Police Department News Releases for 2020

April

Suspected Officer Impersonation

April 3 at 8:03 p.m. - SPD has received two complaints of a citizen being approached by someone impersonating a police officer.

Repeat Offender Released and Immediately Re-Offends

April 2 at 6:40 p.m. - Repeat offender arrested again just over two weeks after his most recent arrest. Charged with multiple counts of theft and identity theft.

DUI Crash Causes House Fire

April 1 at 6:32 p.m. - Officers respond to serious collision resulting in a major residence fire.

March

SPD's Mission Emphasis Patrol Leads To Two Arrests

March 31 at 2:45 p.m. - Two men have been arrested for burglaries as a result of the Spokane Police Department’s Mission Emphasis Patrols.

SPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle

March 31 at 2:39 p.m. - Spokane Police find stolen truck and three dirt bikes at local nuisance house less than an hour after they were reported missing.

SPD Makes Burglary Arrest

March 30 at 6:36 p.m. - Downtown Precinct Officers make arrest in burglary from a low income housing complex.

Homicide Investigation

March 27 at 7:16 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a March 25 homicide.

Man Arrested With Realistic BB Gun

March 27 at 7:09 p.m. - A 19 year old male was arrested for intentionally shooting and shattering several windows at Garry Middle School.

Cold Case Solved

March 26 at 7:52 p.m. - Spokane Police Department solves 35 years old murder with the help of genetic genealogy.

Spokane Man with Extensive Criminal History Back In Jail

March 26 at 7:49 p.m. - A Spokane man with an extensive local criminal history is back in jail after committing an assault three days after being released from jail.

SPD PAC Working To Catch Repeat Offender

March 26 at 7:44 p.m. - PAC team working to catch a longtime Spokane repeat offender.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

March 26 at 7:38 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Domestic Violence Unit is asking for your help in locating two adults and their children.

Officer Involved Collision

March 25 at 3:21 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer was injured this morning when a driver ran a stop sign and collided with his patrol car.

K9 Capture

March 25 at 3:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers and a Spokane Police K9 catch a potential robbery suspect with help from some alert citizens.

Stay At Home Order

March 23 at 6:35 p.m. - Spokane Police's primary role in supporting the governor’s stay at home order (covid-19) is to help educate the community about how to comply.

Officers Respond To Theft at North Town Mall

March 23 at 3:08 p.m. - Officers responded to North Town Mall for a theft. The suspect ripped a cell phone out of another customers hand and then took off running.

Mission Possible

March 22 at 12:16 p.m. - Spokane Police Department adopts mission focused crime fighting with strong initial results.

Officers Responded To a Report of a Woman Waving a Gun

March 19 at 7:38 p.m. - The female was arrested for the violent felony crime of attempt to elude (3 separate cases), threats to kill, and various misdemeanors.

Shooting Sends Three to the Hospital

March 18 at 7:50 p.m. - A shooting in northeast Spokane sends three to area hospitals, two for gunshot wounds and one for being struck by a vehicle.

Significant Sentence for Two Spokane Defendants

March 18 at 3:14 p.m. - Two Men were recently given significant sentences after an incident where they shot multiple rounds at an occupied home.

SPD Investigating an Occupied Burglary

March 18 at 3:11 p.m. - An occupied burglary occurred in northwest Spokane. The homeowner fired rounds at the suspects as they fled in a vehicle.

Missing Juvenile

March 17 at 2:48 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a missing Juvenile.

DV Unit Asking for Public's Help

March 13 at 12:33 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating Charles Washington.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

March 13 at 12:31 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating Brian Suominen.

SPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle

March 13 at 12:29 p.m. - SPD recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a suspect who had been driving it. He was eventually booked into jail on numerous charges and a warrant.

Missing 11 Year Old Juvenile

March 12 at 2:40 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child from the Chief Garry Neighborhood.

SPD Arrests Arson and Vehicle Vehicle Theft Suspect

March 8 at 10:19 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest Arson and Vehicle Theft suspect after she set fire to her apartment and later crashed a stolen vehicle.

Freya Street and Upriver Drive Crash

March 5 at 4:25 p.m. - A serious crash at Freya and Upriver Drive sent three people to the hospital. The driver of one of the vehicle’s was later arrested for DUI.

Spokane Police Asking for help Locating a Missing Child

March 3 at 5:24 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child from northwest Spokane.

SPD Responds To Two Fatal Collisions

March 3 at 5:20 p.m. - SPD responded to, and is investigating; two separate collisions between midnight and 4:30 AM, each collision resulted in a fatality.

SPD Arrest Two Men Driving Stolen BMW

March 3 at 5:18 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested two men who were driving a stolen BMW in the Lidgerwood neighborhood.

Two Charged With 2nd Degree Murder from Rodeway Inn Investigation

March 2 at 4:43 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit and SPD officers have two people in custody for 2nd degree murder related to the death investigation at the Rodeway Inn.

February

Armed Robbery Arrests

Feb. 25 at 2:14 p.m. - Three juvenile males were arrested for the armed robbery of a convenience store.

Wellesley and Assembly Single Vehicle Collision

Feb. 24 at 1:58 p.m. - Feb. 23, officers responded to Wellesley and Assembly for a single vehicle collision where two of the passengers were critically injured.

