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News Releases for January 2014

Jan. 30

Spokane Police launch Youth and Police Initiative

1 p.m. - Spokane Police Department is launching a program called the Youth and Police Initiative to build positive relationships between SPD and local youth.

Jan. 28

Hot tub fire

10:32 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a house on fire at 3117 E. Hills court on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 6:52 p.m.

City, Walgreens partnering on free flu vaccines

1:49 p.m. - Walgreens has partnered with the City of Spokane to provide flu shots to those who have no insurance or are under insured.

City Council postpones ombudsman vote

1:42 p.m. - The Spokane City Council has deferred until Feb. 10 its consideration of a proposed police ombudsman ordinance

Get involved in Link Spokane work!

1:04 p.m. - A number of opportunities are planned the first week of February to get you involved in Link Spokane!

SPD arrests four burglary suspects after they repel from roof

11 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest four Burglary suspects after they were located repelling through the roof access area of K-Mart on E. Sprague.

Jan. 27

Chief's Statement regarding arrest of four robbery suspects

4 p.m. - The Chief delivered a statement regarding the apprehension of four suspects connected to the two recent Garland-area bank robberies.

SPD arrests 16-time convicted felon

3:30 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Repeat Offender and 16-time convicted felon, 29 year-old Alexander Stormy, after he attempts to flee from police.

Center Court structure fire

7:47 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a structure fire on January 27, 2014 to Center Court Apartments at 924 E Cozza Drive at approximately 10 p.m.

Hill N Dale structure fire

7:13 a.m. - On January 27,2014 the Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 8821 North Hill N Dale at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 26

Suspect hits officer with vehicle while fleeing traffic stop

5 p.m. - 27 year-old Laci Anthony was arrested after hitting officer with vehicle while attempting to flee traffic stop.

Jan. 25

Structure fire displaces seven

10:29 p.m. - A structure fire at 1604 W. Shannon Ave. has displaced seven individuals.

Update: SPD and ATF investigate explosion in north Spokane

9 a.m. - Initial investigation indicates the device that exploded last night was a pyrotechnic-type device, commonly referred to as an M-1000, not a bomb.

Jan. 24

Fatality resulting from January 19th, 2014 fire

9:33 a.m. - Gregory Paul Case, age 61, has died as a result of injuries he received from the structure fire on January 19, 2014.

Jan. 23

SPD/SCSO collaboration leads to arrest of robbery suspects

10 a.m. - Collaboration between the SPD and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of two suspects in connection to recent pharmacy robberies.

Hamilton House Apartments fire

4:04 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 902 E Boone on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at approx 12:00 a.m.

Jan. 21

SPD releases names of officers involved in January 17 shooting

11 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the shooting incident that occurred on January 17th, 2014.

Jan. 19

Enhanced SPD presence at MLK Day Unity March

9 a.m. - The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Parade will feature enhanced Spokane Police Department presence.

Annual Point-In-Time count scheduled for Thursday

8:38 a.m. - The 2014 Point-in-Time count of persons and families experiencing homelessness will take place in Spokane on Thursday.

North side fourplex fire

8 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 609 E. Euclid Avenue on Sunday, January 19th at 3:16 a.m.

Jan. 18

SPD officers and K-9 Rav arrest car theft and eluding suspect

2 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol officers responded to a report of a car theft and assault on the morning of January 18th, 2014.

Jan. 17

Green Street Bridge reopened for truck traffic

11:55 a.m. - Improvements to the Greene Street Bridge have reopened the important designated regional trucking route to all legal loads.

Spokane recycling rate nearly 55 percent

10:05 a.m. - Spokane County recycling grew to its highest level yet in 2012, reaching 54.7 percent.

Jan. 16

City closures planned for MLK Day

2:16 p.m. - In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 20, Spokane City Hall will be closed, along with other City facilities.

No school kids camps at Corbin Art Center

2:15 p.m. - We are looking to fill spots in No School Camps on January 20th. Sign the little ones up now for a day of fun at the Corbin Art Center.

