Police Department News Releases for 2019

July

SPD Asking For Help Identifying Armed Suspect

July 18 at 10:35 a.m. - Spokane Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying an armed Suspect approaching houses in the in the 3500 block of E 4th Ave.

Major Crimes Investigating a Homicide

July 18 at 10:31 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes are investigating a homicide at 1600 W. Shannon Avenue.

Going Out PSA

July 17 at 12:16 p.m. - SPD wants to remind the community to follow some guidelines when they go out to celebrate and enjoy the many restaurants, bars and taverns in our area

Summer Scams

July 16 at 12:29 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department wants to remind the public to be aware of possible scams that arrive in our community with the advent of summer.

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

July 15 at 11 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a missing autistic child, Hunter Simmons. He is 13 years old and was last seen in the area of 3400 E Carlisle Ave.

SPD is looking to identify vehicle prowling suspects.

July 14 at 3:45 p.m. - Spokane Police are looking to identify vehicle prowlers from an early morning incident on E Wedgewood Ave.

SPD investigating downtown shooting; two injured

July 13 at 4:13 a.m. - SPD located two adult male shooting victims in the 100 block of N Division St. Both were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries

SPD Giving Out Free Vehicle Theft Prevention Devises

July 12 at 11:46 a.m. - SPD continues to work with the community to reduce vehicle theft. Free “Clubs” are available from the Spokane Police Department

MCU Death Investigation

July 10 at 4:12 p.m. - Update in the Spokane Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit Death Investigation of Richard “Ricky” Coffee.

SPD Participating In FBI National Use-of-Force Data Collection Study

July 10 at 3:50 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department has volunteered to participate in the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Use-of-Force Data Collection Study.

SPD releases names in Officer Involved Shooting

July 9 at 4:55 p.m. - The name of the SPD Officer involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) from July 6, 2019 near 6th Avenue and Maple Street is being released.

Life Threatening Collision in North Spokane

July 9 at 4:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to a Life Threatening Collision at N Market St and E Bismark Ave between a motorcycle and a vehicle.

SIRR Team Investigating An Officer Involved Shooting Incident

July 8 at 11:36 a.m. - A SPD officer was involved in an OIS incident on July 6. The officer fired their service weapon at a wanted suspect. The suspect was uninjured.

North Spokane Sees a Spike in Burglary

July 8 at 11:33 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department makes three burglary arrests however, all three suspects were released within two days.

SPD completes pledge to help individuals affected by mental illness

July 3 at 2:13 p.m. - SPD announces it has completed a pledge to improve the department’s response to those suffering from mental illness in the community.

Lime Scooter Collision

July 2 at 3:52 p.m. - Lime Scooter vs pickup truck collision at “G” street and Princeton. Scooter rider received serious injuries.

June

Attempted Child Abduction at Hoopfest

June 30 at 11:36 p.m. - Officers from the Spokane Police Department responded to a child luring incident during Hoopfest.

Join the Spokane Police Department for Community Appreciation Day

June 28 at 3:35 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) will be hosting its Community Appreciation day on Saturday, July 13.

Spokane Police Detective and Downtown Officers arrest suspect in Arson

June 28 at 3 p.m. - Philip B Lewis (53) was arrested today, June 28, 2019, for 2nd degree Arson for setting fire to an ATM on June 26th.

Working together for a safe Hoopfest

June 27 at 12:25 p.m. - With the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world just a few days away, attendees are being reminded to follow a few safety tips.

Sus Booked for Suspended Driving, Crashes Car less than 2hrs Later

June 26 at 7:31 p.m. - A woman booked for Suspended Driving @ 2:40p this afternoon, was released, & crashed 4:32p. She fled the scene @ 2nd/Spokane on foot.

Suspect Arrested, Booked, Released and Rearrested Within Hours

June 26 at 3:53 p.m. - Suspect arrested and booked for warrants, released an hour later and within the span of one and a half hours steals again.

WheelShare Geo-Fence for Hoopfest

June 26 at 11:44 a.m. - SPD would like to remind everyone about the temporary geo-fence for WheelShare scooters and bikes that will be activated this weekend for Hoopfest.

Protest Downtown

June 21 at 3:56 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department wants to remind the members of the community that we respect the rights of those wishing to speak, assemble and protest.

Traffic Collision North Freya Way

June 21 at 12:33 p.m. - Traffic at Mission and Greene is stopped and or slowed and will be for some time. Please use alternate routes as you travel in that area.

