News Releases for March 2020

March 27

Homicide Investigation

7:16 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a March 25 homicide.

Man Arrested With Realistic BB Gun

7:09 p.m. - A 19 year old male was arrested for intentionally shooting and shattering several windows at Garry Middle School.

March 26

Cold Case Solved

7:52 p.m. - Spokane Police Department solves 35 years old murder with the help of genetic genealogy.

Spokane Man with Extensive Criminal History Back In Jail

7:49 p.m. - A Spokane man with an extensive local criminal history is back in jail after committing an assault three days after being released from jail.

SPD PAC Working To Catch Repeat Offender

7:44 p.m. - PAC team working to catch a longtime Spokane repeat offender.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

7:38 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Domestic Violence Unit is asking for your help in locating two adults and their children.

March 25

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 25, 2020

5:51 p.m. - An update on actions Parks & Recreation is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

City Limits Self-Haul Services to Garbage at Waste-To-Energy Facility

5:30 p.m. - Clean green, recycling, and household hazardous waste areas closed

Officer Involved Collision

3:21 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer was injured this morning when a driver ran a stop sign and collided with his patrol car.

K9 Capture

3:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers and a Spokane Police K9 catch a potential robbery suspect with help from some alert citizens.

March 24

Critical Public Services Will Continue During "Stay Home" Order

4:27 p.m. - Golf courses closing; neighborhood cleanups cancelled

March 23

Stay At Home Order

6:35 p.m. - Spokane Police's primary role in supporting the governor’s stay at home order (covid-19) is to help educate the community about how to comply.

Early Morning Hillyard Commercial Fire

3:15 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Country Fire District #9 respond to the Hillyard Tire building for a reported structure fire.

Officers Respond To Theft at North Town Mall

3:08 p.m. - Officers responded to North Town Mall for a theft. The suspect ripped a cell phone out of another customers hand and then took off running.

March 22

Mission Possible

12:16 p.m. - Spokane Police Department adopts mission focused crime fighting with strong initial results.

March 20

Spokane Co. Health Officer Order Limits on Play Structure Use: 3/20/20

4:07 p.m. - An update on COVID-19 impacts to Parks & Recreation: March 20, 2020.

March 19

Officers Responded To a Report of a Woman Waving a Gun

7:38 p.m. - The female was arrested for the violent felony crime of attempt to elude (3 separate cases), threats to kill, and various misdemeanors.

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 19, 2020

5:19 p.m. - An update on re-opening golf courses under revised protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Spokane City Hall Closed To the Public

4:16 p.m. - Access to public meetings will be maintained

March 18

Shooting Sends Three to the Hospital

7:50 p.m. - A shooting in northeast Spokane sends three to area hospitals, two for gunshot wounds and one for being struck by a vehicle.

Significant Sentence for Two Spokane Defendants

3:14 p.m. - Two Men were recently given significant sentences after an incident where they shot multiple rounds at an occupied home.

SPD Investigating an Occupied Burglary

3:11 p.m. - An occupied burglary occurred in northwest Spokane. The homeowner fired rounds at the suspects as they fled in a vehicle.

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 18, 2020

2:19 p.m. - An update on actions City of Spokane Golf is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

March 17

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 17, 2020

3:42 p.m. - Updated on Parks & Recreation's actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Missing Juvenile

2:48 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a missing Juvenile.

March 16

Free 10 Min Parking For Curbside Pick-Up

8:23 p.m. - City offers up curbside, metered parking spaces to support local business

City Council Cancels Today's 6 p.m. Legislative Session and Open Forum

5 p.m. - Report on the COVID-19 situation in Spokane set for that time will be streamed live on City’s web site and shown on CityCable 5.

City Suspends Water Shut-Offs, Late Fees on City Utility Bills

2:50 p.m. - Payment arrangements available for those facing financial hardships during widespread closures of schools and small businesses because of COVID-19.

