Police Department News Releases for 2022

December

SPD Seeks Public’s Help Locating Vulnerable Adult

Yesterday at 7:46 a.m. - Chris has been located thanks to a tip from a member of the public.

SPD Responds to Fatal Shooting

Yesterday at 7:43 a.m. - SPD responds to fatal shooting near Inland Empire Way

November

Missing Persons Reporting Process

Nov. 29 at 2:02 p.m. - SPD streamlines process to report missing persons

Three Smash and Grab Gun Store Burglaries in Two Nights

Nov. 28 at 8:09 a.m. - Three smash and grab gun store burglaries in two nights over the holiday.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Nov. 21 at 8:49 a.m. - Update: Vulnerable adult found safe and cold.

Spokane Police Seek Public's Help Locating 12 Year Old

Nov. 16 at 8:18 a.m. - The child has been located safely.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Adult

Nov. 9 at 3:25 p.m. - SPD has located the missing adult.

Cold Case Murder Suspect Arrested

Nov. 9 at 2:05 p.m. - Suspect in 1982 murder in Spokane arrested in California

Warning Period for New Speed Cameras Ends Monday, Nov. 7

Nov. 3 at 8:34 a.m. - The warning period for the new School Zone Safety Cameras ends Nov. 7. The three cameras are at Ferris High School and Adams and Roosevelt Elementary.

Couple Shoplifts Thousands, Flees Law Enforcement

Nov. 3 at 8:28 a.m. - Couple Shoplifts Thousands, Flees Law Enforcement, and Collides with Police Car Before Being Apprehended

SPD Asking for Public's Help in Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Nov. 3 at 8:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating 82 year old Cleatis Pedigo.

SPD Makes Arrest in Shooting near Bemiss Elementary

Nov. 3 at 8:10 a.m. - SPD arrests suspect in Northeast Spokane shooting incident

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Child

Nov. 1 at 8:34 a.m. - Update. The child has been located.

October

Happy, safe Halloween from SPD!

Oct. 31 at 2:48 p.m. - SPD wants all little ghosts and goblins to enjoy this annual celebration and for everyone to be safe. You can do so by practicing basic safety tips.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Child

Oct. 31 at 8:57 a.m. - The child has been located and is safe.

SPD announcing changes to processing of 911 calls

Oct. 28 at 1:47 p.m. - In some situations citizens may not experience any difference in service, while the process for other calls will shift.

SPD’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) investigating suspicious death

Oct. 24 at 4:14 p.m. - On 10-23-22, just after 4 p.m., SPD received a call of a body found near the river in a remote location adjacent to the Peaceful Valley neighborhood.

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Oct. 20 at 10:09 a.m. - Initial SIIR release; Deputy involved shooting in Stevens County on 10-12-2022

Officer Involved Shooting

Oct. 17 at 8:25 a.m. - Officer-involved shooting after suspect immediately opens fire on officers during arrest attempt

WADOT encampment shooting

Oct. 5 at 2:38 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect in shooting near WADOT encampment

SVU Detectives Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect

Oct. 3 at 12:17 p.m. - SPD’s Special Victims Unit makes arrest in apparent stranger rape

Warning Period for New Speed Cameras Ends Nov. 1st

Oct. 3 at 9:17 a.m. - The warning period for three new School Zone Safety Cameras will be Monday, Oct. 3 to Monday, Oct. 31.

September

SPD Needs Help Locating a Missing Person

Sept. 26 at 8:36 a.m. - SPD needs your help looking for a missing vulnerable adult.

SPD Seeking Information/Victims in Scamming Incidents

Sept. 21 at 4:33 p.m. - SPD investigating elaborate scam; attempting to locate additional victims

Missing Indigenous Person

Sept. 21 at 9:11 a.m. - Please be on the lookout for this missing endangered person.

Second Arrest In Nov. 2020 Murder

Sept. 16 at 4:59 p.m. - SPD arrests 2nd person in the murder of a man found in the truck of a vehicle last October

Stabbing Near First Avenue and Division Street

Sept. 14 at 8:23 a.m. - SPD investigating fatal stabbing downtown

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

Sept. 6 at 9:26 a.m. - Update: Sephora has been located and returned home safely.

Officer Involved Shooting

Sept. 6 at 9:24 a.m. - Officer involved shooting in 2900 block of E Wabash

SPD Asking For Public's Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Sept. 6 at 9:22 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating Earl Gligor.

East Spokane Motorcycle Wreck Kills One, Seriously Injures Another

Sept. 6 at 9:20 a.m. - Sept. 2, Spokane police officers responded to the 3800 block of E Sprague Ave after receiving multiple 911 calls of a single vehicle motorcycle wreck.

N Division St closed between Wedgewood Ave and Lyons Ave.

