Police Department News Releases for 2024


SPD Responds to An Armed Robbery Downtown

April 11 at 4:25 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department responds to an armed robbery downtown and quickly apprehends the suspect at a local youth facility.

SPD Seeking Suspect After East Spokane Credit Union Robbery

April 11 at 10:43 a.m. - Spokane Police Department Seeking Suspect After East Spokane Credit Union Robbery

SPD Searching for Suspect After Patrol Car Rammed

April 10 at 10:35 a.m. - SPD searching for suspect after patrol car rammed, brief pursuit halted due to dangerous driving by the suspect

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

April 8 at 10:10 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department has located a missing 12-year-old juvenile.

Parking Lot Altercation Leads to a Male Bing Shot, SPD Seeking Suspect

April 5 at 2:46 p.m. - South Hill parking lot altercation leads to a male being shot, SPD seeking suspect

SIIR Investigating Monroe Rd. Incident

April 3 at 4:31 p.m. - Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team investigating an officer-involved shooting.

SPD Makes Arson Arrest

April 2 at 2:19 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect in a fire on Easter Sunday in the West Central neighborhood – numerous people were inside the involved structure

Spokane Police Officers Were Involved in an Officer Involved Shooting

April 1 at 10:02 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting Sunday evening in the 1800 block of West Dean Avenue


SPD Arrests Multiple Suspects in Brazen Downtown Daylight Robbery

March 27 at 4:47 p.m. - Multiple suspects got arrested from downtown daylight robbery.

SPD Arrests Male for 1st Degree Kidnapping

March 27 at 1:44 p.m. - DV after victim held against her will on separate occasions over 2 days, suspect released on own recognizance by court 12 hours after being booked

Male Arrested for 4 Counts of Assault in the First Degree

March 25 at 9:30 a.m. - Shortly before 6am on Saturday March 23, 2024, Spokane police responded to a shooting in the 900 block of E Indiana Ave.

SPD arrests 4 suspects for kidnapping and felony assault

March 22 at 4:20 p.m. - SPD responded to the 1300 block of West Boone after 911 received a call.

SPD responds to shooting in Spokane that leaves one subject deceased

March 22 at 3:41 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the area of Thor and Cleveland on a report of a shooting

SPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Armed Robbery

March 15 at 12:24 p.m. - The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s, about 6ft with a medium build and last seen wearing a tan jacket, ball cap, hoodie & blue jeans.

SPD Arrests Suspect for a Stabbing and Unlawful Imprisonment

March 14 at 5 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect for a stabbing and unlawful imprisonment in a domestic violence incident, suspect released by court after first appearance.

SPD Investigating Serious Collision on Highway 2

March 13 at 7:13 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is currently investigating a serious traffic collision which occurred on Highway 2 near Spotted Road.

SPD Arrests Male for Commercial Burglary, Felony Drug Warrant

March 12 at 3:51 p.m. - On 3-5-24 at 4:48am, SPD responded to a burglary in the 800 block of West Riverside Avenue.

SPD honors fallen WSP Trooper

March 12 at 1:27 p.m. - The City Of Spokane and Spokane Police Department honor fallen Washington State Trooper

DUI Collision and Suspect Assaults Hospital Staff

March 11 at 8:51 a.m. - After an injury collision SPD Officers arrest a woman for DUI/vehicular assault, no interlock device when required and driving while license suspended

Mother of a Teenager in Jail for an April 2023 Homicide Also Booked

March 7 at 5:03 p.m. - The mother of a teenager in jail for an April 2023 homicide also booked for murder in the case

SPD Arrests Suspect Involved in String of Local Commercial Burglaries

March 6 at 2:37 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect involved in string of local commercial burglaries after patrol officers recognize suspect from security video.


March 5 at 4:53 p.m. - DUI emphasis officers arrest a man for impaired driving during a traffic stop & then arrest his wife for the same crime when she pulls up to the scene

SPD Arrests Male for Malicious Mischief

March 5 at 2:32 p.m. - SPD arrests male for malicious mischief after causing over $10,000.00 of damage to medical care facility, Hostage Team negotiators respond to assist.

