Police Department News Releases for 2020

November

SIIR Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Yesterday at 2:15 p.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team is investigating a Nov. 22 Officer Involved Shooting that took place in Spokane Valley.

Potential Concealed Pistol License Scams

Nov. 24 at 5:27 p.m. - SPD and the Sheriff’s Office want to make you aware of some inaccurate info and potential scams, regarding the obtaining of a valid Washington CPL.

Malicious Mischief Arrest

Nov. 20 at 4:19 p.m. - Woman breaks into vacant apartment, destroying it, as she claims to be rescuing a 6 year old child, (who is not there).

Officers respond to fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision.

Nov. 20 at 12:10 a.m. - Officers respond to fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision at Wellesley Ave and Belt St.

Hotel Room Shooting

Nov. 19 at 12:05 p.m. - Officers respond to a shooting on the 10th floor of a local hotel. Two men were treated for gunshot wounds onsite & then transported to the hospital.

Human Trafficking

Nov. 19 at 11:58 a.m. - Suspect pleads guilty and is sentenced to 120 months for two counts of 1st Degree Promoting Prostitution.

Major Crimes Unit Asking For Public's Help

Nov. 17 at 1:27 p.m. - MCU is asking for public's help in locating homicide suspect Garry L. Norman, 7/26/1984. If you know his whereabouts please call Crime Check.

Convicted Felon Arrested

Nov. 17 at 11:40 a.m. - Suspect with female and child passengers attempted to elude SPD, crashed car, and fled the scene of the incident.

Shooting On North Division

Nov. 17 at 11:37 a.m. - SPD responded to a shooting near Heroy and Division. There were no injuries and the complainant stated he returned fire after being shot at.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Endangered Elderly Male

Nov. 17 at 2:02 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating Michael Lehan. Family went to pick him up, only to find him and his car, a red 2003 Acura coupe WA #AFR9748, missing.

SPD Responds To a Shooting

Nov. 16 at 4:02 p.m. - SPD responds to report of a drive-by shooting that left one victim with a non-life threatening bullet wound.

Serious collision on Sunset Hwy sends one to hospital

Nov. 15 at 2:56 a.m. - The adult male incurred life-threatening injuries. Subsequent traffic revision resulted in additional incidents

Auto Theft Prevention

Nov. 13 at 5:41 p.m. - SPD reminds you NOT to leave your car running in the cold weather or leave your keys inside

Man Breaks Into Residence While Family Was Home

Nov. 9 at 1:46 p.m. - Suspect armed with scissors breaks into house, resident chases him down and helps SPD locate.

SPD Responds To Drive-By Shooting

Nov. 2 at 6:16 p.m. - A drive-by shooting sends a man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper leg. Investigators are working to identify a suspect.

Reckless Driver Barricaded In Vehicle

Nov. 2 at 2:10 p.m. - SPD Officers have to block a vehicle with their cars to conduct a traffic stop on a reckless driver after he refuses to yield and pull over.

SPD Parade for Local Four-Year-Old

Nov. 2 at 2:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department treats four-year-old to a birthday parade before his surgery.

October

Male Arrested after Defrauding Elderly; Damaging Homes

Oct. 30 at 9:34 p.m. - SPD’s PACT Team booked Perceleono R Lopez on felony charges after an investigation showed he was targeting elderly citizens as a “contractor”.

Road Rage Collision

Oct. 30 at 4:59 p.m. - SPD responds to a road rage incident that results in an assault with a vehicle. The collision shuts down South Regal Street for hours.

Drive by Shooting and First Degree Assault

Oct. 30 at 4:58 p.m. - Spokane Police make an arrest in a drive by shooting that resulted from what was described as a “road rage” incident, near Sharp and Standard.

Early Morning Stabbing

Oct. 29 at 11:03 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers are currently investigating a non-fatal stabbing in the 3100 block of East 5th that took place earlier this morning.

Arson Arrest

Oct. 27 at 4:52 p.m. - An early morning fire was intentionally set at a downtown business. Spokane Police located the suspect a few hours later and took him into custody.

SPD Responds To Domestic Violence Incident

Oct. 26 at 3:20 p.m. - While responding to a domestic violence call officers were confronted by the suspect and involved in a violent confrontation.