Sept. 3 at 8:54 p.m. - N Division St closed between Wedgewood Ave and Lyons Ave.

August

SPD Statement Regarding Conviction of Nathan Nash

Aug. 31 at 12:25 p.m. - SPD statement regarding conviction of Nathan Nash for charges of rape

Four People Shot In Early Morning Shooting At Franklin Park

Aug. 29 at 8:37 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest 5 suspects in a deadly shooting at Franklin Park in late August.

SPD seeking public’s assistance in locating assault suspect

Aug. 26 at 7:41 a.m. - Update (8/25 18:00): The Spokane Police Department Violent Crimes Task Force has just taken Michael Trout into custody, See original press release.

Traffic closure

Aug. 25 at 5:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is advising of a traffic closure for the intersection of Francis and Florida for an undetermined amount of time.

E Lyons OIS Incident

Aug. 25 at 4:46 p.m. - E Lyons OIS incident involving a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy

Shooting at Dutch Jake Park Injures Four

Aug. 25 at 12:27 p.m. - SPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at Dutch Jake Park.

One Person Killed In Late Night Shooting

Aug. 23 at 8:04 a.m. - One person killed, suspect arrested, in late night shooting

Riverfront Park Shot Fired

Aug. 18 at 4:04 p.m. - Update: SPD identifies suspect in shooting at Riverfront Park

SPD Arrest Armed Subject in Downtown Incident

Aug. 17 at 3:11 p.m. - SPD use Taser to arrest downtown assault subject armed with a knife

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

Aug. 15 at 9:37 a.m. - Update: Roberson has been located and is safe.

Woman arrested for threatening to kill two people with a gun.

Aug. 7 at 7:35 p.m. - Woman arrested for threatening to kill two people with a gun on E South Riverton Ave.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 7 at 2:45 p.m. - Mr. Nelson has been found.

Spokane Police Department needs help locating a missing man

Aug. 7 at 1 a.m. - Spokane Police Department needs help locating a missing vulnerable adult.

SIIR Investigating Law Enforcement Involved Shootings

Aug. 3 at 10:31 a.m. - The SIIR Team is investigating two separate, but related, law enforcement involved shootings that occurred early this morning.

SPD Investigating a Man Who Was Seriously Burned

Aug. 2 at 3:40 p.m. - SPD investigating an incident where a man was on fire and is badly burned

July

SPD Arrests Prolific Identity Thief

July 22 at 2:13 p.m. - SPD’s SPEAR Unit makes arrest of prolific identity thief

Murder Arrest

July 22 at 9:02 a.m. - MCU detectives arrested 32-year-old Stacy Gerber for murder 2nd degree stemming from the shooting death of Michael Materne.

SPD Investigating Fatal Shooting

July 21 at 8:40 a.m. - Arrest made in the July 17th shooting that left one dead and one injured.

SPD Murder Arrest

July 12 at 2:15 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in death of 77-year-old Spokane man

SPD Responds To Multiple Major Incidents over the Weekend

July 6 at 9:08 a.m. - SPD seeking public’s assistance in fatal hit-and-run collision

Collision Investigations

July 6 at 8:59 a.m. - Two local arterials closed for part of the morning commute.

Body Found In Rochester Heights Park

July 1 at 5:33 p.m. - SPD’s Major Crimes Unit investigating body found in Rochester Heights Park

June

Shooting in Northwest Spokane sends 2 juveniles to the hospital

June 29 at 7:43 a.m. - Spokane police officers respond to Dwight Merkel Sports Complex after receiving multiple 911 calls about a large fight which led to a shooting.

27-year SPD veteran released from hospital after being shot yesterday

June 27 at 2:39 p.m. - Despite the serious wounds, we are happy to report Officer Honaker has been released from the hospital and is beginning to recuperate.

SPD officer shot after responding to drive-by shooting incidents

June 27 at 9:17 a.m. - Despite being shot and sustaining multiple injuries, our SPD officer is in stable condition and recovering tonight.

Traffic Safety Emphasis on I-90 Corridor June 24-26

June 23 at 11:08 a.m. - Increased safety patrols will be visible June 24-26 along Interstate 90 from Snoqualmie Pass to Spokane.

SPD looking for assistance in identifying vehicle and driver

June 21 at 9:15 a.m. - Spokane Police looking for assistance in identifying vehicle and driver in early morning Commercial Burglary.

SPD needs help locating a missing vulnerable adult

June 21 at 8:59 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing vulnerable adult.

SPD Provides Duty to Intervene Training

June 15 at 3:38 p.m. - SPD delivers required state training program to help officers stop unnecessary harmful behavior by fellow officers

Sexual Assault Investigation

June 15 at 8:50 a.m. - SPD’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) investigating morning sexual assault report

SPD Seeking Public's Help Locating Domestic Violence Suspect

June 14 at 1:54 p.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a domestic violence suspect

Charge Referred In Kala Williams Murder Case

June 8 at 1:44 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department refers murder charge for the death of Kala Williams.

