Police Department News Releases for 2021

July

Officer Brian Orchard Memorial

July 20 at 4:03 p.m. - Memorial to be dedicated to SPD officer shot and killed in the line of duty on the anniversary of his death 38 years ago

SPD Seeking Public's Help

July 15 at 1:23 p.m. - SPD is seeking assistance from the public to identify two persons of interest regarding a recent stabbing incident

Woman detained after attempted break-in, sitting on 3rd story ledge

July 14 at 2:08 a.m. - Woman safely detained after attempting to break into residence, sitting precariously on 3rd story ledge

Arrest After Employee Threatened

July 13 at 7 a.m. - SPD responds to call from an employee saying their boss was threatening to kill another employee

Flaming Gas Can Thrown at Officer during a Felony Traffic Stop

July 7 at 1:32 p.m. - Suspect arrested after throwing a lit gas can engulfed in flames toward an officer during a felony traffic stop.

Missing Child

July 6 at 5:07 p.m. - Update: Levi has been found.

SPD Reminds Community to Be Safe This Fourth of July

July 6 at 5 p.m. - SPD encourages you to take some simple steps to have a safe 4th of July

SPD Working To Help Protect Our Most Vulnerable Community Members

July 6 at 4:58 p.m. - SPD working alongside multiple city entities to protect most vulnerable community members during the heat wave.

Neighbor dispute leads to stabbing in Northeast Spokane

July 5 at 1:56 a.m. - An argument over fireworks escalated to the point where one adult male was stabbed

June

Man safely taken into custody after six hour standoff.

June 29 at 8:59 p.m. - Hostage Negotiators, SWAT, K9 and Drone assets used to safely take a wanted subject into custody for felony DV order violations.

Carjacker on the loose after crime spree spans the breadth of the City

June 29 at 7:43 p.m. - Carjacking suspect on the loose after crime spree nearly spans the breadth of the City.

Property Crime Prevention

June 24 at 3:10 p.m. - Property crimes drop when residents work with SPD and take proactive measures

SPD Arrest Following Standoff

June 24 at 3:04 p.m. - SPD arrests barricaded suspect after near four hour standoff

SPD Investigating Shooting

June 23 at 3:29 p.m. - SPD investigating early morning shooting which left one individual deceased, another critically injured

SPD Investigating Fatality Collision

June 22 at 12:57 p.m. - SPD investigating fatality collision in the area of 2300 E. Trent Avenue

Vehicular Assault

June 22 at 12:53 p.m. - Spokane Police suspect cannabis use in a serious injury collision. The driver of the suspect vehicle is charged with Vehicular Assault and DUI.

Multi Hour Standoff Concludes With Arrest of Domestic Violence Suspect

June 15 at 7:12 p.m. - Police officers respond to a no-contact order violation

SPD Tacking Increase in Violent Crime

June 14 at 5:16 p.m. - SPD tackling increase in violent crime with multiple arrests

Order Violation on 1200 E. Lacrosse Ave

June 11 at 5:02 p.m. - Officer responded to a report of a burglary call that turned into a domestic violence call near Rogers High School prompting an emergency alert

Stuffed Animal Donation to SPD for Children in Trauma

June 10 at 3:10 p.m. - Eastern State Hospital donates more than 300 stuffed animals to SPD Chaplaincy to assist children in trauma

Convicted Felon, Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested After Standoff

June 7 at 10:54 a.m. - Standoff concludes with arrest of convicted felon, domestic violence suspect

Sexual Assault Cold Case Victim Phone Line

June 7 at 10:51 a.m. - SPD provides new avenues for victims of older sexual assault cases to reach out for help in solving or resolving their cases

Suspect Arrested After Breaking into Convention Center

June 3 at 2:07 p.m. - Suspect arrested after breaking into downtown Convention Center and barricading himself in a bathroom

May

SPD seeking public's assistance regarding possible luring incident

May 30 at 9:53 p.m. - A male approached a juvenile female in Spokane's Nevawood neighborhood

Fatal collision shuts down Hwy 2

May 30 at 2:02 a.m. - Two people are deceased, and two more were transported to the hospital via ambulance

Business Owner Catches Burglar on Surveillance Footage

May 26 at 2:08 p.m. - Business owner views burglar on property via cell phone surveillance footage, SPD Officers respond and arrest 16 time felon

