News Releases for April 2024

April 30

Commercial Fire Burns, Firefighters Narrowly Escape Injury

10:13 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a call from employees at the US Bank branch on 29th Ave.

Victim Safely Recovered, Suspect Still on the Loose

7:50 a.m. - The suspect, 51 year-old Jospeh Parisien, is still outstanding. Anyone who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Council Votes to Amend Residential Rental Notice Period

7:47 a.m. - Ordinance C36515 amends the SMC regarding residential rental properties and establishes a minimum notice period for residential rent increases.

Council Votes to Put Mayor's Community Safety Levy on August Ballot

7:42 a.m. - Levy funding would go toward maintaining existing community safety services and new city-wide and neighborhood investments

April 29

Final Day to Request Disposal Pass Friday, May 3

10:17 a.m. - The final day for City residents to request a disposal pass this spring is Friday, May 3.

April 26

Fire Investigators Ask for Help In Identifying Two Subjects

10:06 a.m. - Fire Investigators from the Special Investigations Unit seek public assistance in identifying two individuals shown in the provided photos.

SPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect

9:32 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to the 3000 block of East 29th Avenue on a report of a robbery.

April 25

Council Member Lili Navarrete Condemns Racist Propaganda in Spokane

9:48 a.m. - Council Member Lili Navarrete of District 2 issued a statement in response to recent racist posters in Downtown Spokane.

April 24

Downriver Park River Access Area Now Open

2:27 p.m. - Today, the City of Spokane reopened Downriver Park near TJ Meenach Dr. with an improved and expanded small watercraft access area.

Downriver Park River Access Area Now Open

1:53 p.m. - New infrastructure benefits river health and improves recreational access

Council Adopts Mayor's Proposal to Invest Opioid Settlement Dollars

12:05 p.m. - $1 million to go toward Spokane CARES program, High Utilizer and Complex Care Initiative

April 22

Investigators Release Cause of Fatal House Fire

3:50 p.m. - Investigators from the Spokane Fire Special Investigations Unit have concluded their inquiry into the fatal house fire at 1717 North Howard Street.

City of Spokane Celebrates Earth Day

12:03 p.m. - Various departments work year-round to reduce impacts on the environment.

Early Morning Fatal House Fire in West Central Spokane

8:23 a.m. - On Saturday April 20, 2024, at 4:10 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1700 block of Howard.

April 19

Convicted Felon Arrested for Multiple Burglaries Out on Bond Again

4:16 p.m. - Convicted felon out on bond for burglary since January is arrested for 2 more burglaries earlier this week, out on bond again today

Officer Involved Shooting in North Spokane

8:15 a.m. - Information is preliminary; more information will be released at a later time by the Spokane Independent Investigation Response (SIIR) team.

April 17

Man Shoots Dog to Stop Attack

4:15 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department responds to a reported shooting where, a dog was shot as it was attacking another dog and seventeen-year-old girl.

Council Members on STA Board to Consider Promotional Fare for Expo

3:27 p.m. - Council Members who serve on the Spokane Transit Authority Board will consider a historic rate fare reduction for Expo '74 50th Celebration.

April 16

Spokane Police arrest a woman for murder after running a man over

4:58 p.m. - On 04/09/24, SPD officers investigated witness reports of a reckless driver intentionally hitting a man.

City Joins Lawsuit Against Manufacturers of PFAS/PFOA Contaminants

2:42 p.m. - The City is taking action to protect the community’s drinking water by joining a lawsuit against manufacturers responsible for PFAS/PFOA contamination

Finch Arboretum Hosts Free Arbor Day Festivities Saturday

11:17 a.m. - Spokane’s Arbor Day celebration will be held at Finch Arboretum on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. rain or shine.

April 15

House Fire Leaves Six Gonzaga Students Displaced

4:02 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire.

SPD seeking assistance in locating 11 year old

11:10 a.m. - SPD seeking assistance in locating young boy.

SPD seeking assistance in contacting a witness

10:45 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives would like to speak with a witness in a criminal incident.

Council Seeks Volunteers for Potential Pro and Con Committees

10 a.m. - This month, the Spokane City Council will likely appoint members of the community to pro and con committees for two ballot measures.

April 11

SPD Responds to An Armed Robbery Downtown

4:25 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department responds to an armed robbery downtown and quickly apprehends the suspect at a local youth facility.

SPD Seeking Suspect After East Spokane Credit Union Robbery

10:43 a.m. - Spokane Police Department Seeking Suspect After East Spokane Credit Union Robbery

April 10

SPD Searching for Suspect After Patrol Car Rammed

10:35 a.m. - SPD searching for suspect after patrol car rammed, brief pursuit halted due to dangerous driving by the suspect

April 9

Expo 50th Opening Ceremonies May 4, 2024

12:28 p.m. - Expo 50th anniversary opening ceremonies are planned for Sat., May 4 from 3 - 9 p.m., kicking off a 9-week celebration.

April 8

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

10:10 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department has located a missing 12-year-old juvenile.

Mayor Brown Appoints Interim Fire Chief O'Berg To Full-Time Role

10:02 a.m. - Mayor Lisa Brown has appointed Julie O’Berg to be the permanent Chief of the Spokane Fire Department.

April 5

Dog park design open houses begin next week

4:45 p.m. - Spokane Public Schools and Spokane Parks & Recreation invite the community to two dog park open houses to hear updates and provide design feedback

Parking Lot Altercation Leads to a Male Bing Shot, SPD Seeking Suspect

2:46 p.m. - South Hill parking lot altercation leads to a male being shot, SPD seeking suspect

2024 Projects Will Impact Washington St. Corridor

2:24 p.m. - Significant improvement projects to begin April 8 along the Washington-Stevens corridor, including water, sewer, and grind and overlay work.

April 4

Expo 50th Celebration Press Conference, April 9

2:48 p.m. - Please join Spokane Parks and Recreation & Visit Spokane for a press conference as we gear up for May 4th, Opening Day of the Expo 50th Celebration!

City To Host Community Meetings for Input on Public Safety Priorities

11:10 a.m. - The City of Spokane is hosting four meetings to seek input on the community’s public safety priorities.

April 3

SIIR Investigating Monroe Rd. Incident

4:31 p.m. - Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team investigating an officer-involved shooting.

April 2

SPD Makes Arson Arrest

2:19 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect in a fire on Easter Sunday in the West Central neighborhood – numerous people were inside the involved structure

April 1

City Reminds Motorists to Slow Down for Pedestrians

4:37 p.m. - The City reminds motorists to slow down and watch for pedestrians crossing streets.

SFD & Fairchild Air Force Base Partner for Neighborhood Install Blitz

12:17 p.m. - On Saturday, April 6, 2024, SFD and volunteers with Fairchild Air Force Base will be offering to install free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Spokane Police Officers Were Involved in an Officer Involved Shooting

10:02 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting Sunday evening in the 1800 block of West Dean Avenue