Police Department News Releases for 2021

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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