Police Department News Releases for 2014

December

Spokane Police Asking for Your Help to Prevent Car Thefts

Dec. 31 at 12 a.m. - Spokane Police Asking for Your Help to Prevent Car Thefts

Police Asking for Help Finding at Risk Juvenile

Dec. 31 at Midnight - Police Asking for Help Finding at Risk Juvenile

Thanks to Anonymous Tip, SPD Able to Locate/Return Stolen I-Pad

Dec. 23 at Midnight - Thanks to Anonymous Tip, Officers are Able to Locate/Return Stolen I-Pad

SPD Officer Arrests Stolen Vehicle Suspect on 17 Charges

Dec. 22 at 3:46 p.m. - Today, 12/23/14, at approximately 9:40 a.m., Corporal Zachary Dahle located a stolen vehicle in the area of 5200 N. Morton

Explosives located near Government Way; Rendered safe by SPD

Dec. 22 at 10:34 a.m. - Police responded to a report that several sticks of dynamite had been located in a wooded area off of Government Way.

Youth and Police Initiative Reunion Celebration TOMORROW

Dec. 17 at 1:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will host a Youth and Police Initiative (YPI) reunion celebration tomorrow afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Department of Justice to Release Collaborative Reform Process Report

Dec. 15 at 4:59 p.m. - COPS Office to issue report-Collaborative Reform Model: A Review of Use of Force Policies, Processes, and Practices in the Spokane Police Department

SPD Helps Out at Heroes and Helpers, in Partnership With Target

Dec. 13 at 1:18 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department and Spokane’s new South Hill Target store will partner together tomorrow to host Heroes and Helpers.

Spokane Police Look to Public to ID Robbery Suspect

Dec. 12 at 4:03 p.m. - Police are looking to the public to help identify the suspect in a recent robbery. Please call Crime Check at 509.456.2233 if you have any information

SPD Arrests Robbery Suspect

Dec. 11 at 11:20 a.m. - Police have arrested a suspect in a recent Robbery. Alan Jenks was taken safely into custody after a brief standoff with the Emergency Response Unit

SPD Holds Special Coffee w/a Cop Event at Forza Coffee Co. on 12/17

Dec. 10 at 4:16 p.m. - SPD Holds Special Coffee with a Cop Event at Forza Coffee Company on 12/17

Neighborhood Comes Together to Combat Crime

Dec. 9 at 1:36 p.m. - A neighborhood in the Indian Trails area, working with the police, has come together to close a nuisance house and stop criminal activity

Spokane Police Investigate Church Burglary

Dec. 8 at 12:14 p.m. - Suspect(s) caused extensive damage to All Saints Lutheran Church, stole five large, stained glass windows, and took four decorative eggs.

Spokane Police Arrest Two Burglars in Unrelated Incidents

Dec. 5 at 1:06 p.m. - Police respond and to two burglary reports (one last night and one this morning) and arrest two suspects

Burglary/Stabbing Suspect Charged with Additional Burglary

Dec. 4 at 10:27 a.m. - Ben Glushchenko, suspect in a burglary and stabbing in the 2700 block of E. 32nd, determined to be responsible for an additional burglary

SPD and DSHS Work Together in EBT Fraud Case

Dec. 4 at Midnight - SPD and DSHS Work Together in EBT Fraud Case

Spokane Police Investigate Burglary and Stabbing

Dec. 3 at 8:26 p.m. - Police are investigating a burglary and stabbing that occurred this evening, in the 2700 block of E. 32nd Ave.

November

Spokane Police Respond to Early Morning Shooting

Nov. 29 at Midnight - Police are investigating a shooting that took place early this morning. All parties are accounted for and the male who was shot is receiving treatment

Spokane Police Remind Citizens of Tips to Avoid Vehicle Prowling

Nov. 26 at 2:51 p.m. - With the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, the Spokane Police Department is offering tips to citizens to reduce and prevent vehicle prowling.

Spokane Police Investigate Life-Threatening Auto/Pedestrian Collision

Nov. 26 at 1:21 p.m. - Police are investigating an auto/pedestrian collision that occurred earlier today near the intersection of 2nd Ave. and Browne.

Help SPD Locate Assault and Domestic Violence Suspect Earl Powell

Nov. 24 at 10:29 a.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Domestic Violence Unit is looking to the public to help locate a wanted suspect

Spokane Police Investigating South Hill Robbery

Nov. 21 at 10:24 a.m. - Police are investigating the robbery of Beacon Cleaners on Spokane's South Hill that occurred last night.

SPD vs. SCSO Charity Hockey Game is this Sunday, 3pm, at Spokane Arena

Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. - SPD vs. SCSO Charity Hockey Game is Sunday, 11/23/14, at 3pm, at the Spokane Arena

Suspicious Circumstances Call leads to Arrest for Stolen Vehicle

Nov. 20 at 12:17 p.m. - Officers, responding to a call of suspicious activity arrest, a suspect for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance

Assault Suspect's Girlfriend Arrested for Intimidating a Witness

Nov. 19 at 2:35 p.m. - Officers responded to the Spokane County Courthouse yesterday and took 23-year-old Kaley Hilderbrand into custody for Intimidating a Witness

Crime Stoppers Offering Reward for Information Leading to an Arrest

Nov. 18 at 11:13 a.m. - Detectives are looking to the public for tips regarding a fatal shooting and are partnering with Crime Stoppers to offer a reward.

SPD vs. SCSO Charity Hockey Game practice is today

Nov. 18 at 9:13 a.m. - SPD vs. SCSO Charity Hockey Game practice is today, 11/18/14, at 2:30 pm, at the Spokane Arena

SPD Releases the Name of the Officer Involved in the 11/8/14 Shooting

Nov. 13 at 1:49 p.m. - SPD is releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting of Domestic Violence Stalking, Vehicle Theft suspect, Joseph E. Hensz on November 8.

Spokane Officers Instrumental in helping FBI Catch "Roscoe Bandit"

Nov. 13 at 1:31 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers instrumental in arresting a serial bank robber after he robbed a downtown bank on 11/7/2014.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered Within Hours of Report; Suspect in Custody

Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. - Officers recovered a stolen vehicle hours after it was reported stolen. Twenty-year-old Andrew A. Albert was booked for Theft of a Motor Vehicle

Spokane Police Seeking Public's Help

Nov. 11 at 1:16 p.m. - Detectives are looking to the public for tips regarding a fatal shooting that occurred just before midnight on 11/7/2014.

