Public Safety News Releases for 2022

December

Tacoma Murder Suspect Arrested By SPD

Yesterday at 4:01 p.m. - SPD arrests murder suspect in Airway Heights

SPD Investigation Downtown Robberies

Yesterday at 12:51 p.m. - SPD investigating two evening robberies in downtown area

East Sprague Outbuilding Fire

Yesterday at 8:09 a.m. - On Dec. 7, 2022, a structure fire was reported by a passerby in the 3200 block of East Sprague.

Spokane Man Sentenced for Child Rape

Dec. 7 at 1:15 p.m. - Spokane man sentenced to 38 ½ years in prison for child rape

Suspect Arrested for Shooting Gun in Downtown Spokane

Dec. 6 at 1:56 p.m. - SPD arrests man who fired multiple shots in a busy area of Downtown Spokane

SPD OIS Morton Illinois

Dec. 5 at 8:48 a.m. - Spokane Police are currently looking for a man after an Officer Involved Shooting near the 1100 Block of East Illinois Avenue

SPD Seeks Public’s Help Locating Vulnerable Adult

Dec. 2 at 7:46 a.m. - Chris has been located thanks to a tip from a member of the public.

SPD Responds to Fatal Shooting

Dec. 2 at 7:43 a.m. - SPD responds to fatal shooting near Inland Empire Way

November

Fire at Camp Hope

Nov. 30 at 9:12 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a working fire inside the unhoused encampment referred to as Camp Hope

Missing Persons Reporting Process

Nov. 29 at 2:02 p.m. - SPD streamlines process to report missing persons

West Central Residential Fire

Nov. 28 at 8:10 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a house on fire in the 2300 block of West Bridge Avenue.

Three Smash and Grab Gun Store Burglaries in Two Nights

Nov. 28 at 8:09 a.m. - Three smash and grab gun store burglaries in two nights over the holiday.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Nov. 21 at 8:49 a.m. - Update: Vulnerable adult found safe and cold.

Browne's Addition Victim and the Fire's Cause Identified

Nov. 17 at 11:27 a.m. - The fire investigator identified the nature as accidental.

Spokane Police Seek Public's Help Locating 12 Year Old

Nov. 16 at 8:18 a.m. - The child has been located safely.

Early Morning Fatality in Spokane's Browne's Addition Neighborhood

Nov. 14 at 8:24 a.m. - On Saturday, Nov. 12, at 3:12 a.m., SFD responded to a Civilian Fatality Structure Fire in the 2300 Block of West Pacific Avenue.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Adult

Nov. 9 at 3:25 p.m. - SPD has located the missing adult.

Cold Case Murder Suspect Arrested

Nov. 9 at 2:05 p.m. - Suspect in 1982 murder in Spokane arrested in California

Warning Period for New Speed Cameras Ends Monday, Nov. 7

Nov. 3 at 8:34 a.m. - The warning period for the new School Zone Safety Cameras ends Nov. 7. The three cameras are at Ferris High School and Adams and Roosevelt Elementary.

Couple Shoplifts Thousands, Flees Law Enforcement

Nov. 3 at 8:28 a.m. - Couple Shoplifts Thousands, Flees Law Enforcement, and Collides with Police Car Before Being Apprehended

SPD Asking for Public's Help in Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Nov. 3 at 8:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating 82 year old Cleatis Pedigo.

SPD Makes Arrest in Shooting near Bemiss Elementary

Nov. 3 at 8:10 a.m. - SPD arrests suspect in Northeast Spokane shooting incident

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Child

Nov. 1 at 8:34 a.m. - Update. The child has been located.

October

Happy, safe Halloween from SPD!

Oct. 31 at 2:48 p.m. - SPD wants all little ghosts and goblins to enjoy this annual celebration and for everyone to be safe. You can do so by practicing basic safety tips.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Child

Oct. 31 at 8:57 a.m. - The child has been located and is safe.

SFD, State Farm & Red Cross Partner in National Home Fire Campaign

Oct. 28 at 1:58 p.m. - On Oct. 29, SFD and volunteers with the American Red Cross will be visiting 500 homes offering to install free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

SPD announcing changes to processing of 911 calls

Oct. 28 at 1:47 p.m. - In some situations citizens may not experience any difference in service, while the process for other calls will shift.

