Police Department News Releases for 2023


Suspect Arrested In Double Homicide

Dec. 18 at 8:09 a.m. - One suspect arrested in double homicide investigation

SPD Arrests Downtown Shoplifter

Dec. 18 at 8:02 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest prolific shoplifter downtown

Spokane Police Investigating Missing Person Found Deceased

Dec. 15 at 3:59 p.m. - pokane Police investigate the case of a missing person found deceased

SPD’s SPEAR Unit Working to Combat Package Thefts

Dec. 14 at 4:01 p.m. - SPEAR unit working to combat package thefts

Two Deceased After Late Night Shooting

Dec. 9 at 2:53 p.m. - Last night, Spokane Police responded to reports of gunshots. Officers arriving on scene found two deceased adults.

Auto-Pedestrian Collision in Downtown Spokane

Dec. 8 at 4:37 p.m. - Auto-pedestrian collision in Downtown Spokane sends one person to the hospital in critical condition

Major Crimes Unit Investigation After Deceased Male Found in Roadway

Dec. 5 at 3:15 p.m. - MCU investigating after deceased male found in roadway

Request For Assistance Locating Suspect Who Assaulted Officer

Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance locating suspect who assaulted an officer

Violent Confrontation at Walmart Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

Dec. 4 at 9:15 a.m. - Violent confrontation at north Spokane Walmart leads to officer involved shooting, one suspect deceased.


SPD Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating a Vulnerable Juvenile

Nov. 28 at 3:17 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Bradley.

Request for Public's Assistance in Hit and Run Investigation

Nov. 27 at 8:45 a.m. - SPD seeking public assistance in locating suspect vehicle in hit and run collision

SPD Major Crimes Homicide Investigation

Nov. 17 at 8:41 a.m. - SPD’s Major Crimes Unit conducting death investigation after three people, including two children, are found deceased.

Chief Meidl Announces His Resignation

Nov. 16 at 8:50 a.m. - Chief Meidl's last day with the Spokane Police Department will be December 31st.

Public Assistance Requested in Identifying Armed Robber

Nov. 15 at 9:35 a.m. - The depicted individual, wearing a distinctive mask and pink costume, is the suspect in an armed robbery which occurred just after 5PM on 11-13-23.

SPD Reminds Public to Protest Peacefully

Nov. 9 at 11:43 a.m. - Spokane Police remind the public to exercise their 1st Amendment rights peacefully and lawfully

SPD Investigating Suspicious Substance

Nov. 8 at 2:03 p.m. - SPD responds to a suspicious substance at the County Elections Office

Northeast Spokane Homicide Investigation

Nov. 6 at 8:18 a.m. - Detectives investigating apparent homicide after body discovered in vacant house

Police Arrest Man Driving Stolen Construction Equipment

Nov. 6 at 8:16 a.m. - Officers arrest man who stole a large piece of heavy construction type equipment, ran over a fence, and attempted to drive away

Spokane Police Seek Help Identifying Hit And Run Suspect

Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. - SPD seeks assistance locating a vehicle and driver involved in a hit and run that seriously injured a pedestrian

Child Killed In Tragic Dog Attack

Nov. 1 at 11:54 a.m. - Child killed in fatal dog attack


SPD Makes Arrest in Shooting that Critically Wounded a Man

Oct. 26 at 2:45 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect who shot and gravely wounded a man outside a bar & grill last weekend.

SPD Makes Arrests In Car Dealership Thefts

Oct. 26 at 8:18 a.m. - SPD arrests two convicted felons, requests charges on a third, and recovers most vehicles stolen from a dealership

Request for information on potential hate crimes

Oct. 18 at 2:08 p.m. - SPD asking for public’s assistance in continued investigation into series of seemingly targeted property crimes

Spokane Police Seek Help Locating Missing Child

Oct. 17 at 10:09 a.m. - Update: The child was located.

Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested After Standoff

Oct. 10 at 1:08 p.m. - SPD arrests DV suspect after standoff on N. Division St.

SPD Investigating Series of Overnight Vandalism to City Murals

Oct. 6 at 2:52 p.m. - SPD responded to investigate apparent vandalism to city murals located in downtown corridor and lower south hill which appear to be similar in nature.