Burglary on Mallon Street

Oct. 26 at 3:12 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to a residential burglary in the 1900 block of E. Mallon Street.

Safe Driving Reminder

Oct. 23 at 12:43 p.m. - SPD reminds drivers to take some simple steps to help reduce collisions and stay safe with the first forecasted snow of the season

SPD Request Assistance Identifying Individual Involved In an Assault

Oct. 22 at 5:03 p.m. - SPD is sending photos out to the public in an attempt to identify an involved person, related to an assault that occurred on Friday, Oct. 16.

Election Safety

Oct. 22 at 4:58 p.m. - SPD seeks to help provide a safe and secure election environment for all

Crime Stoppers Offering Reward For Info Regarding an Attempted Murder

Oct. 21 at 4:22 p.m. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to assist SPD Detectives in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an Attempted Murder/Drive by Shooting.

Male Wanted out of Idaho Arrested; Stash of Guns Located

Oct. 21 at 1:24 a.m. - SPD officers took Daniel Haslage (26) , who was armed at the time, into custody in the 9500 block of north Division on a felony warrant out of Idaho.

Group of Males Assault Construction Workers

Oct. 20 at 3:02 p.m. - A group of males assault construction workers in Kendall Yards sending one victim to the hospital with a head injury.

Suspect Attempts to Elude SPD by Cutting a Hole in the Hotel Room Wall

Oct. 20 at 2:56 p.m. - Suspect with felony warrants attempts to elude police by cutting a hole in the wall of his hotel room, is arrested shortly after.

Missing Woman

Oct. 16 at 11:56 a.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance in locating a 62 year old woman

Domestic Violence Arrest

Oct. 15 at 9:33 a.m. - A female is arrested for Assault 1st degree Domestic Violence after striking her boyfriend with her vehicle.

Fatality Collision at Thurston and Regal

Oct. 14 at 12:49 p.m. - SPD, SFD, AMR, and Avista responded to a collision at Thurston and Regal. One person was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

SPD Responds To Report of a Man Pointing a Firearm at Passing Vehicles

Oct. 13 at 4:01 p.m. - A man pointing a handgun at passing motor vehicles was located and taken into custody near the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

SPD Requesting Assistance in Locating Missing Child

Oct. 9 at 5:24 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance locating a missing 11 year old child.

SPD launches Spokane Safe Place

Oct. 8 at 4:07 p.m. - SPD launches Spokane Safe Place to offer crime victims, particularly hate crimes, somewhere to safely wait for police response

SPD Investigating Hit and Run Collision Involving a Lime Scooter

Oct. 7 at 4:16 p.m. - SPD processed the scene of an injury hit and run collision involving a Lime scooter and a vehicle. The scooter rider received a significant injury.

Shooting In East Central

Oct. 7 at 12:07 p.m. - Shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood injures two

Downtown Stabbing

Oct. 6 at 8:15 a.m. - On Monday, an Officer working in the STA plaza was contacted by a male who walked up and stated he needed help and thinks he had been stabbed.

Downtown Homicide

Oct. 5 at 4:14 p.m. - Friday night, SPD responded downtown for a stabbing. One victim was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Drive by Shooting in East Central

Oct. 2 at 1:50 p.m. - A drive by shooting in East Central claims the life of a juvenile male.

Shooting Sends Man to Hospital

Oct. 1 at 4:13 p.m. - A shooting yesterday evening sent a man to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

September

Two Brothers Arrested For 13 Combined Felonies

Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. - Sprayberry brothers arrested for a combined 13 felonies.

Major Crimes Unit Needs Your Assistance

Sept. 29 at 3:52 p.m. - A Spokane Police Department (SPD) Major Crimes Detective is requesting assistance from the community.

Wanted Suspect Located in Northeast Spokane

Sept. 29 at 3:47 p.m. - A suspect wanted for an overnight shooting was located in Northeast Spokane. An Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) resulted.

SPD Needs Your Help Locating Missing Juvenile

Sept. 28 at 1:22 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department needs your help locating a missing juvenile.

SPD Protest Arrests

Sept. 28 at 1:19 p.m. - SPD arrest two people during today’s protest in Downtown Spokane

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Sept. 25 at 9:40 a.m. - Two Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident.

