News Releases for 2021

September

SPD looking for dangerous male with DOC Warrant

Yesterday at 5:23 p.m. - SPD seeks assistance in locating a dangerous male with a DOC Warrant

East Spokane Multiple Alarm Fire

Yesterday at 12:02 p.m. - Shortly after 8:30 PM Sunday, Sept 26th, Spokane Fire Department units were dispatched to a commercial structure fire at 801 N Regal St.

Downtown Church Fire

Yesterday at 8:44 a.m. - Sunday Sept. 26th,12:30 p.m., SFD responded to a report of a commercial structure fire at 518 W 3rd Ave, Central United Methodist Church.

Makena Missing Person

Yesterday at 8:31 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding a missing teen that left her home in North Spokane.

Convicted felon threatens to kill neighbors, sets apartment on fire

Sept. 24 at 5:16 p.m. - On September 24, 2021, 911 received multiple phone calls from residents of an apartment building in the 100 block of E. 2nd Avenue.

Utility Shutoff Moratorium Ends On Sept. 30

Sept. 24 at 2:10 p.m. - The City of Spokane is reminding its utility customers that the statewide moratorium on water shutoffs and late fees expires on September 30

Arrest made in vicious downtown assault

Sept. 23 at 4:33 p.m. - On 09-21-21 shortly after 4PM, SPD officers responded to the area of W 2nd Ave and S Jefferson St regarding an assault.

City to Celebrate Saving of Riverfront Clock Tower on October 13

Sept. 23 at 9:04 a.m. - City of Spokane and Mayor Nadine Woodward will honor the man who spearheaded the community effort to save the Riverfront clock tower 50 years ago

Missing Adult

Sept. 22 at 7:18 p.m. - Please help with missing adult

Reckless Driving Ends In Deadly Crash

Sept. 22 at 12:15 p.m. - Reckless driving ends in deadly crash

Unpaid Drug Debt Shooting

Sept. 20 at 5:17 p.m. - Unpaid drug debt leads to weekend shooting, no one injured

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring Deputy Melvin

Sept. 16 at 9:06 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Renovation Underway in Riverfront

Sept. 13 at 5:16 p.m. - The memorial will be cleaned, have its cracks repaired, and be polished. Then, several amenities will be added to the memorial.

Two Arrested For Armed Robbery after a Vehicle Pursuit

Sept. 13 at 3:46 p.m. - Two arrested for armed robbery after a vehicle pursuit on the south hill.

SPD Responds To Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Collision

Sept. 10 at 2:23 p.m. - SPD responds to vehicle vs pedestrian collision downtown, victim succumbs to injuries at a local hospital

Early Morning Standoff

Sept. 10 at 2:21 p.m. - Early morning standoff ends with domestic violence victim safely removed from residence, suspect still outstanding

Flags Fly Half-Staff in Remembrance of Chief Krouse and Patriot Day

Sept. 10 at 10:38 a.m. - City facilities observe Patriot Day

Spokane Parks Master Plan Workshops September 14, 22

Sept. 8 at 12:18 p.m. - Spokane Parks & Recreation is creating a roadmap for the next 10 years, and is asking for additional community input through virtual workshops

Two Early Morning Collisions Send Pedestrians to the Hospital

Sept. 8 at 8:58 a.m. - Two separate early morning collisions send two pedestrians to local hospitals in critical condition

Missing Teenager

Sept. 7 at 4:58 p.m. - Update: Jibril has been located and is back with his family.

Nine Hour Standoff Concludes With Arrest of Convicted Felon

Sept. 7 at 9:54 a.m. - Nearly 9 hour standoff with barricaded suspect concludes with arrest of convicted felon

Please help SPD locate a missing elderly man.

Sept. 6 at 12:59 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing 71 year old male.

Two Overdoses Prevented with Narcan

Sept. 3 at 3:51 p.m. - SPD officer’s actions attributed to saving lives during two separate medical emergency incidents

Attempted abduction of a 5 year old child is thwarted by neighbor.

Sept. 2 at 8:26 p.m. - Attempted abduction of a 5 year old child is thwarted by vigilant neighbor.

DT Shooting sends one to the hospital with non-life-threatening.

Sept. 2 at 7:26 p.m. - Downtown shooting sends one to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Spokane Symphony Labor Day Concert Update

Sept. 2 at 5:18 p.m. - A reminder about the Spokane Symphony’s free Labor Day Weekend concert, with an update about the Spokane Symphony’s COVID-19 health policies.

Downriver Golf Course Irrigation Replacement Begins After Labor Day

Sept. 2 at 11:54 a.m. - A full irrigation replacement will begin at Downriver golf course just after Labor Day 2021

Application Period Open for Proposed Annual Comp Plan Amendments

Sept. 1 at 10:05 a.m. - Deadlines for applications is Nov. 1, 2021

Missing Juvenile

Sept. 1 at 8:43 a.m. - Samantha has been located and is safe.

49-Time Convicted Felon Arrested On Multiple Felony Charges

Sept. 1 at 8:31 a.m. - 49-time convicted felon arrested on multiple felony charges relating to several domestic violence incidents

August

Pool Season Wraps Up with the Return of the Doggie Dip

Aug. 27 at 3:31 p.m. - 2021 regular season at all six Aquatic Centers wraps up on Friday, Aug. 27. Splash pads will remain open until Tuesday, Sept. 7, just after Labor Day.

Mayor Orders City Flags to Half-Staff

Aug. 27 at 1:50 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, Aug. 30

City Closures Planned For Labor Day

Aug. 27 at 8:59 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late all week

Serial Child Predator Pleads Guilty To Several Felony Charges

Aug. 26 at 1:01 p.m. - Serial child predator sentenced to 8 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to several felony charges in Spokane County Superior Court

Early Morning Standoff Concludes With Arrest

Aug. 25 at 12:23 p.m. - Early morning standoff concludes with arrest for multiple felonies

Fatality Fire 1300 E Nebraska

Aug. 23 at 5:36 p.m. - On Sunday, August 22, 2:22 p.m., SFD responded to a report of a house on fire in the 1300 Block of East Nebraska Avenue.

Online Crime Check Reporting

Aug. 23 at 5:34 p.m. - SPD adopts online 911 reporting for non-emergency incidents

House Fire North Spokane

Aug. 23 at 10:25 a.m. - Friday, Aug. 20, 10:44 p.m., SFD responded to the 6000 Block of North Royal Drive to a report of a single-family dwelling on fire.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 23 at 10:22 a.m. - Update: Vicky has been located and is safe.

SPD Arrests Five In Connection With an Attempted Robbery

Aug. 23 at 10:13 a.m. - Spokane Police Department arrest 5 in connection with an attempted robbery that occurred in the downtown area early this afternoon.

Train Fire Near Browne's Addition

Aug. 23 at 10:06 a.m. - Thursday, Aug. 19, 9:39 p.m., SFD responded to a report of a fire onboard a BNSF train near West Third Avenue and West Sunset Boulevard.

Lower South Hill Technical Rescue and Mass Casualty Incident

Aug. 23 at 10:03 a.m. - SFD resources swiftly responded to a MCI in east Spokane.

Council Celebrates New Findings on Reduction in Homelessness for Youth

Aug. 20 at 3:46 p.m. - Anchor Community Initiative shares impressive community update

Chronic Downtown Offender Arrested For Stalking

Aug. 19 at 4:26 p.m. - Chronic downtown offender arrested after stalking a woman for months

Mayor Woodward's Statement Following Governor's Update

Aug. 18 at 7:22 p.m. - Mayor issues a statement following the Governor's COVID-19 update.