Spokane Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting in N. Spokane

Nov. 9 at 12:09 p.m. - Police are investigating an early morning shooting. One male victim was shot and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

SIRR Team Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

Nov. 9 at 12:26 a.m. - A Spokane Police officer was involved in an Officer Involved Shooting incident. The incident is being investigated.

Spokane Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

Nov. 8 at 10:22 a.m. - Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred last night just before midnight near the intersection of S. Elm Street and W. 10th.

Federal Request for Assistance Leads to Forgery Arrest

Nov. 7 at 10:41 a.m. - Federal Request for Assistance Leads to Forgery Arrest

SIRR Team Completes Investigation into Incident Involving Deputy

Nov. 6 at 4:51 p.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team has completed their investigation and have forwarded the case to the County Prosecutor's Office

Spokane Police Investigate Early Morning Robbery

Nov. 5 at 9:35 a.m. - Police are investigating a Robbery that occurred early this morning. The suspect robbed a cab driver at gunpoint in the area of 4th and Ferrall

Officers Successfully De-Escalate Possibly Armed Subject

Nov. 4 at 4:50 p.m. - Officers from the Emergency Response Unit were able to safely take a man reportedly armed with a firearm into custody after an hours-long standoff.

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect Hours After Shooting

Nov. 3 at 2:47 p.m. - Major Crimes detectives have located and arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting that occurred this morning in West Central.

Spokane Police Arrest Theft Suspect and Recover Stolen Trailer

Nov. 3 at 1:05 p.m. - Police recover a trailer and property stolen from man who was moving to be closer to his terminally ill son.

October

SPD Celebrates Halloween with Safe Trick-or-Treat Opportunities

Oct. 30 at 6:31 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is celebrating Halloween by handing out candy at two safe trick-or-treat locations on Friday, October 31.

Spokane Police Host Body Camera Community Forum on Thursday, 10/30

Oct. 29 at 9:54 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will host a body worn camera community forum this Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Murder Suspect Huff Arrested

Oct. 29 at 9:28 a.m. - Police have located and arrested 2nd Degree Murder suspect Chrystal Huff (40) after hours of negotiations and response.

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect on 21 Counts of Theft

Oct. 28 at 12:27 p.m. - Police have arrested Jorden L. Mayo (age 21) on 21 counts of Theft-related activity, including 13 counts of 2nd Degree Identity Theft.

Detectives Looking to Locate 2nd Degree Murder Suspect, Chrystal Huff

Oct. 28 at 9:42 a.m. - Major Crimes detectives have Probable Cause to arrest Chrystal L. Huff (40) for 2nd Degree Murder for the stabbing of Richard W. Whipple.

Police Seeking Public's Help Identifying Possible Robbery Suspect

Oct. 24 at 3:20 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives are looking to the public to help identify a male who may have been involved in an armed robbery at Sunset Grocery last month

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect in Coffee Stand Robberies

Oct. 23 at 10:29 a.m. - Police safely arrest Armed Robbery suspect Joseph GW Layman (28). He was booked into jail on charges of 1st Degree Robbery and 2nd Degree Robbery.

SPD Safely Arrests Domestic Violence Suspect

Oct. 21 at 11:03 a.m. - The suspect, Donald R. Caldwell, was taken into custody safely after barricading himself in a residence armed with a knife.

SPD Looks to Public to ID Robbery Suspect

Oct. 18 at 2:35 p.m. - Police are asking the public to help ID a Robbery suspect possibly connected to two robberies in the past two days. Call 911 with any information.

SPD Holds Coffee with a Cop at River Park Square on 10/22

Oct. 17 at 8:58 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event, in partnership with River Park Square, on October 22, from 12 to 2 p.m.

Bank Robbery Suspect Detained Less Than Four Minutes After 911 Call

Oct. 16 at 1:08 p.m. - Bank Robbery Suspect Detained Less Than Four Minutes After 911 Call

Police Are Asking for Help Locating Missing 10-year-old Boy

Oct. 16 at 12:27 p.m. - FOUND: Police are searching for a missing 10-year-old boy who left his house this morning after an argument with a family member

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect for Burglary and Theft at Becker Buick

Oct. 16 at 9:57 a.m. - Spokane Police Arrest Suspect for Burglary and Theft at Becker Buick

Warrant Issued for Howard Johnson Motel Homicide Suspect

Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. - Detectives have an active warrant to arrest Enrique Pena for 1st Degree Murder in connection to the homicide at the Howard Johnson Motel on 8-10-14

Reported Luring Update

Oct. 14 at 4:41 p.m. - Police have investigated the report of a possible child luring in the area of 21st and Thor and found no evidence of it occurring.

Six Suspects arrested in Connection to South Hill Property Crimes

Oct. 14 at 4:29 p.m. - Police arrest a total of six people believed to be connected to a series of property crimes reported on the South Hill within the past four weeks.

Police Investigating Possible Luring Attempt

Oct. 14 at 2:04 p.m. - Update: Police found no evidence that a luring occurred. Officers responded to a report of a possible child luring attempt in South Spokane

Spokane Police Investigate Stabbing & Pedestrian Collision

Oct. 12 at 1:57 p.m. - Police investigate stabbing that also involved a vehicle/pedestrian crash on October 11, just before 7 p.m.

Spokane Police Looking to Public to ID Hit and Run Driver

Oct. 9 at 11:40 a.m. - Detectives are investigating a possible hit and run collision that injured a 14 year-old boy.

Spokane Police Looking to Public to Find Hit and Run Driver

Oct. 9 at 11:40 a.m. - Spokane Police Looking to Public to Find Hit and Run Driver

Spokane Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Shooting

Oct. 5 at 4:24 p.m. - Police respond to and investigate what is believed to be an accidental shooting that occurred late this afternoon in north Spokane.

Unattended Death Being Investigated as Homicide

Oct. 3 at 6:44 p.m. - Detectives continue to investigate the location of a body on October 2 in the 1600 block of W Pacific. The death is being investigated as a Homicide.

Chief Straub's Statement to Media

Oct. 3 at 4:12 p.m. - Police Chief Straub delivered the following statement today regarding the Internal Affairs investigations of Sgt. Lydia Taylor and Det. Mell Taylor.

Wanted Man Arrested after Crashing Stolen Car

Oct. 3 at 10:28 a.m. - Wanted Man Arrested after Nearly Hitting Pedestrian, Patrol Car & Crashing Stolen Vehicle

Spokane Police Investigating Unattended Death

Oct. 2 at 3:49 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating Unattended Death

Three Suspects Arrested in Connection to Two Robberies

Oct. 1 at 11:01 a.m. - Police have arrested three suspects in connection to yesterday’s coffee stand Armed Robberies.

