News Releases for 2020

December

SPD Catches Real-Life Grinch

Today at 3:42 p.m. - SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) & Downtown Neighborhood Resource Officers (NRO) make an arrest in the “Real-Life Christmas Tree Grinch” theft case.

Winter Farmers Market at Riverfront Begins December 2

Today at 2:56 p.m. - Every Wednesday in Dec. 2020 and Jan. 2021, visit the Pavilion to support approx. 20 local food growers and artisans at the Winter Farmers Market.

Spokane City Council Approves Sales and Use Tax for Housing Needs

Today at 8:17 a.m. - Efforts to mitigate Spokane’s housing crisis

November

Storage Outbuilding Fire Quickly Contained

Yesterday at 10:13 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3100 Block of South Lamonte Street.

Lincoln Statue Vandalized

Yesterday at 10:10 a.m. - Spokane’s Abraham Lincoln Statue in the downtown area was vandalized on Thanksgiving Day.

SIIR Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Nov. 25 at 2:15 p.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team is investigating a Nov. 22 Officer Involved Shooting that took place in Spokane Valley.

Critically Burned Woman in Browne's Addition

Nov. 25 at 2:11 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a badly burned patient in an apartment building located in the 1600 Block of West Pacific Avenue.

Mobile Home Fire Results In Fatality

Nov. 25 at 2:08 p.m. - Monday SFD responded to a Civilian Fatality Structure Fire in the Ponderosa Mobile Home Park at 6417 North Cincinnati on Spokane's North Side.

Potential Concealed Pistol License Scams

Nov. 24 at 5:27 p.m. - SPD and the Sheriff’s Office want to make you aware of some inaccurate info and potential scams, regarding the obtaining of a valid Washington CPL.

Critical Injuries From Basement Fire

Nov. 23 at 10:55 a.m. - Late night basement fire results in two adults being critical burns.

Structure Fire in Sprague Union District

Nov. 23 at 10:51 a.m. - Nov. 22, SFD responded to the report of a structure on fire in the 1600 Block of East 1st Avenue.

Numerous Incidents on I-90 Friday Evening

Nov. 23 at 10:48 a.m. - Friday's shift finished up with a total of three incidents involving serious vehicle collisions on I-90.

Malicious Mischief Arrest

Nov. 20 at 4:19 p.m. - Woman breaks into vacant apartment, destroying it, as she claims to be rescuing a 6 year old child, (who is not there).

Council Members Stand In Unity with GU Students against Hate Crimes

Nov. 20 at 2:38 p.m. - Efforts to regain trust and safety to students on campus

Let's Create a Safe, Healthy Holiday Season

Nov. 20 at 2:33 p.m. - Mayor announces plan to celebrate, support local business while emphasizing healthy practices.

Riverfront Brightens Spirits: Numerica Lights Up the Night Tree Walk

Nov. 20 at 11:46 a.m. - In partnership with Numerica Credit Union, Riverfront Park will host beautiful outdoor holiday tree lights to brighten the season.

Officers respond to fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision.

Nov. 20 at 12:10 a.m. - Officers respond to fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision at Wellesley Ave and Belt St.

Hotel Room Shooting

Nov. 19 at 12:05 p.m. - Officers respond to a shooting on the 10th floor of a local hotel. Two men were treated for gunshot wounds onsite & then transported to the hospital.

Human Trafficking

Nov. 19 at 11:58 a.m. - Suspect pleads guilty and is sentenced to 120 months for two counts of 1st Degree Promoting Prostitution.

City Closures Planned For Thanksgiving

Nov. 19 at 8:43 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late after the holiday

COVID-19 update for Parks & Recreation: November 18

Nov. 18 at 8:42 p.m. - An update on COVID-19 impacts on Parks & Recreation activities

Spokane City Council to Host Virtual Housing Forum

Nov. 18 at 4:38 p.m. - Moderated by Rowena Pineda, United Way

Vapor Explosion Sends Two to the Hospital

Nov. 18 at 12:37 p.m. - Nov. 17, a first alarm response was dispatched to a residential fire in south Spokane.

Natural Gas Fire

Nov. 18 at 12:35 p.m. - On Nov. 16, SFD was dispatched to a reported illegal burn located at Holiday Inn.

City's Official Snow Season Begins; Here's the Plan

Nov. 18 at 12:04 p.m. - The City of Spokane began its official snow season this week. Now is a good time to provide an overview of the City’s snow response plan.

Major Crimes Unit Asking For Public's Help

Nov. 17 at 1:27 p.m. - MCU is asking for public's help in locating homicide suspect Garry L. Norman, 7/26/1984. If you know his whereabouts please call Crime Check.

City Launches Housing Community Survey

Nov. 17 at 1:20 p.m. - Citizen feedback is important element of Housing Action Plan

Convicted Felon Arrested

Nov. 17 at 11:40 a.m. - Suspect with female and child passengers attempted to elude SPD, crashed car, and fled the scene of the incident.

Shooting On North Division

Nov. 17 at 11:37 a.m. - SPD responded to a shooting near Heroy and Division. There were no injuries and the complainant stated he returned fire after being shot at.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Endangered Elderly Male

Nov. 17 at 2:02 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating Michael Lehan. Family went to pick him up, only to find him and his car, a red 2003 Acura coupe WA #AFR9748, missing.

SPD Responds To a Shooting

Nov. 16 at 4:02 p.m. - SPD responds to report of a drive-by shooting that left one victim with a non-life threatening bullet wound.

Regional Shelter System Plan Takes Next Step

Nov. 16 at 1:29 p.m. - Enhancements include year-round service connection, Bridge Housing program

Serious collision on Sunset Hwy sends one to hospital

Nov. 15 at 2:56 a.m. - The adult male incurred life-threatening injuries. Subsequent traffic revision resulted in additional incidents

Auto Theft Prevention

Nov. 13 at 5:41 p.m. - SPD reminds you NOT to leave your car running in the cold weather or leave your keys inside

U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park Wins Multiple Design Awards

Nov. 12 at 5:38 p.m. - The U.S. Pavilion has won sixteen awards honoring its innovative design, illumination, and service as a community gathering space.

City to Suspend Clean Green Pickup for Season on Dec. 4

Nov. 10 at 9:04 a.m. - Curbside yard and food waste customers have until Friday, Dec. 4, to finish fall yard cleanup before the service is suspended for the winter.

Man Breaks Into Residence While Family Was Home

Nov. 9 at 1:46 p.m. - Suspect armed with scissors breaks into house, resident chases him down and helps SPD locate.

East Pacific Avenue House Fire

Nov. 9 at 1:34 p.m. - At approximately 10 AM, Friday, Nov. 6, SFD was dispatched to a reported "structure fire" in the 2700-block of East Pacific Ave.

Shelter System Flexing To Add Short-Term Space

Nov. 5 at 2:42 p.m. - Additional night-by-night space added for adults during cold snap

City Updating Utility Rates for 2021 through 2023

Nov. 5 at 2:06 p.m. - The City is updating its utility rates for 2021-2023; they're designed to provide customers with predictable, affordable services.

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Is a Parking Meter Holiday

Nov. 4 at 8:25 a.m. - Garbage pickup and curbside recycling is on schedule

Workers Injured at Demo Site

Nov. 3 at 10:35 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a "long-fall" at a 1421 North Division (formerly Al's Motel).

SPD Responds To Drive-By Shooting

Nov. 2 at 6:16 p.m. - A drive-by shooting sends a man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper leg. Investigators are working to identify a suspect.

Spokane City Council Members Respond To Announcement from SRHD

Nov. 2 at 4:59 p.m. - Spokane City Council Members Karen Stratton and Betsy Wilkerson respond to Friday's announcement by Spokane Regional Health District.

Mayor's Final Proposed Budget Emphasizes Priorities

Nov. 2 at 4:46 p.m. - City Council collaboration advanced conversation, assisted in development

Mayor Appoints Alexander to Be NHHS Director

Nov. 2 at 2:19 p.m. - Portland strategic initiatives director to start Nov. 16 pending confirmation

Reckless Driver Barricaded In Vehicle

Nov. 2 at 2:10 p.m. - SPD Officers have to block a vehicle with their cars to conduct a traffic stop on a reckless driver after he refuses to yield and pull over.

SPD Parade for Local Four-Year-Old

Nov. 2 at 2:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department treats four-year-old to a birthday parade before his surgery.

City Council President Responds to SRHD Announcement

Nov. 2 at 10:43 a.m. - City Council President Breen Beggs has issued a statement in response to the announcement from Spokane Regional Health District.

October

Male Arrested after Defrauding Elderly; Damaging Homes

Oct. 30 at 9:34 p.m. - SPD’s PACT Team booked Perceleono R Lopez on felony charges after an investigation showed he was targeting elderly citizens as a “contractor”.

Road Rage Collision

Oct. 30 at 4:59 p.m. - SPD responds to a road rage incident that results in an assault with a vehicle. The collision shuts down South Regal Street for hours.

Drive by Shooting and First Degree Assault

Oct. 30 at 4:58 p.m. - Spokane Police make an arrest in a drive by shooting that resulted from what was described as a “road rage” incident, near Sharp and Standard.

Numerica Skate Ribbon Prepares to Open This Holiday Season

Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. - Riverfront Park is preparing to offer ice skating this winter under revised COVID-19 protocols. An opening date will be announced when it is known.

Early Morning Stabbing

Oct. 29 at 11:03 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers are currently investigating a non-fatal stabbing in the 3100 block of East 5th that took place earlier this morning.

Arson Arrest

Oct. 27 at 4:52 p.m. - An early morning fire was intentionally set at a downtown business. Spokane Police located the suspect a few hours later and took him into custody.

