News Releases for 2019

December

Council To Seek Applicants to Fill Upcoming City Council Vacancy

Dec. 12 at 9:17 a.m. - Process and timeline set to fill vacancy in Council District 2

SPOKANE RANKED 31st IN NATION TO START A BUSINESS

Dec. 12 at 8:59 a.m. - Inc. today announced its second annual Surge Cities list, a guide to the best 50 cities in America for starting a business.

COP TALK

Dec. 11 at 3:42 p.m. - DSHS Eastern State Hospital and the Spokane Police Department partner to support individuals with mental illness.

SPD Makes Several Arrests At NorthTown Mall

Dec. 11 at 2:53 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to JC Penny’s at NorthTown Mall for a shoplifting incident that spiraled out of control.

DUI Arrest During Separate Investigation

Dec. 9 at 11:49 a.m. - Spokane Police make DUI arrest with the help of Washington State Patrol while conducting a separately involved collision investigation.

Two Vehicle Collision with Substantial Injury

Dec. 9 at 11:48 a.m. - Police respond to a two vehicle collision on the north side in the early evening hours. At least one individual sustained substantial bodily injuries.

DV Suspect in Custody after Hours Long Standoff on South Hill

Dec. 7 at 2:35 p.m. - After a more than four hour long standoff, Ryan F Whyte (31), was taken into custody for 2nd Degree Assault & Residential Burglary Domestic Violence.

Natural Gas Line Struck by Workers Near Gonzaga

Dec. 6 at 12:16 p.m. - SFD responded to a 911 call reporting a 1-inch natural gas line inadvertently struck by construction workers near the Gonzaga University Campus.

Gas Line Struck in The Area of Hamilton and Springfield

Dec. 6 at 8:27 a.m. - Be prepared for road closures and traffic slowdowns in the area of Hamilton and Springfield.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec. 6 at 8:03 a.m. - Flags lowered in honor of Pearl Harbor victims

Carbon Monoxide Incident Prompts Evacuation

Dec. 6 at 8:01 a.m. - The SFD recommends that CO detectors be installed on each floor of a residence and in, or just outside, each sleeping area.

Tragic Incident Involving Large Vehicle

Dec. 5 at 4:52 p.m. - SFD responded to a 911 call reporting an adult male that was struck by a vehicle's driveshaft and injured.

SPD Arrests 30 Time Convicted Felon

Dec. 5 at 1:15 p.m. - 30 time convicted felon arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.

Challenging Technical Rescue this Morning

Dec. 5 at 11:12 a.m. - SFD rescue was likely the most technical and challenging event faced by the team this year.

Missing Vulnerable Adult: Catherine Hutchinson

Dec. 4 at 1:34 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Police Officers are attempting to locate 81-year-old Catherine Hutchinson who has gone missing from 2500 E. Rowan Avenue.

Fire Stopped from Destroying Home in Eagle Ridge

Dec. 3 at 4:58 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential structure fire in the 900 Block of West Basalt Ridge Drive in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood.

Quick Stop of Attic Fire on 1600 Block of East Sinto

Dec. 3 at 4:57 p.m. - SFD responded to the 1600 East Block of Sinto Avenue on a report of a residential structure fire.

Flag Commission Convenes For First Meeting

Dec. 3 at 1:50 p.m. - The Spokane Flag Commission will convene for its first meeting on Friday, Dec. 6.

Leaf Pickup Planned On Dec. 5 & 6 in Browne's Addition

Dec. 2 at 3:46 p.m. - Vehicles must be moved to accommodate City crews

Space Heater Safety Reminder

Dec. 2 at 2:55 p.m. - SFD has some space heater safety tips for you!

Package Theft

Dec. 2 at 2:53 p.m. - Today is Cyber Monday, the start of the Holiday shopping season which means package thieves will be scouring neighborhoods.

Early Morning Fire on East Broad Avenue

Dec. 2 at 9:25 a.m. - On Thanksgiving morning, SFD was dispatched to a fire in the 1100 Block of East Broad Avenue.

November

Shooting suspect arrested after pursuit/collision in Northeast Spokane

Nov. 28 at 1:52 a.m. - Shooting suspect led police on high-speed pursuit through Northeast Spokane. Suspect crashed, and was arrested without further incident. No injuries.

SPD Arrests a Former Treasurer for Money Laundering

Nov. 24 at 8:10 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest the former Treasurer of the Finch Elementary PTO for Money Laundering.

Nash Arrest

Nov. 24 at 8:04 p.m. - SPD officer arrested

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Riverfront to Be Restored

Nov. 22 at 4:27 p.m. - The project is made possible thanks to contributions from the Spokane Civic Benefit Fund along with county and state grants.

SPD Drug Arrest

Nov. 22 at 1:33 p.m. - SPD Officers recognize and arrest man with felony warrant.

SPD Responds to Vehicle versus a House Crash

Nov. 22 at 1:28 p.m. - South Side Patrol Units respond to a crash involving a vehicle versus a house on the South Hill. The driver of that vehicle has been arrested for DUI.

Memorial to Fallen Law Enforcement Officers in Washington State

Nov. 21 at 9:57 a.m. - SPD invites you to attend the dedication of the “Memorial to Fallen Law Enforcement Officers in Washington State” at the Spokane Police Academy campus

City Closures Planned for Thanksgiving

Nov. 21 at 8:35 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late after the holiday

Flags Lowered For Fallen Lynden Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp

Nov. 20 at 8:42 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff Nov. 20

SPD Arrests "Repeat Offender"

Nov. 19 at 1:34 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest “Repeat Offender”, with 14 felony convictions, for possessing a stolen motor vehicle.

Mayor, Neighbors Celebrate Opening of Revitalized Dutch Jake’s Park

Nov. 19 at 8:46 a.m. - Dutch Jake’s Park is reopening on November 21, 2019 with new playground equipment, a new walking track, a new amphitheater, and more.

Early Morning Fire on South Regal

Nov. 18 at 2:55 p.m. - Nov. 16, around 5 a.m., SFD was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 500 Block of South Regal.

SPD Arrests 26 Time Convicted Felon

Nov. 15 at 4:14 p.m. - PAC team and patrol officers have arrested 26 time convicted felon and repeat offender Shawn Barton three times in 2019 for drug related crimes.

Numerica Tree Lighting Celebration at Riverfront Park

Nov. 14 at 2:32 p.m. - Riverfront invites you to join this free, activity-packed holiday celebration culminating in the lighting of Spokane’s iconic 60' green spruce.

Driscoll Boulevard Knife Incident

Nov. 13 at 12:25 p.m. - Spokane Police take knife wielding suspect, who was stopping traffic, into custody.

City to Suspend Curbside Collection of Green Yard & Food Waste Carts

Nov. 13 at 8:34 a.m. - Get your leaves, pumpkins, pine needles, and other yard debris cleaned up

Three Men Sentenced For Rape, Unlawful Imprisonment and Other Crimes

Nov. 12 at 3:02 p.m. - Three men sentenced for Rape, Unlawful Imprisonment and other crimes after drugging a juvenile girl and keeping her in their apartment for four days.

South Spokane Vehicle vs Pedestrian

Nov. 12 at 12:25 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to a Vehicle vs Pedestrian on the south side of the city in the early evening hours.

City Proceeds with Evaluation of Designated Warming Center Operator

Nov. 8 at 1:36 p.m. - Final tenant improvements are continuing

Mayor Condon to host volunteer & community reception

Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. - Mayor Condon will host a reception to thank the many community members who helped us become safer, smarter, and healthier over the past 8 years.

Warming Center Opening Expected

Nov. 7 at 5:25 p.m. - Safety improvements and operational policies required in advance

SPD Officers and Medical Personnel Render Aid to Collapsed Man

Nov. 7 at 5:22 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers and medical personnel render aid to a man who collapsed after running in and out of traffic and kicking passing vehicles.

Early Morning Fire on East 16th Avenue

Nov. 7 at 9:15 a.m. - The fire was reported to 911 by a passerby that observed smoke coming from the roof-line of the home.