September

Three Suspects Detained in Connection with Two Robberies

Sept. 30 at 5:03 p.m. - Three Suspects Detained in Connection with Two Robberies

New Scam Targeting Those Recently Widowed

Sept. 30 at 11:07 a.m. - Scammers claim to be a life insurance company requiring money to ensure next of kin receive proper compensation. Call Crime Check with information.

Spokane Police Investigating South Hill Robbery

Sept. 30 at 10:01 a.m. - Police investigate the Armed Robbery of Baskin Robbins that occurred last night on the South Hill.

Spokane Major Crimes Detectives make an Arrest in Triple Stabbing

Sept. 25 at 3:12 p.m. - Detectives have arrested Dustin T. Henneman in connection to a triple stabbing which occurred last week.

Spokane Police Investigate Report of Bomb on GU Campus

Sept. 25 at 1:53 p.m. - Police investigate the report of a bomb on the Gonzaga University campus. No bomb was located. Call Crime Check at 509.456.2233 with information.

SPD Continues Collaborative Reform Process

Sept. 23 at 5:10 p.m. - SPD continues to engage in the Collaborative Reform process with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Youth and Police Initiative Graduation

Sept. 23 at 3:54 p.m. - The Youth and Police Initiative (YPI) will graduate the program’s 7th session today at 4:30 pm, at the West Central Community Center (1603 N. Belt St)

SPD SVU Detectives Arrest Suspect Hours After Rape was Reported

Sept. 19 at 12:47 p.m. - Special Victims Unit (SVU) detectives have arrested a suspect in connection to a rape, reported earlier this week.

Advanced K9 Handler School Today

Sept. 18 at 8:49 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is holding an advanced K9 handler school today at the Spokane Police Training Center.

Spokane Police Investigate Stabbing

Sept. 16 at 11:26 a.m. - Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred last night at 10 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.

SPD Looks to Public to Gain Information on 8/10/14 Homicide

Sept. 15 at 2:27 p.m. - Detectives are looking to the public to help them gain more information regarding the homicide that occurred at the Howard Johnson Motel on 8/10/2014

SPD Looks to Public to Assist in Location of Missing Vulnerable Adult

Sept. 12 at 5:41 p.m. - FOUND - Esther “Ruby” Falt was last seen this morning near 1600 N. Calispel St . She is a white female, gray hair, about 5’3” tall, with a thin build

Traffic Stop Yields Multiple Charges

Sept. 12 at 4:32 p.m. - Officers stopped a vehicle which led to charges of 1st Degree Robbery, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and several misdemeanor charges.

Spokane Police Asking for Help Identifying Possible Assault Suspect

Sept. 11 at 5:36 p.m. - Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a possible assault suspect from an assault that occurred on August 30 in Manito Park.

Spokane Police Expand the SWAT Team’s Mission and Re-name the Team

Sept. 11 at 4:32 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department enhances the training and response capabilities of the SWAT team to form The Emergency Response Unit.

Major Crimes Arrests Suspect in September 3rd Stabbing

Sept. 11 at 12:17 p.m. - Major Crimes Unit arrested a suspect in September 3rd stabbing that occurred in the 800 block of North Division.

SPD Quickly Locates and Arrests Drive by Shooting and Assault Suspect

Sept. 6 at 9:20 p.m. - Police quickly locate and arrest a Drive by Shooting and Assault suspect after a report of shots fired and an auto-bicyclist collision.

SPD Hosts Community and Media Forums During Body Camera Pilot Program

Sept. 5 at 8:49 a.m. - The body worn camera pilot program extends through December 2014 and will allow for public discussion and feedback regarding the body camera policy.

August

Early Morning Altercation Downtown

Aug. 31 at Midnight - Early Morning Altercation Downtown

DUI Suspect Arrested After he Drives on Train Tracks, Gets Car Stuck

Aug. 22 at 9:16 a.m. - DUI suspect gets car hit by train and is arrested shortly after

PAL Barbeque on August 28th

Aug. 20 at 12:11 p.m. - Spokane Police Activities League celebrate a successful season

Spokane Police Arrest Seven-Time Convicted Felon and End Standoff

Aug. 16 at 9:24 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest seven-time convicted felon after he fled from police and threw a gun and drugs out the window of his vehicle while fleeing.

Spokane Police Arrest Man for Residential Burglary/Felony Harassment

Aug. 14 at 10:15 a.m. - SPD arrest 18-year old for residential burglary and felony harassment (threats to kill).

22nd Annual Cops n’ Kids Car Show This Saturday

Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. - 22nd Annual Cops n’ Kids Car Show This Saturday

Chronic Offender Arrested After Choking Police K-9 Rav

Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. - Police arrested chronic offender Richard Urbanski after he choked Police K-9 Rav. K-9 Rav was not seriously injured in the incident.

Spokane Police Make a Follow-Up Arrest from Sunday's Homicide

Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. - Major Crimes Detectives arrest Stanley A. Tensley for Conspiracy to Commit 2nd Degree Robbery in connection with Sunday’s early morning homicide.

Spokane Police Safely take Armed Subject into Custody

Aug. 12 at 9:02 a.m. - Spokane Police safely take suicidal man with a gun into custody.

Spokane Police Investigate Stabbing in N. Spokane

Aug. 11 at 9:40 p.m. - Spokane Police investigate stabbing incident; Division from Liberty to Glass will be closed for the next several hours as the investigation continues.

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect in Weekend Homicide

Aug. 11 at 9:01 a.m. - 24 hours after a man was found dead from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a N. Spokane hotel, Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives make arrest.

Spokane Major Crimes Unit Investigating Overnight Homicide

Aug. 10 at 12:30 p.m. - Patrol officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 3000 block of North Division just after 12:30 a.m.

SPD Responds to and Makes Arrests in Three Major Unrelated Incidents

Aug. 10 at 12:09 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol Officers responded to several major incidents overnight and into the morning.

SPD Responds to & Makes Arrests in 3 Unrelated Incidents Overnight

Aug. 10 at Midnight - SPD Responds to and Makes Arrests in Three Major Unrelated Incidents Overnight

Spokane Police Warn of Scam Involving Jury Duty

Aug. 7 at 5:04 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are receiving reports of a scam involving jury duty.

SPD's Enhancing the Survival Mindset Classes, Level 1 and 2 Offered

Aug. 1 at 1:53 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will offer two women’s self-defense classes this fall, free of charge.

