News Releases for April 2022

April 29

Bank Robbery Suspect Charged

1:13 p.m. - SPD arrests bank robbery suspect who used a stolen rental van as a getaway vehicle

April 27

Woodward Announces Health, Safety Initiatives

2:34 p.m. - State of the City Address includes Violent Crimes Task Force formation, homelessness plan update, and plan to move House of Charity

Washington Trust Bank Returns Mute Swans via Sculpture to Manito Park

1:48 p.m. - On May 4, 2022, a sculpture featuring a mated pair of bronze-cast mute swans will be unveiled

Free Arbor Day Activities Saturday at Finch Arboretum 2022

10:44 a.m. - Mark Spokane’s 19th year as a Tree City USA at the Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2022, 11 A.M. – 2 P.M., at Finch Arboretum

April 26

Parks & Recreation in Need of Temporary/Seasonal Staff

3:49 p.m. - Parks & Recreation is on the last big push to round out the seasonal workforce.

April 25

Compost Fair Is Back Saturday, April 30

8:29 a.m. - Spokane County participants to receive free compost bin

April 22

North Side Travel Trailer Fire

5:08 p.m. - Just after midnight on Friday April 22nd, SFD responded to a reported travel trailer fire on the 500 block of East Gordon Ave.

April 21

Request for info regarding vehicle whereabouts

4:55 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Unit (MCU) collision investigators are asking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle whereabouts.

SPD makes another catalytic converter arrest

2:22 p.m. - UPDATE: Police arrest 2nd suspect in a catalytic converter theft in late March, vehicle seized tied to additional catalytic converter thefts

Man Rescued in Hillyard Detached Garage Fire

12:56 p.m. - On Thursday, April 21st, at approximately 07:30 AM, SFD was dispatched to a reported detached garage fire on the 1700 block of East Dalton Ave.

April 20

West Princeton House Fire

8:36 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the 4000 block of West Princeton Ave.

Northside RV Fire Extends to Residence

8:13 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the 4000 block of North Jefferson.

City to Restart Provider Section Process

8:08 a.m. - Conflict of interest and breach of process cause restart for fairness, objectivity

April 19

SPD investigating shooting in the 1600 Block of W Mission Ave.

8:05 p.m. - SPD investigating shooting in the 1600 Block of W Mission Ave.

April 18

Arrest in Property Damage to Local School

9:51 a.m. - Woman arrested after throwing rocks through windows of a high school causing substantial property damage

April 15

SPD Makes Arrest for Catalytic Converter Theft

5:13 p.m. - The arrest of a suspect in a catalytic converter theft today leads to the seizure of 3 vehicles and additional stolen property

South Hill Structure Fire

9:19 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to 1800-block W 7th Ave to investigate an undetermined smoke odor.

April 14

Liberty Park Collaboration Will Renovate Playground, Basketball Court

12:12 p.m. - Seven partners are working together to fully revitalize the playground and basketball court at Liberty Park on the lower south hill.

April 13

Riverfront Offers Open House for Event Organizers

1:52 p.m. - Riverfront is planning an open house for anyone considering hosting an event at the park.

April 12

City Negotiating Lease to Open On-Demand Shelter

1:18 p.m. - Site will add flexible 24-hour shelter space to system

South Hill Building Fire

10:18 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a large building fire at 4511 S Freya Street.

Swiftwater Rescue of Teens Trapped In Vehicle

10:15 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a passenger vehicle that drove at high speed into the Spokane River.

Shooting In North Spokane

10:13 a.m. - Shooting in North Spokane leaves one male deceased

Upriver Vehicle Collision

10:12 a.m. - More Charges for Impaired Driver who Crashed into the River

April 11

Unseasonal Wildland Urban Interface Fire

8:24 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a small brush fire near the intersection of South Russell and Highway 2.

Two Unrelated Shootings in Less Than an Hour

8:21 a.m. - Two unrelated shootings in less than an hour leave four victims, two are deceased

April 8

Flags Lowered For WA Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst

1:23 p.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff

April 7

Hit and Run Injures Two - Suspect Outstanding

4:11 p.m. - Hit and run puts two people in the hospital

Park Tower High Rise Fire, 1 Civilian Rescued

4:03 p.m. - At 12:55 p.m., a first alarm was dispatched to a high-rise fire at 217 W Spokane Falls Boulevard in downtown Spokane.

Railroad Alley, 3rd Alarm Commercial Fire

3:48 p.m. - At 4:22 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a smoke investigation near 2nd Avenue and Monroe Street.

SPD Arrests Suspect for Stealing Credit Cards from Vehicles

1:35 p.m. - SPD arrests prolific thief who purchased thousands of dollars’ worth of goods on credit cards stolen from vehicles

April 5

Riverfront Dog Park Design Community Survey

1:38 p.m. - The community is invited to share their thoughts on what a future dog park in Riverfront Park could look like.

City to Kick-Off 2022 WheelShare Program

9:42 a.m. - Public invited to demo new electric scooters and bikes.

April 4

Flags Lowered For Fallen Officer Dan Rocha

8:22 a.m. - Flags are lowered to half-staff

Drive-By Shooting

8:21 a.m. - Drive-by Shooting in North Central Spokane Sends Juvenile Male to Hospital with Life-threatening Injury