Police Department News Releases for 2016

December

Southside death investigation

Dec. 29 at 4:12 p.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is conducting a death investigation in the 500 block of south Thor.

Spokane Police Department Selects Director of Strategic Initiatives

Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. - Jacquelyn MacConnell has been selected as the civilian director of SPD's Strategic Initiatives Division, overseeing Internal Affairs and Training.

SPD Investigates Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Collision on North Side

Dec. 23 at 12:06 a.m. - SPD's Major Crimes Unit is Investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that happened at the intersection of Francis and "C" St.this evening.

SPD and SFD say slow down and drive cautiously during winter weather

Dec. 19 at 9:26 a.m. - Spokane Police and Fire Departments urge everyone to slow down and drive cautiously during winter weather conditions

Spokane Police Investigating Robbery on North Side

Dec. 19 at 12:14 a.m. - SPD is investigating the robbery of the Hollywood Erotic Boutique that occurred Sunday evening. The suspect displayed a knife and fled on foot.

Felon Arrested after Stabbing Friday Morning

Dec. 18 at 11:29 p.m. - SPD patrol officers took convicted felon Michael L. Backemeyer (40) into custody for 1st Degree Assault without incident early this morning.

Holiday safety tips from the Spokane Police Department

Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. - To help minimize the risk of becoming a crime victim during holiday shopping outings, SPD offers a few holiday safety tips.

Spokane Police: Don’t leave car unattended while warming it up

Dec. 14 at 11:10 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) warns that leaving your vehicle running while unattended increases your chances of becoming a victim

SPD and Community Partners to host Youth and Justice Forum

Dec. 8 at 4:21 p.m. - SPD and other community partners will host the third Youth and Justice Forum on Friday, December 9 at Spokane Falls from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SPD Investigates Robbery on the South Hill

Dec. 6 at 1:16 a.m. - SPD is investigating the robbery of Amerimart on the south side. The suspect indicated he was armed and fled on foot.

Missing person found and safe because of alert citizen

Dec. 3 at 9:35 p.m. - An elderly female who went missing after church was located safely due to an alert citizen stopping to make sure she was okay.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Missing Person

Dec. 1 at 10:23 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s help locating Sylvia Jorgenson (26). If you see Jorgenson please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

November

SPD investigating a Robbery/Stabbing

Nov. 30 at 8:46 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a Robbery/Stabbing that happened in downtown on Wednesday, November 23.

Homeowner detains robbery suspect

Nov. 30 at 8:40 a.m. - Just before 10 pm Tuesday, November 22 SPD responded to the area of 29th and Howard on what was initially reported as an occupied residential burglary

Spokane Police Investigating death on the South Side

Nov. 29 at 8:40 p.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is conducting a death investigation in the 100 block of west 8th.

SPD is conducting a death investigation at Shadle Shopping complex

Nov. 24 at 9:15 p.m. - A little before 7PM SPD and Fire Department Officials responded to the parking lot of the shopping center, where a deceased subject was found.

Robbery Suspect Arrested Downtown w/ Help from Citizens

Nov. 23 at 3:25 p.m. - SPD is investigating a Robbery that happened today. The suspect attempted to rob a male walking down the street and arrested shortly after by police.

Major Crimes Investigating Fatality Crash on the South Hill

Nov. 10 at 3:49 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on W. 7th Ave. at S. Division St.

October

Spokane Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Man

Oct. 27 at 10:54 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a missing male. Family members say Worthy Roseberry (24) cognitively functions at approximately 8-10 years of age.

Spokane Detectives Seeking Public Assistance

Oct. 25 at Midnight - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are looking to the public for tips regarding the death of Selena McGivern.

Spokane Police Investigate Shooting

Oct. 23 at 6:05 p.m. - SPD is investigating a shooting in the 2700 block of E South Riverton. A female received a life threatening wound after being shot at a residence.

Spokane Fire & Police Departments Investigating Fatality Fire

Oct. 22 at 3:58 a.m. - SFD & SPD are investigating the cause of a fatality fire. A child was killed in a fire that was reported this evening in north Spokane.

Stabbing Suspect Arrested after Incident in Shadle Neighborhood

Oct. 16 at 6:58 p.m. - SPD investigated a stabbing at a north side McDonald’s Sunday afternoon. Darrell E McDuffee (52) was booked into jail for 1st Degree Assault.

Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder Taken into Custody

Oct. 15 at 6:09 a.m. - The SWAT Team, using info from the PACT Team, took a man into custody after a standoff that started this evening lasted into the morning.

Spokane Police Investigating Armed Robbery on South Hill

Oct. 13 at 10:21 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating the armed robbery of a Subway on Spokane’s south side.

Indian Trail Neighborhood Works with SPD to Shut Down Problem House

Oct. 7 at 1:54 p.m. - A neighborhood in the Indian Trail area has come together, worked closely with the SPD, and has successfully closed a chronic problem house.