SPD Asking For Public's Help in Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

June 8 at 11:40 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing vulnerable adult

SPD Breaks Up Stolen Property Ring

June 2 at 12:17 p.m. - Alert neighbor thwarts catalytic converter theft, leads to seizure of more than $100k in stolen property & breaks up stolen property trafficking ring

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Child

June 2 at 9:54 a.m. - Spokane Police Department needs help locating a missing 8 year old boy

SPD Arrests Juvenile for Threat Involving School

June 2 at 9:52 a.m. - Juvenile arrested for a threat involving a local middle school

Home Depot Fire Arrest

June 1 at 2:53 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect in Home Depot fire that caused millions of dollars in damages

May

SPD Asking For Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Juvenile

May 31 at 9 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing/runaway juvenile

SPD Assists with Lilac Parade

May 20 at 4:21 p.m. - SPD set to help provide a safe and enjoyable Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

May 16 at 11:26 a.m. - Nina has been located. Thank you to all that assisted.

Spokane Police Officers Replace Seven Year Old's Stolen Bicycle

May 16 at 11:22 a.m. - Spokane Police Department officers replace seven year old’s bicycle after it’s taken during robbery

Neighbor Helps SPD Arrest Suspect

May 10 at 8:16 a.m. - Good Samaritan assists in arrest of a suspect in a volatile incident where two suspects posed a significant threat to police and community

Drive-by Shooting Arrest

May 5 at 12 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in a series of drive-by shootings this week

Missing Vulnerable Adult

May 4 at 9:07 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for any help from the community to help locate Les Kremer.

SPD Responds To Multiple Shootings Monday Night

May 3 at 8:42 a.m. - SPD responds to five-reported shootings on Monday night in just under two hours. One of the incidents resulted in a female being shot multiple times.

Two Repeat Offenders Arrested

May 3 at 8:40 a.m. - Two repeat offenders with 21 prior felony convictions each arrested for multiple felonies after being located in a stolen trailer with guns and drugs.

April

Bank Robbery Suspect Charged

April 29 at 1:13 p.m. - SPD arrests bank robbery suspect who used a stolen rental van as a getaway vehicle

Request for info regarding vehicle whereabouts

April 21 at 4:55 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Unit (MCU) collision investigators are asking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle whereabouts.

SPD makes another catalytic converter arrest

April 21 at 2:22 p.m. - UPDATE: Police arrest 2nd suspect in a catalytic converter theft in late March, vehicle seized tied to additional catalytic converter thefts

SPD investigating shooting in the 1600 Block of W Mission Ave.

April 19 at 8:05 p.m. - SPD investigating shooting in the 1600 Block of W Mission Ave.

Arrest in Property Damage to Local School

April 18 at 9:51 a.m. - Woman arrested after throwing rocks through windows of a high school causing substantial property damage

SPD Makes Arrest for Catalytic Converter Theft

April 15 at 5:13 p.m. - The arrest of a suspect in a catalytic converter theft today leads to the seizure of 3 vehicles and additional stolen property

Shooting In North Spokane

April 12 at 10:13 a.m. - Shooting in North Spokane leaves one male deceased

Upriver Vehicle Collision

April 12 at 10:12 a.m. - More Charges for Impaired Driver who Crashed into the River

Two Unrelated Shootings in Less Than an Hour

April 11 at 8:21 a.m. - Two unrelated shootings in less than an hour leave four victims, two are deceased

Hit and Run Injures Two - Suspect Outstanding

April 7 at 4:11 p.m. - Hit and run puts two people in the hospital

SPD Arrests Suspect for Stealing Credit Cards from Vehicles

April 7 at 1:35 p.m. - SPD arrests prolific thief who purchased thousands of dollars’ worth of goods on credit cards stolen from vehicles

Drive-By Shooting

April 4 at 8:21 a.m. - Drive-by Shooting in North Central Spokane Sends Juvenile Male to Hospital with Life-threatening Injury

March

Shooting In North Spokane

March 31 at 8:31 a.m. - Shooting in North Spokane sends one juvenile male to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Major Stolen Property Recovery

March 28 at 9:22 a.m. - Lengthy SPD drug investigation nets a huge amount of stolen property and drugs – one person arrested

Traffic Stop Leads To Recovery of Stolen Property and Drugs

March 24 at 12:34 p.m. - Traffic stop leads to arrest, recovery of stolen car, stolen gun, and a lot of drugs

Drive-By Shooting Arrest

March 22 at 1:38 p.m. - Mother and a juvenile arrested after drive-by shooting in Northwest Spokane

Armed and Dangerous Suspect - Reward Offered

March 21 at 8:22 a.m. - SPD and U.S. Marshals are searching for a dangerous homicide suspect who has made known his desire to kill police officers and others

UPDATE: Missing 5 Year Old Autistic Child FOUND

March 17 at 11:02 a.m. - A missing 5 year old boy who prompted an emergency alert is found safe curled up in a stranger’s car near his home.

