Police Department News Releases for 2024

July

SPD seeking public assistance in identifying armed robbery suspect

Today at 9:35 a.m. - SPD seeking public assistance in identifying armed robbery suspect, suspect possibly related to robbery that took place last week in same area

Man Arrested Again Just After Being Released from Jail

Yesterday at 8:01 a.m. - Suspect booked and released from jail, commits another crime before he even leaves the Public Safety Building campus.

SPD Investigates Two Drive-By Shootings Over The Weekend

Yesterday at 8 a.m. - SPD investigates two drive-by shootings Sunday

SPD investigating homicide that happened Sunday morning

July 22 at 2:10 p.m. - SPD investigating homicide that happened Sunday morning

SPD makes arrest stemming from June, 2024 shooting incident

July 22 at 8:41 a.m. - SPD makes arrest stemming from June, 2024 shooting incident

Seven Officers and a K9 Injured in Crash with Shooting Suspects

July 19 at 5:29 p.m. - Seven officers & K9 injured in crash w/ suspects in a shooting as they fled. All are expected to recover. Suspects also transported for treatment.

Midday shooting in North Spokane sends one to the hospital

July 19 at 9:01 a.m. - Midday shooting in North Spokane sends one to the hospital, suspect in custody

Two in custody for robbery, victim transported to hospital

July 17 at 4:45 p.m. - Two in custody for robbery, victim transported to hospital with head injuries

SPD investigating two shootings in North Spokane

July 17 at 9:52 a.m. - SPD investigating two shootings in North Spokane that occurred within three and a half hours of each other

SPD arrests suspect for firing gun at bar patrons

July 15 at 6:02 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect for firing gun at bar patrons after being asked to leave the bar

SPD responds to 2 separate drive-by shootings

July 15 at 5:36 p.m. - SPD responds to 2 separate drive-by shootings, suspect arrested in one shooting

Man Arrested for Crime Spree Including Carjacking and Kidnapping

July 10 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD arrests man who carjacked a vehicle then went on a crime spree including an attempted kidnapping of a child

Missing Elderly Male

July 8 at 8:20 a.m. - Mr. Wing has been found and is safe. Thank you everyone!

Female Killed in Early Morning Shooting

July 8 at 8:18 a.m. - A young adult female was killed in a homicide. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

SPD responds to shoplifting call, suspect pulls loaded gun on officers

July 3 at 12:48 p.m. - SPD responds to shoplifting call, suspect pulls loaded gun on officers

SPD responds to fatal collision involving a scooter and vehicle

July 2 at 1:03 p.m. - SPD responds to fatal collision involving a scooter and vehicle

SPD arrests man for drive-by shooting and assault

July 1 at 5:11 p.m. - SPD arrests man for drive-by shooting and assault after firing at a home in a domestic violence incident

June

Suspect in custody after downtown assault

June 28 at 3:44 p.m. - Suspect in custody after downtown assault

DV suspect arrested on additional charges after damaging patrol car

June 28 at 9:30 a.m. - DV suspect arrested on additional charges after damaging patrol car, assaulting officer while being transported to jail

Man arrested after attempting to steal ambulance in Downtown Spokane

June 26 at 3:19 p.m. - Man arrested after attempting to steal ambulance in Downtown Spokane

Police arrest suspect in late night shooting in Riverfront Park

June 26 at 2:03 p.m. - Police arrest suspect in late night shooting in Riverfront Park

Spokane Police investigating overnight shooting

June 26 at 1:12 p.m. - Spokane Police investigating overnight shooting that left one person deceased

SPD arrests man who carjacked a vehicle – dragging the owner behind

June 26 at 9:19 a.m. - SPD arrests man who carjacked a vehicle – dragging her behind as he fled from police – hitting a patrol car and other vehicles during a pursuit

Suspect in custody after early morning shooting leaves one dead

June 26 at 9:11 a.m. - Suspect in custody after early morning shooting leaves one dead

Ice cream theft results in an arrest for 1st Degree Robbery

June 26 at 9:09 a.m. - Ice cream theft results in an arrest for 1st Degree Robbery, felony property damage

SPD arrests man who set multiple fires in the downtown area

June 24 at 4:57 p.m. - SPD arrests man who set multiple fires in the downtown area over the weekend, and also charge him in a fire last month

Theft of water bottle results in arrest for 1st Degree Robbery

June 21 at 4:54 p.m. - Theft of water bottle results in arrest for 1st Degree Robbery, 2nd Degree Assault

SPD seeking help from the public in identifying person of interest

June 20 at 3:14 p.m. - The SPD is seeking help from community members in an effort to identify a person of interest related to an assault investigation.

