News Releases for May 2022

Yesterday

Woodward, Cathcart Propose Police, Behavior Health Partnership

1:38 p.m. - Program would co-locate police, behavioral health services in former library site

Kardong Pedestrian Bridge Renovation Begins May 23, 2022

11:55 a.m. - Construction begins Monday, May 23 on the Don Kardong pedestrian bridge renovation.

City Council Approves Amended Interim Zoning Ordinance

8:07 a.m. - Action moves the City forward on path for proposed Trent Shelter

May 16

City Begins Installation of New Parking Meters

2:38 p.m. - Upgraded payment devices hit the streets this week.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

11:26 a.m. - Nina has been located. Thank you to all that assisted.

Spokane Police Officers Replace Seven Year Old's Stolen Bicycle

11:22 a.m. - Spokane Police Department officers replace seven year old’s bicycle after it’s taken during robbery

May 12

Remembering the One Million Americans Lost To COVID-19

2:55 p.m. - City flags at half-staff through May 16

City Seeks Proposals for $10M in Affordable Housing Funds

10:32 a.m. - Funding from three sources to help address housing crisis

May 11

Spokane Fire Special Rescue

3:11 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a significant rescue of nine waterfowl from the family Anatidae. (Confused? Did I get your attention yet)?

May 10

Goats Return to Spokane Parks to Aid in Fire Prevention

5:09 p.m. - The program is intended to reduce fire risk in natural areas by reducing brush and tree sapling density.

SFD Investigators Update on Three Recent Fires

10:40 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Investigation unit provides an update for three recent incidents.

Neighbor Helps SPD Arrest Suspect

8:16 a.m. - Good Samaritan assists in arrest of a suspect in a volatile incident where two suspects posed a significant threat to police and community

Emergency Rent Assistance Funds to Become Available for City Residents

8:13 a.m. - Application Process to be Determined

May 9

Early Morning Second Alarm Fire Injures One Occupant

10:08 a.m. - SFD received multiple 911 calls indicating a large house fire in Spokane's Nevada Heights Neighborhood.

Fire Victim Rescued From Residential Fire in Critical Condition

10:06 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a trailer on fire in the San Souci Mobile Home Park.

Early Morning House Fire in Gary Park Neighborhood Displaces Eight

10:03 a.m. - SFD responded to a structure fire in the Garry Park neighborhood.

Technical Rescue Team Called Upon for Weather Event

10:01 a.m. - SFD and SVFD was dispatched to a significant incident indicating multiple reports of persons trapped in house trailers in the Central Mobile Home Park

Critical Neonatal and Pediatric Emergency Care Capability Enhanced

9:56 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department offers new pediatric life-saving tools system-wide

Early Morning Structure Fire

9:51 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure fire reported by a security guard patrolling a row of vacant residences.

May 6

Annual Snapshot of County Homeless Population Reveals 2-Year Increase

11:30 a.m. - Story map to provide context to data

City Re-Starts Shelter Operator Search Process

10:11 a.m. - Independent Group to Review Requests for Proposals

City Adopts Placard System to Indicate Reserved Parking Spaces

10:08 a.m. - New visual notification is next step in renovation of parking system.

City Seeks To Fill Vacancy for Neighborhood Project Advisory Committee

8:30 a.m. - Emerson/Garfield area representative will help prioritize projects.

May 5

Media Release: SFD & Red Cross Partner in National Home Fire Campaign

4:53 p.m. - On May 7, SFD & American Red Cross volunteers will be visiting homes in the Nevada Heights neighborhood installing free smoke & carbon monoxide alarms

Drive-by Shooting Arrest

12 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in a series of drive-by shootings this week

Children Asked to Help Design New Playground at Liberty Park

8:35 a.m. - A children’s design workshop will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Liberty Park Library, from 10 A.M.  – Noon

CM Bingle Files Complaint against Continuum of Care Board Chair

8:11 a.m. - Alleges violations of ethics code through improper actions in shelter process

May 4

Missing Vulnerable Adult

9:07 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for any help from the community to help locate Les Kremer.

May 3

SPD Responds To Multiple Shootings Monday Night

8:42 a.m. - SPD responds to five-reported shootings on Monday night in just under two hours. One of the incidents resulted in a female being shot multiple times.

Two Repeat Offenders Arrested

8:40 a.m. - Two repeat offenders with 21 prior felony convictions each arrested for multiple felonies after being located in a stolen trailer with guns and drugs.

May 2

Northeast Residential Basement Fire

12:59 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential structure fire in the 2600 block of East Sanson Avenue.