Police Department News Releases for 2022


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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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