SPD Makes Arrest after Citizen Finds Nude Stranger inside Residence

Aug. 17 at 3:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Department makes arrest after citizen finds nude stranger inside residence

Whistalks Way Community Celebration

Aug. 16 at 3:40 p.m. - Council Member Karen Stratton along with community partners join to celebrate Whistalks Way and women warriors.

MAYOR REQUIRING MASKS AT ALL CITY FACILITIES

Aug. 16 at 1:52 p.m. - City employees & visitors will be required to wear masks inside City facilities regardless of vaccination status beginning Wednesday, August 18.

SPD Arrests 15 Time Convicted Felon

Aug. 16 at 10:03 a.m. - SPD arrests convicted felon on multiple felony charges stemming from domestic violence incidents

Free Labor Day Spokane Symphony Concert at Riverfront Pavilion

Aug. 12 at 3:06 p.m. - Monday, September 6 at 6 P.M. the Spokane Symphony will play a free community concert at the Riverfront Pavilion

Missing Child

Aug. 12 at 2:18 p.m. - UPDATE: Daniel has returned home and is safe

City Activates Temporary Cooling Resources

Aug. 11 at 10:27 a.m. - Network of 1,000 spaces is scalable in central, neighborhood locations

Sustainability Subcommittee Responds To UN's Climate Change Report

Aug. 9 at 3:21 p.m. - Spokane City Council's Sustainability Subcommittee responds to the United Nation's Climate Change Report.

SPD Seeking Assistance in Missing Person Case

Aug. 6 at 4:12 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department seeks assistance in locating a missing person with medical needs.

Pool Evacuated With Standoff in Liberty Park

Aug. 6 at 4:04 p.m. - Suspect arrested after running in traffic, trying to light fires, tearing up sprinklers and swinging rebar in a park where children were present.

Hooptown USA to Renovate Three Hoopfest Community Courts in Parks

Aug. 6 at 10:12 a.m. - Three Hoopfest community basketball courts are set for improvements this summer, thanks to Hooptown USA and generous donors.

Council President to Provide Statement Following SCAR Press Conference

Aug. 5 at 1:49 p.m. - Providing long experience representing victims of racial discrimination

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 5 at 1:47 p.m. - Mary has been located. Thank you for your assistance!

SPD Responds To Arrest of Former Officer

Aug. 4 at 2:08 p.m. - SPD response to former officer Nathan Nash's arrest.

Flags Lowered For Fallen Deputy Jeremy Brown

Aug. 3 at 8:29 a.m. - Flags are lowered to half-staff

Level 3 Sex Offender Sought After Fleeing Community Housing Unit

Aug. 2 at 8:35 a.m. - Brian Scott Jones has been located and is in-custody.

Shooting in 1300 block of N Hamilton leaves one deceased

Aug. 2 at 6:10 a.m. - An adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene. One suspect has been arrested for murder

City Hall Reopens for Services Monday, August 2

Aug. 1 at 4:08 p.m. - Spokane City Hall Reopens for Services Monday, August 2

One deceased in downtown shooting

Aug. 1 at 1:28 a.m. - An adult male succumbed to injuries after being shot in the 400 block of W Sprague Ave

July

DV suspect evades police as officers adhere to legislative changes

July 28 at 4:09 p.m. - Domestic violence suspect able to evade police as officers adhere to legislative changes

9-hour SWAT standoff ends with the arrest of DV suspect

July 27 at 6:09 p.m. - 9-hour standoff ends with arrest of twelve-time convicted felon armed with machete. Multiple officers utilized exhaustive de-escalation tactics.

Council Passes Emergency Ordinance and Amends Housing Action Plan

July 27 at 12:33 p.m. - Council passes ordinance amending policy framework for City's Homeless Response System and amends Housing Action Plan to include implementation plans.

Woodward Remains Committed To Collaboration

July 27 at 12:30 p.m. - Regional approach has delivered improvements in multiple areas during pandemic

Council Approves New Version of Housing Action Plan

July 27 at 12:19 p.m. - Council is adding specific implementation steps which will act on expeditiously

City Extends Temporary Cooling Resources

July 27 at 8:25 a.m. - Network of 1,000 spaces is scalable in central, neighborhood locations

Woodward Proclaims Housing Emergency

July 26 at 4:10 p.m. - Mayor announces list of immediate actions to address inventory and access

Third Alarm Fire Downtown

July 26 at 8:31 a.m. - SFD responded to the intersection of Second Ave and Post St for a 911 report of black smoke and flames coming through the roof of a downtown building.

Silver Alert

July 26 at 8:26 a.m. - Update: Mr. McMorris has ben located and is safe.

SPD Arrests Homicide Suspect

July 26 at 8:19 a.m. - SPD makes an arrest in a homicide at the Intermodal Center in Downtown Spokane

Temporary City Cooling Resources to Open Sunday

July 23 at 4:02 p.m. - Community volunteers sought to assist with guest services

Council Seeks Community Input on American Rescue Plan Funds

July 22 at 4:38 p.m. - Community invited to participate in a ThoughtExchange process

Officer Brian Orchard Memorial

July 20 at 4:03 p.m. - Memorial to be dedicated to SPD officer shot and killed in the line of duty on the anniversary of his death 38 years ago

Manito Koi Pond Project Complete, Japanese Garden Re-Opens

July 20 at 12:11 p.m. - A project to save millions of gallons of water a year at the Koi Pond in Manito Park’s famous Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden is complete.

Council Approves Special Budget Ordinance for ARP Project Staff

July 20 at 9:09 a.m. - City Council passes a special budget ordinance establishing appropriations to provide funding for two American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) project employees

Second Alarm House Fire

July 19 at 11:17 a.m. - SFD responded to the area of Nelson Street and Euclid Avenue to a report of two houses on fire.

Liberty Park Wildland Urban Interface Fire

July 19 at 11:12 a.m. - Spokane Firefighters responded to a Wildland Urban-Interface Fire on Spokane's South Hill near 1625 East Hartson Avenue.

Peaceful Valley Wildland Urban Interface Fire

July 19 at 11:08 a.m. - Spokane Firefighters responded to a Wildland Urban-Interface Fire in the 2500 Block of West Riverside.

Two Kayakers Rescued From Spokane River

July 19 at 11:02 a.m. - SFD rescued two adults in the Spokane River near Downriver Golf Course when their inner-tube struck a rock and ejected them into the river.

CITY ACTIVATES TEMPORARY COOLING RESOURCES

July 16 at 4:58 p.m. - Cooling resources available starting July 18

SPD Seeking Public's Help

July 15 at 1:23 p.m. - SPD is seeking assistance from the public to identify two persons of interest regarding a recent stabbing incident

Woman detained after attempted break-in, sitting on 3rd story ledge

July 14 at 2:08 a.m. - Woman safely detained after attempting to break into residence, sitting precariously on 3rd story ledge

Spokane Parks asks for community input on park planning survey

July 13 at 8:38 a.m. - Spokane Parks is creating a roadmap for the next 10 years, and wants to hear from the community through a survey that opened today.

Arrest After Employee Threatened

July 13 at 7 a.m. - SPD responds to call from an employee saying their boss was threatening to kill another employee

City To Open Temporary Cooling Resources

July 13 at 7 a.m. - Scalable network of central, neighborhood resources open 11 am to 8 pm

Council Passes Homeless Sheltering and Emergency Weather Ordinances

July 13 at 7 a.m. - Spokane City Council passes a homeless sheltering ordinance and amended emergency weather ordinance.