COPS Office Was Spoofed

Sept. 24 at 5:12 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department wants to make you aware the phone number to the West Spokane C.O.P.S. office has been “Spoofed”.

Shooting Leaves Man in Critical Condition

Sept. 24 at 2:15 p.m. - A Party in the 3300 block of East Carlisle results in a shooting, one man is in critical condition at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.

Superior Court Judge Issued a Preliminary Civil Injunction

Sept. 23 at 9:10 a.m. - Judge issued a preliminary civil injunction regarding the time, manner and place of events held by one group outside the Planned Parenthood.

SPD Seeks Help Locating Missing Toddler

Sept. 22 at 2:17 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s help locating a missing toddler. Tanner Lang (2 ½ ) was last seen in the area of 1000 S Westcliff around 4pm, Sept 21.

New Downtown Precinct Opens at Riverside, Wall

Sept. 22 at 11:12 a.m. - Officers introduce themselves to neighbors during Covid-responsible open house

Off-Duty Officer Stops Robbery

Sept. 21 at 2:54 p.m. - Robbery suspect thwarted by off-duty law enforcement officer.

SPD Responds To Violent Domestic Violence Incident

Sept. 17 at 4:59 p.m. - Wednesday night, SPD officers responded to a violent Domestic Violence incident on the south hill.

SPD Warns Of Scam Regarding Photo Enforced Infractions

Sept. 17 at 10:09 a.m. - Spokane Police Department issues warning of a scam regarding photo enforced infractions.

Spokane Police Officer Shot In Exchange of Gunfire

Sept. 11 at 4:43 p.m. - An officer was shot during an Officer Involved Shooting incident this morning. The officer involved in the shooting is in stable condition.

Two Officers Treated At the Hospital for Unknown Exposure

Sept. 9 at 4:03 p.m. - Two officers had to be given Narcan after suffering adverse reactions to an unknown substance they were exposed to.

Multiple Drive By Shootings

Sept. 9 at 3:59 p.m. - Two drive by shootings over the weekend bring the total from the past few weeks to at least nine.

DUI Crash

Sept. 8 at 3:57 p.m. - A drugged up driver collided into a vehicle. In an attempt to flee the scene the driver slammed into a residence disabling their vehicle.

Arson Arrest

Sept. 8 at 2:24 p.m. - An alert Officer, with the help several citizens were able to quickly get the fires under control and arrest a suspect shortly after.

SPD Now Accepting CPL Applications and Scheduling Fingerprinting

Sept. 8 at 2:19 p.m. - SPD is now accepting applications for new, renewed, and replacement CPL’s (Concealed Pistol License) through the police department website.

Hotline for Tips Regarding Human Trafficking

Sept. 8 at 7:17 a.m. - The FBI in conjunction with the Safe Streets Task Force is putting out a tip line to receive tips and info regarding human trafficking in our area.

Armed Standoff Vehicle Barricade

Sept. 8 at 7:12 a.m. - SPD respond to a call of Domestic Violence and ends up in a standoff with an armed man in the parking lot of the Five Mile shopping center.

Man arrested for domestic violence burglary armed with a rifle.

Sept. 6 at 2:53 a.m. - Man arrested after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s residence with a rifle and threatening her through text messages.

Vehicle Trespass Arrest

Sept. 2 at 2:10 p.m. - Suspect arrested for 11 counts of Vehicle Trespass.

Convicted Felon Shoots Himself in the Leg

Sept. 1 at 12:19 p.m. - A convicted felon armed with a stolen firearm shoots himself in the leg.

August

Repeat Domestic Violence Perpetrator Arrested

Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. - SPD locates, contains and arrests repeat domestic violence perpetrator. He was booked into jail on seven felony domestic violence charges.

DUI Crash

Aug. 31 at 11:03 a.m. - SPD and SFD responded to a car crash where the vehicle ran through a house. The driver was placed under arrest for DUI.

SPD Responds To a Domestic Violence Call

Aug. 31 at 10:56 a.m. - SPD responded to a domestic violence call. When Officers moved in to make an arrest, the suspect used his child as a shield to avoid going to jail.

DUI Emphasis Patrol

Aug. 28 at 5:08 p.m. - SPD participates in statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign, now through Labor Day

SPD Responds To a Report Kidnapping

Aug. 28 at 3:45 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to a reported assault and wind up investigating a kidnapping.

