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News Releases for February 2014

Feb. 28

Spokane Police investigate Safeway robbery

11:30 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a robbery that occurred on February 28th at approximately 1 a.m. at the Safeway on W. Northwest Blvd.

SPD executes search warrant; recovers guns, drugs

9 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest three people and seize drugs, firearms and electronics after executing a search warrant at a Spokane residence.

Feb. 27

Looff Carrousel opens for the season Friday

1:51 p.m. - The Looff Carrousel, one of the most visited attractions in Spokane, reopens on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Leashed or unleashed

10:59 a.m. - SCRAPS is now the agency responsible for enforcing all animal control ordinances and will have a presence in city/county parks this spring and summer.

SPD looks to public to help ID Fred Meyer robbery suspects

10 a.m. - Spokane Police look to the public to help identify two suspects, who threatened store security with a knife, from a robbery that occurred on 2-22-14.

Feb. 26

Officers follow footprints in snow and locate two suspects

9:30 a.m. - Officers follow footprints in snow and locate two suspects; Darren Bard and Nicholas Whitney were arrested on 2 counts of 2nd Degree Burglary.

Officers use CIT training to de-escalate suicidal man

9 a.m. - Spokane police use Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) to safely de-escalate a suicidal man with a firearm on February 25, 2014 just after 6 p.m.

Feb. 25

City declares Stage 1 snow event

4 p.m. - With a hard freeze predicted for overnight conditions, residential hill routes are a focus for City Street crews.

25 more charges requested for pharmacy robbery suspects

1 p.m. - Spokane Police have requested 25 additional charges for three pharmacy robbery suspects: Jacy L. Thomson, Philip J. Powlus and Dale J. Cusick.

Yard and food waste collection resumes March 3

11:25 a.m. - The City of Spokane is trying to urge Mother Nature along as it resumes curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, March 3.

Serious auto-pedestrian accident near SFCC

11 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to a report of a serious auto-pedestrian collision near Spokane Falls Community College (3400 W. Fort George Wright Dr.).

Feb. 24

Randy Cameron elected Spokane Park Board President

2:19 p.m. - With a unanimous vote, long time board member, Randy Cameron, was re-elected to an unprecedented third term as Park Board President.

City performance improving in key areas

1:14 p.m. - A quarterly review of the City’s key performance indicators shows improvement in outcomes in several priority areas.

Riverfront Park is ready for spring

11:34 a.m. - Riverfront Park is prepared for spring and is releasing upcoming park and attraction hours.

Investigation leads to arrest of Robbery and Car Theft suspect

10:30 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest 19-year-old Corey Huska for a series of crimes committed throughout Spokane.

February Coffee with a Cop

10:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our second Coffee with a Cop event on February 25th at 9 a.m. at The Dawn of the Donut, 3402 N. Division.

Notable incidents and arrests from the weekend

9:30 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department had an eventful weekend. Find out about notable incidents/arrests that occurred February 21-23.

Volunteer Services Unit announces testing date for Reserves

9 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Volunteer Services Unit announces March 8th at 10 a.m. as the first testing date for the upcoming Reserve Academy.

Feb. 22

Four related arson fires

8:47 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 2404 N Columbus on February 22 at 2:05 a.m.

Feb. 21

SPD investigates two stabbing incidents

1 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating two stabbing incidents that occurred at 11 p.m. on February 20th and 3:10 a.m. on February 21st.

Feb. 20

Renewable energy credit bill heads to House

1:43 p.m. - A bill to make power from Spokane's Waste to Energy facility eligible for a renewable energy credit is headed to the WA State House of Representatives

SPD Detectives arrest suspect in Garland area shooting

11 a.m. - Spokane Police detectives arrest Marshall M. Barkdull (28-years-old) on three counts of 1st Degree Assault in connection to a drive-by shooting.

Feb. 19

SPD investigates two unrelated robberies

9 a.m. - Police investigate two unrelated robberies on Feb 18th, one at the 2100 block of W NW Blvd and the other at the 1800 block of E South Riverton.

Feb. 18

Duplex fire at 3420 E Liberty

10:21 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in a duplex located at 3420 E. Liberty on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 11 a.m.

SPD investigates copper wire thefts

10 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating several reports of commercial burglaries where copper wire and other metals were stolen and offering prevention tips.