Officers Respond To Stabbing In North Spokane

June 20 at 2:13 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to stabbing in North Spokane

Make sure to register for Spokane Police Activities League

June 17 at 1:51 p.m. - The Spokane Police Activities League (PAL) summer program begins on June 25 and there are still open spots.

Notification of Release

June 13 at 10:44 a.m. - Notification of Release - Male with Sexually Violent Predator Status

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

June 13 at 10:30 a.m. - SPD needs help finding missing thirteen-year-old Angelina I Teshome.

SPD News Help Finding Missing Juvenile

June 12 at 9:58 a.m. - SPD needs help finding missing fourteen-year-old Nashayla Turntine.

SPD Looking For a Domestic Violence Suspect

June 12 at 9:55 a.m. - SPD has probable cause to arrest Romeo C. Villaro in connection with a Domestic Violence incident in the 3500 block of W. Rosemond last night.

Vulnerable Missing Adult

June 12 at 9:53 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

June 12 at 9:51 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

June 10 at 4:11 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

Pursuit Throughout Spokane County

June 8 at 10:33 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers, Air 1, Washington State Patrol and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies were all involved in a pursuit with stolen vehicle.

SPD Special Victims Unit Arrests Babysitter for Assault

June 6 at 4:30 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Special Victims Unit arrests babysitter for Assault of a Child 1st Degree.

Using Receivership to Create Affordable Housing

June 6 at 4:06 p.m. - Spokane Police Department enters into a stipulated order appointing a receiver over five Grove Community properties.

Termination of SPD Officer

June 6 at 4 p.m. - After the conclusion of an Internal Affairs (IA) investigation, Officer Nick Spolski’s employment with SPD has been terminated, effective immediately.

Stabbing Arrest in Logan Neighborhood

June 6 at 11:38 a.m. - On Wednesday SPD officers responded to the Logan neighborhood for a stabbing. The suspect was arrested for assault and booked into jail.

Hundreds of Centennial Trail Medallions Stolen

June 5 at 2:58 p.m. - Hundreds of Centennial Trail Medallions have been stolen & damaged in the last few weeks, the financial cost to replace them is still being calculated

New Traffic Enforcement Camera

June 5 at 2:56 p.m. - Drivers in the NW part of town should be cognizant of a new traffic enforcement camera placed at an elementary school in their area.

Fatality Collision at Garland and Normandie

June 4 at 2:32 p.m. - SPD officers responded to a fatality collision at W Garland Ave and N Normandie St between a motorcycle and a vehicle.

Stolen Truck Recovered

June 4 at 9:25 a.m. - On May 31, 2019 Spokane Police stopped a reported stolen truck downtown. Several people were detained out of the vehicle.

May

Spokane Police Chief Named President-Elect of WASPC

May 29 at 1:38 p.m. - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl named president-elect of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

SPD Requesting Assistance in Locating Missing 78 Year Old Male

May 28 at 2:24 p.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing elderly male.

Spokane Combats Auto Theft

May 23 at 3:21 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) has launched its Spokane Combats Auto Theft program to further its efforts in reducing auto theft.

Kids, learn about safety and become a Junior Police Officer

May 23 at 11:50 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD), the Downtown Spokane Partnership and River Park Square are partnering to present Junior Police Academy.

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

May 23 at 9:09 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting the community’s help in locating a missing juvenile.

Downtown Precinct Requesting the Public's Assistance

May 21 at 3:23 p.m. - SPD’s downtown precinct would like the public’s assistance in reducing the volume of commercial burglaries we are experiencing in the downtown core.

SPD Major Crimes Investigating Body Found In the Spokane River

May 21 at 12:50 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit investigate body found in river near Huntington Park.

Spokane Police investigate shooting on 5th Avenue in East Central.

May 21 at 10:18 a.m. - Monday morning, around 9:00 a.m., a male inside a residence at 3100 E. 5th Avenue called to report he had been shot by an unknown male.

Major Crimes Unit Looking Into the Disappearance of a Spokane Man

May 17 at 12:08 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit is looking into the disappearance of a man. They need your help in locating him or discovering what led to his disappearance.