Lithium Ion Battery Fires - SFDs National Seminar

Oct. 26 at 9:02 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) is hosting a national seminar October 25-27 (this week) focused on Lithium Ion Battery (LIB) Fires.

Jamie McIntyre, MSW, LICSW Awarded Fire Educator of the Year for 2022

Oct. 26 at 8:47 a.m. - Community Risk Reduction Manager (CRRM) Jamie McIntyre has been awarded Washington State's Fire Educator of the Year!

Early Morning South Hill Fire

Oct. 25 at 3:17 p.m. - At approximately 1:00 AM on October 25, 2022, SFD was dispatched to a structure fire at 3431 South Cook Street.

SPD’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) investigating suspicious death

Oct. 24 at 4:14 p.m. - On 10-23-22, just after 4 p.m., SPD received a call of a body found near the river in a remote location adjacent to the Peaceful Valley neighborhood.

Early Morning Hillyard Neighborhood Fire

Oct. 24 at 11:06 a.m. - At approximately 8:03 this morning, SFD responded to the 1900 Block of East Marshall Avenue on a report of a possible house fire.

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Oct. 20 at 10:09 a.m. - Initial SIIR release; Deputy involved shooting in Stevens County on 10-12-2022

Officer Involved Shooting

Oct. 17 at 8:25 a.m. - Officer-involved shooting after suspect immediately opens fire on officers during arrest attempt

Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

Oct. 14 at 3:26 p.m. - Oct. 14, 2022- Fire Danger Burn Restriction Lifted

Fire Prevention Week 2022

Oct. 11 at 4:17 p.m. - Regional Fire & Life Safety Educators remind “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.”

WADOT encampment shooting

Oct. 5 at 2:38 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect in shooting near WADOT encampment

SVU Detectives Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect

Oct. 3 at 12:17 p.m. - SPD’s Special Victims Unit makes arrest in apparent stranger rape

Fire Prevention Month with SFD

Oct. 3 at 12:03 p.m. - 2022 Theme: Home Fire Escape Planning

Warning Period for New Speed Cameras Ends Nov. 1st

Oct. 3 at 9:17 a.m. - The warning period for three new School Zone Safety Cameras will be Monday, Oct. 3 to Monday, Oct. 31.

September

Early Morning South Hill Apartment Fire

Sept. 27 at 2:23 p.m. - The fire was quickly knocked down and confined to one unit.

SPD Needs Help Locating a Missing Person

Sept. 26 at 8:36 a.m. - SPD needs your help looking for a missing vulnerable adult.

Northside Duplex House Fire

Sept. 22 at 8:47 a.m. - Wednesday, the SFD and Fire District 9 responded to the 6300 N block of Altamont St. on a report of a possible house fire.

SPD Seeking Information/Victims in Scamming Incidents

Sept. 21 at 4:33 p.m. - SPD investigating elaborate scam; attempting to locate additional victims

Missing Indigenous Person

Sept. 21 at 9:11 a.m. - Please be on the lookout for this missing endangered person.

Second Arrest In Nov. 2020 Murder

Sept. 16 at 4:59 p.m. - SPD arrests 2nd person in the murder of a man found in the truck of a vehicle last October

Stabbing Near First Avenue and Division Street

Sept. 14 at 8:23 a.m. - SPD investigating fatal stabbing downtown

North Walnut House Fire

Sept. 9 at 10:11 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a residence on fire in the 5400 Block of North Walnut.

SFD's 4th Annual Kids Jr Firefighter Academy

Sept. 8 at 8:29 a.m. - Experience what it is like to be a firefighter while learning important safety information.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

Sept. 6 at 9:26 a.m. - Update: Sephora has been located and returned home safely.

Officer Involved Shooting

Sept. 6 at 9:24 a.m. - Officer involved shooting in 2900 block of E Wabash

SPD Asking For Public's Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Sept. 6 at 9:22 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating Earl Gligor.

East Spokane Motorcycle Wreck Kills One, Seriously Injures Another

Sept. 6 at 9:20 a.m. - Sept. 2, Spokane police officers responded to the 3800 block of E Sprague Ave after receiving multiple 911 calls of a single vehicle motorcycle wreck.

