Police Department News Releases for December 2018

Dec. 26

SPD Investigates Assault near Boone/Ash

10:29 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating an assault which occurred near W Boone Ave. / N Ash St.

Dec. 25

Fatal train vs pedestrian collision in Southwest Spokane

9:33 p.m. - On 12-25-18 at about 7:30PM, a Union Pacific Train collided with a person on the tracks near W 3rd Ave and Sunset Blvd. The victim did not survive.

Dec. 21

Public's assistance requested locating missing 14-year-old

9:23 p.m. - Charlyse Ward was last seen on 12-21-18 at noon near 6900 E 4th Ave. Ward has cognitive attributes which heighten the risk to her personal safety.

Dec. 19

Armed Robbery at Mobil Station, 17th/Ray

11:44 p.m. - SPD is investigating an armed robbery that occurred this evening at the Mobil gas station at 17/Ray. The suspect displayed a knife and fled on foot.

Domestic Violence Stabbing Arrest

11:44 a.m. - SPD Officers arrested Heather M. Fourstar for Assault 2nd degree domestic violence. Fourstar stabbed her boyfriend in a residence near Sinto and Ruby.

SPD Investigating Early Morning Auto/Pedestrian Collision

11:41 a.m. - SPD Traffic Officers investigate auto/pedestrian collision on Ash at Montgomery. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

SPD Threat Arrest

11:38 a.m. - SPD officers investigated a call about a male who was chasing people with a knife. Officers were able to locate the male and take him into custody.

Dec. 17

SPD investigating DV stabbing incident in Garland District

4:34 a.m. - An adult female victim has died as a result of her injuries

Dec. 10

East Central home damaged by fire

3:15 p.m. - On Saturday, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1800 block of E. Bridgeport St. around 2 p.m. upon the report of a structure fire.

Four time convicted felon arrested with two firearms and heroin.

2:23 p.m. - Four time convicted felon arrested with two firearms and heroin after a short foot chase and standoff.

City Hall Campers Asked To Relocate To Warming Shelters

8:20 a.m. - Officers ask those camping at City Hall, in violation of the SMC regarding unauthorized camping on public property, to relocate to warming shelters.

Dec. 7

SPD Package Theft Arrest

10:57 p.m. - SPD officers responded to the North Central neighborhood for a male who had been caught stealing a package off the front porch of a residence.

Dec. 6

Freya/Sprague collision likely to snarl morning commute.

4:34 a.m. - SPD is currently on scene investigating a two-vehicle collision at Sprague Ave and Freya St in East Spokane.

Dec. 3

SPD has some helpful tips to help keep your property safe this winter.

7:13 p.m. - Spokane Police have some helpful tips to help keep your property safe this winter.

DV Suspect Safely Taken into Custody after Pointing Firearm at Officer

9:19 a.m. - Officers at a DV call last night, safely took Fred Ballestero (28) into custody after he retrieved a firearm from a closet and pointed at officers.

Dec. 1

Suspect Arrested in Serious Hit and Run Collision

10:56 p.m. - Major Crimes Investigators have arrested a male in connection to a serious injury hit & run collision that happened downtown early Thursday morning.

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