SPD Responds To Drive-By Shooting

Aug. 28 at 3:43 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department responds to another drive by shooting.

Serious Collision

Aug. 28 at 3:41 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to an Injury Accident at Nevada and Lincoln

Fatal Collision

Aug. 28 at 3:40 p.m. - Officers respond to a fatal collision at N. Aubrey L White Parkway and W Rifle Club road.

Reckless Driving Arrest Leads to SIX Illegally Possessed Firearms

Aug. 27 at 7:59 p.m. - An officer on a break from court Monday saw a reckless driver on North Division. In the end, the driver was booked for 8 felonies and 3 misdemeanors.

Third Drive-By Shooting In Two Days

Aug. 27 at 11:48 a.m. - The third drive-by shooting in two days leads to the arrest of two more convicted felons.

Two Overnight Drive-By-Shooting

Aug. 25 at 2:30 p.m. - Two overnight drive-by shootings occurred in Spokane. A police pursuit led to an arrest in the one of the shootings.

Vehicle Prowling Arrest as Part of SPD Mission Focus

Aug. 24 at 3:37 p.m. - SPD Mission Focus on property crimes in the West Central neighborhood nets a car prowler armed with 2 pit bulls

Domestic Violence Unit Needs Your Help

Aug. 21 at 3:42 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Domestic Violence Unit needs your help.

Repeat Domestic Violence Offender Arrested

Aug. 21 at 3:40 p.m. - Repeat Domestic Violence offender arrested thanks to concern from victim’s employer.

SPD Responds To Malicious Mischief Call

Aug. 21 at 3:38 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Patrol Officers respond to a malicious mischief call and end up in a standoff with an arsonist perched on a cliff.

Explosive Disposal Unit renders device safe outside Sacred Heart

Aug. 21 at 3:55 a.m. - A small pipe bomb was rendered safe by the Explosive Disposal Unit

Strangulation Arrest

Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. - Man arrested for strangling the mother of two of his children is released without a no contact order in place

Motorcycle rider dies after losing control on Nevada St/N Foothills Dr

Aug. 19 at 8:50 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the report of a vehicle versus motorcycle collision on N Nevada St near E Euclid Ave.

Northwest Spokane Has Two Armed Robberies in Three Hours

Aug. 19 at 3:14 p.m. - SPD responds to two armed robberies at a Zip Trip gas stations, they have one suspect in custody and are still searching for at least one more.

Convicted Felon Arrested Again For Lewd Behavior

Aug. 18 at 1:27 p.m. - Septuagenarian with lengthy criminal history arrested for indecent exposure in store parking lot.

Auto Pedestrian Collision with Life Threatening Injuries

Aug. 18 at 12:40 p.m. - Officers responded to an auto vs pedestrian collision with life threatening injuries as well as the resulting altercations stemming from the collision

Road Rage Incident

Aug. 18 at 12:36 p.m. - SPD responds to reports of a road rage incident that involves a gun, a knife, a knocked out tooth, and ends in a DUI arrest.

Reckless/DUI Driver Threatens Police Officer

Aug. 18 at 9:27 a.m. - Reckless driver threatens fellow motorist before realizing the person he is threatening is a police officer. Gets arrested for DUI.

Officers Respond To Stabbing At Witter Aquatic Center

Aug. 18 at 9:21 a.m. - Argument over parking turns to a fight, leaving two males stabbed.

Drive by Shooting

Aug. 18 at 9:07 a.m. - SPD Officers respond to a drive by shooting in the area of 4th and Magnolia. Officers found a residence in the area with several bullet holes.

Stolen Mail and Yard Art

Aug. 13 at 1:59 p.m. - Photos of stolen items attached

Homicide Investigation

Aug. 13 at 1:28 p.m. - Early morning stabbing in north Spokane becomes another homicide.

Alderman Twins Arrested For Cyberstalking

Aug. 12 at 4:36 p.m. - Twin sisters arrested for a combined 18 counts of cyberstalking for sending death threats and images of dead/mutilated animals online.

SPD arrests subject who tried to throw victim off Monroe St Bridge.