N Division St closed between Wedgewood Ave and Lyons Ave.

Sept. 3 at 8:54 p.m. - N Division St closed between Wedgewood Ave and Lyons Ave.

August

SPD Statement Regarding Conviction of Nathan Nash

Aug. 31 at 12:25 p.m. - SPD statement regarding conviction of Nathan Nash for charges of rape

Four People Shot In Early Morning Shooting At Franklin Park

Aug. 29 at 8:37 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest 5 suspects in a deadly shooting at Franklin Park in late August.

SPD seeking public’s assistance in locating assault suspect

Aug. 26 at 7:41 a.m. - Update (8/25 18:00): The Spokane Police Department Violent Crimes Task Force has just taken Michael Trout into custody, See original press release.

Traffic closure

Aug. 25 at 5:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is advising of a traffic closure for the intersection of Francis and Florida for an undetermined amount of time.

E Lyons OIS Incident

Aug. 25 at 4:46 p.m. - E Lyons OIS incident involving a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy

Shooting at Dutch Jake Park Injures Four

Aug. 25 at 12:27 p.m. - SPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at Dutch Jake Park.

West Broadway House Fire

Aug. 24 at 8:10 a.m. - SFD responded to the 1300 East block of Broadway Ave. on a report of a possible house fire.

One Person Killed In Late Night Shooting

Aug. 23 at 8:04 a.m. - One person killed, suspect arrested, in late night shooting

Riverfront Park Shot Fired

Aug. 18 at 4:04 p.m. - Update: SPD identifies suspect in shooting at Riverfront Park

SPD Arrest Armed Subject in Downtown Incident

Aug. 17 at 3:11 p.m. - SPD use Taser to arrest downtown assault subject armed with a knife

East Nebraska Residential Fire

Aug. 16 at 3:36 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department with assistance from Fire District 9 responded to a reported residential structure fire in the 300 block of East Nebraska.

East Central Duplex Fire

Aug. 15 at 9:39 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure fire at 403 South Pittsburgh in Spokane's East Central neighborhood.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

Aug. 15 at 9:37 a.m. - Update: Roberson has been located and is safe.

North Side Residential Fire

Aug. 11 at 1:36 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of a house on fire in the 500 Block of East Euclid Avenue.

East Central Wildland Urban Interface Fire

Aug. 9 at 11:12 a.m. - A modified full alarm of structural and wildland companies responded to a report of a brush fire at the intersection of Riverside and Pittsburgh.

Northside Attic Fire

Aug. 9 at 11:08 a.m. - SFD responded to the 2900 Block of East Everett in the Hillyard neighborhood on a report of a possible house fire.

Woman arrested for threatening to kill two people with a gun.

Aug. 7 at 7:35 p.m. - Woman arrested for threatening to kill two people with a gun on E South Riverton Ave.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 7 at 2:45 p.m. - Mr. Nelson has been found.

Spokane Police Department needs help locating a missing man

Aug. 7 at 1 a.m. - Spokane Police Department needs help locating a missing vulnerable adult.

SIIR Investigating Law Enforcement Involved Shootings

Aug. 3 at 10:31 a.m. - The SIIR Team is investigating two separate, but related, law enforcement involved shootings that occurred early this morning.

SPD Investigating a Man Who Was Seriously Burned

Aug. 2 at 3:40 p.m. - SPD investigating an incident where a man was on fire and is badly burned

July

South Hill House Fire

July 27 at 11 a.m. - SFD, Spokane County Fire District 8, and Spokane Valley Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire at 3534 S Morrill Drive.

West Hills House Fire

July 25 at 8:19 a.m. - SFD responded to the 3400 Block of W 5th Ave. on a report of a possible house fire.

SPD Arrests Prolific Identity Thief

July 22 at 2:13 p.m. - SPD’s SPEAR Unit makes arrest of prolific identity thief

Murder Arrest

July 22 at 9:02 a.m. - MCU detectives arrested 32-year-old Stacy Gerber for murder 2nd degree stemming from the shooting death of Michael Materne.

Area Fire Marshals and Surrounding Cities Enact Burn Restrictions

July 22 at 8:57 a.m. - Burn restrictions go into effect, Friday, July 22, 2022

SPD Investigating Fatal Shooting

July 21 at 8:40 a.m. - Arrest made in the July 17th shooting that left one dead and one injured.