Early Morning Fire on East Wellesley

Nov. 7 at 9:11 a.m. - The fire was reported to 911 by a passerby that observed smoke coming from the outside walls and the roofline of the home.

Two SPD Officers Assaulted While Working Bar Patrol

Nov. 7 at 9:07 a.m. - Two Spokane Police Officers were assaulted over the weekend while working bar patrol by two males, acting disorderly and challenging bar security.

Fully Involved Garage Fire in the Shadle Area

Nov. 7 at 8:56 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 5000 block of North Stevens to a report of a fully involved garage fire.

Fire in North Wendy's Restaurant

Nov. 7 at 8:50 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to 9114 N. Newport Highway for a reported fire inside the cooking preparation area at Wendy's Restaurant.

Passerby Saves Home and Family

Nov. 7 at 8:48 a.m. - The passerby was able to notify the residents, who were unaware of the fire, and remain on the phone with 911 until they evacuated from the house.

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is a parking meter holiday.

Nov. 6 at 12:38 p.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Nov. 11, because of the Veterans Day holiday.

Update to Post / Alice Hit and Run

Nov. 5 at 7:45 p.m. - Thanks to information we received, officers were able to arrest Damon Ashe (36) for a hit & run which sent a juvenile to the hospital yesterday.

City Responds To Questions About Warming Center Operator

Nov. 5 at 2:42 p.m. - The City of Spokane today is responding to questions raised about an expected warming center operator.

Mayor Condon’s Transition Plan Connects Mayor-Elect With City Staff

Nov. 5 at 11:46 a.m. - Mayor Condon’s Transition Plan Connects Mayor-Elect With City Staff, Continues Work Of One Spokane

Spokane Police are investigating a felony hit and run.

Nov. 5 at 9:46 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a felony hit and run which sent a juvenile to the hospital.

City crews begin leaf pickup activities On Monday, November 4

Nov. 1 at 8:51 a.m. - City crews are starting leaf pickup activities on City streets on Monday, Nov. 4, with work beginning in the Audubon, Driscoll, and Woodridge areas.

October

SPD Officer injured in collision with distracted driver.

Oct. 31 at 2:15 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer was injured this morning after his vehicle was struck from behind by a driver distracted with their cell phone.

Happy Halloween!

Oct. 31 at 10:04 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department would like to remind everyone that tonight the streets will be full of kids out trick or treating.

Residential Fire on West Sharp

Oct. 30 at 5:06 p.m. - At 4:59 AM on Tuesday (10/29), the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence in the 1900 Block of West Sharp.

SPD seeks public help in downtown shooting investigation.

Oct. 30 at 4:54 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a Shooting that took place downtown over the weekend.

SPD to release body cam footage from 5th and Custer incident.

Oct. 30 at 4:40 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will be releasing the body worn camera video of an arrest that took place February 12th 2019, at 5th and Custer.

SPD responds to shooting in the 1900 block of W First.

Oct. 30 at 4:33 p.m. - On 10-30-19 at 11:24 AM the Spokane Police Department responded to a home on West First Avenue where a woman reported she had been shot.

Commercial Structure Fire - 27 East Queen

Oct. 29 at 2:10 p.m. - Saturday, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a report of a fire in the kitchen at 27 East Queen.

North Martin Street Structure Fire

Oct. 29 at 2:09 p.m. - Sunday morning, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence located in the 5300 block of North Martin Street.

Structure Fire West Central

Oct. 29 at 2:08 p.m. - Saturday afternoon, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence located in the 2100 block of West Boone Avenue.

Augusta Structure Fire

Oct. 29 at 2:06 p.m. - Early Saturday morning, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence located in the 1800 block of West Augusta Avenue.

SFD Deploys to California

Oct. 28 at 12:24 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is answering an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request for assistance to the State of California.

Back To Back Downtown Shootings

Oct. 28 at 9:57 a.m. - Saturday night SPD responded to two back to back shootings in downtown Spokane.

Missing Adult Betty Brusseau

Oct. 28 at 9:54 a.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing endangered female.

Citizens Assist with Arrest of Repeat Offender

Oct. 28 at 9:52 a.m. - Help from citizens lead SPD officers investigating a vehicle prowling and theft to recover a necklace containing the ashes of the victim’s uncle.

Halloween Safety Reminders

Oct. 28 at 9:49 a.m. - As families with little ghosts and goblins prepare to take to the community's streets on Halloween, SFD offers some safety reminders.

Officer Placed On Administrative Leave

Oct. 24 at 3:04 p.m. - SPD has notified the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and asked them to investigate the incident.

Flags Lowered For Fallen Okanogan Assistant Fire Chief

Oct. 24 at 10:17 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff Oct. 24

Officer Involved Shooting

Oct. 23 at 5:45 p.m. - Spokane Police Department (SPD) is involved in an Officer Involved Shooting in the area of 3400 East Garnett Avenue.

Northtown Auto Vehicle Thefts

Oct. 23 at 3:46 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest convicted felon for 3rd vehicle theft from a local dealership.

Spokane Tribe of Indians to Raise Flag on snx? mene? Island

Oct. 23 at 1:29 p.m. - The Spokane Tribe of Indians will raise the Spokane Tribe flag on snxw mene? Island in Riverfront Park during a ceremony on Friday, October 25

Arrest Made In Overnight Shooting

Oct. 23 at 11:46 a.m. - SPD responds to shooting in northeast Spokane. The victim provided suspect info which led to locating the suspect near Market St. and Hawthorne Rd.

Suspect Recognized On Local Media Apprehended By SPD

Oct. 23 at 11:42 a.m. - Kidnapping suspect Bradley Walters taken into custody without incident thanks to citizen recognizing him from TV.

$25,000 worth of Property Recovered By SPD

Oct. 22 at 2:16 p.m. - The Targeted Crimes Unit recovers over $25,000 worth of stolen property from a one car garage taken in multiple burglaries from around the county.

State approves expansion of Spokane Community Empowerment Zone

Oct. 22 at 1:55 p.m. - New boundaries open special tax incentives on all industrial-zoned land to support additional investment, manufacturing development and jobs.

Riverfront to Host “Adopt a Scarecrow” Event

Oct. 18 at 11:15 a.m. - Now through October 21, organizations, businesses, clubs, and individuals are invited to “Adopt a Scarecrow” at Riverfront Park.

Flags Lowered For Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

Oct. 17 at 4:57 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff through Oct. 18

Public Is Invited To Downtown Plan Workshop

Oct. 17 at 2:18 p.m. - Public has opportunity to weigh in on changes

Spokane Police Arrest Drug Dealer for Weapons Violation

Oct. 17 at 2:15 p.m. - Spokane Police patrol officers, SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team and narcotics detectives arrest long suspected drug dealer.

Injury Crash

Oct. 17 at 2:14 p.m. - SPD responded to a three vehicle crash in north Spokane. The driver that caused the collision was arrested for two counts of vehicular assault.

Man Arrested After Taking Selfies In Front Of the Jail While Wanted

Oct. 17 at 10:51 a.m. - Spokane Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrest inmate who escaped work release and taunted SPD for months on social media.

SPD Investigating Fatality Crash on N Indian Trail Rd.

Oct. 16 at 4:36 p.m. - Spokane Police investigating fatality vehicle vs motorcycle crash on N Indian Trail Rd.

Spokane Celebrates $940,000 Grant To End Youth Homelessness

Oct. 16 at 4:33 p.m. - Funding will assist Volunteers of America to provide services

Sex Offender, Notification of Release

Oct. 16 at 4:25 p.m. - Notification of Release - Male with Sexually Violent Predator Status

Notification of Release

Oct. 16 at 4:20 p.m. - A Level 3 Sex Offender is now residing here in Spokane at the Lincoln House in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln after being released from McNeill Island.

