News Releases for 2021

May

Riverfront Ice Age Floods Playground & North Bank Open May 21

Yesterday at 1:52 p.m. - Riverfront’s Ice Age Floods playground and additional amenities will open to the public on Friday, May 21, 2021 at noon.

Silver Alert North Spokane

May 5 at 12:10 p.m. - Mr. Mann has been located.

Parade Planned to Thank Healthcare Workers, First Responders

May 4 at 5:58 p.m. - The City of Spokane first responders are hosting an appreciation parade on Friday, May 14.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with History & Culture at Riverfront Market

May 4 at 10:51 a.m. - Riverfront is partnering with the Hispanic Business & Professional Association of Spokane to host a Mexican cultural exhibit on Cinco de Mayo.

Pre-season Lap Swim, Swim Lesson Update 2021

May 3 at 2:21 p.m. - Pre-season adult lap swim at Witter opens May 10 (reservations required), swim lesson registration now open.

April

Road Racing Emphasis Patrol

April 30 at 3:19 p.m. - SPD and regional partners put the brakes on road racing in North Spokane with a driving emphasis patrol

SPD Seeking Public's Help

April 30 at 3:16 p.m. - SPD is seeking the help of the public in identifying multiple suspects responsible for defacing a downtown mural

Downtown Officers Quickly Apprehend Robbery Suspect

April 30 at 3:11 p.m. - On April 26, 2021, downtown officers were patrolling the 100 block S. Division Street, as that area is a hot spot for criminal activity.

SPD investigating Northeast Spokane shooting incident

April 30 at 3:39 a.m. - One person was seriously injured in a shooting incident near Northtown Mall

Spokane City Council Takes Action on Climate Change

April 28 at 4:43 p.m. - Over 40 volunteers donated upwards of 5000 hours to draft a Sustainability Action Plan for Spokane

Downtown Natural Gas Leak

April 28 at 4:41 p.m. - Before midnight on Tuesday, SFD was dispatched to 800 W Spokane Falls Blvd for a hazardous materials incident involving a natural gas leak.

Elderly Couple Victims of Burglary and Assault

April 27 at 5:12 p.m. - Elderly couple in upper 80’s and early 90’s burglarized and assaulted by suspect in multi night crime spree.

Food Drive at Riverfront Spring Market Wednesday

April 27 at 11:16 a.m. - Second Harvest will be onsite at Wednesday’s Riverfront Market to collect food donations, share nutrition resources and healthy recipes.

Capital Budget Includes Funding For Priority Projects

April 26 at 6:53 p.m. - Washington lawmakers passed a $59.2 billion two-year budget with major priority to help with COVID costs such as rental assistance and childcare needs

Critical Need for Lifeguards & Swim Instructors This Summer

April 26 at 1:50 p.m. - The City plans to open all six aquatic centers this year, but one barrier is standing in the way – finding enough lifeguards and swim instructors.

Police Activities League Boxing

April 23 at 4:19 p.m. - Community partners help offer up a one-two punch with police and area youth

New Street Trees to be Planted Friday as Part of SpoCanopy

April 22 at 5:11 p.m. - 25 new street trees will be planted in the West Central neighborhood on Friday, April 23 as part of SpoCanopy’s goals for increased tree canopy cover.

Recruitment Underway For Civil Rights Position

April 22 at 2:41 p.m. - Human rights leaders show support for position focus

SPD Duty to Intervene Policy

April 22 at 2:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Department’s Duty to Intercede policy already includes most portions of proposed Senate Bill 5066

What's Your Week?

April 22 at 2:37 p.m. - City launches online tool for residents to identify their recycling week

Riverfront Park Redevelopment - Spring 2021 Update

April 21 at 4:05 p.m. - The North Bank, Ice Age Floods Playground, wheels park, Hooptown USA court, Roskelley Performance Climbing Boulder, parking & more - opening late May!

Flags Remain Lowered For Former Vice President Walter Mondale

April 21 at 11:19 a.m. - Flags will remain lowered until his interment

Message to the Community on the Chauvin Trial

April 20 at 6:19 p.m. - Mayor Nadine Woodward, Councilmember Lori Kinnear, who chairs the Public Safety Committee, and Police Chief Craig Meidl release statement.

