Police Department News Releases for March 2020

March 31

SPD's Mission Emphasis Patrol Leads To Two Arrests

2:45 p.m. - Two men have been arrested for burglaries as a result of the Spokane Police Department’s Mission Emphasis Patrols.

SPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle

2:39 p.m. - Spokane Police find stolen truck and three dirt bikes at local nuisance house less than an hour after they were reported missing.

March 30

SPD Makes Burglary Arrest

6:36 p.m. - Downtown Precinct Officers make arrest in burglary from a low income housing complex.

March 27

Homicide Investigation

7:16 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a March 25 homicide.

Man Arrested With Realistic BB Gun

7:09 p.m. - A 19 year old male was arrested for intentionally shooting and shattering several windows at Garry Middle School.

March 26

Cold Case Solved

7:52 p.m. - Spokane Police Department solves 35 years old murder with the help of genetic genealogy.

Spokane Man with Extensive Criminal History Back In Jail

7:49 p.m. - A Spokane man with an extensive local criminal history is back in jail after committing an assault three days after being released from jail.

SPD PAC Working To Catch Repeat Offender

7:44 p.m. - PAC team working to catch a longtime Spokane repeat offender.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

7:38 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Domestic Violence Unit is asking for your help in locating two adults and their children.

March 25

Officer Involved Collision

3:21 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer was injured this morning when a driver ran a stop sign and collided with his patrol car.

K9 Capture

3:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers and a Spokane Police K9 catch a potential robbery suspect with help from some alert citizens.

March 23

Stay At Home Order

6:35 p.m. - Spokane Police's primary role in supporting the governor’s stay at home order (covid-19) is to help educate the community about how to comply.

Officers Respond To Theft at North Town Mall

3:08 p.m. - Officers responded to North Town Mall for a theft. The suspect ripped a cell phone out of another customers hand and then took off running.

March 22

Mission Possible

12:16 p.m. - Spokane Police Department adopts mission focused crime fighting with strong initial results.

March 19

Officers Responded To a Report of a Woman Waving a Gun

7:38 p.m. - The female was arrested for the violent felony crime of attempt to elude (3 separate cases), threats to kill, and various misdemeanors.

March 18

Shooting Sends Three to the Hospital

7:50 p.m. - A shooting in northeast Spokane sends three to area hospitals, two for gunshot wounds and one for being struck by a vehicle.

Significant Sentence for Two Spokane Defendants

3:14 p.m. - Two Men were recently given significant sentences after an incident where they shot multiple rounds at an occupied home.

SPD Investigating an Occupied Burglary

3:11 p.m. - An occupied burglary occurred in northwest Spokane. The homeowner fired rounds at the suspects as they fled in a vehicle.

March 17

Missing Juvenile

2:48 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a missing Juvenile.

March 13

DV Unit Asking for Public's Help

12:33 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating Charles Washington.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

12:31 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating Brian Suominen.

SPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle

12:29 p.m. - SPD recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a suspect who had been driving it. He was eventually booked into jail on numerous charges and a warrant.

March 12

Missing 11 Year Old Juvenile

2:40 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child from the Chief Garry Neighborhood.

March 8

SPD Arrests Arson and Vehicle Vehicle Theft Suspect

10:19 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest Arson and Vehicle Theft suspect after she set fire to her apartment and later crashed a stolen vehicle.

March 5

Freya Street and Upriver Drive Crash

4:25 p.m. - A serious crash at Freya and Upriver Drive sent three people to the hospital. The driver of one of the vehicle’s was later arrested for DUI.

March 3

Spokane Police Asking for help Locating a Missing Child

5:24 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child from northwest Spokane.

SPD Responds To Two Fatal Collisions

5:20 p.m. - SPD responded to, and is investigating; two separate collisions between midnight and 4:30 AM, each collision resulted in a fatality.

SPD Arrest Two Men Driving Stolen BMW

5:18 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested two men who were driving a stolen BMW in the Lidgerwood neighborhood.

March 2

Two Charged With 2nd Degree Murder from Rodeway Inn Investigation

4:43 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit and SPD officers have two people in custody for 2nd degree murder related to the death investigation at the Rodeway Inn.



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