Police Department News Releases for March 2014

March 31

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

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

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.

March 28

Suspect believed to be responsible for majority of armed robberies

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.

March 26

SIRR team investigates officer involved shooting

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

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

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

March 25

SPD Detectives investigate armed robbery

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

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.

March 24

Prolific thief arrested after foot pursuit

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

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

March 21

SPD searches for vehicle of interest in recent robberies

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.

March 20

SPD investigates robberies; Crimestoppers reward offered

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

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 17

March 14-16 weekend recap

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%.

March 14

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

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

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

March 13

SPD will participate in the youth and justice forum

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

March 10

Spokane Police search for bank robbery suspect

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

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

March 9

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

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.

March 8

Four arrested in on-going kidnapping investigation

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

March 6

2013 SPD Employee Awards Ceremony

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.

March 4

Officers arrest carjacking suspect within minutes of report

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

March 3

Sex offender arrested for Felony Indecent Exposure

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

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

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.

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