Police Department News Releases for 2013


SPD arrests robber who stole from pizza delivery man

Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect, 19-year-old Tredeone M. Winborne in the Domino’s Pizza delivery driver armed robbery that occurred on 12/23/13.

SPD arrests three burglary suspects; recovers stolen property

Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested three people in connection to several burglaries and attempted burglaries in the neighborhood north of Indian Trail/Francis.

SPD arrests repeat offender; recovers stolen bikes and cars

Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. - Spokane Police recover 16 stolen bikes, two stolen vehicles and arrest Repeat Offender and 29-time convicted felon, Chris Cannata.

Spokane Police prevent robbery and arrest suspect

Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. - Spokane Police arrested 28-year-old Justin C. Werle, a convicted felon, for attempted robbery of the Sunset Grocery.

SPD arrests armed burglary suspect after standoff

Dec. 24 at 9 a.m. - Spokane Police arrested 32 year old Brent Nouwels for Attempted Residential Burglary and Felony Harassment after hours-long stand-off.

Spokane Police arrest kidnapping suspect

Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect, 34-year-old George E. Rosenbaum, in cross-state kidnapping incident after vehicle crash and pursuit.

Community compliments for SPD

Dec. 19 at 11:35 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department received the following compliments in the past month.

Frosty roads assist officers in finding eluding suspect

Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. - Frosty roads helped Spokane Police to locate a man, 20 year-old Christopher Riley, who fled after an attempted police stop.

SPD seeks information from public regarding homicide on 12/15

Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are asking the public for information on the homicide of Doug Carlile that occurred on 12/15/13.

Spokane police continue fatal shooting investigation

Dec. 16 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives continue to investigate the December 15, 2013 fatal shooting in the 2500 block of S Garfield on the South Hill.

Spokane Police investigate fatal shooting on South Hill

Dec. 15 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crime Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, December 15, 2013 on Spokane’s South Hill.

SPD warns of several fraud scams in Northwest

Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. - The SPD would like the public to be aware of three scams that have been circulating the Northwest. Call Crime Check, 456.2233, if you are a victim.

Cold snap can mean opportunity for car thieves

Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. - In less than 24 hours, the Spokane Police Department has taken three stolen vehicle reports where the vehicle was left running unattended.

SPD asking for assistance locating two missing persons

Dec. 5 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police are asking for the media’s assistance to locate two missing persons, 46 year old Cathy Hastings and her 19 year old son Ryan Hasting

Convicted felon arrested after crashing into building

Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m. - Convicted felon eludes arrest, crashes into building, and is arrested with a firearm for the 3rd time this year


SPD vs. SCSO hockey game

Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. - On Sunday, December 1st at 3:00 pm, the SPD will play a hockey game against the SCSO in the Spokane Arena to benefit the Behind the Badge Foundation

Spokane police arrest suspect in two armed robberies

Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest Steven Prigan for two counts of 1st Degree Robbery after the Walgreens at 12 E. Empire was robbed twice (11/12 and 11/17)

SPD seeks help ID'ing a robbery suspect

Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. - SPD is seeking help from the public to identify a bank robbery suspect for a robbery on Thursday afternoon at Banner Bank (6600 N Division)

SPD arrests 12 at immigration protest

Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested 12 protesters for Interference with Pedestrian/Vehicular Traffic on Post after they refused to comply with officer directives

Two armed robbery suspects in custody

Nov. 12 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest two Armed Robbery suspects after a pursuit, home invasion and potential hostage situation

New phone scam

Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. - SPD received a report of an individual identifying himself as a police officer, calling regarding collection of payment for a red light ticket

Suspect arrested in East Joseph drive-by shooting

Nov. 7 at Noon - This morning Davon J. Henderson, the suspect wanted for a drive-by shooting occurring on 10/15/13 in Spokane, was arrested in Riverside, California

Citizen tip leads to vehicle prowling arrest

Nov. 6 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police officers arrest 35-year-old David Pederson on 3 warrants and 6 new charges thanks to a citizen tip

SPD responds to suspicious person call and arrests felon

Nov. 1 at 11 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a report of a suspicious person and arrested a felon in possession of a stolen firearm, stolen credit cards and a dagger.


Decades old cold cases solved through SPD/SCSO Collaboration

Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. - Detectives from the SPD and the SCSO have forwarded charges to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office related to three unsolved homicides from 1990

SPD and SCSO work to prevent property crime

Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are working to prevent citizens from becoming victims of property crime

SPD looks to public to ID robbers

Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects who robbed the Safeway gas station kiosk (3919 N Market)

Spokane police search for Walgreens robbery suspect

Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is searching for the suspect who robbed the Walgreens at Division and Empire just after 10 pm on Sunday, October 20th.