City Sets Celebration on Oct. 25 for 'Cleaner River Faster' Program

Oct. 16 at 8:34 a.m. - Opening ceremony, tours and treats planned

Citizens Asked To Move RVs, Boats and Trailers

Oct. 15 at 12 p.m. - Moving these vehicles necessary for Snow Season operations

SRATTF Serves a Warrant for an Illegal Wrecking Yard

Oct. 15 at 11:47 a.m. - SRATTF serves a warrant for an illegal wrecking yard in the 700 block of Altamont, recovering a stolen motorcycle, stolen car parts and five firearms.

Storm Cleanup Proceeds

Oct. 14 at 3:31 p.m. - Storm cleanup continues around the City

SPD Responds to Mass Shooting Threats

Oct. 14 at 12:23 p.m. - SPD received info regarding threats of a mass shooting. An investigation of these threats led to an arrest of a suspect for felony level harassment.

Mayor Condon to Deliver Annual Statement of Conditions and Affairs

Oct. 11 at 4:01 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon will deliver the annual Statement of the Conditions & Affairs of the City of Spokane.

City Updates Numbers as Storm Cleanup Continues

Oct. 11 at 3:16 p.m. - Services remain available for those experiencing homelessness

Vehicle Thief Sentenced To 18 Months

Oct. 11 at 2:41 p.m. - Man who was arrested by the Spokane Patrol Anti-Crime Team tied to over $300,000 in vehicle thefts and suspected of many more sentenced to 18 months.

Residence Fire: 400 Block East Kiernan

Oct. 11 at 8:31 a.m. - SFD responded to civilian 911 reports of black smoke emanating from the rear of a residence in the area of the 400 block of east Kiernan.

SPD Needs Help Locating Missing Woman

Oct. 11 at 8:26 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department Special Victims Unit is seeking your help in locating a missing female.

SPD Updates Their Use of Force Policy

Oct. 11 at 8:25 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department has released its updated and adopted Use of Force Policy which includes the De-escalation section.

Fatality Hit and Run

Oct. 11 at 8:23 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to a Fatality Hit and Run in the late hours of Wednesday, Oct. 9.

City Crews Continue Clean Up Work

Oct. 10 at 3:17 p.m. - Services remain available for those experiencing homelessness

Serious Collision

Oct. 9 at 4:18 p.m. - Officers respond to a serious collision with life threatening injuries at Wall and Central. Please stay out of the area.

Traffic Conditions

Oct. 9 at 2:52 p.m. - An overnight snow storm leaves many areas with blocked roadways and no power.

Possible Endangered Juvenile

Oct. 9 at 2:51 p.m. - On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the family of 17 year old Sara McNease reported her missing.

City Crews Continue With Tree and Limb Removal

Oct. 9 at 12:09 p.m. - Efforts under way to assist those experiencing homelessness

City Providing Free Disposal of Tree Debris from Storm

Oct. 9 at 11:11 a.m. - The City will provide free disposal of trees and tree limbs that came down during the overnight storm at the Waste to Energy Facility through Oct. 19.

City Crews Are Out Deicing And Removing Trees

Oct. 9 at 7:28 a.m. - Street Department has more than 90 reports of trees in the roadway

Unveiling Project Honoring Former West Central CC Director Don Higgins

Oct. 8 at 10:46 a.m. - Plans for Higgins Point Overlook unveiled on October 17, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.

Monday, Oct. 14 is a Parking Meter Holiday; City Offices Open As Usual

Oct. 8 at 8:30 a.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Oct. 14, because of the Indigenous Peoples Day holiday.

DUI Enforcement Team

Oct. 7 at 2:23 p.m. - The Spokane Police DUI Enforcement Team has completed its 2nd full year since getting started. Here are some stats and some quick reminders.

SPD SWAT arrests one after standoff in downtown Spokane

Oct. 5 at 6:11 a.m. - Standoff in downtown Spokane ends in adult male being taken into custody for unlawful possession of a firearm

Flags Lowered For National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Oct. 4 at 3:07 p.m. - City honors fallen Okanogan Assistant Fire Chief

SFD and Red Cross Participate in National Home Fire Campaign

Oct. 4 at 1:25 p.m. - 500+ homes targeted for smoke alarm install blitz

Monroe Street Bridge Closure Rescheduled To Mid-October

Oct. 3 at 11:10 a.m. - Other traffic impacts also set at CSO site near downtown library

October Named Spokane Strong Month

Oct. 2 at 2:51 p.m. - Proclamation will be read at the next City Council meeting

Single Vehicle Fatality Crash Closes Ferry Ave. For Several Hours

Oct. 1 at 7:48 p.m. - Ferry was closed from Altamont-Haven as investigators processed the scene of a fatal crash. A motorcyclist was w/b on Ferry when he struck a pole.

Standoff with Armed Suspect Ends with SWAT Entry into Business

Oct. 1 at 12:36 a.m. - Standoff w/an armed man ends when SWAT enters a store he was refusing to leave. Booher led a WSP Trooper on a pursuit after pointing a gun at him.

September

Major Crimes Detective Looking For Help from the Community

Sept. 30 at 3:08 p.m. - Detective is looking for additional information about an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 19 in the area of 9500 Newport Highway.

Arrest Made In Early Morning Shooting

Sept. 28 at 4:14 p.m. - SPD and Safe Streets Task Force conducted an investigation that led to an arrest in the shooting that took place Wednesday, Sept 25.

Spokane Resident Victimized By Telephone Scam

Sept. 28 at 4:10 p.m. - A Spokane resident was victimized this week by a telephone scam.

City Prepares For Weather Forecast

Sept. 27 at 4:07 p.m. - Unseasonably cold and wet weather, combined with windy conditions, is anticipated over the weekend.

"Pop-Up" Cycle Track Installation Rescheduled

Sept. 27 at 1:27 p.m. - The temporary cycle track will be installed Saturday, Oct. 5

Planned Closure of Monroe Street Bridge Cancelled

Sept. 27 at 10:26 a.m. - Planned closure of Monroe Street bridge cancelled for this weekend because of weather. Work will be rescheduled to an upcoming weekend.

Defendant Pleads Guilty

Sept. 25 at 4:53 p.m. - Defendant from July 8, 2018 homicide pleads guilty and receives 190 months in prison.

Precautions in Place for Today's Assembly on East Indiana

Sept. 25 at 4:51 p.m. - Precautions in place for today’s assembly on East Indiana.

Mayor Details City Plan to Assist Those Experiencing Homelessness

Sept. 25 at 11:41 a.m. - Services will be available for most vulnerable

Applicants Sought For 2020 Lodging Tax Grants

Sept. 25 at 8:29 a.m. - Funding for projects promoting tourism, cultural activities

Reckless Burning Arrest on West Side of the South Hill

Sept. 24 at 4:11 p.m. - Spokane Police Department arrests man for Reckless Burning after responding to three separate fires on the west side of the south hill.

Mayor Condon Announces 100-Day Transition Plan

Sept. 23 at 8:31 a.m. - The Mayor has outlined a final 100-day plan.

SPD Resources Sapped during Unpermitted March Downtown

Sept. 20 at 4:39 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department had to creatively redeploy resources as a protest that started at Riverfront Park turned into a march to City Hall.

City Announces Changes to My Spokane 311

Sept. 19 at 5:27 p.m. - 311 online services will be affected September 23-29

Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

Sept. 19 at 3:59 p.m. - Burn restrictions end Friday, September 20

Spokane in Motion

Sept. 18 at 12:28 p.m. - Project is designed to grow and promote bicycling in Spokane.

Fred Meyer Attempt to Elude

Sept. 17 at 2:52 p.m. - Sept. 16, 6:25pm, officers responded to Fred Meyer for a report of a wanted subject. The subject eluded SPD before being arrested for several charges.

Monroe Street Bridge to Be Closed During Last Weekend in September

Sept. 17 at 8:36 a.m. - Other traffic impacts also set at CSO side near downtown library

Mayor Vetos Ordinance That Would Regulate Loaning of City Employees

Sept. 16 at 9:09 a.m. - Mayor Condon vetos ordinance that would regulate loaning of City employees to other agencies, says it contradicts Strategic Plan initiatives.

