Police Department News Releases for 2021


Silver Alert North Spokane

May 5 at 12:10 p.m. - Mr. Mann has been located.


Road Racing Emphasis Patrol

April 30 at 3:19 p.m. - SPD and regional partners put the brakes on road racing in North Spokane with a driving emphasis patrol

SPD Seeking Public's Help

April 30 at 3:16 p.m. - SPD is seeking the help of the public in identifying multiple suspects responsible for defacing a downtown mural

Downtown Officers Quickly Apprehend Robbery Suspect

April 30 at 3:11 p.m. - On April 26, 2021, downtown officers were patrolling the 100 block S. Division Street, as that area is a hot spot for criminal activity.

SPD investigating Northeast Spokane shooting incident

April 30 at 3:39 a.m. - One person was seriously injured in a shooting incident near Northtown Mall

Elderly Couple Victims of Burglary and Assault

April 27 at 5:12 p.m. - Elderly couple in upper 80’s and early 90’s burglarized and assaulted by suspect in multi night crime spree.

Police Activities League Boxing

April 23 at 4:19 p.m. - Community partners help offer up a one-two punch with police and area youth

SPD Duty to Intervene Policy

April 22 at 2:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Department’s Duty to Intercede policy already includes most portions of proposed Senate Bill 5066

Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Increased Crisis Calls

April 19 at 2:27 p.m. - March crisis calls up significantly, intervention efforts making for best possible outcomes

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

April 19 at 9:09 a.m. - A Spokane Police officer was involved in an OIS incident on April 17. The officer fired his service weapons at an armed vehicle prowling suspect.

Spokane Police are asking for help finding a missing 11 year old girl.

April 16 at 6:47 p.m. - Update: The Spokane Police Department has located Janisa Collier, 11.

Man Shot During Home Invasion

April 15 at 11:22 a.m. - A man was taken to the hospital for a potentially life-threatening injury after being shot during a home invasion robbery near SFCC

Man Stabs Sibling during an Argument

April 15 at 10:47 a.m. - Two family members engaged in a domestic violence argument over alleged stolen property, one brother goes to the hospital and one goes to jail

Convicted Felon Goes On Tire Slashing Spree

April 14 at 5:20 p.m. - Convicted felon goes on tire slashing spree leaving victims with hundreds of dollars of damage to deal with

Beware Of a Phone Scam Where the Caller Claims To Be Law Enforcement

April 13 at 4:03 p.m. - Beware of a phone scam where the caller claims to be Law Enforcement and asks you to purchase gift cards and provide the card numbers to the caller.

Major Crimes Unit Investigates a Death and Serious Assault

April 12 at 4:12 p.m. - Update: Suspect in North Spokane Homicide booked for 2nd Degree Murder and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

SPD Investigating a Robbery

April 8 at 12:13 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating the robbery of a guest at a hotel in the 9600 block of North Newport Hwy.

Stolen Bikes Recovered

April 7 at 8:08 a.m. - High-end bikes stolen but quickly located by Downtown Precinct officers.

SPD Emphasis for GU Game

April 2 at 3:34 p.m. - SPD and Gonzaga University Security work together to ensure safe and lawful celebrations surrounding Saturday’s NCAA game


Automobile/Pedestrian Collision

March 30 at 4:18 p.m. - An automobile/pedestrian collision sent an elderly man to the hospital for a head injury.

St. Charles Church Fire Suspect

March 25 at 3:28 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a man in connection with last week’s fire at a north Spokane church

SPD Responds to Man in Crisis

March 23 at 4:21 p.m. - SPD officer calmly talks down a suicidal/delusional man and gets him the help he needs even after the man assaulted the officer

Trent DUI Crash

March 17 at 11:41 a.m. - Officers responded to a reckless driver call in the East Central neighborhood in which the driver was possibly armed.

SPD Investigating fatal collision in East Spokane

March 16 at 5:18 a.m. - One person was pronounced deceased at the scene, while another was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries

Kidnapping Scam

March 12 at 4:59 p.m. - Recently there has been an increase in “kidnapping scams” in the Spokane area. SPD wants the public to be aware of these scams and to report them.

SIIR Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

March 10 at 3:20 p.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team is investigating an Officer Involved Shooting that took place on March 7, around 7pm in Chattaroy.

DV suspect hiding in wall can’t evade arrest

March 5 at 4:19 a.m. - 11-time convicted felon is found hiding in wall after multiple-hour standoff

Spokane Police Respond To Reports of a Shooting in Browne's Addition

March 4 at 3:48 p.m. - Two reports, of a female being shot lead police to Browne’s Addition where the victim was located and transported to a hospital for treatment.

Police Strategies LLC Report on SPD Police Interaction

March 3 at 11 a.m. - Police Strategies LLC commissioned for a study on SPD relations with community around gender, age, and race.

Spokane Police are asking the public for help to find a missing 13yo

March 3 at 1:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate, Mary Cady-Kahlow, 13.

SPD Would Like the Community's Assistance Identifying a Burglar

March 1 at 2:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Department would like assistance from the community to identify a burglar.

Shooting On 1700 E. Lincoln Rd.

March 1 at 8:43 a.m. - Officers responded to a shooting call in North Spokane. No victims were shot but suffered injuries to their faces from being pistol whipped.


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.


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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