SPD Investigates Theft of Trailer; Crimestoppers Offers Cash Reward

Aug. 1 at 11:53 a.m. - Spokane Police detectives investigate theft of large trailer; Crimestoppers offers cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this incident.

National Night out Club Give Away

Aug. 1 at 11:19 a.m. - Spokane Police Will Be Handing Out "The Club" Vehicle Anti-Theft Devices at the August 5th, National Night Out Party

Prosecutor Determines No Criminal Liability in 02/11/14 Shooting

Aug. 1 at 9:07 a.m. - The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has reviewed the case of the Officer Involved Shooting which occurred on February 11, 2014.

July

Spokane Police Safely End Standoff with DV Armed Assault Suspect

July 28 at 11:53 a.m. - A female and two children were safely removed from the home. The suspect was arrested and put in the Spokane County Jail for 2nd Degree Assault DV.

Suspect Arrested in Early Morning Burglary

July 27 at 11:43 a.m. - Spokane Police investigate an early-morning Burglary in progress where the suspect fired rounds inside the home.

Scammers Using Avista's Name to try and Gain Quick Cash

July 24 at 1:18 p.m. - Spokane Police and Avista are teaming up to help protect citizens from becoming the victims of a new wave of scams.

SPD Looks to Public to ID Sunset Grocery Robber

July 18 at 1:25 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are looking to the public to help identify a suspect who robbed Sunset Grocery on July 10th.

Sixth Session of YPI graduates today

July 18 at 10:38 a.m. - Sixth Session of YPI graduates today

Spokane Police Investigate Robbery/Non-Life Threatening Shooting

July 17 at 11:06 a.m. - Spokane Police investigate robbery and non-life threatening shooting in N. Spokane. Anyone with info on this is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

July Coffee w/Cop Event Features Auto Theft Prevention Device Giveaway

July 16 at 11:23 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold the next Coffee w/ a Cop event Wed, July 23rd, 7:30 - 9:00 am and again in the afternoon from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.

SVPD Shooting Update

July 15 at 3:48 p.m. - Shooting update

Update to this morning's SIRR release

July 14 at 3 p.m. - Update to this morning's SIRR release

SIRR Team Investigates Shooting Involving Detention Services Officer

July 14 at 10 a.m. - SIRR Team Investigates Shooting Involving Spokane County Detention Services Corrections Officer

Robbery Suspects Quickly Arrested Thanks to Good Suspect Description

July 11 at 9:35 a.m. - Robbery Suspects Quickly Arrested Thanks to Good Suspect Description and Alert Officer

Chief Straub's Statement Regarding Yesterday's Murder/Suicide

July 10 at 4:49 p.m. - Chief Straub releases statement about murder/suicide yesterday

Opening Ceremony for Police Activities League is today at Liberty Park

July 10 at 7:08 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department still has open spots for youth participants for the Spokane Police Activities League (PAL).

SPD Looks to Public to Locate Missing Vulnerable Child

July 8 at 12 a.m. - SAFELY FOUND - The Spokane Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in locating a missing child, 10-year-old Timothy J. Reedy.

Spokane Police Investigate Murder/Suicide

July 8 at Midnight - Spokane Police Investigate Murder/Suicide

Spokane Police Arrest Rape Suspect

July 7 at 11:20 a.m. - investigate a report of a rape at knife-point. The suspect, 29-year-old Kenneth S. Williams was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Stolen Tablet Returned to Rightful Owner

July 2 at Midnight - After taking “selfies” on a stolen tablet, suspect arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and the victim is getting some of his belongings back.

June

Spokane Police Hoopfest Security - On-Cam Availability Today at 1 p.m.

June 27 at Midnight - Special Events Unit Supervisor, Sgt. JD Anderson will be available for an on-camera interview today, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chief's Conference Room

Youth and Police Initiative (YPI) Graduation TODAY @ 1:30 p.m. at NCHS

June 26 at 12 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department Youth and Police Initiative will graduate the program’s fifth class TODAY, June 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., at NC High School

Spokane Police Recruiting Youth Participants for Activities League

June 26 at Midnight - The Spokane Police Department is actively recruiting youth participants for the Spokane Police Activities League (PAL).

Suspect Arrested in Connection to 6/8 Subway Robbery

June 25 at Midnight - Spokane Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a Robbery which occurred at the Subway (2900 S. Grand) on June 8, 2014.

Spokane Police Department Investigates Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Collision

June 20 at Midnight - Spokane Police investigate auto-pedestrian collision; Pedestrian transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead

June Coffee with a Cop at NorthTown Mall

June 19 at Midnight - June Coffee with a Cop at NorthTown Mall

Alicia Sweet in Custody

June 17 at 9:03 a.m. - Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team officers have arrested Alicia C. Sweet for Rendering Criminal Assistance in the 2012 homicide of David “Brandon” Deponte

SPD Detectives Refer Charges to Prosecutor in 2012 Murder Case

June 16 at 4:59 p.m. - Spokane Police detectives have referred charges to the Spokane County Prosecutor in the murder case of David “Brandon” Deponte.

SPD Brings Suspect Safely Into Custody

June 16 at 11:11 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest Adam T. Butler after he allegedly hid in and refused to exit a garage and assaulted officers.

Standoff on North Perry Last Night

June 13 at Midnight - Officer take suspect into custody without further incident after brief standoff.

SIRR Team Closes Spokane Valley Roadway

June 12 at 8:53 p.m. - Tonight the SIRR Team will close Sprague Ave. to investigate the 5/23/14 auto-cyclist incident involving a Spokane Valley Police Officer.

Spokane Police Respond to a Serious Assault Overnight

June 12 at Midnight - Spokane Police Respond to a Serious Assault Overnight

Repeat Offender with 22 Felony Convictions Arrested

June 11 at 5:18 p.m. - Police arrest Repeat Offender Ryan P. Graham for 2nd Degree Identity Theft after he allegedly stole and used a debit card to make purchases.

SPD Officer Saves Drowning Man

June 9 at 12:09 p.m. - Today, at approximately 10 am, Police received a report of a male yelling for help in the Spokane River near the Red Lion River Inn.

Suspect Accused of Firing Shots in Downtown Quickly Arrested

June 9 at 9:08 a.m. - Police quickly locate and arrest a suspect, Shawn R. Denman, accused of firing shots in Downtown Spokane early this morning.

Stabbing Incident Downtown

June 7 at 12 a.m. - Stabbing victim dies of his wounds. SPD still searching for the suspect.

Update to downtown homicide

June 7 at Midnight - Suspect is in custody as detectives continue their investigation into today's events.