Former Pasco Police Officer Sentenced in a Spokane Cold Case Murder

March 5 at 8:18 a.m. - A former Pasco Police Officer was sentenced in a Spokane cold case murder that spanned 38 years and resulted in two trials.

Spokane Police Department Responds to an Armed Barricaded Subject

March 4 at 1:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers, SWAT, HNT, EDU & K9 respond to an armed barricaded subject who attempted to light his residence on fire with a victim inside.

SPD Arrests Male for 1st Degree Robbery

March 4 at 7:49 a.m. - SPD arrests male for 1st degree robbery, store clerk stabbed during theft of a water bottle

SPD Looking for Suspect in Assault

March 1 at 4:03 p.m. - SPD seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who brazenly hit a business owner over the head with a flower pot.

SPD Arrests 8 Time Convicted Felon in Relation to Drive by Shooting

March 1 at 1:13 p.m. - Spokane Police Department arrests eight-time convicted felon in relation to drive by shooting.

SPD Seeking Assistance in Identifying a Theft Suspect

March 1 at 8:44 a.m. - SPD seeking assistance in identifying a theft suspect who has been stealing items from hospital patients.


SPD Arrests Suspect for Felony Theft

Feb. 29 at 4:33 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect for felony theft after cell phone stolen from a blind victim

13 Plus Year Sentence for Vehicular Homicide

Feb. 29 at 9:04 a.m. - Feb. 28, 2024 Jermaine J. Green was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for vehicular homicide. The sentence stemmed from a collision in 2022.

SPD Resources Challenged Over a Busy Weekend

Feb. 26 at 4:49 p.m. - SPD officers, investigators and members of specialty units respond to a high number of critical incidents creating a challenge for police resources.

SPD Requests Assistance in Locating Missing Indigenous Female

Feb. 22 at 3:28 p.m. - SPD requests public assistance in locating missing endangered indigenous female

SPD Investigation into Arrest Made by SCSO Sergeant Complete

Feb. 21 at 1:52 p.m. - SPD completes investigation into SCSO sergeant’s actions in the arrest of a man last August, charges forwarded to prosecutor.

SPD Offers Anti-Theft Devices

Feb. 20 at 4:37 p.m. - SPD offers anti-theft device in a continuing effort to curb vehicle theft issues plaguing KIA and Hyundai owners

Same Address, Two Standoffs, In Six Months

Feb. 20 at 2:16 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers arrest two men for felony assault charges after a standoff on the South Hill.

Police Resolve Potential Hostage Situation

Feb. 20 at 12:08 p.m. - Spokane Police take a man into custody after he threatened suicide with a gun and inferred he would harm his four-year-old child.

SPD’s Investigation into a Shooting on Feb. 16 Continues

Feb. 19 at 9:47 a.m. - SPD’s investigation into a shooting on 2-16-24 continues, multiple arrests made, one person deceased

SPD Arrests Prolific Burglary Suspect

Feb. 15 at 4:02 p.m. - SPD arrests prolific burglary suspect with additional investigations ongoing

Officer Involved Shooting

Feb. 13 at 8:16 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting Monday afternoon.

SPD Officer Involved Shooting

Feb. 12 at 9:39 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting early Monday, Feb. 12.

Juvenile Arrested with Stolen Firearm Fights with Police

Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. - SPD arrests teenager, after he assaulted a female juvenile, displayed a stolen gun to witnesses, and fought with police.

Local Scam Re-occurring

Feb. 9 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD wants to make Spokane residents aware of a possible new scam being used in the area to steal your money and possibly your identity.

Homicide suspect arrested

Feb. 9 at 4:46 p.m. - SPD arrested a homicide suspect wanted for second degree murder. The arrest is related to a shooting call that occurred last week.

SPD Arrests Criminal on Two Counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Feb. 8 at 10:22 a.m. - After being alerted to a possible murder suspect, SPD arrests a criminal for two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree.

