News Releases for 2019


Courthouse Assault Arrest

March 22 at 12:43 p.m. - Citizens come to the aid of a female being assaulted by a man in the Spokane County Courthouse.

Multiple residents displaced after downtown apartment fire

March 20 at 4:03 p.m. - Multiple residents were displaced and a firefighter was transported to the hospital for dehydration after a fire broke out this morning.

No injuries after garage fire in northeast Spokane

March 15 at 11:50 p.m. - At approximately 4:40 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3700 block of E. Fairview Ave. for a reported detached garage fire.

Attempted Package Theft turns Into Arrest for Assault 2nd Degree

March 15 at 1:36 p.m. - A South Hill resident reports a package theft from a neighbor’s porch. The thief pulled a knife and threatened the witness.

SPD wants you to have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 15 at 1:14 p.m. - As Spokane celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, SPD has a few tips for those attending the event.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 15 at 12:59 p.m. - Spokane Police want you to have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Spring forward and check your smoke alarms

March 9 at 9:24 a.m. - With the upcoming time change, it is a great time to check your smoke alarms while changing your clocks.

Suspect in Custody after Carjacking, Car Crashing, & Dognapping Melee

March 8 at 6 p.m. - A female is in jail after a carjacking in this afternoon. The victim’s dog was in the car when the suspect crashed & ran, terrified, onto I90.

Bill for Supervision for Motor-Vehicle Related Felonies passes Senate

March 6 at 5:09 p.m. - Senate Bill 5492, which would authorize a Program to Supervise Offenders of Motor Vehicle-Related Felonies, passed the State Senate.

Council Adopts Resolution in Support of Supported Employment Program

March 6 at 9:40 a.m. - The Spokane City Council adopts a resolution in support of the City and the Civil Service Commission's new Supported Employment Program.

The Downtown Parking Study Findings Are Here

March 5 at 9:56 a.m. - Recommended priorities identified

Planning For City's North Bank Begins

March 4 at 9:27 a.m. - Community workshop opportunity occurs Wednesday, March 6

Firefighter and female resident treated for minor injuries after fire

March 3 at 12:59 p.m. - A firefighter suffered minor burns and a female resident was transported for smoke inhalation after a fire last evening.

City Completes Full-City Plow

March 2 at 3:44 p.m. - As of 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, the City of Spokane has completed work on the Full-City Plow initiated on Thursday morning.

Attic fire at apartment building displaces several residents

March 1 at 7:10 p.m. - SFD responded to the 700 block of S. Maple St. following reports of heavy black smoke and fire coming from an apartment building.

Possible Explosive at Walmart in North Spokane

March 1 at 11:21 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers discover a possible explosive device during the execution of a search warrant in a motor home.

Council Member Participates in the March for Meals

March 1 at 8:51 a.m. - Council Member Mike Fagan is at the NorthTown Mall for March for Meals!


City Initiating a Full-City Plow on Feb. 28 at 7 a.m.

Feb. 28 at 6:33 a.m. - City of Spokane crews were out all night plowing in arterials as new snow fell. Additionally, the City is initiating a Full-City Plow at 7 a.m. today.

Senate Bill 5492 moves forward in Washington Senate

Feb. 27 at 4:05 p.m. - Pilot Program of Supervision for Motor Vehicle-Related Felonies moves forward in Washington Senate

Numerica is Corporate Naming Partner at Skate Ribbon & SkyRide

Feb. 27 at 1:25 p.m. - Park Board approved a proposed naming partnership with Numerica Credit Union, providing additional free and low-cost programs

Neighborhood Dispute Over Dog Poo Ends in Arrest for Felony Assault

Feb. 27 at 1:03 p.m. - Dwight Collins was arrested for strangling his neighbor & punching the neighbor's wife. He was booked into jail for 2nd Assault & 4th Assault.

Shooting in Northeast Spokane

Feb. 25 at 8:38 a.m. - Spokane police are in the process of investigating a shooting that took place in Northeast Spokane.

Cause of fire at downtown business under investigation

Feb. 23 at 12:54 p.m. - At approximately 2:15 a.m. a fire at a commercial building in downtown Spokane was reported.

Oily rags spontaneously ignite causing yesterday’s house fire

Feb. 22 at 1:36 p.m. - Fire investigators advise yesterday’s house fire was caused by improperly disposed oil/stain rags that spontaneously ignited.

City to resume curbside yard waste pickup on Feb. 25

Feb. 22 at 9:36 a.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, Feb. 25.

City Recognizes Local Business for Excellent Management of Wastewater

Feb. 20 at 3:12 p.m. - The City of Spokane is recognizing a local business that has excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

Officers Make an Arrest at an Occupied Burglary

Feb. 19 at 10:49 a.m. - Officers make an arrest at an occupied burglary. A resident in Kendall Yards woke to find a man sleeping on her bedroom floor.