SPD Arrests Lewis & Clark Student for threats to Students and Faculty

June 5 at 9:42 p.m. - Spokane Police have located and arrested the juvenile male suspect on charges of Felony Harassment – Threats to Kill.

Chief Straub Formally Supports the Hiring of Military Members

June 5 at 4:31 p.m. - Spokane Police Chief Straub signs statement supporting opportunities to hire current and former members of our military.

Fleeing Vehicle Nearly Hits SPD Officer; Shots Fired at Swaxx

June 2 at 9:21 a.m. - Overnight incidents: Officer nearly hit by fleeing vehicle, fleeing car crashes, firearm located inside; SPD investigates shots fired outside Swaxx.

May

SPD Working to Locate Missing Vulnerable Adult

May 31 at 11:36 a.m. - Spokane Police are looking to the public to help locate a missing vulnerable adult, Steve G. Strout (photo attached).

Body Located in Spokane River; Detectives Investigate

May 30 at 8:44 p.m. - A male body was located in the Spokane River near the TJ Meenach Bridge this evening.

Three Arrests in Connection to Body Located in Kootenai County

May 29 at 2:48 p.m. - Police have arrested and charged three people with 1st Degree Murder in connection to a body located in Kootenai County on May 16.

Information sought on two robberies from May 19

May 29 at 2:48 p.m. - Detectives are continuing to investigate two armed robberies that occurred on 05/19/2014 and working to determine if they are related.

Repeat Offender Arrested after Ramming Patrol Car

May 27 at Midnight - Spokane Police arrest repeat offender Nicholas L. Gillam (34), after he rammed the car he was driving into a police car.

Suspect booked for downtown device scare

May 25 at 7:28 p.m. - Spokane police responded to a report of a possible device at Davenport at Post/Sprague. Robert W. Malley (43) was booked into Spokane County Jail.

SIRR Team Investigates Collision Involving Spokane Valley Officer

May 24 at 11:04 a.m. - Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team investigates auto-cyclist collision involving Spokane Valley Police Officer.

Standoff with Wanted Felon Ends Peacefully

May 23 at Midnight - Standoff with Wanted Felon Ends Peacefully

Follow-up Info: State Accreditation and Law Enforcement Training

May 22 at 4:46 p.m. - Follow-up information from today’s news conference announcing SPD’s accreditation and the re-establishment of a Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy

Search Warrant Served this Morning

May 22 at Midnight - SPD's SIU Unit served a search warrant on a home in the 1100 block of west Jackson this morning.

State Accreditation and Law Enforcement Training Held in Spokane

May 21 at 5:34 p.m. - Mayor Condon and Chief Straub announce the SPD's achievement of state accreditation through the Washington Association of Sheriff and Police Chiefs.

Repeat Offender Arrested for Trafficking Stolen Property

May 21 at 1:08 p.m. - Seven-time convicted felon/repeat offender arrested for 2nd Degree Trafficking of Stolen Property.

Two Armed Robberies from Yesterday

May 20 at 5:03 p.m. - Detectives are investigating two armed robberies that occurred yesterday and working to determine if the two incidents are related.

Felony Hit-And-Run Suspect Quickly Apprehended

May 20 at 10:03 a.m. - Officers arrest a hit-and-run suspect thanks to alert citizen tips and quick officer follow-up. Roderick Thomas was booked for Felony Hit-and-Run.

Spokane Police & Spokane Transit Partner for Coffee with a Cop

May 19 at Midnight - Spokane Police & Spokane Transit Partner for Coffee with a Cop - May 21 at STA Plaza

DUI Driver Hits SPD Patrol Vehicle and Flees

May 16 at 9:54 a.m. - A DUI driver hits an SPD Patrol vehicle and flees. Officers quickly arrest the suspect nearby; 43-year-old Aaron T. Scott. The officer was not injured

Reported Shooting Victim Likely Accidentally Shot Himself

May 15 at 9:26 p.m. - His injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening and there is no suspect believed to be outstanding.

Suspect Arrested after Dispute with his Brother Ends in Gunfire

May 15 at Midnight - Thirty-year-old Jy Jy Jones Arrested after Dispute with his Brother Ends in Gunfire

Re-Assignments for Spokane Police Department

May 14 at 4:44 p.m. - Re-assignments in Downtown, Professional Standards, Investigations, and Civil Enforcement based on priorities and commitment to continued improvement.

PACT Team arrests prolific vehicle theft suspect

May 14 at 12:17 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team officers identify, locate and arrest suspect for multiple counts of Forgery and Theft.

DUI Suspect Hits SPD Patrol Car and Citizen Vehicle

May 13 at 9:53 a.m. - Spokane Police Patrol vehicle and citizen vehicle hit at high rate of speed while stopped at stop light by Savannah L. Ashby.

Spokane Police Asking for Help Identifying Stabbing Suspect

May 9 at 5:21 p.m. - The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’10" to 6’ tall, possibly 25 to 35 years of age. Sketch and further details provided.

Officers Recover Property Stolen from Spokane County Burglary

May 9 at 3:53 p.m. - On 05-08-2014, at approximately 10 a.m., officers responded to W Francis after seeing a Toyota that matched the description of a stolen vehicle.

Spokane Police Asking People to Watch for Stolen Walgreen’s Totes

May 7 at Midnight - On two separate occasions in the last couple of months, two different Walgreens have been the victims of a bizarre burglary.

Spokane Police Arrest 12-Time Convicted Felon

May 6 at 3:19 p.m. - Police arrest a Burglary and Vehicle Theft suspect. Officers have connected the suspect to several other recent burglaries.

Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony - Tomorrow 11:30 am

May 5 at 5:14 p.m. - SPD and other local law enforcement agencies will recognize officers who were killed in the line of duty at the Public Safety Building Cul-de-sac.

Spokane Police Investigate Attempted Child Abduction in N. Spokane

May 5 at 8:51 a.m. - Involved children are safe; Officers searching for dark green GMC Jimmy SUV. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.

SPD Releases Names of Officers involved in April 29 Shooting

May 2 at 4:51 p.m. - The SPD is releasing the names of the officers involved in the shooting of homicide suspect Jeremy Arnold on the afternoon of April 29th, 2014.

April

Officer involved shooting during crime scene investigation

April 29 at 4:25 p.m. - At approximately 10 a.m. this morning officers responded to 2512 N. Standard to investigate a female who was deceased at the location.

Visuals at SPD Hosted State K-9 Conference - 1 pm Today

April 28 at 10:19 a.m. - Today at 1 pm the following visuals as well as an opportunity for an on-camera interview will be available at the Spokane Police Academy.

