News Releases for 2019

June

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

Today 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

Today 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

Today 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

Today 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.