Shoplifting Call Leads to Multiple Felony Arrests on South Hill

Feb. 7 at 6:57 a.m. - On 2-5-24 at approximately 3:30pm, Spokane Police Officers responded to the Target store in the 4900 block of South Regal on the report of a theft.

Spokane Police Respond to Fatal Automobile-versus-Pedestrian Collision

Feb. 5 at 11:55 a.m. - Driver arrested for vehicular homicide.

Suspect Arrested in Death of Child

Feb. 2 at 4:34 p.m. - The suspect is facing extradition back to Spokane

SPD Investigating Homicide

Feb. 2 at 4:26 p.m. - SPD responds to shooting call, one person deceased

SPD and SCSO Respond to Hostage Situation

Feb. 2 at 8:42 a.m. - Combined SPD/SCSO SWAT responds to hours long hostage situation, suspect arrested and children rescued.

Hours Long Barricade Situation Ends with Suspect Arrested

Feb. 2 at 8:40 a.m. - Hours long barricade situation ends with suspect arrested without incident.

Officer Involved Shooting on Lower South Hill

Feb. 1 at 7:36 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting Wednesday evening in the area of Cliff Avenue and Stevens Street.


SPD locates shooting suspect within 4 minutes, suspect arrested

Jan. 29 at 8:21 a.m. - The shooting suspect was located within 4 minutes, arrested and booked into jail

SPD SPEAR unit arrests two for trafficking stolen property

Jan. 26 at 3:56 p.m. - The SPD Stolen Property Enforcement and Recovery (SPEAR) team completed a vehicle prowling/trafficking stolen property investigation this week.

Suspect in Fatal Vehicle Collision Found Guilty

Jan. 26 at 8:32 a.m. - Today, 1/25/24, in Spokane County Superior Court, a jury found the impaired driver guilty of vehicular homicide.

SPD arrests suspect after house set on fire

Jan. 25 at 2:19 p.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to the 2600 block of East Desmet on a report of a structure fire.

SPD responds to an early morning homicide, suspect in custody

Jan. 24 at 2:24 p.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to a call of a man shot at a residence in the 3300 block of E. 55th Ave.

SPD Arrests Suspect in Violent Crime Spree

Jan. 19 at 6:35 p.m. - Man who went on violent crime spree in Downtown Spokane booked into jail

Please Help Locate a Vulnerable Adult

Jan. 18 at 2:50 p.m. - Patrick has been located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance.

Package Theft Arrests

Jan. 16 at 7:54 a.m. - SPD SPEAR Team has success with holiday package theft operation

Second Suspect in Drive-By Shooting Arrested

Jan. 16 at 7:53 a.m. - Second suspect in a drive-by shooting last May arrested in Idaho

Major Crimes Unit Makes Arrest in 2021 Homicide

Jan. 12 at 8:52 a.m. - Major Crimes Unit arrests suspect for Murder stemming from seemingly unprovoked 2021 attack.

SPD Looking for Carjacking Suspect

Jan. 10 at 4:42 p.m. - SPD seeks assistance in identifying suspect in attempted carjacking

SPD Arrest Two Following Armed Burglary, Vehicle Theft, and Pursuit

Jan. 9 at 8:12 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest two following armed burglary, vehicle theft, and multi-agency pursuit

SPD 2023 Highlights

Jan. 4 at 4:12 p.m. - SPD is constantly evolving to better serve the community - see highlights, with special mention of highlights under Chief Meidl’s tenure at SPD.

SPD Arrests Suspect in Shooting Incident

Jan. 4 at 8:32 a.m. - SPD arrests suspect in shooting incident, along with related previous violent episodes

Spokane Police Seek Help Identifying Hospitalized Male

Jan. 2 at 9:26 a.m. - The male has been identified, thank you for your help.

Contact Police

For in progress crimes and emergencies call 911

To report a non-emergent crime contact:

To provide crime activity or suspect information that doesn't require immediate action contact:

For general police email contact:

For nuisance reports, including code violations (i.e. illegal camping, substantial litter in yards or alleys, graffiti, land use violations), parking complaints, and road condition issues contact:

Media Relations Contact

Julie Humphreys