SPD Seeks Assistance Locating Vulnerable Adult

Oct. 3 at 6:28 p.m. - Spokane Police are asking for help locating a missing adult. Roger Herndon suffers from dementia. If you see Herndon please call Crime Check.


SPD Looking for Traveling Thieves

Sept. 28 at 2:02 p.m. - SPD looking for traveling thieves stealing thousands of dollars in our community - much of it, baby formula

One vehicle accident results in fatality

Sept. 22 at 5:04 p.m. - Single vehicle roll over results in the death of one person

Request for Public's Assistance in Identifying Two Individuals

Sept. 14 at 5:10 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Unit (MCU) detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two depicted males.

SPD and SCSO Form Kia/Hyundai Auto Theft Task Force

Sept. 13 at 3:16 p.m. - Numerous juveniles arrested for a host of crimes, including vehicle and Ring Camera thefts

Spokane Police Investigating Serious Injury Collision on Division St

Sept. 11 at 8:57 a.m. - Division Street has re-opened in both directions.

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting in Downtown Spokane

Sept. 7 at 8:16 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to a shooting which had just occurred in the area of State St and Pacific Ave.

Spokane Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Downtown Spokane

Sept. 7 at 8:10 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to the intersection of S Maple St and W Fourth Ave for an automobile-versus-pedestrian collision.

One Dead, One Injured, In Early Morning Shooting

Sept. 6 at 11:47 a.m. - One person dead, one injured, in early morning shooting

SPD investigating fatal shooting in Northeast Spokane

Sept. 3 at 8:52 a.m. - SPD investigating fatal shooting on N Astor St.

Slow Down in School Zones

Sept. 1 at 11:23 a.m. - Spokane Police remind drivers to slow down in school zones


14-Year-Old Arrested After Fleeing From Stolen Victim

Aug. 28 at 5:06 p.m. - 14-year-old arrested for multiple crimes after fleeing from stolen Hyundai

Downtown Death Investigation

Aug. 28 at 8:40 a.m. - Adult male found deceased downtown, investigation on-going

Cryptocurrency Scam Alert

Aug. 25 at 2:35 p.m. - Spokane Police Department guidance for cryptocurrency scam victims

Suspect Arrested for Setting Fire

Aug. 22 at 4:49 p.m. - Suspect arrested for reckless burning after lighting fire downtown

SPD Seeking Public's Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 21 at 8:20 a.m. - SPD seeking public’s assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Charges After SWAT Standoff

Aug. 18 at 8:34 a.m. - Rape, robbery suspect engages police in lengthy standoff

Assault Victim Dies; Two Suspects’ Charges Upgraded to Murder

Aug. 16 at 3:25 p.m. - Assault victim dies; charges upgraded to murder for two suspects.

Juveniles arrested after vehicle thefts, many other criminal acts

Aug. 14 at 5:13 p.m. - SPD actively investigating multiple incidents of vehicle theft and reckless behavior, five arrested over the weekend

Arrest in Sunset Highway Area Fires

Aug. 10 at 3:38 p.m. - Arrest made in a series of suspicious fires in Spokane last week.

Suspect Who Shot at Deputy Charged with Attempted Murder

Aug. 8 at 8:40 a.m. - Suspect who shot at Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy charged with attempted 1st degree murder

Spokane Police Seek Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 7 at 8:58 a.m. - Update: Gerald has been located safe and is with family.

SPD Makes Major Drug Distribution Arrest

Aug. 4 at 4:04 p.m. - SPD seizes multiple guns, thousands of drugs, and more than one hundred thousand dollars in cash, in a major drug distribution investigation

SPD Arrests 2nd Suspect in Kidnapping/Robbery Scheme

Aug. 4 at 12:44 p.m. - SPD arrests 2nd suspect in kidnapping/robbery scheme where couple lured “dates” to their apartment


SPD seeking public assistance in locating missing 7-year-old

July 27 at 9:39 a.m. - UPDATE: Valkyrie has been located and is safe. Thank you to all who assisted in looking for her.

Suspect arrested after stealing car, hitting patrol car

July 27 at 8:19 a.m. - SPD arrests convicted felon who stole car, tried to run over a police officer and rammed a police vehicle

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

July 18 at 3:23 p.m. - SPD seeking assistance locating missing 74-year-old woman

Spokane Police Seek Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

July 18 at 8:33 a.m. - UPDATE: KJ has been located and is home safe. SPD thanks the public for its assistance and vigilance.