Spaces Remain Available In Flexed Shelter System

Oct. 26 at 3:23 p.m. - Dozens of spaces for adults, families went unfilled past four nights

SPD Responds To Domestic Violence Incident

Oct. 26 at 3:20 p.m. - While responding to a domestic violence call officers were confronted by the suspect and involved in a violent confrontation.

Burglary on Mallon Street

Oct. 26 at 3:12 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to a residential burglary in the 1900 block of E. Mallon Street.

City Crews Balance Response to Trees & Snow

Oct. 24 at 8:20 a.m. - City crews are clearing streets of downed trees, following the storm overnight, while continuing to plow and manage snow and ice on City streets.

Safe Driving Reminder

Oct. 23 at 12:43 p.m. - SPD reminds drivers to take some simple steps to help reduce collisions and stay safe with the first forecasted snow of the season

Providence Playscape Opens, Invites Play for All Abilities

Oct. 23 at 12:31 p.m. - City’s first all-inclusive playground made possible by a community benefit grant from Providence Health Care

SPD Request Assistance Identifying Individual Involved In an Assault

Oct. 22 at 5:03 p.m. - SPD is sending photos out to the public in an attempt to identify an involved person, related to an assault that occurred on Friday, Oct. 16.

Election Safety

Oct. 22 at 4:58 p.m. - SPD seeks to help provide a safe and secure election environment for all

Shelter System Flexing For More Short-Term Spaces

Oct. 21 at 4:25 p.m. - Extra spaces provide additional night-by-night space for adults during cold snap

Crime Stoppers Offering Reward For Info Regarding an Attempted Murder

Oct. 21 at 4:22 p.m. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to assist SPD Detectives in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an Attempted Murder/Drive by Shooting.

Male Wanted out of Idaho Arrested; Stash of Guns Located

Oct. 21 at 1:24 a.m. - SPD officers took Daniel Haslage (26) , who was armed at the time, into custody in the 9500 block of north Division on a felony warrant out of Idaho.

Group of Males Assault Construction Workers

Oct. 20 at 3:02 p.m. - A group of males assault construction workers in Kendall Yards sending one victim to the hospital with a head injury.

Suspect Attempts to Elude SPD by Cutting a Hole in the Hotel Room Wall

Oct. 20 at 2:56 p.m. - Suspect with felony warrants attempts to elude police by cutting a hole in the wall of his hotel room, is arrested shortly after.

Burn Restrictions Lifted Effective October 20, 2020

Oct. 19 at 11:39 a.m. - Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area Effective October 20, 2020

Spo-Candy Crawl

Oct. 16 at 3:37 p.m. - Hey kids*! From October 17 through 31 locate each spooky scene around downtown and decipher a riddle to earn a treat-bag full of fall goodies.

Missing Woman

Oct. 16 at 11:56 a.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance in locating a 62 year old woman

City Council Budget Committee Releases Budget Priorities Resolution

Oct. 16 at 11:31 a.m. - The Budget Committee issued its comprehensive Budget Priorities Resolution

Fall Emphasis to Move Non-Passenger Vehicles off The Streets

Oct. 15 at 1:45 p.m. - Clearing City right-of-way helps prepare for snow season

Domestic Violence Arrest

Oct. 15 at 9:33 a.m. - A female is arrested for Assault 1st degree Domestic Violence after striking her boyfriend with her vehicle.

Fatality Collision at Thurston and Regal

Oct. 14 at 12:49 p.m. - SPD, SFD, AMR, and Avista responded to a collision at Thurston and Regal. One person was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

New Street Trees to be Planted Thursday as Part of SpoCanopy

Oct. 14 at 9:37 a.m. - Thirty new street trees will be planted in the West Central and Logan neighborhoods on Thursday, October 15, 2020 as part of SpoCanopy.

SPD Responds To Report of a Man Pointing a Firearm at Passing Vehicles

Oct. 13 at 4:01 p.m. - A man pointing a handgun at passing motor vehicles was located and taken into custody near the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

SPD Requesting Assistance in Locating Missing Child

Oct. 9 at 5:24 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance locating a missing 11 year old child.

SPD launches Spokane Safe Place

Oct. 8 at 4:07 p.m. - SPD launches Spokane Safe Place to offer crime victims, particularly hate crimes, somewhere to safely wait for police response

SPD Investigating Hit and Run Collision Involving a Lime Scooter

Oct. 7 at 4:16 p.m. - SPD processed the scene of an injury hit and run collision involving a Lime scooter and a vehicle. The scooter rider received a significant injury.

Shooting In East Central

Oct. 7 at 12:07 p.m. - Shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood injures two

Monday, Oct. 12 Is a Parking Meter Holiday

Oct. 6 at 9:08 a.m. - City offices remain closed to the public

Downtown Stabbing

Oct. 6 at 8:15 a.m. - On Monday, an Officer working in the STA plaza was contacted by a male who walked up and stated he needed help and thinks he had been stabbed.

Downtown Homicide

Oct. 5 at 4:14 p.m. - Friday night, SPD responded downtown for a stabbing. One victim was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Drive by Shooting in East Central

Oct. 2 at 1:50 p.m. - A drive by shooting in East Central claims the life of a juvenile male.

Shooting Sends Man to Hospital

Oct. 1 at 4:13 p.m. - A shooting yesterday evening sent a man to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Fall Activity Guide Offers Recreation Programs Under Phase 2

Oct. 1 at 3:12 p.m. - Explore your creative side with an art class, learn a language, find your center with virtual yoga, or get outdoors with a guided snowshoeing trip.

September

Art Installation Eye Contact on Display in Riverfront Oct. 2-11, 2020

Sept. 30 at 5:42 p.m. - The Volunteers of America’s art installation Eye Contact will be on window display at the Pavilion at Riverfront Park October 2 – 11, 2020.

Two Alarm Apartment Fire

Sept. 30 at 5:02 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department, along with automatic aid partners from Spokane Valley Fire Department and AMR, responded to an apartment fire.

Two Brothers Arrested For 13 Combined Felonies

Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. - Sprayberry brothers arrested for a combined 13 felonies.

Shining Light on Behavioral Health Needs of Firefighters

Sept. 29 at 4:03 p.m. - US Army Veteran, Boone Cutler visits Spokane to share a simple message, if you need help reach out. You are not alone.

Major Crimes Unit Needs Your Assistance

Sept. 29 at 3:52 p.m. - A Spokane Police Department (SPD) Major Crimes Detective is requesting assistance from the community.

Wanted Suspect Located in Northeast Spokane

Sept. 29 at 3:47 p.m. - A suspect wanted for an overnight shooting was located in Northeast Spokane. An Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) resulted.

Application Period Open for Proposed Annual Comp Plan Amendments

Sept. 28 at 4:28 p.m. - Annual opportunity to amend City of Spokane Comprehensive Plan

Victim Trapped in Garbage Truck

Sept. 28 at 1:27 p.m. - SFD responds to a call with a male victim trapped inside a garbage truck.

SPD Needs Your Help Locating Missing Juvenile

Sept. 28 at 1:22 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department needs your help locating a missing juvenile.

SPD Protest Arrests

Sept. 28 at 1:19 p.m. - SPD arrest two people during today’s protest in Downtown Spokane

Northside House Fire

Sept. 28 at 1:13 p.m. - Saturday, Sept, 26, 8:50 am, the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire in northeast Spokane.

Natural Grocers, Beyond Pesticides Partner with Parks at Chief Garry

Sept. 28 at 12:49 p.m. - Project at Chief Garry Park extends Parks' work on pesticide reduction

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Sept. 25 at 9:40 a.m. - Two Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident.

COPS Office Was Spoofed

Sept. 24 at 5:12 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department wants to make you aware the phone number to the West Spokane C.O.P.S. office has been “Spoofed”.

Spartan Axe Honoring First Responders Debuts with SFD Dedication

Sept. 24 at 2:21 p.m. - Spokane Veteran Forged the Axe from Twin Tower Steel; Axe to be Permanently Displayed at New York City’s Fire Training Academy

Shooting Leaves Man in Critical Condition

Sept. 24 at 2:15 p.m. - A Party in the 3300 block of East Carlisle results in a shooting, one man is in critical condition at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.

Superior Court Judge Issued a Preliminary Civil Injunction

Sept. 23 at 9:10 a.m. - Judge issued a preliminary civil injunction regarding the time, manner and place of events held by one group outside the Planned Parenthood.

Help Your Firefighters Help You During National Preparedness Month

Sept. 22 at 2:35 p.m. - Sign-up for Spokane Fire Department's Community Connect

SPD Seeks Help Locating Missing Toddler

Sept. 22 at 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

Sept. 22 at 11:12 a.m. - Officers introduce themselves to neighbors during Covid-responsible open house

Flags Lowered For Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sept. 21 at 2:56 p.m. - Flags will remain lowered until her interment

Off-Duty Officer Stops Robbery

Sept. 21 at 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

Sept. 21 at 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.

Safer Air Center Closing Today

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

SPD Responds To Violent Domestic Violence Incident

Sept. 17 at 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

Sept. 17 at 10:09 a.m. - Spokane Police Department issues warning of a scam regarding photo enforced infractions.

Air Quality Improves Some, Putting Garbage Collection Back on Track

Sept. 16 at 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.

City Considering Hamblen Park for Water Tank

Sept. 15 at 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

Sept. 15 at 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

Sept. 15 at 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.

Wildland Fire (Beacon Hill)

Sept. 14 at 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

Sept. 14 at 10:50 a.m. - Update from City Council President

Hazardous Air Quality Will Impact Some Garbage Collection Today

Sept. 14 at 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.