SPD launches Coffee with a Cop program

1 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is launching a new monthly community engagement program, Coffee with a Cop.

Jan. 15

Come have fun at the Ice Palace

10:14 a.m. - Whether you're a seasoned skater or have never been ice skating before, come enjoy the fun at the Riverfront Park Ice Palace.

Jan. 14

SPD arrests two suspects in shots fired incident

3 p.m. - Spokane Police officers and the Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrest two males after a call of shots fired, a collision and a foot pursuit in downtown.

SPD arrests Albertsons' pharmacy robbery suspect

11 a.m. - Citizen tips and follow-up by patrol officers leads to the arrest of a suspect in the 1/10/14 Albertsons' pharmacy robbery.

Riverfront Park Ice Palace and mini golf open on Monday

2:42 a.m. - Riverfront Park attractions available on Martin Luther King holiday

Jan. 13

SPD responds to report of assault; suspect assaults SPD

9 a.m. - Around 6:30 pm, on January 12, 2014, Spokane Police officers responded to a report of an assault in the 200 block of W. Riverside Ave.

Jan. 12

SPD investigates pharmacy robberies

2 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating several recent pharmacy robberies occurring in Spokane and Spokane County.

Mayor to declare Monday Jacob M. Hess Day

8:26 a.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon will declare Monday, January 13, 2014 as Sgt. Jacob M. Hess Day in honor of the fallen Marine.

Jan. 11

SPD arrests prolific vehicle prowlers

11 a.m. - Officers locate suspect vehicle in Indian Trail vehicle prowling and arrest two prolific criminals.

Jan. 10

City, county plan joint criminal justice review

12:26 p.m. - City of Spokane and Spokane County announce plans for joint review and evaluation of the Spokane Regional Criminal Justice Commission recommendations.

Let's Link Spokane

9:40 a.m. - The City of Spokane is committed to deciding what the future of Spokane's transportation and utility infrastructure will look like.

Jan. 9

Explosive Detection K-9 joins SPD

11 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will add an Explosive Detection K-9 to the Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) for the first time in SPD history.

Jan. 8

Councilmember Fagan applaudes "Different Drummers"

3:27 p.m. - Locally produced movie, Different Drummer, debuts Friday in Spokane.

Jan. 7

Fundraising drive to benefit youth programs

1:22 p.m. - “Building Dreams – Bright Futures for Our Kids” fundraising drive will host a kickoff breakfast February 5 at the West Central Community Center.

Barricaded suspects, including homicide suspect, in custody

11 a.m. - Spokane Police, SWAT and Hostage Negotiators bring four barricaded subjects, from Walla Walla, out of a N. Spokane motel safely and peacefully.

Jan. 6

Events set in Spokane for MLK Day

3:57 p.m. - A number of events are planned in Spokane to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year. Here's a good list.

PACT team arrests two after driver rams patrol car

2 p.m. - The SPD PACT arrested two people, 27-year-old Kristin Edwards and 32-year-old Gary Todd after they rammed into a police vehicle with a stolen vehicle.

Jan. 5

PACT recovers two stolen vehicles and GU burglary property

2 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) recovered two stolen vehicles, thousands of dollars in property and booked two individuals.

SPD Detectives develop PC to arrest Astor homicide suspect

11 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have developed probable cause to arrest 26-year-old Brandon Mellon for 1st Degree Murder.

Jan. 4

Downtown high rise fire

7:53 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to an alarm system activated in the Wells Fargo Building at 601 W. 1st Ave on January 4th, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.

Jan. 3

SPD investigates bank robbery in south Spokane

5 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred late afternoon on January 03, 2014 in south Spokane.

SPD and FBI investigate north Spokane bank robbery

1 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Detectives and the FBI are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in north Spokane on January 3, 2014.

Therapeutic Recreation needs additional snowboard instructors

11:41 a.m. - We are in urgent need of additional snowboard instructors for Powderhounds snowboard classes.

Jan. 1

Furnace fire displaces family

10:57 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 3104 W Wellesley on January 01, 2014 at 05:29 AM.