Domestic Violence Suspect in Custody after Shooting at Victim

Oct. 7 at 11:19 a.m. - SPD arrested a domestic violence assault suspect after he fired shots at the victim, led police on a brief vehicle pursuit, then fled on foot.

A level 3, Sexually Violent Predator, Released in Spokane Area

Oct. 5 at 4:26 p.m. - The SCSO and SPD are extremely concerned about the release of 55-year-old David W. McCuistion, into the Spokane Community

September

Robbery Suspect McLaughlin Arrested

Sept. 23 at 3:15 p.m. - SPD arrested David C. McLaughlin (26) for multiple counts of 1st Degree Robbery and 1st Degree Assault.

SWAT, SIU and MCU Take Wanted Felon into Custody

Sept. 23 at 2:21 p.m. - SWAT assisted SIU & MCU in the 3800 block of E. Pacific to take a wanted felon into custody.

Spokane Police Investigating Bank Robbery on the South Hill

Sept. 22 at 7:35 p.m. - SPD is investigating a bank robbery at the Bank of America at 29th/Southeast Blvd. on Spokane’s South Hill. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon.

Our Next Coffee with A Cop Event is Next Thursday

Sept. 22 at 4:48 p.m. - SPD will hold a Coffee w/a Cop event next Thurs., Sept. 29, 8-10:00a at McDonald’s 4436 N. Division. And what better day than #NationalCoffeeDay!

Major Crimes Investigating Shooting in Hillyard

Sept. 17 at 8:51 a.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting in the 5700 block of north Market.

Spokane Police Capture Sex Offender Wanted in Pierce County

Sept. 16 at 4:33 p.m. - SPD captured a sex offender with felony warrants from Pierce County. Eric Q. French (38) was arrested at a home in the 2200 block of east Central.

Suspect Wanted in Connection with July 30th Shooting on West Sharp

Sept. 14 at 5:44 p.m. - MCU along with members of the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force (SRSSTF) are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Darren J. Bercier.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered after Bondsmen Force Entry into Hotel Room

Sept. 14 at 5:37 p.m. - SPD recovered a stolen vehicle from a hotel on south Rustle after responding to a call from bondsmen there to arrest a female on a warrant.

#SpokaneStrong Public Safety Forums for Crime Prevention

Sept. 14 at 3:06 p.m. - The City of Spokane will be hosting several community #SpokaneStrong Public Safety Forums for Crime Prevention.

Major Crimes & Safe Streets Task Force Investigate Shooting on W Sharp

Sept. 13 at 10:01 a.m. - MCU along w/ members of the SRSSTF are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 2100 block of west Sharp this morning.

Major Crimes Investigating Bank Robbery Downtown

Sept. 12 at 6:42 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating the robbery of the Washington Trust in the 700 block of west 2nd Ave.

Our Next Coffee with A Cop Event is Downtown Next Thursday

Sept. 8 at 8:01 a.m. - Our next Coffee w/a Cop in partnership w/ Thomas Hammer, River Park Square & Downtown Spokane Partnership is Thurs., 9-15, 9-11a at River Park Square.

August

School Starts Tomorrow; Twenty is Plenty

Aug. 29 at 1:48 p.m. - With the start of the new year for Spokane Public Schools tomorrow, SPD is reminding drivers that “20 is Plenty” in school zones.

Suspect Taken into Custody after Firing on Officers and Neighbors

Aug. 26 at 10:28 p.m. - SPD took a man into custody after a standoff that lasted over 2 hours.It started as a shooting call.

Major Crimes Investigates Shooting that left One Victim Injured

Aug. 25 at 3:26 p.m. - Major Crimes along with members of the Safe Streets Task Force are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1500 block of w. Sharp this morning.

SPD's Enhancing the Survival Mindset Classes Open for this Fall

Aug. 24 at 4:44 p.m. - SPD is offering the ESM women’s self-defense class this fall. ESM offers participants self-defense & safety awareness training by our officers.

UPDATE: Major Crimes Detectives Arrest Suspect in Manito Park Shooting

Aug. 21 at 6:02 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives arrest suspect in Manito Park Shooting

Shooting in S. Manito Park

Aug. 20 at 4:03 p.m. - Spokane Police Detectives are investigating a shooting in Manito Park today. The victim has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Shooting in N. Manito Park

Aug. 20 at 4:02 p.m. - Spokane Police Detectives are investigating a shooting in Manito Park today. The victim has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Shooting in Manito Park

Aug. 20 at 4:01 p.m. - Spokane Police Detectives are investigating a shooting in Manito Park today. The victim has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Another Neighborhood Works with SPD to Shut Down Problem House

Aug. 19 at 1:32 p.m. - A neighborhood in the Seven Mile area has come together, worked closely with SPD, and has successfully closed a chronic nuisance house.