Council Members Revise Emergency Weather Ordinance

July 12 at 5:09 p.m. - Concentrating efforts on immediate activation and clear guidelines for emergency management

Shakespeare in the Park comes to Riverfront this summer

July 9 at 12:39 p.m. - Riverfront partners with Spokane Shakespeare Society to bring Shakespeare in the Park to Riverfront for family-friendly, free community performances.

Flags Lowered For Fallen Correctional Officer Gabriel Forrest

July 7 at 1:35 p.m. - Flags are lowered to half-staff

Flaming Gas Can Thrown at Officer during a Felony Traffic Stop

July 7 at 1:32 p.m. - Suspect arrested after throwing a lit gas can engulfed in flames toward an officer during a felony traffic stop.

Missing Child

July 6 at 5:07 p.m. - Update: Levi has been found.

South Hill Residential Fire

July 6 at 5:04 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the intersection of Lacey and 11th for a reported building fire.

SPD Reminds Community to Be Safe This Fourth of July

July 6 at 5 p.m. - SPD encourages you to take some simple steps to have a safe 4th of July

SPD Working To Help Protect Our Most Vulnerable Community Members

July 6 at 4:58 p.m. - SPD working alongside multiple city entities to protect most vulnerable community members during the heat wave.

Neighbor dispute leads to stabbing in Northeast Spokane

July 5 at 1:56 a.m. - An argument over fireworks escalated to the point where one adult male was stabbed

POSTPONED: Drive-in 4th of July Fireworks 2021

July 1 at 6:38 p.m. - Four planned 4th of July fireworks shows at Merkel, Ferris, Avista Stadium, and Plante's Ferry are postponed due to increased risk of fire danger.

Flags Lowered For Fallen Officer Alexandra Brenneman Harris

July 1 at 8:47 a.m. - Flags are lowered to half-staff

June

Splash Pad Update 6/28

June 30 at 12:51 p.m. - All 19 City splash pads are operational and open to the public!

Man safely taken into custody after six hour standoff.

June 29 at 8:59 p.m. - Hostage Negotiators, SWAT, K9 and Drone assets used to safely take a wanted subject into custody for felony DV order violations.

Carjacker on the loose after crime spree spans the breadth of the City

June 29 at 7:43 p.m. - Carjacking suspect on the loose after crime spree nearly spans the breadth of the City.

Council Adopts Resolution, Strategy to Address Housing & Homelessness

June 29 at 8:32 a.m. - Spokane City Council adopted a resolution to create a comprehensive strategy to address housing and homelessness in Spokane.

City Expands Temporary Cooling Resources

June 29 at 8:28 a.m. - Operational hours expand to 8 p.m., expected to remain open through July 4

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

June 28 at 11:33 a.m. - Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will remain on its regular pickup schedule

SFD Vaccination Clinics Postponed Due To Excessive Heat

June 28 at 7:30 a.m. - For the safety of our community and fire personnel, SFD is postponing our remaining fire station vaccination clinics for the month of June.

Cooling Center Capacity Doubles On Governor's Order

June 25 at 3:59 p.m. - Lifting of COVID restrictions on social distancing immediately expands space

Splash Pad Update 6/25

June 25 at 2:22 p.m. - Fifteen splash pads now open!

City Council Members Elected To Association of Washington Cities Board

June 25 at 8:15 a.m. - Council President Breean Beggs wins award

Splash Pad Update 6/24

June 24 at 4:50 p.m. - Splash pads at Franklin, Thornton Murphy, and Underhill parks now open; total open splash pads is 12.

Free Open Swimming Starts July 5 at City Pools

June 24 at 4:44 p.m. - 2021 Aquatics Season Update

Property Crime Prevention

June 24 at 3:10 p.m. - Property crimes drop when residents work with SPD and take proactive measures

Commercial Fire

June 24 at 3:08 p.m. - SFD responded to a 911 call reporting a vehicle on fire in 3220 North Monroe Street parking lot.

SPD Arrest Following Standoff

June 24 at 3:04 p.m. - SPD arrests barricaded suspect after near four hour standoff

City Establishing Temporary Cooling Resources

June 24 at 1:11 p.m. - Center opening at Riverfront Park, libraries available during business hours

City Water Users Urged To Reduce Usage

June 24 at 11:30 a.m. - Following summer conservation guidance needed to assist with chlorine shortage

SPD Investigating Shooting

June 23 at 3:29 p.m. - SPD investigating early morning shooting which left one individual deceased, another critically injured

Northside Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Fire

June 23 at 3:27 p.m. - SFD responded to a 911 call reporting a fire in brush-covered terrain near East Cleveland Avenue/North Ruby Place.

Mayor Announces Leadership Addition

June 22 at 3:42 p.m. - Former federal housing official with foster system experience to be special advisor

Autumn Ridge Apartment Fire

June 22 at 1:38 p.m. - The investigation of the Autumn Ridge Apartment fire on June 19, 2021 is complete.

SPD Investigating Fatality Collision

June 22 at 12:57 p.m. - SPD investigating fatality collision in the area of 2300 E. Trent Avenue

Vehicular Assault

June 22 at 12:53 p.m. - Spokane Police suspect cannabis use in a serious injury collision. The driver of the suspect vehicle is charged with Vehicular Assault and DUI.

MultiCare Hosts ‘Rebound Spokane’ June 26 in Riverfront Park

June 21 at 2:10 p.m. - MultiCare Health System will host a pop-up vaccine clinic on Saturday, June 26 from 12 – 5 PM in Riverfront Park with Hooptown USA

Citizens Asked To Weigh In On Location for New Water Tank

June 21 at 8:47 a.m. - Survey will be open through July 2

Civil Service Test Fest

June 18 at 8:16 a.m. - City offering extended Civil Service testing hours

2021 Drive-in 4th of July Fireworks at multiple sites across Spokane

June 17 at 3:38 p.m. - Several partners & underwriters are coming together again to bring the community a geographically dispersed 4th of July celebration at four locations

Mayor Orders Investigation of Allegations

June 17 at 10:48 a.m. - Directs legal, HR to find outside assistance with investigation of email allegations

City Releases Statement Regarding Email Inquires

June 16 at 5:11 p.m. - Email sent this morning by NHHS director to city administrator

Council Members' Statement Regarding Resignation of Cupid Alexander

June 16 at 5:08 p.m. - Spokane City Council Members have issued the following statements regarding the resignation of Division Director of NHHS Cupid Alexander.

Multi Hour Standoff Concludes With Arrest of Domestic Violence Suspect

June 15 at 7:12 p.m. - Police officers respond to a no-contact order violation

Council Member Wilkerson and Community Celebrates Juneteenth 2021

June 15 at 7:02 p.m. - Council Member Betsy Wilkerson has collaborated with the Inland Northwest Juneteenth Coalition in celebration of Juneteenth 2021.

NE Residence Fire

June 15 at 10:47 a.m. - SFD responded to the 2400 Block of East Rockwell in the Hillyard neighborhood to a report of a house on fire.

Council Passes Resolution to Deploy American Rescue Plan Act Funds

June 15 at 10:38 a.m. - Spokane City Council passed a resolution establishing the framework for the deployment of funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act.

SPD Tacking Increase in Violent Crime

June 14 at 5:16 p.m. - SPD tackling increase in violent crime with multiple arrests

CM Betsy Wilkerson Will Welcome Spokane Chapter of Buffalo Soldiers

June 11 at 5:05 p.m. - Council Member Betsy Wilkerson is pleased to welcome the Spokane Chapter of Buffalo Soldiers to City Hall on Saturday during their Ride for Justice.