Flags Will Remain Lowered For Fallen Green Beret

Sept. 13 at 9:46 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff over the weekend

Flags Lowered In Remembrance of City Employee

Sept. 12 at 9:13 a.m. - Flags lowered to half-staff Sept. 12

Bike with Billig, Beggs, & Burke

Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. - Senator Andy Billig and City Council Members Breean Beggs and Kate Burke are lacing up their shoes for an interactive biking town hall on Sept. 14.

Pavilion at Riverfront will Honor Patriot Day with Light Display

Sept. 11 at 12:17 p.m. - 8:30 – 10 P.M. tonight will feature red, white, and blue lights from the Pavilion

Flags Fly Half-Staff in Remembrance of 9/11

Sept. 11 at 8:39 a.m. - City facilities observe Patriot Day

Upcoming Pedestrian Enforcement

Sept. 10 at 9:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a pedestrian emphasis this Friday, Sept. 13 throughout the city.

DUI Crash Into House

Sept. 10 at 3:48 p.m. - SPD and SFD responded to a vehicle vs power pole crash in the 200 block of West Queen Avenue.

Coffee with a Cop

Sept. 10 at 3:47 p.m. - The next Coffee with a Cop event is Sept. 11, 11 am to 1 pm, at Starbucks. Enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation, all community members are invited.

Fugitive attempts to elude police in a stolen vehicle and causes crash

Sept. 10 at 3:34 p.m. - Police attempt to stop stolen vehicle, which eludes them only to cause a crash.

Mayor to Host Community Conversation on the Proposed 2020 Budget

Sept. 10 at 8:40 a.m. - Telephone Town Hall set for Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m.

SPD Drive by Shooting Arrest

Sept. 9 at 3:45 p.m. - SPD arrest a man for drive by shooting, and work with Homeland Security who are investigating the suspect for attempting to obtain Fentanyl.

SPD Death Investigation

Sept. 9 at 3:43 p.m. - Officers responded to a 911 call of a man who had sustained significant self-inflicted injuries and was fading in and out of consciousness.

SPD Groups Collaborate On Arrest

Sept. 9 at 3:41 p.m. - Several Spokane Police Department (SPD) groups collaborate to arrest Modesto R. Briggs for 11 counts of Assault 1st Degree.

Sister Cities “Connections” Garden in Riverfront Park opens

Sept. 9 at 3:37 p.m. - The garden is a space to honor and celebrate the importance of our Sister Cities through nature and art.

City Selects Events for Cultural Grants

Sept. 6 at 10:10 a.m. - 12 applications receive funding awards

Evaluation of Spokane Municipal Community Court Released

Sept. 5 at 1:14 p.m. - A new comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of the Spokane Municipal Community Court has been released.

Downtown Spokane Vandalism Arrest

Sept. 5 at 12:19 p.m. - Male arrested for multiple felony vandalism charges in the Downtown Spokane area which included damaging two police vehicles.

Arrest Made In Aug. 20th Drive-By Shooting

Sept. 5 at 12:14 p.m. - Detectives identified suspect from a Drive-By Shooting that occurred near Fairview Ave. and Ash St. The suspect was arrested in St. Helens, OR.

Reports of armed man leads to large police response in Browne’s Add.

Sept. 5 at 4:59 a.m. - SPD responded to multiple reports of a male subject yelling and walking around the neighborhood threatening people with a firearm.

Learn About the Proposed 2020 City Budget

Sept. 4 at 3:57 p.m. - Public meetings planned during September

Ombudsman Releases New On-Line Dashboard of Use of Force Incidents

Sept. 3 at 12:09 p.m. - Comprehensive analysis of incidents used to create tool

SPD Makes Several DUI Arrests over the Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 3 at 11:18 a.m. - On Saturday, Officers from the Spokane Police Department responded to several collisions and incidents that resulted in DUI arrest.

August

Property Crime Spree

Aug. 30 at 10:58 a.m. - Man charged with property crimes totaling over $14,000 worth of damage, clean up and theft, in acts of random destruction and theft downtown.

SPD Hosting Citizens Academy

Aug. 29 at 11:03 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is hosting a “Citizens Academy”, at the Spokane Police Academy and you are invited!

City Employee Injured By Booby-Trap Set At Illegal Camp

Aug. 28 at 5:32 p.m. - A city employee was injured yesterday when he stepped on a “booby-trap,” which had been placed by the illegal camps occupant.

City Details Labor Day Activities, Closures

Aug. 28 at 8:53 a.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Labor Day.

School is starting! Think Safety!

Aug. 27 at 3:18 p.m. - SPD wants to remind you that school starts again for SPS on Aug. 29. SPD will be coordinating efforts to enforce the speed limits in school zones.

Deputy Slater Memorial Sign Ceremony

Aug. 27 at 2:18 p.m. - The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project Committee will be hosting their first sign dedication for the Spokane’s Fallen Officers Memorial Project

Coffee with a Cop

Aug. 27 at 2:15 p.m. - The next Coffee with a Cop will be held Thursday, Aug. 29 at Starbucks, 1310 N Ruby Street.

Kidnapping and Pursuit

Aug. 26 at 9:41 a.m. - A test drive from a car dealership turns criminal when a woman refuses to return the vehicle or let the salesman out of the car.

Spokane Police Arrest Felony Warrant Subject

Aug. 26 at 9:37 a.m. - Spokane Police officers arrest felony warrant subject after barricaded situation.

SPD Vehicle Theft Arrest

Aug. 22 at 11:40 a.m. - WSP and SPD worked together to pursue, track and arrest a vehicle theft suspect.

SPD Investigating a Shooting in Emerson/Garfield Neighborhood

Aug. 22 at 11:26 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting which occurred in the area of N Post St. / W Chelan Ave.

Pavilion Grand Opening at Riverfront Park

Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. - Join us for a free two-day celebration September 6 - 7

P.A.C.T. Arrests Ten Time Convicted Felon

Aug. 21 at 10:21 a.m. - Spokane Police Night Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrest felon with handgun, realistic replica rifle, Methamphetamine, Heroin and Prescription Medications.

Voyeur caught in N. Spokane retail store

Aug. 21 at 4:23 a.m. - Probable cause was developed to arrest 29-year-old Zakkary Deboer for voyeurism 1st degree

SPD is seeking assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

Aug. 20 at 11:10 p.m. - 75-year-old Cecelia Leonard-Shelby was last seen at about 4:30PM in the area of 2600 E 7th Ave. Cecelia suffers from dementia.

SIRR Team Investigating An Officer Involved Shooting

Aug. 20 at 2:16 p.m. - SIRR Team Investigating August 16, 2019, Officer Involved Shooting

Harmon Park shooting sends one man to hospital

Aug. 20 at 4:48 a.m. - An adult male subject was located suffering from gunshot wounds and transported to a local hospital with serious injuries

Attempted Burglary

Aug. 15 at 2:46 p.m. - Three suspects arrested after attempted burglary.

Shooting in Riverfront Park

Aug. 15 at 12:26 p.m. - Shooting in Riverfront Park, suspect arrested, no injuries

Wanted Man Taken Into Custody

Aug. 15 at 11:07 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers take a wanted man into custody without incident after he hides himself in a home he does not belong in.

Salvation Army Recommended to Operate Proposed New Shelter

Aug. 14 at 3:13 p.m. - City Council will vote to approve

NorthTown Mall Robbery

Aug. 14 at 12:22 p.m. - On Tuesday evening, SPD Officers responded to NorthTown Mall for what started out as a shoplift and quickly escalated.

Convicted Felon Shoots at SPD Officer

Aug. 13 at 1:05 p.m. - Suspect shoots at officer's car leaving him unable to pursue due to the vehicle damage. After a long search, the suspect was located and arrested.

Felon released after conviction for felony indecent exposure.

Aug. 12 at 6:14 p.m. - Richard A Sala (29) was convicted of indecent exposure, a class C felony, and then released.