Assault call in West Spokane leads to multiple felony warrant arrests

June 19 at 9:03 a.m. - Assault call in West Spokane results in multiple felony warrant arrests

SPD arrests repeat offender for stealing a car and eluding police

June 17 at 4:37 p.m. - SPD arrests repeat offender for stealing a car and eluding police

SPD reminds you to slow down - traffic emphasis underway

June 13 at 4:40 p.m. - SPD reminds you to slow down - traffic emphasis underway

SPD arrests man who assaulted a woman who got out of her car to help

June 12 at 5:17 p.m. - SPD arrests man who assaulted a woman who got out of her car to help him

SPD investigating fatal hit & run collision in Downtown Spokane

June 11 at 4:20 p.m. - SPD investigating fatal hit & run collision in Downtown Spokane

SPD arrests 5 teenagers after they accost two security workers

June 10 at 5:22 p.m. - SPD arrests 5 teenagers after they accost two security workers, brandish a gun and vandalize property

One in custody in Downtown Spokane shooting

June 10 at 11:53 a.m. - One in custody in Downtown Spokane shooting

Stabbing in West Spokane leaves one dead, one with serious injuries.

June 6 at 4:22 p.m. - Stabbing in West Spokane leaves one dead, one with serious injuries. Suspect in custody for homicide.

Multiple Arrests Make After Downtown Pride Mural Is Vandalized

June 6 at 1:17 p.m. - On June 5, 2024, SPD officers responded to the intersection of Howard Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard on a report of a vandalism incident.

Suspect in Custody After Assaulting Family Member with a Firearm

June 5 at 4:48 p.m. - Suspect in custody after assaulting family member with a firearm, brief pursuit safely ends with PIT.

May

Arrest Made In Violent Unprovoked Downtown Assault Of Elderly Male

May 30 at 5:19 p.m. - On May 18th, 2024, just before 4pm, Spokane Police responded to the area of 3rd and Monroe on a report of an assault.

SPD arrests man for child luring

May 29 at 4:41 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to a call of a potential child luring incident

Juvenile Arrested in April Shooting

May 29 at 11:39 a.m. - Detectives with the Regional Anti-Violence Enforcement & Narcotics Task Force have arrested a 13-year-old male related to a shooting on 4/24/24.

Male in custody after causing nearly 30,000.00 dollars in damage

May 24 at 10 a.m. - Male in custody after causing nearly 30,000.00 dollars in damage to West Spokane business

Male Succumbs To Injuries After Northeast Spokane Motorcycle Crash

May 23 at 4:17 p.m. - Male succumbs to injuries after northeast Spokane motorcycle crash

SPD Arrests Male with Large Quantity of Drugs and Also Guns

May 23 at 4:10 p.m. - SPD’s Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) and Patrol arrest a man wanted for DV assault, discovers drugs and guns in the process

Shooting In Garland District

May 23 at 3:22 p.m. - SPD arrests a suspect in a shooting in the Garland district which took the life of one person

High Speed Hit and Run Sends Two to the Hospital, One to Jail

May 22 at 7:52 a.m. - High speed hit & run incident in downtown sends 2 to the hospital, 1 to jail

SPD Arrests Intruder for Residential Burglary and Arson

May 21 at 2:29 p.m. - SPD arrests intruder for Residential Burglary and Arson after home set on fire

SPD Focuses on Drug and Related Crimes in the Downtown Core

May 20 at 8:22 a.m. - SPD focuses on drug and related crimes in the downtown core with extra events and activities underway

SPD charges suspect with felony assault after deliberate drug exposure

May 17 at 3:58 p.m. - SPD charges suspect with felony assault after deliberate drug exposure of 2 corrections officers at Spokane County Jail

SPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspect in an Arson Investigation

May 17 at 10:15 a.m. - SPD is seeking help from community members in identifying a suspect in an arson that caused extensive damage to a local business.

SPD Investigates Defaced Mural

May 17 at 9:45 a.m. - SPD investigates a fire on a downtown street that defaced a mural

Suspect Arrested for Drive by Shooting

May 10 at 3:38 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested a male suspect in connection with a shooting.

SPD quickly locates suspect involved in South-Hill shooting

May 9 at 9:59 a.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to a call on 5-8-24 on the report of shooting and found the assailant shortly after.

SPD Makes Multiple Arrests at North-East Spokane Nuisance Property

May 8 at 10:29 a.m. - Spokane Police conducted several search warrants at a high crime location in the 900 block of East Indiana Avenue.

