Police Department News Releases for October 2013

Oct. 31

Decades old cold cases solved through SPD/SCSO Collaboration

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

Oct. 28

SPD and SCSO work to prevent property crime

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

Oct. 27

SPD looks to public to ID robbers

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)

Oct. 25

Spokane police search for Walgreens robbery suspect

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.

Oct. 21

SPD arrests convicted felon after standoff in North Spokane

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.

Oct. 19

Spokane Police investigate fatal auto-pedestrian collision

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

Oct. 15

Spokane Police investigate drive-by shooting

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

Oct. 10

SPD investigates shooting; searches for suspect

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

Oct. 9

Spokane Police investigate fatal shooting

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.

Oct. 7

Hot-spot patrol leads to arrest of three people

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

Oct. 6

SPD is asking for assistance investigating an assault

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.

Oct. 3

SPD assists Airway Heights PD with stolen vehicle recovery

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

Oct. 1

Chief part of National Criminal Justice policy discussions

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

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