Safer Air Center to Open for Relief from Smoke

Sept. 12 at 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.

Spokane City Council Virtual Testimony

Sept. 11 at 4:46 p.m. - Council will hear public testimony during Water Fluoridation Vote

Spokane Police Officer Shot In Exchange of Gunfire

Sept. 11 at 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

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

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

Sept. 10 at 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

Two Officers Treated At the Hospital for Unknown Exposure

Sept. 9 at 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

Sept. 9 at 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

Sept. 9 at 3:55 p.m. - Supporting Local Wildfire Resources in Malden, WA

DUI Crash

Sept. 8 at 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

Sept. 8 at 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

Sept. 8 at 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

Sept. 8 at 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

Sept. 8 at 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

Sept. 8 at 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

Sept. 8 at 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.

Man arrested for domestic violence burglary armed with a rifle.

Sept. 6 at 2:53 a.m. - Man arrested after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s residence with a rifle and threatening her through text messages.

Vehicle Trespass Arrest

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

City Closures Planned For Labor Day

Sept. 1 at 2:54 p.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late all week

Convicted Felon Shoots Himself in the Leg

Sept. 1 at 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

Sept. 1 at 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

Sept. 1 at 8:27 a.m. - $1.1 Million awarded to local organizations

August

Repeat Domestic Violence Perpetrator Arrested

Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. - SPD locates, contains and arrests repeat domestic violence perpetrator. He was booked into jail on seven felony domestic violence charges.

Spokane Flag Commission to Seek Design Submissions for a new Flag

Aug. 31 at 12:07 p.m. - Starting Sept. 1, the Flag Commission will begin accepting submissions for a design for a new City flag. Designs can be turned in until Oct. 1.

DUI Crash

Aug. 31 at 11:03 a.m. - SPD and SFD responded to a car crash where the vehicle ran through a house. The driver was placed under arrest for DUI.

SPD Responds To a Domestic Violence Call

Aug. 31 at 10:56 a.m. - SPD responded to a domestic violence call. When Officers moved in to make an arrest, the suspect used his child as a shield to avoid going to jail.

DUI Emphasis Patrol

Aug. 28 at 5:08 p.m. - SPD participates in statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign, now through Labor Day

SPD Responds To a Report Kidnapping

Aug. 28 at 3:45 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to a reported assault and wind up investigating a kidnapping.

SPD Responds To Drive-By Shooting

Aug. 28 at 3:43 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department responds to another drive by shooting.

Serious Collision

Aug. 28 at 3:41 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to an Injury Accident at Nevada and Lincoln

Fatal Collision

Aug. 28 at 3:40 p.m. - Officers respond to a fatal collision at N. Aubrey L White Parkway and W Rifle Club road.

Read and Walk story activity coming to a park near you

Aug. 28 at 8:55 a.m. - With help from Spokane Parks and Recreation and Washington State Library, Spokane Public Library installed a Read and Walk activity at Comstock Park.

Reckless Driving Arrest Leads to SIX Illegally Possessed Firearms

Aug. 27 at 7:59 p.m. - An officer on a break from court Monday saw a reckless driver on North Division. In the end, the driver was booked for 8 felonies and 3 misdemeanors.

Northside Brush Fire 8/26/20

Aug. 27 at 5:10 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to the 100-block of West Gray Court for a report of a possible brush fire.

Spokane Falls to be closed second weekend in September

Aug. 27 at 2:35 p.m. - Spokane Falls Boulevard will be closed from Howard to Monroe streets from Friday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. until Monday, Sept. 14, at 5 a.m.

Third Drive-By Shooting In Two Days

Aug. 27 at 11:48 a.m. - The third drive-by shooting in two days leads to the arrest of two more convicted felons.

City emphasizes help with utility bills

Aug. 26 at 12:07 p.m. - As the pandemic continues, the City of Spokane is emphasizing the options available to assist residential and business customers with utility bills.

Two Overnight Drive-By-Shooting

Aug. 25 at 2:30 p.m. - Two overnight drive-by shootings occurred in Spokane. A police pursuit led to an arrest in the one of the shootings.

Vehicle Prowling Arrest as Part of SPD Mission Focus

Aug. 24 at 3:37 p.m. - SPD Mission Focus on property crimes in the West Central neighborhood nets a car prowler armed with 2 pit bulls

3rd Alarm Wildland Fire

Aug. 24 at 1:14 p.m. - SFD, DNR and Fire Districts 10 and 1, pushed back flames from an urban-interface wildfire before it could damage buildings located on Westcliff Lane.

Domestic Violence Unit Needs Your Help

Aug. 21 at 3:42 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Domestic Violence Unit needs your help.

Repeat Domestic Violence Offender Arrested

Aug. 21 at 3:40 p.m. - Repeat Domestic Violence offender arrested thanks to concern from victim’s employer.

SPD Responds To Malicious Mischief Call

Aug. 21 at 3:38 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Patrol Officers respond to a malicious mischief call and end up in a standoff with an arsonist perched on a cliff.

Explosive Disposal Unit renders device safe outside Sacred Heart

Aug. 21 at 3:55 a.m. - A small pipe bomb was rendered safe by the Explosive Disposal Unit

Strangulation Arrest

Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. - Man arrested for strangling the mother of two of his children is released without a no contact order in place

Motorcycle rider dies after losing control on Nevada St/N Foothills Dr

Aug. 19 at 8:50 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the report of a vehicle versus motorcycle collision on N Nevada St near E Euclid Ave.

Northwest Spokane Has Two Armed Robberies in Three Hours

Aug. 19 at 3:14 p.m. - SPD responds to two armed robberies at a Zip Trip gas stations, they have one suspect in custody and are still searching for at least one more.

3500 block of E Jackson - House Fire

Aug. 18 at 5:46 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential fire in the 3500 block of E Jackson this morning just after 11 a.m.

Pools & Splash Pads Remain Closed This Summer Under Phase 2

Aug. 18 at 2:53 p.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation made the difficult decision to begin winterizing pools and splash pads for 2020.

Convicted Felon Arrested Again For Lewd Behavior

Aug. 18 at 1:27 p.m. - Septuagenarian with lengthy criminal history arrested for indecent exposure in store parking lot.

Auto Pedestrian Collision with Life Threatening Injuries

Aug. 18 at 12:40 p.m. - Officers responded to an auto vs pedestrian collision with life threatening injuries as well as the resulting altercations stemming from the collision

Road Rage Incident

Aug. 18 at 12:36 p.m. - SPD responds to reports of a road rage incident that involves a gun, a knife, a knocked out tooth, and ends in a DUI arrest.

Reckless/DUI Driver Threatens Police Officer

Aug. 18 at 9:27 a.m. - Reckless driver threatens fellow motorist before realizing the person he is threatening is a police officer. Gets arrested for DUI.

Officers Respond To Stabbing At Witter Aquatic Center

Aug. 18 at 9:21 a.m. - Argument over parking turns to a fight, leaving two males stabbed.

Drive by Shooting

Aug. 18 at 9:07 a.m. - SPD Officers respond to a drive by shooting in the area of 4th and Magnolia. Officers found a residence in the area with several bullet holes.

3rd Alarm Wildland-Urban Interface Fire

Aug. 18 at 8:55 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a Greater Alarm Brush Fire at 6320 West Sunset Frontage Road in the City's West Hills Neighborhood.

City to Update Street Design Standards

Aug. 17 at 1:19 p.m. - The City plans to update its Street Design Standards that govern the development, redevelopment and reconstruction of facilities in the right of way.

City Awards First Round Of CARES Act Funds

Aug. 14 at 10:32 a.m. - $2.9 million in awards being finalized with opportunity for second round of funding

Stolen Mail and Yard Art

Aug. 13 at 1:59 p.m. - Photos of stolen items attached

Homicide Investigation

Aug. 13 at 1:28 p.m. - Early morning stabbing in north Spokane becomes another homicide.

Alderman Twins Arrested For Cyberstalking

Aug. 12 at 4:36 p.m. - Twin sisters arrested for a combined 18 counts of cyberstalking for sending death threats and images of dead/mutilated animals online.

SPD arrests subject who tried to throw victim off Monroe St Bridge.

Aug. 12 at 1:01 a.m. - SPD quickly arrests suspect who, after a brief interaction, lifted a victim up and partially over the Monroe St Bridge railing

Stolen Jar

Aug. 11 at 2:33 p.m. - Officers need the public’s help locating the owner of an item seized from a convicted felon's car.

Shadle Area Garage Fire

Aug. 11 at 2:30 p.m. - SPD along with automatic aid from our partners at Fire District 9 responded to a report of a possible garage fire.

City Launches New Menu of Water Wise Rebate Options for Customers

Aug. 10 at 4:17 p.m. - The City Water Department is launching a menu of Water Wise rebate options to help customers save money while saving water.

Riverfront Park Gun Incident

Aug. 10 at 8:54 a.m. - On Sunday morning a male went through downtown threatening numerous people, assaulting a couple and threatened another with a handgun.

Ash DUI Crash

Aug. 10 at 8:49 a.m. - Another DUI collision in north Spokane has left a homeowner with a large mess to clean up and a fence to repair.

Major Crimes Detectives Investigated a Homicide in Browne’s Addition

Aug. 10 at 8:41 a.m. - Major Crimes investigated a homicide in Browne’s Addition. The investigation concluded with the arrest of a male for Murder 2nd degree.

Wanted Man Taken Into Custody

Aug. 10 at 8:35 a.m. - Wanted felony assault suspect from King County was located in Spokane and taken into custody.