SPD Emphasis to Keep Parks Safe

May 3 at 12:47 p.m. - Spokane Police conduct park emphasis including enforcement of after-hours City Park violations

SPD Arrests Long Time Conivcted Felon After Brief Standoff

May 1 at 5:26 p.m. - SPD arrests long time conivcted felon for robbery after brief standoff in a North Spokane McDonald’s parking lot

SPD requests public assistance in locating a missing elderly person

May 1 at 4:04 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is seeking help from the public to locate Terra L. Havens (71).

SPD Arrests Two in Park Shooting

May 1 at 2:06 p.m. - SPD arrests two teenagers for drive-by shooting after shots were fired at busy park

April

Victim Safely Recovered, Suspect Still on the Loose

April 30 at 7:50 a.m. - The suspect, 51 year-old Jospeh Parisien, is still outstanding. Anyone who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

SPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect

April 26 at 9:32 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to the 3000 block of East 29th Avenue on a report of a robbery.

Convicted Felon Arrested for Multiple Burglaries Out on Bond Again

April 19 at 4:16 p.m. - Convicted felon out on bond for burglary since January is arrested for 2 more burglaries earlier this week, out on bond again today

Officer Involved Shooting in North Spokane

April 19 at 8:15 a.m. - Information is preliminary; more information will be released at a later time by the Spokane Independent Investigation Response (SIIR) team.

Man Shoots Dog to Stop Attack

April 17 at 4:15 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department responds to a reported shooting where, a dog was shot as it was attacking another dog and seventeen-year-old girl.

Spokane Police arrest a woman for murder after running a man over

April 16 at 4:58 p.m. - On 04/09/24, SPD officers investigated witness reports of a reckless driver intentionally hitting a man.

SPD seeking assistance in locating 11 year old

April 15 at 11:10 a.m. - SPD seeking assistance in locating young boy.

SPD seeking assistance in contacting a witness

April 15 at 10:45 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives would like to speak with a witness in a criminal incident.

SPD Responds to An Armed Robbery Downtown

April 11 at 4:25 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department responds to an armed robbery downtown and quickly apprehends the suspect at a local youth facility.

SPD Seeking Suspect After East Spokane Credit Union Robbery

April 11 at 10:43 a.m. - Spokane Police Department Seeking Suspect After East Spokane Credit Union Robbery

SPD Searching for Suspect After Patrol Car Rammed

April 10 at 10:35 a.m. - SPD searching for suspect after patrol car rammed, brief pursuit halted due to dangerous driving by the suspect

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

April 8 at 10:10 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department has located a missing 12-year-old juvenile.

Parking Lot Altercation Leads to a Male Bing Shot, SPD Seeking Suspect

April 5 at 2:46 p.m. - South Hill parking lot altercation leads to a male being shot, SPD seeking suspect

SIIR Investigating Monroe Rd. Incident

April 3 at 4:31 p.m. - Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team investigating an officer-involved shooting.

SPD Makes Arson Arrest

April 2 at 2:19 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect in a fire on Easter Sunday in the West Central neighborhood – numerous people were inside the involved structure

Spokane Police Officers Were Involved in an Officer Involved Shooting

April 1 at 10:02 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting Sunday evening in the 1800 block of West Dean Avenue

March

SPD Arrests Multiple Suspects in Brazen Downtown Daylight Robbery

March 27 at 4:47 p.m. - Multiple suspects got arrested from downtown daylight robbery.

SPD Arrests Male for 1st Degree Kidnapping

March 27 at 1:44 p.m. - DV after victim held against her will on separate occasions over 2 days, suspect released on own recognizance by court 12 hours after being booked

Male Arrested for 4 Counts of Assault in the First Degree

March 25 at 9:30 a.m. - Shortly before 6am on Saturday March 23, 2024, Spokane police responded to a shooting in the 900 block of E Indiana Ave.

SPD arrests 4 suspects for kidnapping and felony assault

March 22 at 4:20 p.m. - SPD responded to the 1300 block of West Boone after 911 received a call.

SPD responds to shooting in Spokane that leaves one subject deceased

March 22 at 3:41 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the area of Thor and Cleveland on a report of a shooting

SPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Armed Robbery

March 15 at 12:24 p.m. - The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s, about 6ft with a medium build and last seen wearing a tan jacket, ball cap, hoodie & blue jeans.

SPD Arrests Suspect for a Stabbing and Unlawful Imprisonment

March 14 at 5 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect for a stabbing and unlawful imprisonment in a domestic violence incident, suspect released by court after first appearance.