SPD arrests convicted felon after standoff in North Spokane

Oct. 21 at 9:30 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest seven time convicted felon, John Hartz (46), for 1st Assault Domestic Violence (DV) after a standoff in north Spokane.

Spokane Police investigate fatal auto-pedestrian collision

Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. - Spokane Police Traffic Investigators are investigating the circumstances surrounding an auto-pedestrian collision that occurred last night at 6:30 pm.

Spokane Police investigate drive-by shooting

Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred just before 10:00 pm last night.

SPD investigates shooting; searches for suspect

Oct. 10 at 7 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred at 2600 N. Martin around 5:30 this morning.

Spokane Police investigate fatal shooting

Oct. 9 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at 2400 E. Empire on October 8, just before midnight.

Hot-spot patrol leads to arrest of three people

Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. - Hot-spot patrol leads to arrest of three people for 5 felonies, 4 misdemeanors and a warrant in downtown Spokane.

SPD is asking for assistance investigating an assault

Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public's assistance to identify two females who witnessed an assault on 10-6-13 between 4:30-5:20 pm near Garry Middle School.

SPD assists Airway Heights PD with stolen vehicle recovery

Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. - Spokane Police Department assisted Airway Heights Police Department with arrest of a Vehicle Theft and Eluding suspect.

Chief part of National Criminal Justice policy discussions

Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. - Chief Straub participated in discussions among the bipartisan group of board members at the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center.


Police arrest two; recover two guns after shots fired

Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. - Spokane police arrest two suspects on charges of Drive-by Shooting and 1st Degree Assault after shots were fired during an altercation in N Spokane.

Six-time convicted felon arrested for firearm possession

Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested 45 year old John Burnham, a 6 time convicted felon, after responding to a report that he was threatening two people with a gun

Spokane police search for runaway teens

Sept. 13 at 11:11 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for assistance from the public to locate two missing teens, Carolyn Toner (17) and Adin Haines (15).

Police arrest two murder suspects

Sept. 12 at 1:23 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have arrested two suspects, Kalen J. Bedford and Carlos A. Fuentes. They are charged with 1st Degree Murder.

Reward offered for information leading to arrests

Sept. 11 at 10:40 a.m. - SPD and Crimestoppers are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting incident on 9/4/13 at The Hop

SPD media availability for 9/9 to 9/15

Sept. 9 at 2:50 p.m. - SPD media availability list for the week of 9/9/13 to 9/15/13

Police investigate fatal shooting

Sept. 9 at 2:09 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man that occurred last night at The Hop (706 N. Monroe St.).

Spokane Police charge suspects in armed robberies

Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives submitted two counts of First Degree Robbery to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office.

Targeted Crimes Unit ID and arrest two for burglary

Sept. 4 at 12:22 p.m. - Thanks to citizens tips Spokane Police Department Targeted Crime Unit (TCU) ID and arrest two for the burglary of Garland District business.

Deputy involved shooting case forwarded to prosecutor

Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team has completed their investigation into the 6/1/13 Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies involved shoo

Prosecutor: Use of Force justified in deputy shooting

Sept. 1 at 8 a.m. - The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has determined no criminal liability in the deputy involved shooting on 6-01-2013.


Successful conclusion of first season of SPYAL

Aug. 29 at 8 a.m. - SPD celebrates their first season of the Spokane Police Youth Athletic League (S.P.Y.A.L.) with a BBQ on Aug 29th at 4pm at Liberty Park

SPD releases names of officers involved in 8/22 shooting

Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the police officers involved in a shooting on 8-22-2013.

Alert citizen helps catch burglar

Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. - Help from an alert citizen who called 911 and the Spokane Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit lead to the arrest of Paul J Reinhart.

Citizen tips lead TCU to ID and arrest two for burglary

Aug. 26 at Noon - Thanks to citizen's tips the Spokane Police Department Targeted Crime Unit (TCU) ID and arrest two for the burglary of Garland District business.

Police arrest 1st degree robbery suspect

Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest 26-year-old Jonathan Johnson without incident for 1st Degree Robbery after barricaded SWAT standoff on E Sprague pawn shop.

Police arrest one in connection to homicide of 88 year old

Aug. 23 at 7:04 a.m. - Spokane police have arrested one suspect, a juvenile male, in connection to the beating death of an 88 year old man earlier this week.