Order Violation on 1200 E. Lacrosse Ave

June 11 at 5:02 p.m. - Officer responded to a report of a burglary call that turned into a domestic violence call near Rogers High School prompting an emergency alert

Splash Pad Update 6/11

June 11 at 4:53 p.m. - Splash pads at Chief Garry, Coeur d’Alene, and Manito parks are now open

Stuffed Animal Donation to SPD for Children in Trauma

June 10 at 3:10 p.m. - Eastern State Hospital donates more than 300 stuffed animals to SPD Chaplaincy to assist children in trauma

Spokane City Council Terminates Local State of Emergency

June 9 at 3:19 p.m. - Encouraging action to immediately commence swift and strong recovery efforts

Meeting Will Focus on Transportation Needs In the Area of 37th & Ray

June 9 at 3:16 p.m. - Online meeting set for June 16, at 5 p.m.

Convicted Felon, Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested After Standoff

June 7 at 10:54 a.m. - Standoff concludes with arrest of convicted felon, domestic violence suspect

Sexual Assault Cold Case Victim Phone Line

June 7 at 10:51 a.m. - SPD provides new avenues for victims of older sexual assault cases to reach out for help in solving or resolving their cases

Area Fire Marshals and Surrounding Cities Enact Burn Restrictions

June 4 at 4:01 p.m. - Burn restrictions go into effect, Friday, June 4, 2021

Splash Pad Update 6/4

June 4 at 2:39 p.m. - Now open: splash pads at Audubon, Merkel, Friendship, Pacific, and Riverfront park!

The Friends of Manito Art Festival 2021 - save the date

June 4 at 2:11 p.m. - Meet local artists, browse their wares, and support Spokane's creative community in iconic Manito Park on July 31!

Manito Spring Plant Sale 2021

June 4 at 10:40 a.m. - Manito's Spring Plant Sale returns, June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12. Reservations required as part of COVID protocols.

Fundamental Shift Maximizing Homelessness Resources

June 3 at 2:21 p.m. - Year-round provider, Bridge Housing programs add to regional system resources

City Provides Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

June 3 at 2:14 p.m. - For 2020, the City met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water quality standards. See the 2020 report.

Suspect Arrested After Breaking into Convention Center

June 3 at 2:07 p.m. - Suspect arrested after breaking into downtown Convention Center and barricading himself in a bathroom

New Art at People’s Park Salutes Native American Ingenuity

June 2 at 8:02 p.m. - Completion nears on "Convergence" at People’s Park with sandblasting of 16 pictographs created by tribal youth from the Wellpinit School District.

Splash Pad Update

June 2 at 2:22 p.m. - An update on splash pads opening in 2021

City Launches Rent Assistance Program for Those Affected By COVID-19

June 1 at 2:55 p.m. - Partner agencies will deploy $6 million in U.S. Treasury funds

City Council Adopts Ordinance to Support Vaccination Clinics with SFD

June 1 at 2:46 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department will provide a series of pop-up vaccination clinics at neighborhood fire stations throughout the City of Spokane.

May

SPD seeking public's assistance regarding possible luring incident

May 30 at 9:53 p.m. - A male approached a juvenile female in Spokane's Nevawood neighborhood

Fatal collision shuts down Hwy 2

May 30 at 2:02 a.m. - Two people are deceased, and two more were transported to the hospital via ambulance

SPOKANE PARKS RESTAURANT LOCATIONS REOPEN FOR THE SEASON

May 28 at 1:57 p.m. - Lancer Hospitality named the exclusive food and beverage partner for Spokane Parks & Recreation

Flags At Half-Staff

May 27 at 4:09 p.m. - Shooting in San Jose, CA and Memorial Day

Mayor, Council Ask Citizens To Take Steps To Reduce Water Usage

May 27 at 2:50 p.m. - Response needed because of drought advisory issued for much of the state

Indian Hills Residence Fire

May 26 at 2:24 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Fire District 9, responded to the 5600 Block of West Nadine Court on a report of a possible house fire.

Business Owner Catches Burglar on Surveillance Footage

May 26 at 2:08 p.m. - Business owner views burglar on property via cell phone surveillance footage, SPD Officers respond and arrest 16 time felon

I-90 Collision

May 26 at 2:04 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a vehicle extrication on I-90 at Lincoln Street.

SPD Seeking Public's Help

May 26 at 2 p.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s help identifying arson suspect

North Side Apartment Fire

May 26 at 1:59 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Fire District 9 responded to an apartment fire at the 4000 block of West Rowan Avenue.

SPD Arrests Suspect in Yesterday's Shooting At Cataldo and Madelia

May 25 at 2:57 p.m. - Suspect with multiple felony convictions arrested in DV shooting

Shooting, Assault, Collision

May 25 at 2:55 p.m. - Back to back incidents including a shooting that shut down a local school keep SPD officers running

City Closures Planned For Memorial Day

May 24 at 12:16 p.m. - Riverfront Park attractions and City golf courses are open

Second Degree Robbery Arrest

May 21 at 5:25 p.m. - Alert employee of a local business calls 911 for help during an in progress Robbery

Larger Recycling Carts Coming In June for Those Who Need More Room

May 21 at 1:22 p.m. - Changes are part of the switch to every other week recycling

SPD Arrests Burglary Suspect

May 19 at 5:02 p.m. - SPD arrests burglary suspect responsible for multiple calls for service.

Drop-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Riverfront Friday with MultiCare

May 19 at 11:39 a.m. - MultiCare is partnering with Riverfront to provide a drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic during the grand opening of the North Bank Friday, May 21.

Domestic Violence Arrest

May 18 at 5:23 p.m. - SPD charges suspect with three felonies as a result of a Domestic Violence investigation

South Hill Apartment Fire with Civilian Rescues

May 18 at 5:21 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to an apartment fire at 814 South Lincoln Street on Spokane's lower South Hill.

Road Rage Shooting

May 17 at 4:39 p.m. - Woman shot and killed in North Spokane after apparent road rage incident

Spokane Police Downtown Precinct Arrests

May 17 at 4:36 p.m. - DTP officers make two felony arrests solving several crimes, develop an arson suspect, and recover a stolen bike, all within a span of about an hour.

North Side Residence Fire

May 17 at 4:31 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 6000 block of North Oak Street.

South Hill Residence Fire

May 17 at 4:28 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a house on fire in the 400 block of West 23rd Avenue.

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 14 at 5:43 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

Goats Employed to Aid in Fire Prevention at City Parks

May 13 at 3:35 p.m. - Starting Friday, May 14, 2021, about 200 goats will be on the job to help reduce fire risk at three of Spokane’s natural park lands.

SPD currently investigating auto vs ped at Riverside and Stevens

May 12 at 5:30 p.m. - One person has been seriously injured in a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian at Riverside and Stevens.

Domestic Violence Unit Update

May 12 at 4:55 p.m. - Two recent domestic violence cases highlight the continued work of The Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Team

City Housing Action Plan Draft Ready For Review

May 12 at 4:41 p.m. - Public information and comment opportunities are coming up.

Argument Leads To Shooting

May 12 at 4:36 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting with a victim that took place in the 1800 block of E Marshall around 7:30 PM.