SPD Investigating Serious Collision on Highway 2

March 13 at 7:13 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is currently investigating a serious traffic collision which occurred on Highway 2 near Spotted Road.

SPD Arrests Male for Commercial Burglary, Felony Drug Warrant

March 12 at 3:51 p.m. - On 3-5-24 at 4:48am, SPD responded to a burglary in the 800 block of West Riverside Avenue.

SPD honors fallen WSP Trooper

March 12 at 1:27 p.m. - The City Of Spokane and Spokane Police Department honor fallen Washington State Trooper

DUI Collision and Suspect Assaults Hospital Staff

March 11 at 8:51 a.m. - After an injury collision SPD Officers arrest a woman for DUI/vehicular assault, no interlock device when required and driving while license suspended

Mother of a Teenager in Jail for an April 2023 Homicide Also Booked

March 7 at 5:03 p.m. - The mother of a teenager in jail for an April 2023 homicide also booked for murder in the case

SPD Arrests Suspect Involved in String of Local Commercial Burglaries

March 6 at 2:37 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect involved in string of local commercial burglaries after patrol officers recognize suspect from security video.

DUI X 2

March 5 at 4:53 p.m. - DUI emphasis officers arrest a man for impaired driving during a traffic stop & then arrest his wife for the same crime when she pulls up to the scene

SPD Arrests Male for Malicious Mischief

March 5 at 2:32 p.m. - SPD arrests male for malicious mischief after causing over $10,000.00 of damage to medical care facility, Hostage Team negotiators respond to assist.

Former Pasco Police Officer Sentenced in a Spokane Cold Case Murder

March 5 at 8:18 a.m. - A former Pasco Police Officer was sentenced in a Spokane cold case murder that spanned 38 years and resulted in two trials.

Spokane Police Department Responds to an Armed Barricaded Subject

March 4 at 1:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers, SWAT, HNT, EDU & K9 respond to an armed barricaded subject who attempted to light his residence on fire with a victim inside.

SPD Arrests Male for 1st Degree Robbery

March 4 at 7:49 a.m. - SPD arrests male for 1st degree robbery, store clerk stabbed during theft of a water bottle

SPD Looking for Suspect in Assault

March 1 at 4:03 p.m. - SPD seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who brazenly hit a business owner over the head with a flower pot.

SPD Arrests 8 Time Convicted Felon in Relation to Drive by Shooting

March 1 at 1:13 p.m. - Spokane Police Department arrests eight-time convicted felon in relation to drive by shooting.

SPD Seeking Assistance in Identifying a Theft Suspect

March 1 at 8:44 a.m. - SPD seeking assistance in identifying a theft suspect who has been stealing items from hospital patients.

February

SPD Arrests Suspect for Felony Theft

Feb. 29 at 4:33 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect for felony theft after cell phone stolen from a blind victim

13 Plus Year Sentence for Vehicular Homicide

Feb. 29 at 9:04 a.m. - Feb. 28, 2024 Jermaine J. Green was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for vehicular homicide. The sentence stemmed from a collision in 2022.

SPD Resources Challenged Over a Busy Weekend

Feb. 26 at 4:49 p.m. - SPD officers, investigators and members of specialty units respond to a high number of critical incidents creating a challenge for police resources.

SPD Requests Assistance in Locating Missing Indigenous Female

Feb. 22 at 3:28 p.m. - SPD requests public assistance in locating missing endangered indigenous female

SPD Investigation into Arrest Made by SCSO Sergeant Complete

Feb. 21 at 1:52 p.m. - SPD completes investigation into SCSO sergeant’s actions in the arrest of a man last August, charges forwarded to prosecutor.

SPD Offers Anti-Theft Devices

Feb. 20 at 4:37 p.m. - SPD offers anti-theft device in a continuing effort to curb vehicle theft issues plaguing KIA and Hyundai owners

Same Address, Two Standoffs, In Six Months

Feb. 20 at 2:16 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers arrest two men for felony assault charges after a standoff on the South Hill.

Police Resolve Potential Hostage Situation

Feb. 20 at 12:08 p.m. - Spokane Police take a man into custody after he threatened suicide with a gun and inferred he would harm his four-year-old child.

SPD’s Investigation into a Shooting on Feb. 16 Continues

Feb. 19 at 9:47 a.m. - SPD’s investigation into a shooting on 2-16-24 continues, multiple arrests made, one person deceased

SPD Arrests Prolific Burglary Suspect

Feb. 15 at 4:02 p.m. - SPD arrests prolific burglary suspect with additional investigations ongoing

Officer Involved Shooting

Feb. 13 at 8:16 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting Monday afternoon.