Hillyard House Fire

July 13 at 4:11 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to the Hillyard neighborhood on a report of a possible apartment fire.

Water Safety Tips from Spokane Fire Department

July 13 at 4:09 p.m. - Spokane Fire encourages our community to be cautious around natural waterways.

SPD Murder Arrest

July 12 at 2:15 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in death of 77-year-old Spokane man

SPD Responds To Multiple Major Incidents over the Weekend

July 6 at 9:08 a.m. - SPD seeking public’s assistance in fatal hit-and-run collision

SFD Rescues Adult in River

July 6 at 9:02 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of a person in the Spokane River at 12:06 PM on July 4th.

Collision Investigations

July 6 at 8:59 a.m. - Two local arterials closed for part of the morning commute.

Body Found In Rochester Heights Park

July 1 at 5:33 p.m. - SPD’s Major Crimes Unit investigating body found in Rochester Heights Park

June

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals. Including Sparklers.

June 30 at 9:46 a.m. - SFD reminds community that amateur fireworks are illegal.

Tuesday Afternoon Indian Trail Brush Fire

June 29 at 10:08 a.m. - On June 28th at approximately 5:15 pm, SFD crews responded to a reported brush fire in the area of Indian Trail Road and Weile Ave.

Shooting in Northwest Spokane sends 2 juveniles to the hospital

June 29 at 7:43 a.m. - Spokane police officers respond to Dwight Merkel Sports Complex after receiving multiple 911 calls about a large fight which led to a shooting.

27-year SPD veteran released from hospital after being shot yesterday

June 27 at 2:39 p.m. - Despite the serious wounds, we are happy to report Officer Honaker has been released from the hospital and is beginning to recuperate.

SPD officer shot after responding to drive-by shooting incidents

June 27 at 9:17 a.m. - Despite being shot and sustaining multiple injuries, our SPD officer is in stable condition and recovering tonight.

Traffic Safety Emphasis on I-90 Corridor June 24-26

June 23 at 11:08 a.m. - Increased safety patrols will be visible June 24-26 along Interstate 90 from Snoqualmie Pass to Spokane.

Evening Hazardous Materials Incident

June 23 at 10:51 a.m. - SFD received a report from a drive-by caller of a vapor cloud emanating from a commercial building at 3613 East Main Avenue (Haskins Steel).

Technical Rescue On Centennial Trail

June 23 at 10:48 a.m. - On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, a 911 call was received from a 50's year-old man in need of rescue

Charging Lithium-Ion Battery Cause of Fire

June 22 at 1:41 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure on fire in the 2300 Block of East South Crescent Avenue.

SPD looking for assistance in identifying vehicle and driver

June 21 at 9:15 a.m. - Spokane Police looking for assistance in identifying vehicle and driver in early morning Commercial Burglary.

SPD needs help locating a missing vulnerable adult

June 21 at 8:59 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing vulnerable adult.

Adult Male Rescued From Spokane River

June 21 at 8:54 a.m. - At 8:58 AM June 20, 2022, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to the report of a person in the Spokane River adjacent to Glover Park

SPD Provides Duty to Intervene Training

June 15 at 3:38 p.m. - SPD delivers required state training program to help officers stop unnecessary harmful behavior by fellow officers

Sexual Assault Investigation

June 15 at 8:50 a.m. - SPD’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) investigating morning sexual assault report

SPD Seeking Public's Help Locating Domestic Violence Suspect

June 14 at 1:54 p.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a domestic violence suspect

Charge Referred In Kala Williams Murder Case

June 8 at 1:44 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department refers murder charge for the death of Kala Williams.

SPD Asking For Public's Help in Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

June 8 at 11:40 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing vulnerable adult

Quick Response To Basement Fire in Hillyard Neighborhood

June 3 at 10:56 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure on fire in the 2100 Block of East Longfellow.