Drop-in, Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Riverfront Today, Friday

May 12 at 1:07 p.m. - Riverfront Park and the City of Spokane are partnering with Safeway/Albertsons and the WA DOH to provide two drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Two injured in North Spokane Shooting

May 10 at 10:01 p.m. - Over two dozen rounds were fired as multiple individuals exchanged gunfire near the intersection of Colton St and Wedgewood Ave

City to Receive Federal COVID Relief Funding

May 10 at 3:55 p.m. - Nearly $81 million in U.S. Treasury funds arriving in two installments

Spokane Flag Commission Announces New Flag Election Results

May 10 at 12:50 p.m. - The Spokane Flag Commission is excited to announce that Derek Landers’ design has been selected by the public as the new official Spokane city flag!

Domestic Violence Arrest

May 10 at 12:48 p.m. - Firearm discharged during domestic violence incident in North Spokane

Alert Citizen Helps Catch an Arsonist

May 10 at 12:45 p.m. - Alert citizens help SPD quickly arrest arsonist near TJ Meenach Bridge

Riverfront Ice Age Floods Playground & North Bank Open May 21

May 6 at 1:52 p.m. - Riverfront’s Ice Age Floods playground and additional amenities will open to the public on Friday, May 21, 2021 at noon.

Silver Alert North Spokane

May 5 at 12:10 p.m. - Mr. Mann has been located.

Parade Planned to Thank Healthcare Workers, First Responders

May 4 at 5:58 p.m. - The City of Spokane first responders are hosting an appreciation parade on Friday, May 14.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with History & Culture at Riverfront Market

May 4 at 10:51 a.m. - Riverfront is partnering with the Hispanic Business & Professional Association of Spokane to host a Mexican cultural exhibit on Cinco de Mayo.

Pre-season Lap Swim, Swim Lesson Update 2021

May 3 at 2:21 p.m. - Pre-season adult lap swim at Witter opens May 10 (reservations required), swim lesson registration now open.

April

Road Racing Emphasis Patrol

April 30 at 3:19 p.m. - SPD and regional partners put the brakes on road racing in North Spokane with a driving emphasis patrol

SPD Seeking Public's Help

April 30 at 3:16 p.m. - SPD is seeking the help of the public in identifying multiple suspects responsible for defacing a downtown mural

Downtown Officers Quickly Apprehend Robbery Suspect

April 30 at 3:11 p.m. - On April 26, 2021, downtown officers were patrolling the 100 block S. Division Street, as that area is a hot spot for criminal activity.

SPD investigating Northeast Spokane shooting incident

April 30 at 3:39 a.m. - One person was seriously injured in a shooting incident near Northtown Mall

Spokane City Council Takes Action on Climate Change

April 28 at 4:43 p.m. - Over 40 volunteers donated upwards of 5000 hours to draft a Sustainability Action Plan for Spokane

Downtown Natural Gas Leak

April 28 at 4:41 p.m. - Before midnight on Tuesday, SFD was dispatched to 800 W Spokane Falls Blvd for a hazardous materials incident involving a natural gas leak.

Elderly Couple Victims of Burglary and Assault

April 27 at 5:12 p.m. - Elderly couple in upper 80’s and early 90’s burglarized and assaulted by suspect in multi night crime spree.

Food Drive at Riverfront Spring Market Wednesday

April 27 at 11:16 a.m. - Second Harvest will be onsite at Wednesday’s Riverfront Market to collect food donations, share nutrition resources and healthy recipes.

Capital Budget Includes Funding For Priority Projects

April 26 at 6:53 p.m. - Washington lawmakers passed a $59.2 billion two-year budget with major priority to help with COVID costs such as rental assistance and childcare needs

Critical Need for Lifeguards & Swim Instructors This Summer

April 26 at 1:50 p.m. - The City plans to open all six aquatic centers this year, but one barrier is standing in the way – finding enough lifeguards and swim instructors.

Police Activities League Boxing

April 23 at 4:19 p.m. - Community partners help offer up a one-two punch with police and area youth

New Street Trees to be Planted Friday as Part of SpoCanopy

April 22 at 5:11 p.m. - 25 new street trees will be planted in the West Central neighborhood on Friday, April 23 as part of SpoCanopy’s goals for increased tree canopy cover.

Recruitment Underway For Civil Rights Position

April 22 at 2:41 p.m. - Human rights leaders show support for position focus

SPD Duty to Intervene Policy

April 22 at 2:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Department’s Duty to Intercede policy already includes most portions of proposed Senate Bill 5066

What's Your Week?

April 22 at 2:37 p.m. - City launches online tool for residents to identify their recycling week

Riverfront Park Redevelopment - Spring 2021 Update

April 21 at 4:05 p.m. - The North Bank, Ice Age Floods Playground, wheels park, Hooptown USA court, Roskelley Performance Climbing Boulder, parking & more - opening late May!

Flags Remain Lowered For Former Vice President Walter Mondale

April 21 at 11:19 a.m. - Flags will remain lowered until his interment

Message to the Community on the Chauvin Trial

April 20 at 6:19 p.m. - Mayor Nadine Woodward, Councilmember Lori Kinnear, who chairs the Public Safety Committee, and Police Chief Craig Meidl release statement.

Organic land management demo begins in May at Chief Garry Park

April 20 at 2:56 p.m. - Organic land management demonstration at Chief Garry Park through a collaboration with Beyond Pesticides, Natural Grocers, & City Council.

Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Increased Crisis Calls

April 19 at 2:27 p.m. - March crisis calls up significantly, intervention efforts making for best possible outcomes

Shadle Park House Fire

April 19 at 2:24 p.m. - SFD responds to the 4300 Block of North Maple Street on a report of a possible house fire.

State Auditor Makes Four Findings in CHHS Review

April 19 at 12:32 p.m. - Woodward reported employee concerns to agency and requested review

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Indy

April 19 at 10:38 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, April 20

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

April 19 at 9:09 a.m. - A Spokane Police officer was involved in an OIS incident on April 17. The officer fired his service weapons at an armed vehicle prowling suspect.

Spokane Police are asking for help finding a missing 11 year old girl.

April 16 at 6:47 p.m. - Update: The Spokane Police Department has located Janisa Collier, 11.

Man Shot During Home Invasion

April 15 at 11:22 a.m. - A man was taken to the hospital for a potentially life-threatening injury after being shot during a home invasion robbery near SFCC

Man Stabs Sibling during an Argument

April 15 at 10:47 a.m. - Two family members engaged in a domestic violence argument over alleged stolen property, one brother goes to the hospital and one goes to jail

Convicted Felon Goes On Tire Slashing Spree

April 14 at 5:20 p.m. - Convicted felon goes on tire slashing spree leaving victims with hundreds of dollars of damage to deal with

Comstock Park Reopens Today

April 14 at 10:01 a.m. - Comstock Park officially reopens today, as clean-up from the January windstorm is substantially complete.

Church Fire

April 14 at 8:02 a.m. - SFD and automatic aid agency Spokane Fire District 9 responded to the 2900 Block of East Olympic Avenue on a possible structure fire.

Survey Will Focus On Fish Lake Trail Connection to Centennial Trail

April 13 at 4:32 p.m. - The City will conduct an online public survey to gather feedback on two proposed alignments to connect the Fish Lake Trail to the Centennial Trail.

Beware Of a Phone Scam Where the Caller Claims To Be Law Enforcement

April 13 at 4:03 p.m. - Beware of a phone scam where the caller claims to be Law Enforcement and asks you to purchase gift cards and provide the card numbers to the caller.

Riverfront Park’s North Suspension Bridge Reconstruction Begins in May

April 13 at 11:03 a.m. - Reconstruction of the north suspension pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park will begin in May, and re-open to the public in winter/spring 2022.

Apartment Fire

April 12 at 4:15 p.m. - SFD responded to Mission Avenue and Washington Street for a 911 report of smoke visible in a large building.

