News Releases for January 2023

Jan. 31

Man Convicted of a Second Murder

5 p.m. - Man convicted of a second murder; had previously been convicted of killing ex-wife

Council President Addresses Community Conversations on Police Reform

3:46 p.m. - City Council President Breen Beggs has issued a statement as a response to ongoing Community Conversation on Police Reform.

City Asks Residents for Input on Long-Term Housing Solutions

12:44 p.m. - Everyone’s Housing Journey is Different – Tell Us About Yours

Jan. 30

Quick Stop of an Early Morning Residential Fire

12:27 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of a house on fire in the 500 Block of West Glass Avenue.

SPD Seeking Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

12:26 p.m. - Update: Bryan has been located by SPD and is safe

SPD Conducts Downtown Drug Emphasis

12:23 p.m. - SPD conducts drug enforcement emphasis Downtown, arrests 5

Jan. 27

Spokane listening, learning from Memphis incident

2:24 p.m. - Mayor, police chief looking for lessons for Spokane

Juvenile Arrested for Carrying BB Gun On School Grounds

2:14 p.m. - Juvenile arrested for carrying BB gun on school grounds

SPD Seeking Help Identifying Suspect

1:39 p.m. - SPD asking for public’s assistance in identifying suspect who abandoned guns and drugs in stolen vehicle

Jan. 25

Riverfront Park Debuts New Looff Carrousel Ring Toss, 50% off Jan. 27

5:33 p.m. - Riverfront guests are invited to try out a colorful new interactive carrousel ring toss, designed and donated by local software firm IntelliTect.

Hiring Open House This Saturday

1:49 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is holding a Hiring Open House on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Jan. 24

Civilians Rescued from Vehicle vs. House Collision

11:38 a.m. - Around 11:56 PM, January 23, 2023, SFD responded to the 7100 Block of North Fleming Street to a 911 report of a collision involving a vehicle

SPD responds to three violent assaults within hours of each other

11:03 a.m. - On January 22, 2023, at about 4:00 pm, Downtown officers investigated a stabbing which occurred in the 900 block of W. Main Ave

Jan. 23

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Monterey Park Shooting Victims

1:37 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, Jan. 26

Air 1 Assists SPD in the Arrest of a Convicted Felon

8:24 a.m. - The Spokane Regional Air Support Unit assists SPD in arresting a driver who fled from police

Council Members Voting To Defer Landlord-Tenant Ordinance

8:13 a.m. - The Landlord-Tenant Ordinance 36330 has been deferred until February.

Attached Garage Fire Prevented from Damaging Home

8:09 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 6600 Block of North Victor Street to a 911 call reporting a garage on fire.

SPD's Major Crimes Unit Investigating a Possible Murder-Suicide

8:07 a.m. - Medical call leads to SPD’s Major Crimes Unit investigating a possible murder-suicide

Jan. 20

Flags Lowered For Fire Captain Charles Cate

5:06 p.m. - Flags lowered to half-staff

SPD's Violent Crimes Task Force Arrests Two Suspects

1:27 p.m. - SPD’s Violent Crimes Task Force seizes a large amount of drugs and money with the arrest of two suspects

Jan. 17

Woodward Appoints Office of Neighborhood Services Director

11:58 a.m. - City Council expected to consider confirmation Jan. 23

Firefighters Quickly Stop House Fire in Shadle Neighborhood

9:40 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a reported house on fire in the 4800 Block of North Adams Street.

Destruction Prevented from Fire in Vinegar Flats Neighborhood

9:39 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a citizen report of a structure on fire at 2116 South Inland Empire Way.

Jan. 13

Spokane Police Department Arrests Father for Daughter's Death

11:33 a.m. - SPD arrests father for daughter’s death

Jan. 12

Snapshot Count of Homeless Set for Jan. 24-29

12:48 p.m. - Volunteers needed for program that generates homeless services funds

Jan. 11

SPD Makes Arrest in July Homicide

4:45 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in July homicide

Jan. 10

City Closures Planned For MLK Jr. Day

9:49 a.m. - Garbage and recycling pickup on normal schedule

Woodward Hires Moss as Human Resources Director

7:52 a.m. - Moss brings private, public experience, scheduled to start in February

Council Votes In Favor Of Resolution 2023-0001

7:51 a.m. - Council votes in favor of resolution establishing a process for leasing the former East Central Library and continuing neighborhood police precinct.

Jan. 9

Community Invited to Rental Housing Town Hall

4:47 p.m. - Listening session scheduled from 5-7 pm Tuesday

No Injuries, Evening Apartment Fire

8:08 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a commercial structure fire at 1724 West 8th Avenue on Spokane's Lower South Hill.

Jan. 5

SPD Arrests Man Who Randomly Attacked People Around Spokane

4:41 p.m. - SPD arrests man who attacked 6 people in seemingly unprovoked, random assaults

City Applies $5.1 Million To Utility Customers

1:33 p.m. - First round of funding relief will appear on accounts impacted by pandemic.

Jan. 4

SPD Seeking Public's Help To Identify Bank Robber

5 p.m. - SPD seeking public’s help to identify bank robber

Potential Explosive Device at Sacred Heart Medical Center

4:50 p.m. - SPD’s Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) is currently investigating an incident at Sacred Heart Medical Center

Shadle Area Home Saved

8:15 a.m. - January 3, 2023, SFD responded to the 2800 Block of West Rowan Avenue on a report of an appliance fire.

Jan. 3

E 7th Homicide Investigation

9:21 a.m. - SPD investigating fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood.