Police Department News Releases for December 2020

Dec. 31

Two Thieves Arrested for Stealing Presents Two Christmases in a Row

4:26 p.m. - On December 24 around 1:30PM SPD received a call reporting that their neighbor had just had a package stolen off of their porch.

SPD 2020 Highlights

12:13 p.m. - Even amidst a year of COVID and national civil unrest, SPD had many bright spots in 2020.

Dec. 30

Two Spokane shootings in an 8 hour time frame

10:41 a.m. - Two shootings in an eight hour time frame leave two juveniles with minor injuries in one incident and property damage in the other.

An East Central shooting becomes another Spokane homicide

10:33 a.m. - On December 27, 2020, around 6 a.m., SPD officers were sent to a report of a shooting in the area of Madelia Street and 1st Avenue.

Dec. 24

SPD Requesting Help in Finding Stolen Car and Dog

2:04 p.m. - (Updated - Found) The Spokane Police Department is asking for the community’s help in locating and reuniting Copper with the family.

Dec. 23

Officer Mishap Thwarted

11:20 a.m. - Christmas tragedy averted when Officers step in to help after Officer Scrooge inadvertently breaks porcelain Santa.

Dec. 21

Shooting At NorthTown Mall

4:58 p.m. - A fight at the NorthTown Mall between two brothers ends in gun fire.

Tip Leads To Multiple Felony Arrests

3:23 p.m. - Thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen, SPD arrests felon suspect after he flees from routine traffic stop. Officers find firearms in the vehicle.

Spokane Police Help a Worried Minnesota Family Find Their Son

3:22 p.m. - Spokane Police help a worried Minnesota family find their son who hopped a train to Portland, via Spokane, to meet someone he met online.

House Fire

3:20 p.m. - SPD arrested and booked a juvenile male for causing a house fire.

Dec. 16

Shooting Suspect Taken Into Custody without Incident

11:20 a.m. - Shooting suspect taken into custody without incident by SPD Police Anti-Crime Team

Dec. 15

Credit Union Evacuated While SPD Officers Engage an Agitated Man

5:15 p.m. - A credit union was evacuated while Spokane Police officers engage an agitated man, armed with a knife that made threatening statements.

Arson Arrest

2:07 p.m. - A man was arrested after starting a car fire in a parking lot on the Public Safety building campus. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Spokane Police Department Swears In Officers

9:11 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department swears in 4 new police officers Monday afternoon.

Dec. 14

Early Morning Browne's Addition Shooting

2:56 p.m. - An early morning Browne’s Addition shooting results in one man deceased and another in the hospital.

Dec. 11

SPD Arrests DV Burglary Suspect for Second Time This Week

5:17 p.m. - Suspect arrested for Residential Burglary and Domestic Violence Order violations after short standoff for the second time this week.

Convicted Felon Commits More Felonies While Out On Bond

4:33 p.m. - A convicted felon is charged with numerous felonies again, after his involvement in a third and separate crime in less than two months.

Dec. 10

Drug OD Leads to Malicious Mischief Arrest

12:02 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to a report of a bloody, naked, impaired man destroying the laundry facility at Father Bach Haven downtown.

SPD Arrests Three Young Adults after Early Morning Robbery

11:57 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers arrested three young adults after they lured an acquaintance into a residence where they beat and robbed the victim.

Bomb Threat at the Teamsters Building

9:12 a.m. - On the morning of Dec. 9, an employee inside the Teamsters building called 911 to report that a male was inside the building claiming he had a bomb.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle dies in Downtown Spokane

12:21 a.m. - One person was arrested for vehicular homicide following the collision.

Dec. 9

Tow Truck Driver Assaulted During Repossession

2:57 p.m. - A tow truck driver was assaulted and his truck damaged when repossessing a truck.

Behavior Health Unit Data Shows Continued Success

10:34 a.m. - WASPC Co-Deployed team data for November 2020 shows continued success in diverting people in crisis from jails and hospitals.

Dec. 3

Arrest Made In Planned Parenthood Bomb Threat

4:41 p.m. - Man arrested for making a bomb threat to Planned Parenthood.

SPD Sergeant Shot In the Face with a Paintball

4:37 p.m. - A Spokane Police Detective Sergeant is shot in the face with a paintball gun and a real firearm is recovered from his assailant as well as heroin.

Dec. 2

Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested

3:57 p.m. - Domestic Violence suspect exits apartment after a brief standoff and is taken into custody without further incident.

Dec. 1

SPD Catches Real-Life Grinch

3:42 p.m. - SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) & Downtown Neighborhood Resource Officers (NRO) make an arrest in the “Real-Life Christmas Tree Grinch” theft case.



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