News Releases for March 2024

March 28

Arterial Construction Projects Start Monday

12:54 p.m. - The community is urged to plan for detours and alternate routes.

March 27

SPD Arrests Multiple Suspects in Brazen Downtown Daylight Robbery

4:47 p.m. - Multiple suspects got arrested from downtown daylight robbery.

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Friday

2:33 p.m. - Indian Canyon will open for the season on Friday, March 29, 2024.

SPD Arrests Male for 1st Degree Kidnapping

1:44 p.m. - DV after victim held against her will on separate occasions over 2 days, suspect released on own recognizance by court 12 hours after being booked

March 26

Palisades North Trailhead Improvements Public Workshop #2

4:13 p.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation invites the community to attend a public workshop to review plans for the Palisades North Trailhead improvements

Council Member Paul Dillon Champions Fentanyl Resolution

9:12 a.m. - On Monday, Council Member Dillon championed a resolution to address the fentanyl crisis in Spokane.

Council Member Bingle Proposes Mandatory Treatment for Overdoses

9:11 a.m. - During Monday’s Briefing Session, Council Member Jonathan Bingle brought forth an amendment to add language to Resolution 2024-0031.

March 25

Spokane Secures Funding Agreements for Encampment Cleanup

9:43 a.m. - City of Spokane, state agencies reach agreement for flexible deployment of millions in funding for public safety and homeless outreach efforts.

Spokane Secures Funding Agreement for Encampment Cleanup

9:32 a.m. - City of Spokane, state agencies reach agreement for flexible deployment of millions in funding for public safety and homeless outreach efforts

Male Arrested for 4 Counts of Assault in the First Degree

9:30 a.m. - Shortly before 6am on Saturday March 23, 2024, Spokane police responded to a shooting in the 900 block of E Indiana Ave.

Mayor Brown Proposes Strategic Investment Plans With ARPA, New Opioid

9:20 a.m. - Mayor Lisa Brown is proposing two strategic investment plans using American Rescue Plan Act and opioid abatement funds.

March 22

SPD arrests 4 suspects for kidnapping and felony assault

4:20 p.m. - SPD responded to the 1300 block of West Boone after 911 received a call.

SPD responds to shooting in Spokane that leaves one subject deceased

3:41 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the area of Thor and Cleveland on a report of a shooting

Spokane Gets Head Start On Spring As Visitors Flock For Weekend Events

10 a.m. - Spokane gears up for busy weekend with NCAA basketball, Pacific Northwest Qualifier and Spokane Velocity game.

March 21

City Secures Funding Agreement with WSDOT For Gateway Cleanup

1:37 p.m. - The City of Spokane has secured a funding agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for city gateway cleanup.

I-90 Westbound Off-Ramp Closed at Freya St. Starting March 25

1:22 p.m. - Drivers urged to plan for detours and alternate routes.

March 19

Place of Truths Plaza Restoration Cleaning Begins March 19

9:44 a.m. - The City of Spokane will temporarily close A Place of Truths plaza behind the Central Library on March 19 for a thorough cleaning and minor repairs.

March 15

South Suspension Pedestrian Bridge in Riverfront Park Re-Opens Today A

3:18 p.m. - The newly renovated South Suspension Pedestrian Bridge in Riverfront Park re-opened to the public this morning.

SPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Armed Robbery

12:24 p.m. - The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s, about 6ft with a medium build and last seen wearing a tan jacket, ball cap, hoodie & blue jeans.

City Opens Application Process for West Quadrant TIF Advisory Committe

11:44 a.m. - City seeks residents to advise on the use of public tax increment funds in the West Quadrant Tax Increment Financing District.

March 14

SPD Arrests Suspect for a Stabbing and Unlawful Imprisonment

5 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect for a stabbing and unlawful imprisonment in a domestic violence incident, suspect released by court after first appearance.

Downriver Golf Course Opens Saturday, March 16

2:10 p.m. - Downriver Golf Course is planning to open Saturday, March 16 for the season.

March 13

Anderson Recommended As City’s Next CHHS Director

10:13 a.m. - Anderson Recommended As City’s Next Community, Housing And Human Services Director.

Investigators Release Cause of Fatal House Fire

9:18 a.m. - Investigators from the Special Investigations Unit have concluded that the fatal fire on West Elmhurst Ave was deliberately started.