24th Annual Cops n’ Kids Car Show is this Saturday

Aug. 16 at 5:25 p.m. - The Annual Cops n’ Kids Car Show is this Saturday, Aug. 20th, from 7 pm-11 pm at Riverside and Washington in downtown Spokane.

End of the Year PAL BBQ this Thursday

Aug. 16 at 3:43 p.m. - PAL players and their families are invited to join our end of summer BBQ celebration this Thursday, August 18, from 11:30am- 2:30pm at Liberty Park

#SpokaneStrong Neighborhood Safety Outreach Campaign Launches

Aug. 9 at 4:12 p.m. - The City of Spokane is partnering with Spokane C.O.P.S. to launch the #SpokaneStrong Neighborhood Safety outreach campaign.

Officers Make Quick Arrest in Stabbing with Help from Alert Citizens

Aug. 7 at 11:08 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers arrested a suspect in a stabbing less than 10 minutes after the crime was reported this evening.

Spokane Police Investigating Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash

Aug. 6 at 3:10 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash in the 500 block of S. Browne St.

Patrol Makes Quick Arrest in Robbery with Help from Alert Citizens

Aug. 5 at 7:21 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol Officers arrested a suspect in a robbery less than an hour after the crime was reported this morning.

NEW Level II Citizen's Academy Offered this Fall

Aug. 4 at 5:14 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is excited to announce that a BRAND NEW Level II version of the Citizen’s Academy will start October 13th, 2016.

July

Major Crimes Investigating Homicide in Northeast Spokane

July 31 at 1:16 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a homicide in northeast Spokane.

Major Crimes & Safe Streets Task Force Investigate Shooting on W Sharp

July 30 at 8:12 a.m. - MCU is working w/Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force to investigate a shooting that occurred this morning in the 2100 bock of west Sharp.

Major Crimes Investigating Homicide o West Maxwell

July 30 at 7:17 a.m. - SPD Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning in the 1300 block of west Maxwell.

UPDATE: Major Crimes Investigating Homicide on Spokane's South Hill

July 27 at 8:42 a.m. - Detectives are investigating a homicide on Spokane’s South Hill. The victim in last night’s shooting succumbed to his wounds at an area hospital.

Upriver to Open Shortly; Collision Investigators Process Crash Scene

July 26 at 7 p.m. - Drivers are being asked to use an alternate route for the next 20 minutes or so as investigators process the scene of a crash at Upriver and Haven.

Coffee with a Cop Event this Thursday

July 25 at 3:59 p.m. - SPD's next Coffee w/a Cop event is this Thurs., July 28th, from 8-10:00a at McDonald’s, 3416 N. Market. All community members are invited to attend.

Emergency and Crisis Responders to Discuss How Trauma Affects Them

July 22 at 12:06 p.m. - Trauma and its effects on police, firefighters and mental health professionals is the subject of a two-day conference in Spokane next week.

Eluding Suspect to be Charged After Crash at Trent/Helena

July 20 at 7:13 p.m. - Spokane Police will be charging a female with several felonies after a brief traffic pursuit this afternoon.

Man Safely Taken Into Custody after Standoff

July 19 at 1:59 p.m. - Spokane Police took a man into custody after a standoff that lasted several hours yesterday. Mark Cebriak was booked into jail on 4 separate charges.

SPD Investigating Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash at 5200 N. Division

July 12 at 2:09 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a vehicle vs pedestrian crash in the 5200 block of N. Division St.

Spokane Police Investigate Hit and Run on W. Garland Ave.

July 11 at 8:09 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash in the 1400 block of W Garland Ave.

UPDATE: SPD Arrests Suspect Who Robbed Elderly Man

July 7 at 10:26 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers, following up on tips from the public, arrested Maressa A Morris (22) for 1st Degree Robbery and 2nd Degree Assault yesterday.

UPDATE: Suspect in Violent Assault Receives over 9 year Sentence

July 6 at 12:47 p.m. - Adrian Washington has received a 112 month sentence after pleading guilty to 1st Burglary, 2nd Assault, and 1st Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Spokane Police Kick Off Police Activities League This Week

July 6 at 11:18 a.m. - The 2016 edition of Spokane Police Activities League (PAL) is underway. Sessions began next yesterday at local parks & run through August.

June

SPD Asks for Help ID'ing Suspect Who Robbed Elderly Man

June 28 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public's help to identify a robbery suspect from an incident that occurred in downtown Spokane on June 15th.

Witness/Victim Descriptions of Robbery Susp. Help Lead to Quick Arrest

June 27 at 11:56 a.m. - Both witness and victim descriptions of a robbery suspect help lead to his swift arrest last night.

UPDATE: Robbery Suspects Id's Thanks to Citizen Tip

June 24 at 8:59 p.m. - Thanks to an alert citizen, Spokane Police arrested three robbery suspects less than 24 hours after the incident.

