News Releases for July 2024

Yesterday

Spokane Firefighters Battle a String of Fires During Extreme Heat

3:52 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department, with assistance from Spokane County Fire District 9, was dispatched to multiple fire calls.

SPD investigating homicide that happened Sunday morning

2:10 p.m. - SPD investigating homicide that happened Sunday morning

SPD makes arrest stemming from June, 2024 shooting incident

8:41 a.m. - SPD makes arrest stemming from June, 2024 shooting incident

July 19

Seven Officers and a K9 Injured in Crash with Shooting Suspects

5:29 p.m. - Seven officers & K9 injured in crash w/ suspects in a shooting as they fled. All are expected to recover. Suspects also transported for treatment.

City adds evening swim to cooling resources; Library hours expanding

11:53 a.m. - The City has added a free evening swim option at 3 pools for this Saturday only and will again expand library hours at some locations this weekend.

Midday shooting in North Spokane sends one to the hospital

9:01 a.m. - Midday shooting in North Spokane sends one to the hospital, suspect in custody

Early Morning Arson Fire Damages Commercial Building

8:13 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire at 4501 South Regal Street.

July 17

Two in custody for robbery, victim transported to hospital

4:45 p.m. - Two in custody for robbery, victim transported to hospital with head injuries

SPD investigating two shootings in North Spokane

9:52 a.m. - SPD investigating two shootings in North Spokane that occurred within three and a half hours of each other

July 16

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Early Morning Commercial Fire

3:43 p.m. - This morning, SREC dispatchers alerted the Spokane Fire Department to a fire at the Viking Tavern at 1221 North Stevens Street.

July 15

SPD arrests suspect for firing gun at bar patrons

6:02 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect for firing gun at bar patrons after being asked to leave the bar

SPD responds to 2 separate drive-by shootings

5:36 p.m. - SPD responds to 2 separate drive-by shootings, suspect arrested in one shooting

July 12

City Continues to Offer Cooling Resources

2:35 p.m. - The City of Spokane continues to offer cooling resources to all residents in need as high temperatures remain in the extended forecast.

Upcoming Construction Traffic Impacts

1:24 p.m. - Projects will impact travel in north Spokane starting Monday.

July 11

Council Seeks Volunteers for Community Safety Proposition Committees

3:05 p.m. - This month, the Spokane City Council will likely appoint members of the community to pro and con committees for a community safety ballot measure.

Kevin Hall Selected as New Spokane Police Chief

8:25 a.m. - Following extensive search and community input process, Mayor Brown appoints Kevin Hall to lead department

July 10

Man Arrested for Crime Spree Including Carjacking and Kidnapping

4:52 p.m. - SPD arrests man who carjacked a vehicle then went on a crime spree including an attempted kidnapping of a child

July 9

Council Votes in Favor of Gun Violence Prevention

9:53 a.m. - During Monday’s Legislative Session, Spokane City Council voted 5-2 on Ordinance C36534 on Gun Violence Prevention for a Safer Spokane.

SFD Fourth of July Weekend Summary

9:52 a.m. - Fire investigators from the SFD’s Special Investigation Unit reported three significant fires related to fireworks over the weekend.

July 8

Mayor Brown Proposes "One-Tenth of 1 Percent for Community Safety"

11:03 a.m. - Sales tax proposal to generate funds for community safety enhancements as City makes cuts to balance budget

Missing Elderly Male

8:20 a.m. - Mr. Wing has been found and is safe. Thank you everyone!

Female Killed in Early Morning Shooting

8:18 a.m. - A young adult female was killed in a homicide. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

July 5

North Monroe St. Closed Monday

3:49 p.m. - Monroe St. paving will require closure of all northbound and southbound lanes between Kiernan Ave. and Francis Ave. on Monday, July 8.

July 3

Cooling Resources Available During Predicted Extreme Heat

3:19 p.m. - People seeking relief from the upcoming heat can visit Spokane Public Library locations or the Trent Resource and Assistance Center (TRAC).

SPD responds to shoplifting call, suspect pulls loaded gun on officers

12:48 p.m. - SPD responds to shoplifting call, suspect pulls loaded gun on officers

Mayor Brown Signs Legislation Implementing Safe Streets Infrastructure

12:34 p.m. - Mayor Lisa Brown on Wednesday signed two pieces of legislation aimed at improving transportation safety in the City of Spokane.

July 2

SPD responds to fatal collision involving a scooter and vehicle

1:03 p.m. - SPD responds to fatal collision involving a scooter and vehicle

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

8:58 a.m. - Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

July 1

SPD arrests man for drive-by shooting and assault

5:11 p.m. - SPD arrests man for drive-by shooting and assault after firing at a home in a domestic violence incident

City of Spokane Housing Initiative Featured by National Planning Org

12:04 p.m. - A national organization has recognized the City of Spokane’s efforts to address the housing supply crisis.