Police Department News Releases for January 2014

Jan. 30

Spokane Police launch Youth and Police Initiative

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.

Jan. 28

SPD arrests four burglary suspects after they repel from roof

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.

Jan. 27

Chief's Statement regarding arrest of four robbery suspects

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

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.

Jan. 26

Suspect hits officer with vehicle while fleeing traffic stop

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

Jan. 25

Update: SPD and ATF investigate explosion in north Spokane

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.

Jan. 23

SPD/SCSO collaboration leads to arrest of robbery suspects

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.

Jan. 21

SPD releases names of officers involved in January 17 shooting

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.

Jan. 19

Enhanced SPD presence at MLK Day Unity March

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

Jan. 18

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

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

Jan. 16

SPD launches Coffee with a Cop program

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

Jan. 14

SPD arrests two suspects in shots fired incident

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

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.

Jan. 13

SPD responds to report of assault; suspect assaults SPD

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.

Jan. 12

SPD investigates pharmacy robberies

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

Jan. 11

SPD arrests prolific vehicle prowlers

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

Jan. 9

Explosive Detection K-9 joins SPD

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.

Jan. 7

Barricaded suspects, including homicide suspect, in custody

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.

Jan. 6

PACT team arrests two after driver rams patrol car

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.

Jan. 5

PACT recovers two stolen vehicles and GU burglary property

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

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

Jan. 3

SPD investigates bank robbery in south Spokane

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

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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