SPD asking for Help Identifying Robbery Suspects

June 24 at 9:51 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public's help to identify three robbery suspects from an incident that occurred late last night in north Spokane

Arrest Made in North Spokane Stabbing

June 23 at 8:30 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department have arrested a man after a stabbing incident in the area of N Division and W Rockwell Ave.

SIRR Update to Holyk Case

June 23 at 3:33 p.m. - SIRR wouldn't typically be sending out another release, but in this case, felt it necessary to provide notification this case is being reopened.

Everyone is a Pedestrian!

June 23 at 8:34 a.m. - Hoopfest activities mean lots of pedestrians downtown. Most pedestrian crashes occur in clear weather, between 3-9p w/ a pedestrian in the road.

SPD Investigating Home Invasion in East Central Spokane

June 22 at 4:01 p.m. - SPD is investigating a home invasion robbery in the 300 block of S Haven St. One victim suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the hand.

SPD And SFD Want To Remind Hoopfest Fans To Have Fun And Stay Safe

June 22 at 10:29 a.m. - The Spokane Police And Fire Departments Want To Remind Hoopfest Fans To Have Fun And Also Stay Safe

SPD Asking for Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

June 21 at 9:41 p.m. - SPD is investigating a robbery from today that happened near 200 S Washington. The suspect fled in a red GMC full size pickup truck with a canopy.

UPDATE: SPD Investigating Fatal Incident in North Spokane

June 21 at 2:02 p.m. - SPD continues to investigate an incident in north Spokane last night where a male was found injured in the road. He died at the scene.

SPD Investigating Fatal Incident in North Spokane

June 20 at 7:46 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit (MCU) investigating fatal incident at 1600 block of east Columbia Ave.

The Next Public Compstat is This Thursday, 6pm, at ECCC

June 20 at 2:11 p.m. - Our next Public Compstat is this Thursday, June 23rd, 6:00pm at East Central Community Center.

SWAT situation on South Hill ends with suspect in custody

June 20 at 4:52 a.m. - The situation was reportedly between a male and female, and a firearm was said to be involved.

Spokane Police officers arrest Idaho Murder suspect

June 19 at 7:30 p.m. - On Saturday, Spokane Police officers assisted Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies with locating a reckless driver in the area of Freya and Upriver.

Spokane Police Investigating Body found in the Spokane River

June 19 at 4:52 p.m. - On Sunday, Spokane Police officers responded to a report of a deceased person in the Spokane River south of Mission Park.

Fatality Collision at Wellesley/Whitehouse

June 15 at 5:15 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatality collision today involving a bicycle at Wellesley/Whitehouse

SPD Looking for Witnesses to Downtown Assault (16-211571)

June 14 at 2:55 p.m. - SPD Detectives are investigating a downtown assault that occurred early Sunday morning. The victim remains in the hospital in intensive care.

Update: June 1 Robbery at Banner Bank on W. 3rd Avenue (16-196687)

June 13 at 10:50 a.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit are releasing photos of the suspect in the June 1st Banner Bank robbery. (see photos on our Facebook page)

SPD Investigating Bank Robbery at Alaska USA Credit Union

June 10 at 1:29 p.m. - SPD is investigating the robbery of the Alaska USA Credit Union inside the Safeway located at 933 E. Mission Ave.

UPDATE: Semi-truck/Pedestrian Incident Downtown

June 9 at 4:39 p.m. - Early indications are that the pedestrian fell off of the semi-truck after the driver had stopped to allow him to cross the street.

Semi-truck vs. pedestrian collision in Downtown Spokane

June 9 at 2:47 a.m. - Thursday morning, SPD responded to a pedestrian collision near the intersection of Main and Browne.

Detectives from the Safe Streets Arrest Suspect in Violent Assault

June 8 at 12:05 p.m. - Detectives working in the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force arrested Adrian A. Washington (36) on a violent assault last Thursday night.

Suspect Arrested After Drive-By Shooting in East Central

June 8 at 10:01 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers arrested John P. Luna (30) for Drive-By Shooting and 1st Degree Assault last night after an incident in East Central.

Citizen Call Leads to Multiple Arrests & Stolen Vehicle Recovery

June 6 at 1:11 p.m. - Citizen Call about People in Park Leads to Multiple Arrests & Stolen Vehicle Recovery

Man rescued by SPD from Thor/I90 Overpass

June 4 at 10:30 p.m. - Man rescued by SPD from Thor/I90 Overpass

Neighborhood Works with SPD to Shut Down Problem House

June 2 at 1:08 p.m. - A neighborhood in the Shadle Park area has come together, worked closely with SPD, and has successfully closed a chronic problem house.

Police Ask Public to Help ID Suspect(s) in Burglaries

June 2 at 7:40 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is looking to the public to help identify a suspect or suspects in two separate burglaries at the same business.

