Police Department News Releases for 2017

November

Update: SPD Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect

Yesterday at 7:27 p.m. - The male suspected of robbing Starbuds is in custody. The timely work by SPD takes a threat off the street, continuing to keep the community safe.

SPD Investigating Armed Robbery-Clerk was Shot

Nov. 22 at 12:50 p.m. - An armed robber entered Starbuds Cannabis last night and during the commission of the robbery shot a clerk.

Spokane Police Public Window Holiday Hours

Nov. 20 at 12:39 p.m. - The SPD Public Window and Spokane County Sheriff Forensic Fingerprint Office will be closed 11/23 -11/27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Missing Elderly Female

Nov. 20 at 8:24 a.m. - Spokane Police are requesting media and public assistance in locating a missing elderly female.

SPD Investigating an Early Morning Armed Robbery

Nov. 15 at 5:19 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened early this morning at the Cenex Zip Trip at Perry and Illinois.

Ruby and North Foothills Closed as Major Crimes Investigates Crash

Nov. 14 at 9:01 p.m. - SPD has closed the intersection of Ruby & North Foothills while they process the scene of a serious vehicle vs. pedestrian collision.

Nobody Injured After Shot Fired into PJ’s Pub

Nov. 14 at 9:25 a.m. - Officers responded to a report of a shot fired outside PJ’s Pub that went through a second floor window of the business. No injuries reported.

SPD Asking for Public's Help Locating Missing Endangered Female

Nov. 13 at 7:54 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting media and public assistance locating a missing endangered female, Carole Cady.

Spokane Police Officers Use Narcan to Save Overdosing Man

Nov. 13 at 9:09 a.m. - Friday SPD Officers responded to a disorderly male who was suffering from a drug overdose. Officers were able to use Narcan to save his life.

Fatality Crash at the Intersection of S. Howard St. and W. 1st Ave.

Nov. 13 at 8:46 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash on S. Howard St. / W. 1st Ave.

SPD investigating a hit and run fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash.

Nov. 12 at 8:04 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a hit and run fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash on E. Holland Ave. / N. Colton St.

Man arrested for multiple felonies after pursuit in North Spokane.

Nov. 9 at 1:48 a.m. - A suspected was arrested after intentionally ramming parked vehicles, a building, and attempting to run over a citizen before fleeing from police

SPD is are investigating an occupied Burglary of the Lindaman's To-Go.

Nov. 8 at 9:39 p.m. - SPD is investigating an occupied 1st Degree Burglary of the Lindaman’s Gourmet To-Go shop located in the 1200 block of S. Grand Blvd.

Shooting at Magnolia and Broad

Nov. 8 at 8:55 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a shooting which occurred yesterday evening in the area of N Magnolia St and W Broad Ave.

Spokane Police Asking for your Help Preventing Car Thefts

Nov. 5 at 9:48 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is reminding drivers not to leave their vehicles running and unattended.

Missing Endangered Adult

Nov. 3 at 9:22 a.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing endangered female.

Spokane Police Officers Search for Work Crew Inmate, Unsuccessful

Nov. 1 at 5:54 p.m. - SPD Officers searched for a Geiger Inmate worker who walked away from his work detail.

The Fuzz: Spokane Police Officers Not Shaving for a Good Cause

Nov. 1 at 10:06 a.m. - During the month of November, officers from SPD will be a bit scruffier than their usual clean-cut appearance. It’s all for a good cause

October

Suspect arrested after stabbing incident in West Central neighborhood

Oct. 29 at 11:57 p.m. - SPD responded to a stabbing in the 1300 block of W Boone. A tenant in the apartment building indicated his neighbor had been stabbed.

SPD looking for public assistance to identify assault/theft suspect.

Oct. 27 at 3:25 p.m. - SPD looking for public assistance to identify assault/attempted theft suspect.

SPD Investigating stabbing in the 2900 block of E. Wabash Ave.

Oct. 26 at 6:45 p.m. - SPD is investigating a stabbing which occurred in the 2900 Block of E Wabash Ave.

Missing 17 Year-Old; Please Help Us Find Him

Oct. 26 at 5:15 p.m. - Missing 17 Year-Old; Please Help Us Find Him

Unattended Death Investigation E. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Oct. 25 at 11:23 a.m. - Spokane Police investigating unattended death in the 100 block of E. Spokane Falls Blvd.