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Aug. 10 at 8:29 a.m. - Two SPD officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting incident. The officers fired their service weapons at an armed robbery suspect.

Burglar arrested when he attempted to return to the scene.

Aug. 10 at 1:17 a.m. - Burglar arrested in stolen vehicle when he attempted to return to the scene of the crime.

Eat Good Group to Begin Temporary Operations at Riverfront Park

Aug. 7 at 3:05 p.m. - The Eat Good Group, LLC will begin temporary operations at Riverfront on Monday, August 10. The café will be open daily from 11 A.M. - 7 P.M.

Mayor, Council, SPD Discussing Reforms

Aug. 6 at 2:38 p.m. - Ground rules established for collaborative approach to continuous improvement`

City to Issue Interim Permits for Restaurants

Aug. 5 at 8:54 a.m. - Provisional permits will be provided while review process underway

Flags Lowered For Fallen Trooper Justin Schaffer

Aug. 5 at 8:02 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff Aug. 5

Flags Lowered for Fallen Bothell Police Officer Jonathan Shoop

Aug. 4 at 8:19 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff Aug. 4

Major Crimes Makes an Arrest in the Fatal Shooting from Last Week

Aug. 4 at 8:12 a.m. - Major Crimes Detectives make an arrest in the fatal shooting from last week on east Nebraska.

Second Alarm Apartment Fire

Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. - A tenacious effort by over forty firefighters spared the bulk of a South Hill apartment building.

Wildland-Urban Interface Fire

Aug. 3 at 12:57 p.m. - SFD and SCFD responded to a growing wildland fire driven by 10-20 mph sustained winds in dry grasses and light brush.

July

Two Separate DV Calls End without Incident with De-Escalation Efforts

July 31 at 4:26 p.m. - Two Domestic Violence (DV) calls successfully de-escalated, one with use of Bear Cat, one with K9

Three Lives Saved: Family Credits SFD Installed Smoke Alarms

July 31 at 4:23 p.m. - Manufactured homeowner on Inland Empire Way credits smoke alarms installed by SFD’s Smoke Alarm Install Program w/ alerting her to a fire in her home.

City Partners With Lime on COVID-19 Prevention Strategy

July 31 at 12:20 p.m. - Launching coordinated response to recent increase in cases

Three DUI Crashes (One Fatality) and Two Additional DUI Arrests

July 31 at 12:15 p.m. - In less than 7 hours on Tuesday, SPD responded to an unusually large number of DUI related crashes and incidents, one of them resulting in a fatality.

Armed Robbery at a North Division Business

July 31 at 9:17 a.m. - Spokane Police respond to an Armed Robbery at a North Division Business after an employee was held at gunpoint by two men.

ATM Robbery

July 31 at 9:15 a.m. - Wed. night a female had gotten money from an ATM on the south hill. Moments later she was approached by 2 subjects who had a gun & demanded her money.

Flags Will Be Lowered For Late Firefighter

July 31 at 8:55 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff August 3

Officer Assaulted; Suspect Arrested After Hours Long Standoff

July 29 at 11:25 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer who responded to a residence on the report of Domestic Violence and was assaulted as he attempted to detain the suspect.

Where the Buffalo Roam

July 29 at 1:54 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to reports of bison roaming South Hill.

Spokane Police Activities League

July 29 at 8:57 a.m. - PAL is up and running an eighth straight season!

Work to Repair Wall Street between Garland & Wall to begin Monday

July 28 at 2:18 p.m. - On Monday, Aug. 3, the City of Spokane Street Department will begin work on a project to repair Wall Street between Garland and Wellesley avenues.

West Central House Fire

July 28 at 1:14 p.m. - On July 28, units of the Spokane Fire Department were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 2600 Block of W. Mallon Ave.

Brownes Addition Shed Fire

July 28 at 1:12 p.m. - On July 28, units of the Spokane Fire Department were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 2300 block of W 3rd Ave in Brownes Addition

SFD is Saddened to Announce the Death of Recently Retired Firefighter

July 28 at 7:33 a.m. - SFD is saddened to announce the death of recently retired Firefighter Ed Foster on July 26, 2020 due to complications from a cardiac event.

Crime Spree

July 27 at 3:30 p.m. - Shoplifting suspect so prevalent that employees knew him by name arrested after an almost two month long theft spree.

Fire in Vacant Residential Structure

July 27 at 11:38 a.m. - Spokane Fire responds to a residential fire in northeast Spokane.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

July 23 at 3:10 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing/vulnerable adult.

City Asks Public About How to Connect Fish Lake & Centennial trails

July 22 at 3:37 p.m. - The City is studying how to connect Fish Lake Trail to the Centennial Trail. An online public meeting is set for Tuesday, July 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

White Elephant Reuniting with Looff Carrousel Animals in Riverfront

July 22 at 3:34 p.m. - One of the iconic figures from The White Elephant stores will soon have a new home in Riverfront Park at the Looff Carrousel building.

Early Morning Extrication 7/22/2020

July 22 at 12:30 p.m. - Units from SFD and SVFD were dispatched to a vehicle extrication at the intersection of Freya and Springfield.

Man Is Shot During an Argument Downtown

July 21 at 4:28 p.m. - Victim transported with non-life threatening injuries after altercation downtown ended in gunfire.

City Asking For CARES Act Funding Priorities

July 21 at 3:32 p.m. - Community survey launched for public feedback in allocating resources

Area Fire Marshals and Surrounding Cities Enact Burn Restriction

July 20 at 7:30 a.m. - Burn restrictions in effect Monday, July 20

SPD Investigates Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash in South Spokane

July 17 at 3:58 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a vehicle vs pedestrian crash on S Southeast Blvd., near E 25th Ave.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: July 16, 2020

July 17 at 2:23 p.m. - An update on impacts to Parks & Recreation amidst COVID-19. Select recreation programs resume June 20 with modifications.

Car Prowler Pulls a Knife

July 16 at 3:25 p.m. - Car prowling suspect assaults witness with knife and flees before being arrested.

SPD Arrests Domestic Violence after Standoff on Roof

July 15 at 4:48 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Domestic Violence suspect after a standoff on the roof of a building in the 800 block of W Riverside Ave.

A Self-Inflicted Gunshot Sends a Convicted Felon to Jail

July 15 at 4:45 p.m. - SPD Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the area of 3900 N. Stone Street.

Repeat Vehicle Thief Arrested Again

July 15 at 4:42 p.m. - Repeat car thief arrested again, for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

Public Service Announcement

July 14 at 4:23 p.m. - Beware of another scam that has surfaced in Spokane.

City to Provide Rental Assistance Funds for Families Affected By COVID

July 14 at 3:54 p.m. - Partnership with Spokane Workforce Council will deploy $500,000

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project

July 14 at 1:57 p.m. - The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project Committee has decided to postpone this year’s memorial service to May 2021.

Downtown Precinct Officers Arrest a Man for 1st Degree Burglary

July 14 at 1:42 p.m. - Methamphetamine, a pulled fire alarm, and stolen clothing ends in the arrest of a man for 1st degree Burglary.

Sunday Morning Commercial Fire

July 13 at 11:09 a.m. - At approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday, the SFD received a 911 call reporting smoke and fire coming from a former Pizza Hut building at 227 W 3rd Avenue.

Residential Structure Fire 7/10/2020

July 13 at 11:04 a.m. - Units from the SFD and Fire District 8 were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire located in the 4100 block of South Bellegrove Ln.

East Central Shooting Sends One Main to the Hospital

July 9 at 12:12 p.m. - A shooting in East Central sends one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound. The shooter has not been located.

SPD Officer Charged In Car Accident

July 9 at 10:32 a.m. - SPD Officer charged in an injury collision, to appear in court next week.

Spokane Police Chief Named President of WASPC

July 8 at 4:57 p.m. - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl named President of statewide law enforcement organization

Major Crimes Detectives Are Looking For Assistance from the Community

July 8 at 1:15 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives are looking for assistance from the community in their shooting investigation that occurred on July 3, 2020.

Convicted Felon Steals Purse from Elderly Woman

July 8 at 12:48 p.m. - A convicted felon victimizes an octogenarian while she was loading groceries into her car.

North Spokane Crash

July 6 at 8:16 a.m. - Driver was taken into custody for vehicular assault. Two juveniles were taken to a local hospital for their injuries.

Woman arrested for Robbery from Northtown Mall.

July 3 at 1:27 a.m. - Woman arrested after she shoplifted from Buckle at Northtown Mall and assaulted employees with pepper spray.

Spokane Police Recover Stolen Bike worth an Estimated $6,000

July 1 at 9:45 a.m. - Spokane Police recover stolen mountain bike worth an estimated $6,000 after short pursuit through Mission Park area.

Chief Meidl's Letter to the Community

July 1 at 9:42 a.m. - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl's letter to the community.

June

Mayor Issues Statement About Police Contract

June 29 at 5:23 p.m. - City Council scheduled to consider contract tonight during meeting tonight

Lime Scooters To Return July 1

June 29 at 5:13 p.m. - Public health protections in place for re-launch

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

June 29 at 2:47 p.m. - Neighborhood Fireworks Shows scheduled

Leave it to the Professionals. Including Sparklers.

June 29 at 2:24 p.m. - SFD reminds community that amateur fireworks are illegal.

Civilian Fatality from a Residential Fire This Morning

June 29 at 2:20 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential fire in the 1900 Block of East 6th Avenue at 3:15 this morning.

