Police Department News Releases for September 2014

Sept. 30

Three Suspects Detained in Connection with Two Robberies

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

New Scam Targeting Those Recently Widowed

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

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

Sept. 25

Spokane Major Crimes Detectives make an Arrest in Triple Stabbing

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

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.

Sept. 23

SPD Continues Collaborative Reform Process

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

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)

Sept. 19

SPD SVU Detectives Arrest Suspect Hours After Rape was Reported

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

Sept. 18

Advanced K9 Handler School Today

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

Sept. 16

Spokane Police Investigate Stabbing

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.

Sept. 15

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

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

Sept. 12

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

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

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.

Sept. 11

Spokane Police Asking for Help Identifying Possible Assault Suspect

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

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

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

Sept. 6

SPD Quickly Locates and Arrests Drive by Shooting and Assault Suspect

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.

Sept. 5

SPD Hosts Community and Media Forums During Body Camera Pilot Program

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.

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