Aug. 12 at 1:01 a.m. - SPD quickly arrests suspect who, after a brief interaction, lifted a victim up and partially over the Monroe St Bridge railing

Stolen Jar

Aug. 11 at 2:33 p.m. - Officers need the public’s help locating the owner of an item seized from a convicted felon's car.

Riverfront Park Gun Incident

Aug. 10 at 8:54 a.m. - On Sunday morning a male went through downtown threatening numerous people, assaulting a couple and threatened another with a handgun.

Ash DUI Crash

Aug. 10 at 8:49 a.m. - Another DUI collision in north Spokane has left a homeowner with a large mess to clean up and a fence to repair.

Major Crimes Detectives Investigated a Homicide in Browne’s Addition

Aug. 10 at 8:41 a.m. - Major Crimes investigated a homicide in Browne’s Addition. The investigation concluded with the arrest of a male for Murder 2nd degree.

Wanted Man Taken Into Custody

Aug. 10 at 8:35 a.m. - Wanted felony assault suspect from King County was located in Spokane and taken into custody.

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Aug. 10 at 8:29 a.m. - Two SPD officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting incident. The officers fired their service weapons at an armed robbery suspect.

Burglar arrested when he attempted to return to the scene.

Aug. 10 at 1:17 a.m. - Burglar arrested in stolen vehicle when he attempted to return to the scene of the crime.

Major Crimes Makes an Arrest in the Fatal Shooting from Last Week

Aug. 4 at 8:12 a.m. - Major Crimes Detectives make an arrest in the fatal shooting from last week on east Nebraska.

July

Two Separate DV Calls End without Incident with De-Escalation Efforts

July 31 at 4:26 p.m. - Two Domestic Violence (DV) calls successfully de-escalated, one with use of Bear Cat, one with K9

Three DUI Crashes (One Fatality) and Two Additional DUI Arrests

July 31 at 12:15 p.m. - In less than 7 hours on Tuesday, SPD responded to an unusually large number of DUI related crashes and incidents, one of them resulting in a fatality.

Armed Robbery at a North Division Business

July 31 at 9:17 a.m. - Spokane Police respond to an Armed Robbery at a North Division Business after an employee was held at gunpoint by two men.

ATM Robbery

July 31 at 9:15 a.m. - Wed. night a female had gotten money from an ATM on the south hill. Moments later she was approached by 2 subjects who had a gun & demanded her money.

Officer Assaulted; Suspect Arrested After Hours Long Standoff

July 29 at 11:25 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer who responded to a residence on the report of Domestic Violence and was assaulted as he attempted to detain the suspect.

Where the Buffalo Roam

July 29 at 1:54 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to reports of bison roaming South Hill.

Spokane Police Activities League

July 29 at 8:57 a.m. - PAL is up and running an eighth straight season!

Crime Spree

July 27 at 3:30 p.m. - Shoplifting suspect so prevalent that employees knew him by name arrested after an almost two month long theft spree.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

July 23 at 3:10 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing/vulnerable adult.

Man Is Shot During an Argument Downtown

July 21 at 4:28 p.m. - Victim transported with non-life threatening injuries after altercation downtown ended in gunfire.

SPD Investigates Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash in South Spokane

July 17 at 3:58 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a vehicle vs pedestrian crash on S Southeast Blvd., near E 25th Ave.

Car Prowler Pulls a Knife

July 16 at 3:25 p.m. - Car prowling suspect assaults witness with knife and flees before being arrested.

SPD Arrests Domestic Violence after Standoff on Roof

July 15 at 4:48 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Domestic Violence suspect after a standoff on the roof of a building in the 800 block of W Riverside Ave.

A Self-Inflicted Gunshot Sends a Convicted Felon to Jail

July 15 at 4:45 p.m. - SPD Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the area of 3900 N. Stone Street.

Repeat Vehicle Thief Arrested Again

July 15 at 4:42 p.m. - Repeat car thief arrested again, for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

Public Service Announcement

July 14 at 4:23 p.m. - Beware of another scam that has surfaced in Spokane.

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project

July 14 at 1:57 p.m. - The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project Committee has decided to postpone this year’s memorial service to May 2021.

Downtown Precinct Officers Arrest a Man for 1st Degree Burglary

July 14 at 1:42 p.m. - Methamphetamine, a pulled fire alarm, and stolen clothing ends in the arrest of a man for 1st degree Burglary.