SPD Breaks Up Stolen Property Ring

June 2 at 12:17 p.m. - Alert neighbor thwarts catalytic converter theft, leads to seizure of more than $100k in stolen property & breaks up stolen property trafficking ring

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Child

June 2 at 9:54 a.m. - Spokane Police Department needs help locating a missing 8 year old boy

SPD Arrests Juvenile for Threat Involving School

June 2 at 9:52 a.m. - Juvenile arrested for a threat involving a local middle school

Home Depot Fire Arrest

June 1 at 2:53 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect in Home Depot fire that caused millions of dollars in damages

South Riverton Apartment Fire

June 1 at 10:53 a.m. - The fire was contained to a bathroom and extinguished within 5 minutes after arrival.

May

Sunday Morning Fire on South Freya

May 31 at 9:02 a.m. - The cause of this early morning incident remains under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit.

SPD Asking For Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Juvenile

May 31 at 9 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing/runaway juvenile

Early Morning Northside Residential Fire

May 26 at 1:47 p.m. - SFD along with units from Spokane County Fire District 9 were dispatched to the 6900 Block of North Douglass Street to a reported house on fire.

Fire in Old Northside Lowe's Building

May 26 at 11:41 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department are Fire District 9 responded to a reported fire at the old northside Lowes building on the 6900 block of Division.

Morning Residential Fire, Adult Burn Victim

May 26 at 11:20 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 800 Block of East 33rd Avenue to a report of smoke coming from a neighbor's door.

Early Morning Fire

May 26 at 11:18 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1300 Block of West Grace Avenue to a report of a house on fire.

SPD Assists with Lilac Parade

May 20 at 4:21 p.m. - SPD set to help provide a safe and enjoyable Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

Downtown High-Rise Fire

May 19 at 12:23 p.m. - FireComm received a message reporting an automatic alarm activating in the Park Tower Apartments in downtown Spokane.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

May 16 at 11:26 a.m. - Nina has been located. Thank you to all that assisted.

Spokane Police Officers Replace Seven Year Old's Stolen Bicycle

May 16 at 11:22 a.m. - Spokane Police Department officers replace seven year old’s bicycle after it’s taken during robbery

Spokane Fire Special Rescue

May 11 at 3:11 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a significant rescue of nine waterfowl from the family Anatidae. (Confused? Did I get your attention yet)?

SFD Investigators Update on Three Recent Fires

May 10 at 10:40 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Investigation unit provides an update for three recent incidents.

Neighbor Helps SPD Arrest Suspect

May 10 at 8:16 a.m. - Good Samaritan assists in arrest of a suspect in a volatile incident where two suspects posed a significant threat to police and community

Early Morning Second Alarm Fire Injures One Occupant

May 9 at 10:08 a.m. - SFD received multiple 911 calls indicating a large house fire in Spokane's Nevada Heights Neighborhood.

Fire Victim Rescued From Residential Fire in Critical Condition

May 9 at 10:06 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a trailer on fire in the San Souci Mobile Home Park.

Early Morning House Fire in Gary Park Neighborhood Displaces Eight

May 9 at 10:03 a.m. - SFD responded to a structure fire in the Garry Park neighborhood.

Technical Rescue Team Called Upon for Weather Event

May 9 at 10:01 a.m. - SFD and SVFD was dispatched to a significant incident indicating multiple reports of persons trapped in house trailers in the Central Mobile Home Park

Critical Neonatal and Pediatric Emergency Care Capability Enhanced

May 9 at 9:56 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department offers new pediatric life-saving tools system-wide

Early Morning Structure Fire

May 9 at 9:51 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure fire reported by a security guard patrolling a row of vacant residences.

Media Release: SFD & Red Cross Partner in National Home Fire Campaign

May 5 at 4:53 p.m. - On May 7, SFD & American Red Cross volunteers will be visiting homes in the Nevada Heights neighborhood installing free smoke & carbon monoxide alarms

Drive-by Shooting Arrest

May 5 at 12 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in a series of drive-by shootings this week

Missing Vulnerable Adult

May 4 at 9:07 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for any help from the community to help locate Les Kremer.

SPD Responds To Multiple Shootings Monday Night

May 3 at 8:42 a.m. - SPD responds to five-reported shootings on Monday night in just under two hours. One of the incidents resulted in a female being shot multiple times.

Two Repeat Offenders Arrested

May 3 at 8:40 a.m. - Two repeat offenders with 21 prior felony convictions each arrested for multiple felonies after being located in a stolen trailer with guns and drugs.