SPD Investigating Serious Collision on Highway 2

7:13 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is currently investigating a serious traffic collision which occurred on Highway 2 near Spotted Road.

March 12

SPD Arrests Male for Commercial Burglary, Felony Drug Warrant

3:51 p.m. - On 3-5-24 at 4:48am, SPD responded to a burglary in the 800 block of West Riverside Avenue.

SPD honors fallen WSP Trooper

1:27 p.m. - The City Of Spokane and Spokane Police Department honor fallen Washington State Trooper

Illegal Camping Cause of Garage Fire, Displaces Two Families

10:09 a.m. - On Monday, March 11, 2024, at 8:55 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department received a call about a house fire on the 00 block of East Rockwell Avenue.

Flags Lowered for Fallen Trooper Christopher Gadd

9:22 a.m. - Spokane Mayor Lisa Brown has ordered flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff.

March 11

Qualchan and Esmeralda Golf Courses Open this Week

4:39 p.m. - Qualchan opens March 13, Esmeralda opens March 15

Quick Response Limits Fire Damage to Home

2:40 p.m. - Engine 15 promptly arrived at the scene within three minutes and confirmed a fire in the basement of a split-level home.

DUI Collision and Suspect Assaults Hospital Staff

8:51 a.m. - After an injury collision SPD Officers arrest a woman for DUI/vehicular assault, no interlock device when required and driving while license suspended

March 8

Mayor Brown Applauds Legislature's Investments Across Spokane

9:50 a.m. - Millions allocated to Spokane from across three state budgets

March 7

Mother of a Teenager in Jail for an April 2023 Homicide Also Booked

5:03 p.m. - The mother of a teenager in jail for an April 2023 homicide also booked for murder in the case

Spokane Public Library Hosts Weekly Water Wise Wednesday Workshops

2:27 p.m. - Spokane Public Library will host weekly Water Wise Workshops in collaboration with the City Water Department every Wednesday in March and April.

March 6

SPD Arrests Suspect Involved in String of Local Commercial Burglaries

2:37 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect involved in string of local commercial burglaries after patrol officers recognize suspect from security video.

March 5


4:53 p.m. - DUI emphasis officers arrest a man for impaired driving during a traffic stop & then arrest his wife for the same crime when she pulls up to the scene

SPD Arrests Male for Malicious Mischief

2:32 p.m. - SPD arrests male for malicious mischief after causing over $10,000.00 of damage to medical care facility, Hostage Team negotiators respond to assist.

Apply For City Boards & Commissions to Ensure Inclusive Representation

11:25 a.m. - The City of Spokane is calling on its diverse and talented residents to apply for vacant positions on various boards and commissions.

Council Member Dillon Champions Ordinance Clarifying Parking Lot Uses

8:24 a.m. - Spokane City Council voted on an ordinance clarifying parking lot uses in Centers and Corridors.

Dillon and Zappone Lead Passage of Family Friendly Festivals Ordinance

8:21 a.m. - Council passed the “Family Friendly Festivals” Ordinance, which allows families to stay together at street festivals that serve alcohol.

Former Pasco Police Officer Sentenced in a Spokane Cold Case Murder

8:18 a.m. - A former Pasco Police Officer was sentenced in a Spokane cold case murder that spanned 38 years and resulted in two trials.

March 4

Spokane Police Department Responds to an Armed Barricaded Subject

1:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers, SWAT, HNT, EDU & K9 respond to an armed barricaded subject who attempted to light his residence on fire with a victim inside.

SPD Arrests Male for 1st Degree Robbery

7:49 a.m. - SPD arrests male for 1st degree robbery, store clerk stabbed during theft of a water bottle

March 1

SPD Looking for Suspect in Assault

4:03 p.m. - SPD seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who brazenly hit a business owner over the head with a flower pot.

SPD Arrests 8 Time Convicted Felon in Relation to Drive by Shooting

1:13 p.m. - Spokane Police Department arrests eight-time convicted felon in relation to drive by shooting.

SPD Seeking Assistance in Identifying a Theft Suspect

8:44 a.m. - SPD seeking assistance in identifying a theft suspect who has been stealing items from hospital patients.

Flags Lowered for Fallen Lance Corporal Donovan Davis

8 a.m. - Flags lowered to half-staff