DOA in Riverside State Park

Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. - Body Found in Riverside State Park near Bowl and Pitcher

Unattended Death Investigation E. 27th Ave.

Oct. 20 at 4:14 p.m. - Spokane Police investigating unattended death in the 2900 block of E. 27th Ave.

SPD Searching for N. Addison Street Robbery Suspects

Oct. 13 at 3:33 p.m. - Spokane Police are searching for suspects involved in a robbery on N. Addison St.

SPD Releasing Officer Names From October 4th Officer Involved Shooting

Oct. 12 at 10:21 a.m. - The Spokane police officers involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) from October 4th, 2017 at 2301 W. Wellesley are being released.

Spokane Police Detectives Arrest Subject for 2nd Degree Murder

Oct. 11 at 7:56 p.m. - Spokane Police Detectives Arrest Subject for 2nd Degree Murder from Weekend Shooting Downtown.

SPD arrest two convicted felons for assault and malicious harassment.

Oct. 10 at 4:44 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest two convicted felons for multiple felony assault counts and malicious harassment stemming from a shooting on October 08, 2017.

Spokane Police investigate automobile collision with three pedestrians

Oct. 9 at 12:59 p.m. - Spokane Police investigate automobile collision with three pedestrians. One pedestrian dies from his injuries.

Spokane Police arrest fleeing hit and run suspect.

Oct. 5 at 5:26 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest fleeing hit and run suspect who crashed on N. Monroe St.

SPD involved in an Officer Involved Shooting at Shadle Walmart

Oct. 4 at 8:24 p.m. - SPD Officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting incident this evening.  Two officers fired their service weapons striking the suspect.

Spokane Police Investigating Officer Impersonation

Oct. 4 at 3:51 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating Officer Impersonation

Spokane Police investigating a shooting with a victim.

Oct. 2 at 4:55 p.m. - Spokane Police investigating a shooting with a victim.

September

Hit and Run driver and vehicle located.

Sept. 29 at 2:22 p.m. - Hit and Run driver and vehicle located. Driver cooperating with investigators. Vehicle seized for evidence.

Police Arrest 3 Males after Commercial Burglary in North Spokane

Sept. 29 at 8:28 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers took three males into custody this morning after a commercial burglary in north Spokane.

Spokane Police Asking for Public's Help Identifying Hit & Run Vehicle

Sept. 29 at 1:38 a.m. - SPD is asking for assistance locating the suspect vehicle in a serious hit and run collision that happened this evening in downtown Spokane.

Driver on a traffic stop flees the scene injuring police officer.

Sept. 27 at 5:40 p.m. - Driver on a traffic stop flees the scene injuring a Spokane Police Officer. The officer’s arm was injured by being caught inside the open window.

SPD Investigating shooting on E. Liberty Ave.

Sept. 27 at 9:20 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting on E. Liberty Ave.

Spokane Police Investigating Fatality Vehicle vs Motorcycle Crash

Sept. 26 at 3:33 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating Fatality Vehicle vs Motorcycle Crash in the 500 block of E. Holland Ave.

Shooting at Mayfair and LaCrosse

Sept. 25 at 9:36 a.m. - Yesterday Spokane Police responded to a reported fight at Mayfair and Walton.

Domestic Violence and Officer Assault Arrest

Sept. 22 at 8:19 a.m. - Male arrested after assaulting ex-girlfriend, and Police Officer in North Spokane.

SIRR Investigating Officer Involved Shooting; Suspect Wanted in Reno

Sept. 18 at 6:45 a.m. - SPD was involved in an OIS this morning. One officer fired his service weapon striking the suspect. No one else was injured during this incident.

Police & Fire ask for Help Locating Suspect in South Hill Arson

Sept. 16 at 5:21 p.m. - Police, Fire & ATF are asking help locating the suspect in the arson that forced Beacon Cleaners to temporarily relocate and injured a fire fighter.

Suspect Arrested in Yesterday's West Central Homicide

Sept. 16 at 10:41 a.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has made an arrest in the shooting that left one person dead in west central Spokane yesterday afternoon.