Northeast Residential Basement Fire

May 2 at 12:59 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential structure fire in the 2600 block of East Sanson Avenue.

April

Bank Robbery Suspect Charged

April 29 at 1:13 p.m. - SPD arrests bank robbery suspect who used a stolen rental van as a getaway vehicle

North Side Travel Trailer Fire

April 22 at 5:08 p.m. - Just after midnight on Friday April 22nd, SFD responded to a reported travel trailer fire on the 500 block of East Gordon Ave.

Request for info regarding vehicle whereabouts

April 21 at 4:55 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Unit (MCU) collision investigators are asking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle whereabouts.

SPD makes another catalytic converter arrest

April 21 at 2:22 p.m. - UPDATE: Police arrest 2nd suspect in a catalytic converter theft in late March, vehicle seized tied to additional catalytic converter thefts

Man Rescued in Hillyard Detached Garage Fire

April 21 at 12:56 p.m. - On Thursday, April 21st, at approximately 07:30 AM, SFD was dispatched to a reported detached garage fire on the 1700 block of East Dalton Ave.

West Princeton House Fire

April 20 at 8:36 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the 4000 block of West Princeton Ave.

Northside RV Fire Extends to Residence

April 20 at 8:13 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the 4000 block of North Jefferson.

SPD investigating shooting in the 1600 Block of W Mission Ave.

April 19 at 8:05 p.m. - SPD investigating shooting in the 1600 Block of W Mission Ave.

Arrest in Property Damage to Local School

April 18 at 9:51 a.m. - Woman arrested after throwing rocks through windows of a high school causing substantial property damage

SPD Makes Arrest for Catalytic Converter Theft

April 15 at 5:13 p.m. - The arrest of a suspect in a catalytic converter theft today leads to the seizure of 3 vehicles and additional stolen property

South Hill Structure Fire

April 15 at 9:19 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to 1800-block W 7th Ave to investigate an undetermined smoke odor.

South Hill Building Fire

April 12 at 10:18 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a large building fire at 4511 S Freya Street.

Swiftwater Rescue of Teens Trapped In Vehicle

April 12 at 10:15 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a passenger vehicle that drove at high speed into the Spokane River.

Shooting In North Spokane

April 12 at 10:13 a.m. - Shooting in North Spokane leaves one male deceased

Upriver Vehicle Collision

April 12 at 10:12 a.m. - More Charges for Impaired Driver who Crashed into the River

Unseasonal Wildland Urban Interface Fire

April 11 at 8:24 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a small brush fire near the intersection of South Russell and Highway 2.

Two Unrelated Shootings in Less Than an Hour

April 11 at 8:21 a.m. - Two unrelated shootings in less than an hour leave four victims, two are deceased

Hit and Run Injures Two - Suspect Outstanding

April 7 at 4:11 p.m. - Hit and run puts two people in the hospital

Park Tower High Rise Fire, 1 Civilian Rescued

April 7 at 4:03 p.m. - At 12:55 p.m., a first alarm was dispatched to a high-rise fire at 217 W Spokane Falls Boulevard in downtown Spokane.

Railroad Alley, 3rd Alarm Commercial Fire

April 7 at 3:48 p.m. - At 4:22 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a smoke investigation near 2nd Avenue and Monroe Street.

SPD Arrests Suspect for Stealing Credit Cards from Vehicles

April 7 at 1:35 p.m. - SPD arrests prolific thief who purchased thousands of dollars’ worth of goods on credit cards stolen from vehicles

Drive-By Shooting

April 4 at 8:21 a.m. - Drive-by Shooting in North Central Spokane Sends Juvenile Male to Hospital with Life-threatening Injury

March

Shooting In North Spokane

March 31 at 8:31 a.m. - Shooting in North Spokane sends one juvenile male to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Major Stolen Property Recovery

March 28 at 9:22 a.m. - Lengthy SPD drug investigation nets a huge amount of stolen property and drugs – one person arrested

Traffic Stop Leads To Recovery of Stolen Property and Drugs

March 24 at 12:34 p.m. - Traffic stop leads to arrest, recovery of stolen car, stolen gun, and a lot of drugs

Drive-By Shooting Arrest

March 22 at 1:38 p.m. - Mother and a juvenile arrested after drive-by shooting in Northwest Spokane

West Boone Jolly Mart Fire

March 21 at 10:32 a.m. - Spokane Engine 3 was dispatched to the Jolly Mart in Spokane's West Central neighborhood to check on an unknown rubbish fire.