Spokane Police Investigating Bank Robbery Downtown

June 1 at 5:11 p.m. - SPD is investigating a robbery at Banner Bank downtown. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

May

Driver Arrested for Multiple Charges after 2 Crashes in North Spokane

May 31 at 8:43 p.m. - Driver arrested for vehicular assault and multiple other charges after two collisions in North Spokane.

Coffee with a Cop this Thursday

May 31 at 2:50 p.m. - SPD's next Coffee w/a Cop is at McDonald’s this Thursday, June 2nd, from 8-10:00am, at 9305 N. Newport Hwy. Everyone is invited!

Police Respond to Report of Shots Fired at Columbus and Montgomery

May 29 at 7:22 p.m. - A citizen reported that a woman stood on the front steps of her house and fired two shots with a handgun.

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Robbery

May 29 at 11:37 a.m. - On 5/28/16 around 2:00 p.m., Spokane Police responded to an attempted robbery at the 76 station at 8624 N. Nevada.

SPD Request Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

May 27 at 10:42 p.m. - Michael L. Madison, who has dementia, left his residence on the 800 block of W. Sinto Ave. Friday and has not been seen since.

SPD Investigating Bank Robbery Near Northtown

May 26 at 7:04 p.m. - SPD Investigating Bank Robbery Near Northtown

Follow Up by PACT Team Leads to Arrest in Package Thefts

May 26 at 3:52 p.m. - Follow Up by PACT Team Leads to Arrest in Package Thefts

Selection committee formed for chief search

May 25 at 3:35 p.m. - Mayor Condon has named a selection committee to work with the executive recruiting firm to narrow the list of 31 candidates.

SPD Seeking Public's Help to ID Package Thieves

May 24 at 3:28 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is looking to the public to help identify two suspects in a package theft.

Spokane Police Investigating Body Found in River

May 20 at 4:33 p.m. - SPD is investigating the discovery of a body near the 1700 block of north River Vista.Once on scene, officers located a deceased female.

Safety Tips for Torchlight Parade

May 20 at 9:33 a.m. - City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.

Spokane Police Officer Craig Hamilton Honored at Lilac Luncheon

May 20 at 9:07 a.m. - Spokane Police Officer Craig Hamilton was recognized as one of the Civic Persons of the Year by the Spokane Lilac Association.

Officer Released from Hospital;WSP Looking for Reckless Drivers

May 19 at 8:37 p.m. - Motor Officer Released from Hospital; Investigators Looking for Reckless Driving Suspects

Spokane Police Investigate Occupied Residential Burglary

May 18 at 2:16 p.m. - Spokane PD arrested a burglary suspect after he attempted to break into a residence and was detained by the homeowner until Police arrived.

Old Scam Recirculating Using New Information

May 16 at 3:29 p.m. - SPD is receiving reports of a scam involving money owed to SPD. Victims receive a call saying they have to pay money to keep from going to jail.

Spokane Police Investigate Serious Auto/Pedestrian Collision

May 16 at 2:02 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a serious vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that occurred this morning on Monroe near Carlisle.

Rite Aid robbed in north Spokane

May 13 at 7:06 a.m. - The suspect entered the business and demanded medications and fled on foot.

Spokane Police Ask for Help Locating Missing Child

May 12 at 5:19 p.m. - Spokane Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing child. Andrew Shatz (14) cognitively functions at approximately ten years of age.

Suspect Arrested after Stabbing Downtown

May 12 at 8:54 a.m. - A victim was taken to an area hospital after a stabbing on S Browne St near Pacific Ave. Michael R. Anderson (53) was arrested for 1st Assault.

SPD Releases Names of Officers Involved in 5/2/16 Shooting on Sunset

May 11 at 5:29 p.m. - The involved officers have a combined 10 years of experience as officers with SPD and other agencies.

SPD Releasing Names of Officers Involved in OIS from May 1st

May 10 at 2:12 p.m. - SPD is releasing the names of the officers involved in the May 1 incident involving a male armed with a machete in the 00 block of west Main.

Next Public Compstat Meeting is May 12th

May 10 at 11:57 a.m. - The SPD leadership team meets monthly to discuss the latest crime trends, significant arrests and investigations.

Spokane police chief job drawing interest

May 9 at 2:47 p.m. - The executive recruiting firm will begin reviewing police chief applications next week.

Spokane Police Request Public's Help in Locating Missing Adult

May 7 at 3:53 p.m. - Larry A Harrison, 72, left Deaconess Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and was walking to Maplewood Gardens, 1100 N Superior.

SPD Releasing Names of Officers Involved in April 28 OIS

May 5 at 3:11 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the April 28, 2016 OIS incident.

Kiera Inman Found in Ohio; Zachary Jones is in Custody

May 4 at 9:59 a.m. - Kiera Inman, the subject of recent Amber Alert out of the Spokane Police Department, was found this morning, just before 3:00am PST, in Ohio.