Feb. 17

Cooking fire injures one

8:22 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in a basement located at 1827 W. 9th on Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.

Spokane Police search for coffee stand robbery suspect

8:30 a.m. - Spokane Police search for coffee stand robbery suspect after he robbed Mug Shots at 1717 W Garland Ave on February 17 at 6:37 a.m.

Feb. 15

SPD Detectives investigate Garland area shooting

6 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on February 15, just after 4 p.m. in the 800 block of W. Walton.

North battalion residence fire

8:45 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a residence fire at 3811 N. Calispel on February 15, 2014 at 8:14 p.m.

Feb. 14

Reminder: do not leave vehicles running while unattended

9 a.m. - Spokane Police remind citizens not to leave vehicles running while unattended.

Feb. 13

Presidents' Day is a parking meter holiday

5:17 p.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Feb. 17, because of the Presidents’ Day holiday

Enhancing the Survival Mindset class

11 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is excited to announce the next Enhancing the Survival Mindset class on February 21st.

Vehicle stolen this morning while idling unattended

9 a.m. - Vehicle stolen this morning while idling unattended. Associate of vehicle owner pursues vehicle theft suspect; suspect crashes stolen vehicle.

Update: Investigation continues in deputy involved shooting

Midnight - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team continues to investigate the deputy involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 11, 2014.

Feb. 12

Master Composter training starts March 24

1:56 p.m. - The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System is offering free classes to residents of Spokane County who want to learn to build and retain healthy soil.

Feb. 11

SIRR Team investigates deputy involved shooting

Midnight - County Sheriff's deputies involved in Officer Involved Shooting incident. The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team is investigating.

Feb. 10

Detectives execute two search warrants in drug investigation

1:15 p.m. - Spokane Police Tactical Operations Unit executed two search warrants and recovered drugs, cash, two guns, and two cars, and arrested Andrew Kerr.

Police continue investigation into fatality collision

11 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives continue to investigate a fatal auto/pedestrian collision that occurred February 09.

City utility E-Bill system being upgraded

10:46 a.m. - As the City of Spokane switches over to a new and updated spokanecity.org website, the City’s online utility bill paying service is being upgraded.

Rick Dobrow promoted to SPD Assistant Chief

7 a.m. - Captain of Professional Oversight and Training, Rick Dobrow, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Chief of the Spokane Police Department.

Feb. 7

Off duty officer arrests domestic violence suspect

8 a.m. - The quick response of an off-duty SPD officer leads to the arrest of a domestic violence suspect on February 6, 2014, just before 8:30 p.m.

Feb. 5

CM Fagan to host "Council Connection"

3:20 p.m. - Council Member Mike Fagan will host "Council Connection" on Thursday, focusing on the Link Spokane planning process.

Warming center activation temperature rises

1:59 p.m. - The threshold at which the City will activate designated warming centers increased to 24 degrees effective today.

PACT arrests prolific car thief

Noon - PACT arrests prolific car thief and five-time convicted felon, 34-year-old Anthony Carson, for Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

SPD asks public to help locate missing woman

11:30 a.m. - Spokane Police Department requests assistance in locating a missing adult female who escaped from the custody of Eastern State Hospital.

Feb. 4

Nine time convicted felon arrested for Hillyard burglary

8 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest prolific thief, 50-year-old Burnell Doering, for Hillyard area burglary.

City, Police Guild reach new tentative agreement

10:54 a.m. - A new tentative agreement between the City of Spokane and the Police Guild that empowers the ombudsman to publish closing reports has been reached.

Feb. 3

City seeks design proposals for wastewater project

2:33 p.m. - Spokane seeks proposals from firms for completing design and construction on improvements to the Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility.

Spokane City Council calls for stronger oil transportation regulations

10:30 a.m. - Spokane City Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for stronger state and Federal regulations on the transportation of crude oil via rail.

SPD Detectives investigate body found in north Spokane

8:30 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the discovery of a body in N. Spokane. An autopsy will be conducted today.

SPD responds to armed robbery

8 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to an Armed Robbery at a pharmacy in N Spokane. The suspect, 23-year-old Eric Bordner, was arrested for 1st Degree Robbery.

Feb. 2

Perry District house fire

1:30 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 1304 E. 12th Avenue on Sunday, February 02, 2014, at 9:48 a.m.