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News Releases for December 2013

Dec. 31

SPD arrests robber who stole from pizza delivery man

11 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect, 19-year-old Tredeone M. Winborne in the Domino’s Pizza delivery driver armed robbery that occurred on 12/23/13.

Dec. 30

SPD arrests three burglary suspects; recovers stolen property

3 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested three people in connection to several burglaries and attempted burglaries in the neighborhood north of Indian Trail/Francis.

SPD arrests repeat offender; recovers stolen bikes and cars

2 p.m. - Spokane Police recover 16 stolen bikes, two stolen vehicles and arrest Repeat Offender and 29-time convicted felon, Chris Cannata.

Learn to skate at the Ice Palace

10:09 a.m. - Learn to skate at the Ice Palace by registering for ice skating lessons. Lessons begin January 11, 2014.

Dec. 29

Extrication at Wellesley and Belt intersection

10:15 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to an extrication call at the intersection of Wellesley and Belt on December 29, 2013 at 8:28 PM.

Two north side structure fires

9:28 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to two north side structure fires at 3017 E Rowan and 6901 N Wiscomb on Saturday, December 28, 2013.

Dec. 27

There's lots to do in Riverfront Park this holiday season

1:14 p.m. - Join us now for the most fun around! Check out all of the exciting activities that are available through the end of the year.

Spokane Police prevent robbery and arrest suspect

9 a.m. - Spokane Police arrested 28-year-old Justin C. Werle, a convicted felon, for attempted robbery of the Sunset Grocery.

Dec. 26

One last chance to view Manito Park Holiday Lights display

9:50 a.m. - You're invited to view the 2013 Holiday Lights display at Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory one last time from December 26-31 at 12:00-3:30 PM

Dec. 24

SPD arrests armed burglary suspect after standoff

9 a.m. - Spokane Police arrested 32 year old Brent Nouwels for Attempted Residential Burglary and Felony Harassment after hours-long stand-off.

Dec. 23

Spokane Police arrest kidnapping suspect

1 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect, 34-year-old George E. Rosenbaum, in cross-state kidnapping incident after vehicle crash and pursuit.

Dec. 21

North side garage fire

4:37 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported fire of a detached garage at 2812 N Cincinnati on Saturday, December 21 at 12:13 PM.

Dec. 20

West Decatur structure fire

8:30 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1107 West Decatur on December 19, 2013 at 09:45 PM.

Options for Christmas tree disposal

8 a.m. - The City wants to remind you of your options to get rid of your tree once the season is over.

Dec. 19

Community compliments for SPD

11:35 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department received the following compliments in the past month.

Dec. 18

Frosty roads assist officers in finding eluding suspect

1 p.m. - Frosty roads helped Spokane Police to locate a man, 20 year-old Christopher Riley, who fled after an attempted police stop.

SPD seeks information from public regarding homicide on 12/15

11:30 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are asking the public for information on the homicide of Doug Carlile that occurred on 12/15/13.

Give the gift of golf

10:07 a.m. - Give the gift of golf with a 4-play golf pass.

Dec. 17

Trent Avenue warehouse fire

12:40 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported warehouse fire at 2627 E. Trent Avenue on Monday, December 16th at 2:46 PM.

Dec. 16

Spokane police continue fatal shooting investigation

8 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives continue to investigate the December 15, 2013 fatal shooting in the 2500 block of S Garfield on the South Hill.

Dec. 15

Spokane Police investigate fatal shooting on South Hill

8 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crime Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, December 15, 2013 on Spokane’s South Hill.

Dec. 12

Human Rights Awards honor three

1:54 p.m. - North Central High School student, City Public Defenders Office member, and the NAACP honored as inaugural winners of the Spokane Human Rights Award.

Program to reduce energy costs

1:40 p.m. - Learn about SustainableWorks’ new Save Energy Today program that can help you save money and energy as well as reduce your carbon footprint.

Council announces targeted investment area

12:29 p.m. - The East University District has been selected as the City Council’s target area investment strategy pilot.

Dec. 11

West Boone structure fire

7:35 p.m. - The Spokane Fire department responded to a reported structure fire at 2722 West Boone on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at approximately 1:10 pm.

Give the gift of a tree

11:22 a.m. - Give the gift of having a tree planted in a City of Spokane park in honor of a person, family, group, or business for $350.

Holiday gift ideas part two

9:22 a.m. - Spokane Parks and Recreation's recommendations for fun and unique holiday gifts.

Dec. 10

Ceremony to honor Human Rights Award winners

4:14 p.m. - The City of Spokane’s Human Rights Commission and Mayor David Condon will host the first Spokane Human Rights Award presentation on December 12, 2013.

North Pole Express media preview

10:01 a.m. - The North Pole Express, a 75-minute holiday train ride through Riverfront Park, media preview is on December 11, 2013 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.

Dec. 9

Holiday Lights display at the Gaiser Conservatory opens this weekend

10:35 a.m. - Visit the Holiday Lights at Manito Park's Gaiser Conservatory from Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

SPD warns of several fraud scams in Northwest

10 a.m. - The SPD would like the public to be aware of three scams that have been circulating the Northwest. Call Crime Check, 456.2233, if you are a victim.

North side house fire

7:03 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 2004 W Gordon on Monday, December 09, 2013 at 01:25 a.m.

Dec. 7

Retirement Community Fire

9:53 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm at 2929 S Waterford, Touchmark on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 07:36 AM.

Dec. 6

North Battalion house fire

2:41 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1503 E Rich on Friday, December 6, at approx 8:30 AM

Dec. 5

U-District Bridge open house

10:54 a.m. - An open house is being held to announce progress on the University District Bridge project

Cold snap can mean opportunity for car thieves

10 a.m. - In less than 24 hours, the Spokane Police Department has taken three stolen vehicle reports where the vehicle was left running unattended.

Update on vehicle explosion

9:27 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department releases official update to the traumatic vehicle explosion that occurred on August 4, 2013

SPD asking for assistance locating two missing persons

8 a.m. - Spokane Police are asking for the media’s assistance to locate two missing persons, 46 year old Cathy Hastings and her 19 year old son Ryan Hasting

Dec. 4

Cold weather and heart disease

8:08 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department provides tips and information on cold weather and heart disease to help you have a heart-safe winter.

Mayor releases proposed oversight ordinance

4:24 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon released this afternoon a revised version of a proposed ordinance that would enhance independent civilian police oversight

Dec. 3

Peaceful Valley youth program breaks new ground

5:22 p.m. - Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new facility of the Peaceful Valley Youth Program on Dec. 6 at 11 AM at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S Spruce

Design-build winner named

9:31 a.m. - Garco Construction and Bernardo Wills Architects LLC announced as anticipated winner of the design-build contract for the new Nelson Service Center

Convicted felon arrested after crashing into building

8:30 a.m. - Convicted felon eludes arrest, crashes into building, and is arrested with a firearm for the 3rd time this year

Dec. 2

North Denver structure fire

1:47 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 2510 North Denver on December 2, 2013 at approximately 5:20 a.m.

Mayor announces police oversight forums

11:59 a.m. - Public safety forums are planned over the next two weeks for the public to engage in discussions about improvements to the Spokane Police Department

Water Department tips to avoid frozen pipes

10:58 a.m. - With single digit temperatures forecasted, the City of Spokane’s Water Department is providing advice for residents to avoid frozen water pipes

South battalion house fire

8:50 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 717 N Stone on Monday, December 02, 2013, shortly before 4:00 AM