SPD releases homicide suspect photos

Aug. 22 at 3:55 p.m. - Spokane Police release surveillance photos of persons of interest in the homicide of an 88 year old man. Call Crime Check at 456-2233 with information

Police arrest juvenile male for attempted 1st murder

Aug. 22 at 1:20 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest juvenile male for attempted 1st Murder for stabbing at House of Charity.

Police MCU is investigating homicide of 88 year old male

Aug. 22 at 1:02 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating homicide of 88 year old male. Police are looking for two suspects in relation to the incident

Chief Straub to deliver update on officer involved shooting

Aug. 22 at 11:45 a.m. - Chief Straub to deliver update on officer involved shooting today at 12:30 pm at Public Safety Building.

Sgt. Griffiths available for media interviews

Aug. 20 at 12:46 p.m. - Media Advisory- Sgt Griffiths is available for media interviews at 2pm reference bank robbery suspect arrest.

SPD has robbery suspect in custody

Aug. 19 at 10:46 p.m. - Spokane Police Department has robbery suspect, Scott Ruziecki, in custody after short SWAT standoff near the 600 block of South Arthur St.

SWAT standoff and road closure

Aug. 19 at 8:50 p.m. - Spokane Police Department is responding to a SWAT standoff near the 600 block of South Arthur.

City and SPD deliver 6 month update to Use of Force Commission

Aug. 19 at 8 a.m. - The Mayor and Chief Straub give an update on the implementation of the Use of Force Commission recommendations on August 21 at 9:00 am at City Hall

EDU responding to hazardous substance

Aug. 17 at 7:03 p.m. - Spokane Police Department, Explosives Disposal Unit is responding to hazardous substance at a residence at 7000 N Five Mile Road.

21st annual Cops n' Kids Car Show this Saturday

Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. - The 21st Annual Cops n' Kids Car Show is August 17th, 7-11 pm at Riverside and Washington where police officers interact with kids while having fun.

SPD weekend media availability for 8/16 to 8/18

Aug. 16 at 3:14 p.m. - Spokane Police Department media availability for August 16-18.

Missing person George Stewart, found

Aug. 12 at 7:17 p.m. - George Stewart has been found safe.

Missing person George Stewart

Aug. 12 at 4:08 p.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for the media’s assistance in locating a missing person, 68 year-old George Stewart.

ALPR helps officers locate stolen vehicle

Aug. 8 at 8 a.m. - The purchase of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) helped to recover a stolen car on August 8th and led to an arrest.

Spokane Police respond to burglary of N Division Costco

Aug. 7 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to a burglary of the N Division Costco at 7619 N Division on August 7, 2013 at approximately 4:00 am.

30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police Department and C.O.P.S. partner for the 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime 2013 happening tonight, Tuesday, August 6th.

Spokane Police and Fire investigate car explosion

Aug. 5 at 8:30 a.m. - Spokane Police and Fire Departments continue to investigate a car explosion that left a man and child with serious injuries. Believed to be accidental

Police investigate shooting; determine accidental

Aug. 5 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating shooting occurring early this morning. Determine it was most likely accidental and self inflicted


SPD investigates fatal collision; 2 unrelated collisions

July 28 at 2:30 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatal collision at the intersection of Division and Crown.

Police arrest subject for Occupied, Interrupted Burglary

July 25 at 1 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested 28 year-old Benjamin Harrison after an in-home caregiver interrupted him while he was burglarizing a home.

Major Crimes detectives investigating house fire as homicide

July 23 at 8 a.m. - Police are investigating a fire where two bodies were discovered early this morning. Detectives are investigating this incident as a homicide.

Spokane Police arrest pharmacy tech pill thief

July 19 at 11 a.m. - Police arrested Paul A Martsin, a pharmacist technician at SHMC after he was witnessed on surveillance cameras stealing from the hospital pharmacy.

Two people in custody for early morning robbery

July 19 at 10 a.m. - Two people are in custody for two counts of First Degree Robbery each for a robbery that occurred early this morning.

SVCGET arrest results in 188 month sentence

July 17 at 10 a.m. - 34 year old, Danial J. Dublin, was sentenced to 188 months in prison after arrest and investigation by Spokane Violent Crime Gang Enforcement Team.

Worldwide effort brings wanted fugitive back to Spokane

July 16 at 11 a.m. - A local man wanted on felony charges was extradited back to Spokane from the Republic of Georgia on July 15th.

Male in custody after burglary and brief pursuit

July 15 at 8 a.m. - Patrol officers responded to a residential burglary in the 1000 block of W 11th just before 3:30 a.m. and apprehended Charles M. Chatburn.