SPD Quickly Locates and Arrests Bombing Suspect

June 29 at 2:16 p.m. - Police quickly locate and arrest the suspect that set off a bomb in a northeast neighborhood, due to the keen eye of several residents who called 911.

Spokane Police Reform History

June 26 at 6:41 p.m. - SPD highlights some of the strong work currently underway and completed toward reform

Drive-in 4th of July Fireworks at multiple sites across Spokane

June 26 at 12:01 p.m. - Spokane Indians Baseball Club, City Parks & Rec, County Parks, and Spokane Public Schools partner with underwriters to offer four drive-in shows

Knife wielding man in Mission Park arrested without injury to anyone.

June 25 at 9:29 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the Mission Park for several reports of a male threatening park goers with a knife.

Residential Fire this Morning in Indian Trail

June 25 at 5:47 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential fire in north Spokane. Neighbors called 911 after seeing smoke billowing from the home's top floor and roofline.

Fatal Shooting near Monroe and Augusta

June 24 at 4:31 p.m. - A fatal shooting occurred Tuesday, June 23 just after 2:30 p.m. One male is deceased and the other involved subject is cooperating with police.

City’s First All-Inclusive Playground Design Revealed

June 24 at 11:49 a.m. - Designs were unveiled today for the City’s first all-inclusive playground, funded by a community benefit grant from Providence Health Care.

Spokane leads $550 million national settlement on PCB contamination

June 24 at 10:43 a.m. - The City of Spokane, along with 12 other governmental entities, announced a proposed nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto over PCBs.

Juvenile with knife taken to the hospital for mental health help.

June 23 at 11:12 p.m. - Knife wielding 10-year-old, in crisis, safely taken into protective custody and provided with mental health care after incident.

Inclusive Playground Design Reveal in Riverfront Park: a virtual event

June 23 at 4:08 p.m. - A virtual event to unveil designs for the City’s first all-inclusive playground, funded by a community benefit grant from Providence Health Care.

Community Court to Resume

June 23 at 3:26 p.m. - Court will be held starting June 29 and 30

Manito Mirror Pond Rehabilitation Project Complete

June 23 at 2:31 p.m. - Visitors to Manito Park will see a healthier Mirror Pond as the result of a recent rehabilitation project.

Spokane Man with Multiple Felonies Arrested Again

June 23 at 1:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team (PACT) Sergeant arrests a multiple time convicted felon in possession of a stolen motorcycle, drugs, and a firearm.

Early Morning Arson

June 22 at 4:43 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to a series of early morning fires in north Spokane. SPD asking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest.

Incendiary Vehicle Fires in North Spokane

June 22 at 4:39 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to several early morning fires in the north Spokane area.

Project to Add Left-Turn Signals on Hamilton Corridor to Begin

June 22 at 9:10 a.m. - A project to improve safety on the Hamilton Street Corridor from Desmet to North Foothills is set to begin on June 29 and continue into November.

Sus Arrested for Multiple Felonies after Scared Victim Texts for Help

June 21 at 9:44 p.m. - SPD responded to a DV victim’s texts for help because she couldn’t safely call 911. Keman Rhone was arrested w/o incident for several felonies.

Food Trucks at Manito

June 19 at 2:49 p.m. - Food Trucks at Manito Park for the remainder of the month of June!

Two Overdoses Prevented In an Hour with Narcan

June 18 at 1:15 p.m. - SPD responds and uses Narcan to save lives at two separate incidents of apparent drug overdoses in under an hour.

Missing/Runaway 10 Year Old Child

June 17 at 7:19 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a 10 year-old runaway child.

SPD Responds To a DV Call

June 17 at 6:20 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to Domestic Violence call and arrest naked suspect without incident after de-escalation.

SPD Responds To a Domestic Violence Call

June 17 at 6:14 p.m. - Spokane police officers respond to a domestic violence call involving an ax.

Historic Rose Apartments Moving Around the Corner

June 15 at 11:40 a.m. - East Central preserves the past and saves affordable housing

SPD Responds To Shooting with a Victim

June 15 at 11:36 a.m. - SPD responds to a shooting with a victim on Division near the I-90 Overpass. There is no suspect info and no indication that this was a random act.

Commercial Building Fire in Hillyard

June 15 at 11:31 a.m. - SFD responded to an early morning fire in a commercial warehouse in the 3800 block of East Rowan Avenue.

Protest Arrests

June 12 at 5:57 p.m. - SPD continues to arrest people who committed crimes during the protest turned riot/looting on May 31st in downtown Spokane.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: June 12, 2020

June 12 at 12:55 p.m. - An update on Parks & Recreation spaces and programs

DOA 1600 South Riverton

June 12 at 10:05 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit is on scene at the discovery of a deceased male in the 1600 block of E. South Riverton.

Project to Replace Post St Bridge Gets Under Way on Wednesday, June 17

June 11 at 3:44 p.m. - Bridge will be closed for two years

Utility Vault Fire Downtown Business District

June 5 at 12:36 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire alarm activation at 510 W. Riverside Ave.

Playgrounds re-open under Spokane Regional Health District guidance

June 5 at 12:15 p.m. - Health Officer lifts previous directive to close playgrounds

Watch for Traffic Signals Out in Downtown

June 5 at 8:04 a.m. - Here’s a quick reminder for motorists who might face a signalized intersection without power: When the power’s out, everybody stops.

Work to Resume on CSO Project Next to Downtown Library

June 4 at 3:36 p.m. - Final work on the last of the City ’s projects to reduce overflows from combined sewers to the Spokane River is scheduled to begin on June 8.

Male Rescued from Spokane River

June 4 at 8:26 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a water rescue near the Sandifur Bridge.

Mayor Has Enacted A Curfew Beginning At 8:15 P.M.

June 1 at 10:55 p.m. - Curfew beginning at 8:15 pm until 5 a.m. Tuesday. The order is in effect from Division to Maple and Fifth to Boone.

SPD Thanks Officers/Deputies for a Job Well Done

June 1 at 7:27 p.m. - Outstanding work by Spokane police officers & officers/deputies from neighboring agencies minimized injuries & property damage during downtown rioting

City Provides Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

June 1 at 3:14 p.m. - For 2019, the City met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water quality standards. See the 2019 report.

May

Mayor Woodward Has Enacted A Curfew Beginning Immediately

May 31 at 8:50 p.m. - Mayor Woodward has enacted a curfew beginning immediately until 5 a.m. Monday. The order is in effect from Division to Maple and Fifth to Boone.

Motor Escort Leaves Spokane Monday Morning

May 29 at 6:22 p.m. - SPD and SCSO to send off cross country motorcycle ride honoring law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2019.

SPD Makes Drug Arrest

May 29 at 5:11 p.m. - Spokane PD makes drug arrest after being alerted by concerned citizen

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: May 29, 2020

May 29 at 4 p.m. - An update on impacts to Parks & Recreation programs and facilities

Riverfront’s Numerica SkyRide Re-Opens Friday, May 29, 2020

May 28 at 2:26 p.m. - The Numerica SkyRide will re-open as part of Safe Start Washington phase 2, with revised operating procedures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Mayor Signs Executive Order to Assist Restaurants & Retail Recovery

May 28 at 2:08 p.m. - Action paves way for more outside seating and use of sidewalks for retail

Council Seeks Public Feedback on Water Conservation Plan

May 27 at 3:25 p.m. - The City Council is seeking input from citizens on the draft 2020 Water Conservation Master Plan that will be considered for adoption on June 1.

Traffic Stop Leads To Two Arrests

May 27 at 2:57 p.m. - Traffic stop leads to two arrests for narcotics and felon in possession of a firearm.

Two Drive-By Shootings Occurred Overnight

May 27 at 2:53 p.m. - Two drive-by shootings occurred overnight. A victim received a life threatening injury in the first incident. No injuries were reported in the second.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Driver Arrested With Citizen's Help

May 26 at 4:07 p.m. - An officer located a stolen vehicle, the suspect attempted to elude before abandoning the car. A citizen's reporting led to SPD locating the driver.

Six Officers Quarantining After Arresting the Same Man Twice In a Week

May 26 at 3:50 p.m. - A man who has tested positive for COVID–19 and refuses to self-isolate has been arrested twice in five days, sending six SPD officers into quarantine.

On-Street Parking Meter Charges Resume May 26

May 26 at 9:41 a.m. - City continues curbside 10 minute pick-up zones to support businesses

ROP Released and Continues to Victimize the Spokane

May 23 at 7:35 p.m. - Brian Danner, part of the ROP since '04, was released on bond in November, failed to comply with his release terms, and was rearrested May 3rd.

City Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Coronavirus Victims

May 22 at 3:32 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff through the Memorial Day weekend

Reopening Plans Should Include Flushing Pipes

May 22 at 10:09 a.m. - Businesses located in buildings that have been mostly vacant for weeks should add one more task to their to-do lists—flushing the water pipes.

Citizens invited to Comment on Update to Six-Year Street Program

May 22 at 9:38 a.m. - The City of Spokane is seeking your comments on the annual update of its Six-Year Comprehensive Streets Program.

Flags to be Lowered for Memorial Day

May 22 at 8:42 a.m. - Flags to fly at half-staff for Memorial Day

Fallen Officers Remembered

May 21 at 5:24 p.m. - Fallen law enforcement officers to be honored with permanent graveside marker.

Stand Off Ends Peacefully

May 21 at 8:34 a.m. - A stand off in the 500 block of W 23rd ends peaceably when and armed man surrenders to the Spokane Police SWAT Team.

Spokane Experiences Another Homicide

May 20 at 5:59 p.m. - Spokane experiences another homicide this year. This death occurred in an apartment building across from SPD's Downtown Precinct.

