News Releases for May 2023

May 31

Design Workshop for New Dog Park near Beacon Hill June 6

6:34 p.m. - Design is underway for a dog park along Upriver Dr., and the community is invited to review design concepts & share feedback at a workshop June 6

May 30

Indian Trail House Fire

3:03 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Fire District 9 responded to a house fire in Indian Trail.

Camp Hope to Close on or Before June 30

12:13 p.m. - Closure plan filed with Superior Court judge

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

8:35 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance locating a missing vulnerable juvenile

SPD Seeking Public’s Assistance In Locating Shooting Suspect

8:33 a.m. - SPD is currently asking for the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Ryan B. Shaules.

Flags To Fly at Half-Staff on Memorial Day

8:30 a.m. - Lowering of flags honors those who sacrificed for our country

Spokane Police Seek Public’s Help Locating Vulnerable Adult

8:29 a.m. - Robin was located and is safe.

May 25

SPD searching for two suspects in an armed robbery

4:56 p.m. - SPD searching for two suspects in an armed robbery after hours long standoff

Wilkerson and Zappone Help Secure Money for Spokane Police Academy

10:06 a.m. - Council Members Wilkerson and Zappone, Senator Billig, and Representatives Ormsby and Riccelli help secure money for the Spokane Police Academy.

May 24

Fire Victim Rescued In Apartment Fire

8:13 a.m. - SFD swiftly responded to a fire incident at an apartment building in the 500 block of W Sprague Ave.

Spokane Police Seeking Help Locating Missing 11-Year-Old

8:11 a.m. - Dior was last seen leaving on foot from Pride Prep in the 800 block of Sprague Ave.

May 23

Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

8:53 a.m. - Male with 5 Prior Convictions for Indecent Exposure Arrested for Indecent Exposure After Exposing Himself to Dozens of Juveniles

May 22

City Closures Planned For Memorial Day

8:51 a.m. - Riverfront Park attractions and City golf courses are open

Man Saved from RV Fire in Camp Hope

8:49 a.m. - SREC Dispatch received a report of an RV on fire in Camp Hope from campers and staff.

Fast Moving Fire in East Central This Morning

8:46 a.m. - SFD responded to a structure fire at the intersection of East Boone Avenue and North Smith Street in the East Central neighborhood.

May 19

SPD Responds to Social Media Video of Arrest

4:58 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department responds to questions about video of an arrest being shared on social media

Post Street Bridge Sewer Pipe Switch Successful

9:10 a.m. - Engineering feat is a milestone toward bridge replacement.

City Seeks Small Business Grant Applications

7:59 a.m. - Deadline for application is Thursday, Aug. 31

May 18

SPD Searching For Work Crew Escapee

2:07 p.m. - Spokane police searching for escaped inmate

May 17

Arrest in Shooting at Grocery Store Parking Lot

4:06 p.m. - SPD arrests man for drive-by shooting and assault after altercation at a neighborhood grocery store

May 16

Spokane Takes Leadership Role in New Drug Laws

5:59 p.m. - Mayor Nadine Woodward issued a statement regarding the legislation updating the state drug possession and use laws.

SPD Arrests Male Who Brandished Gun at Large Gathering

12:14 p.m. - SPD officers arrest male who brandished a weapon next to crowded bar

May 15

Second Alarm House Fire - Latah Valley

8:20 a.m. - Neighbors reported a large structure fire in the back of a home on South Dandy Court in the Latah Valley neighborhood.

West 27th Ave House Fire

8:17 a.m. - SFD responded to a structure fire at 600 Block of W 27th Ave.

May 11

SPD arrests prolific burglary suspect

4:52 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect in a burglary spree at a museum, a cemetery, a cathedral, and other Spokane businesses

May 10

Investigation of Officer Involved Shooting

10:18 a.m. - A mutual aid request has been made to investigate an officer involved shooting that took place this morning. The follow information is preliminary.

May 9

City to Host District Neighborhood Traffic Calming Workshops

12:01 p.m. - Community participation and conversation on neighborhood traffic safety

Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

11:34 a.m. - Public comment period runs through June 7

Mayor: Drug Ordinance Sets 'Critical Expectations'

8:11 a.m. - Law establishes tough boundaries, leaves room for treatment

May 8

Use Caution as Spokane River Level Increases with Runoff

2:32 p.m. - Follow these tips where Centennial Trail experiences flooding.

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Allen, Texas Shooting Victims

1:12 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, May 11

May 5

SPD Arrests Wanted Felon

2 p.m. - SPD arrests armed, wanted, felon after foot chase

Stepwell Art Ribbon Cutting Saturday in Riverfront Park

9:48 a.m. - Join Spokane Parks & Recreation and Spokane Arts as we cut the ribbon on Stepwell, Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11 a.m.

May 4

New Playground and Renovated Restroom Coming to Liberty Park

4:39 p.m. - Construction on a new playground and renovated restroom at Liberty Park just got underway

May 1

SPD Responds to Shooting on 29th Avenue

4:57 p.m. - Two people shot at while driving on 29th Ave – SPD searching for suspect

Grandview Residential Fire

1:49 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to reports of a fire coming from the roof of a single family residence.

Riverfront Park’s South Suspension Pedestrian Bridge Renovation Begins

10:16 a.m. - Reconstruction of the south suspension pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park will begin May 8, and re-open to the public in the spring of 2024

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

8:41 a.m. - Update: Addison has been located and is safe.