Organic land management demo begins in May at Chief Garry Park

April 20 at 2:56 p.m. - Organic land management demonstration at Chief Garry Park through a collaboration with Beyond Pesticides, Natural Grocers, & City Council.

Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Increased Crisis Calls

April 19 at 2:27 p.m. - March crisis calls up significantly, intervention efforts making for best possible outcomes

Shadle Park House Fire

April 19 at 2:24 p.m. - SFD responds to the 4300 Block of North Maple Street on a report of a possible house fire.

State Auditor Makes Four Findings in CHHS Review

April 19 at 12:32 p.m. - Woodward reported employee concerns to agency and requested review

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Indy

April 19 at 10:38 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, April 20

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

April 19 at 9:09 a.m. - A Spokane Police officer was involved in an OIS incident on April 17. The officer fired his service weapons at an armed vehicle prowling suspect.

Spokane Police are asking for help finding a missing 11 year old girl.

April 16 at 6:47 p.m. - Update: The Spokane Police Department has located Janisa Collier, 11.

Man Shot During Home Invasion

April 15 at 11:22 a.m. - A man was taken to the hospital for a potentially life-threatening injury after being shot during a home invasion robbery near SFCC

Man Stabs Sibling during an Argument

April 15 at 10:47 a.m. - Two family members engaged in a domestic violence argument over alleged stolen property, one brother goes to the hospital and one goes to jail

Convicted Felon Goes On Tire Slashing Spree

April 14 at 5:20 p.m. - Convicted felon goes on tire slashing spree leaving victims with hundreds of dollars of damage to deal with

Comstock Park Reopens Today

April 14 at 10:01 a.m. - Comstock Park officially reopens today, as clean-up from the January windstorm is substantially complete.

Church Fire

April 14 at 8:02 a.m. - SFD and automatic aid agency Spokane Fire District 9 responded to the 2900 Block of East Olympic Avenue on a possible structure fire.

Survey Will Focus On Fish Lake Trail Connection to Centennial Trail

April 13 at 4:32 p.m. - The City will conduct an online public survey to gather feedback on two proposed alignments to connect the Fish Lake Trail to the Centennial Trail.

Beware Of a Phone Scam Where the Caller Claims To Be Law Enforcement

April 13 at 4:03 p.m. - Beware of a phone scam where the caller claims to be Law Enforcement and asks you to purchase gift cards and provide the card numbers to the caller.

Riverfront Park’s North Suspension Bridge Reconstruction Begins in May

April 13 at 11:03 a.m. - Reconstruction of the north suspension pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park will begin in May, and re-open to the public in winter/spring 2022.

Apartment Fire

April 12 at 4:15 p.m. - SFD responded to Mission Avenue and Washington Street for a 911 report of smoke visible in a large building.

Major Crimes Unit Investigates a Death and Serious Assault

April 12 at 4:12 p.m. - Update: Suspect in North Spokane Homicide booked for 2nd Degree Murder and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

Teams Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Upstream

April 8 at 2:59 p.m. - Disabled and homebound CARES Clients received COVID-19 vaccine over the past two days by the Spokane Fire Department's Integrated Medical Division.

City Launches 2021 Construction Season

April 8 at 1:14 p.m. - Economic recovery work and East Sprague upgrades continue

SPD Investigating a Robbery

April 8 at 12:13 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating the robbery of a guest at a hotel in the 9600 block of North Newport Hwy.

Duplex Structure Fire

April 8 at 12:09 p.m. - April 7, at approximately 7:40 pm, SFD responded to the area of East Princeton Avenue /North Division Street to a 911 report of a house on fire.

Spokane Parks Windstorm Restoration Plans Underway

April 7 at 7:34 p.m. - Parks & Recreation is working with The Lands Council to mitigate damage to our urban tree canopy from the Jan. 13, 2021 windstorm.

Stolen Bikes Recovered

April 7 at 8:08 a.m. - High-end bikes stolen but quickly located by Downtown Precinct officers.

Flags to Remain Lowered For Congressman Alcee Hastings

April 6 at 3:03 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, April 7

Virtual Spring Compost Fair Planned

April 6 at 2:06 p.m. - Discover the benefits of home composting at the annual Spring Compost Fair sponsored

East Spokane House Fire

April 6 at 2:04 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1900 Block of East Sharp to a 911 report of smoke and fire emanating from the second floor of a residence.