Car Crashes into the Fox Theater

May 19 at 12:43 p.m. - This morning a car narrowly missed a pedestrian and crashed into the FOX Theater after running red lights, and traveling at speeds of 60 – 70 mph.

City Closures Planned for Memorial Day

May 19 at 8:31 a.m. - City golf courses are open

Police Officer Assaulted During Downtown Traffic Stop

May 18 at 4:50 p.m. - Spokane Police Department officer assaulted during a downtown traffic stop on Sunday, May 17.

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: May 18, 2020

May 18 at 2:38 p.m. - An update on golf operations

City Business Loan Program Making A Difference

May 15 at 6:02 p.m. - Funds still available for businesses preparing to reopen

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 at 10:39 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

Suspect Arrested On Warrant Smashed Head Against SPD Vehicle

May 14 at 1:38 p.m. - Suspect smashes head against SPD vehicle, says he will claim it was the officer that hit him with his car. The incident was recorded on body cam.

Behavioral Health Unit Sees Success amidst COVID-19 Challenges

May 14 at 1:26 p.m. - BHU has strong success despite adjusted services due to COVID-19 and an increased number of people in crisis during the statewide lockdown.

Scammers Making Unemployment Claims Using Stolen Information

May 13 at 10:55 p.m. - Everyone is trying to make the best of the current situation due to COVID; unfortunately that includes scammers making fraudulent unemployment claims.

Suspect Threatens Wheelchair-Bound Senior with Knife

May 13 at 4:25 p.m. - Eighteen year old, 6’3”, 250 lb. suspect threatens wheelchair-bound senior with knife while stealing his phone.

Attempted Arson Suspect Arrested

May 12 at 1:33 p.m. - Suspect arrested for attempting to burn down house with ex-girlfriend asleep inside.

Launch of Community Connect Database

May 11 at 5:20 p.m. - SFD has been working with technology partner First due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property

Lewis and Clark High School Construction Burglary

May 11 at 5:12 p.m. - SPD Officer responded to a commercial alarm in the New Construction Area of Lewis and Clark High School, located in the 600 block of West 5th Avenue.

Double DUI from Downtown Collision

May 11 at 5:09 p.m. - Driver arrested for DUI after causing a crash in the downtown area. The tow truck driver that responded to the crash was also arrested for DUI.

Eluding Arrest from N Division Street

May 11 at 5:03 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest eluding suspect who drove northbound on N Division St., in the southbound lanes of travel, at speeds approaching 100 mph.

City to restart self-haul services for clean green, recycling at WTE

May 11 at 9:32 a.m. - The City of Spokane will accept clean green and recycling from public self-haul customers at its Waste-to-Energy Facility again starting today.

Reported Road Rage Shooting, Isn't What It Appeared

May 8 at 4:56 p.m. - Police respond to an alleged road rage shooting on HWY 195 and determine that the alleged victim had actually shot himself in the leg at his home.

Stolen Guitars

May 8 at 4:53 p.m. - Suspect arrested for stealing and pawning multiple guitars during the month of December 2019.

Early Morning West Central Structure Fire

May 8 at 4:52 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department extinguished a structure fire at 1317 North Wall Street.

South Hill Fire Follow-Up

May 8 at 4:48 p.m. - Spokane Fire extinguishes a rapidly growing natural cover fire in a South Hill alley.

Brandishing and Collision at Division and Indiana

May 8 at 8:37 a.m. - Reckless driver causes collision at Division and Indiana.

Officer Breaks Arm during Arrest

May 7 at 3:04 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer received a broken arm while taking a wanted man to the ground during a trespass and open / consume contact downtown.

Car Lot Damage

May 6 at 8:49 p.m. - Suspects cause almost $60,000 in damage to vehicles at car lot.

14-Year-Old Girl Stops Vehicle Theft

May 6 at 8:47 p.m. - Truck theft thwarted by victim’s 14 year old daughter who chased down the vehicle on foot.

Mayor Appreciates Clarity on Reopening Spokane

May 6 at 5:23 p.m. - Guidance and criteria welcomed and appreciated in evolving process

SPD Arrests 19 Time Convicted Felon

May 5 at 3:58 p.m. - Surveillance cameras, alert police officer, key to putting 19 time convicted felon back behind bars.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: May 5, 2020

May 5 at 2:41 p.m. - An update on Parks & Recreation activities/spaces, and our actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

One Occupant Pulled from Car Submerged in Spokane River After Crash

May 5 at 1:54 a.m. - Officers & citizens pulled a male from a car in the river. He was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. South Riverton is now open.

3 Separate Car Thieves Were Arrested and/or Released Over the Weekend

May 4 at 5:34 p.m. - Three separate car thieves were arrested and/or released over the weekend perpetuating a chronic property crime spree plaguing citizens of Spokane.

Domestic Violence Flyer

May 4 at 5:29 p.m. - City residents to receive a resource flyer in their utility bill to help combat domestic violence

Suspects Crash Vehicle While Fleeing Scene of Violent Confrontation

May 4 at 5:26 p.m. - Suspect crashes vehicle at E Hartson and Fourth Avenue while fleeing scene of a violent confrontation.

SPD Requests Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

May 4 at 5:19 p.m. - Spokane Police request public assistance in identifying a south hill burglar.

Brush Fire Riverside State Park

May 4 at 5:15 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department and Department of Natural Resources respond to a fire in the area near North TJ Meenach Drive and West Downriver.

SPD safely arrests pitchfork wielding assault suspect

May 4 at 1:54 a.m. - The victim received minor injuries after being attacked with a pitchfork

Shooting at Cannon Park leaves multiple injured

May 3 at 6:51 p.m. - Around 4PM, SPD received multiple reports of shots being fired on the East side of Cannon Park. Multiple people are being treated at area hospitals

Police Encounter Few Problems at May Day March/Protest

May 1 at 5:14 p.m. - Several hundred people gathered to protest the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Officers were staged to monitor the event in order to keep the peace.

Tell Us What You Think about Work to Extend the Centennial Trail

May 1 at 10:14 a.m. - The City is working on a proposed project to complete a missing section of the Centennial Trail in West Central. What do you think?

April

Wednesday Afternoon Apartment Fire

April 30 at 4:48 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department extinguished an apartment fire in the 1500 block of West Mission Avenue.

SPD Officer Terminated

April 30 at 4:43 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department terminated Officer Kristofer Henderson.

City Focuses On Regional Shelter Needs as Warming Center Contracts End

April 29 at 12:42 p.m. - “Street Medicine” program, alternative care available

Downriver, Qualchan, Indian Canyon, & Esmeralda Re-open May 5, 2020

April 29 at 11:48 a.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation’s golf courses are preparing to re-open on May 5 with revised operations.

Fire at Waste to Energy Plant

April 28 at 5:13 p.m. - SFD and Waste to Energy Plant employees work together to extinguish garbage fire.

Recreational Vehicle Fire Spreads Due To High Winds

April 27 at 4:17 p.m. - High winds carry flaming debris to nearby home.

NorthTown Mall Incident

April 27 at 2:46 p.m. - Spokane Fire and Fire District 9 respond to a 911 report of a fire located in the basement at NorthTown Mall.

South Hill Structure Fire

April 27 at 2:43 p.m. - SFD and Fire District 8 extinguish structure fire.

City Details the $10 Million in Additional Street Maintenance Work

April 27 at 2:30 p.m. - Program invests in arterials and community economic recovery

Strong Response to Covid-Response Survey

April 27 at 1:37 p.m. - Respondents participated via e-newsletter and online sources

Looff Carrousel Dome Roof Being Resurfaced

April 27 at 11:43 a.m. - Beginning this week, the dome roof of the Looff Carrousel building will be resurfaced under warranty

Downtown Protest Arrest

April 22 at 4:15 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers make an arrest for Malicious Mischief when a woman throws eggs at cars from her fourth floor apartment downtown.

SPD Helps Families in Need

April 22 at 4:10 p.m. - Six grateful families receive a gift of food and more, thanks to the Spokane Police Department and other community partners

SPD Arrests Suspect Who Slashed Tires on Eight Vehicles

April 21 at 4:43 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested a suspect who slashed tires on eight different vehicles with a knife.

Spokane Woman Arrested For Threatening a Man with a Taser

April 21 at 4:41 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest woman for threatening a man with, and discharging a Taser during an argument.

Serious Collision

April 17 at 9:16 p.m. - SPD Collision Investigators are investigating an accident that occurred at the intersection of Nevada and Sanson a little after 4pm, Friday, April 17.

Domestic Violence Suspect Released Multiple Times

April 17 at 9:13 p.m. - A Spokane man who violated a Domestic Violence order of protection twice in two days was released a second time.

Downtown Commercial Structure Fire

April 16 at 8:30 p.m. - SFD responds to fire at Cruz Custom Boots at 209 West Main Avenue.

Body Recovered by SFD Water Rescue Team

April 16 at 8:24 p.m. - SFD responds to Upriver Drive Dam to remove a deceased person from the Spokane River.

City Offers Aid To Local Businesses

April 16 at 4:50 p.m. - Gives small businesses opportunity to access affordable loans.

Prolific Offender Arrested

April 15 at 3:13 p.m. - Repeat felon arrested for possession of stolen motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

April 15 at 3:10 p.m. - SPD needs help finding missing Kateryna Liubaia.

Increased Investment in Public Infrastructure to Assist With Recovery

April 15 at 12:45 p.m. - Additional $10 million in work to be added to existing plans

City Announces Utility Bill Assistance Program for Businesses

April 14 at 11 a.m. - Deferrals available for businesses facing financial hardship

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 13 at 4:22 p.m. - Thank you SREC, SPD Dispatch and SFD Dispatch!