SPD Partners w/ Tri-Cities in High-Level Drug Operation Take Down

Sept. 14 at 6:03 p.m. - SPD's SIU & SWAT team led a multi-agency drug investigation in Tri-Cities taking down a high-level drug operation & arresting several suspects.

SVU Wanting to Identify Witnesses to Sept. 1st Incident

Sept. 12 at 3:18 p.m. - If you saw the events on or near “Decapitated” band's tour bus after the concert 08-31-17, & have not talked to SPD, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

Suspect Arrested for Setting Field on Fire

Sept. 10 at 4:46 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrested a man for causing a field to catch fire at E 2nd Ave and S Pittsburg St.

Two Arrested for 1st Robbery & 1st Burglary within Hours of Incident

Sept. 9 at 10:12 p.m. - SPD booked 2 males, Keoni Canton & Dale D Johnson, for 1st Robbery & 1st Burglary after an incident that happened in the 1800 block of west 8th.

LA County Sheriff's Office Assist SPD in Arrests in Santa Ana (CA)

Sept. 9 at 9:46 a.m. - This morning, LA County SO arrested 4 males for 1st Degree Kidnapping stemming from an incident that happened in downtown Spokane over a week ago.

SPD Asking for the Public's Help Locating Missing Elderly Female

Sept. 7 at 7:43 p.m. - SPD is requesting media and public assistance locating a missing endangered elderly female, 72 year old Bujiriri Kaboyi.

Spokane Police asking for public’s assistance

Sept. 7 at 6:16 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspects responsible for a burglary that occurred at the old McKinley High School.

Spokane Police Arrest Drive-By Shooter

Sept. 6 at 8:37 a.m. - Spokane Police Arrest Drive-By Shooter. Guns and ammunition recovered.

Injured Lieutenant Texaco Incident

Sept. 5 at 5:23 p.m. - Spokane Police Lieutenant suffers broken leg while taking suspect into protective custody.

US Marshals Seek Dangerous Felon in Ferry/Steven County Area

Sept. 3 at 7:55 a.m. - US Marshals Office is asking for help locating a wanted felon, Robert SHOWERS, who evaded law enforcement capture near Republic overnight.

August

Officers Respond to Help Kids Found Abandoned at Home

Aug. 30 at 12:27 p.m. - Officers Respond to Help Kids Found Abandoned in Home

Shooting at 9th and Perry on Tuesday

Aug. 30 at 12:14 p.m. - Shooting at 9th and Perry on Tuesday

SPD Investigating a Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision

Aug. 17 at 8:15 a.m. - Spokane Police Investigate Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision at 7600 N. Division.

Spokane Police arrest man for attempted 2nd degree murder

Aug. 16 at 11:53 p.m. - SPD arrest man for attempted 2nd degree murder after violent attack at local business. The suspect used a baseball bat to assault a female.

SPD investigating shooting incident in downtown Spokane.

Aug. 15 at 4:47 p.m. - Washington between Main and Spokane Falls is closed. Main between Stevens and Bernard is closed.

SIRR Team Investigating Spokane Valley Officer Involved Shooting

Aug. 14 at 10:42 a.m. - Armed male refuses Spokane Valley Deputies commands and is shot.

SPD Searching for Man with Dementia

Aug. 8 at 3:46 p.m. - Man with dementia missing from the area of 5800 W. Rifle Club Rd.

SPD Arrests armed carjacking suspects in Northwest Spokane.

Aug. 8 at 3:32 a.m. - Three juvenile males were arrested for multiple charges including attempted armed robbery and felony assault. A replica firearm was located.

Fatality Crash at the Intersection of 3rd Avenue and Division Street

Aug. 7 at 2:57 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest driver from fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash on S. Division St. / E. 3rd Ave.

July

Spokane Police Asking for Help Locating Missing 10 Year Old

July 26 at 7:02 p.m. - We're asking for help locating Aleah Sauer (10), last seen at about 5:30p at Walnut/Augusta. If you see her please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

Alert Citizens help SPD Recover Stolen Truck

July 24 at 8:17 p.m. - Alert citizens notify Spokane Police department patrol officers to stolen truck.

SPD Releasing Officer Names From July 3rd Officer Involved Shooting

July 19 at 3:31 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the July 3rd, 2017 Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident.

