spaces and programs

DOA 1600 South Riverton

10:05 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit is on scene at the discovery of a deceased male in the 1600 block of E. South Riverton.

June 5

Utility Vault Fire Downtown Business District

12:36 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire alarm activation at 510 W. Riverside Ave.

Playgrounds re-open under Spokane Regional Health District guidance

12:15 p.m. - Health Officer lifts previous directive to close playgrounds

Watch for Traffic Signals Out in Downtown

8:04 a.m. - Here’s a quick reminder for motorists who might face a signalized intersection without power: When the power’s out, everybody stops.

June 4

Work to Resume on CSO Project Next to Downtown Library

3:36 p.m. - Final work on the last of the City ’s projects to reduce overflows from combined sewers to the Spokane River is scheduled to begin on June 8.

Male Rescued from Spokane River

8:26 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a water rescue near the Sandifur Bridge.

June 1

Mayor Has Enacted A Curfew Beginning At 8:15 P.M.

10:55 p.m. - Curfew beginning at 8:15 pm until 5 a.m. Tuesday. The order is in effect from Division to Maple and Fifth to Boone.

SPD Thanks Officers/Deputies for a Job Well Done

7:27 p.m. - Outstanding work by Spokane police officers & officers/deputies from neighboring agencies minimized injuries & property damage during downtown rioting

City Provides Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

3:14 p.m. - For 2019, the City met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water quality standards. See the 2019 report.