Victim in Auto Bike Crash Dies; Suspect Arrested

May 3 at 3:10 p.m. - Todd R. Bush (36) was booked last night for vehicular homicide.

Vehicle vs bicyclist on North Division

May 3 at 12:49 a.m. - One individual was transported to the hospital after a bicyclist vs. vehicle collision on Division Street Bridge.

AMBER Alert Issued for Missing Spokane Teen

May 2 at 8:21 p.m. - We're asking for the public’s help locating missing, endangered juvenile Kiera Inman (16). If you see her or know her whereabouts, please call 911.

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

May 2 at 7:36 p.m. - SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

Spokane Police Search for a Domestic Violence Suspect in Indian Trail

May 1 at 3:32 p.m. - Spokane Police are Searching for a Domestic Violence Suspect in the Indian Trail Neighborhood of North Spokane

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

May 1 at 4:49 a.m. - SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

April

Spokane Police Identify Suspect from Today’s Stabbing

April 29 at 6:16 p.m. - Spokane Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the suspect from today’s stabbing in West Spokane.

Spokane Police Investigating a Stabbing in West Spokane

April 29 at 3:06 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred in the area of W Sunset Highway and N Lindeke St.

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

April 28 at 10:32 p.m. - SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

SPD Introducing First Bloodhound to K9 Unit

April 28 at 10:30 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department K9 Unit has just added a new and very unique family member; Daisy the bloodhound!

Spokane Police Investigating a Death on the North Side

April 23 at 10:47 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating a Death on the North Side

UPDATE: Missing 9 Year Old Has Been Found

April 23 at 6:40 p.m. - UPDATE: Child has been found. He is safe with family.

SPD Requests Help Locating Missing 9yo

April 23 at 5:45 p.m. - Spokane Police are asking for the public’s help locating Bo Burns (9 years old), last seen near Oak/Pacific, 1pm. If you see Burns, call Crime Check.

Driver of Stolen Car Arrested After Ramming SPD Patrol Car

April 23 at 3:45 p.m. - SPD officers arrested Lacy Drake (27) after she rammed an SPD patrol car while driving a stolen truck Saturday morning.

Major Crimes Investigating Body Found Downtown

April 21 at 8:50 p.m. - Major Crimes is investigating the death of a male found near the railroad tracks in the area of the Intermodal Depot downtown.

Citizen Survey on Body Cameras in Spokane Produces Positive Results

April 20 at 4:25 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department releases the first set of results of a survey on the impact on citizens of the body worn camera program.

Spokane Police Investigating Homicide on the South Hill

April 19 at 9:52 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating Homicide on the South Hill

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting Downtown

April 18 at 11:33 p.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting in the 400 block of south Maple.

Spokane Police Releasing Photo of Harley McDonald

April 18 at 12:52 p.m. - Spokane Police are releasing a photo of Harley McDonald in conjunction with this weekend’s Domestic Violence incident in northeast Spokane.

Coffee with a Cop this Wednesday

April 18 at 10:25 a.m. - SPD will hold Coffee with a Cop at Wake Up Call Coffee, this Weds., April 20th, 8-10a, at 3526 E. 5th.

Spokane Police Spend Hours Looking For Armed DV Suspect

April 18 at 2:16 a.m. - Spokane Police spent several hours around a house on E. Central on a report of an armed suspect wanted for several Domestic Violence charges.

Shoplifting arrest leads to recovery of stolen handgun and drugs

April 17 at 10:39 a.m. - Loss Prevention Officers at the General Store detained Kaycee L Wayne, 27, after she was observed shoplifting

Spokane Police Investigate Shooting

April 13 at 9:56 a.m. - Spokane Police Investigate Shooting

SPD Arrests Man for Trafficking Stolen Property

April 11 at 11:20 a.m. - SPD Arrests Man for Trafficking Stolen Property, Possession of Meth, and Resisting Arrest

Standoff Ends Peacefully after Several Hours

April 9 at 4:09 p.m. - Standoff Ends Peacefully after Several Hours

Task Force Helps Arrest Triple Homicide Suspect from Montana

April 8 at 2:37 p.m. - Task Force Helps Take Triple Homicide Suspect from Montana into Custody

SPD Partners with Crimestoppers for Reward in Burglary

April 7 at 2:35 p.m. - Spokane Police Detectives are looking to the public for tips regarding a burglary and vehicle prowlings of SPD’s Property Evidence Facility.

SPD Arrest Man Wanted in Connection with Shooting from March 29th

April 7 at 1:02 p.m. - With help from WSP, SPD Arrests a Man Wanted in Connection with Shooting from March 29th

Spokane Police Investigating Crash Over Embankment Near Spokane River

April 4 at 8 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a crash Monday near Kiernan/Northwest Blvd, over the embankment down to the Spokane River; driver in critical condition.