Three Arrested for Breaking in & Vandalizing Salk Middle School

July 18 at 2:03 p.m. - Three Juveniles Arrested after Breaking in & Vandalizing Newly Remodeled Salk Middle School

Spokane Police Investigate Plane Crash

July 17 at 11:32 a.m. - Spokane Police and the FAA are investigating a plane crash in North Spokane.

Several Teens Arrested for Burglary Spree on Spokane's North Side

July 17 at 6:03 a.m. - Spokane Police, following up on investigative leads from the night before, arrested 3 teens for a series of burglaries that happened early Monday.

Serious Crash Downtown Closes Major Intersection for Hours

July 17 at 5:23 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a serious crash that occurred yesterday evening at the intersection of Sprague/Division.

Spokane Police Department is hosting 4 hiring workshops.

July 13 at 1:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Department is hosting 4 hiring workshops.

Standoff With Armed Subject Ends: Subject Arrested, No Injuries

July 13 at 2:07 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to a victim who reported being threatened by his roommate with a rifle.

Spokane Police Officer Uses Narcan to Save Life

July 12 at 4:41 p.m. - Spokane Police Officer Uses Narcan to Save Life

Spokane Police Officer Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

July 11 at 10:24 a.m. - A Spokane Police Officer was placed on administrative leave after being arrested in Spokane County early this morning for domestic violence assault.

Detectives Ask For Help Identifying Suspect in N. Spokane Assault

July 6 at 3:46 p.m. - On July 1, 2017 between 1 and 2 PM, a man assaulted a woman at Walmart (9212 N Colton). Detectives ask for the public’s help identifying him.

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

July 3 at 4:42 a.m. - SPD officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) this morning. Two officers fired their service weapons striking the subject.

June

Spokane Police Public Window Holiday Hours

June 28 at 3:25 p.m. - The SPD Public Window will be open June 30 and July 5. The Spokane County Sheriff Forensic Fingerprint Office will be closed June 30 - July 4.

Death Investigation Near 2nd Avenue and Division Street

June 28 at 9:56 a.m. - Spokane Police Detectives investigate an unattended death in a parking lot near 2nd Avenue and Division Street.

SPD Captures Burglary Suspect with Help from New County K9 Team

June 27 at 5:23 p.m. - SPD responded to a burglary & took the suspect, Zachary D. Smith (37) into custody with help from the new SCSO K9 Team, Dep. Hilton & K9 Bane.

SPD & FBI Investigating Armed Robbery

June 27 at 4 p.m. - SPD and FBI Investigate Armed Robbery of Credit Union at 2507 W. Wellesley

SPD Arrests Suspect Who Shot at Passing Automobile

June 26 at 5:58 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers Arrest Subject Who Shot Handgun at Passing Automobile

SPD Requesting Assistance Locating Elderly Male

June 24 at 11:11 p.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing elderly male.

SPD arrests armed burglary suspect in East Spokane

June 20 at 10:46 p.m. - SPD received a call from the 1800 block of E South Riverton regarding a burglary. The resident at the location woke up to a stranger in his apartment

SRSSTF and Partners Take Down Drug-Trafficking Criminal Enterprise

June 16 at 3:13 a.m. - Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force and Partners Take Down Drug-Trafficking Criminal Enterprise

Vehicle vs Motorcycle Crash N. Nevada St. at E. Broad Ave.

June 15 at 9:04 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating vehicle vs motorcycle crash on N. Nevada St. at E. Broad Ave.

Barricaded Subject with Hostage at Deer Run Apartments

June 15 at 9:03 a.m. - Spokane Police Investigate a barricaded subject with a hostage in the 9700 block of N. Morton St.

Update: Canyon Greens Shooting Investigation

June 6 at 3:17 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a deadly shooting which occurred in an apartment located in the 1000 block of S. Westcliff Place.

SPD Investigating an Unattended Death

June 5 at 2:10 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating an unattended death in the 1100 block of N. Division St.

Suspect Arrested After Pointing Rifle at UGM

June 1 at 6:41 p.m. - After a brief pursuit, the Spokane Police Department arrested Nicholas McRae (35) for multiple felonies.

May

Spokane Police Investigate Shooting Downtown

May 31 at 1:57 a.m. - MCU is investigating a shooting in downtown Spokane. The shooter has been detained and there is currently no danger to the community.