Spokane MCU and SWAT execute three search warrants

July 1 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives and SWAT executed three search warrants as part of their investigation into recent robberies on the South Hill.

Two arrested following robbery, pursuit and PIT maneuver

July 1 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police arrested two people after one pointed a gun at an employee at a Shadle Wal-Mart.


Police forward charges in the IEYSA embezzlement case

June 26 at Noon - SPD Fraud Unit sent a charging request to the prosecutor's office charging Shawn Meese in the Inland Empire Youth Soccer Association embezzlement case

Spokane Police Youth Athletic League basketball program

June 26 at 8 a.m. - The SPD, in partnership with local faith-based organizations, kicks off the Spokane Police Youth Athletic League tomorrow at 12 p.m. at Liberty Park.

SPD officers arrest felon after he fired shots downtown

June 21 at 11:45 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a report of shots fired downtown late last night. Officers pursued and apprehended the shooting suspect with no injuries.

SPD Execute Craigslist Robbery Search Warrants

June 21 at 11 a.m. - SPD Targeted Crimes Unit (TCU) executed two search warrants this morning, simultaneously in response to a recent series of Craigslist robberies.

SPD arrests Chase Bank robbery suspects

June 20 at 8 a.m. - Police have arrested two suspects, Tyler S. Diamond and Rosselder J. Badger, in connection to the attempted Chase Bank Robbery from June 15th.

Spokane Police arrest suspect in Wells Fargo Bank robbery

June 19 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police Detectives arrest 29-year-old Lucky Guzman, for the April Robbery of South Hill Wells Fargo Bank.

SPD arrests suspect in two local robberies

June 14 at 1 p.m. - Spokane Police Detectives arrested Daniel Drake this morning for two local robberies, 6-11-13 at The Java Hut and on 6-12-13 at N Nevada Albertsons.

Spokane Police release photos of Albertson's robbery suspect

June 13 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police release suspect photos and a suspect description in the robbery of an Albertson's on N. Nevada this morning.

SPD asks public to help ID coffee shop armed robber

June 10 at 10:30 a.m. - Police are asking the public to help identify the suspect in an early-morning armed robbery of a Spokane coffee shop.

SIRR Team Update: New information in deputy involved shooting

June 2 at 9 a.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team continues to investigate the Spokane Valley Sherrif shooting involving

SIRR Team Update: Spokane Valley deputy involved shooting

June 1 at 10 a.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team has concluded the search of the apartment where the 6/1/13 deputy involved shooting took place.

SIRR Team investigates deputy involved shooting

June 1 at 8 a.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team is investigating a shooting involving Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies occurring early this morn


Spokane police arrest 7-11 armed robber

May 31 at 9 a.m. - Police have arrested Hayden P. Hamilton (22 years old) for First Degree Robbery in connection to the armed robbery of a 7-11 store located at 2828 E.

Robbery update: suspect arrested and surveillance released

May 29 at 11:30 p.m. - Police Arrest Prolific offender in connection to Zip Trip Robbery and release surveillance and a suspect description in Little Caesar's Robbery.

SPD K-9 Unit and Paw Print Genetics partner

May 29 at 10 a.m. - Spokane Police K-9 Unit and Paw Print Genetics partner to enhance canine genetic health.

Spokane Police Respond to Armed Robbery

May 26 at 11 p.m. - Police responded to an armed robbery at the Little Caesar's Pizza located off 29th and Regal in the south hill at around 10:25 this evening.

SPD releases names from officer involved shooting

May 20 at 10 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the three officers involved in the shooting of a homicide suspect last week.

Federal search warrant update

May 18 at 9 a.m. - The SPD continues to work with the FBI and USPIS in the ongoing execution of a federal search warrant on 1st Ave. between Oak and Elm.

Homicide and officer involved shooting update

May 16 at 8 a.m. - Police responded to a shooting at 1500 W. Grace on 05/16/2013 at 1 a.m. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Spokane Police execute drug search warrant at Lonnie’s Auto

May 15 at 3 p.m. - Police Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at 826 S Perry, Lonnie's Auto Repair and arrested three suspects on 05-15-13.

Spokane Police search for vehicle connected to shooting

May 3 at 6:30 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives are asking the public to assist in the location of a vehicle believed to be involved in this evening's homicide on N. Lincoln.


Police arrest juvenile for shooting near elementary school

April 30 at 9 a.m. - Spokane Police arrested a 16 year old juvenile male for shooting out a car window near Whitman Elementary yesterday after an argument over parking.