SPD Officer Involved Shooting

Feb. 12 at 9:39 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting early Monday, Feb. 12.

Juvenile Arrested with Stolen Firearm Fights with Police

Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. - SPD arrests teenager, after he assaulted a female juvenile, displayed a stolen gun to witnesses, and fought with police.

Local Scam Re-occurring

Feb. 9 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD wants to make Spokane residents aware of a possible new scam being used in the area to steal your money and possibly your identity.

Homicide suspect arrested

Feb. 9 at 4:46 p.m. - SPD arrested a homicide suspect wanted for second degree murder. The arrest is related to a shooting call that occurred last week.

SPD Arrests Criminal on Two Counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Feb. 8 at 10:22 a.m. - After being alerted to a possible murder suspect, SPD arrests a criminal for two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1st Degree.

Shoplifting Call Leads to Multiple Felony Arrests on South Hill

Feb. 7 at 6:57 a.m. - On 2-5-24 at approximately 3:30pm, Spokane Police Officers responded to the Target store in the 4900 block of South Regal on the report of a theft.

Spokane Police Respond to Fatal Automobile-versus-Pedestrian Collision

Feb. 5 at 11:55 a.m. - Driver arrested for vehicular homicide.

Suspect Arrested in Death of Child

Feb. 2 at 4:34 p.m. - The suspect is facing extradition back to Spokane

SPD Investigating Homicide

Feb. 2 at 4:26 p.m. - SPD responds to shooting call, one person deceased

SPD and SCSO Respond to Hostage Situation

Feb. 2 at 8:42 a.m. - Combined SPD/SCSO SWAT responds to hours long hostage situation, suspect arrested and children rescued.

Hours Long Barricade Situation Ends with Suspect Arrested

Feb. 2 at 8:40 a.m. - Hours long barricade situation ends with suspect arrested without incident.

Officer Involved Shooting on Lower South Hill

Feb. 1 at 7:36 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting Wednesday evening in the area of Cliff Avenue and Stevens Street.

January

SPD locates shooting suspect within 4 minutes, suspect arrested

Jan. 29 at 8:21 a.m. - The shooting suspect was located within 4 minutes, arrested and booked into jail

SPD SPEAR unit arrests two for trafficking stolen property

Jan. 26 at 3:56 p.m. - The SPD Stolen Property Enforcement and Recovery (SPEAR) team completed a vehicle prowling/trafficking stolen property investigation this week.

Suspect in Fatal Vehicle Collision Found Guilty

Jan. 26 at 8:32 a.m. - Today, 1/25/24, in Spokane County Superior Court, a jury found the impaired driver guilty of vehicular homicide.

SPD arrests suspect after house set on fire

Jan. 25 at 2:19 p.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to the 2600 block of East Desmet on a report of a structure fire.

SPD responds to an early morning homicide, suspect in custody

Jan. 24 at 2:24 p.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to a call of a man shot at a residence in the 3300 block of E. 55th Ave.

SPD Arrests Suspect in Violent Crime Spree

Jan. 19 at 6:35 p.m. - Man who went on violent crime spree in Downtown Spokane booked into jail

Please Help Locate a Vulnerable Adult

Jan. 18 at 2:50 p.m. - Patrick has been located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance.

Package Theft Arrests

Jan. 16 at 7:54 a.m. - SPD SPEAR Team has success with holiday package theft operation

Second Suspect in Drive-By Shooting Arrested

Jan. 16 at 7:53 a.m. - Second suspect in a drive-by shooting last May arrested in Idaho

Major Crimes Unit Makes Arrest in 2021 Homicide

Jan. 12 at 8:52 a.m. - Major Crimes Unit arrests suspect for Murder stemming from seemingly unprovoked 2021 attack.

SPD Looking for Carjacking Suspect

Jan. 10 at 4:42 p.m. - SPD seeks assistance in identifying suspect in attempted carjacking

SPD Arrest Two Following Armed Burglary, Vehicle Theft, and Pursuit

Jan. 9 at 8:12 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest two following armed burglary, vehicle theft, and multi-agency pursuit

SPD 2023 Highlights

Jan. 4 at 4:12 p.m. - SPD is constantly evolving to better serve the community - see highlights, with special mention of highlights under Chief Meidl’s tenure at SPD.

SPD Arrests Suspect in Shooting Incident

Jan. 4 at 8:32 a.m. - SPD arrests suspect in shooting incident, along with related previous violent episodes

Spokane Police Seek Help Identifying Hospitalized Male

Jan. 2 at 9:26 a.m. - The male has been identified, thank you for your help.



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