Be a Good Teammate for GU and Spokane

April 5 at 3:05 p.m. - City and GU leaders urge health and safety

Tree Trimmer Rescue

April 5 at 9:07 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to the area of Rockwood and Helena Ct on a report of a tree trimmer injured approximately 75 feet up in a tree.

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Victims of the Attack at the Capitol

April 5 at 9:01 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, April 6

SPD Emphasis for GU Game

April 2 at 3:34 p.m. - SPD and Gonzaga University Security work together to ensure safe and lawful celebrations surrounding Saturday’s NCAA game

Voting to Begin for New Spokane Flag on April 5th

April 2 at 10:04 a.m. - The Spokane Flag Commission is excited to announce that voting will open for the final binding vote on the new Spokane Flag on Monday, April 5!

March

Area Fire Departments Seeing an Increase in Calls for Illegal Burning

March 31 at 3:58 p.m. - Fire protection agencies and the local air quality agency are asking our community to review and follow outdoor burning rules.

Automobile/Pedestrian Collision

March 30 at 4:18 p.m. - An automobile/pedestrian collision sent an elderly man to the hospital for a head injury.

Parks & Recreation Safely Offers Taste of Normalcy with Spring Program

March 29 at 5:41 p.m. - This spring, with revised protocols, we are safely offering the most robust assortment of recreation opportunities in over a year.

When the power's out, everybody stops

March 28 at 3:27 p.m. - City of Spokane Street crews are starting to receive reports of traffic signals being without power.

St. Charles Church Fire Suspect

March 25 at 3:28 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a man in connection with last week’s fire at a north Spokane church

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Friday, March 26, 2021

March 24 at 6:50 p.m. - Indian Canyon golf course will open for the season on Friday, March 26.

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Boulder

March 24 at 8:53 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, March 27

SPD uses less-lethal tools to take violent suspect into custody

March 23 at 11:24 p.m. - SPD utilized less-lethal tools to take an armed suspect into custody in downtown Spokane

SPD Responds to Man in Crisis

March 23 at 4:21 p.m. - SPD officer calmly talks down a suicidal/delusional man and gets him the help he needs even after the man assaulted the officer

Hillyard House Fire

March 23 at 12:14 p.m. - Tuesday, March 23, at approximately midnight, SFD responded to the 2300 E block of Central Avenue on a report of a possible house fire.

Mayor Names Perkins City Administrator

March 23 at 11:56 a.m. - Perkins to start April 12 wrapping up nationwide search

Spokane City Council Members to Host Women in Leadership Discussion

March 22 at 10:19 a.m. - In honor of Women’s History Month

Broad St Apartment Fire

March 19 at 10:52 a.m. - Thursday, March 18, units from the Spokane Fire Department were dispatched to 3000 block of E Broad St for an apartment fire.

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Atlanta

March 19 at 8:49 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, March 22

Second Alarm Early Morning Church and School Fire

March 18 at 4:15 p.m. - SFD and SPD respond to a fire at St Charles Catholic Church.

Manito Park Koi Pond Conservation Project Begins March 2021

March 17 at 11:52 a.m. - Koi Pond in Manito will undergo water conservation project to improve pond quality, save 16 – 18 millions of gallons of water annually

Trent DUI Crash

March 17 at 11:41 a.m. - Officers responded to a reckless driver call in the East Central neighborhood in which the driver was possibly armed.

Council Member Kate Burke To Host Endometriosis Awareness Event

March 16 at 4:52 p.m. - Council Member Kate Burke to host Endometriosis Awareness Event in honor of Women's History Month

SPD Investigating fatal collision in East Spokane

March 16 at 5:18 a.m. - One person was pronounced deceased at the scene, while another was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries

West Dalton Residential Structure Fire

March 15 at 9:28 a.m. - Friday, March 12, units from SFD were dispatched to 1225 W Dalton for a residential structure fire.

SFD Daylight Savings Reminder- Change Your Clock. Check Your Alarm.

March 15 at 9:24 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department reminds community members to check their smoke and CO alarms when we spring forward this Sunday.

Kidnapping Scam

March 12 at 4:59 p.m. - Recently there has been an increase in “kidnapping scams” in the Spokane area. SPD wants the public to be aware of these scams and to report them.