SPD Arrests Robbery Suspect One Hour After Initial Call

April 27 at 1:38 p.m. - Police respond to two Robbery reports in North Spokane; Officers locate and arrest a suspect, 24-year-old Joshua J. Roullier.

Spokane Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

April 25 at 9:36 p.m. - Major Crimes detectives have arrested 23-year-old Andre R. Hallman in connection to the shooting at the Lions Lair on 4/23/14.

Spokane PD K9 Unit hosts upcoming WSPCA conference

April 25 at 4:53 p.m. - The Spokane Police K-9 Unit will host the Washington State Police Canine Association (WSPCA) Spring Seminar, April 27th-30th.

The Spokane Law Enforcement Museum turns 4

April 25 at 4:51 p.m. - The Spokane Law Enforcement Museum, 1201 W. First Ave., is celebrating our 4th Anniversary this Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Update to Yesterday's Stabbing

April 24 at 11:35 p.m. - Stabbing suspect booked for Attempted Murder.

Vehicle theft suspect rams citizen's car

April 24 at 4:33 p.m. - Roscoe Wood was arrested on two counts of 2nd Degree Assault, two counts of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, one count of 2nd Degree Malicious Mischief

Downtown Shooting

April 24 at 8:18 a.m. - Overnight shooting downtown sends one victim to the hospital. Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect(s).

SPD Responds to Stabbing

April 23 at 4:43 p.m. - One male victim transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The incident appears to be the result of a domestic dispute.

SPD Arrests Cell Phone Thief with 2-Foot Sword

April 22 at 11:02 a.m. - A patrol officer conducting Hot Spot patrols near downtown quickly apprehends a cell phone thief, 24-year-old Jacob K. McGill.

Weekend Recap for 4-18 to 4-20

April 21 at 12:39 p.m. - Police responded to two separate shots fired calls, booked a serial recycler, and brought three suspects in for numerous property crime charges.

SPD Arrests Two in Yesterday's McDonald's Armed Robbery

April 18 at 11:36 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest two suspects in connection to a Robbery which occurred yesterday, at about 6 pm, at the McDonald’s at 2200 W. Wellesley Ave.

SPD arrests suspect in stabbing/fight

April 17 at 9:13 a.m. - Police have arrested 26-year-old Edward Bobby Donoian on charges of 1st Degree Assault in connection to a stabbing on Monday, April 14th.

SPD arrests bomb threat suspect

April 16 at 11:36 a.m. - No explosives were located. The suspect, 44-year-old David J. Maslo was arrested for Threats to Bomb or Injure Property.

SPD arrests felon in possession of a rifle

April 16 at 10:49 a.m. - Officers arrest 24-year-old Casey L. Brown for illegally possessing a firearm and other charges after he allegedly stole a rifle in a vehicle prowling

Five new SPD recruits graduate from Basic Law Enforcement Academy

April 15 at 2:45 p.m. - Chris LeQuire, Jordan Brown, Corrigan Mohondro, Brandon Fabian, and Brandon Lynch will attend a three week SPD-specific training course.

SPD responds to fight/stabbing; two transported to hospital

April 14 at 12:28 p.m. - SPD responds to stabbing near Division and Spokane Falls Blvd. Two individuals were transported to the hospital and will be interviewed by detectives.

Weekend recap for 4/11 - 4/14

April 14 at 12:17 p.m. - SPD arrests DUI driver after suspect flees and crashes near Mission pool.

SPD Arrests Suspect in Carlile Homicide

April 11 at 10:30 a.m. - Major Crimes detectives have arrested 33-year-old Robby J. Wahrer in connection to the homicide of Douglas J. Carlile on 12/15/2013

SPD Arrests Suspect in E. Grace Shooting Incident

April 11 at 10:10 a.m. - Major Crimes detectives have arrested 36-year-old Troy A. Pesina in connection to a shooting at a home in the 3300 block of E. Grace on April 1, 2014

SIRR Team forwards deputy involved shooting case to prosecutor

April 10 at 2:07 p.m. - Investigative Regional Response Team has completed their investigation incident and has sent it to the prosecutor's office to be reviewed.

SPD sees increase in scam/fraud incidents involving debit/credit cards

April 9 at 1:23 p.m. - The SPD has seen a recent increase in scam/fraud incidents involving debit/credit cards and utilities in the Spokane area.

Police look to public to help identify stabbing suspect

April 8 at 12:33 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a reported stabbing at The Flame, 2401 E. Sprague Ave on March 23 around 12:30 a.m.

Weekend recap 4/4 to 4/7

April 7 at 10:49 a.m. - Police responded to five major incidents over the weekend of April 4-7.

SPD patrol responds to report of stabbing in NW Spokane

April 7 at 10:22 a.m. - Initial reports indicate the victim confronted the suspect during a burglary in progress and was stabbed.

SPD responds to shooting call

April 5 at 3 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a shooting incident that occurred just before 1 a.m. near the intersection of E. 9th Ave. and S. Perry St.

We are looking for the public's help identifying an assault suspect

April 4 at 2:03 p.m. - Officers responded to a call in the 5300 block of N. Wall after the victim saw the male suspect prowling his vehicle yesterday around 3 p.m.

SPD arrests kidnapping suspect

April 3 at 6:06 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest 55-year-old Richard L. Welch for 1st Degree Kidnapping in connection to the kidnapping of a 3-year-old child.

SPD releases names of officers involved in 03-26 shooting

April 3 at 4:38 p.m. - The five officers involved in the shooting have nearly 60 years of combined experience with the Spokane Police Department.

Police ask for public's assistance locating missing at-risk man

April 3 at 3:24 p.m. - 60-year-old Alfred Woodruff was last seen yesterday afternoon at his residence in the 200 block of W. Riverside.

Suspect connected to 10 armed robberies

April 2 at 11:35 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crime detectives continue to investigate a string of Armed Robberies that have occurred in Spokane since February 17, 2014.

Spokane Police investigate N Spokane shooting

April 1 at 3:50 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a shooting at Holy Family Hospital, 5600 N. Lidgerwood, on 04-01-14 around 12 p.m.

Police and SWAT execute search warrant at 5900 N Cochran

April 1 at 3 p.m. - Police arrest 33-year-old Summer Allen for Conspiracy to Commit 2nd Degree Burglary and 1st Degree Theft.

Third session of Youth and Police Initiative graduates on Friday

April 1 at 11:35 a.m. - Media is invited to attend the session on Thursday, April 3rd at 4 p.m. where reporters will have the opportunity to interview program participants.

