News Releases for March 2021

March 31

Area Fire Departments Seeing an Increase in Calls for Illegal Burning

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

March 30

Automobile/Pedestrian Collision

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

March 29

Parks & Recreation Safely Offers Taste of Normalcy with Spring Program

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

March 28

When the power's out, everybody stops

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

March 25

St. Charles Church Fire Suspect

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

March 24

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Friday, March 26, 2021

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

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

March 23

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

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

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

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

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

March 22

Spokane City Council Members to Host Women in Leadership Discussion

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

March 19

Broad St Apartment Fire

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

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

March 18

Second Alarm Early Morning Church and School Fire

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

March 17

Manito Park Koi Pond Conservation Project Begins March 2021

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

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

March 16

Council Member Kate Burke To Host Endometriosis Awareness Event

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

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

March 15

West Dalton Residential Structure Fire

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.

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

March 12

Kidnapping Scam

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.

March 11

SFD Selected To Participate In National Grade School Safety Program

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

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

March 10

National League of Cities 2021 Leadership in Community Program

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

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

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

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

March 9

Mayor Appoints Feist to Public Works Director

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

Downriver Golf Course opens Wednesday, Esmeralda opens Friday

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.

March 8

Late Morning South Hill Apartment Fire

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.

March 5

DV suspect hiding in wall can’t evade arrest

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

March 4

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

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.

March 3

Public Is Invited To Review Downtown Plan Update

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

Police Strategies LLC Report on SPD Police Interaction

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

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

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

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

March 2

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

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

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.

March 1

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

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

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

Spokane Municipal Court Closure

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

Shooting On 1700 E. Lincoln Rd.

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.