Police Vehicle Hit - Suspect Outstanding

March 16 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD seeking assistance in a felony hit and run of a police vehicle.

RV Fire Becomes Homicide Investigation

March 16 at 2:26 p.m. - RV fire turns to homicide investigation; MCU detectives actively investigating

12-year-old Willard Elementary student with firearm arrested

March 9 at 4:49 p.m. - 12-year-old Willard Elementary student arrested after bringing gun to school

Homicide Near 2nd and Maple

March 8 at 9:33 a.m. - Detectives investigating fatal shooting near 2nd and Maple

SPD arrests vehicle prowler suspect with long criminal history.

March 4 at 12:33 p.m. - Caught on video: Suspect with hundreds of prior arrests is caught breaking into a vehicle downtown. SPD Downtown NROs make arrest.

SPD Arrests Vehicle Prowler Suspect

March 4 at 11:22 a.m. - Caught on video: Suspect with hundreds of prior arrests is caught breaking into a vehicle downtown. SPD Downtown NROs make arrest.

Drive-By Shooting Death

March 2 at 12:04 p.m. - Drive-by shooting results in the death of a man

Vehicular Homicide Arrest

March 2 at 11:50 a.m. - Woman arrested for vehicular homicide after pedestrian death

February

Two Stolen Vehicle Arrests Occur Almost Simultaneously

Feb. 22 at 1:55 p.m. - Dayshift patrol officers recover multiple stolen vehicles, make multiple arrests, and recover a firearm during separate morning incidents

Three Separate Vehicle Collisions Result in One Fatality

Feb. 21 at 8:20 a.m. - Three separate vehicle collisions result in one fatality, multiple injured persons, and two people requiring extrication.

Downtown Arrest Leads To Recovery of a Shotgun

Feb. 17 at 1:16 p.m. - Downtown argument leads to arrest of convicted felon, recovery of shotgun

SPD Responds To Increase in Shootings

Feb. 15 at 4:34 p.m. - SPD actively investigating 10 shootings in the last week

Drug Seizure Follows Drive-By Shooting Response

Feb. 15 at 2:48 p.m. - SPD responds to a drive-by shooting that results in the confiscation of a substantial amount of narcotics & thousands of dollars in counterfeit money.

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision on the South Hill

Feb. 15 at 10:56 a.m. - Spokane Police respond to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on the South Hill that leaves one victim with life-threatening injuries

Escaped Coyote Ridge Inmate Arrested In Spokane

Feb. 14 at 2:55 p.m. - Escaped inmate caught in Spokane after fleeing from stolen vehicle

Construction Site Burglary Attempts

Feb. 11 at 8:38 a.m. - Quick response from Spokane Police Power Shift and Graveyard Patrol Officers spoil two separate unrelated burglary attempts within hours of each other

Stabbing In Downtown Spokane

Feb. 7 at 7:46 a.m. - Stabbing in Downtown Spokane sends one to the hospital with life threatening injuries

Shooting Near Sprague Avenue and Crestline Street

Feb. 1 at 8:57 a.m. - On Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to 2020 E. Sprague Ave for a shooting.

January

SVU Investigating Incidents near Manito Park

Jan. 26 at 3:01 p.m. - Spokane Special Victims Unit detectives currently investigating incidents near Manito Park

Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 25 at 1:42 p.m. - Officer involved shooting after officers encounter male holding knife to toddler

Task Force Arrests Gang Members

Jan. 21 at 4:31 p.m. - Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force arrests two known juvenile gang members recovering items stolen in a robbery including a French Bulldog puppy

Behavioral Health Unit Sees Continued Growth and Success

Jan. 21 at 2:28 p.m. - The BHU sees continued growth and success assisting people experiencing behavioral health crisis in its’ second year of operation

SPD Arrests Shooting Suspect

Jan. 20 at 1:33 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect in a shooting that put one man in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Stabbing in North Spokane

Jan. 18 at 8:37 a.m. - Stabbing in North Spokane sends two to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

SPD's Volunteer Program

Jan. 12 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD volunteer programs for young people renamed and refreshed

Domestic Violence Arrest

Jan. 12 at 9:25 a.m. - Ex-husband arrested after attempting to burn down victim’s house during domestic violence incident in South Spokane.

Assault/Luring Incident near Rogers High School

Jan. 10 at 4:36 p.m. - SPD is currently investigating an assault/luring incident in the area of Rogers High School



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