March

Repeat offender and 12-time convicted felon arrested in stolen car

March 31 at Noon - 29-year-old Thomas Curd booked for Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude and 2nd Degree Trafficking Stolen Property.

SPD officer arrested and cited for DUI

March 31 at 10:15 a.m. - Officer Mike Russo was arrested, cited and released for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The Washington State Patrol is investigating this incident.

Suspect believed to be responsible for majority of armed robberies

March 28 at 2:45 p.m. - Detectives believe Stephen C. Corkery is responsible for the majority of the Armed Robberies occurring in Spokane since February 17, 2014.

SIRR team investigates officer involved shooting

March 26 at 10:40 p.m. - SIRR Team Investigates Officer Involved Shooting of Robbery Suspect

City, SPD deliver one year update to Use of Force Commission

March 26 at 5:29 p.m. - Mayor Condon and Chief Straub will deliver a 1 year update to the Use of Force Commission Thursday, 03- 27-2014 at 1:00 pm in City Council Chambers

SPD Detectives investigate armed robbery

March 25 at 4:15 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred this afternoon at a N. Spokane ice cream shop.

Police arrest armed car-jacking suspect; search for second suspect

March 25 at 12:30 p.m. - Police are investigating a car-jacking at gunpoint in north Spokane that occurred last night. Officers located the vehicle and arrested the suspect.

Prolific thief arrested after foot pursuit

March 24 at 11:30 a.m. - Spokane Police arrested a prolific thief with six felony convictions, 28-year-old Michael A. Harris, after officers located him in a stolen vehicle.

Weekend recap 3/21 to 3/23

March 24 at 10:38 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to three major incidents over the weekend of March 21-23.

SPD searches for vehicle of interest in recent robberies

March 21 at 10:10 p.m. - Police are searching for a vehicle of interest in connection to several recent robberies that have occurred in the City of Spokane.

SPD investigates robberies; Crimestoppers reward offered

March 20 at 2:30 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are investigating eight robberies that have occurred in the City of Spokane within the past month.

On-camera availability regarding robbery incidents

March 20 at 10:02 a.m. - Spokane Police Captain Brad Arleth will be available for a brief on-camera interview regarding the investigation of robberies in this month.

March 14-16 weekend recap

March 17 at 10:30 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to five incidents as well as regular patrol and other calls over the weekend. Crime is down 13.65%.

Charges requested in Knitting Factory shooting from 02-18-13

March 14 at 11:15 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have requested charges of Attempted First Degree Murder (2 counts) for 29-year-old Stafone N. Fuentes.

SPD media availability for 03-14 to 03-17

March 14 at 8:04 a.m. - SPD media availability list for the week of 03/14/14 to 03/17/14

SPD will participate in the youth and justice forum

March 13 at 5 p.m. - SPD will participate in the Youth and Justice Forum on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Gonzaga University School of Law.

Spokane Police search for bank robbery suspect

March 10 at Noon - Spokane Police are searching for a man who robbed the Banner Bank in the 900 block of E. Mission just after 11 a.m. on March 10.

SPD arrests suspect in Atilano's restaurant burglary

March 10 at 10 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest Atilano's burglary suspect, 33-year-old Tony Clark, for 2nd Degree Burglary.

Police look to public to help ID Wal-Mart robbery suspect

March 9 at 10 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives look to the public to help identify a suspect from a robbery that occurred on 9-24-13.

Four arrested in on-going kidnapping investigation

March 8 at 10 a.m. - Within days of a reported kidnapping and the location of a body in Stevens County, Spokane Police have arrested four suspects.

2013 SPD Employee Awards Ceremony

March 6 at 10 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will recognize employees for outstanding service at the annual SPD Awards Ceremony, tonight, March 6, 2014, at 6 p.m.

Officers arrest carjacking suspect within minutes of report

March 4 at 2:30 p.m. - Officers arrest suspect, 31-year-old Tierra Walker, in carjacking minutes after report.

Sex offender arrested for Felony Indecent Exposure

March 3 at 9 p.m. - Prolific offender and registered sex offender, 31-year-old Billy Ogan, was arrested for Indecent Exposure at STA Plaza.

SPD responds to report of child luring in north Spokane

March 3 at 5 p.m. - Spokane Police, in coordination with Spokane Public Schools, are investigating a report of child luring in north Spokane.

Spokane Police weekend re-cap for 2/28-3/2

March 3 at 9 a.m. - Spokane police made multiple arrests over the weekend of 2/28-3/2, including a suspect from "Washington State's Most Wanted" list.

February

Spokane Police investigate Safeway robbery

Feb. 28 at 11:30 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a robbery that occurred on February 28th at approximately 1 a.m. at the Safeway on W. Northwest Blvd.

SPD executes search warrant; recovers guns, drugs

Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest three people and seize drugs, firearms and electronics after executing a search warrant at a Spokane residence.

SPD looks to public to help ID Fred Meyer robbery suspects

Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. - Spokane Police look to the public to help identify two suspects, who threatened store security with a knife, from a robbery that occurred on 2-22-14.

Officers follow footprints in snow and locate two suspects

Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m. - Officers follow footprints in snow and locate two suspects; Darren Bard and Nicholas Whitney were arrested on 2 counts of 2nd Degree Burglary.

Officers use CIT training to de-escalate suicidal man

Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. - Spokane police use Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) to safely de-escalate a suicidal man with a firearm on February 25, 2014 just after 6 p.m.

25 more charges requested for pharmacy robbery suspects

Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. - Spokane Police have requested 25 additional charges for three pharmacy robbery suspects: Jacy L. Thomson, Philip J. Powlus and Dale J. Cusick.

Serious auto-pedestrian accident near SFCC

Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to a report of a serious auto-pedestrian collision near Spokane Falls Community College (3400 W. Fort George Wright Dr.).

Investigation leads to arrest of Robbery and Car Theft suspect

Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest 19-year-old Corey Huska for a series of crimes committed throughout Spokane.

February Coffee with a Cop

Feb. 24 at 10:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our second Coffee with a Cop event on February 25th at 9 a.m. at The Dawn of the Donut, 3402 N. Division.

Notable incidents and arrests from the weekend

Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department had an eventful weekend. Find out about notable incidents/arrests that occurred February 21-23.

Volunteer Services Unit announces testing date for Reserves

Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Volunteer Services Unit announces March 8th at 10 a.m. as the first testing date for the upcoming Reserve Academy.

SPD investigates two stabbing incidents

Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating two stabbing incidents that occurred at 11 p.m. on February 20th and 3:10 a.m. on February 21st.

