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News Releases for September 2014

Sept. 30

Three Suspects Detained in Connection with Two Robberies

5:03 p.m. - Three Suspects Detained in Connection with Two Robberies

New Scam Targeting Those Recently Widowed

11:07 a.m. - Scammers claim to be a life insurance company requiring money to ensure next of kin receive proper compensation. Call Crime Check with information.

Councilman Snyder to host Council Connection

10:58 a.m. - Viewers can call into Council Connection on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at 625-6337 to talk with Councilman Jon Snyder and his guests.

Spokane Police Investigating South Hill Robbery

10:01 a.m. - Police investigate the Armed Robbery of Baskin Robbins that occurred last night on the South Hill.

Sept. 29

City seeks performance feedback

Midnight - The City has launched an online survey to get feedback on its performance

Sept. 25

City seeks lodging tax application grants

5:05 p.m. - Application for the City's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee are due on Oct. 14

Spokane Major Crimes Detectives make an Arrest in Triple Stabbing

3:12 p.m. - Detectives have arrested Dustin T. Henneman in connection to a triple stabbing which occurred last week.

Spokane Police Investigate Report of Bomb on GU Campus

1:53 p.m. - Police investigate the report of a bomb on the Gonzaga University campus. No bomb was located. Call Crime Check at 509.456.2233 with information.

Sept. 23

SPD Continues Collaborative Reform Process

5:10 p.m. - SPD continues to engage in the Collaborative Reform process with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Youth and Police Initiative Graduation

3:54 p.m. - The Youth and Police Initiative (YPI) will graduate the program’s 7th session today at 4:30 pm, at the West Central Community Center (1603 N. Belt St)

City asks why people love their neighborhoods

12:05 p.m. - The City of Spokane has launched an online tool in its campaign to showcase each of Spokane’s 27 neighborhoods.

Sept. 21

Firefighters quickly extinguish downtown kitchen fire

7:04 p.m. - Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire in a downtown restaurant this morning and confined the damage to the kitchen

Northeast house fire displaces four

6:55 p.m. - Fire heavily damaged a northeast Spokane house this morning and displaced a family of four. No one was injured and the cause is under investigation.

Fire damages two garages, power lines

9:51 a.m. - Fire in northwest Spokane destroyed a detached garage, damaged a neighboring garage and knocked down power lines in an alley behind a house today

Sept. 20

Northwest Spokane kitchen fire

9:54 p.m. - A kitchen fire that started on the stove was quickly extinguished Saturday night, but not before it displaced one person from a north Spokane home.

Sept. 19

SPD SVU Detectives Arrest Suspect Hours After Rape was Reported

12:47 p.m. - Special Victims Unit (SVU) detectives have arrested a suspect in connection to a rape, reported earlier this week.

Sept. 18

Advanced K9 Handler School Today

8:49 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is holding an advanced K9 handler school today at the Spokane Police Training Center.

Sept. 17

Park Cafes Closing for the Season

5:56 p.m. - Sunday, September 22 is last day for park cafes to be open

Sept. 16

14th Avenue to reopen Wednesday at Lincoln/Monroe

3:49 p.m. - The busy intersection of 14th Avenue and Lincoln/Monroe is set to reopen Wednesday morning as major construction continues.

Indian Canyon Golf Pro Named National PGA Teacher of the Year

3:28 p.m. - Kathy Jensen of Indian Canyon Golf Course has been named PGA National Teacher of the Year.

Council adopts downtown business and housing incentive policies

1:57 p.m. - The City Council approved two policy changes that would encourage reuse of older buildings and support investment downtown.

THIS SATURDAY - Children's FREE Renaissance Faire in Manito Park

1:03 p.m. - The Friends of Manito Present Children's Renaissance Fair

Spokane Police Investigate Stabbing

11:26 a.m. - Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred last night at 10 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.

Sept. 15

Major work on Lincoln/Monroe continues in 2015

2:53 p.m. - The City of Spokane is inviting the public to learn more about the proposed project for next year on the Lincoln/Monroe couplet.

SPD Looks to Public to Gain Information on 8/10/14 Homicide

2:27 p.m. - Detectives are looking to the public to help them gain more information regarding the homicide that occurred at the Howard Johnson Motel on 8/10/2014

Sept. 12

SPD Looks to Public to Assist in Location of Missing Vulnerable Adult

5:41 p.m. - FOUND - Esther “Ruby” Falt was last seen this morning near 1600 N. Calispel St . She is a white female, gray hair, about 5’3” tall, with a thin build

Traffic Stop Yields Multiple Charges

4:32 p.m. - Officers stopped a vehicle which led to charges of 1st Degree Robbery, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and several misdemeanor charges.

Sept. 11

Spokane Police Asking for Help Identifying Possible Assault Suspect

5:36 p.m. - Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a possible assault suspect from an assault that occurred on August 30 in Manito Park.

Spokane Police Expand the SWAT Team’s Mission and Re-name the Team

4:32 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department enhances the training and response capabilities of the SWAT team to form The Emergency Response Unit.

Major Crimes Arrests Suspect in September 3rd Stabbing

12:17 p.m. - Major Crimes Unit arrested a suspect in September 3rd stabbing that occurred in the 800 block of North Division.

Sept. 10

Dogwood in Arboretum Features New Fall Colors

12:15 p.m. - Fall colors begin with dogwood.

Fountain Cafe & Park Bench Cafe Extend Hours

12:07 p.m. - Both Cafes plan to stay open later this summer

Sept. 9

City working to implement new crosswalk ordinance

2 p.m. - A new crosswalk ordinance aims to make the city safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and others in the most pedestrian heavy parts of town.

Last Week for Neighborhood Splash Pads

1:43 p.m. - Al l splash pads are scheduled to close September 14th.

Megan Duvall named Historic Preservation Officer

1:30 p.m. - The City of Spokane/Spokane County has hired Megan Duvall to serve as the new Historic Preservation Officer.

Sept. 8

Friends of Moore-Turner Gardens Present - ART IN BLOOM Fundraiser

12:21 p.m. - Art In Bloom 2014 will be held at the Corbin Art Center on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sept. 6

SPD Quickly Locates and Arrests Drive by Shooting and Assault Suspect

9:20 p.m. - Police quickly locate and arrest a Drive by Shooting and Assault suspect after a report of shots fired and an auto-bicyclist collision.

Sept. 5

SPD Hosts Community and Media Forums During Body Camera Pilot Program

8:49 a.m. - The body worn camera pilot program extends through December 2014 and will allow for public discussion and feedback regarding the body camera policy.

Electrical fire evacuates north Spokane restaurant

8:20 a.m. - A fire in an electrical vault damaged a north Spokane restaurant last night and forced the evacuation of its occupants.

Sept. 2

Councilman Allen to host Council Connection

10 a.m. - Councilman Mike Allen and guest, Randy Cameron, Park Board president, will discuss proposed updates to Riverfront Park on Council Connection