News Releases for August 2018


New Bungee Trampoline Opens in Riverfront Park

11:36 a.m. - A new attraction is open in Riverfront Park, giving visitors another way to soar through the air.

Second house fire in week caused by unattended cooking

11:19 a.m. - Fire investigators say unattended cooking caused this morning’s house fire in the 2200 block of E. Pacific Ave.


Homicide by Abuse Arrest

4:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Detectives arrest a male for Homicide by Abuse.

SPD Conducts a Bike Sting

8:41 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department conducted a bike sting to attempt and lower property crime numbers in a neighborhood experiencing high crime.

Aug. 14

Drug suspected in at least one fatality, twenty police calls

8:58 p.m. - SPD has received almost twenty calls of people acting erratically today. One fatality is possibly related.

Improper cigarette disposal caused mobile home fire

9:50 a.m. - Fire investigators say Sunday’s mobile home fire was determined to be accidental.

Aug. 13

Unattended cooking cause of house fire

12:57 p.m. - Fire investigators say unattended cooking caused a house fire in the 200 block of E. Longfellow Ave. yesterday.

Patrol Emphasis on North Division Street

12:51 p.m. - Spokane Police patrol Officers will be doing a traffic emphasis on north Division St tonight due to the recent car vs pedestrian collisions this week.

Hit and Run crash 6th/Bishop

10:09 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a hit and run crash between a vehicle and pedestrian on 6th Ave at Bishop Ct.

DV Stabbing on 55th Ave

10:06 a.m. - Woman arrested for assault 2nd degree (DV) after stabbing.

Multiple Convicted Felon Assault Arrest

10:05 a.m. - Multiple time convicted felon arrested for assault 2nd degree, assault 4th degree, malicious mischief 3rd degree and obstruction of justice.

Suspicious Death Near Division and Magnesium

9:59 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a suspicious death near North Division Street and East Magnesium Avenue.

Aug. 12

Eight residents displaced after house fire

9:25 p.m. - At approximately 6:11 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) responded to a house on fire in the 200 block of E. Longfellow Ave.

Early morning fire destroys mobile home

10:16 a.m. - Just after 3 a.m., SFD responded to a reported structure fire in a gated retirement community located in the 2300 block of W. 16 Ave.

Aug. 8

Bicyclist vs. Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality

8:56 p.m. - Investigators are on the scene of a fatality crash at the intersection of Division/Providence. An adult bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the Face of Excessive Heat, Partners Join Forces to Protect Public

11:18 a.m. - Partners are joining forces to underscore all the resources available in the community to help people stay safe in the face of excessive heat.

Aug. 7

Natural gas leak causes evacuations

6:45 a.m. - Yesterday just before 8:30 a.m., SFD was dispatched to northwest Spokane for a hazardous materials incident involving a natural gas leak.

Brush fire threatens home near Sunset Highway

6:34 a.m. - Yesterday around 10:00 a.m., SFD and DNR responded to the report of a brush fire in the vicinity of Sunset Highway and Audubon St.

Aug. 5

Triplex fire on lower South Hil

11:20 p.m. - Just after 5:30 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire involving multiple apartment units.

Fire adjacent to Dwight Merkel Field quickly contained

11:16 p.m. - Brush and timber fire adjacent to Dwight Merkel Field quickly contained

Aug. 4

Man Claims He "Fell on Tools"; Investigation Leads to 3 Felony Charges

10:06 a.m. - Thanks to astute hospital staff, a walk up complaint of injuries sustained after “falling on tools”, led to three domestic violence felony charges.

Aug. 3

Guns, Drugs, and Multiple Arrests out of Problem Residence

1:21 a.m. - Spokane PACT working with Safe Streets Task Force arrest multiple time convicted felons and seized multiple firearms out of a nuisance residence.

Aug. 2

Missing 73 Year Old Vulnerable Adult

2:44 p.m. - SPD requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing vulnerable adult.

Stolen Bike Recovered

9:50 a.m. - Great follow up by a downtown Spokane Police Officer leads to the recovery of a stolen bicycle that otherwise would most likely never been recovered.

Aug. 1

SIRR Team Investigating, Officer Involved Shooting Incident

6:32 p.m. - SIRR is investigating the Officer Involved Shooting involving a Spokane Valley Deputy on July 25th, 2018, at the end of Hills Ct. near Fiske Street.

Hartson Car Crash, Shooting

6:27 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the area of Hartson and Thor for a possible shooting call involving two vehicles.

Burglary Arrest

6:25 p.m. - SPD investigated a morning burglary at Mascot Pizza, located in the Logan neighborhood. Hours later officers were able to locate & arrest the suspect.