Standoff in East Central Spokane; Wanted Subject Taken Into Custody

May 30 at 11:29 p.m. - A standoff situation in east central Spokane has now ended. The Spokane Police Department has taken Jeremiah N Barnett (28) into custody.

Suspect Arrested for Arson Along Fish Lake Trail

May 28 at 7:02 p.m. - Spokane Police Department arrests suspect who set a series of small fires along the Fish Lake Trail.

Suspect Arrested after Trespassing on Locomotive

May 27 at 1:19 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect for trespassing who broke into a BNSF locomotive, started the engine, and was blowing the horn.

SWAT team takes suspect into custody on N Division St.

May 25 at 10:41 p.m. - SPD Special Victim Unit detectives located a subject wanted for multiple sex offense charges at the 6800 block of N Division St.

Standoff in North Spokane ends peacefully with suspect in custody.

May 24 at 8:50 p.m. - On 05-24-17 at a little after 5:45PM, SPD received information that a wanted subject was at a residence in the 500 block of E. Princeton Ave.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Missing Child

May 22 at 10:11 p.m. - SPD is requesting the public's assistance in locating missing 10 year old male, Jeremy Clough.

Fight Call Ends in Arrest for Felonies; Gun & Drugs taken off Streets

May 21 at 3:32 a.m. - SPD Officers, responding to a fight call, arrested Eric E Evenson (48) for a number of felonies as well as City Assault-Domestic Violence.

Juvenile Suspected of Robbing Hai's Market Arrested

May 20 at 11:40 p.m. - SPD's Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has forwarded three felony charges related to the Hai’s Market robbery on May 14th to prosecutors.

Spokane Police Officer Placed on Administrative Leave

May 18 at 8:11 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer was placed on administrative leave after an incident early this morning.

Safety tips for Torchlight Parade

May 18 at 3:18 p.m. - City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.

Disturbance at Excelsior Leads to Arrests;Injuries to Staff & Officers

May 16 at 1:11 a.m. - Over a dozen Spokane Police Officers responded to the Excelsior Youth Center tonight on the report of a disturbance at the location tonight.

Spokane Police Releases Officers Involved in May 7th OIS

May 15 at 11:26 a.m. - SPD is releasing the names of the officers involved in the OIS incident that took place on 05-07-17 in the area of Fairview Ave. and Perry St.

Spokane Police Investigating Robbery at Hais Market on Crestline

May 14 at 11:49 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating the armed robbery of Hais Market in the 5100 block of north Crestline.

Officer & Passenger from Another Vehicle Hurt in Early Morning Crash

May 14 at 11:37 p.m. - An on-duty Spokane Police Officer & a passenger in another vehicle were injured in a crash early Sunday morning at the intersection of Ruby/Mission.

PACT Team Recovers Large Amount of Stolen Property Traded for Drugs

May 12 at 11:27 p.m. - The PACT team recovered property, likely stolen, that was traded for drugs.Jeffrey Rise was booked for Poss. of a Controlled Sub. w/Intent to Deliver.

Courthouse Annex Suspicious Letter

May 12 at 3:41 p.m. - The Spokane Municipal Courthouse Annex has reopened after a suspicious substance was discovered in a letter.

Join us at the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service

May 9 at 9:13 a.m. - Spokane Police Invite the Public to attend the 30th Annual Spokane Law Enforcement Memorial Service.

Suspect Arrested after Attempting to Fire on Officers with Handgun

May 8 at 1:53 p.m. - SPD booked suspect for for 1st Degree Kidnapping Domestic Violence, 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Attempted Drive By Shooting.

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

May 8 at 8:31 a.m. - SPD officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident on May 7. Three officers fired their service weapons striking the subject.

SPD Responds to Child Luring Incident

May 8 at 8:24 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a child luring incident that occurred near High Bridge Park on 5/5/2017.

SPD Needs Your Help Finding a Missing Child

May 5 at 2:43 p.m. - SPD is searching for a mission child, Jeremy C. Clough,

Remove It or Lose It

May 3 at 2:37 p.m. - A reminder for Bloomies, remove items for your vehicles when unattended.

