News Releases for January 2021

Jan. 15

Mayor Appoints O’Sullivan to Municipal Court

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

South Hill House Fire

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

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

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

Residential Basement Fire

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

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.

Jan. 14

SPD Cold Case on National TV Program

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

Comstock Park Temporarily Closed While Crews Mitigate Hazards, Damage

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

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

Early Morning Garage Fire

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

Jan. 13

City Dealing With Storm's Aftermath

3:34 p.m. - Watch for dangerous conditions

City Providing Free Disposal of Tree Debris from Storm

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

City Responding To Storm

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

Jan. 12

East Sprague Motor Vehicle Accident

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

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

Jan. 11

Fatal Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Collision

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

Flags Lowered For Fallen Capitol Police Officers

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

Jan. 9

Community Invited To Join Judge Candidate Forum

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

Partners Establish Young Adult Shelter Plan, Funding

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

Jan. 8

Human Trafficking Support Signs Placed at Riverfront Park

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

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.

Jan. 7

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

4:25 p.m. - MLK: 2021 AND BEYOND

SPD Investigating Numerous Burglaries near Gonzaga University's Campus

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

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.

Jan. 6

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

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

Jan. 5

Mayor Issues Statement about Healthy Washington

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

Woman Watches Suspect Ransack Home Through Ring Camera

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

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.

Jan. 4

Early Sunday Morning Logan Fire

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

Christmas Morning Commercial Fire

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.

Jan. 2

City to Complete Full-City Plow This Evening

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.