SPD Seeking Public's Help

May 26 at 2 p.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s help identifying arson suspect

SPD Arrests Suspect in Yesterday's Shooting At Cataldo and Madelia

May 25 at 2:57 p.m. - Suspect with multiple felony convictions arrested in DV shooting

Shooting, Assault, Collision

May 25 at 2:55 p.m. - Back to back incidents including a shooting that shut down a local school keep SPD officers running

Second Degree Robbery Arrest

May 21 at 5:25 p.m. - Alert employee of a local business calls 911 for help during an in progress Robbery

SPD Arrests Burglary Suspect

May 19 at 5:02 p.m. - SPD arrests burglary suspect responsible for multiple calls for service.

Domestic Violence Arrest

May 18 at 5:23 p.m. - SPD charges suspect with three felonies as a result of a Domestic Violence investigation

Road Rage Shooting

May 17 at 4:39 p.m. - Woman shot and killed in North Spokane after apparent road rage incident

Spokane Police Downtown Precinct Arrests

May 17 at 4:36 p.m. - DTP officers make two felony arrests solving several crimes, develop an arson suspect, and recover a stolen bike, all within a span of about an hour.

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 14 at 5:43 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

SPD currently investigating auto vs ped at Riverside and Stevens

May 12 at 5:30 p.m. - One person has been seriously injured in a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian at Riverside and Stevens.

Domestic Violence Unit Update

May 12 at 4:55 p.m. - Two recent domestic violence cases highlight the continued work of The Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Team

Argument Leads To Shooting

May 12 at 4:36 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting with a victim that took place in the 1800 block of E Marshall around 7:30 PM.

Two injured in North Spokane Shooting

May 10 at 10:01 p.m. - Over two dozen rounds were fired as multiple individuals exchanged gunfire near the intersection of Colton St and Wedgewood Ave

Domestic Violence Arrest

May 10 at 12:48 p.m. - Firearm discharged during domestic violence incident in North Spokane

Alert Citizen Helps Catch an Arsonist

May 10 at 12:45 p.m. - Alert citizens help SPD quickly arrest arsonist near TJ Meenach Bridge

Silver Alert North Spokane

May 5 at 12:10 p.m. - Mr. Mann has been located.

April

Road Racing Emphasis Patrol

April 30 at 3:19 p.m. - SPD and regional partners put the brakes on road racing in North Spokane with a driving emphasis patrol

SPD Seeking Public's Help

April 30 at 3:16 p.m. - SPD is seeking the help of the public in identifying multiple suspects responsible for defacing a downtown mural

Downtown Officers Quickly Apprehend Robbery Suspect

April 30 at 3:11 p.m. - On April 26, 2021, downtown officers were patrolling the 100 block S. Division Street, as that area is a hot spot for criminal activity.

SPD investigating Northeast Spokane shooting incident

April 30 at 3:39 a.m. - One person was seriously injured in a shooting incident near Northtown Mall

Elderly Couple Victims of Burglary and Assault

April 27 at 5:12 p.m. - Elderly couple in upper 80’s and early 90’s burglarized and assaulted by suspect in multi night crime spree.

Police Activities League Boxing

April 23 at 4:19 p.m. - Community partners help offer up a one-two punch with police and area youth

SPD Duty to Intervene Policy

April 22 at 2:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Department’s Duty to Intercede policy already includes most portions of proposed Senate Bill 5066

Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Increased Crisis Calls

April 19 at 2:27 p.m. - March crisis calls up significantly, intervention efforts making for best possible outcomes

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

April 19 at 9:09 a.m. - A Spokane Police officer was involved in an OIS incident on April 17. The officer fired his service weapons at an armed vehicle prowling suspect.

Spokane Police are asking for help finding a missing 11 year old girl.

April 16 at 6:47 p.m. - Update: The Spokane Police Department has located Janisa Collier, 11.

Man Shot During Home Invasion

April 15 at 11:22 a.m. - A man was taken to the hospital for a potentially life-threatening injury after being shot during a home invasion robbery near SFCC

Man Stabs Sibling during an Argument

April 15 at 10:47 a.m. - Two family members engaged in a domestic violence argument over alleged stolen property, one brother goes to the hospital and one goes to jail

Convicted Felon Goes On Tire Slashing Spree

April 14 at 5:20 p.m. - Convicted felon goes on tire slashing spree leaving victims with hundreds of dollars of damage to deal with

Beware Of a Phone Scam Where the Caller Claims To Be Law Enforcement

April 13 at 4:03 p.m. - Beware of a phone scam where the caller claims to be Law Enforcement and asks you to purchase gift cards and provide the card numbers to the caller.

