Police Department News Releases for May 2014

May 31

SPD Working to Locate Missing Vulnerable Adult

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

May 30

Body Located in Spokane River; Detectives Investigate

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

May 29

Three Arrests in Connection to Body Located in Kootenai County

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

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.

May 27

Repeat Offender Arrested after Ramming Patrol Car

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

May 25

Suspect booked for downtown device scare

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.

May 24

SIRR Team Investigates Collision Involving Spokane Valley Officer

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

May 23

Standoff with Wanted Felon Ends Peacefully

Midnight - Standoff with Wanted Felon Ends Peacefully

May 22

Follow-up Info: State Accreditation and Law Enforcement Training

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

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

May 21

State Accreditation and Law Enforcement Training Held in Spokane

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

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

May 20

Two Armed Robberies from Yesterday

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

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.

May 19

Spokane Police & Spokane Transit Partner for Coffee with a Cop

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

May 16

DUI Driver Hits SPD Patrol Vehicle and Flees

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

May 15

Reported Shooting Victim Likely Accidentally Shot Himself

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

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

May 14

Re-Assignments for Spokane Police Department

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

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

May 13

DUI Suspect Hits SPD Patrol Car and Citizen Vehicle

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.

May 9

Spokane Police Asking for Help Identifying Stabbing Suspect

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

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.

May 7

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

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

May 6

Spokane Police Arrest 12-Time Convicted Felon

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

May 5

Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony - Tomorrow 11:30 am

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

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.

May 2

SPD Releases Names of Officers involved in April 29 Shooting

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.

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