Police Department News Releases for July 2020

July 31

Two Separate DV Calls End without Incident with De-Escalation Efforts

4:26 p.m. - Two Domestic Violence (DV) calls successfully de-escalated, one with use of Bear Cat, one with K9

Three DUI Crashes (One Fatality) and Two Additional DUI Arrests

12:15 p.m. - In less than 7 hours on Tuesday, SPD responded to an unusually large number of DUI related crashes and incidents, one of them resulting in a fatality.

Armed Robbery at a North Division Business

9:17 a.m. - Spokane Police respond to an Armed Robbery at a North Division Business after an employee was held at gunpoint by two men.

ATM Robbery

9:15 a.m. - Wed. night a female had gotten money from an ATM on the south hill. Moments later she was approached by 2 subjects who had a gun & demanded her money.

July 29

Officer Assaulted; Suspect Arrested After Hours Long Standoff

11:25 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer who responded to a residence on the report of Domestic Violence and was assaulted as he attempted to detain the suspect.

Where the Buffalo Roam

1:54 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to reports of bison roaming South Hill.

Spokane Police Activities League

8:57 a.m. - PAL is up and running an eighth straight season!

July 27

Crime Spree

3:30 p.m. - Shoplifting suspect so prevalent that employees knew him by name arrested after an almost two month long theft spree.

July 23

Missing Vulnerable Adult

3:10 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing/vulnerable adult.

July 21

Man Is Shot During an Argument Downtown

4:28 p.m. - Victim transported with non-life threatening injuries after altercation downtown ended in gunfire.

July 17

SPD Investigates Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash in South Spokane

3:58 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a vehicle vs pedestrian crash on S Southeast Blvd., near E 25th Ave.

July 16

Car Prowler Pulls a Knife

3:25 p.m. - Car prowling suspect assaults witness with knife and flees before being arrested.

July 15

SPD Arrests Domestic Violence after Standoff on Roof

4:48 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Domestic Violence suspect after a standoff on the roof of a building in the 800 block of W Riverside Ave.

A Self-Inflicted Gunshot Sends a Convicted Felon to Jail

4:45 p.m. - SPD Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the area of 3900 N. Stone Street.

Repeat Vehicle Thief Arrested Again

4:42 p.m. - Repeat car thief arrested again, for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

July 14

Public Service Announcement

4:23 p.m. - Beware of another scam that has surfaced in Spokane.

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project

1:57 p.m. - The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project Committee has decided to postpone this year’s memorial service to May 2021.

Downtown Precinct Officers Arrest a Man for 1st Degree Burglary

1:42 p.m. - Methamphetamine, a pulled fire alarm, and stolen clothing ends in the arrest of a man for 1st degree Burglary.

July 9

East Central Shooting Sends One Main to the Hospital

12:12 p.m. - A shooting in East Central sends one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound. The shooter has not been located.

SPD Officer Charged In Car Accident

10:32 a.m. - SPD Officer charged in an injury collision, to appear in court next week.

July 8

Spokane Police Chief Named President of WASPC

4:57 p.m. - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl named President of statewide law enforcement organization

Major Crimes Detectives Are Looking For Assistance from the Community

1:15 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives are looking for assistance from the community in their shooting investigation that occurred on July 3, 2020.

Convicted Felon Steals Purse from Elderly Woman

12:48 p.m. - A convicted felon victimizes an octogenarian while she was loading groceries into her car.

July 6

North Spokane Crash

8:16 a.m. - Driver was taken into custody for vehicular assault. Two juveniles were taken to a local hospital for their injuries.

July 3

Woman arrested for Robbery from Northtown Mall.

1:27 a.m. - Woman arrested after she shoplifted from Buckle at Northtown Mall and assaulted employees with pepper spray.

July 1

Spokane Police Recover Stolen Bike worth an Estimated $6,000

9:45 a.m. - Spokane Police recover stolen mountain bike worth an estimated $6,000 after short pursuit through Mission Park area.

Chief Meidl's Letter to the Community

9:42 a.m. - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl's letter to the community.



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