SFD Selected To Participate In National Grade School Safety Program

March 11 at 11:42 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is one of five local teams throughout the State of Washington participating in the two year FEMA grant funded program.

Hamilton Corridor Work To Resume on Monday, March 15

March 11 at 11:08 a.m. - Other work also is slated for Hamilton corridor this year

National League of Cities 2021 Leadership in Community Program

March 10 at 3:32 p.m. - Spokane is one of eight cities to be awarded in this program and will receive $10,000 in direct financial support.

SIIR Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

March 10 at 3:20 p.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team is investigating an Officer Involved Shooting that took place on March 7, around 7pm in Chattaroy.

West Spofford Residential Structure Fire

March 10 at 2:20 p.m. - Wednesday SFD was dispatched to the 700 block of West Spofford Avenue for a residential structure fire.

Spring Activities Begin at Riverfront Park

March 10 at 11:18 a.m. - Spring 2021 activities at Riverfront include an outdoor market, health and fitness programs, and an interactive kid’s puzzle exploring downtown

Mayor Appoints Feist to Public Works Director

March 9 at 2:54 p.m. - Feist to replace Simmons, who accepted county chief executive position

Downriver Golf Course opens Wednesday, Esmeralda opens Friday

March 9 at 1:10 p.m. - Two more Spokane golf courses are opening this week – Downriver opens Wednesday, March 10, 2021 and Esmeralda opens Friday, March 12, 2021.

Late Morning South Hill Apartment Fire

March 8 at 3:10 p.m. - Sunday, March 7, SFD and Fire District 8 were dispatched to the 3100 block of East 37th Avenue for an apartment building on fire.

DV suspect hiding in wall can’t evade arrest

March 5 at 4:19 a.m. - 11-time convicted felon is found hiding in wall after multiple-hour standoff

Spokane Police Respond To Reports of a Shooting in Browne's Addition

March 4 at 3:48 p.m. - Two reports, of a female being shot lead police to Browne’s Addition where the victim was located and transported to a hospital for treatment.

Public Is Invited To Review Downtown Plan Update

March 3 at 3:18 p.m. - Public has opportunity to give feedback on recommendations

Police Strategies LLC Report on SPD Police Interaction

March 3 at 11 a.m. - Police Strategies LLC commissioned for a study on SPD relations with community around gender, age, and race.

West Weile Residential Structure Fire

March 3 at 10:49 a.m. - SFD and an auto aid engine company from Fire District 9 were dispatched to the 2100 block of West Weile Avenue for a residential structure fire.

Residential Fire and Rescue on Spokane's South Hill

March 3 at 10:47 a.m. - SFD and a District 8 Engine Company were dispatched to the 3400 block of East 28th Avenue for a residence on fire.

Spokane Police are asking the public for help to find a missing 13yo

March 3 at 1:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate, Mary Cady-Kahlow, 13.

The Creek at Qualchan golf course opens Thursday, March 4, 2021

March 2 at 1:54 p.m. - The Creek at Qualchan opens March 4, with permanent greens and carts allowed. For tee times, please call 448-9317.

City Council Votes Unanimously On Spokane Police Guild Contract

March 2 at 8:26 a.m. - City Council voted to approve the 5-year Spokane Police Guild contract that adheres to City Charter requirements for independent police oversight.

The Selection of a New Flag for Spokane Enters the Final Stretch

March 1 at 4:48 p.m. - The Spokane Flag Commission has selected 12 finalists to advance to a binding vote of the public.

SPD Would Like the Community's Assistance Identifying a Burglar

March 1 at 2:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Department would like assistance from the community to identify a burglar.

Spokane Municipal Court Closure

March 1 at 8:46 a.m. - Spokane Municipal Court will be closed March 4 & 5

Shooting On 1700 E. Lincoln Rd.

March 1 at 8:43 a.m. - Officers responded to a shooting call in North Spokane. No victims were shot but suffered injuries to their faces from being pistol whipped.

February

Looff Carrousel to Reopen in Riverfront Park March 1, 2021

Feb. 25 at 5:24 p.m. - Riverfront Park is excited to announce the Looff Carrousel will reopen Monday, March 1, 2021 under Phase 2 guidelines.

