Public Safety News Releases for July 2016

July 31

Afternoon Fire Displaces Occupants and Their Dogs

10:03 p.m. - This afternoon, the Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1000 block of S. Pepper Tree Lane.

Major Crimes Investigating Homicide in Northeast Spokane

1:16 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating a homicide in northeast Spokane.

July 30

Major Crimes & Safe Streets Task Force Investigate Shooting on W Sharp

8:12 a.m. - MCU is working w/Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force to investigate a shooting that occurred this morning in the 2100 bock of west Sharp.

Major Crimes Investigating Homicide o West Maxwell

7:17 a.m. - SPD Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning in the 1300 block of west Maxwell.

July 29

ATF, US Marshals and Spokane Fire Collaborate to Arrest Fugitive

11:42 a.m. - Florida Fugitive Responsible for Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Occupied Residence in Spokane’s East Side

July 28

SFD Stresses the Importance of Wearing a Personal Flotation Device

7:23 p.m. - Today’s successful water rescue serves as an excellent reminder for individuals to wear a personal flotation devices when recreating in water.

Fire Marshal Issues Restriction on Outdoor Recreational Fires for City

1:32 p.m. - Fire Marshal Issues Restrictions on Outdoor Recreational Fires for the City of Spokane

Prolific Arsonist Arrested by Spokane Fire and Police Yesterday

10:51 a.m. - Spokane Fire Investigators had been tracking minor fire activity since July 17th in the area of 2nd/Division

July 27

UPDATE: Major Crimes Investigating Homicide on Spokane's South Hill

8:42 a.m. - Detectives are investigating a homicide on Spokane’s South Hill. The victim in last night’s shooting succumbed to his wounds at an area hospital.

July 26

Upriver to Open Shortly; Collision Investigators Process Crash Scene

7 p.m. - Drivers are being asked to use an alternate route for the next 20 minutes or so as investigators process the scene of a crash at Upriver and Haven.

July 25

Coffee with a Cop Event this Thursday

3:59 p.m. - SPD's next Coffee w/a Cop event is this Thurs., July 28th, from 8-10:00a at McDonald’s, 3416 N. Market. All community members are invited to attend.

July 22

Emergency and Crisis Responders to Discuss How Trauma Affects Them

12:06 p.m. - Trauma and its effects on police, firefighters and mental health professionals is the subject of a two-day conference in Spokane next week.

July 21

Yesterday's Apartment Fire Remains Under Investigation

2:35 p.m. - Yesterday morning just before 7 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to an apartment fire located in the 1100 block of N. Walnut St.

July 20

Eluding Suspect to be Charged After Crash at Trent/Helena

7:13 p.m. - Spokane Police will be charging a female with several felonies after a brief traffic pursuit this afternoon.

July 19

Man Safely Taken Into Custody after Standoff

1:59 p.m. - Spokane Police took a man into custody after a standoff that lasted several hours yesterday. Mark Cebriak was booked into jail on 4 separate charges.

July 12

SPD Investigating Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash at 5200 N. Division

2:09 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a vehicle vs pedestrian crash in the 5200 block of N. Division St.

July 11

Spokane Police Investigate Hit and Run on W. Garland Ave.

8:09 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash in the 1400 block of W Garland Ave.

July 7

UPDATE: SPD Arrests Suspect Who Robbed Elderly Man

10:26 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers, following up on tips from the public, arrested Maressa A Morris (22) for 1st Degree Robbery and 2nd Degree Assault yesterday.

July 6

UPDATE: Suspect in Violent Assault Receives over 9 year Sentence

12:47 p.m. - Adrian Washington has received a 112 month sentence after pleading guilty to 1st Burglary, 2nd Assault, and 1st Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Spokane Police Kick Off Police Activities League This Week

11:18 a.m. - The 2016 edition of Spokane Police Activities League (PAL) is underway. Sessions began next yesterday at local parks & run through August.