SPD Officers Respond to Burglary

Aug. 12 at 12:36 p.m. - Saturday night SPD officers responded to an occupied burglary call in the Corbin Park Neighborhood.

Shooting Incident Closes Major Intersection

Aug. 12 at 12:33 p.m. - A shooting on Spokane’s north side Friday night shut down a major intersection and leaves one male in the hospital with serious injuries.

Providence Health Care Supports Inclusive Play Area at Riverfront Park

Aug. 8 at 8:24 a.m. - $1 million community benefit grant awarded to Spokane Parks Foundation

Spokane Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence on Aug. 11

Aug. 7 at 3:10 p.m. - Mom’s Demand Action and Spokane City Council Member Kate Burke are hosting a Vigil for Gun Violence.

Burglary Arrest

Aug. 5 at 1:03 p.m. - SPD responded to an alarm call at the Arc of Spokane. When Officers arrived on scene several males ran from the store and were later caught.

Mayor Orders City Flags to Half-Staff In Support Of Shooting Victims

Aug. 5 at 12:59 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, Aug. 8

Subject in Custody after Standoff in Perry District

Aug. 4 at 11:43 a.m. - Jeremy Barkus was booked for Assault 1st DV, Unlawful Imprisonment DV, & Arson 2nd, as well as warrants for Assault 3rd & Malicious Mischief 3rd.

20 Years to Life

Aug. 1 at 4:59 p.m. - Judge gives convicted registered sex offender the maximum allowable sentence for Rape of a Child 1st degree and 1st degree Child Molestation.

July

Male in Custody after Drive-By Shooting at High Bridge Park

July 26 at 7:37 p.m. - Doyle Miracle (54) was booked after an officer spotted vehicles matching the suspect’s trucks at a home in the 2900 block of W 6th.

Coffee with a Cop

July 26 at 2:06 p.m. - Next week, the Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event downtown at Thomas Hammer.

Certain Northeast Residents to Avoid Tap Water Until System Is Flushed

July 26 at 12:54 p.m. - Contamination may have reached system through use of a hydrant

SPD Responds to Auto/Bicycle Collision

July 24 at 11:31 a.m. - SPD responded to a collision involving a vehicle and a male bicyclist. The bicyclist had significant injuries and was transported to the Hospital.

SPD Requesting Assistance in Locating Missing 13 Year Old

July 23 at 3:54 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance locating a missing 13 year old child.

Spokane Police Arrest Man Twice Within Four Hours

July 23 at 3:52 p.m. - SPD arrests man on a warrant after he tried to assault a park employee. After being released, the same man assaulted an employee of a Community Center

City Invites Kids to Recycling Boot Camp

July 23 at 12:52 p.m. - Kids age 8-13 invited to attend

Regional Fire Marshals Issue Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

July 23 at 9:17 a.m. - Burn restrictions in effect Wednesday, July 24

Flags Lowered For Retired Associate Justice Stevens

July 23 at 9 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff July 23

Community Invited To Public Meeting about Emergency Shelter Project

July 22 at 3:46 p.m. - The City of Spokane will host a community meeting to discuss a potential new targeted-capacity shelter to serve people experiencing homelessness.

SPD Arrests Man Hiding In Refrigerator Truck

July 22 at 1:54 p.m. - Male reported to be holding a handgun on Monroe Street Bridge runs from the police and hides in refrigeration truck. He was located and arrested.

Short Vehicle Pursuit Ends With PIT Maneuver

July 22 at 10:16 a.m. - SPD ends short vehicle pursuit with a Pursuit Intervention Technique, PIT maneuver.

Large Downtown Fight

July 22 at 10:10 a.m. - Large fight downtown sends multiple people to the hospital, consumes most the police departments resources working on the night shift.

SPD Seeking Information

July 22 at 10:01 a.m. - Major Crimes Unit Detectives are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the occupants of a vehicle who may be connected to a shooting.

Culture Activities Grant Applications Sought

July 22 at 9:51 a.m. - Funding will support diversity programs and events

SPD Asking For Help Identifying Armed Suspect

July 18 at 10:35 a.m. - Spokane Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying an armed Suspect approaching houses in the in the 3500 block of E 4th Ave.

Major Crimes Investigating a Homicide

July 18 at 10:31 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes are investigating a homicide at 1600 W. Shannon Avenue.

Going Out PSA

July 17 at 12:16 p.m. - SPD wants to remind the community to follow some guidelines when they go out to celebrate and enjoy the many restaurants, bars and taverns in our area

Fire Chief Releases Statement On Recent Personnel Matter

July 16 at 6:15 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department Chief releases statement on recent personnel matter.

Summer Scams

July 16 at 12:29 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department wants to remind the public to be aware of possible scams that arrive in our community with the advent of summer.

Flags Will Be Lowered For SPD Lieutenant

July 15 at 12:42 p.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff July 20

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

July 15 at 11 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a missing autistic child, Hunter Simmons. He is 13 years old and was last seen in the area of 3400 E Carlisle Ave.

SPD is looking to identify vehicle prowling suspects.

July 14 at 3:45 p.m. - Spokane Police are looking to identify vehicle prowlers from an early morning incident on E Wedgewood Ave.

SPD investigating downtown shooting; two injured

July 13 at 4:13 a.m. - SPD located two adult male shooting victims in the 100 block of N Division St. Both were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries

SPD Giving Out Free Vehicle Theft Prevention Devises

July 12 at 11:46 a.m. - SPD continues to work with the community to reduce vehicle theft. Free “Clubs” are available from the Spokane Police Department

Transfer of City Properties to Spokane Public Schools up next

July 11 at 4:56 p.m. - A hearing on the transfer of two City surplus properties to Spokane Public Schools will be held on July 22, during the City Council’s 6 p.m. meeting.

MCU Death Investigation

July 10 at 4:12 p.m. - Update in the Spokane Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit Death Investigation of Richard “Ricky” Coffee.

SPD Participating In FBI National Use-of-Force Data Collection Study

July 10 at 3:50 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department has volunteered to participate in the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Use-of-Force Data Collection Study.

SPD releases names in Officer Involved Shooting

July 9 at 4:55 p.m. - The name of the SPD Officer involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) from July 6, 2019 near 6th Avenue and Maple Street is being released.

Life Threatening Collision in North Spokane

July 9 at 4:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to a Life Threatening Collision at N Market St and E Bismark Ave between a motorcycle and a vehicle.

SIRR Team Investigating An Officer Involved Shooting Incident

July 8 at 11:36 a.m. - A SPD officer was involved in an OIS incident on July 6. The officer fired their service weapon at a wanted suspect. The suspect was uninjured.

North Spokane Sees a Spike in Burglary

July 8 at 11:33 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department makes three burglary arrests however, all three suspects were released within two days.

SPD completes pledge to help individuals affected by mental illness

July 3 at 2:13 p.m. - SPD announces it has completed a pledge to improve the department’s response to those suffering from mental illness in the community.

Lime Scooter Collision

July 2 at 3:52 p.m. - Lime Scooter vs pickup truck collision at “G” street and Princeton. Scooter rider received serious injuries.

Paddle, bike, & play at Spokatopia July 13-14, 2019

July 2 at 3:35 p.m. - People of all ages & abilities who love spending time outdoors can head to Camp Sekani Park on the Spokane River for a fun-filled weekend.

Spokane Fire reminds citizens that fireworks are illegal

July 1 at 3:33 p.m. - With the Fourth of July holiday just a few days away, SFD reminds everyone that the sale and use of all amateur (consumer) fireworks is illegal.

June

Attempted Child Abduction at Hoopfest

June 30 at 11:36 p.m. - Officers from the Spokane Police Department responded to a child luring incident during Hoopfest.

Join the Spokane Police Department for Community Appreciation Day

June 28 at 3:35 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) will be hosting its Community Appreciation day on Saturday, July 13.

Spokane Police Detective and Downtown Officers arrest suspect in Arson

June 28 at 3 p.m. - Philip B Lewis (53) was arrested today, June 28, 2019, for 2nd degree Arson for setting fire to an ATM on June 26th.