Major Crimes Unit Investigates a Death and Serious Assault

April 12 at 4:12 p.m. - Update: Suspect in North Spokane Homicide booked for 2nd Degree Murder and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

SPD Investigating a Robbery

April 8 at 12:13 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating the robbery of a guest at a hotel in the 9600 block of North Newport Hwy.

Stolen Bikes Recovered

April 7 at 8:08 a.m. - High-end bikes stolen but quickly located by Downtown Precinct officers.

SPD Emphasis for GU Game

April 2 at 3:34 p.m. - SPD and Gonzaga University Security work together to ensure safe and lawful celebrations surrounding Saturday’s NCAA game

March

Automobile/Pedestrian Collision

March 30 at 4:18 p.m. - An automobile/pedestrian collision sent an elderly man to the hospital for a head injury.

St. Charles Church Fire Suspect

March 25 at 3:28 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a man in connection with last week’s fire at a north Spokane church

SPD Responds to Man in Crisis

March 23 at 4:21 p.m. - SPD officer calmly talks down a suicidal/delusional man and gets him the help he needs even after the man assaulted the officer

Trent DUI Crash

March 17 at 11:41 a.m. - Officers responded to a reckless driver call in the East Central neighborhood in which the driver was possibly armed.

SPD Investigating fatal collision in East Spokane

March 16 at 5:18 a.m. - One person was pronounced deceased at the scene, while another was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries

Kidnapping Scam

March 12 at 4:59 p.m. - Recently there has been an increase in “kidnapping scams” in the Spokane area. SPD wants the public to be aware of these scams and to report them.

SIIR Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

March 10 at 3:20 p.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team is investigating an Officer Involved Shooting that took place on March 7, around 7pm in Chattaroy.

DV suspect hiding in wall can’t evade arrest

March 5 at 4:19 a.m. - 11-time convicted felon is found hiding in wall after multiple-hour standoff

Spokane Police Respond To Reports of a Shooting in Browne's Addition

March 4 at 3:48 p.m. - Two reports, of a female being shot lead police to Browne’s Addition where the victim was located and transported to a hospital for treatment.

Police Strategies LLC Report on SPD Police Interaction

March 3 at 11 a.m. - Police Strategies LLC commissioned for a study on SPD relations with community around gender, age, and race.

Spokane Police are asking the public for help to find a missing 13yo

March 3 at 1:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate, Mary Cady-Kahlow, 13.

SPD Would Like the Community's Assistance Identifying a Burglar

March 1 at 2:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Department would like assistance from the community to identify a burglar.

Shooting On 1700 E. Lincoln Rd.

March 1 at 8:43 a.m. - Officers responded to a shooting call in North Spokane. No victims were shot but suffered injuries to their faces from being pistol whipped.

February

Man Arrested After Assaulting and Strangling Woman

Feb. 24 at 2:40 p.m. - Suspect assaults and strangles victim before shooting out a window of her residence and fleeing the scene.

Arrest Made In Alleged Burglary and Drive by Shooting

Feb. 24 at 2:35 p.m. - Two adults and a juvenile were arrested early this morning after an alleged burglary and drive by shooting.

SPD Looking At High Number of Shootings

Feb. 23 at 4:28 p.m. - Drive-by shootings on the increase in Spokane, SPD working cases diligently, seeking assistance from witnesses and the community

Catalytic Converter Theft

Feb. 22 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD officers arrest a suspect for stealing a catalytic converter just hours after the theft was completed.

Drive-by Shooting ID request

Feb. 19 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD is asking the public for assistance with information in a drive-by shooting last night

Behavioral Health Unit 2020 Impact

Feb. 19 at 4:38 p.m. - BHU responds to thousands of people in crisis providing the best possible outcomes during a very challenging year for people with mental health issues

Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts

Feb. 18 at 3:22 p.m. - SPD would like the community to be aware of an increase of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in the city.

