News Releases for March 2023

March 31

City reminds motorists to slow down for pedestrians

1:25 p.m. - With warmer days ahead, drivers encouraged to be extra

Spokane Police Seek Public’s Help Locating 12 Year Old

8:32 a.m. - SPD seeks public's help locating missing 12-year-old.

March 30

Suspect in Custody for Downtown Stabbing That Resulted In a Homicide

4:46 p.m. - Suspect in custody for downtown stabbing that resulted in a homicide last year

March 29

Cold Case - Body Identified - Suspect Info Sought

4:44 p.m. - Genetic Genealogy assists SPD and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office in identifying a body found nearly 40 years ago

Call for Artists: King Cole Commemorative Project

3:52 p.m. - The Friends of Riverfront Park are calling artists to submit proposals for an art piece to commemorate King Cole, with a deadline of April 14, 2023

City Announces $80 Million in Construction Projects for 2023

3:29 p.m. - Nearly 40 street, bridge, and utility infrastructure projects are scheduled.

The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course Opened Today

10:34 a.m. - The Creek at Qualchan golf course opened today, making it the third of four City golf courses welcoming golfers for spring

SPD Responds to Deadly Shooting

8:01 a.m. - SPD responds to a deadly shooting in northwest Spokane

March 28

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Nashville, Tennessee Shooting Victims

11:54 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, March 31

March 27

Cultural Event Incentive Grant Available Now

4:05 p.m. - Funding available for non-profits to host a cultural event in

Council President and Council Member Kinnear Propose Amendments to GFC

2:22 p.m. - Council President Beggs and Council Member Kinnear are proposing adjustments to the General Facilities Charges (GFCs).

SPD Seeks Help in Hit and Run Incident

8:35 a.m. - SPD is seeking assistance in locating suspect from a hit and run

March 24

Judge Declares Camp A Nuisance Property

12:41 p.m. - Superior Court judge ordered state to work with City on closure plan

Firefighters Rescue Victim From Burning Home

9:17 a.m. - On Thursday, March 23, the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire with a person trapped inside.

March 23

House Fire with Serious Injuries

1:43 p.m. - SPD, SFD respond to suspicious fire, one person injured

Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

8:13 a.m. - Aurora has been located and is safe

Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide

8:11 a.m. - Tow truck driver convicted of vehicular homicide that killed a woman riding her bike in June of 2020

March 22

SPD Seeking Information in Armed Robbery Investigation

5:01 p.m. - SPD seeking information in armed robbery investigation

Downriver Golf Course opens March 24, Followed by Esmeralda March 27

1:15 p.m. - Downriver Golf Course is planning to open Friday, March 24, 2023 followed shortly by Esmeralda golf course on Monday, March 27, 2023

Man Arrested for 20 Domestic Violence No-Contact Order Violations

8:29 a.m. - Spokane Man With 14 Prior Domestic Violence Convictions Arrested for 20 Additional Domestic Violence No-Contact Order Violations

Quick Extinguishment at North Atlantic House Fire

8:27 a.m. - At approximately 2:58 PM on Monday, March 21, 2023, SFD received a report of smoke emanating from a house in the 2900 block of North Atlantic Street.

March 21

City Files for Chronic Nuisance Relief

11:35 a.m. - Action seeks warrant of abatement for encampment on WSDOT property

Proposal Would Make Public Drug Use Illegal

9:33 a.m. - Safe Open Spaces ordinance establishes gross misdemeanor consequence

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Endangered Missing Adult

9:25 a.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an endangered missing adult

March 20

Spokane Fire Awarded $1.5 million Grant from Department of Agriculture

4:35 p.m. - SFD has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Agriculture, Community Wildfire Defense Program.

Downtown Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

1:55 p.m. - On March 10, 2023, SFD was dispatched to an alarm activation at an apartment building in the 200 block of West Riverside Ave.

Fire at WSDOT Camp

11:28 a.m. - SPD responds to a major explosion and fire at WSDOT Camp

March 16

SPD Looking for Missing Male

4:52 p.m. - SPD is seeking assistance in locating a missing person

March 14

Council Votes to Increase Overdue Fees for Developers

8:17 a.m. - City Council voted 5-2 in favor of the General Facilities Charges (GFC) Ordinance C36369, which updates GFCs for the first time in over 20 years.

March 13

Suspicious Death Discovered at High Bridge Park

11:08 a.m. - Suspicious death discovered at High Bridge Park

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

9:52 a.m. - Jacob has been reunited with his parents

March 10

Mayor, Councilmembers Propose Fee Alternatives

1:43 p.m. - Approach begins collecting interim fee and establishes community engagement

The Friends of Manito Creates Endowment Fund for Manito Park

10:49 a.m. - The Friends of Manito is proud to announce the establishment of an endowment fund to support the ongoing preservation and care of Manito Park.

March 9

City Council to consider $7M affordable housing recommendation.

2:17 p.m. - Spokane City Council to consider $7M affordable housing recommendation.

Cochran Basin Project Will Close TJ Meenach Dr.

8:21 a.m. - Detour route in effect starting Monday, March 13.

March 8

SPD arrests juvenile suspect in robbery with shot fired

12:03 p.m. - On 03-07-23, just after 7PM, SPD responded to a commercial robbery at a business in the 3000 block of N Monroe St.

E Cleveland homicide investigation

11:12 a.m. - One person deceased after shooting, vehicle crash

Patrol discovers two people deceased while conducting a welfare check

9:31 a.m. - On March 7,2023, around 12:30 PM, officers were dispatched to a residence near the 2400 block of N. Madelia St. for a welfare check.

March 7

Male arrested for felony harassment after early morning SWAT stand-off

2:36 p.m. - On March 6, 2023 around 3:30 pm, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of E. 29th Ave for a threat report.

City Council Adopts Cannon Streetcar Suburb Local Historic District

10:54 a.m. - City Council voted unanimously to adopt the efforts of the Cliff-Cannon neighbors to create a Cannon Streetcar Suburb Local Historic District.

March 6

Current collision investigation on E Mission Ave

5:15 p.m. - SPD is currently investigating a fatal vehicle collision in the 2600 block of E Mission Ave, near Chief Gary Park.

South Hill Residential Fire

8:19 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department units responded to a reported structure fire at 1020 E 39th Ave.

March 3

City Crews Complete Full-City Plow

11:10 a.m. - Plows have covered over 12,000 lane miles this winter season.

March 2

Suspect Arrested For Armed Robbery

3:53 p.m. - Suspect arrested for armed robbery in north Spokane apartment

March 1

SPD Sexual Assault Testing Results In Murder Arrest

3:10 p.m. - SPD’s review of sexual assault kit results in arrest in California cold case murder

Disposal Passes Offered to City Residents

2:59 p.m. - The City of Spokane is offering its residents disposal passes as part of the Neighborhood Clean-up Program.