Major Crimes Unit Investigates a Death and Serious Assault

April 12 at 4:12 p.m. - Update: Suspect in North Spokane Homicide booked for 2nd Degree Murder and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

Teams Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Upstream

April 8 at 2:59 p.m. - Disabled and homebound CARES Clients received COVID-19 vaccine over the past two days by the Spokane Fire Department's Integrated Medical Division.

City Launches 2021 Construction Season

April 8 at 1:14 p.m. - Economic recovery work and East Sprague upgrades continue

SPD Investigating a Robbery

April 8 at 12:13 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating the robbery of a guest at a hotel in the 9600 block of North Newport Hwy.

Duplex Structure Fire

April 8 at 12:09 p.m. - April 7, at approximately 7:40 pm, SFD responded to the area of East Princeton Avenue /North Division Street to a 911 report of a house on fire.

Spokane Parks Windstorm Restoration Plans Underway

April 7 at 7:34 p.m. - Parks & Recreation is working with The Lands Council to mitigate damage to our urban tree canopy from the Jan. 13, 2021 windstorm.

Stolen Bikes Recovered

April 7 at 8:08 a.m. - High-end bikes stolen but quickly located by Downtown Precinct officers.

Flags to Remain Lowered For Congressman Alcee Hastings

April 6 at 3:03 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, April 7

Virtual Spring Compost Fair Planned

April 6 at 2:06 p.m. - Discover the benefits of home composting at the annual Spring Compost Fair sponsored

East Spokane House Fire

April 6 at 2:04 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1900 Block of East Sharp to a 911 report of smoke and fire emanating from the second floor of a residence.

Be a Good Teammate for GU and Spokane

April 5 at 3:05 p.m. - City and GU leaders urge health and safety

Tree Trimmer Rescue

April 5 at 9:07 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to the area of Rockwood and Helena Ct on a report of a tree trimmer injured approximately 75 feet up in a tree.

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Victims of the Attack at the Capitol

April 5 at 9:01 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, April 6

SPD Emphasis for GU Game

April 2 at 3:34 p.m. - SPD and Gonzaga University Security work together to ensure safe and lawful celebrations surrounding Saturday’s NCAA game

Voting to Begin for New Spokane Flag on April 5th

April 2 at 10:04 a.m. - The Spokane Flag Commission is excited to announce that voting will open for the final binding vote on the new Spokane Flag on Monday, April 5!

March

Area Fire Departments Seeing an Increase in Calls for Illegal Burning

March 31 at 3:58 p.m. - Fire protection agencies and the local air quality agency are asking our community to review and follow outdoor burning rules.

Automobile/Pedestrian Collision

March 30 at 4:18 p.m. - An automobile/pedestrian collision sent an elderly man to the hospital for a head injury.

Parks & Recreation Safely Offers Taste of Normalcy with Spring Program

March 29 at 5:41 p.m. - This spring, with revised protocols, we are safely offering the most robust assortment of recreation opportunities in over a year.

When the power's out, everybody stops

March 28 at 3:27 p.m. - City of Spokane Street crews are starting to receive reports of traffic signals being without power.

St. Charles Church Fire Suspect

March 25 at 3:28 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a man in connection with last week’s fire at a north Spokane church

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Friday, March 26, 2021

March 24 at 6:50 p.m. - Indian Canyon golf course will open for the season on Friday, March 26.

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Boulder

March 24 at 8:53 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, March 27

SPD uses less-lethal tools to take violent suspect into custody

March 23 at 11:24 p.m. - SPD utilized less-lethal tools to take an armed suspect into custody in downtown Spokane

SPD Responds to Man in Crisis

March 23 at 4:21 p.m. - SPD officer calmly talks down a suicidal/delusional man and gets him the help he needs even after the man assaulted the officer

Hillyard House Fire

March 23 at 12:14 p.m. - Tuesday, March 23, at approximately midnight, SFD responded to the 2300 E block of Central Avenue on a report of a possible house fire.

Mayor Names Perkins City Administrator

March 23 at 11:56 a.m. - Perkins to start April 12 wrapping up nationwide search

Spokane City Council Members to Host Women in Leadership Discussion

March 22 at 10:19 a.m. - In honor of Women’s History Month

Broad St Apartment Fire

March 19 at 10:52 a.m. - Thursday, March 18, units from the Spokane Fire Department were dispatched to 3000 block of E Broad St for an apartment fire.

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Atlanta

March 19 at 8:49 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, March 22

Second Alarm Early Morning Church and School Fire

March 18 at 4:15 p.m. - SFD and SPD respond to a fire at St Charles Catholic Church.

Manito Park Koi Pond Conservation Project Begins March 2021

March 17 at 11:52 a.m. - Koi Pond in Manito will undergo water conservation project to improve pond quality, save 16 – 18 millions of gallons of water annually

Trent DUI Crash

March 17 at 11:41 a.m. - Officers responded to a reckless driver call in the East Central neighborhood in which the driver was possibly armed.

Council Member Kate Burke To Host Endometriosis Awareness Event

March 16 at 4:52 p.m. - Council Member Kate Burke to host Endometriosis Awareness Event in honor of Women's History Month

SPD Investigating fatal collision in East Spokane

March 16 at 5:18 a.m. - One person was pronounced deceased at the scene, while another was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries

West Dalton Residential Structure Fire

March 15 at 9:28 a.m. - Friday, March 12, units from SFD were dispatched to 1225 W Dalton for a residential structure fire.

SFD Daylight Savings Reminder- Change Your Clock. Check Your Alarm.

March 15 at 9:24 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department reminds community members to check their smoke and CO alarms when we spring forward this Sunday.

Kidnapping Scam

March 12 at 4:59 p.m. - Recently there has been an increase in “kidnapping scams” in the Spokane area. SPD wants the public to be aware of these scams and to report them.

SFD Selected To Participate In National Grade School Safety Program

March 11 at 11:42 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is one of five local teams throughout the State of Washington participating in the two year FEMA grant funded program.

Hamilton Corridor Work To Resume on Monday, March 15

March 11 at 11:08 a.m. - Other work also is slated for Hamilton corridor this year

National League of Cities 2021 Leadership in Community Program

March 10 at 3:32 p.m. - Spokane is one of eight cities to be awarded in this program and will receive $10,000 in direct financial support.

SIIR Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

March 10 at 3:20 p.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team is investigating an Officer Involved Shooting that took place on March 7, around 7pm in Chattaroy.

West Spofford Residential Structure Fire

March 10 at 2:20 p.m. - Wednesday SFD was dispatched to the 700 block of West Spofford Avenue for a residential structure fire.

Spring Activities Begin at Riverfront Park

March 10 at 11:18 a.m. - Spring 2021 activities at Riverfront include an outdoor market, health and fitness programs, and an interactive kid’s puzzle exploring downtown

Mayor Appoints Feist to Public Works Director

March 9 at 2:54 p.m. - Feist to replace Simmons, who accepted county chief executive position

Downriver Golf Course opens Wednesday, Esmeralda opens Friday

March 9 at 1:10 p.m. - Two more Spokane golf courses are opening this week – Downriver opens Wednesday, March 10, 2021 and Esmeralda opens Friday, March 12, 2021.

Late Morning South Hill Apartment Fire

March 8 at 3:10 p.m. - Sunday, March 7, SFD and Fire District 8 were dispatched to the 3100 block of East 37th Avenue for an apartment building on fire.

DV suspect hiding in wall can’t evade arrest

March 5 at 4:19 a.m. - 11-time convicted felon is found hiding in wall after multiple-hour standoff

Spokane Police Respond To Reports of a Shooting in Browne's Addition

March 4 at 3:48 p.m. - Two reports, of a female being shot lead police to Browne’s Addition where the victim was located and transported to a hospital for treatment.

Public Is Invited To Review Downtown Plan Update

March 3 at 3:18 p.m. - Public has opportunity to give feedback on recommendations

Police Strategies LLC Report on SPD Police Interaction

March 3 at 11 a.m. - Police Strategies LLC commissioned for a study on SPD relations with community around gender, age, and race.

West Weile Residential Structure Fire

March 3 at 10:49 a.m. - SFD and an auto aid engine company from Fire District 9 were dispatched to the 2100 block of West Weile Avenue for a residential structure fire.

Residential Fire and Rescue on Spokane's South Hill

March 3 at 10:47 a.m. - SFD and a District 8 Engine Company were dispatched to the 3400 block of East 28th Avenue for a residence on fire.

Spokane Police are asking the public for help to find a missing 13yo

March 3 at 1:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate, Mary Cady-Kahlow, 13.

The Creek at Qualchan golf course opens Thursday, March 4, 2021

March 2 at 1:54 p.m. - The Creek at Qualchan opens March 4, with permanent greens and carts allowed. For tee times, please call 448-9317.

City Council Votes Unanimously On Spokane Police Guild Contract

March 2 at 8:26 a.m. - City Council voted to approve the 5-year Spokane Police Guild contract that adheres to City Charter requirements for independent police oversight.

The Selection of a New Flag for Spokane Enters the Final Stretch

March 1 at 4:48 p.m. - The Spokane Flag Commission has selected 12 finalists to advance to a binding vote of the public.

SPD Would Like the Community's Assistance Identifying a Burglar

March 1 at 2:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Department would like assistance from the community to identify a burglar.

Spokane Municipal Court Closure

March 1 at 8:46 a.m. - Spokane Municipal Court will be closed March 4 & 5

Shooting On 1700 E. Lincoln Rd.

March 1 at 8:43 a.m. - Officers responded to a shooting call in North Spokane. No victims were shot but suffered injuries to their faces from being pistol whipped.

February

Looff Carrousel to Reopen in Riverfront Park March 1, 2021

Feb. 25 at 5:24 p.m. - Riverfront Park is excited to announce the Looff Carrousel will reopen Monday, March 1, 2021 under Phase 2 guidelines.

Spokane Cultural Days

Feb. 25 at 2:02 p.m. - Council Member Wilkerson along with community partners join to celebrate Spokane Cultural Days

City to Resume Curbside Yard & Food Waste Service on Monday, March 1

Feb. 25 at 8:24 a.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, March 1. The optional service runs from March through November.

Man Arrested After Assaulting and Strangling Woman

Feb. 24 at 2:40 p.m. - Suspect assaults and strangles victim before shooting out a window of her residence and fleeing the scene.

Arrest Made In Alleged Burglary and Drive by Shooting

Feb. 24 at 2:35 p.m. - Two adults and a juvenile were arrested early this morning after an alleged burglary and drive by shooting.

SPD Looking At High Number of Shootings

Feb. 23 at 4:28 p.m. - Drive-by shootings on the increase in Spokane, SPD working cases diligently, seeking assistance from witnesses and the community

Celebrating Black History Month

Feb. 23 at 8:23 a.m. - Recognizing Black Women in Leadership

Remembering the 500,000 Americans Lost To COVID-19

Feb. 22 at 5:12 p.m. - City flags at half-staff through Feb. 26

Catalytic Converter Theft

Feb. 22 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD officers arrest a suspect for stealing a catalytic converter just hours after the theft was completed.

Shelter System Continues To Adjust For Need

Feb. 22 at 8:33 a.m. - Rising temperatures, space availability, sustainability of contract support factors

Drive-by Shooting ID request

Feb. 19 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD is asking the public for assistance with information in a drive-by shooting last night

Behavioral Health Unit 2020 Impact

Feb. 19 at 4:38 p.m. - BHU responds to thousands of people in crisis providing the best possible outcomes during a very challenging year for people with mental health issues

Hoopfest + Parks & Rec offer first outdoor basketball league

Feb. 19 at 3:39 p.m. - The Spokane Hoopfest Association and Spokane Parks & Recreation are partnering to present the City’s first Hooptown USA Outdoor League this spring.

Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts

Feb. 18 at 3:22 p.m. - SPD would like the community to be aware of an increase of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in the city.

City Crews Complete Full-City Plow Overnight

Feb. 18 at 7:28 a.m. - The City of Spokane completed work in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 18, on the Full-City Plow initiated on Monday, Feb. 15.

City Launching a Full-City Plow

Feb. 15 at 11:10 a.m. - The City of Spokane will launch a Full-City Plow today. City crews will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until all the streets are plowed.

COVID Shelter Strategy Creates Extra Room

Feb. 15 at 8:37 a.m. - Few exposure responses, no deaths reported among homeless population

Residential Fire

Feb. 15 at 8:34 a.m. - SFD crews were dispatched to a report of a structure fire on W. Gardner Ave. The caller reported flames coming from the front of the home.

Male carjacks female minutes after he is released from jail

Feb. 14 at 3:53 a.m. - SPD arrests male for carjacking committed minutes after he was released from jail

Missing Elderly Female

Feb. 12 at 5:41 p.m. - Donna has been located!

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 12 at 5:38 p.m. - Jung Kang has been located.

COVID-19 update for Parks & Recreation: February 12, 2021

Feb. 12 at 4:58 p.m. - What the move to Phase 2 means for City of Spokane Parks & Recreation

Shelter Services Adjust For Those Experiencing Homelessness

Feb. 12 at 4:16 p.m. - Shelter system activates additional resources with COVID protocols

City, Police Guild Reach Tentative Agreement

Feb. 12 at 3:48 p.m. - 5-year contract must be voted on by Guild membership, Council

Missing Juvenile Girl

Feb. 11 at 3:37 p.m. - SPD needs your help in locating a missing juvenile girl who is possibly in need of her medication. She was last seen early Thursday morning.

SPD Arrests Three Subjects For Gonzaga University Area Burglaries

Feb. 10 at 3:06 p.m. - The Patrol Anti-Crime Team has arrested three subjects for nine of the eleven Gonzaga University area burglaries during their winter break.

Public Meeting To Focus on Transportation Needs Near 37th & Ray

Feb. 10 at 8:41 a.m. - The City will host an online meeting to discuss options to address transportation needs near 37th & Ray, 37th & Freya and Ferris High School.

City Recognizes Local Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

Feb. 9 at 11:53 a.m. - The City of Spokane today is recognizing five organizations that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

SPD Arrest Suspect After He Flees From a Routine Traffic Stop

Feb. 9 at 11:08 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect after he flees from a routine traffic stop – leaving a trail of drugs and a gun.

Spokane City & County Awarded $700,000 by MacArthur Foundation

Feb. 9 at 10:51 a.m. - New Funding Will Help Support Initiatives Aimed at Safely Reducing Spokane County’s Jail Population and Advancing Racial Equity

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

Feb. 9 at 9:04 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

Services Are Available For Those Experiencing Homelessness during Cold

Feb. 9 at 8:13 a.m. - Shelter system activates additional resources with COVID protocols

SPD Investigating a Crime of Malicious Harassment

Feb. 8 at 3:37 p.m. - SPD makes an arrest in the vandalism of Temple Beth Shalom in south Spokane, suspect is charged with a hate crime.