Police investigate kidnapping in north Spokane

April 29 at 8 a.m. - Detectives are investigating an assault/kidnapping which occurred at 4605 N Lincoln this morning. Two suspects have been arrested and booked into jail

Police arrest suspect in Browne’s Addition

April 24 at 8 a.m. - Detectives are investigating the shooting of a man in Browne's Addition yesterday evening. Police arrested the suspect in the shooting, Justin Werle.

Police respond to South Hill bank robbery

April 23 at 4:30 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a bank robbery occurring on Spokane's South Hill near the intersection of 30th and Regal.

Drive-by shooting suspect crashes get away car

April 17 at 9:30 p.m. - Spokane Police capture drive by shooting suspect after he crashes his get away car in North Spokane.

Police arrest shooting suspect

April 16 at Noon - Police have arrested the suspect, 29-year-old Jesse T. Adams, from today's shooting incident in north Spokane.

Wanted subject: Andrew J. Palmer

April 15 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to a Sex Crime in progress at an address in the N. 1200 block of Stone on April 13th.

SPD news conference on major cases and arrests

April 12 at 9 a.m. - Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub and Commander Brad Arleth will be available at 1:30 p.m. to comment on multiple cases today.

Convicted felon gang member ditches three loaded handguns

April 12 at 8 a.m. - Police responded to a call of shots fired from a minivan in the 1200 block of E Joseph. The suspect vehicle fled before Officers arrived.

Police Chief/Sheriff discuss property crime reduction efforts

April 3 at 8:30 a.m. - Police Chief and Sheriff discuss multi-agency efforts to address property crime in the region

Homeowner in fear of life shoots at and detains burglar

April 3 at 8 a.m. - Police Officers responded to a report of a Burglary in Progress at an office building in the N. 2600 block of Pittsburg.


SPD detectives work to ID bank robber

March 28 at 2 p.m. - Detectives are investigating the robbery of a Banner Bank in N Spokane. If you have information on the identity of the suspect call Crime Check.

SPD Detectives investigate shooting during vehicle theft

March 25 at 10 a.m. - The reported car thief was killed in the shooting and the reported shooter is being interviewed by police.

SPD downtown emphasis patrol arrests prolific burglar

March 23 at 8 a.m. - Police arrested Trevor R. McClure after an officer on downtown emphasis patrol observed McClure entering a parking garage and acting suspiciously.

SPD apprehends Kennewick murder suspect hours after crime

March 22 at 7 p.m. - Grant Scantling, 07-04-1971, was arrested at a home in N. Spokane late this afternoon without incident.

SPD and bomb techs render incendiary device safe and investigate

March 20 at 8 a.m. - Police and the Explosive Disposal Unit are investigating an improvised incendiary device discovered last night at Cannon Park.

SPD Detectives investigate life-threatening assault

March 19 at 9 a.m. - Anyone who may have observed suspicious activity in the area of 7th/Bernard before 6 a.m. this morning call 509.242.TIPS

Tipster helps SPD arrest wanted fugitive

March 15 at 2 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department welcomes tips from the public and will follow up on reported tips in an effort to reduce crime in Spokane.

Police arrest prolific burglar and vehicle thief

March 15 at 8 a.m. - The Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrested 39-year-old Thomas M. Clement, a prolific burglar connected to numerous burglaries and vehicle thefts in Spokane.

3 arrested after search warrant in problem neighborhood

March 14 at 4 p.m. - Detectives confiscated crack cocaine, heroin, scales, packaging, and cash. This search warrant is part of the SPD's commitment to reduce crime.

Police arrest downtown reckless stolen vehicle

March 14 at 4 p.m. - During an emphasis on Vehicle Prowlers and Vehicle Thefts in the downtown area, Police spotted a Reckless Driver, pursued, and arrested the suspect.

SPD searching for missing Alzheimer’s female

March 14 at 1 p.m. - Police are looking for a 70-year-old female, Miyoko Prych, who walked away from 1105 N Lincoln around 1:30 p.m. today.

Spokane Police make arrests in yesterday's homicide

March 12 at Midnight - SWAT arrested Glen M. Fisher, 1-18-1974, for 1st Degree Burglary and 3rd Degree Assault after he broke into a home.

Spokane Police investigate fatal shooting in W. Spokane

March 11 at 8:30 a.m. - Detectives are investigating a shooting that left one woman dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex near Spokane Falls Community College.

SPD investigates series of altercations in downtown

March 11 at Midnight - Detectives are investigating a series of altercations involving a group or groups in downtown Spokane over the weekend.

SPD releases physical description of homicide victim

March 11 at Midnight - Major Crimes Detectives are looking for assistance in the identification of the female victim of a homicide that happened early this morning.

