News Releases for February 2024

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CM Zappone and Local Officials Celebrate Passage of Hate Crimes Bill

3:03 p.m. - Council Member Zack Zappone and local officials celebrate the passage of hate crimes legislation SB5917.

City Facilities Community Plan for Emergency Warming Shelters

12:47 p.m. - City also announces audit to assess current shelter capacity

13 Plus Year Sentence for Vehicular Homicide

9:04 a.m. - Feb. 28, 2024 Jermaine J. Green was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for vehicular homicide. The sentence stemmed from a collision in 2022.

Feb. 27

Series of Incendiary Fires Concerns SFD Investigators

3:26 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigations Unit is urging the public to stay vigilant to prevent further fires and aid in their investigations.

Feb. 26

SPD Resources Challenged Over a Busy Weekend

4:49 p.m. - SPD officers, investigators and members of specialty units respond to a high number of critical incidents creating a challenge for police resources.

Feb. 22

SPD Requests Assistance in Locating Missing Indigenous Female

3:28 p.m. - SPD requests public assistance in locating missing endangered indigenous female

Feb. 21

SPD Investigation into Arrest Made by SCSO Sergeant Complete

1:52 p.m. - SPD completes investigation into SCSO sergeant’s actions in the arrest of a man last August, charges forwarded to prosecutor.

Feb. 20

SPD Offers Anti-Theft Devices

4:37 p.m. - SPD offers anti-theft device in a continuing effort to curb vehicle theft issues plaguing KIA and Hyundai owners

Same Address, Two Standoffs, In Six Months

2:16 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers arrest two men for felony assault charges after a standoff on the South Hill.

Fire Causes Damage to Local Business

1:28 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a fire reported at Sparky’s Subs.

City to Resume Yard Waste Curbside Pickup Feb. 26

1:24 p.m. - Yard waste, food scraps and some paper items accepted.

Police Resolve Potential Hostage Situation

12:08 p.m. - Spokane Police take a man into custody after he threatened suicide with a gun and inferred he would harm his four-year-old child.

Feb. 19

SPD’s Investigation into a Shooting on Feb. 16 Continues

9:47 a.m. - SPD’s investigation into a shooting on 2-16-24 continues, multiple arrests made, one person deceased

Feb. 16

Council Member Dillon Testifies in Support of Senate Bill 5917

12:35 p.m. - Increasing penalties for defacing public and private property

Feb. 15

SPD Arrests Prolific Burglary Suspect

4:02 p.m. - SPD arrests prolific burglary suspect with additional investigations ongoing

Feb. 14

Brown Administration Announces Police and Fire Chief Searches

12:50 p.m. - Mayor Lisa Brown and Deputy City Administrator Maggie Yates announced details for the upcoming police and fire chief searches.

Feb. 13

Officer Involved Shooting

8:16 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting Monday afternoon.

Feb. 12

SPD Officer Involved Shooting

9:39 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting early Monday, Feb. 12.

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

8 a.m. - Garbage and recycling pickup on normal schedule

Feb. 9

Juvenile Arrested with Stolen Firearm Fights with Police

5 p.m. - SPD arrests teenager, after he assaulted a female juvenile, displayed a stolen gun to witnesses, and fought with police.

Local Scam Re-occurring

4:52 p.m. - SPD wants to make Spokane residents aware of a possible new scam being used in the area to steal your money and possibly your identity.

Homicide suspect arrested

4:46 p.m. - SPD arrested a homicide suspect wanted for second degree murder. The arrest is related to a shooting call that occurred last week.

Feb. 8

Make Beacon Hill Public Phase II Community Meeting

11:18 a.m. - Another community meeting with updates will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

SPD Arrests Criminal on Two Counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

10:22 a.m. - After being alerted to a possible murder suspect, SPD arrests a criminal for two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree.

Feb. 7

Shoplifting Call Leads to Multiple Felony Arrests on South Hill

6:57 a.m. - On 2-5-24 at approximately 3:30pm, Spokane Police Officers responded to the Target store in the 4900 block of South Regal on the report of a theft.

Feb. 5

Spokane Police Respond to Fatal Automobile-versus-Pedestrian Collision

11:55 a.m. - Driver arrested for vehicular homicide.

Feb. 2

Suspect Arrested in Death of Child

4:34 p.m. - The suspect is facing extradition back to Spokane

SPD Investigating Homicide

4:26 p.m. - SPD responds to shooting call, one person deceased

SPD and SCSO Respond to Hostage Situation

8:42 a.m. - Combined SPD/SCSO SWAT responds to hours long hostage situation, suspect arrested and children rescued.

Hours Long Barricade Situation Ends with Suspect Arrested

8:40 a.m. - Hours long barricade situation ends with suspect arrested without incident.

Feb. 1

City Council Briefed by Mayor's Transition Committees

3:12 p.m. - Committees present priorities for Mayor’s first 100 Days

Officer Involved Shooting on Lower South Hill

7:36 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting Wednesday evening in the area of Cliff Avenue and Stevens Street.