Spokane County, Cities Initiate Emergency Declarations

2:49 p.m. - Action speeds decision making, resource access and deployment; creates labor flexibility

March 15

Mayor Woodward Responds to Closure of Restaurants, Bars

8:40 p.m. - Mayor Nadine Woodward responds to closure of restaurants and bars because of COVID-19 concerns.

March 14

Community Court to Go on Hiatus

3:14 p.m. - Due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus, in an abundance of caution, the Community Court announced that it will go on a hiatus into April.

Mayor recommends caution, courtesy, calm

2:48 p.m. - Mayor recommends caution, courtesy and calm after 3 people test positive for COVID-19 in Spokane.

March 13

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 13, 2020

4:19 p.m. - We would like to provide an update on actions City of Spokane Parks & Recreation is taking to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

DV Unit Asking for Public's Help

12:33 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating Charles Washington.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

12:31 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating Brian Suominen.

SPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle

12:29 p.m. - SPD recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a suspect who had been driving it. He was eventually booked into jail on numerous charges and a warrant.

March 12

South Hill Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

2:42 p.m. - March 6, 2020, SFD was dispatched to a structure fire at 1405 W 8th Avenue.

Missing 11 Year Old Juvenile

2:40 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child from the Chief Garry Neighborhood.

March 11

Sustainability Group Seeking Public Input on Climate Action Plan

7:44 a.m. - A group of Spokane experts and volunteers are studying the local impacts of climate change as part of the Sustainability Action Subcommittee (SAS).

March 8

SPD Arrests Arson and Vehicle Vehicle Theft Suspect

10:19 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest Arson and Vehicle Theft suspect after she set fire to her apartment and later crashed a stolen vehicle.

March 6

City Gets Access To Resources to Address Housing & Homelessness Crisis

2 p.m. - Council’s legislative priorities for housing funding pass legislature

South Hill Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

1:53 p.m. - Firefighters quickly extinguish kitchen fire and keep it from progressing to adjoining rooms and the attic space.

March 5

Freya Street and Upriver Drive Crash

4:25 p.m. - A serious crash at Freya and Upriver Drive sent three people to the hospital. The driver of one of the vehicle’s was later arrested for DUI.

March 4

City Invites Interaction With Parking Devices

10:29 a.m. - Citizens invited to give new parking meters and kiosks a try

March 3

Spokane Police Asking for help Locating a Missing Child

5:24 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child from northwest Spokane.

Council Harmonizes Noise Regulations Outside Health Care Facilitates

5:22 p.m. - City Council passed an ordinance that harmonizes noise disturbance prohibitions in the context of health care providers and facilities.

SPD Responds To Two Fatal Collisions

5:20 p.m. - SPD responded to, and is investigating; two separate collisions between midnight and 4:30 AM, each collision resulted in a fatality.

SPD Arrest Two Men Driving Stolen BMW

5:18 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested two men who were driving a stolen BMW in the Lidgerwood neighborhood.

Early Morning Apartment Fire in East Spokane

5:07 p.m. - On Wednesday, Feb 26, the SFD responded to a report of smoke issuing from the windows of a 3-story residential structure near Stone and Main streets.

Esmeralda golf course opening Friday, March 6, 2020

2:51 p.m. - Irrigation replacement is 95% complete, updating the manual system and saving approximately 6M gallons of water/year while improving quality of play.

March 2

Saturday Evening Vehicle Extrication

4:49 p.m. - Saturday, Feb. 29, fire crews from Spokane City Fire and Spokane Fire District 9 were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in north Spokane.

Early Morning Vehicle Crash / Technical Rescue

4:46 p.m. - March 1, multiple units of the Spokane City and Spokane District 9 Fire Departments were dispatched to a technical rescue in the Indian Trail area.

Two Charged With 2nd Degree Murder from Rodeway Inn Investigation

4:43 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit and SPD officers have two people in custody for 2nd degree murder related to the death investigation at the Rodeway Inn.