Safety Tips for Torchlight Parade

May 16 at 3:24 p.m. - City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 at 9:08 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

SPD Bike Theft Sting

May 14 at 2:31 p.m. - Members of the SPD Reserve program set out a bait bike in the Logan neighborhood on Monday. They arrested two people in a short amount of time.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Adult

May 14 at 2:29 p.m. - SPD seeking assistance locating missing adult possibly suffering from medical issues.

SPD Road Rage Arrest

May 13 at 1:35 p.m. - On Saturday, the Spokane Police Department investigated a road rage incident in north Spokane which quickly escalated into a very dangerous situation.

Graffiti Arrest in Shadle Park Neighborhood

May 13 at 1:31 p.m. - The Spokane Police responded to the Shadle Park neighborhood early Saturday morning reference a malicious mischief report.

SPD arrests Vehicle Theft Suspect and recovers vehicle with dog.

May 12 at 12:06 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Vehicle Theft suspect and recover stolen vehicle containing the owner’s dog.

SPD Responds to Man Waving a Gun Around

May 10 at 9:11 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to the area of Dalke and Nevada on Thursday evening for a male waiving a gun around.

Early Morning Collision

May 9 at 1:23 p.m. - SPD responded to a head on collision on the Freya Way Bridge between Mission and Trent.

Vehicle prowler shoots at citizen in North Spokane

May 9 at 4:48 a.m. - A citizen observed their neighbors vehicle being prowled, chased the prowler, and the prowler subsequently fired at least one shot at the citizen

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony

May 2 at 2:41 p.m. - Community members are invited to attend the 32nd Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony

April

Fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood

April 29 at 8:47 a.m. - One adult male deceased after shooting incident on E 5th Ave

Coffee with a Cop

April 25 at 2:46 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event at the Starbucks 172 S. Division on Wednesday, May 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Residents Encouraged to Safely Discard Unused Drugs

April 23 at 5:21 p.m. - Residents can safely dispose of unwanted medications and drugs, receive a free medication lock box and help combat the growing opioid epidemic.

SPD requesting assistance in locating 8 year old child.

April 21 at 1:53 p.m. - Spokane Police are requesting media and public assistance in locating an 8 year old child.

SPD Requests Assistance Locating Missing 12 Year Old Child

April 19 at 1:26 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance locating a missing 12 year old child.

Downtown Standoff Subject Taken Into Custody

April 16 at 9:35 a.m. - Spokane Police Department (SPD) takes Jimmy R. Engleman (53) into custody after a several hour standoff downtown.

New Tools Helping Scammers to Seem More Legitimate than Ever

April 13 at 6:25 p.m. - We are getting reports of a scam where victims get a call appearing to be an SPD phone number, they failed to pay a bond & now have to pay or go jail.

Crime Stoppers Offering Reward For Info Regarding an Attempted Robbery

April 2 at 4:49 p.m. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward in an effort to assist SPD Detectives as they investigate a violent attempted robbery in Browne’s Addition.

March

Group of Teens Wreaking Havoc Downtown Taken Into Custody

March 26 at 10:47 a.m. - SPD arrested 5 people yesterday after the group spent the day wreaking havoc downtown. They were booked for both misdemeanors and felonies.

Spokane Police Requesting Assistance Locating Missing 9 Year Old

March 25 at 9:21 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance location a missing 9 year old child.

Courthouse Assault Arrest

March 22 at 12:43 p.m. - Citizens come to the aid of a female being assaulted by a man in the Spokane County Courthouse.

Attempted Package Theft turns Into Arrest for Assault 2nd Degree

March 15 at 1:36 p.m. - A South Hill resident reports a package theft from a neighbor’s porch. The thief pulled a knife and threatened the witness.

SPD wants you to have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 15 at 1:14 p.m. - As Spokane celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, SPD has a few tips for those attending the event.

Suspect in Custody after Carjacking, Car Crashing, & Dognapping Melee

March 8 at 6 p.m. - A female is in jail after a carjacking in this afternoon. The victim’s dog was in the car when the suspect crashed & ran, terrified, onto I90.

Possible Explosive at Walmart in North Spokane

March 1 at 11:21 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers discover a possible explosive device during the execution of a search warrant in a motor home.

February

Neighborhood Dispute Over Dog Poo Ends in Arrest for Felony Assault

Feb. 27 at 1:03 p.m. - Dwight Collins was arrested for strangling his neighbor & punching the neighbor's wife. He was booked into jail for 2nd Assault & 4th Assault.