SPD recovers multitude of stolen vehicles in just over 24-hours

Feb. 17 at 5:29 a.m. - In a 27-hour period, SPD recovered 13 stolen vehicles in various parts of the City.

City Completes Full-City Plow

Feb. 15 at 12:13 p.m. - Crews will complete snow cleanup work over weekend

SPD Investigating Shooting in 2000 block E 6th Ave

Feb. 14 at 7:19 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting incident in the 2000 block of E 6th Ave.

Coffee with a Cop

Feb. 13 at 3:04 p.m. - SPD has rescheduled their Coffee with a Cop event at Burrito Loco, 3115 E. Mission Avenue to Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. - noon.

Park Board to Vote on Naming Partnership at Skate Ribbon & SkyRide

Feb. 12 at 3:10 p.m. - Possible partnership would bring additional free and low-cost programming to the Skate Ribbon

Presidents' Day is a Parking Meter Holiday

Feb. 12 at 10:54 a.m. - City of Spokane offices open as usual.

City to Begin a New Full-City Plow

Feb. 11 at 7:59 a.m. - With snow from yesterday and overnight, the City of Spokane will initiate a new Full-City Plow starting at 9 a.m. today.

City Launching a Full-City Plow

Feb. 8 at 3:08 p.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing continuing in arterials now; work in residential areas to begin soon

Coffee with a Cop

Feb. 8 at 2:27 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event Tuesday, February 12, 10 a.m. – noon at Burrito Loco, 3115 E. Mission Ave.

City Water Department Provides Advice To Avoid Frozen Water Pipes

Feb. 7 at 12:42 p.m. - With single-digit temperatures in our area, the City of Spokane’s Water Department is providing some tips to avoid frozen pipes.

Change Provides City Utility Customers with More Time to Pay Bills

Feb. 7 at 10:25 a.m. - The City of Spokane is providing customers with more time to pay their monthly bills.

SPD investigating stabbing at Northeast Albertsons

Feb. 6 at 11:31 p.m. - A female in her 70s suffered a non-life threatening stab wound and was transported to a local hospital for treatment

East Central house fire determined accidental

Feb. 6 at 5:28 p.m. - A fire that damaged an East Central home in the 3200 block of N. Regal St. this morning was determined to be accidental.

Mayor Condon to Deliver State of the City Address on Feb. 8

Feb. 6 at 3:57 p.m. - Speech will be shown live on web and Facebook

Vacant house fire leads to arrest

Feb. 6 at 3:14 p.m. - Investigators with SFD’s Special Investigation Unit confirm this morning’s vacant house fire on W. Crown Ave. was started by a warming fire.

Flags Lowered In Remembrance of City Employee

Feb. 6 at 2:27 p.m. - Flags lowered to half-staff Feb. 6

East Central home damaged by fire

Feb. 6 at 12:40 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3200 block of N. Regal St. around 11:30 a.m. upon the report of smoke issuing from a residence.

SPD Arrests Convicted Felon

Feb. 5 at 5:09 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol Team 15 and Night PACT (Patrol Anti-Crime Team) arrest convicted felon with multiple firearms, ammunition and drugs.

Learn Where Your Garbage Goes

Feb. 5 at 10:20 a.m. - Presidents’ Day Tours planned at City’s Waste to Energy Facility

Two Warming Centers Extend Their Hours of Service

Feb. 4 at 9:28 a.m. - Warming Centers prepare for cold temperatures.

Attempted Child Luring

Feb. 1 at 4:10 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigation an attempted luring that reportedly occurred yesterday near Regal and Queen around 3 p.m.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 1 at 1:54 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting the public’s help in finding a vulnerable adult.


Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives Arrest Suspect in LCHS Threats

Jan. 30 at 5:05 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Detectives have arrested a suspect in the Lewis and Clark High School social media threats.

Provide Input on Riverside Avenue Design

Jan. 25 at 12:23 p.m. - Information available during A Public Open House on Feb. 7.

Homicide Suspect Arrested

Jan. 24 at 4:20 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) has arrested Ashley S. Horning (25) for the homicide at 2100 E. Cataldo Avenue.

Creating a Vision for the Spokane River

Jan. 24 at 1:20 p.m. - Spokane River Vision Plan engagement opportunities available this spring

Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 24 at 10:17 a.m. - SPD officers were involved in an officer involved shooting (OIS). It is being investigated by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team.

Light placed too close to materials caused house fire

Jan. 24 at 9:44 a.m. - Fire investigators say a multi-bulb lamp with incandescent light bulbs placed too close to combustible materials caused an early morning fire.