Increase in Possible Illegal Burning Calls

April 13 at 3:53 p.m. - Area fire departments are seeing an increase in calls for possible illegal burning.

Easter Morning Garage Fire

April 13 at 3:47 p.m. - Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a garage fire and keep it from significantly progressing to the living space or to nearby apartments.

Man Booked on Felony Assaults after Intentionally Coughing on Officers

April 9 at 11:37 p.m. - Officers were attempting to arrest a woman on warrants when her brother intentionally coughed in both officers' faces.

Bank SCAM

April 9 at 5:10 p.m. - Scam where criminals are using fictitious numbers, in calls/texts that show to a local bank in order to trick un-suspecting people out of their PIN.

Couple Arrested, Again

April 9 at 12:52 p.m. - A Spokane couple was arrested for drug charges after they were observed using needles while at the pumps of a local gas station.

Homeowner Interrupts Theft

April 9 at 12:49 p.m. - Thieves arrested after a homeowner interrupts an attempted theft from the victims garage.

West Central House Fire

April 9 at 12:47 p.m. - 24 firefighters from SFD and SCFD respond to house fire.

Afternoon GU District Fire

April 9 at 12:43 p.m. - 25 SFD firefighters responds to residential structure fire.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

April 7 at 6:09 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Domestic Violence Unit is looking for assistance in locating a wanted subject.

Governor Signs Affordable Housing Legislation

April 5 at 1:39 p.m. - House Bill 2497 centerpiece of City Council’s Legislative Agenda

Early Morning Fire In East Central

April 3 at 8:05 p.m. - SFD and SVFD respond to a report of a 53' semi trailer on fire.

Suspected Officer Impersonation

April 3 at 8:03 p.m. - SPD has received two complaints of a citizen being approached by someone impersonating a police officer.

Repeat Offender Released and Immediately Re-Offends

April 2 at 6:40 p.m. - Repeat offender arrested again just over two weeks after his most recent arrest. Charged with multiple counts of theft and identity theft.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: April 2, 2020

April 2 at 4:25 p.m. - Virtual recreation during Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 30, 2020

April 2 at 10:54 a.m. - An update on actions golf courses, under City of Spokane Parks & Recreation, are taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: April 1, 2020

April 2 at 9:51 a.m. - An update on actions Parks & Recreation is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Major Residence Fire

April 1 at 6:38 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a vehicle into a house with a resulting structure fire.

DUI Crash Causes House Fire

April 1 at 6:32 p.m. - Officers respond to serious collision resulting in a major residence fire.

Spokane City Council Welcomes New Affordable Housing Resources

April 1 at 3:05 p.m. - Governor Inslee signed HB 1590, allowing local governments to put more resources toward affordable housing in their communities

March

Project Share & U-Help Team Up To Help During Covid Response

March 31 at 3:37 p.m. - Project Share & U-Help Team Up To Help With Utility Bills During Covid Response Community Donations To Be Matched 2 To 1 By City & Avista

SPD's Mission Emphasis Patrol Leads To Two Arrests

March 31 at 2:45 p.m. - Two men have been arrested for burglaries as a result of the Spokane Police Department’s Mission Emphasis Patrols.

SPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle

March 31 at 2:39 p.m. - Spokane Police find stolen truck and three dirt bikes at local nuisance house less than an hour after they were reported missing.

Early Morning Commercial Fire

March 31 at 2:36 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 2500 Block of North Division Street to a commercial structure fire.

SPD Makes Burglary Arrest

March 30 at 6:36 p.m. - Downtown Precinct Officers make arrest in burglary from a low income housing complex.

Homicide Investigation

March 27 at 7:16 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a March 25 homicide.

Man Arrested With Realistic BB Gun

March 27 at 7:09 p.m. - A 19 year old male was arrested for intentionally shooting and shattering several windows at Garry Middle School.

Cold Case Solved

March 26 at 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

March 26 at 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

March 26 at 7:44 p.m. - PAC team working to catch a longtime Spokane repeat offender.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

March 26 at 7:38 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Domestic Violence Unit is asking for your help in locating two adults and their children.

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

March 25 at 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

March 25 at 5:30 p.m. - Clean green, recycling, and household hazardous waste areas closed

Officer Involved Collision

March 25 at 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

March 25 at 3:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers and a Spokane Police K9 catch a potential robbery suspect with help from some alert citizens.

Critical Public Services Will Continue During "Stay Home" Order

March 24 at 4:27 p.m. - Golf courses closing; neighborhood cleanups cancelled

Stay At Home Order

March 23 at 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

March 23 at 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

March 23 at 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.

Mission Possible

March 22 at 12:16 p.m. - Spokane Police Department adopts mission focused crime fighting with strong initial results.

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

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

Officers Responded To a Report of a Woman Waving a Gun

March 19 at 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

March 19 at 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

March 19 at 4:16 p.m. - Access to public meetings will be maintained

Shooting Sends Three to the Hospital

March 18 at 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

March 18 at 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

March 18 at 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

March 18 at 2:19 p.m. - An update on actions City of Spokane Golf is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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

March 17 at 3:42 p.m. - Updated on Parks & Recreation's actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Missing Juvenile

March 17 at 2:48 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a missing Juvenile.

Free 10 Min Parking For Curbside Pick-Up

March 16 at 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

March 16 at 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

March 16 at 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

March 16 at 2:49 p.m. - Action speeds decision making, resource access and deployment; creates labor flexibility

Mayor Woodward Responds to Closure of Restaurants, Bars

March 15 at 8:40 p.m. - Mayor Nadine Woodward responds to closure of restaurants and bars because of COVID-19 concerns.

Community Court to Go on Hiatus

March 14 at 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

March 14 at 2:48 p.m. - Mayor recommends caution, courtesy and calm after 3 people test positive for COVID-19 in Spokane.

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

March 13 at 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

March 13 at 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

March 13 at 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

March 13 at 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.

South Hill Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

March 12 at 2:42 p.m. - March 6, 2020, SFD was dispatched to a structure fire at 1405 W 8th Avenue.

Missing 11 Year Old Juvenile

March 12 at 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.

Sustainability Group Seeking Public Input on Climate Action Plan

March 11 at 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).

SPD Arrests Arson and Vehicle Vehicle Theft Suspect

March 8 at 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.

City Gets Access To Resources to Address Housing & Homelessness Crisis

March 6 at 2 p.m. - Council’s legislative priorities for housing funding pass legislature

South Hill Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

March 6 at 1:53 p.m. - Firefighters quickly extinguish kitchen fire and keep it from progressing to adjoining rooms and the attic space.

Freya Street and Upriver Drive Crash

March 5 at 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.

City Invites Interaction With Parking Devices

March 4 at 10:29 a.m. - Citizens invited to give new parking meters and kiosks a try

Spokane Police Asking for help Locating a Missing Child

March 3 at 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

March 3 at 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

March 3 at 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

March 3 at 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

March 3 at 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

March 3 at 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.

Saturday Evening Vehicle Extrication

March 2 at 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

March 2 at 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

March 2 at 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.

February

Craigslist Stabbing

Feb. 28 at 4:40 p.m. - Victim stabbed in neck after meeting people regarding a Craigslist rental listing.

Mayor, City Admin Announce CHHS Process Review

Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. - Staff raised questions about how processes are implemented, followed, improved

Riverfront’s North Bank and West Havermale Projects Underway

Feb. 28 at 11:39 a.m. - Two large construction projects are underway in the redevelopment of Riverfront Park.

Downriver Golf Course Opens Friday, joins The Creek at Qualchan

Feb. 27 at 3:27 p.m. - With traces of winter giving way to the green of spring, Downriver golf course is opening Friday, February 28, 2020.

City Recognizes Local Business for Excellent Management of Wastewater

Feb. 26 at 11:09 a.m. - The City is recognizing four organizations that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

Armed Robbery Arrests

Feb. 25 at 2:14 p.m. - Three juvenile males were arrested for the armed robbery of a convenience store.

City Launches On-Street Parking Event

Feb. 25 at 2:08 p.m. - Spring Clean-Up to resolve complaints and provide public education

Wellesley and Assembly Single Vehicle Collision

Feb. 24 at 1:58 p.m. - Feb. 23, officers responded to Wellesley and Assembly for a single vehicle collision where two of the passengers were critically injured.

Mayor Woodward Announces New Downtown Police Precinct Location

Feb. 24 at 11:17 a.m. - Site at Riverside & Wall to support expanded downtown police visibility

Major Crimes Unit Investigation

Feb. 20 at 10:49 a.m. - SWAT executes search warrant without incident, the MCU has taken over the investigation.

SPD Arrest Violent Domestic Violence Offender

Feb. 19 at 4:11 p.m. - Violent offender with history of domestic violence is arrested for Second Degree Assault Domestic Violence & Fourth Degree Assault Domestic Violence.

Tips To Reduce Vehicle Theft

Feb. 19 at 11:16 a.m. - SPD has seen an uptick in recent vehicle thefts; here are some tips to keep your property safe.

West Downtown Apartment Fire

Feb. 19 at 11:12 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200-block of West Riverside Ave for an alarm activation. The call was quickly upgraded to a commercial fire.

City to Resume Curbside Yard Waste Pickup on March 2

Feb. 19 at 8:15 a.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, March 2.

Hiker falls from cliff at Bowl & Pitcher

Feb. 18 at 8:47 a.m. - SFD and SCFD9 dispatched to Riverside State Park near Bowl & Pitcher for a report of someone who fell approximately 20-feet off of rock cliffs.

