Public Safety News Releases for November 2016

Nov. 30

Spokane Fire Department investigating arson fire

12:46 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is actively investigating the commercial building fire that occurred at 823 W. Riverside Ave. on Saturday, November 26.

SPD investigating a Robbery/Stabbing

8:46 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a Robbery/Stabbing that happened in downtown on Wednesday, November 23.

Homeowner detains robbery suspect

8:40 a.m. - Just before 10 pm Tuesday, November 22 SPD responded to the area of 29th and Howard on what was initially reported as an occupied residential burglary

Nov. 29

Spokane Police Investigating death on the South Side

8:40 p.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is conducting a death investigation in the 100 block of west 8th.

Two families displaced after evening fire

6:35 a.m. - Two families (3 adults, 2 children and 1 dog) were displaced last night after a fire caused heavy damage to an upper level duplex unit.

Nov. 24

SPD is conducting a death investigation at Shadle Shopping complex

9:15 p.m. - A little before 7PM SPD and Fire Department Officials responded to the parking lot of the shopping center, where a deceased subject was found.

Nov. 23

Robbery Suspect Arrested Downtown w/ Help from Citizens

3:25 p.m. - SPD is investigating a Robbery that happened today. The suspect attempted to rob a male walking down the street and arrested shortly after by police.

SFD warns hot oil turkey fryers pose a significant risk

12:31 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) wants residents to be aware of the number of safety risks associated with frying their Thanksgiving turkeys.

Nov. 22

Natural leak prompts evacuation at Safeway on E. Mission

6:10 p.m. - At 5:47 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a natural gas leak at the Safeway Grocery Store located at 933 E. Mission Ave.

Nov. 16

Firefighter from Spokane Fire Department receives national recognition

11:54 a.m. - During the 2016 International Technical Rescue Symposium, Spokane Fire Department (SFD) firefighter Mike Forbes received a prestigious award.

Nov. 12

More than 3 dozen at House of Charity showing signs of viral infection

4:45 p.m. - More than three dozen overnight guests and staff at the House of Charity are showing symptoms of a viral infection.

Nov. 10

Major Crimes Investigating Fatality Crash on the South Hill

3:49 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on W. 7th Ave. at S. Division St.

Nov. 9

Fire at North Central High School ruled accidental

12:41 p.m. - Just before 10 a.m., crews from the Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of North Central High School.

Nov. 7

Williams to retire as Spokane Fire Chief

9 a.m. - Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams is retiring in January after leading the department for 28 years.

Nov. 3

Don’t forget to change batteries in smoke alarms!

2:21 p.m. - With the upcoming time change, SFD says it’s a good easy reminder when changing clocks to replace the batteries in smoke alarms.

Nov. 2

Unattended cooking materials cause house fire

1:19 p.m. - Investigators with the SFD's Special Investigation Unit say yesterday’s house fire was the result of unattended cooking materials left on the stove.