East Central Shooting Sends One Main to the Hospital

July 9 at 12:12 p.m. - A shooting in East Central sends one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound. The shooter has not been located.

SPD Officer Charged In Car Accident

July 9 at 10:32 a.m. - SPD Officer charged in an injury collision, to appear in court next week.

Spokane Police Chief Named President of WASPC

July 8 at 4:57 p.m. - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl named President of statewide law enforcement organization

Major Crimes Detectives Are Looking For Assistance from the Community

July 8 at 1:15 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives are looking for assistance from the community in their shooting investigation that occurred on July 3, 2020.

Convicted Felon Steals Purse from Elderly Woman

July 8 at 12:48 p.m. - A convicted felon victimizes an octogenarian while she was loading groceries into her car.

North Spokane Crash

July 6 at 8:16 a.m. - Driver was taken into custody for vehicular assault. Two juveniles were taken to a local hospital for their injuries.

Woman arrested for Robbery from Northtown Mall.

July 3 at 1:27 a.m. - Woman arrested after she shoplifted from Buckle at Northtown Mall and assaulted employees with pepper spray.

Spokane Police Recover Stolen Bike worth an Estimated $6,000

July 1 at 9:45 a.m. - Spokane Police recover stolen mountain bike worth an estimated $6,000 after short pursuit through Mission Park area.

Chief Meidl's Letter to the Community

July 1 at 9:42 a.m. - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl's letter to the community.

June

SPD Quickly Locates and Arrests Bombing Suspect

June 29 at 2:16 p.m. - Police quickly locate and arrest the suspect that set off a bomb in a northeast neighborhood, due to the keen eye of several residents who called 911.

Spokane Police Reform History

June 26 at 6:41 p.m. - SPD highlights some of the strong work currently underway and completed toward reform

Knife wielding man in Mission Park arrested without injury to anyone.

June 25 at 9:29 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the Mission Park for several reports of a male threatening park goers with a knife.

Fatal Shooting near Monroe and Augusta

June 24 at 4:31 p.m. - A fatal shooting occurred Tuesday, June 23 just after 2:30 p.m. One male is deceased and the other involved subject is cooperating with police.

Juvenile with knife taken to the hospital for mental health help.

June 23 at 11:12 p.m. - Knife wielding 10-year-old, in crisis, safely taken into protective custody and provided with mental health care after incident.

Spokane Man with Multiple Felonies Arrested Again

June 23 at 1:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team (PACT) Sergeant arrests a multiple time convicted felon in possession of a stolen motorcycle, drugs, and a firearm.

Early Morning Arson

June 22 at 4:43 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to a series of early morning fires in north Spokane. SPD asking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest.

Sus Arrested for Multiple Felonies after Scared Victim Texts for Help

June 21 at 9:44 p.m. - SPD responded to a DV victim’s texts for help because she couldn’t safely call 911. Keman Rhone was arrested w/o incident for several felonies.

Two Overdoses Prevented In an Hour with Narcan

June 18 at 1:15 p.m. - SPD responds and uses Narcan to save lives at two separate incidents of apparent drug overdoses in under an hour.

Missing/Runaway 10 Year Old Child

June 17 at 7:19 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a 10 year-old runaway child.

SPD Responds To a DV Call

June 17 at 6:20 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to Domestic Violence call and arrest naked suspect without incident after de-escalation.

SPD Responds To a Domestic Violence Call

June 17 at 6:14 p.m. - Spokane police officers respond to a domestic violence call involving an ax.

SPD Responds To Shooting with a Victim

June 15 at 11:36 a.m. - SPD responds to a shooting with a victim on Division near the I-90 Overpass. There is no suspect info and no indication that this was a random act.

Protest Arrests

June 12 at 5:57 p.m. - SPD continues to arrest people who committed crimes during the protest turned riot/looting on May 31st in downtown Spokane.

DOA 1600 South Riverton

June 12 at 10:05 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit is on scene at the discovery of a deceased male in the 1600 block of E. South Riverton.

SPD Thanks Officers/Deputies for a Job Well Done

June 1 at 7:27 p.m. - Outstanding work by Spokane police officers & officers/deputies from neighboring agencies minimized injuries & property damage during downtown rioting

May

Motor Escort Leaves Spokane Monday Morning

May 29 at 6:22 p.m. - SPD and SCSO to send off cross country motorcycle ride honoring law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2019.