Search Continues for Monroe Street Jumper

Feb. 17 at 4:56 p.m. - SFD responds to call for an adult male observed by two witnesses jumping into the river from the east side of the bridge.

Suspect in Custody after Shooting on South Hill

Feb. 14 at 9:32 p.m. - SPD responded to a shooting this afternoon. George Ellis (39), has been booked for 1st Assault-DV. The victim remains in critical condition.

Collision leads to the arrest of the driver for DUI, PCS and Suspended

Feb. 13 at 9:13 p.m. - Collision leads to the arrest of the driver for DUI, PCS and Suspended

Fourteen Police Recruits Begin Training At Law Enforcement Academy

Feb. 10 at 12:44 p.m. - Thanks to the generosity of voters, 14 new recruits have begun training at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the Spokane Police Training Center.

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday; City Offices Open As Usual

Feb. 10 at 8:15 a.m. - City of Spokane offices will be open on Presidents' Day.

Early Morning Lincoln Heights House Fire

Feb. 8 at 11:46 p.m. - Spokane Fire responded to a reported house fire on the 4200 block of East 28th Avenue.

Package Theft

Feb. 6 at 12:43 p.m. - A neighbor called SPD after witnessing a female steal a package off his neighbor's front porch. The package was recovered & given back to the victim.

Notification of Release

Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m. - Level III sex offender release

SPD Responded To a Reported Shooting in an Apartment at 500 S Division

Feb. 5 at 3:24 p.m. - SPD respond to a reported shooting in an apartment. Officers located two males inside an apartment with obvious injuries and began first aid.

Call for Artists - Riverfront Park

Feb. 5 at 12:45 p.m. - Parks & Recreation and Spokane Arts announce the commission of a second piece of interactive art as part of the renovation of Riverfront Park.

Female Rescued from Spokane River

Feb. 4 at 4:05 p.m. - SFD successfully rescues woman from the Spokane River near Peaceful Valley.

Crestline/Wellesley Collision Causes Power Outage and Closed Street

Feb. 4 at 4:02 p.m. - Northbound Crestline is closed between Hoffman and Wellesley as Avista restores power.

SPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Feb. 4 at 3:55 p.m. - In December, SPD investigated an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store. A month later, an officer working patrol arrested the suspect for the warrant.

Alcohol Related Collision

Feb. 3 at 1:15 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to the Spokane International Airport to assist the Spokane Airport Police Department with a DUI injury collision.

Shooting Courtland and Market

Feb. 3 at 1:14 p.m. - SPD responds to a shooting in the parking lot of the McDonalds at the corner of Market and Courtland. One man is dead and a suspect is in custody.

Public Invited To Downtown Plan Workshop

Feb. 3 at 1:10 p.m. - Citizens have opportunity to weigh in on changes for next decade.

Search Continues For Missing Person in the Spokane River

Feb. 3 at 1:05 p.m. - Spokane Fire, Spokane Police, and Spokane Valley Fire were dispatched for a person reported to have jumped from the Post Street bridge.

January

Mayor Woodward to Deliver Inaugural State of the City Address on Feb 7

Jan. 31 at 3:02 p.m. - Speech will be shown live on web and Facebook

Car Crashes Into House

Jan. 31 at 1:12 p.m. - Car crashes into home in North Spokane, which results in only minor injuries to the driver.

Chemical Mixture sends Homeowner & First Responder to Hospital

Jan. 30 at 9:01 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a medical incident in the 2600-blk of N Atlantic St.

Shooting investigation in Logan neighborhood, no on-going threat

Jan. 28 at 7:35 p.m. - SPD responded to reports of an accidental shooting. One adult male is deceased after life-saving efforts fail.

Suspicious male attempts to lure child into car from a School bus stop

Jan. 28 at 7:34 p.m. - An unknown male approached several children at a school bus stop near N Victor St and W Lyons Ave and attempted to get the child to get into his car.

SPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Jan. 27 at 12:29 p.m. - SPD responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the Lowe’s parking lot. A purse was stolen & the suspect was arrested by police a short time later.

Dangerous CO Issue This Morning at Old City Hall

Jan. 23 at 3:43 p.m. - Spokane Fire responds to extreme levels of carbon monoxide caused by a malfunctioning boiler in Old City Hall.

Armed Robber Taken Into Custody

Jan. 23 at 3:39 p.m. - Suspect in armed robbery taken into custody.

Early Morning House Fire

Jan. 22 at 3:09 p.m. - SFD responds to an early morning fire at 3800 East Broad.

Secure Your Loads before Heading to the Transfer Station

Jan. 22 at 10:49 a.m. - City, County transfer stations to begin charging fees for unsecured loads

SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team Needs the Public's Help

Jan. 21 at 1:29 p.m. - The SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team is asking for any help from the public in identifying the two men shown using stolen credit cards.

SPD Arrests Burglar Who Was Stabbed By Victim

Jan. 21 at 12:55 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a burglar who was stabbed by the victim when he attempted to enter her house.

Damage Prevented in Sprague Union District Fire

Jan. 21 at 12:53 p.m. - SFD's efforts prevented any damage to commercial building in Sprague Union District.

Knighten Stairclimb Team

Jan. 21 at 12:50 p.m. - Help SFD reach our goal of raising $60,000 before the March 8, Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.

Five Mile DUI Arrest

Jan. 21 at 12:45 p.m. - SPD responded to a crash in Five Mile; the driver of that vehicle was arrested for Felony Hit and Run, 3 counts of Reckless Endangerment and DUI.

Firefighter Injured At South Hill House Fire

Jan. 21 at 12:41 p.m. - Firefighter suffers minor ankle injury at South Hill house fire.

SPD Needs Help Locating Person Involved In Domestic Violence Incident

Jan. 21 at 12:37 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating a person who was involved in a Jan. 18 domestic violence incident.

Major Crimes Unit Needs Help Locating Missing Woman

Jan. 17 at 2:16 p.m. - MCU is looking for the community’s help in locating a local woman who may have been missing for over a year, before anyone reported her disappearance.

Suicide Attempt Leads to Hazardous Material Incident

Jan. 16 at 12:05 p.m. - SFD paramedics respond to patient experiencing respiratory symptoms due to a suicide attempt by mixing chemicals that created a life-threatening vapor

Heavy Fire Damage to South Hill Home

Jan. 16 at 11:59 a.m. - Wednesday, Jan. 15, units from SFD were dispatched to a structure fire at 2724 E. 16th.

SPD Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Woman in Crisis

Jan. 15 at 3:38 p.m. - Newly formed Spokane area law enforcement Behavioral Health Unit responds to woman in crisis.

Falls Matter, SFD and SVFD Pilot New Program!

Jan. 14 at 4:38 p.m. - Falls-related Emergency Medical Service (EMS) calls are one of the top non-fire response related calls we respond to.

SIRR Team Investigating Deputy Involved Shooting

Jan. 14 at 4:20 p.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team is investigating a deputy involved shooting in North Spokane.

Mayor Names Three Additional Appointments to Her Administration

Jan. 13 at 3:59 p.m. - Council will be asked to confirm the directors

City Activates More Services during Cold Snap

Jan. 13 at 1:53 p.m. - Service providers for homeless are ready for most vulnerable

City Water Department Provides Advice To Avoid Frozen Water Pipes

Jan. 13 at 11:14 a.m. - With temperatures dropping into the low teens and potentially single digits this week, we have some tips to avoid frozen pipes.

City Closures Planned for MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 13 at 8:15 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

City Expects to Complete Full-City Plow by About 10 p.m.

Jan. 12 at 4:46 p.m. - The City expects to complete work by about 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, on the Full-City Plow initiated at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

SPD Asking Drivers to be Cognizant of Road Closures

Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. - Dozens of drivers going around police cars and cones yesterday caused additional issues for City personnel trying to get the roads reopened.

Driver under the Influence Attempts to Ram SPD Officer

Jan. 10 at 4:20 p.m. - SPD Officers pursue driver after they attempted to ram an officer. Driver and passenger are in custody. A gun and drugs were found.

City to Launch Plowing In Residential Areas as Part of Full-City Plow

Jan. 10 at 3:25 p.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing in arterials has been focus of efforts so far

City Council Selects Vacancy Finalists

Jan. 9 at 5:58 p.m. - Jan. 13 Council will conduct interviews of finalists during an open public meeting

Garage Fire in East Sinto Neighborhood

Jan. 9 at 2:29 p.m. - SFD responds to fire in a detached garage being used as a living space.

City Prepares For Expected Snowstorm

Jan. 9 at 1:53 p.m. - City readies equipment, makes plans for assisting most vulnerable

SPD Warns Of Potential Car Purchaser Scheme

Jan. 8 at 1:09 p.m. - Spokane residents have been victimized while trying to purchase a vehicle during a private party sales.

Learn Where Your Garbage Goes

Jan. 7 at 8:15 a.m. - MLK Jr. Day Tours planned at City’s Waste to Energy Facility

SPD investigating fatal hit-and-run at Trent/Spokane Falls Blvd.

Jan. 7 at 4:29 a.m. - An adult male was pronounced deceased on scene. The suspect vehicle was located abandoned about a mile from the scene

Community and Police Come To Together To Help Families in Need

Jan. 2 at 2:01 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department, partnering with several local businesses and organizations, served 35 families including 91 children this Christmas.

Ooh That Smell?!?

Jan. 2 at 1:59 p.m. - Tips to ensure a safe, warm and energy-efficient winter.

Evening Fire in the Shadle Neighborhood

Jan. 2 at 12:47 p.m. - On New Year's Day SFD was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 4400 Block of North Howard Street.