News Releases for November 2020

Nov. 30

Storage Outbuilding Fire Quickly Contained

10:13 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3100 Block of South Lamonte Street.

Lincoln Statue Vandalized

10:10 a.m. - Spokane’s Abraham Lincoln Statue in the downtown area was vandalized on Thanksgiving Day.

Nov. 25

SIIR Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

2:15 p.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team is investigating a Nov. 22 Officer Involved Shooting that took place in Spokane Valley.

Critically Burned Woman in Browne's Addition

2:11 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a badly burned patient in an apartment building located in the 1600 Block of West Pacific Avenue.

Mobile Home Fire Results In Fatality

2:08 p.m. - Monday SFD responded to a Civilian Fatality Structure Fire in the Ponderosa Mobile Home Park at 6417 North Cincinnati on Spokane's North Side.

Nov. 24

Potential Concealed Pistol License Scams

5:27 p.m. - SPD and the Sheriff’s Office want to make you aware of some inaccurate info and potential scams, regarding the obtaining of a valid Washington CPL.

Nov. 23

Critical Injuries From Basement Fire

10:55 a.m. - Late night basement fire results in two adults being critical burns.

Structure Fire in Sprague Union District

10:51 a.m. - Nov. 22, SFD responded to the report of a structure on fire in the 1600 Block of East 1st Avenue.

Numerous Incidents on I-90 Friday Evening

10:48 a.m. - Friday's shift finished up with a total of three incidents involving serious vehicle collisions on I-90.

Nov. 20

Malicious Mischief Arrest

4:19 p.m. - Woman breaks into vacant apartment, destroying it, as she claims to be rescuing a 6 year old child, (who is not there).

Council Members Stand In Unity with GU Students against Hate Crimes

2:38 p.m. - Efforts to regain trust and safety to students on campus

Let's Create a Safe, Healthy Holiday Season

2:33 p.m. - Mayor announces plan to celebrate, support local business while emphasizing healthy practices.

Riverfront Brightens Spirits: Numerica Lights Up the Night Tree Walk

11:46 a.m. - In partnership with Numerica Credit Union, Riverfront Park will host beautiful outdoor holiday tree lights to brighten the season.

Officers respond to fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision.

12:10 a.m. - Officers respond to fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision at Wellesley Ave and Belt St.

Nov. 19

Hotel Room Shooting

12:05 p.m. - Officers respond to a shooting on the 10th floor of a local hotel. Two men were treated for gunshot wounds onsite & then transported to the hospital.

Human Trafficking

11:58 a.m. - Suspect pleads guilty and is sentenced to 120 months for two counts of 1st Degree Promoting Prostitution.

City Closures Planned For Thanksgiving

8:43 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late after the holiday

Nov. 18

COVID-19 update for Parks & Recreation: November 18

8:42 p.m. - An update on COVID-19 impacts on Parks & Recreation activities

Spokane City Council to Host Virtual Housing Forum

4:38 p.m. - Moderated by Rowena Pineda, United Way

Vapor Explosion Sends Two to the Hospital

12:37 p.m. - Nov. 17, a first alarm response was dispatched to a residential fire in south Spokane.

Natural Gas Fire

12:35 p.m. - On Nov. 16, SFD was dispatched to a reported illegal burn located at Holiday Inn.

City's Official Snow Season Begins; Here's the Plan

12:04 p.m. - The City of Spokane began its official snow season this week. Now is a good time to provide an overview of the City’s snow response plan.

Nov. 17

Major Crimes Unit Asking For Public's Help

1:27 p.m. - MCU is asking for public's help in locating homicide suspect Garry L. Norman, 7/26/1984. If you know his whereabouts please call Crime Check.

City Launches Housing Community Survey

1:20 p.m. - Citizen feedback is important element of Housing Action Plan

Convicted Felon Arrested

11:40 a.m. - Suspect with female and child passengers attempted to elude SPD, crashed car, and fled the scene of the incident.

Shooting On North Division

11:37 a.m. - SPD responded to a shooting near Heroy and Division. There were no injuries and the complainant stated he returned fire after being shot at.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Endangered Elderly Male

2:02 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating Michael Lehan. Family went to pick him up, only to find him and his car, a red 2003 Acura coupe WA #AFR9748, missing.

Nov. 16

SPD Responds To a Shooting

4:02 p.m. - SPD responds to report of a drive-by shooting that left one victim with a non-life threatening bullet wound.

Regional Shelter System Plan Takes Next Step

1:29 p.m. - Enhancements include year-round service connection, Bridge Housing program

Nov. 15

Serious collision on Sunset Hwy sends one to hospital

2:56 a.m. - The adult male incurred life-threatening injuries. Subsequent traffic revision resulted in additional incidents

Nov. 13

Auto Theft Prevention

5:41 p.m. - SPD reminds you NOT to leave your car running in the cold weather or leave your keys inside

Nov. 12

U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park Wins Multiple Design Awards

5:38 p.m. - The U.S. Pavilion has won sixteen awards honoring its innovative design, illumination, and service as a community gathering space.

Nov. 10

City to Suspend Clean Green Pickup for Season on Dec. 4

9:04 a.m. - Curbside yard and food waste customers have until Friday, Dec. 4, to finish fall yard cleanup before the service is suspended for the winter.

Nov. 9

Man Breaks Into Residence While Family Was Home

1:46 p.m. - Suspect armed with scissors breaks into house, resident chases him down and helps SPD locate.

East Pacific Avenue House Fire

1:34 p.m. - At approximately 10 AM, Friday, Nov. 6, SFD was dispatched to a reported "structure fire" in the 2700-block of East Pacific Ave.

Nov. 5

Shelter System Flexing To Add Short-Term Space

2:42 p.m. - Additional night-by-night space added for adults during cold snap

City Updating Utility Rates for 2021 through 2023

2:06 p.m. - The City is updating its utility rates for 2021-2023; they're designed to provide customers with predictable, affordable services.

Nov. 4

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Is a Parking Meter Holiday

8:25 a.m. - Garbage pickup and curbside recycling is on schedule

Nov. 3

Workers Injured at Demo Site

10:35 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a "long-fall" at a 1421 North Division (formerly Al's Motel).

Nov. 2

SPD Responds To Drive-By Shooting

6:16 p.m. - A drive-by shooting sends a man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper leg. Investigators are working to identify a suspect.

Spokane City Council Members Respond To Announcement from SRHD

4:59 p.m. - Spokane City Council Members Karen Stratton and Betsy Wilkerson respond to Friday's announcement by Spokane Regional Health District.

Mayor's Final Proposed Budget Emphasizes Priorities

4:46 p.m. - City Council collaboration advanced conversation, assisted in development

Mayor Appoints Alexander to Be NHHS Director

2:19 p.m. - Portland strategic initiatives director to start Nov. 16 pending confirmation

Reckless Driver Barricaded In Vehicle

2:10 p.m. - SPD Officers have to block a vehicle with their cars to conduct a traffic stop on a reckless driver after he refuses to yield and pull over.

SPD Parade for Local Four-Year-Old

2:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department treats four-year-old to a birthday parade before his surgery.

City Council President Responds to SRHD Announcement

10:43 a.m. - City Council President Breen Beggs has issued a statement in response to the announcement from Spokane Regional Health District.