Spokane Police SWAT Apprehend Suspect after 7 hour Standoff

March 11 at Midnight - Spokane Police SWAT arrested Glen M. Fisher (1-18-1974) for 1st Degree Burglary and 3rd Degree Assault.

Gillette arrested with shaved keys

March 8 at 8 a.m. - Police arrested two suspects after a vehicle pursuit ended in N Spokane, both suspects fled on foot before apprehension.

Prosecutor determines deputies justified in use of force

March 7 at 10 a.m. - Deputies Childress and Werner have been cleared by the Spokane County Prosecutors Office in the Skipworth Ct. incident and no charges will be filed.

Spokane Police investigate fatal home intrusion incident

March 7 at 8 a.m. - Spokane police officers responded to a report of a shooting at 6017 N. Wall at approximately 7 p.m.

Suspected pipe bomb determined to be drug device

March 5 at 12:30 p.m. - Police and the Explosive Disposal Unit responded to a report of a pipe bomb in north Spokane this morning. The device was rendered safe.

SWAT search yields arrest of suspect from Friday's shooting

March 4 at 4:30 p.m. - Just days after a shooting left one man injured, Spokane Police have arrested a suspect, William G. Anderson, in the case.

Spokane Police arrest man for selling fake GU tickets

March 2 at 7 p.m. - Nathan K. Hedrick (09/28/89) was arrested and booked on one count of Forgery this evening.

SPD Detectives investigate a shooting at problem residence

March 2 at 8 a.m. - Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the shooting of a Spokane man at a problem home, located at 1607 E. Pacific, late last night.

SPD search of problem homes yield arrest and drugs

March 1 at 1 p.m. - Special Investigative Unit Detectives and members of the SWAT Team served search warrants at two East Central Neighborhood homes.

Police investigate body found in east Spokane

March 1 at 10 a.m. - Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a body found on the sidewalk near Helena and Pacific.


Law enforcement increasing child seat safety enforcement

Feb. 28 at 8 a.m. - Increasing enforcement to ensure children are buckled in accordance with Washington State law.

Detectives investigate connection between child lurings

Feb. 27 at 8 a.m. - In both instances young girls reported that a man in his early 30's driving a dark colored small SUV approached them and asked them to get in his

Police ask public to ID armed robber

Feb. 26 at 8 a.m. - Detectives are working to identify a man who robbed Sunset Highway Grocery at knife-point.

SPD looking for info into shots fired near Gonzaga campus

Feb. 25 at 8 a.m. - The incident happened just before 2 a.m. on February 25 on Baldwin between Cincinnati and Hamilton.

Two arrested for a 2nd degree burglary of Action Recycling

Feb. 25 at 7 a.m. - Officers were alerted to the burglary when the victim reported an alarm at Action Recycling just before midnight on 02/24/13.

SPD SWAT raid follow up information

Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. - Targeted Crime, Patrol Anti-Crime and SWAT Units raided an E. Spokane problem home early this morning and arrested a nine-time convicted felon.

SPD raid recovers guns, drugs and $200,000 in stolen property

Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. - Chief Straub will hold a news conference in the Chief's Conference Room in the Public Safety Building at 2 p.m.

Mayor, Chief re-open Knitting Factory with new safety plan

Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. - The Knitting Factory's entertainment license is being reinstated, effective immediately.

Mayor and SPD hold news conference with Knitting Factory

Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. - The Mayor and the Spokane Police Chief will hold a news conference with the CEO of the Knitting Factory today at 11 a.m.

SPD launches new citizen Tipline tool

Feb. 21 at 8:30 a.m. - Spokane Police have developed a new tool for citizens to communicate to the police department: the SPD Tipline.

Two shootings last night will not be tolerated

Feb. 18 at 8 a.m. - Police responded to two reports of shots fired early this morning. One at a private party at the Knitting Factory and another at a party on N Maple.

Police respond to armed robbery on E. Empire

Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. - Officers responded to an Armed Robbery at Bargain Giant Food at 2103 E. Empire. A Police K-9 responded and tracked and located a possible suspect.

SPD works to ID armed robber

Feb. 13 at 8:30 a.m. - Detectives are working to identify a man that robbed a N. Spokane convenience store on January 30.

Fatality crash at Helena/Empire

Feb. 10 at Midnight - A fatality crash that occurred just before 12:30 p.m. currently has roads closed in the area of Empire and Helena. Roads to re-open around 6 p.m.

Four arrested and $35,000 in heroin recovered in drug bust

Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. - Spokane Police have arrested four people in connection to a heroin investigation on the lower South Hill.

