News Releases for September 2020


Help Your Firefighters Help You During National Preparedness Month

2:35 p.m. - Sign-up for Spokane Fire Department's Community Connect

SPD Seeks Help Locating Missing Toddler

2:17 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s help locating a missing toddler. Tanner Lang (2 ½ ) was last seen in the area of 1000 S Westcliff around 4pm, Sept 21.

New Downtown Precinct Opens at Riverside, Wall

11:12 a.m. - Officers introduce themselves to neighbors during Covid-responsible open house


Flags Lowered For Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

2:56 p.m. - Flags will remain lowered until her interment

Off-Duty Officer Stops Robbery

2:54 p.m. - Robbery suspect thwarted by off-duty law enforcement officer.

Last of Tanks to Manage Overflows from Combined Sewers Comes On Line

10:52 a.m. - Garco Construction presented Mayor Nadine Woodward with a “key” to CSO 26, a huge storage tank to manage overflows from combined sewers to the River.

Sept. 18

Safer Air Center Closing Today

8:18 a.m. - Improved air quality expected to continue in the region

Sept. 17

SPD Responds To Violent Domestic Violence Incident

4:59 p.m. - Wednesday night, SPD officers responded to a violent Domestic Violence incident on the south hill.

SPD Warns Of Scam Regarding Photo Enforced Infractions

10:09 a.m. - Spokane Police Department issues warning of a scam regarding photo enforced infractions.

Sept. 16

Air Quality Improves Some, Putting Garbage Collection Back on Track

7:35 a.m. - With current air quality out of the hazardous range, garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup today in residential areas is back on track.

Sept. 15

City Considering Hamblen Park for Water Tank

12:35 p.m. - The public is invited to an online meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. to learn about the possibility of a new water tank in Hamblen Park.

Spokane City Council Approves Fluoride Contract

8:22 a.m. - During Monday night’s legislative session, the Spokane City Council voted 6-1 to approve the fluoride grant agreement.

Hazardous Air Quality Will Impact Garbage Collection Again Today

7:52 a.m. - Some garbage, recycling, and yard waste pickup today in residential areas in the City of Spokane will be delayed again today because of air quality.

Sept. 14

Wildland Fire (Beacon Hill)

12:02 p.m. - Sunday, Sept. 13, SFD, DNR, and SCFD9 firefighters initiated a regional response of firefighters to a wildland fire near Beacon Hill.

Spokane City Council Motions to Defer Fluoride Ordinance

10:50 a.m. - Update from City Council President

Hazardous Air Quality Will Impact Some Garbage Collection Today

9:08 a.m. - Some garbage, recycling, and yard waste pickup today in the City of Spokane will be delayed until at least Tuesday due to air quality.

Sept. 12

Safer Air Center to Open for Relief from Smoke

8:17 p.m. - The City of Spokane will open a regional temporary drop-in safer air center due to heavy smoke that is causing hazardous air quality conditions.

Sept. 11

Spokane City Council Virtual Testimony

4:46 p.m. - Council will hear public testimony during Water Fluoridation Vote

Spokane Police Officer Shot In Exchange of Gunfire

4:43 p.m. - An officer was shot during an Officer Involved Shooting incident this morning. The officer involved in the shooting is in stable condition.

Flags Fly Half-Staff in Remembrance of 9/11

8:35 a.m. - Mayor proclaims today as 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

Sept. 10

Park Board Approves The Seeking Place as New Art in Riverfront Park

4:55 p.m. - The Park Board voted unanimously to approve The Seeking Place art piece by Sarah Thompson Moore of Coeur d’Alene for placement in Riverfront Park

Sept. 9

Two Officers Treated At the Hospital for Unknown Exposure

4:03 p.m. - Two officers had to be given Narcan after suffering adverse reactions to an unknown substance they were exposed to.

Multiple Drive By Shootings

3:59 p.m. - Two drive by shootings over the weekend bring the total from the past few weeks to at least nine.

First Time Deployment for Urban Search & Rescue Team Outside Spokane

3:55 p.m. - Supporting Local Wildfire Resources in Malden, WA

Sept. 8

DUI Crash

3:57 p.m. - A drugged up driver collided into a vehicle. In an attempt to flee the scene the driver slammed into a residence disabling their vehicle.

One Step Closer to Future Additional Art in Riverfront Park

2:49 p.m. - The Riverfront Park Committee of the Park Board voted to move forward The Seeking Place art piece to a full vote of the Park Board

Arson Arrest

2:24 p.m. - An alert Officer, with the help several citizens were able to quickly get the fires under control and arrest a suspect shortly after.

SPD Now Accepting CPL Applications and Scheduling Fingerprinting

2:19 p.m. - SPD is now accepting applications for new, renewed, and replacement CPL’s (Concealed Pistol License) through the police department website.

Hotline for Tips Regarding Human Trafficking

7:17 a.m. - The FBI in conjunction with the Safe Streets Task Force is putting out a tip line to receive tips and info regarding human trafficking in our area.

Armed Standoff Vehicle Barricade

7:12 a.m. - SPD respond to a call of Domestic Violence and ends up in a standoff with an armed man in the parking lot of the Five Mile shopping center.

North Side Garage Fire 9/04/20

7:08 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the 2800 N block of Standard Street on a report of a detached garage fire.

Sept. 6

Man arrested for domestic violence burglary armed with a rifle.

2:53 a.m. - Man arrested after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s residence with a rifle and threatening her through text messages.

Sept. 2

Vehicle Trespass Arrest

2:10 p.m. - Suspect arrested for 11 counts of Vehicle Trespass.

Sept. 1

City Closures Planned For Labor Day

2:54 p.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late all week

Convicted Felon Shoots Himself in the Leg

12:19 p.m. - A convicted felon armed with a stolen firearm shoots himself in the leg.

Global “Before I Die” Project Coming to Riverfront Park

11:11 a.m. - Consisting of a large wall with the words “Before I die…” the project encourages the public to fill in their own hopes, dreams, and aspirations.

Spokane City Council Votes Unanimously Second Round Of CARES Act Funds

8:27 a.m. - $1.1 Million awarded to local organizations