City to Move Forward On Sustainable Homelessness Services

June 28 at 12:09 p.m. - City Council will vote on a key step in consideration of purchase of property for an additional shelter.

Early morning fire damages home, several garages and vehicles

June 28 at 11:46 a.m. - At approximately 2:45 a.m., crews from SFD dispatched to a reported garage fire in the 2300 block of E. Queen Ave. in northeast Spokane.

Spokane Gives Has Another Record Breaking Year

June 27 at 1:52 p.m. - Nearly 20,000 volunteers participated in Spokane Gives Month

Working together for a safe Hoopfest

June 27 at 12:28 p.m. - With the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world just a few days away, attendees are being reminded to follow a few safety tips.

Working together for a safe Hoopfest

June 27 at 12:25 p.m. - With the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world just a few days away, attendees are being reminded to follow a few safety tips.

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

June 27 at 11:29 a.m. - Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

Sus Booked for Suspended Driving, Crashes Car less than 2hrs Later

June 26 at 7:31 p.m. - A woman booked for Suspended Driving @ 2:40p this afternoon, was released, & crashed 4:32p. She fled the scene @ 2nd/Spokane on foot.

Suspect Arrested, Booked, Released and Rearrested Within Hours

June 26 at 3:53 p.m. - Suspect arrested and booked for warrants, released an hour later and within the span of one and a half hours steals again.

WheelShare Geo-Fence for Hoopfest

June 26 at 11:44 a.m. - SPD would like to remind everyone about the temporary geo-fence for WheelShare scooters and bikes that will be activated this weekend for Hoopfest.

Spokane Youth Card an Overwhelming Success in First 13 Days

June 26 at 8:36 a.m. - Nearly 4,000 cards distributed, more cards on the way

Mayor, Chiefs, CFO React to Council Action on Emergency Communications

June 24 at 7:33 p.m. - They express concerns for the health of the City's public safety agencies and citizens, following the Council's action to reject joining SREC

Improperly disposed smoking materials start fire in north side home

June 24 at 1:18 p.m. - Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit say improperly disposed smoking materials are to blame for a fire at home.

Cause of North Spokane duplex fire under investigation

June 24 at 12:16 p.m. - The cause of a fire at a duplex in North Spokane remains under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit.

Protest Downtown

June 21 at 3:56 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department wants to remind the members of the community that we respect the rights of those wishing to speak, assemble and protest.

Traffic Collision North Freya Way

June 21 at 12:33 p.m. - Traffic at Mission and Greene is stopped and or slowed and will be for some time. Please use alternate routes as you travel in that area.

Officers Respond To Stabbing In North Spokane

June 20 at 2:13 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to stabbing in North Spokane

2019 Riverfront Park 4th of July Celebration and Weekend Carnival

June 17 at 4:56 p.m. - Riverfront Park will host a carnival for the July 4th of July, and extend the celebration through the 4-day weekend! Fireworks at 10pm July 4.

Council Member Burke to Join Tenant Town Hall

June 17 at 2:19 p.m. - Join Council Member Burke for a Tenant Town Hall on June 20

Make sure to register for Spokane Police Activities League

June 17 at 1:51 p.m. - The Spokane Police Activities League (PAL) summer program begins on June 25 and there are still open spots.

Notification of Release

June 13 at 10:44 a.m. - Notification of Release - Male with Sexually Violent Predator Status

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

June 13 at 10:30 a.m. - SPD needs help finding missing thirteen-year-old Angelina I Teshome.

SPD News Help Finding Missing Juvenile

June 12 at 9:58 a.m. - SPD needs help finding missing fourteen-year-old Nashayla Turntine.

SPD Looking For a Domestic Violence Suspect

June 12 at 9:55 a.m. - SPD has probable cause to arrest Romeo C. Villaro in connection with a Domestic Violence incident in the 3500 block of W. Rosemond last night.

Vulnerable Missing Adult

June 12 at 9:53 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

June 12 at 9:51 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

June 10 at 4:11 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

Pursuit Throughout Spokane County

June 8 at 10:33 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers, Air 1, Washington State Patrol and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies were all involved in a pursuit with stolen vehicle.

Council Member Fagan to Host Rideshare Town Hall

June 7 at 4:37 p.m. - Join Council Member Fagan for a Rideshare Town Hall on June 11

Mayor Honors Non-Profit Community Partners

June 7 at 3:47 p.m. - Give Real Change to those experiencing homelessness

SPD Special Victims Unit Arrests Babysitter for Assault

June 6 at 4:30 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Special Victims Unit arrests babysitter for Assault of a Child 1st Degree.

Using Receivership to Create Affordable Housing

June 6 at 4:06 p.m. - Spokane Police Department enters into a stipulated order appointing a receiver over five Grove Community properties.

Termination of SPD Officer

June 6 at 4 p.m. - After the conclusion of an Internal Affairs (IA) investigation, Officer Nick Spolski’s employment with SPD has been terminated, effective immediately.

Stabbing Arrest in Logan Neighborhood

June 6 at 11:38 a.m. - On Wednesday SPD officers responded to the Logan neighborhood for a stabbing. The suspect was arrested for assault and booked into jail.

Scooter First Ride Academy, Hosted by Lime and Parks Prior to Movies

June 6 at 11:06 a.m. - First Ride Academy at 6:30pm on 6/12, 7/10 and 8/14, 2019 -- complete scooter education and rider training prior to free WSECU Movies in the Park!

EPA Selects University District For Brownsfields Assessment Grant

June 5 at 3:02 p.m. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected Spokane's University District for a $600,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant.

Hundreds of Centennial Trail Medallions Stolen

June 5 at 2:58 p.m. - Hundreds of Centennial Trail Medallions have been stolen & damaged in the last few weeks, the financial cost to replace them is still being calculated

New Traffic Enforcement Camera

June 5 at 2:56 p.m. - Drivers in the NW part of town should be cognizant of a new traffic enforcement camera placed at an elementary school in their area.

Riverfront to Host Free Outdoor Movies This Summer

June 5 at 11:55 a.m. - Riverfront Park presents WSECU Outdoor Movies - a free summer series starting June 12, 2019!

Mayor Condon Attends Yale Mayor College and CEO Summit

June 5 at 9:45 a.m. - Intensive two-day program brings together Mayors, CEOs and other leaders

Fatality Collision at Garland and Normandie

June 4 at 2:32 p.m. - SPD officers responded to a fatality collision at W Garland Ave and N Normandie St between a motorcycle and a vehicle.

Tell Us How the Shadle Area Should Develop and Grow

June 4 at 1:18 p.m. - Help shape the Shadle area at upcoming public events

Stolen Truck Recovered

June 4 at 9:25 a.m. - On May 31, 2019 Spokane Police stopped a reported stolen truck downtown. Several people were detained out of the vehicle.

Indian Canyon Now Open on 18 Holes with New Irrigation

June 4 at 9:20 a.m. - Join us at Indian Canyon to see what new irrigation means for quality of play.

Attic fire ruled accidental

June 3 at 6:05 p.m. - Overheated electrical wiring is to blame for an attic fire that started at a South Hill home this afternoon.

City Creates Pilot Program Improving Response to Illegal Camping

June 3 at 2:48 p.m. - To improve response to reports of illegal camping, the City of Spokane created a pilot program that uses a team approach to speed cleanup of camps.

City Provides Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

June 3 at 9:26 a.m. - The City of Spokane today is releasing its annual report on the quality of its drinking water. For 2018, the City met all drinking water standards.

Northside garage fire extends to adjoining home

June 1 at 6:16 p.m. - At 12:16 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a structure fire in the 1900 block of W. Indiana Ave.

May

Spokane Police Chief Named President-Elect of WASPC

May 29 at 1:38 p.m. - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl named president-elect of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

SPD Requesting Assistance in Locating Missing 78 Year Old Male

May 28 at 2:24 p.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing elderly male.

Boy rescued from tree

May 24 at 2:12 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to the park adjacent to Garry Junior High (725 E Joseph) for a child stuck in a tree.