SPD asks for assistance in identifying robbery suspect

Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. - Police ask for assistance in identifying a woman who robbed a Walgreens Pharmacy this morning. Call Crime Check at 509.456.2233 with information.

SPD detectives investigate South Hill child luring incident

Feb. 8 at 8 a.m. - A 13 year old girl reported two men stopping their car near the intersection of 30th and Grand and attempting to grab the girl before fleeing.

Alert citizens help police locate robbery suspect

Feb. 7 at 9:30 a.m. - Two groups of Spokane citizens helped police identify and then later locate Papa Murphy's Robbery Suspect.

Bicycle stop leads to arrest of two juveniles for robbery

Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. - Officer stopped a bicyclist breaking numerous traffic laws. After pursuit the suspect was apprehended and determined to be a robbery suspect.

SPD arrests man for Luring; warns there may be more victims

Feb. 7 at 8:30 a.m. - Police have arrested 32-year-old Jose Galvan for allegedly stopping females and demanding they get into his car.

SPD arrests two connected to South Hill commercial burglaries

Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m. - Commander Joe Walker will be available for on-camera interviews in the area of 1st and Thor after 5 p.m.

SPD warns of possible identity theft

Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. - Police have received information that sensitive employment documents were discarded outside of the former Old Country Buffet Restaurant in a dumpster.

SPD arrests repeat offender; shuts down drug house

Feb. 1 at 1:30 p.m. - Spokane Police Special Investigations Unit and Patrol Unit arrested a repeat offender and wanted felon Savaad C. Alex (11/22/77) in NW Spokane.


Police catch Geiger escapee

Jan. 31 at 8 a.m. - The Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrested Geiger Escapee, Michael S. Wheeler, just after 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police investigate homicide

Jan. 29 at 8 a.m. - Police responded to a report of a shooting just before 5 a.m. Upon arrival they found a man dead in the basement, with obvious signs of trauma.

Second time still not the charm for burglary suspect

Jan. 28 at 8 a.m. - Police arrested a Burglary suspect inside a north side car wash. Suspect had been arrested for the same crime at the same location almost 9 years ago.

Stabbing suspect charged in second attack

Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. - Police charged stabbing suspect, Joel Arevalo, with another north side stabbing which occurred on 01-22-13 in area of 100 E Euclid.

Seven suspects were arrested during search warrant

Jan. 25 at 8 a.m. - Detectives of SPD/SIU served a search warrant for Distribution of Methamphetamine at 10150 N Seminole and arrested seven suspects on various charges.

Stabbing suspect arrested in West Central Spokane

Jan. 25 at 8 a.m. - Police arrested 21-year-old Joel M. Arevalo for stabbing his 56-year-old step grandfather.

Prowler arrested in N. Spokane for attempted vehicle theft

Jan. 24 at 8 a.m. - Officers arrested 31-year-old Randy A. Norberg for 2 counts of attempted vehicle theft.

SPD enforcing downtown parking violations

Jan. 24 at 7 a.m. - Downtown Neighborhood Conditions Officers to increase their enforcement of "taxi zone" parking violations, in an effort to improve downtown safety.

Help SPD identify robbery suspect

Jan. 23 at 8 a.m. - Police responded to a pharmacy robbery at the Rosauer's on 29th Ave yesterday. Detectives are seeking the community's help in identifying the suspect.

Vehicle thief arrested within an hour of stealing vehicle

Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. - Police took a stolen vehicle report this morning at 7:35 a.m., suspect (Robert D. Basford) was arrested by 8:15 a.m. at Nevada and Wellesley.

Suspect charged with additional robberies

Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. - Detectives have charged Larry Griffin with three additional robbery charges. Griffin was arrested last week after robbing Bates Pharmacy.

Help identify forgery/ID theft suspects

Jan. 22 at 8 a.m. - Detectives seek the community's assistance in identifying a serial forgery suspect. The suspect is described as a white, blonde female, in her 20's.

Police respond to 3 shootings in 24 minutes

Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. - Police responded to three different shooting calls. There were no victims and no arrests were made.

Officers respond to gun threat call at 3900 E Longfellow

Jan. 20 at 8 a.m. - Police responded to call of a person with a weapon at 3900 E Longfellow. Officers contained the house which the suspect, Timothy Raya, was in.

Murder Suspect Transported Back to Spokane

Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. - Murder suspect, Tony T. Callihan, suspected of killing Michelle Koenen, has been transported back to the Spokane County Jail from the Seattle area.