Woman Arrested after SPD Investigates Report of Shot Fired

April 4 at 8:50 a.m. - Woman Arrested after SPD Investigates Report of Shot Fired

Spokane Police Investigating Property Facility Break-in

April 2 at 3:34 p.m. - Spokane Police Detectives are investigating a break-in last night at the Spokane Property Evidence Facility parking lot.

March

SVU Arrests Man on Felonies after Parent Finds Conversation on Tablet

March 30 at 11:10 a.m. - SVU Arrests Male on Multiple Felonies after Parent Discover Conversation on Tablet

Youth and Police Initiative (YPI) Graduation

March 29 at 3:07 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Youth and Police Initiative (YPI) will graduate the program’s 20th class tomorrow, March 30th, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Warrant Issued for Final Suspect in Sunday's Homicide

March 24 at 5:57 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives have secured a warrant for the 5th suspect in Sunday’s homicide.

Police Asking for Help Identifying Road Rage Suspect

March 24 at 4:03 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is looking to the public to help identify a suspect in road rage assault.

Three Arrested in Weekend Homicide

March 23 at 10:57 a.m. - Three Arrested in Weekend Homicide

Spokane Police Investigating a Shooting in North Central Spokane

March 21 at 1:39 a.m. - Spokane Police Investigating a Shooting in North Central Spokane

Coffee with a Cop Event Next Week

March 17 at 11:05 a.m. - SPD will hold our next Coffee w/ a Cop event in partnership with McDonald’s on Thursday, March 24th, from 8-10:00am at McDonald’s, 2211 W. Wellesley.

Next Public Compstat Meeting is March 23rd at City Hall

March 16 at 1:11 p.m. - The SPD will hold another public Compstat Meeting next Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 9:30am, in City Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Spokane Police Investigating Suspicious Death in the East Central Area

March 16 at 10:06 a.m. - Spokane Police Investigating Suspicious Death in the East Central Area

Spokane Police Arrest Reckless Driver After Collision

March 13 at 3:56 p.m. - Ricky E Grubb (31) was arrested and booked for Vehicular Assault and Hit and Run.

Spokane Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision

March 12 at 5:12 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is Investigating a Fatal Motorcycle Collision on 2nd Ave near Freya St.

Standoff in North Spokane Ends Peacefully

March 11 at 12:47 a.m. - Standoff in North Spokane Ends Peacefully

Standoff in North Spokane

March 10 at 11:56 p.m. - Standoff in North Spokane

Suspect Arrested for Felony Domestic Order Violation

March 10 at 11:14 a.m. - Suspect Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence Order Violation, 2nd Degree Assault, and 1st Degree Burglary

Spokane Police & County Sheriff Warn of Apparent Overdose Deaths

March 9 at 12:45 p.m. - Spokane Police and Spokane County Sheriff Issue Warning on Apparent Overdose Deaths

Burglar Re-Arrested less than 72 Hours after Release

March 7 at 1:01 p.m. - SPD responded to a burglary on Sunday & arrested Danielle Wozniak.She had been released from jail on a burglary charge less than 72 hours prior.

Police Ask for Help Locating Missing Teen

March 6 at 5:19 p.m. - Dartangnon Romberger (17) cognitively functions at approximately seven years of age.

Male Arrested for Unlawful Imprisonment after Hours Long Standoff

March 5 at 6:52 p.m. - Male Arrested for Unlawful Imprisonment after Hours Long Standoff

Police investigate drive-by BB gun shootings

March 4 at 2:16 p.m. - The Spokane Police Division is asking for the public’s help to solve several drive-by shootings, where the suspects are using a rapid fire BB gun.

Spokane Police officers respond to report of stabbing on W. Augusta

March 3 at 6:26 p.m. - When officers arrived they found a woman stabbed in the abdomen.

Couple Arrested After Male Assaults Officer During Traffic Stop

March 3 at 6:23 p.m. - The incident was captured on several officers’ body cameras and the store’s security cameras.

Spokane Police Looking to find Owners of Bike Parts

March 3 at 1:20 p.m. - Spokane Police Looking to find Owners of Bike Parts

Spokane Police Ask for Help Locating Missing Child

March 1 at 8 p.m. - Precious Kortness (11) has been in foster care since an incident last week.

February

SPD's Enhancing the Survival Mindset Class to be Held this Spring

Feb. 25 at 3:26 p.m. - SPD's Enhancing the Survival Mindset Self-Defense Class to be Held this Spring

Social Media Plays a Big Part in Solving Burglary

Feb. 25 at 1:09 p.m. - Spokane Police, acting on tips from social media, were able to identify and arrest Jason J. Scott (36) for 2nd Degree Burglary.