North Colton Apartment Fire

March 21 at 8:25 a.m. - SFD and automatic aid units from Fire District 9, responded to multiple reports of smoke and fire coming from a 2nd story apartment.

Armed and Dangerous Suspect - Reward Offered

March 21 at 8:22 a.m. - SPD and U.S. Marshals are searching for a dangerous homicide suspect who has made known his desire to kill police officers and others

UPDATE: Missing 5 Year Old Autistic Child FOUND

March 17 at 11:02 a.m. - A missing 5 year old boy who prompted an emergency alert is found safe curled up in a stranger’s car near his home.

Police Vehicle Hit - Suspect Outstanding

March 16 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD seeking assistance in a felony hit and run of a police vehicle.

RV Fire Becomes Homicide Investigation

March 16 at 2:26 p.m. - RV fire turns to homicide investigation; MCU detectives actively investigating

Logan Neighborhood Apartment Fire

March 14 at 8:25 a.m. - On March 12, 2022, SFD responded to the 2400 block of North Hamilton St. for a report of a possible structure fire.

12-year-old Willard Elementary student with firearm arrested

March 9 at 4:49 p.m. - 12-year-old Willard Elementary student arrested after bringing gun to school

Homicide Near 2nd and Maple

March 8 at 9:33 a.m. - Detectives investigating fatal shooting near 2nd and Maple

Special Ops Teams Remove Victim from River

March 7 at 8:30 a.m. - On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 9:38 AM, several callers reported an adult floating face-down and lifeless in the river.

RV Fire Results in Civilian Fatality

March 7 at 8:24 a.m. - On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 1:53 AM, a recreational vehicle on fire was reported.

Building Fire and Civilian Rescue

March 7 at 8:20 a.m. - At approximately 11:43 PM on Saturday, March 6, 2022, SFD responded to the area of 1700 East Queen Avenue for a report of a garage on fire.

SPD arrests vehicle prowler suspect with long criminal history.

March 4 at 12:33 p.m. - Caught on video: Suspect with hundreds of prior arrests is caught breaking into a vehicle downtown. SPD Downtown NROs make arrest.

SPD Arrests Vehicle Prowler Suspect

March 4 at 11:22 a.m. - Caught on video: Suspect with hundreds of prior arrests is caught breaking into a vehicle downtown. SPD Downtown NROs make arrest.

Drive-By Shooting Death

March 2 at 12:04 p.m. - Drive-by shooting results in the death of a man

Vehicular Homicide Arrest

March 2 at 11:50 a.m. - Woman arrested for vehicular homicide after pedestrian death

February

Two Stolen Vehicle Arrests Occur Almost Simultaneously

Feb. 22 at 1:55 p.m. - Dayshift patrol officers recover multiple stolen vehicles, make multiple arrests, and recover a firearm during separate morning incidents

Three Separate Vehicle Collisions Result in One Fatality

Feb. 21 at 8:20 a.m. - Three separate vehicle collisions result in one fatality, multiple injured persons, and two people requiring extrication.

Residence Fire on North Crestline

Feb. 18 at 9:28 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 4500 Block of North Crestline Street to a seemingly routine problem with the home's furnace generating smoke.

Downtown Arrest Leads To Recovery of a Shotgun

Feb. 17 at 1:16 p.m. - Downtown argument leads to arrest of convicted felon, recovery of shotgun

SPD Responds To Increase in Shootings

Feb. 15 at 4:34 p.m. - SPD actively investigating 10 shootings in the last week

Drug Seizure Follows Drive-By Shooting Response

Feb. 15 at 2:48 p.m. - SPD responds to a drive-by shooting that results in the confiscation of a substantial amount of narcotics & thousands of dollars in counterfeit money.