Riverfront Park Assault Arrest

July 17 at 2:59 p.m. - Juvenile female arrested for multiple violent acts in Riverfront Park

SPD Major Crimes Investigating A Homicide

July 17 at 8:16 a.m. - SPD Major Crimes investigating the death of a person found outside a building on the north side as a homicide

Arrests Made In Morning Crime Spree

July 17 at 8:06 a.m. - A morning long crime spree ends when SPD arrests 3 suspects in an armed robbery, 2 in a vehicle prowl, after they crash while fleeing officers

SPD Concludes Sexual Assault Kit Testing Program

July 13 at 3:24 p.m. - SPD concludes multi-year project to test hundreds of sexual assault kits, successfully reviewing all tested kits, and identifying several defendants.

SPD Arrests Man After Hours Long Standoff

July 10 at 4:44 p.m. - Suspect who brandished a weapon at officers arrested after hours long standoff

Suspect Arrested in Two Stabbings

July 7 at 4:11 p.m. - Suspect arrested in California for stabbing two homeless people as they slept in Downtown Spokane


Felony Hit and Run Arrest, Request for Information

June 29 at 12:49 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in felony hit-and-run collision involving mother and two small children

Park Gathering Results in Shot Fired

June 26 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD responds to a shooting at a north side park

N Dakota Shootings

June 26 at 3:43 p.m. - 3 arrested, 2 firearms recovered, after multiple drive-by shootings in Northeast Spokane

Chief Meidl on Proposed OPO Ordinance

June 13 at 8:09 a.m. - Video link to Spokane Police Chief’s response to proposed ordinance

Suspect Wanted For Multiple Violent Crimes Arrested

June 6 at 8:32 a.m. - Suspect, wanted for multiple violent crimes, arrested after standoff

SPD Responds To Shooting at Riverfront Park, No Injuries Reported

June 5 at 8:37 a.m. - Spokane Police respond to shooting at Riverfront Park, no injuries reported


SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

May 30 at 8:35 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance locating a missing vulnerable juvenile

SPD Seeking Public’s Assistance In Locating Shooting Suspect

May 30 at 8:33 a.m. - SPD is currently asking for the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Ryan B. Shaules.

Spokane Police Seek Public’s Help Locating Vulnerable Adult

May 30 at 8:29 a.m. - Robin was located and is safe.

SPD searching for two suspects in an armed robbery

May 25 at 4:56 p.m. - SPD searching for two suspects in an armed robbery after hours long standoff

Spokane Police Seeking Help Locating Missing 11-Year-Old

May 24 at 8:11 a.m. - Dior was last seen leaving on foot from Pride Prep in the 800 block of Sprague Ave.

Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

May 23 at 8:53 a.m. - Male with 5 Prior Convictions for Indecent Exposure Arrested for Indecent Exposure After Exposing Himself to Dozens of Juveniles

SPD Responds to Social Media Video of Arrest

May 19 at 4:58 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department responds to questions about video of an arrest being shared on social media

SPD Searching For Work Crew Escapee

May 18 at 2:07 p.m. - Spokane police searching for escaped inmate

Arrest in Shooting at Grocery Store Parking Lot

May 17 at 4:06 p.m. - SPD arrests man for drive-by shooting and assault after altercation at a neighborhood grocery store

SPD Arrests Male Who Brandished Gun at Large Gathering

May 16 at 12:14 p.m. - SPD officers arrest male who brandished a weapon next to crowded bar

SPD arrests prolific burglary suspect

May 11 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect in a burglary spree at a museum, a cemetery, a cathedral, and other Spokane businesses

Investigation of Officer Involved Shooting

May 10 at 10:18 a.m. - A mutual aid request has been made to investigate an officer involved shooting that took place this morning. The follow information is preliminary.

SPD Arrests Wanted Felon

May 5 at 2 p.m. - SPD arrests armed, wanted, felon after foot chase

SPD Responds to Shooting on 29th Avenue

May 1 at 4:57 p.m. - Two people shot at while driving on 29th Ave – SPD searching for suspect

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

May 1 at 8:41 a.m. - Update: Addison has been located and is safe.