Explosives Disposal Unit Responds to Threat at Shriners

Feb. 24 at 2:33 p.m. - Explosives Disposal Unit Responds to Threat at Shriners

Missing Girls Found; Mother Booked into Jail

Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. - Missing Girls Found; Mother Booked into Jail

Spokane Police Ask for Help Locating Missing Children

Feb. 23 at 4:40 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s help locating two missing children. Princess Angle (11) and Precious Kortness (14) were last seen with their mother.

SPD Officers Arrest 4 Suspects in 4 Different Property Crime Incidents

Feb. 23 at 3:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol Officers arrested four different suspects in four different property crime incidents yesterday.

Spokane Police Investigating Serious Collision

Feb. 21 at 4:34 p.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to the intersection of Ash and Queen just after 1:00 p.m. on 02/21/16.

Vehicle Prowler Booked for 2nd Assault after Pulling Knife on Victim

Feb. 18 at 3:08 p.m. - Car prowler booked for 2nd Assault on 2/18/16 had just been released 2/14/16 after SPD booked him that day for Poss.of a Stolen Vehicle.

Police Investigate Multiple Collision Road Rage Incident Downtown

Feb. 13 at 5:46 p.m. - The first callers reported a male attacking a car. Additional callers described a road rage incident where several vehicles were struck by one driver.

Spokane Police Respond to Suspicious Bag Near Deaconess

Feb. 11 at 8:21 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the report of a suspicious bag hanging off a walkway over Lincoln St. between 4th and 5th near Deaconess Hospital.

Police Looking for Help Identifying Lewd Suspect

Feb. 11 at 4:34 p.m. - SPD is looking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in a series of reported lewd acts where an adult male has been exposing himself to children

Multiple Agencies Come Together to Kick off TACT Enforcement

Feb. 11 at 1:24 p.m. - Multiple Agencies Come Together to Kick off TACT Enforcement

Man Released from Geiger on 2/8 Booked again on 2/10

Feb. 11 at 12:37 p.m. - Man Released from Geiger on 2/8 Booked again on 2/10

SPD to Hold First Public Compstat Meeting

Feb. 10 at 8:52 a.m. - SPD will hold its first ever public Compstat Meeting next Wednesday, Feb, 17th, 2016 at 9:30am, at the Fire Training Center, 1618 N. Rebecca.

Driver Booked for Vehicular Assault after Crash with Pedestrian

Feb. 8 at 12:42 p.m. - Driver Booked for Vehicular Assault after Crash with Pedestrian

Dobrow retiring, McDevitt to lead police division

Feb. 5 at 1:15 p.m. - Interim Chief Rick Dobrow is retiring after 33 years in law enforcement. Former US Attorney Jim McDevitt to be law enforcement director during search.

Two Suspects given away by their Footprints in the Snow

Feb. 4 at 1:11 p.m. - Patrol Officers from SPD tracked footprints in the fresh snow early this morning to make quick arrests in two different property crimes cases.

SPD Officers Save Suicidal Subject on the South Hill

Feb. 3 at 7:10 p.m. - The male’s mother called 911 and said her son was armed with a knife and was going to kill himself.

Patrol Officer Catches Repeat Offender with 6 Warrants

Feb. 3 at 1:10 p.m. - Patrol Officer Catches Repeat Offender with 6 Warrants

Coffee with a Cop Event Next Week

Feb. 2 at 12:15 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold its next Coffee with a Cop event on Feb. 11, from 8-10 a.m. at McDonald’s, 4436 N. Division.

January

Major Crimes Investigating Shooting Death on North Side

Jan. 30 at 11:55 p.m. - Major Crimes Investigating Shooting Death on North Side

Son of Missing Woman Arrested

Jan. 30 at 5:29 p.m. - Son of Missing Woman Arrested

Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Woman

Jan. 30 at 2:56 p.m. - Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Woman

Local Speed Emphasis Patrols on Feb. 5th

Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m. - Local Speed Emphasis Patrols on Feb. 5th

Spokane Police Arrest Robbery Suspect Early this Morning

Jan. 27 at 9:37 a.m. - Spokane Police Arrest Robbery Suspect Early this Morning

Major Crime Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death

Jan. 26 at 11:22 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found along the banks of the Spokane River just west of the Monroe Street Bridge.

Spokane Police Searching for Missing Man

Jan. 25 at 4:52 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing adult male.

Major Crime Investigators asking for the Public's Help

Jan. 21 at 5:11 p.m. - Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying people and vehicles of interest from the homicide that occurred on Jan. 18.

Help SPD Locate Missing Children

Jan. 19 at 10:06 p.m. - Spokane Police are looking for two missing children.

SPD Announces Updates to Use of Force Policy

Jan. 18 at 5:14 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is pleased to announce recommendation 6.5 from the DOJ has been completed.

SPD Officers Arrest Stabbing Suspect within Minutes

Jan. 14 at 1:08 p.m. - Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Goodwill Outlet store in the 1400 block of east Front.



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