News Releases for December 2021

Dec. 31

City Extends Temporary Homeless Shelter Services

5:48 p.m. - Short-term emergency center at Convention Center to remain open until Jan. 9

Dec. 30

SPD 2021 Highlights!

4:38 p.m. - 2021 was full of challenges but also bright spots for SPD and we are pleased to highlight a few accomplishments.

City Launches Full-City Plow Dec. 30

11:40 a.m. - Plowing, sanding and deicing in arterials now; work in residential areas to begin this evening.

Dec. 23

Services Are Available For Those Experiencing Homelessness

12:57 p.m. - City Fire will complete wellness checks of vulnerable individuals

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Return to Riverfront Park

10:44 a.m. - The tradition of a fireworks show on New Year’s Eve returns to Riverfront Park this year.

City Water Department Provides Advice To Avoid Frozen Pipes

8:58 a.m. - With temperatures forecast to drop below zero in the days after Christmas, the Water Department is providing some tips to avoid frozen pipes.

Garage Fire Quickly Controlled, House Protected

8:51 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200 Block of East Ermina Avenue for a reported building fire behind the address.

Dec. 22

Missing Vulnerable Adult

1:34 p.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating an elderly male with Alzheimer’s who went missing last night from the 5 mile area.

City Launches Increased Plow Effort, Getting Into Residential Areas

9:08 a.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing continuing in arterials now; maintenance work in residential areas set

Dec. 21

Felony Domestic Violence Suspect Wanted after Standoff

6:20 p.m. - SPD is asking for help locating Trevor Gormley. Probable cause was developed for 2 DV felonies. He should be considered armed & dangerous.

SPD Shoplifting Emphasis

11:58 a.m. - SPD holiday shoplifting emphasis making an impact on retail and property theft

City Offers Christmas Tree Curbside Pickup

10:22 a.m. - Christmas tree pickup is suspended Jan. 6 due to the weather. The service will be extended through Jan. 14.

Dec. 17

SPD Arrests Drunk Driver Who Caused Three Crashes

12:08 p.m. - DUI driver causes multiple collisions on way home from a Christmas party

City Closures Planned For the Holidays

8:54 a.m. - Garbage pickup and curbside recycling on normal schedule

Dec. 16

SPD Homicide Arrest

3:50 p.m. - SPD arrests two additional suspects in homicide from late November.

Dec. 15

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

1:36 p.m. - Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team is investigating an officer involved shooting with Spokane County deputies.

Dec. 14

City Encourages Landlords, Tenants to Apply For Rent Assistance Now

8:56 a.m. - Spokane, partner agencies have deployed $9.3 million in U.S. Treasury, State Commerce funds

Spokane City Council Adopts 2022 Annual City Budget

8:07 a.m. - During Monday night’s Legislative Session City Council voted 6-1 to adopt the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2022.

Mayor Woodward Hires Cerecedes as CHHS Director

8:05 a.m. - Homelessness and transitional housing experience enhance department work

Council Passes Ordinance Establishing Office of Civil Rights

8:03 a.m. - City Council voted unanimously on Ordinance C35159, establishing the City’s first Office of Civil Rights, Equity, and Inclusion (OCREI).

Dec. 13

Unprovoked Shooting Leaves One Dead

5:14 p.m. - Seemingly unprovoked shooting leaves one dead in northwest Spokane

Missing Vulnerable Adult

3:22 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing vulnerable adult

Riverfront Park Water Rescue

12:26 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to Riverfront Park for a water rescue.

Female Arrested After Firing Firearm at Bar Patron

7:39 a.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to Downtown Spokane for the report of a shooting.

Dec. 10

East Fairview Residential Fire

3:24 p.m. - Firefighters quickly and safely mitigated the incident with no injuries or loss of life.

Dec. 7

Spokane and Gonzaga Partner to Help Prepare Neighborhood Leaders

3:30 p.m. - Spokane and Gonzaga University Partner to Help Prepare Neighborhood Leaders

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8:12 a.m. - Flags lowered in honor of Pearl Harbor victims

Dec. 6

Leaf Pickup Planned On Dec. 8 & 9 in Browne's Addition

3:40 p.m. - Vehicles must be moved to accommodate City crews

Celebrating HOME for the Holidays in West Central, Spokane

1:10 p.m. - Habitat’s “Zombie” home transformation celebrates a future homeowner as they accept the keys to their safe, decent, and affordable home.

Flags Lowered For Senator Bob Dole

11:49 a.m. - Flags will be lowered until Thursday

Northside Duplex Fire

11:09 a.m. - Residents of a two-story-duplex called 911, reporting a large volume of smoke coming from the inside of their home.

North Spokane Shooting

7:33 a.m. - North Spokane shooting sends victim to the hospital with life-threating injuries

Pedestrian Stuck By Vehicle and Dragged Two Blocks

7:32 a.m. - Male sent to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle and dragged two city blocks

Dec. 3

Prolific Vehicle Thief Sentenced To Multiple Years in Prison

4:53 p.m. - 23-time convicted felon and prolific Spokane vehicle thief sentenced to multiple years in prison

Parks & Recreation + Partners Bring Holiday Cheer with Festive Events

11:10 a.m. - This 2021 holiday season, Parks & Recreation and partners are offering festive events and activities to bring cheer through the New Year.

Afternoon South Hill Apartment Fire Displaces Family

9 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in an apartment at 5111 South Regal Street.

Dec. 2

SPD Targets Package Theft

4:24 p.m. - SPD is launching a new program to combat package theft just in time for holiday shopping

Child Rape Sentencing

8:16 a.m. - Spokane man sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for child rape