Police Department News Releases for January 2017

Jan. 30

Homicide Suspect from Incident on Crown Arrested

12:07 p.m. - Monday morning Spokane Police Patrol officers took homicide suspect into custody.

Jan. 27

SPD Locates Man Who Attempted to Carjack Three Separate Individuals

3:31 p.m. - Spokane Police successfully located a four time convicted felon, after he attempted to carjack three separate individuals.

UPDATE: Standoff in East Spokane

9:26 a.m. - After over 8 hours, a standoff situation in east Spokane has now ended. The Spokane Police Department has taken Benjamin P Ellis (30) into custody.

Standoff in East Spokane

2:32 a.m. - SPD is dealing with a standoff situation in east Spokane. Crestline is closed from Boone to Broadway and Cataldo is closed from Stone to Napa.

Jan. 24

Repeat Offender Arrested by PACT Team

1:17 p.m. - The Spokane Police PACT team arrested a twelve time convicted felon who Attempted to Elude Officers, and crashed into a truck and an STA Bus.

Major Crimes Investigating Suspicious Death on North Side

9:58 a.m. - MCU is investigating a death in the 500 block of E. Crown. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

MCU Investigates Shooting in Browne's Addition

8:41 a.m. - Major Crimes Investigators have made an arrest in the shooting that sent one victim to an area hospital early this morning.

Jan. 21

Officer Pulls Woman from Burning Car

5:38 p.m. - An SPD Officer saved a woman by pulling her from her burning car on the north side. When the officer arrived on scene, the car was filled with smoke.

Jan. 20

Traffic detour on south side during Friday’s evening commute

3:58 p.m. - A large semi exceeding height restrictions is currently lodged under the railroad trestle on Stevens st. in downtown Spokane.

Jan. 19

SPD Releases the Name of the Officer Involved in Sunday's OIS Incident

3 p.m. - Update on Sunday, January 15, 2017 officer involved shooting.

Jan. 15

Spokane Police Investigate Stabbing

8:01 p.m. - SPD is investigating a stabbing which occurred in the 1800 block of W. Boone Ave. The suspect called in after stabbing his roommate with a knife.

SIRR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

8:45 a.m. - A Spokane Police officer was involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (O.I.S.) tonight. One officer fired his service weapon striking the subject.

Jan. 14

Water Main Break @ Freya/Congress Causing Issues for South Traffic

3:21 a.m. - A water main break near Freya and Congress on the South Hill is causing significant traffic issues this morning. Freya hill is currently closed.

Jan. 13

Spokane Police Investigating Attempted Robbery

9:23 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating an attempted robbery of the Jo-Ann Fabrics located at 2801 E. 29th Ave

Jan. 12

SPD Searching for a Wanted Person

12:31 p.m. - SPD is actively searching for 24 year old Kevin W. Kiowski.

Jan. 11

SPD Arrest Suspect in E. Sprague and 7th/Thierman Rd. Shootings

3:46 p.m. - SPD will be holding a press conference on Thursday to explain the details.

Jan. 10

Ordinance leads to a safer downtown Spokane

10:03 a.m. - An ordinance passed in 2014 as a response to large groups of individuals loitering in downtown has led to positive outcomes for downtown safety.

Jan. 9

Spokane Police Investigating Assault on E. Sprague Avenue

10:10 a.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating an assault that occurred in the 1300 block of E. Sprague.

Northpoint Plaza, US Bank Robbery Update

9:13 a.m. - SPD has taken suspects into custody for the US Bank robbery which occurred on Wednesday, January 4.

Jan. 5

Spokane Police Investigating Great Harvest Bread Robbery

8:22 a.m. - SPD is investigating the Wednesday, January 4 robbery of the Great Harvest Bread on the South Hill.

Jan. 4

Spokane Police Investigating Northpoint Plaza, US Bank Robbery

1:59 p.m. - SPD is investigating a robbery of the US Bank at Northpoint Plaza.

Jan. 3

Spokane Police Responds to Two Separate Bank Robberies

2:43 p.m. - SPD responds to two separate bank robberies within minutes of each other in north Spokane.



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Media Relations Contact

Officer John O'Brien
509.835.4568
jobrien@spokanepolice.org