Spokane Combats Auto Theft

May 23 at 3:21 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) has launched its Spokane Combats Auto Theft program to further its efforts in reducing auto theft.

Kids, learn about safety and become a Junior Police Officer

May 23 at 11:50 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD), the Downtown Spokane Partnership and River Park Square are partnering to present Junior Police Academy.

SFD honored with 2019 PulsePoint Agency of the Year Award

May 23 at 11:15 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is the proud recipient of the 2019 PulsePoint Agency of the Year Award.

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

May 23 at 9:09 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting the community’s help in locating a missing juvenile.

City Closures Planned for Memorial Day

May 23 at 8:53 a.m. - Riverfront Park attractions, golf, and splash pads are open

Spokane Youth Card Available Starting June 13

May 22 at 2:43 p.m. - Spokane Youth Card pilot program provides free bus rides, more

Downtown Precinct Requesting the Public's Assistance

May 21 at 3:23 p.m. - SPD’s downtown precinct would like the public’s assistance in reducing the volume of commercial burglaries we are experiencing in the downtown core.

SPD Major Crimes Investigating Body Found In the Spokane River

May 21 at 12:50 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit investigate body found in river near Huntington Park.

Spokane Police investigate shooting on 5th Avenue in East Central.

May 21 at 10:18 a.m. - Monday morning, around 9:00 a.m., a male inside a residence at 3100 E. 5th Avenue called to report he had been shot by an unknown male.

Family displaced after North West Spokane house fire

May 20 at 8:40 a.m. - Three adults and one child were displaced after a fire damaged their home last evening.

City Closes Post Street Bridge to Vehicular Traffic

May 17 at 4:04 p.m. - Pedestrians, bicyclists can continue to use center of bridge.

Major Crimes Unit Looking Into the Disappearance of a Spokane Man

May 17 at 12:08 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit is looking into the disappearance of a man. They need your help in locating him or discovering what led to his disappearance.

Watch for Flooded Streets; Use Caution

May 16 at 6:48 p.m. - City of Spokane Wastewater Management crews are working to clear flooded streets and standing water around the City this evening.

Safety Tips for Torchlight Parade

May 16 at 3:24 p.m. - City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.

City Notifies Fire Communication Specialists of Changes

May 15 at 11:45 a.m. - Community moving to new SREC operations

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 at 9:08 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

SPD Bike Theft Sting

May 14 at 2:31 p.m. - Members of the SPD Reserve program set out a bait bike in the Logan neighborhood on Monday. They arrested two people in a short amount of time.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Adult

May 14 at 2:29 p.m. - SPD seeking assistance locating missing adult possibly suffering from medical issues.

SPD Road Rage Arrest

May 13 at 1:35 p.m. - On Saturday, the Spokane Police Department investigated a road rage incident in north Spokane which quickly escalated into a very dangerous situation.

Graffiti Arrest in Shadle Park Neighborhood

May 13 at 1:31 p.m. - The Spokane Police responded to the Shadle Park neighborhood early Saturday morning reference a malicious mischief report.

SPD arrests Vehicle Theft Suspect and recovers vehicle with dog.

May 12 at 12:06 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Vehicle Theft suspect and recover stolen vehicle containing the owner’s dog.

SPD Responds to Man Waving a Gun Around

May 10 at 9:11 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to the area of Dalke and Nevada on Thursday evening for a male waiving a gun around.

Traffic to Flow Again On Spokane Falls Boulevard Starting Tuesday

May 9 at 3:15 p.m. - Crews are continuing work on river health project.

Early Morning Collision

May 9 at 1:23 p.m. - SPD responded to a head on collision on the Freya Way Bridge between Mission and Trent.

Vehicle prowler shoots at citizen in North Spokane

May 9 at 4:48 a.m. - A citizen observed their neighbors vehicle being prowled, chased the prowler, and the prowler subsequently fired at least one shot at the citizen

Bringing Back the Bikes (and Scooters!)

May 8 at 4:05 p.m. - WheelShare to launch in the City on May 13; here's what you need to know

"Silent Disco River Cleanup" Event along Mission Park

May 8 at 9:31 a.m. - Listen to groovy tunes while cleaning along the Spokane River.

Main Street to See New Look To Parking Payment Method

May 6 at 2:35 p.m. - Pay by phone added to area.

“Growing the Better Way” Event to Discuss Gentrification in Spokane

May 6 at 9:24 a.m. - The "Growing the Better Way" Event will host speaker and panel to discuss gentrification in Spokane.

Apartment unit suffers damage after cooking fire

May 5 at 8:35 p.m. - Just after 5 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of an uncontrolled cooking fire in a three-story apartment complex

Detached shed a total loss after early morning fire

May 3 at 7:05 a.m. - At approximately 1:40 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 2300 block of E. Pacific Ave. on a report of a detached shed on fire.

Riverfront’s North Promenade and Expo Butterfly Open Tomorrow

May 2 at 4:11 p.m. - The new North Promenade in Riverfront Park will open tomorrow, along with the return of an Expo ’74 butterfly to mark the north gateway.

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony

May 2 at 2:41 p.m. - Community members are invited to attend the 32nd Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony

Innovation Alleyway

May 1 at 1:37 p.m. - Alley workshops continue

Council Member Beggs to Host Public ‘Spokane in Motion’ Events

May 1 at 11:56 a.m. - Two events to be held on Tuesday, May 16 for students and the general public in conjunction with i-SUSTAIN.

Cause of fire at former east Spokane business under investigation

May 1 at 11:12 a.m. - At 3:53 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to 102 N.  Helena St. on a report of structure fire involving a commercial building.

April

Governor Signs Supervision Bill into Law

April 29 at 5:01 p.m. - City officials joined Gov. Jay Inslee as he signed into law Senate Bill 5492, which creates a Pilot Program of Supervision for Motor Vehicle Felonies.

Indian Canyon opens 13 holes, with discounted rates and new irrigation

April 29 at 10:25 a.m. - Amidst a full irrigation replacement, Indian Canyon golf course will open thirteen holes on Monday, April 29, 2019 at a discounted rate.

Fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood

April 29 at 8:47 a.m. - One adult male deceased after shooting incident on E 5th Ave

Citizens Give Real Change to Truth Ministries

April 26 at 4:56 p.m. - Give Real Change to those experiencing homelessness.

Flags Lowered For Ray Garland

April 26 at 9:10 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff April 26.

Coffee with a Cop

April 25 at 2:46 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event at the Starbucks 172 S. Division on Wednesday, May 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Free Arbor Day activities Saturday at Finch Arboretum

April 25 at 1:22 p.m. - Celebrate Arbor Day with free family activities, yard care tips, and environmental education on Saturday at Finch Arboretum.

Annual Compost Fair Set for Saturday, April 27

April 24 at 8:52 a.m. - Local participants to receive free compost bin

Residents Encouraged to Safely Discard Unused Drugs

April 23 at 5:21 p.m. - Residents can safely dispose of unwanted medications and drugs, receive a free medication lock box and help combat the growing opioid epidemic.

Flags Will Be Lowered For Fallen Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputy

April 23 at 9:38 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff April 24

Grand Opening for University District Gateway Bridge Set for May 7

April 22 at 3:54 p.m. - Community Expo, Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting Planned

SPD requesting assistance in locating 8 year old child.

April 21 at 1:53 p.m. - Spokane Police are requesting media and public assistance in locating an 8 year old child.

SPD Requests Assistance Locating Missing 12 Year Old Child

April 19 at 1:26 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance locating a missing 12 year old child.

N. Suspension Bridge Maint. Closure, N. Promeande Opens for Bloomsday

April 19 at 1:23 p.m. - The North Suspension pedestrian bridge is closing today for maintenance, and the new North Promenade will open in time for Bloomsday.

Bill for Supervision for Motor Vehicle Felonies passes House

April 16 at 5:35 p.m. - Senate Bill 5492, which creates a Pilot Program of Supervision for Motor Vehicle-Related Felonies, has passed the Washington Legislature.