April

SPD Arrests Man for Illegally Possessing Firearms

April 14 at 4:14 p.m. - Robert Crampton was arrested for several counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Spokane Police Department Identifies Lewd Suspect after Lengthy Invest

April 13 at 4:28 p.m. - SPD has identified Jay Cooke as the adult male involved in a series of reported lewd acts where he was exposing himself to children.

Spokane Detectives Ask For Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect

April 13 at 2:43 p.m. - Detectives are requesting help identifying armed robber of Sunset Grocery.

March

SPD Arrests Juvenile for Threats Against a High School

March 31 at 9:08 a.m. - SPD investigated a threat call Thursday afternoon that resulted in a Juvenile being arrested for threats against a high school and its students.

SPD Recognizes Outstanding Employees at Employee Awards Ceremony

March 30 at 8:30 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) will recognize employees for their service to the Spokane community at the annual SPD Awards Ceremony.

SPD partners with Caffé Affogato for tomorrow’s Coffee with a Cop

March 29 at 9:15 a.m. - SPD will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event in partnership with Caffé Affogato, March 30, from 10-12 p.m. at Caffé Affogato, 19 W. Main Ave.

Weekend Incidents Lead to Several Arrests for Guns and Drugs

March 27 at 5:54 a.m. - Police Officers on patrol over the weekend seized a number of firearms and a significant amount of drugs during four different incidents.

Stolen Firearms and Stolen Ammunition Lead to Downtown Area Motel

March 23 at 3:38 p.m. - SPD investigation leads to the recovery of a stolen vehicle, numerous stolen firearms, and nearly 10,000 rounds of live ammunition.

SPD Receives Culture Audit from Gonzaga University Professor

March 23 at 2:45 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Receives Culture Audit from Gonzaga University Professor

Spokane Police Investigate Suspicious Packages

March 22 at 4:56 p.m. - Spokane Police investigate suspicious packages left on a gas pump at the Mobile station in the 100 block of W. 2nd Ave.

Spokane Falls Death Investigation

March 21 at 8:12 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating the death of a person who went off the Canada Island footbridge into the falls of the Spokane River.

SPD and Street Department Urge Drivers to Avoid Upriver Drive Area

March 20 at 5:04 p.m. - Spokane Police and the Spokane Streets Department urge drivers to avoid the area of E. Upriver Dr. between E. Mission Ave., and N. Greene St.

SIRR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

March 13 at 11:58 a.m. - The SIRR Team is investigating a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) officer-involved shooting that occurred on March 6, 2017.

SPD Arrests Suspect After a Standoff Lasting Several Hours

March 10 at 4:06 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect hiding in attic of residence after a standoff lasting several hours.

Spokane Police are investigating a Robbery/Kidnapping

March 1 at 4:36 p.m. - SPD is investigating a Robbery/Kidnapping that started in Spokane Valley and continued into Downtown Spokane.

Spokane Police Request Public's Help in Location Missing Elderly Male

March 1 at 2:33 p.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing elderly male.

Spokane Police Department's Next Coffee With A Cop

March 1 at 11:51 a.m. - the Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event in partnership with Forza Coffee.

Spokane Police Request Public's Help in Location Missing Adult Male

March 1 at 8:55 a.m. - SPD is requesting the public's assistance in locating missing person.

February

SPD Needs Your Help to Find a Missing/Endangered Person

Feb. 21 at 12:27 p.m. - Spokane Police are requesting the public’s help in checking the welfare of LuAnn Jensen.

SPD is hosting a Police and Community Forum

Feb. 17 at 9:13 a.m. - Spokane Police would like to invite the public to a Police & Community Forum to have discussions about our community.

SPD Investigating a Fatality Accident

Feb. 13 at 9:46 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a fatality accident involving a pedestrian and vehicle.

SPD Arrests Suspect for Unlawful Imprisonment

Feb. 10 at 3:29 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect after he tackled a local university student running on the Centennial Trail near the 200 block of E. Cataldo Ave.

SPD issuing warning about treacherous driving conditions

Feb. 9 at 1:28 a.m. - SPD wants drivers to travel safely and slowly during winter driving conditions after dozens of slide offs and collisions were reported overnight.

January

Homicide Suspect from Incident on Crown Arrested

Jan. 30 at 12:07 p.m. - Monday morning Spokane Police Patrol officers took homicide suspect into custody.