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision on the South Hill

Feb. 15 at 10:56 a.m. - Spokane Police respond to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on the South Hill that leaves one victim with life-threatening injuries

Escaped Coyote Ridge Inmate Arrested In Spokane

Feb. 14 at 2:55 p.m. - Escaped inmate caught in Spokane after fleeing from stolen vehicle

Construction Site Burglary Attempts

Feb. 11 at 8:38 a.m. - Quick response from Spokane Police Power Shift and Graveyard Patrol Officers spoil two separate unrelated burglary attempts within hours of each other

Stabbing In Downtown Spokane

Feb. 7 at 7:46 a.m. - Stabbing in Downtown Spokane sends one to the hospital with life threatening injuries

Detached Garage Fire

Feb. 7 at 7:44 a.m. - On Saturday, Feb. 5, 5:45 am, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of East Wellesley Ave on a report of a possible garage fire.

Apartment Fire on North Maple Street

Feb. 4 at 9:26 a.m. - Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. Stay alert and in the kitchen when frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food.

Late Night Garage Fire

Feb. 3 at 8:07 a.m. - At 11:20 pm on the night of February 2, 2022, a garage was reported to be on fire behind the residence.

Shooting Near Sprague Avenue and Crestline Street

Feb. 1 at 8:57 a.m. - On Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to 2020 E. Sprague Ave for a shooting.

January

SVU Investigating Incidents near Manito Park

Jan. 26 at 3:01 p.m. - Spokane Special Victims Unit detectives currently investigating incidents near Manito Park

Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 25 at 1:42 p.m. - Officer involved shooting after officers encounter male holding knife to toddler

Eastside Garage/Modified Living Space Fire

Jan. 25 at 1:35 p.m. - On January 20, 2022, Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched at 9:34 PM to a first alarm residential fire in the 2000 Block of East 4th Avenue.

Northside Basement Fire

Jan. 25 at 1:33 p.m. - On January 18, 2022, at 1:11 PM, 911 received a call from a homeowner reporting a fire in the interior basement wall of his residence.

Task Force Arrests Gang Members

Jan. 21 at 4:31 p.m. - Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force arrests two known juvenile gang members recovering items stolen in a robbery including a French Bulldog puppy

Behavioral Health Unit Sees Continued Growth and Success

Jan. 21 at 2:28 p.m. - The BHU sees continued growth and success assisting people experiencing behavioral health crisis in its’ second year of operation

SPD Arrests Shooting Suspect

Jan. 20 at 1:33 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect in a shooting that put one man in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Fire Victim from Milo Hotel Apt Fire

Jan. 18 at 8:45 a.m. - A full commercial alarm was dispatched to 212 South Washington Street for smoke alarms sounding throughout the building.

Explosion in Tent Injures Two

Jan. 18 at 8:42 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to North Waterworks Street and East Surro Avenue to the report of an explosion injuring two individuals.

Stabbing in North Spokane

Jan. 18 at 8:37 a.m. - Stabbing in North Spokane sends two to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

East Fairview Residential Fire

Jan. 14 at 8:44 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3700 block of East Fairview Avenue to a report of smoke in a home.

Browne's Addition Apartment Fire

Jan. 14 at 8:17 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to an apartment fire with reports from occupants of flames visible on the ceiling.

SPD's Volunteer Program

Jan. 12 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD volunteer programs for young people renamed and refreshed

Domestic Violence Arrest

Jan. 12 at 9:25 a.m. - Ex-husband arrested after attempting to burn down victim’s house during domestic violence incident in South Spokane.

Assault/Luring Incident near Rogers High School

Jan. 10 at 4:36 p.m. - SPD is currently investigating an assault/luring incident in the area of Rogers High School

West College Structure Fire

Jan. 6 at 10:31 a.m. - Callers reported smoke coming from a residential detached garage with a second story apartment.

Second Alarm South Hill Church Fire

Jan. 3 at 5:28 p.m. - At approximately 4 pm on January 2, units from the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Fire District 8 responded to a report of a fire at a church.

Hillyard New Year's Eve Residential Fire

Jan. 3 at 8:30 a.m. - On December 31, 2021, at approximately 10:17 PM, SFD and automatic aid resources from Spokane Fire District 9 responded to a possible house fire.

Northside Second Alarm Apartment Fire

Jan. 3 at 8:25 a.m. - On Dec. 29 SFD and automatic aid units from the Spokane County Fire District 9 responded to a report of a commercial structure fire.