Major Crimes Unit Investigation

Feb. 20 at 10:49 a.m. - SWAT executes search warrant without incident, the MCU has taken over the investigation.

SPD Arrest Violent Domestic Violence Offender

Feb. 19 at 4:11 p.m. - Violent offender with history of domestic violence is arrested for Second Degree Assault Domestic Violence & Fourth Degree Assault Domestic Violence.

Tips To Reduce Vehicle Theft

Feb. 19 at 11:16 a.m. - SPD has seen an uptick in recent vehicle thefts; here are some tips to keep your property safe.

Suspect in Custody after Shooting on South Hill

Feb. 14 at 9:32 p.m. - SPD responded to a shooting this afternoon. George Ellis (39), has been booked for 1st Assault-DV. The victim remains in critical condition.

Collision leads to the arrest of the driver for DUI, PCS and Suspended

Feb. 13 at 9:13 p.m. - Collision leads to the arrest of the driver for DUI, PCS and Suspended

Fourteen Police Recruits Begin Training At Law Enforcement Academy

Feb. 10 at 12:44 p.m. - Thanks to the generosity of voters, 14 new recruits have begun training at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the Spokane Police Training Center.

Package Theft

Feb. 6 at 12:43 p.m. - A neighbor called SPD after witnessing a female steal a package off his neighbor's front porch. The package was recovered & given back to the victim.

Notification of Release

Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m. - Level III sex offender release

SPD Responded To a Reported Shooting in an Apartment at 500 S Division

Feb. 5 at 3:24 p.m. - SPD respond to a reported shooting in an apartment. Officers located two males inside an apartment with obvious injuries and began first aid.

Crestline/Wellesley Collision Causes Power Outage and Closed Street

Feb. 4 at 4:02 p.m. - Northbound Crestline is closed between Hoffman and Wellesley as Avista restores power.

SPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Feb. 4 at 3:55 p.m. - In December, SPD investigated an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store. A month later, an officer working patrol arrested the suspect for the warrant.

Alcohol Related Collision

Feb. 3 at 1:15 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to the Spokane International Airport to assist the Spokane Airport Police Department with a DUI injury collision.

Shooting Courtland and Market

Feb. 3 at 1:14 p.m. - SPD responds to a shooting in the parking lot of the McDonalds at the corner of Market and Courtland. One man is dead and a suspect is in custody.

January

Car Crashes Into House

Jan. 31 at 1:12 p.m. - Car crashes into home in North Spokane, which results in only minor injuries to the driver.

Shooting investigation in Logan neighborhood, no on-going threat

Jan. 28 at 7:35 p.m. - SPD responded to reports of an accidental shooting. One adult male is deceased after life-saving efforts fail.

Suspicious male attempts to lure child into car from a School bus stop

Jan. 28 at 7:34 p.m. - An unknown male approached several children at a school bus stop near N Victor St and W Lyons Ave and attempted to get the child to get into his car.

SPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Jan. 27 at 12:29 p.m. - SPD responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the Lowe’s parking lot. A purse was stolen & the suspect was arrested by police a short time later.

Armed Robber Taken Into Custody

Jan. 23 at 3:39 p.m. - Suspect in armed robbery taken into custody.

SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team Needs the Public's Help

Jan. 21 at 1:29 p.m. - The SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team is asking for any help from the public in identifying the two men shown using stolen credit cards.

SPD Arrests Burglar Who Was Stabbed By Victim

Jan. 21 at 12:55 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a burglar who was stabbed by the victim when he attempted to enter her house.

Five Mile DUI Arrest

Jan. 21 at 12:45 p.m. - SPD responded to a crash in Five Mile; the driver of that vehicle was arrested for Felony Hit and Run, 3 counts of Reckless Endangerment and DUI.

SPD Needs Help Locating Person Involved In Domestic Violence Incident

Jan. 21 at 12:37 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating a person who was involved in a Jan. 18 domestic violence incident.

SPD Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Woman in Crisis

Jan. 15 at 3:38 p.m. - Newly formed Spokane area law enforcement Behavioral Health Unit responds to woman in crisis.

SIRR Team Investigating Deputy Involved Shooting

Jan. 14 at 4:20 p.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team is investigating a deputy involved shooting in North Spokane.

SPD Asking Drivers to be Cognizant of Road Closures

Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. - Dozens of drivers going around police cars and cones yesterday caused additional issues for City personnel trying to get the roads reopened.

Driver under the Influence Attempts to Ram SPD Officer

Jan. 10 at 4:20 p.m. - SPD Officers pursue driver after they attempted to ram an officer. Driver and passenger are in custody. A gun and drugs were found.

SPD Warns Of Potential Car Purchaser Scheme

Jan. 8 at 1:09 p.m. - Spokane residents have been victimized while trying to purchase a vehicle during a private party sales.

SPD investigating fatal hit-and-run at Trent/Spokane Falls Blvd.

Jan. 7 at 4:29 a.m. - An adult male was pronounced deceased on scene. The suspect vehicle was located abandoned about a mile from the scene

Community and Police Come To Together To Help Families in Need

Jan. 2 at 2:01 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department, partnering with several local businesses and organizations, served 35 families including 91 children this Christmas.



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