Spokane Cultural Days

Feb. 25 at 2:02 p.m. - Council Member Wilkerson along with community partners join to celebrate Spokane Cultural Days

City to Resume Curbside Yard & Food Waste Service on Monday, March 1

Feb. 25 at 8:24 a.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, March 1. The optional service runs from March through November.

Man Arrested After Assaulting and Strangling Woman

Feb. 24 at 2:40 p.m. - Suspect assaults and strangles victim before shooting out a window of her residence and fleeing the scene.

Arrest Made In Alleged Burglary and Drive by Shooting

Feb. 24 at 2:35 p.m. - Two adults and a juvenile were arrested early this morning after an alleged burglary and drive by shooting.

SPD Looking At High Number of Shootings

Feb. 23 at 4:28 p.m. - Drive-by shootings on the increase in Spokane, SPD working cases diligently, seeking assistance from witnesses and the community

Celebrating Black History Month

Feb. 23 at 8:23 a.m. - Recognizing Black Women in Leadership

Remembering the 500,000 Americans Lost To COVID-19

Feb. 22 at 5:12 p.m. - City flags at half-staff through Feb. 26

Catalytic Converter Theft

Feb. 22 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD officers arrest a suspect for stealing a catalytic converter just hours after the theft was completed.

Shelter System Continues To Adjust For Need

Feb. 22 at 8:33 a.m. - Rising temperatures, space availability, sustainability of contract support factors

Drive-by Shooting ID request

Feb. 19 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD is asking the public for assistance with information in a drive-by shooting last night

Behavioral Health Unit 2020 Impact

Feb. 19 at 4:38 p.m. - BHU responds to thousands of people in crisis providing the best possible outcomes during a very challenging year for people with mental health issues

Hoopfest + Parks & Rec offer first outdoor basketball league

Feb. 19 at 3:39 p.m. - The Spokane Hoopfest Association and Spokane Parks & Recreation are partnering to present the City’s first Hooptown USA Outdoor League this spring.

Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts

Feb. 18 at 3:22 p.m. - SPD would like the community to be aware of an increase of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in the city.

City Crews Complete Full-City Plow Overnight

Feb. 18 at 7:28 a.m. - The City of Spokane completed work in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 18, on the Full-City Plow initiated on Monday, Feb. 15.

City Launching a Full-City Plow

Feb. 15 at 11:10 a.m. - The City of Spokane will launch a Full-City Plow today. City crews will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until all the streets are plowed.

COVID Shelter Strategy Creates Extra Room

Feb. 15 at 8:37 a.m. - Few exposure responses, no deaths reported among homeless population

Residential Fire

Feb. 15 at 8:34 a.m. - SFD crews were dispatched to a report of a structure fire on W. Gardner Ave. The caller reported flames coming from the front of the home.

Male carjacks female minutes after he is released from jail

Feb. 14 at 3:53 a.m. - SPD arrests male for carjacking committed minutes after he was released from jail

Missing Elderly Female

Feb. 12 at 5:41 p.m. - Donna has been located!

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 12 at 5:38 p.m. - Jung Kang has been located.

COVID-19 update for Parks & Recreation: February 12, 2021

Feb. 12 at 4:58 p.m. - What the move to Phase 2 means for City of Spokane Parks & Recreation

Shelter Services Adjust For Those Experiencing Homelessness

Feb. 12 at 4:16 p.m. - Shelter system activates additional resources with COVID protocols

City, Police Guild Reach Tentative Agreement

Feb. 12 at 3:48 p.m. - 5-year contract must be voted on by Guild membership, Council

Missing Juvenile Girl

Feb. 11 at 3:37 p.m. - SPD needs your help in locating a missing juvenile girl who is possibly in need of her medication. She was last seen early Thursday morning.

SPD Arrests Three Subjects For Gonzaga University Area Burglaries

Feb. 10 at 3:06 p.m. - The Patrol Anti-Crime Team has arrested three subjects for nine of the eleven Gonzaga University area burglaries during their winter break.

Public Meeting To Focus on Transportation Needs Near 37th & Ray

Feb. 10 at 8:41 a.m. - The City will host an online meeting to discuss options to address transportation needs near 37th & Ray, 37th & Freya and Ferris High School.