Male carjacks female minutes after he is released from jail

Feb. 14 at 3:53 a.m. - SPD arrests male for carjacking committed minutes after he was released from jail

Missing Elderly Female

Feb. 12 at 5:41 p.m. - Donna has been located!

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 12 at 5:38 p.m. - Jung Kang has been located.

Missing Juvenile Girl

Feb. 11 at 3:37 p.m. - SPD needs your help in locating a missing juvenile girl who is possibly in need of her medication. She was last seen early Thursday morning.

SPD Arrests Three Subjects For Gonzaga University Area Burglaries

Feb. 10 at 3:06 p.m. - The Patrol Anti-Crime Team has arrested three subjects for nine of the eleven Gonzaga University area burglaries during their winter break.

SPD Arrest Suspect After He Flees From a Routine Traffic Stop

Feb. 9 at 11:08 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect after he flees from a routine traffic stop – leaving a trail of drugs and a gun.

SPD Investigating a Crime of Malicious Harassment

Feb. 8 at 3:37 p.m. - SPD makes an arrest in the vandalism of Temple Beth Shalom in south Spokane, suspect is charged with a hate crime.

Stabbing in Garland District results in life-threatening injuries

Feb. 5 at 10:12 p.m. - An adult male victim suffered multiple stab wounds after an argument, and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 4 at 1:47 p.m. - Ronald Kovach has been located and is safe!

Juvenile Shooting Suspect Arrested

Feb. 3 at 3:28 p.m. - SPD arrested a juvenile shooting suspect after surveillance video contradicted his statement claiming he had been the victim.

Three SPD Officers Sent To Hospital for Suspected Fentanyl Exposure

Feb. 3 at 3:23 p.m. - A suspected Fentanyl exposure sends three Spokane Police Officers to the hospital for treatment.

January

Assistance sought locating missing 11-year-old

Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. - Andreus Thorson was last seen in the area of 1200 W Westview Ct in Northeast Spokane on 01-29-21 around 7:30PM.

Stolen Handgun

Jan. 29 at 5:13 p.m. - SPD arrests a vehicle prowling suspect for stealing a firearm from a vehicle, after SPD recovers surveillance footage of him breaking into the car.

SPD Officers Test E-Bikes

Jan. 29 at 11:37 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers test E-bikes while patrolling downtown Spokane.

SPD makes arrest after thief leaves mail in recovered stolen vehicle.

Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. - On January 25th, 2021 around 2:00PM SPD was dispatched to the 2300 block of E. Rich Ave. in reference to the recovery of stolen property.

A Message from the Spokane Police Chief

Jan. 19 at 7:57 a.m. - A message from City of Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding the upcoming inauguration and potential unrest

Burglary Arrest

Jan. 19 at 7:55 a.m. - Officers investigated an attempted residential burglary in north Spokane on Sunday and eventually arrested and booked two suspects into jail.

K-9 Incidents

Jan. 19 at 7:53 a.m. - Officers utilize their K-9’s, two nights in a row to end potentially dangerous situations, highlighting the importance of a well trained K-9 program.

Porch Pirate Arrest

Jan. 15 at 10:46 a.m. - Two porch pirates were arrested on Thursday evening after taking a couple packages off of porches and stealing the contents inside.

SPD Cold Case on National TV Program

Jan. 14 at 5:04 p.m. - SPD cold case to be highlighted on national program this weekend

Fatal Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Collision

Jan. 11 at 4:20 p.m. - Fatal vehicle vs pedestrian collision in northeast Spokane

SPD Investigating Numerous Burglaries near Gonzaga University's Campus

Jan. 7 at 1:13 p.m. - Several off-campus student residences were broken into and property stolen while they were gone on winter break.

SPD Arrests Suspect for Two Robberies in Downtown Spokane

Jan. 7 at 1:09 p.m. - Patrol officers investigate 2 robberies in downtown Spokane. Officers locate and arrest the 18-year-old suspect about 15 minutes after the incidents.

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 6 at 10:29 a.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response (SIIR) Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting in north Spokane.

Woman Watches Suspect Ransack Home Through Ring Camera

Jan. 5 at 4:11 p.m. - Burglary victim who watched her home being ransacked via Ring camera calls police and helps identify suspect leading to his arrest.

Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested

Jan. 5 at 4:08 p.m. - A Domestic Violence subject was arrested for felony assault after attacking his girlfriend with an axe. The victim sustained serious injuries.



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