Downtown Standoff Subject Taken Into Custody

April 16 at 9:35 a.m. - Spokane Police Department (SPD) takes Jimmy R. Engleman (53) into custody after a several hour standoff downtown.

Spokane Comes Together For the Spokane Resource Center Grand Opening

April 15 at 2:19 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Opens the Doors for Services

SPD Arrests Convicted Felon After Standoff

April 15 at 8:29 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest a convicted felon on Felony Harassment charge after a short standoff on N Adams Street.

New Tools Helping Scammers to Seem More Legitimate than Ever

April 13 at 6:25 p.m. - We are getting reports of a scam where victims get a call appearing to be an SPD phone number, they failed to pay a bond & now have to pay or go jail.

Spokane to host Women in Fire 2020 Conference

April 13 at 7:58 a.m. - Women in Fire has announced its 2020 Women in Fire International Conference will be held in Spokane.

No injuries reported after shed fire in East Central

April 13 at 7:43 a.m. - Last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 2300 block of E. 5th Ave. on a report of a detached shed fire.

Riverfront Spokane Selects AEG Presents for Event Booking Services

April 12 at 10:45 a.m. - One of the leading providers of live entertainment in the world, AEG will bring at least 30 concerts to the Pavilion during their three year contract.

Proposed Ordinance Change Regarding Electric Snow Melting Equipment

April 11 at 9:14 a.m. - Systems in the public right of way and on private property must be upgraded.

Open House to Learn About Construction Plans for a Roundabout on US 2

April 11 at 9:08 a.m. - An open house is set to learn about construction plans for a new roundabout on U.S. 2.

Point in Time Count Results

April 10 at 3:26 p.m. - Results reveal challenges and successes

Mayor, Council Member Mumm Congratulate STA on CCL Funding

April 9 at 4:51 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon and Council Member Candace Mumm are sending their congratulations to the Spokane Transit Authority.

Spokane community partners together for alarm installation campaign

April 8 at 1:53 p.m. - Spokane community partners together for smoke alarm and carbon monoxide installation campaign—it takes a community

Spokane’s Integrated Medical Services Manager recognized

April 5 at 9:31 a.m. - Spokane’s Integrated Medical Services Manager recognized for his work in stroke care

Downtown apartment fire ruled accidental

April 4 at 2:52 p.m. - The cause of a downtown apartment fire that displaced multiple residents on March 20 has been ruled accidental.

Crime Stoppers Offering Reward For Info Regarding an Attempted Robbery

April 2 at 4:49 p.m. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward in an effort to assist SPD Detectives as they investigate a violent attempted robbery in Browne’s Addition.

March

Downriver Golf Course Opens Saturday, The Creek at Qualchan on Monday

March 29 at 8:30 a.m. - More good news for Spokane golfers! With the final winter traces giving way to spring green, Downriver & The Creek at Qualchan are opening.

Innovation Alleyway

March 28 at 2:47 p.m. - A City project to enhance alleyway streetscapes downtown

City's Ebill Payment System Upgraded For Recurring Payment Options

March 28 at 12:39 p.m. - Move designed to improve customer convenience

Flags Lowered For Fallen Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputy

March 28 at 8:38 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff

Warming Center Are Ramping Down

March 27 at 4:12 p.m. - Open times will change beginning in April.

Esmeralda Golf Course to Open Front Nine Thursday

March 26 at 2:40 p.m. - Esmeralda will open the front nine holes on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Spokane Police Detectives seeking information about Robbery

March 26 at 12:17 p.m. - Spokane Police Detectives are seeking information about a Robbery in Browne’s Addition that occurred on 3/18/2019 at about 3 AM.

Group of Teens Wreaking Havoc Downtown Taken Into Custody

March 26 at 10:47 a.m. - SPD arrested 5 people yesterday after the group spent the day wreaking havoc downtown. They were booked for both misdemeanors and felonies.

Spokane Police Requesting Assistance Locating Missing 9 Year Old

March 25 at 9:21 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance location a missing 9 year old child.

No injuries in early morning house fire

March 25 at 3:52 p.m. - At approximately 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 800 block of W. 8th Ave. for a reported residence on fire.

Resident suffers from smoke inhalation after early morning fire

March 25 at 3:49 p.m. - A resident was transported to an area hospital after a fire broke out in his apartment early this morning.

Courthouse Assault Arrest

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

Multiple residents displaced after downtown apartment fire

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

No injuries after garage fire in northeast Spokane

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

Attempted Package Theft turns Into Arrest for Assault 2nd Degree

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

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

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

St. Patrick's Day Parade

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

Spring forward and check your smoke alarms

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

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

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

Bill for Supervision for Motor-Vehicle Related Felonies passes Senate

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

Council Adopts Resolution in Support of Supported Employment Program

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

The Downtown Parking Study Findings Are Here

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

Planning For City's North Bank Begins

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

Firefighter and female resident treated for minor injuries after fire

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

City Completes Full-City Plow

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

Attic fire at apartment building displaces several residents

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

Possible Explosive at Walmart in North Spokane

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

Council Member Participates in the March for Meals

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

February

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

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

Senate Bill 5492 moves forward in Washington Senate

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

Numerica is Corporate Naming Partner at Skate Ribbon & SkyRide

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

Neighborhood Dispute Over Dog Poo Ends in Arrest for Felony Assault

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

Shooting in Northeast Spokane

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

Cause of fire at downtown business under investigation

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

Oily rags spontaneously ignite causing yesterday’s house fire

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

City to resume curbside yard waste pickup on Feb. 25

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

City Recognizes Local Business for Excellent Management of Wastewater

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

Officers Make an Arrest at an Occupied Burglary

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

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

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

City Completes Full-City Plow

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

SPD Investigating Shooting in 2000 block E 6th Ave

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

Coffee with a Cop

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

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

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

Presidents' Day is a Parking Meter Holiday

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

City to Begin a New Full-City Plow

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

City Launching a Full-City Plow

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

Coffee with a Cop

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

City Water Department Provides Advice To Avoid Frozen Water Pipes

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

Change Provides City Utility Customers with More Time to Pay Bills

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

SPD investigating stabbing at Northeast Albertsons

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

East Central house fire determined accidental

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

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

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

Vacant house fire leads to arrest

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

Flags Lowered In Remembrance of City Employee

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

East Central home damaged by fire

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

SPD Arrests Convicted Felon

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

Learn Where Your Garbage Goes

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

Two Warming Centers Extend Their Hours of Service

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

Attempted Child Luring

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

Missing Vulnerable Adult

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

January

Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives Arrest Suspect in LCHS Threats

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

Provide Input on Riverside Avenue Design

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

Homicide Suspect Arrested

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

Creating a Vision for the Spokane River

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

Officer Involved Shooting

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

Light placed too close to materials caused house fire

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

Cause of early morning house fire under investigation

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

EnVision Center is Preparing for Opening

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

North Spokane Shooting

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

UPDATE: Drive By Shooting in North Central Spokane

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

Officers Injured in Violent Encounter with Domestic Violence Suspect

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

Safety Tips for MLK Day Unity March

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

Council Member Burke to Host a Youth Town Hall

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

SPD requesting public assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

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

Missing Children Discovered After an Officer Assault

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

SPD Major Crimes Detectives Investigating a Suspicious Incident

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

Stabbing On Washington Street

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

Officer Involved Shooting

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

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

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

Malfunctioning gas dryer to blame for fire at Tiki Lodge

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

City Closures Planned for MLK Day

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

Introducing the Historic Preservation Facade Improvement Grant Program

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

Statement from Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding OIS

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

Arson Arrest

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

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

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

Hazmat incident prompts evacuation of Walmart

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

Fire damages West Central home

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

Early Morning Drive-by Shooting Arrest

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

Riverfront Wheels Park Design Open House: January 9

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

Flags Will Be Lowered For Fallen Volunteer Fire Captain

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

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

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

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

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

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting in Northeast Spokane

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