City Recognizes Local Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

Feb. 9 at 11:53 a.m. - The City of Spokane today is recognizing five organizations that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

SPD Arrest Suspect After He Flees From a Routine Traffic Stop

Feb. 9 at 11:08 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect after he flees from a routine traffic stop – leaving a trail of drugs and a gun.

Spokane City & County Awarded $700,000 by MacArthur Foundation

Feb. 9 at 10:51 a.m. - New Funding Will Help Support Initiatives Aimed at Safely Reducing Spokane County’s Jail Population and Advancing Racial Equity

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

Feb. 9 at 9:04 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

Services Are Available For Those Experiencing Homelessness during Cold

Feb. 9 at 8:13 a.m. - Shelter system activates additional resources with COVID protocols

SPD Investigating a Crime of Malicious Harassment

Feb. 8 at 3:37 p.m. - SPD makes an arrest in the vandalism of Temple Beth Shalom in south Spokane, suspect is charged with a hate crime.

Warming Center Patrons Receiving First Round of COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb. 8 at 8:43 a.m. - Collaboration with SRHD streamlines distribution for high-risk population

Stabbing in Garland District results in life-threatening injuries

Feb. 5 at 10:12 p.m. - An adult male victim suffered multiple stab wounds after an argument, and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 4 at 1:47 p.m. - Ronald Kovach has been located and is safe!

Juvenile Shooting Suspect Arrested

Feb. 3 at 3:28 p.m. - SPD arrested a juvenile shooting suspect after surveillance video contradicted his statement claiming he had been the victim.

Three SPD Officers Sent To Hospital for Suspected Fentanyl Exposure

Feb. 3 at 3:23 p.m. - A suspected Fentanyl exposure sends three Spokane Police Officers to the hospital for treatment.

January

Assistance sought locating missing 11-year-old

Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. - Andreus Thorson was last seen in the area of 1200 W Westview Ct in Northeast Spokane on 01-29-21 around 7:30PM.

Stolen Handgun

Jan. 29 at 5:13 p.m. - SPD arrests a vehicle prowling suspect for stealing a firearm from a vehicle, after SPD recovers surveillance footage of him breaking into the car.

SPD Officers Test E-Bikes

Jan. 29 at 11:37 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers test E-bikes while patrolling downtown Spokane.

Connecting During COVID

Jan. 29 at 11:34 a.m. - SFD Launches Virtual Fire Safety Program for Preschools and Families

Residential Fire

Jan. 27 at 12:16 p.m. - Tuesday, SFD and a District 1 Engine Company, through automatic aid, were dispatched to the 2400 block of East 5th Avenue for a residence on fire.

SPD makes arrest after thief leaves mail in recovered stolen vehicle.

Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. - On January 25th, 2021 around 2:00PM SPD was dispatched to the 2300 block of E. Rich Ave. in reference to the recovery of stolen property.

Learn More About Likely Route to Connect Fish Lake & Centennial Trails

Jan. 25 at 10:25 a.m. - The City of Spokane will share information from its evaluation of routes to connect the popular Fish Lake Trail to the Centennial Trail.

A Message from the Spokane Police Chief

Jan. 19 at 7:57 a.m. - A message from City of Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding the upcoming inauguration and potential unrest

Burglary Arrest

Jan. 19 at 7:55 a.m. - Officers investigated an attempted residential burglary in north Spokane on Sunday and eventually arrested and booked two suspects into jail.

K-9 Incidents

Jan. 19 at 7:53 a.m. - Officers utilize their K-9’s, two nights in a row to end potentially dangerous situations, highlighting the importance of a well trained K-9 program.

South Hill Garage Fire

Jan. 19 at 7:48 a.m. - SFD and Fire District 8, were dispatched to the 1800 block of East 18th Avenue for a report of a fire in an attached garage underneath a house.

Mayor Appoints O’Sullivan to Municipal Court

Jan. 15 at 11:04 a.m. - Accomplished O’Sullivan has served in all court capacities

South Hill House Fire

Jan. 15 at 11:02 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 600 block of West 20th Avenue for multiple reports of a one and a half story home with its back porch on fire.

Deputy Fire Marshal Near Miss

Jan. 15 at 10:59 a.m. - Deputy Fire Marshal's vehicle crushed by Ponderosa Pine tree while he occupied the driver's seat. He was uninjured and able to walk away.