SPD Increases Downtown Presence for MLK Day March

Jan. 18 at 8 a.m. - This year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, happening January 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. in downtown Spokane will feature enhanced SPD officer presence.

Law Enforcement Raid N. Spokane “Problem Home”; 3 Arrested

Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m. - Drug investigation lead to the SWAT Team raid of a north Spokane "neighborhood problem house" and three arrests on drug related charges.

Victims in Gang Related Shooting Arrested

Jan. 17 at 8 a.m. - The two men critically wounded in a gang-related shooting on January 12 have been arrested for 1st Degree Burglary.

Spokane Police Arrest Pharmacy Robbery Suspect

Jan. 17 at 7 a.m. - On 01-16-13 around 6:21 p.m. Spokane Police responded to a robbery call at Bates Pharmacy at 3704 N Nevada.

SPD Determines Naked Prowler not related to Naked Burglar

Jan. 16 at 8 a.m. - Detectives have determined that a naked man who rang a door bell in south Spokane was a prank and an isolated incident.

Spokane Police Solve Robbery Within Hours

Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. - Police arrested Natalie Houle last night for driving a car with a suspended license. Houle had robbed a woman in a parking garage earlier in the day.

SPD Arrest Robbery Suspect within Hours of Robbery

Jan. 14 at 8 a.m. - Police arrested Scott B. Lindell after he attempted to rob the Taco Bell at Boone/Monroe and then successfully robbed the 7/11 at Maxwell and Maple.

SPD Arrest Burglar and Recover $25,000 of stolen property

Jan. 14 at 7 a.m. - Police tracked footprints in the snow to a home near 4400 E. Sprague, and arrested Kevin Bockelmann for 2nd Degree Burglary and 1st Degree Theft.

Two Men Arrested From Friday Night Shooting

Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. - Major Crimes Detectives have arrested Phillip C. Ruiz for 2 counts of 1st degree assault and Daniel J Dublin for 2 counts of 1st degree assault.

Detectives Investigating Overnight Shooting

Jan. 12 at 8 a.m. - Police continue to dedicate resources to a shooting that occurred overnight in North Spokane.

SPD Drug Bust Yields Arrests, Drugs, Weapons & Explosives

Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. - SPD Special Investigative Unit served search warrants at 2804 ECentral and 3018 E Sanson.

Spokane Police Search for Robbery Suspects

Jan. 10 at 8 a.m. - Police responded to a robbery at the N. Wall Pizza Rita location where two suspects pointed a gun at the clerk, stole money and fled on foot.

Spokane Police Arrest Naked Burglar

Jan. 9 at 8 a.m. - Police arrested Trevor L. Franklin for Residential Burglary in Browne's Addition after neighbors witnessed him committing another naked burglary.

Man Killed In Collision Near Airport

Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. - Airport Police and SPD Officers responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of outbound West Airport Drive and South Spotted Road.

19-year-old rams 2 police cars in stolen truck

Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. - Police PACT members arrested 19-year-old Nash Teal for 1st Degree Assault and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

SPD Detectives Locate Drive-by Shooting Persons of Interest

Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. - With the community's help Police were able to contact two men believed to be in attendance at a drive-by shooting that left one woman injured.

SPD Continues Drive-By Shooting Investigation

Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. - Police have identified two men who were at a party on New Year's Eve where shots were fired and both are wanted by police for questioning.

SPD Releases New Details About Arrest of Murder Suspect

Jan. 3 at 7 a.m. - Detectives pinpointed a downtown address where wanted murder suspect Louis L. Hanson was believed to be hiding out.

SPD Chief: Violence is Unacceptable and Won't be Tolerated

Jan. 2 at Noon - Police Chief Frank Straub reassured the public today that Police will work tirelessly to prevent future incidents.

Spokane Police Arrest Ax Attacker

Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. - Police have arrested 31 year old Greggory L. Pruett for 1st Degree Robbery, 1st Degree Kidnapping and 1st Degree Assault.

SPD Searches for North Central Homicide Suspect

Jan. 2 at 8 a.m. - Police have identified a new suspect in the December 30 shooting of Aaron Cummings. Detectives have determined Louis L. Hanson as the suspect.

New Years Shootings Keep Police Busy

Jan. 1 at 8 a.m. - Police were already investigating a deadly shooting in Northeast Spokane when another shooting erupted at a party in the Northwest side of town.

Murder Suspect Captured with Help of Police Helicopter

Jan. 1 at 7 a.m. - On 12/31/12 at about 10:09 p.m. a citizen called 911 reporting that people had been shot at the Neighborhood Grocery store at 3400 E. Euclid.

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