SPD Locates Man Who Attempted to Carjack Three Separate Individuals

Jan. 27 at 3:31 p.m. - Spokane Police successfully located a four time convicted felon, after he attempted to carjack three separate individuals.

UPDATE: Standoff in East Spokane

Jan. 27 at 9:26 a.m. - After over 8 hours, a standoff situation in east Spokane has now ended. The Spokane Police Department has taken Benjamin P Ellis (30) into custody.

Standoff in East Spokane

Jan. 27 at 2:32 a.m. - SPD is dealing with a standoff situation in east Spokane. Crestline is closed from Boone to Broadway and Cataldo is closed from Stone to Napa.

Repeat Offender Arrested by PACT Team

Jan. 24 at 1:17 p.m. - The Spokane Police PACT team arrested a twelve time convicted felon who Attempted to Elude Officers, and crashed into a truck and an STA Bus.

Major Crimes Investigating Suspicious Death on North Side

Jan. 24 at 9:58 a.m. - MCU is investigating a death in the 500 block of E. Crown. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

MCU Investigates Shooting in Browne's Addition

Jan. 24 at 8:41 a.m. - Major Crimes Investigators have made an arrest in the shooting that sent one victim to an area hospital early this morning.

Officer Pulls Woman from Burning Car

Jan. 21 at 5:38 p.m. - An SPD Officer saved a woman by pulling her from her burning car on the north side. When the officer arrived on scene, the car was filled with smoke.

Traffic detour on south side during Friday’s evening commute

Jan. 20 at 3:58 p.m. - A large semi exceeding height restrictions is currently lodged under the railroad trestle on Stevens st. in downtown Spokane.

SPD Releases the Name of the Officer Involved in Sunday's OIS Incident

Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. - Update on Sunday, January 15, 2017 officer involved shooting.

Spokane Police Investigate Stabbing

Jan. 15 at 8:01 p.m. - SPD is investigating a stabbing which occurred in the 1800 block of W. Boone Ave. The suspect called in after stabbing his roommate with a knife.

SIRR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 15 at 8:45 a.m. - A Spokane Police officer was involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (O.I.S.) tonight. One officer fired his service weapon striking the subject.

Water Main Break @ Freya/Congress Causing Issues for South Traffic

Jan. 14 at 3:21 a.m. - A water main break near Freya and Congress on the South Hill is causing significant traffic issues this morning. Freya hill is currently closed.

Spokane Police Investigating Attempted Robbery

Jan. 13 at 9:23 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating an attempted robbery of the Jo-Ann Fabrics located at 2801 E. 29th Ave

SPD Searching for a Wanted Person

Jan. 12 at 12:31 p.m. - SPD is actively searching for 24 year old Kevin W. Kiowski.

SPD Arrest Suspect in E. Sprague and 7th/Thierman Rd. Shootings

Jan. 11 at 3:46 p.m. - SPD will be holding a press conference on Thursday to explain the details.

Ordinance leads to a safer downtown Spokane

Jan. 10 at 10:03 a.m. - An ordinance passed in 2014 as a response to large groups of individuals loitering in downtown has led to positive outcomes for downtown safety.

Spokane Police Investigating Assault on E. Sprague Avenue

Jan. 9 at 10:10 a.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating an assault that occurred in the 1300 block of E. Sprague.

Northpoint Plaza, US Bank Robbery Update

Jan. 9 at 9:13 a.m. - SPD has taken suspects into custody for the US Bank robbery which occurred on Wednesday, January 4.

Spokane Police Investigating Great Harvest Bread Robbery

Jan. 5 at 8:22 a.m. - SPD is investigating the Wednesday, January 4 robbery of the Great Harvest Bread on the South Hill.

Spokane Police Investigating Northpoint Plaza, US Bank Robbery

Jan. 4 at 1:59 p.m. - SPD is investigating a robbery of the US Bank at Northpoint Plaza.

Spokane Police Responds to Two Separate Bank Robberies

Jan. 3 at 2:43 p.m. - SPD responds to two separate bank robberies within minutes of each other in north Spokane.



Contact Police

  • Crime Check: 509.456.2233
  • Tipline: 509.242.TIPS (8477)
  • My Spokane: 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489)

Media Relations Contact

Officer John O'Brien
509.835.4568
jobrien@spokanepolice.org