First Responder Vaccination Clinic

Jan. 15 at 10:54 a.m. - Spokane County's First Responders finished its mission, with the last vaccination occurring Thursday, Jan. 14

Residential Basement Fire

Jan. 15 at 10:48 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 700 block of South Lincoln Place for a report of a basement fire in an apartment.

Porch Pirate Arrest

Jan. 15 at 10:46 a.m. - Two porch pirates were arrested on Thursday evening after taking a couple packages off of porches and stealing the contents inside.

SPD Cold Case on National TV Program

Jan. 14 at 5:04 p.m. - SPD cold case to be highlighted on national program this weekend

Comstock Park Temporarily Closed While Crews Mitigate Hazards, Damage

Jan. 14 at 4:16 p.m. - Comstock Park on Spokane’s south hill is temporarily closed while work crews assess and mitigate hazards from high winds.

Mayor Declares Emergency to Help Storm Response

Jan. 14 at 12:04 p.m. - Declaration speeds deployment of additional resources to prevent further impact

Early Morning Garage Fire

Jan. 14 at 11:15 a.m. - SFD responded to the 3800 block of East Rich Avenue for a report of a structure fire.

City Dealing With Storm's Aftermath

Jan. 13 at 3:34 p.m. - Watch for dangerous conditions

City Providing Free Disposal of Tree Debris from Storm

Jan. 13 at 2:23 p.m. - Three local transfer stations offering free tree disposal

City Responding To Storm

Jan. 13 at 9:12 a.m. - Public Safety officials ask citizens to stay home if they can

East Sprague Motor Vehicle Accident

Jan. 12 at 4:11 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Sprague for a reported motor vehicle accident.

City Closures Planned For MLK Day

Jan. 12 at 9:18 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

Fatal Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Collision

Jan. 11 at 4:20 p.m. - Fatal vehicle vs pedestrian collision in northeast Spokane

Flags Lowered For Fallen Capitol Police Officers

Jan. 11 at 1:56 p.m. - Flags will remain lowered at half-staff until Jan. 13

Community Invited To Join Judge Candidate Forum

Jan. 9 at 11:43 a.m. - Candidates seeking to fill position vacated by Judge Staab

Partners Establish Young Adult Shelter Plan, Funding

Jan. 9 at 11:23 a.m. - Regional solution includes interim step, identification of long-term location

Human Trafficking Support Signs Placed at Riverfront Park

Jan. 8 at 2:03 p.m. - Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, signs providing resources and support for human trafficking victims will be placed at Riverfront Park.

Logan Fire Child Fatality

Jan. 8 at 12:03 p.m. - SFD is saddened to announce the passing of 4-year-old Michael LeRoy Kane II, the community's first fire fatality of 2021.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 7 at 4:25 p.m. - MLK: 2021 AND BEYOND

SPD Investigating Numerous Burglaries near Gonzaga University's Campus

Jan. 7 at 1:13 p.m. - Several off-campus student residences were broken into and property stolen while they were gone on winter break.

SPD Arrests Suspect for Two Robberies in Downtown Spokane

Jan. 7 at 1:09 p.m. - Patrol officers investigate 2 robberies in downtown Spokane. Officers locate and arrest the 18-year-old suspect about 15 minutes after the incidents.

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 6 at 10:29 a.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response (SIIR) Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting in north Spokane.

Mayor Issues Statement about Healthy Washington

Jan. 5 at 4:15 p.m. - Plan includes positives, hope, and a goal certain

Woman Watches Suspect Ransack Home Through Ring Camera

Jan. 5 at 4:11 p.m. - Burglary victim who watched her home being ransacked via Ring camera calls police and helps identify suspect leading to his arrest.

Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested

Jan. 5 at 4:08 p.m. - A Domestic Violence subject was arrested for felony assault after attacking his girlfriend with an axe. The victim sustained serious injuries.

Early Sunday Morning Logan Fire

Jan. 4 at 9:42 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Illinois for a reported house fire.

Christmas Morning Commercial Fire

Jan. 4 at 9:39 a.m. - A first alarm was dispatched to North Hough Street and East Trent Avenue for a 911 report of a commercial building on fire.

City to Complete Full-City Plow This Evening

Jan. 2 at 3:10 p.m. - The City of Spokane expects to complete work by about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, on the Full-City Plow initiated on Wednesday, Dec. 30.