SPD Makes Drug Arrest

May 29 at 5:11 p.m. - Spokane PD makes drug arrest after being alerted by concerned citizen

Traffic Stop Leads To Two Arrests

May 27 at 2:57 p.m. - Traffic stop leads to two arrests for narcotics and felon in possession of a firearm.

Two Drive-By Shootings Occurred Overnight

May 27 at 2:53 p.m. - Two drive-by shootings occurred overnight. A victim received a life threatening injury in the first incident. No injuries were reported in the second.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Driver Arrested With Citizen's Help

May 26 at 4:07 p.m. - An officer located a stolen vehicle, the suspect attempted to elude before abandoning the car. A citizen's reporting led to SPD locating the driver.

Six Officers Quarantining After Arresting the Same Man Twice In a Week

May 26 at 3:50 p.m. - A man who has tested positive for COVID–19 and refuses to self-isolate has been arrested twice in five days, sending six SPD officers into quarantine.

ROP Released and Continues to Victimize the Spokane

May 23 at 7:35 p.m. - Brian Danner, part of the ROP since '04, was released on bond in November, failed to comply with his release terms, and was rearrested May 3rd.

Fallen Officers Remembered

May 21 at 5:24 p.m. - Fallen law enforcement officers to be honored with permanent graveside marker.

Stand Off Ends Peacefully

May 21 at 8:34 a.m. - A stand off in the 500 block of W 23rd ends peaceably when and armed man surrenders to the Spokane Police SWAT Team.

Spokane Experiences Another Homicide

May 20 at 5:59 p.m. - Spokane experiences another homicide this year. This death occurred in an apartment building across from SPD's Downtown Precinct.

Car Crashes into the Fox Theater

May 19 at 12:43 p.m. - This morning a car narrowly missed a pedestrian and crashed into the FOX Theater after running red lights, and traveling at speeds of 60 – 70 mph.

Police Officer Assaulted During Downtown Traffic Stop

May 18 at 4:50 p.m. - Spokane Police Department officer assaulted during a downtown traffic stop on Sunday, May 17.

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 at 10:39 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

Suspect Arrested On Warrant Smashed Head Against SPD Vehicle

May 14 at 1:38 p.m. - Suspect smashes head against SPD vehicle, says he will claim it was the officer that hit him with his car. The incident was recorded on body cam.

Behavioral Health Unit Sees Success amidst COVID-19 Challenges

May 14 at 1:26 p.m. - BHU has strong success despite adjusted services due to COVID-19 and an increased number of people in crisis during the statewide lockdown.

Scammers Making Unemployment Claims Using Stolen Information

May 13 at 10:55 p.m. - Everyone is trying to make the best of the current situation due to COVID; unfortunately that includes scammers making fraudulent unemployment claims.

Suspect Threatens Wheelchair-Bound Senior with Knife

May 13 at 4:25 p.m. - Eighteen year old, 6’3”, 250 lb. suspect threatens wheelchair-bound senior with knife while stealing his phone.

Attempted Arson Suspect Arrested

May 12 at 1:33 p.m. - Suspect arrested for attempting to burn down house with ex-girlfriend asleep inside.

Lewis and Clark High School Construction Burglary

May 11 at 5:12 p.m. - SPD Officer responded to a commercial alarm in the New Construction Area of Lewis and Clark High School, located in the 600 block of West 5th Avenue.

Double DUI from Downtown Collision

May 11 at 5:09 p.m. - Driver arrested for DUI after causing a crash in the downtown area. The tow truck driver that responded to the crash was also arrested for DUI.

Eluding Arrest from N Division Street

May 11 at 5:03 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest eluding suspect who drove northbound on N Division St., in the southbound lanes of travel, at speeds approaching 100 mph.

Reported Road Rage Shooting, Isn't What It Appeared

May 8 at 4:56 p.m. - Police respond to an alleged road rage shooting on HWY 195 and determine that the alleged victim had actually shot himself in the leg at his home.

Stolen Guitars

May 8 at 4:53 p.m. - Suspect arrested for stealing and pawning multiple guitars during the month of December 2019.