Cause of early morning house fire under investigation

Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. - Two adults and their two small dogs were displaced after an early morning house fire.

EnVision Center is Preparing for Opening

Jan. 22 at 12:27 p.m. - Final preparations are coming together!

North Spokane Shooting

Jan. 22 at 10:12 a.m. - SPD responded to a north side neighborhood for a shots fired call last night. The incident erupted from on ongoing dispute between a couple neighbors.

UPDATE: Drive By Shooting in North Central Spokane

Jan. 21 at 1:18 p.m. - SPD, following up on the shooting on Atlantic, executed a search warrant on a vehicle seized that night. Officers recovered multiple firearms.

Officers Injured in Violent Encounter with Domestic Violence Suspect

Jan. 20 at 2:32 p.m. - For a 2nd time this week, officers were injured in a violent encounter w/ a suspect. One officer was treated at a hospital but has been released.

Safety Tips for MLK Day Unity March

Jan. 19 at 10:46 a.m. - We want everyone to enjoy a safe MLK Day Unity March. Spokane Police are asking citizens to leave backpacks at home if you are attending the march.

Council Member Burke to Host a Youth Town Hall

Jan. 18 at 12:05 p.m. - Join Council Member Burke for a Youth Town Hall on Jan. 30

SPD requesting public assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

Jan. 18 at 5:59 a.m. - 55 year-old David Fender was last seen in the area of 2100 E Mission during the evening hours of January 18th.

Missing Children Discovered After an Officer Assault

Jan. 17 at 9:32 a.m. - Several Spokane Police Officers were involved in a very violent confrontation on Tuesday night after stopping a male suspected of DUI driving.

SPD Major Crimes Detectives Investigating a Suspicious Incident

Jan. 16 at 1:58 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Detectives are investigating suspicious circumstances of a man found partially in the river.

Stabbing On Washington Street

Jan. 16 at 1:54 p.m. - SPD Officers were called to 400 S Washington to a report of a stabbing. Officers arrested Tayleeanne J. Guerrero for assaulting someone with scissors.

Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 15 at 2:41 p.m. - The name of the SPD officer involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) from January 7, 2019 in the 600 block of Montgomery is being released.

City Hall Accepting Everybody Counts Donations through Friday, Jan. 18

Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. - Items will be distributed during the annual point-in-time count.

Malfunctioning gas dryer to blame for fire at Tiki Lodge

Jan. 15 at 12:24 p.m. - Fire investigators say yesterday’s fire at the Tiki Lodge was caused by a malfunctioning commercial natural gas clothes dryer

City Closures Planned for MLK Day

Jan. 14 at 11:53 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

Introducing the Historic Preservation Facade Improvement Grant Program

Jan. 11 at 2:15 p.m. - The Spokane Historic Preservation Office is excited to introduce a new historic preservation incentive!

Statement from Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding OIS

Jan. 8 at 4:37 p.m. - Statement from Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS)

Arson Arrest

Jan. 8 at 2:23 p.m. - SPD and SFD responded to a vehicle fire in the North Central neighborhood yesterday. During the the investigation, it was determined to be arson.

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 8 at 12:21 p.m. - Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident tonight.

Hazmat incident prompts evacuation of Walmart

Jan. 7 at 8:27 a.m. - The North Spokane Walmart was evacuated Sunday night after several employees reported a suspicious substance on money collected.

Fire damages West Central home

Jan. 6 at 9:57 p.m. - At 5:47 p.m., Spokane Fire Department crews responded to the West Central neighborhood for a reported house fire.

Early Morning Drive-by Shooting Arrest

Jan. 4 at 4:59 p.m. - Police arrest a man for numerous felony charges after he fired a handgun in the area of Pacific Ave. and Browne St.

Riverfront Wheels Park Design Open House: January 9

Jan. 4 at 2:59 p.m. - A wheels park is planned for the north bank of Riverfront, and we'd love to hear from the wheels community about design elements they want to see.

Flags Will Be Lowered For Fallen Volunteer Fire Captain

Jan. 4 at 10:55 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff Jan. 5

Cause determined in yesterday’s vacant house fire near Government Way

Jan. 4 at 10:02 a.m. - Firefighters said individuals who broke into a vacant home and set up residence are to blame for yesterday’s house fire.

“Skate with the Chiefs” at Riverfront January 10, 2019

Jan. 3 at 10:36 a.m. - The Spokane Chiefs invite fans to join the team at the Riverfront Park Ice Ribbon in downtown Spokane on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting in Northeast Spokane

Jan. 2 at 2:36 p.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to a reported shooting in the 6600 block of N Standard.