Police Department News Releases for October 2014

Oct. 30

SPD Celebrates Halloween with Safe Trick-or-Treat Opportunities

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.

Oct. 29

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

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

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

Oct. 28

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect on 21 Counts of Theft

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

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.

Oct. 24

Police Seeking Public's Help Identifying Possible Robbery Suspect

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

Oct. 23

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect in Coffee Stand Robberies

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.

Oct. 21

SPD Safely Arrests Domestic Violence Suspect

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

Oct. 18

SPD Looks to Public to ID Robbery Suspect

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.

Oct. 17

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

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.

Oct. 16

Bank Robbery Suspect Detained Less Than Four Minutes After 911 Call

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

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

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

Oct. 15

Warrant Issued for Howard Johnson Motel Homicide Suspect

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

Oct. 14

Reported Luring Update

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

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

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

Oct. 12

Spokane Police Investigate Stabbing & Pedestrian Collision

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

Oct. 9

Spokane Police Looking to Public to ID Hit and Run Driver

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

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

Oct. 5

Spokane Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Shooting

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.

Oct. 3

Unattended Death Being Investigated as Homicide

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

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

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

Oct. 2

Spokane Police Investigating Unattended Death

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

Oct. 1

Three Suspects Arrested in Connection to Two Robberies

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

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