Brandishing and Collision at Division and Indiana

May 8 at 8:37 a.m. - Reckless driver causes collision at Division and Indiana.

Officer Breaks Arm during Arrest

May 7 at 3:04 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer received a broken arm while taking a wanted man to the ground during a trespass and open / consume contact downtown.

Car Lot Damage

May 6 at 8:49 p.m. - Suspects cause almost $60,000 in damage to vehicles at car lot.

14-Year-Old Girl Stops Vehicle Theft

May 6 at 8:47 p.m. - Truck theft thwarted by victim’s 14 year old daughter who chased down the vehicle on foot.

SPD Arrests 19 Time Convicted Felon

May 5 at 3:58 p.m. - Surveillance cameras, alert police officer, key to putting 19 time convicted felon back behind bars.

One Occupant Pulled from Car Submerged in Spokane River After Crash

May 5 at 1:54 a.m. - Officers & citizens pulled a male from a car in the river. He was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. South Riverton is now open.

3 Separate Car Thieves Were Arrested and/or Released Over the Weekend

May 4 at 5:34 p.m. - Three separate car thieves were arrested and/or released over the weekend perpetuating a chronic property crime spree plaguing citizens of Spokane.

Domestic Violence Flyer

May 4 at 5:29 p.m. - City residents to receive a resource flyer in their utility bill to help combat domestic violence

Suspects Crash Vehicle While Fleeing Scene of Violent Confrontation

May 4 at 5:26 p.m. - Suspect crashes vehicle at E Hartson and Fourth Avenue while fleeing scene of a violent confrontation.

SPD Requests Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

May 4 at 5:19 p.m. - Spokane Police request public assistance in identifying a south hill burglar.

SPD safely arrests pitchfork wielding assault suspect

May 4 at 1:54 a.m. - The victim received minor injuries after being attacked with a pitchfork

Shooting at Cannon Park leaves multiple injured

May 3 at 6:51 p.m. - Around 4PM, SPD received multiple reports of shots being fired on the East side of Cannon Park. Multiple people are being treated at area hospitals

Police Encounter Few Problems at May Day March/Protest

May 1 at 5:14 p.m. - Several hundred people gathered to protest the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Officers were staged to monitor the event in order to keep the peace.

April

SPD Officer Terminated

April 30 at 4:43 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department terminated Officer Kristofer Henderson.

Downtown Protest Arrest

April 22 at 4:15 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers make an arrest for Malicious Mischief when a woman throws eggs at cars from her fourth floor apartment downtown.

SPD Helps Families in Need

April 22 at 4:10 p.m. - Six grateful families receive a gift of food and more, thanks to the Spokane Police Department and other community partners

SPD Arrests Suspect Who Slashed Tires on Eight Vehicles

April 21 at 4:43 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested a suspect who slashed tires on eight different vehicles with a knife.

Spokane Woman Arrested For Threatening a Man with a Taser

April 21 at 4:41 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest woman for threatening a man with, and discharging a Taser during an argument.

Serious Collision

April 17 at 9:16 p.m. - SPD Collision Investigators are investigating an accident that occurred at the intersection of Nevada and Sanson a little after 4pm, Friday, April 17.

Domestic Violence Suspect Released Multiple Times

April 17 at 9:13 p.m. - A Spokane man who violated a Domestic Violence order of protection twice in two days was released a second time.

Prolific Offender Arrested

April 15 at 3:13 p.m. - Repeat felon arrested for possession of stolen motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

Man Booked on Felony Assaults after Intentionally Coughing on Officers

April 9 at 11:37 p.m. - Officers were attempting to arrest a woman on warrants when her brother intentionally coughed in both officers' faces.

Bank SCAM

April 9 at 5:10 p.m. - Scam where criminals are using fictitious numbers, in calls/texts that show to a local bank in order to trick un-suspecting people out of their PIN.

Couple Arrested, Again

April 9 at 12:52 p.m. - A Spokane couple was arrested for drug charges after they were observed using needles while at the pumps of a local gas station.

Homeowner Interrupts Theft

April 9 at 12:49 p.m. - Thieves arrested after a homeowner interrupts an attempted theft from the victims garage.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

April 7 at 6:09 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Domestic Violence Unit is looking for assistance in locating a wanted subject.

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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