Downtown Burglary Arrest

April 26 at 2:17 p.m. - Suspect arrested for multiple downtown burglaries

Information Needed In Sexual Assault Investigation

April 26 at 2:15 p.m. - Information needed in on-going sexual assault investigation

Shooting On Sharp Avenue

April 24 at 8:12 a.m. - A male called 911 from a residence in the 2100 block of West Sharp and said a man had just shot at him.

Yasuhara Middle School Threat Arrest

April 19 at 3:48 p.m. - 12-year-old arrested after social media threats

SIIR Investigating Glenrose Incident

April 19 at 2:53 p.m. - Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team investigating Glenrose incident on April 13.

Arrest Made In Multiple Early Morning Robberies

April 17 at 4:04 p.m. - SPD responds to multiple armed robberies, suspect arrested

Spokane Police Seek Public’s Help Locating Missing 10-Year-Old

April 17 at 8:23 a.m. - Update: Mason was found and is safe.

Monroe Street Bridge Stabbing & Robbery

April 12 at 1:50 p.m. - Officers arrest several juveniles after stabbing, robbery on Monroe St Bridge

SPD Responds To Multiple Priority Incidents Yesterday Afternoon

April 6 at 3:25 p.m. - SPD responds to multiple significant incidents Wednesday afternoon

Fatal Collision on Alki Way

April 5 at 8:40 a.m. - SPD, SFD, Spokane Valley Fire Department and multiple AMR units responded to a deadly car crash on Alki Way at Broadway Ave.


Spokane Police Seek Public’s Help Locating 12 Year Old

March 31 at 8:32 a.m. - SPD seeks public's help locating missing 12-year-old.

Suspect in Custody for Downtown Stabbing That Resulted In a Homicide

March 30 at 4:46 p.m. - Suspect in custody for downtown stabbing that resulted in a homicide last year

Cold Case - Body Identified - Suspect Info Sought

March 29 at 4:44 p.m. - Genetic Genealogy assists SPD and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office in identifying a body found nearly 40 years ago

SPD Responds to Deadly Shooting

March 29 at 8:01 a.m. - SPD responds to a deadly shooting in northwest Spokane

SPD Seeks Help in Hit and Run Incident

March 27 at 8:35 a.m. - SPD is seeking assistance in locating suspect from a hit and run

House Fire with Serious Injuries

March 23 at 1:43 p.m. - SPD, SFD respond to suspicious fire, one person injured

Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

March 23 at 8:13 a.m. - Aurora has been located and is safe

Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide

March 23 at 8:11 a.m. - Tow truck driver convicted of vehicular homicide that killed a woman riding her bike in June of 2020

SPD Seeking Information in Armed Robbery Investigation

March 22 at 5:01 p.m. - SPD seeking information in armed robbery investigation

Man Arrested for 20 Domestic Violence No-Contact Order Violations

March 22 at 8:29 a.m. - Spokane Man With 14 Prior Domestic Violence Convictions Arrested for 20 Additional Domestic Violence No-Contact Order Violations

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Endangered Missing Adult

March 21 at 9:25 a.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an endangered missing adult

Fire at WSDOT Camp

March 20 at 11:28 a.m. - SPD responds to a major explosion and fire at WSDOT Camp

SPD Looking for Missing Male

March 16 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD is seeking assistance in locating a missing person

Suspicious Death Discovered at High Bridge Park

March 13 at 11:08 a.m. - Suspicious death discovered at High Bridge Park

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

March 13 at 9:52 a.m. - Jacob has been reunited with his parents

SPD arrests juvenile suspect in robbery with shot fired

March 8 at 12:03 p.m. - On 03-07-23, just after 7PM, SPD responded to a commercial robbery at a business in the 3000 block of N Monroe St.

E Cleveland homicide investigation

March 8 at 11:12 a.m. - One person deceased after shooting, vehicle crash

Patrol discovers two people deceased while conducting a welfare check

March 8 at 9:31 a.m. - On March 7,2023, around 12:30 PM, officers were dispatched to a residence near the 2400 block of N. Madelia St. for a welfare check.