SPD Detectives arrest suspect in Garland area shooting

Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police detectives arrest Marshall M. Barkdull (28-years-old) on three counts of 1st Degree Assault in connection to a drive-by shooting.

SPD investigates two unrelated robberies

Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. - Police investigate two unrelated robberies on Feb 18th, one at the 2100 block of W NW Blvd and the other at the 1800 block of E South Riverton.

SPD investigates copper wire thefts

Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating several reports of commercial burglaries where copper wire and other metals were stolen and offering prevention tips.

Spokane Police search for coffee stand robbery suspect

Feb. 17 at 8:30 a.m. - Spokane Police search for coffee stand robbery suspect after he robbed Mug Shots at 1717 W Garland Ave on February 17 at 6:37 a.m.

SPD Detectives investigate Garland area shooting

Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on February 15, just after 4 p.m. in the 800 block of W. Walton.

Reminder: do not leave vehicles running while unattended

Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. - Spokane Police remind citizens not to leave vehicles running while unattended.

Enhancing the Survival Mindset class

Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is excited to announce the next Enhancing the Survival Mindset class on February 21st.

Vehicle stolen this morning while idling unattended

Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. - Vehicle stolen this morning while idling unattended. Associate of vehicle owner pursues vehicle theft suspect; suspect crashes stolen vehicle.

Update: Investigation continues in deputy involved shooting

Feb. 13 at Midnight - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team continues to investigate the deputy involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 11, 2014.

SIRR Team investigates deputy involved shooting

Feb. 11 at Midnight - County Sheriff's deputies involved in Officer Involved Shooting incident. The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team is investigating.

Detectives execute two search warrants in drug investigation

Feb. 10 at 1:15 p.m. - Spokane Police Tactical Operations Unit executed two search warrants and recovered drugs, cash, two guns, and two cars, and arrested Andrew Kerr.

Police continue investigation into fatality collision

Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives continue to investigate a fatal auto/pedestrian collision that occurred February 09.

Rick Dobrow promoted to SPD Assistant Chief

Feb. 10 at 7 a.m. - Captain of Professional Oversight and Training, Rick Dobrow, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Chief of the Spokane Police Department.

Off duty officer arrests domestic violence suspect

Feb. 7 at 8 a.m. - The quick response of an off-duty SPD officer leads to the arrest of a domestic violence suspect on February 6, 2014, just before 8:30 p.m.

PACT arrests prolific car thief

Feb. 5 at Noon - PACT arrests prolific car thief and five-time convicted felon, 34-year-old Anthony Carson, for Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

SPD asks public to help locate missing woman

Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. - Spokane Police Department requests assistance in locating a missing adult female who escaped from the custody of Eastern State Hospital.

Nine time convicted felon arrested for Hillyard burglary

Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest prolific thief, 50-year-old Burnell Doering, for Hillyard area burglary.

SPD Detectives investigate body found in north Spokane

Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the discovery of a body in N. Spokane. An autopsy will be conducted today.

SPD responds to armed robbery

Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to an Armed Robbery at a pharmacy in N Spokane. The suspect, 23-year-old Eric Bordner, was arrested for 1st Degree Robbery.

January

Spokane Police launch Youth and Police Initiative

Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. - Spokane Police Department is launching a program called the Youth and Police Initiative to build positive relationships between SPD and local youth.

SPD arrests four burglary suspects after they repel from roof

Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest four Burglary suspects after they were located repelling through the roof access area of K-Mart on E. Sprague.

Chief's Statement regarding arrest of four robbery suspects

Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. - The Chief delivered a statement regarding the apprehension of four suspects connected to the two recent Garland-area bank robberies.

SPD arrests 16-time convicted felon

Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Repeat Offender and 16-time convicted felon, 29 year-old Alexander Stormy, after he attempts to flee from police.

Suspect hits officer with vehicle while fleeing traffic stop

Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. - 27 year-old Laci Anthony was arrested after hitting officer with vehicle while attempting to flee traffic stop.

Update: SPD and ATF investigate explosion in north Spokane

Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. - Initial investigation indicates the device that exploded last night was a pyrotechnic-type device, commonly referred to as an M-1000, not a bomb.

SPD/SCSO collaboration leads to arrest of robbery suspects

Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. - Collaboration between the SPD and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of two suspects in connection to recent pharmacy robberies.

SPD releases names of officers involved in January 17 shooting

Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the shooting incident that occurred on January 17th, 2014.

Enhanced SPD presence at MLK Day Unity March

Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. - The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Parade will feature enhanced Spokane Police Department presence.

SPD officers and K-9 Rav arrest car theft and eluding suspect

Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol officers responded to a report of a car theft and assault on the morning of January 18th, 2014.

SPD launches Coffee with a Cop program

Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is launching a new monthly community engagement program, Coffee with a Cop.

SPD arrests two suspects in shots fired incident

Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. - Spokane Police officers and the Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrest two males after a call of shots fired, a collision and a foot pursuit in downtown.

SPD arrests Albertsons' pharmacy robbery suspect

Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. - Citizen tips and follow-up by patrol officers leads to the arrest of a suspect in the 1/10/14 Albertsons' pharmacy robbery.

SPD responds to report of assault; suspect assaults SPD

Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. - Around 6:30 pm, on January 12, 2014, Spokane Police officers responded to a report of an assault in the 200 block of W. Riverside Ave.

SPD investigates pharmacy robberies

Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating several recent pharmacy robberies occurring in Spokane and Spokane County.

SPD arrests prolific vehicle prowlers

Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. - Officers locate suspect vehicle in Indian Trail vehicle prowling and arrest two prolific criminals.

Explosive Detection K-9 joins SPD

Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will add an Explosive Detection K-9 to the Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) for the first time in SPD history.

Barricaded suspects, including homicide suspect, in custody

Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police, SWAT and Hostage Negotiators bring four barricaded subjects, from Walla Walla, out of a N. Spokane motel safely and peacefully.

PACT team arrests two after driver rams patrol car

Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. - The SPD PACT arrested two people, 27-year-old Kristin Edwards and 32-year-old Gary Todd after they rammed into a police vehicle with a stolen vehicle.

PACT recovers two stolen vehicles and GU burglary property

Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) recovered two stolen vehicles, thousands of dollars in property and booked two individuals.

SPD Detectives develop PC to arrest Astor homicide suspect

Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have developed probable cause to arrest 26-year-old Brandon Mellon for 1st Degree Murder.

SPD investigates bank robbery in south Spokane

Jan. 3 at 5 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred late afternoon on January 03, 2014 in south Spokane.

SPD and FBI investigate north Spokane bank robbery

Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Detectives and the FBI are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in north Spokane on January 3, 2014.



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