Shooting in Northeast Spokane

Feb. 25 at 8:38 a.m. - Spokane police are in the process of investigating a shooting that took place in Northeast Spokane.

Officers Make an Arrest at an Occupied Burglary

Feb. 19 at 10:49 a.m. - Officers make an arrest at an occupied burglary. A resident in Kendall Yards woke to find a man sleeping on her bedroom floor.

SPD recovers multitude of stolen vehicles in just over 24-hours

Feb. 17 at 5:29 a.m. - In a 27-hour period, SPD recovered 13 stolen vehicles in various parts of the City.

SPD Investigating Shooting in 2000 block E 6th Ave

Feb. 14 at 7:19 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting incident in the 2000 block of E 6th Ave.

Coffee with a Cop

Feb. 8 at 2:27 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event Tuesday, February 12, 10 a.m. – noon at Burrito Loco, 3115 E. Mission Ave.

SPD investigating stabbing at Northeast Albertsons

Feb. 6 at 11:31 p.m. - A female in her 70s suffered a non-life threatening stab wound and was transported to a local hospital for treatment

SPD Arrests Convicted Felon

Feb. 5 at 5:09 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol Team 15 and Night PACT (Patrol Anti-Crime Team) arrest convicted felon with multiple firearms, ammunition and drugs.

Attempted Child Luring

Feb. 1 at 4:10 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigation an attempted luring that reportedly occurred yesterday near Regal and Queen around 3 p.m.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 1 at 1:54 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting the public’s help in finding a vulnerable adult.

January

Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives Arrest Suspect in LCHS Threats

Jan. 30 at 5:05 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Detectives have arrested a suspect in the Lewis and Clark High School social media threats.

Homicide Suspect Arrested

Jan. 24 at 4:20 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) has arrested Ashley S. Horning (25) for the homicide at 2100 E. Cataldo Avenue.

Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 24 at 10:17 a.m. - SPD officers were involved in an officer involved shooting (OIS). It is being investigated by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team.

North Spokane Shooting

Jan. 22 at 10:12 a.m. - SPD responded to a north side neighborhood for a shots fired call last night. The incident erupted from on ongoing dispute between a couple neighbors.

UPDATE: Drive By Shooting in North Central Spokane

Jan. 21 at 1:18 p.m. - SPD, following up on the shooting on Atlantic, executed a search warrant on a vehicle seized that night. Officers recovered multiple firearms.

Officers Injured in Violent Encounter with Domestic Violence Suspect

Jan. 20 at 2:32 p.m. - For a 2nd time this week, officers were injured in a violent encounter w/ a suspect. One officer was treated at a hospital but has been released.

Safety Tips for MLK Day Unity March

Jan. 19 at 10:46 a.m. - We want everyone to enjoy a safe MLK Day Unity March. Spokane Police are asking citizens to leave backpacks at home if you are attending the march.

SPD requesting public assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

Jan. 18 at 5:59 a.m. - 55 year-old David Fender was last seen in the area of 2100 E Mission during the evening hours of January 18th.

Missing Children Discovered After an Officer Assault

Jan. 17 at 9:32 a.m. - Several Spokane Police Officers were involved in a very violent confrontation on Tuesday night after stopping a male suspected of DUI driving.

SPD Major Crimes Detectives Investigating a Suspicious Incident

Jan. 16 at 1:58 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Detectives are investigating suspicious circumstances of a man found partially in the river.

Stabbing On Washington Street

Jan. 16 at 1:54 p.m. - SPD Officers were called to 400 S Washington to a report of a stabbing. Officers arrested Tayleeanne J. Guerrero for assaulting someone with scissors.

Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 15 at 2:41 p.m. - The name of the SPD officer involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) from January 7, 2019 in the 600 block of Montgomery is being released.

Statement from Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding OIS

Jan. 8 at 4:37 p.m. - Statement from Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS)

Arson Arrest

Jan. 8 at 2:23 p.m. - SPD and SFD responded to a vehicle fire in the North Central neighborhood yesterday. During the the investigation, it was determined to be arson.

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 8 at 12:21 p.m. - Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident tonight.

Early Morning Drive-by Shooting Arrest

Jan. 4 at 4:59 p.m. - Police arrest a man for numerous felony charges after he fired a handgun in the area of Pacific Ave. and Browne St.

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting in Northeast Spokane

Jan. 2 at 2:36 p.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to a reported shooting in the 6600 block of N Standard.



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