Male arrested for felony harassment after early morning SWAT stand-off

March 7 at 2:36 p.m. - On March 6, 2023 around 3:30 pm, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of E. 29th Ave for a threat report.

Current collision investigation on E Mission Ave

March 6 at 5:15 p.m. - SPD is currently investigating a fatal vehicle collision in the 2600 block of E Mission Ave, near Chief Gary Park.

Suspect Arrested For Armed Robbery

March 2 at 3:53 p.m. - Suspect arrested for armed robbery in north Spokane apartment

SPD Sexual Assault Testing Results In Murder Arrest

March 1 at 3:10 p.m. - SPD’s review of sexual assault kit results in arrest in California cold case murder


Suspicious Death Leads To Two Arrests

Feb. 27 at 8:29 a.m. - Suspicious death in Elk, WA leads to two arrests in Spokane

SPD Responds To a Suspicious Death

Feb. 16 at 8:34 a.m. - SPD’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) responds to a suspicious death

Attempted Carjacking in Downtown Spokane

Feb. 14 at 4:46 p.m. - Attempted carjacking Downtown results in a quick arrest by SPD officers

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Endangered Missing Adult

Feb. 14 at 11:46 a.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an endangered missing adult

SPD Major Crimes Unit Investigating a Homicide

Feb. 10 at 1:51 p.m. - Welfare check leads to SPD Major Crimes Unit investigating a homicide

E 7th homicide investigation

Feb. 9 at 8:10 a.m. - One dead, two injured in shooting near Liberty Park

Suspect with Violent History Arrested For Downtown Assault

Feb. 6 at 12:35 p.m. - Suspect with violent history arrested for Downtown assault.

Couple Arrested for Shoplifting

Feb. 3 at 8:36 a.m. - Couple arrested for shoplifting more than $20,000 of merchandise.


Man Convicted of a Second Murder

Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. - Man convicted of a second murder; had previously been convicted of killing ex-wife

SPD Seeking Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Jan. 30 at 12:26 p.m. - Update: Bryan has been located by SPD and is safe

SPD Conducts Downtown Drug Emphasis

Jan. 30 at 12:23 p.m. - SPD conducts drug enforcement emphasis Downtown, arrests 5

Juvenile Arrested for Carrying BB Gun On School Grounds

Jan. 27 at 2:14 p.m. - Juvenile arrested for carrying BB gun on school grounds

SPD Seeking Help Identifying Suspect

Jan. 27 at 1:39 p.m. - SPD asking for public’s assistance in identifying suspect who abandoned guns and drugs in stolen vehicle

SPD responds to three violent assaults within hours of each other

Jan. 24 at 11:03 a.m. - On January 22, 2023, at about 4:00 pm, Downtown officers investigated a stabbing which occurred in the 900 block of W. Main Ave

Air 1 Assists SPD in the Arrest of a Convicted Felon

Jan. 23 at 8:24 a.m. - The Spokane Regional Air Support Unit assists SPD in arresting a driver who fled from police

SPD's Major Crimes Unit Investigating a Possible Murder-Suicide

Jan. 23 at 8:07 a.m. - Medical call leads to SPD’s Major Crimes Unit investigating a possible murder-suicide

SPD's Violent Crimes Task Force Arrests Two Suspects

Jan. 20 at 1:27 p.m. - SPD’s Violent Crimes Task Force seizes a large amount of drugs and money with the arrest of two suspects

Spokane Police Department Arrests Father for Daughter's Death

Jan. 13 at 11:33 a.m. - SPD arrests father for daughter’s death

SPD Makes Arrest in July Homicide

Jan. 11 at 4:45 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in July homicide

SPD Arrests Man Who Randomly Attacked People Around Spokane

Jan. 5 at 4:41 p.m. - SPD arrests man who attacked 6 people in seemingly unprovoked, random assaults

SPD Seeking Public's Help To Identify Bank Robber

Jan. 4 at 5 p.m. - SPD seeking public’s help to identify bank robber

Potential Explosive Device at Sacred Heart Medical Center

Jan. 4 at 4:50 p.m. - SPD’s Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) is currently investigating an incident at Sacred Heart Medical Center

E 7th Homicide Investigation

Jan. 3 at 9:21 a.m. - SPD investigating fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood.

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