Warming Center Patrons Receiving First Round of COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb. 8 at 8:43 a.m. - Collaboration with SRHD streamlines distribution for high-risk population

Stabbing in Garland District results in life-threatening injuries

Feb. 5 at 10:12 p.m. - An adult male victim suffered multiple stab wounds after an argument, and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 4 at 1:47 p.m. - Ronald Kovach has been located and is safe!

Juvenile Shooting Suspect Arrested

Feb. 3 at 3:28 p.m. - SPD arrested a juvenile shooting suspect after surveillance video contradicted his statement claiming he had been the victim.

Three SPD Officers Sent To Hospital for Suspected Fentanyl Exposure

Feb. 3 at 3:23 p.m. - A suspected Fentanyl exposure sends three Spokane Police Officers to the hospital for treatment.

January

Assistance sought locating missing 11-year-old

Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. - Andreus Thorson was last seen in the area of 1200 W Westview Ct in Northeast Spokane on 01-29-21 around 7:30PM.

Stolen Handgun

Jan. 29 at 5:13 p.m. - SPD arrests a vehicle prowling suspect for stealing a firearm from a vehicle, after SPD recovers surveillance footage of him breaking into the car.

SPD Officers Test E-Bikes

Jan. 29 at 11:37 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers test E-bikes while patrolling downtown Spokane.

Connecting During COVID

Jan. 29 at 11:34 a.m. - SFD Launches Virtual Fire Safety Program for Preschools and Families

Residential Fire

Jan. 27 at 12:16 p.m. - Tuesday, SFD and a District 1 Engine Company, through automatic aid, were dispatched to the 2400 block of East 5th Avenue for a residence on fire.

SPD makes arrest after thief leaves mail in recovered stolen vehicle.

Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. - On January 25th, 2021 around 2:00PM SPD was dispatched to the 2300 block of E. Rich Ave. in reference to the recovery of stolen property.

Learn More About Likely Route to Connect Fish Lake & Centennial Trails

Jan. 25 at 10:25 a.m. - The City of Spokane will share information from its evaluation of routes to connect the popular Fish Lake Trail to the Centennial Trail.

A Message from the Spokane Police Chief

Jan. 19 at 7:57 a.m. - A message from City of Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding the upcoming inauguration and potential unrest

Burglary Arrest

Jan. 19 at 7:55 a.m. - Officers investigated an attempted residential burglary in north Spokane on Sunday and eventually arrested and booked two suspects into jail.

K-9 Incidents

Jan. 19 at 7:53 a.m. - Officers utilize their K-9’s, two nights in a row to end potentially dangerous situations, highlighting the importance of a well trained K-9 program.

South Hill Garage Fire

Jan. 19 at 7:48 a.m. - SFD and Fire District 8, were dispatched to the 1800 block of East 18th Avenue for a report of a fire in an attached garage underneath a house.

Mayor Appoints O’Sullivan to Municipal Court

Jan. 15 at 11:04 a.m. - Accomplished O’Sullivan has served in all court capacities

South Hill House Fire

Jan. 15 at 11:02 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 600 block of West 20th Avenue for multiple reports of a one and a half story home with its back porch on fire.

Deputy Fire Marshal Near Miss

Jan. 15 at 10:59 a.m. - Deputy Fire Marshal's vehicle crushed by Ponderosa Pine tree while he occupied the driver's seat. He was uninjured and able to walk away.

First Responder Vaccination Clinic

Jan. 15 at 10:54 a.m. - Spokane County's First Responders finished its mission, with the last vaccination occurring Thursday, Jan. 14

Residential Basement Fire

Jan. 15 at 10:48 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 700 block of South Lincoln Place for a report of a basement fire in an apartment.

Porch Pirate Arrest

Jan. 15 at 10:46 a.m. - Two porch pirates were arrested on Thursday evening after taking a couple packages off of porches and stealing the contents inside.

SPD Cold Case on National TV Program

Jan. 14 at 5:04 p.m. - SPD cold case to be highlighted on national program this weekend

Comstock Park Temporarily Closed While Crews Mitigate Hazards, Damage

Jan. 14 at 4:16 p.m. - Comstock Park on Spokane’s south hill is temporarily closed while work crews assess and mitigate hazards from high winds.

Mayor Declares Emergency to Help Storm Response

Jan. 14 at 12:04 p.m. - Declaration speeds deployment of additional resources to prevent further impact

Early Morning Garage Fire

Jan. 14 at 11:15 a.m. - SFD responded to the 3800 block of East Rich Avenue for a report of a structure fire.

City Dealing With Storm's Aftermath

Jan. 13 at 3:34 p.m. - Watch for dangerous conditions

City Providing Free Disposal of Tree Debris from Storm

Jan. 13 at 2:23 p.m. - Three local transfer stations offering free tree disposal

City Responding To Storm

Jan. 13 at 9:12 a.m. - Public Safety officials ask citizens to stay home if they can

East Sprague Motor Vehicle Accident

Jan. 12 at 4:11 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Sprague for a reported motor vehicle accident.

City Closures Planned For MLK Day

Jan. 12 at 9:18 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

Fatal Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Collision

Jan. 11 at 4:20 p.m. - Fatal vehicle vs pedestrian collision in northeast Spokane

Flags Lowered For Fallen Capitol Police Officers

Jan. 11 at 1:56 p.m. - Flags will remain lowered at half-staff until Jan. 13

Community Invited To Join Judge Candidate Forum

Jan. 9 at 11:43 a.m. - Candidates seeking to fill position vacated by Judge Staab

Partners Establish Young Adult Shelter Plan, Funding

Jan. 9 at 11:23 a.m. - Regional solution includes interim step, identification of long-term location

Human Trafficking Support Signs Placed at Riverfront Park

Jan. 8 at 2:03 p.m. - Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, signs providing resources and support for human trafficking victims will be placed at Riverfront Park.

Logan Fire Child Fatality

Jan. 8 at 12:03 p.m. - SFD is saddened to announce the passing of 4-year-old Michael LeRoy Kane II, the community's first fire fatality of 2021.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 7 at 4:25 p.m. - MLK: 2021 AND BEYOND

SPD Investigating Numerous Burglaries near Gonzaga University's Campus

Jan. 7 at 1:13 p.m. - Several off-campus student residences were broken into and property stolen while they were gone on winter break.

SPD Arrests Suspect for Two Robberies in Downtown Spokane

Jan. 7 at 1:09 p.m. - Patrol officers investigate 2 robberies in downtown Spokane. Officers locate and arrest the 18-year-old suspect about 15 minutes after the incidents.

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 6 at 10:29 a.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response (SIIR) Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting in north Spokane.

Mayor Issues Statement about Healthy Washington

Jan. 5 at 4:15 p.m. - Plan includes positives, hope, and a goal certain

Woman Watches Suspect Ransack Home Through Ring Camera

Jan. 5 at 4:11 p.m. - Burglary victim who watched her home being ransacked via Ring camera calls police and helps identify suspect leading to his arrest.

Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested

Jan. 5 at 4:08 p.m. - A Domestic Violence subject was arrested for felony assault after attacking his girlfriend with an axe. The victim sustained serious injuries.

Early Sunday Morning Logan Fire

Jan. 4 at 9:42 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Illinois for a reported house fire.

Christmas Morning Commercial Fire

Jan. 4 at 9:39 a.m. - A first alarm was dispatched to North Hough Street and East Trent Avenue for a 911 report of a commercial building on fire.

City to Complete Full-City Plow This Evening

Jan. 2 at 3:10 p.m. - The City of Spokane expects to complete work by about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, on the Full-City Plow initiated on Wednesday, Dec. 30.