Police Department News Releases for August 2013

Aug. 29

Successful conclusion of first season of SPYAL

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

Aug. 27

SPD releases names of officers involved in 8/22 shooting

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

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.

Aug. 26

Citizen tips lead TCU to ID and arrest two for burglary

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.

Aug. 23

Police arrest 1st degree robbery suspect

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

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.

Aug. 22

SPD releases homicide suspect photos

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

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

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

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

Aug. 20

Sgt. Griffiths available for media interviews

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

Aug. 19

SPD has robbery suspect in custody

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

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

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

Aug. 17

EDU responding to hazardous substance

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

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.

Aug. 16

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

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

Aug. 12

Missing person George Stewart, found

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

Missing person George Stewart

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

Aug. 8

ALPR helps officers locate stolen vehicle

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.

Aug. 7

Spokane Police respond to burglary of N Division Costco

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.

Aug. 6

30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

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.

Aug. 5

Spokane Police and Fire investigate car explosion

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

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

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