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News Releases for April 2015

April 30

Learn Waterwise Gardening Techniques at Classes this Spring

1:40 p.m. - The City of Spokane Water Stewardship and WSU’s Master Gardener Program are teaming up to teach people about landscaping options that conserve water.

SPD Detectives ID Suspect in 1986 Homicide

10:35 a.m. - Detectives have recently developed suspect information in the homicide of 27-year-old Ruby Doss, who was found strangled in Spokane in 1986.

April 29

Judge upholds street levy tax exemption for low-income seniors

Noon - Judge Harold Clarke upheld a City ordinance that authorized a property tax exemption for qualified low-income seniors and disabled individuals.

Preservation Month Events and Activities

9:38 a.m. - The Historic Preservation Office for the City/County of Spokane is celebrating National Preservation Month throughout the month of May.

April 28

Fire Station 5 To Begin Serving Southwest Spokane

1 p.m. - A new fire station in southwest Spokane will soon begin serving neighborhoods in that area of the city.

April 27

Cars Parked Along Bloomsday Route to Be Towed

9:37 a.m. - Cars still parked along the Bloomsday route will be towed starting Tuesday.

April 25

Suspicious Package Found to be Empty

6:42 p.m. - An observant citizen reported a suspicious object outside the Rock City Grill Saturday at Post/Spokane Falls Boulevard.

April 24

Attempted Murder Suspect in Custody

4:38 p.m. - Spokane Police detectives had requested the public’s assistance in locating Keantray D. Bryant-Muellner, 18, wanted for Attempted 1st Degree Murder.

Sweeping Along Bloomsday Route Begins

2:30 p.m. - City of Spokane Streets crews will begin cleaning the Bloomsday route Monday, April 27.

City, Neighborhoods Honored on Arbor Day

Noon - Mayor David Condon proclaimed Friday Arbor Day in Spokane at the site where volunteers participated in an Arbor Day tree planting event.

Search for South Hill shooting suspect continues

11:27 a.m. - Spokane Police Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old Keantray D Bryant-Muellner.

April 22

Spokane Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

2:17 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have arrested 18-year-old Diandre R. Johnson in relation to Tuesday’s shooting near 13th and Grand.

City Recruiting Officers, Firefighters

10 a.m. - City representatives will attend the Public Safety Career Fair on Friday, May 8.

Fire heavily damages west central home

6:47 a.m. - Fire heavily damaged a west central home and destroyed a detached garage and RV.

April 21

Spokane Police Investigate Shooting Incident

10:26 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Tuesday night on the lower south hill.

April 20

Suspects in Browne's Addition Incident to Appear in Court Today

9:35 a.m. - Two men who crashed a vehicle in Browne's Addition and fled, with one burglarizing a home are being held in the Spokane County Jail.

Spokane PD Looks For Help To ID Two Burglary Persons of Interest

9:12 a.m. - Spokane Police detectives are looking to the public to help identify two persons of interest in a Residential Burglary incident.

April 19

Spokane Police Investigate Shooting Incident

2:56 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred this morning outside the Hells Angels Clubhouse.

April 17

SPD Identifies Suspects in Browne's Addition Collision, Assault

8:47 p.m. - Spokane Police have arrested two men after they crashed a vehicle in Browne's Addition, fled, and one burglarized a home and assaulted an officer.

Spokane Police Arrest Two After Attempting to Shoot Officer With Taser

4:42 p.m. - Two suspects fled a traffic stop, hit a vehicle in Browne's Addition, and one broke into a residence and attempted to shoot an officer with his taser.

April 16

Arbor Day at Finch Arboretum

11:30 p.m. - Spokane Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Department is sponsoring Arbor Day at Finch Arboretum (3404 W. Woodland Blvd.) on Saturday, April 25.

Annual Compost Fair Set for Saturday, April 25

2:25 p.m. - The Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers will host the 38th semi-annual Compost Fair at the Finch Arboretum on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m.

PEMCO Outdoor Movies At Riverfront Park

1 p.m. - Big screen movies, trivia, tasty food and a variety of entertainment will be on hand at the 2015 PEMCO Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park in Spokane.

April 14

Flags To Fly Half-Staff For President Lincoln

3:38 p.m. - Governor Inslee has directed that Washington State and United States flags be lowered to half-staff Wednesday, April 15.

April 13

Spokane Police Arrest N. Market Street Shooting Suspect

12:17 p.m. - The suspect, identified as Cameron J. Peterson (47) was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for 1st Degree Assault.

April 10

Spokane Police Help Citizens Remove Drug House From Neighborhood

4:02 p.m. - The Department’s Civil Enforcement Unit shut down a nuisance home, which was the source of more than 100 calls for service in the past year.

Spokane Police Host Citizens Academy

12:07 p.m. - Spokane Police will offer the “Citizens Academy” with courses held every Wednesday from May 6 to June 8.

April 8

Spokane Gives University Challenge

Noon - Students from local universities and colleges will complete service projects during Spokane Gives Week (April 25-May 3) in a friendly competition.

April 7

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect for Unlawful Imprisonment

9:02 p.m. - Jose L. Jiminez (42) is accused of grabbing an 11-year-old girl by the arm in Coeur d'Alene Park and refusing to let go.

City Considers Land Use Changes, Mobile Home Park Preservation

Noon - The City is hosting an Open House for three proposed land use map and zoning changes and one text amendment proposal.

April 6

Mayor calls for salary to be set by review board

11:30 a.m. - City of Spokane Mayor David Condon is renewing calls to discuss how the mayor’s salary is set.

City to Make Changes at 4th & Maple Signal

9:35 a.m. - Crews will change the eastbound and westbound signal phases at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Maple Street to operate independently at all times.

April 3

Spokane Police Arrest Man After He Attempted to Abduct 13 Year Old

5:48 p.m. - Spokane Police have arrested 51-year-old Keith D. Hooks for Unlawful Imprisonment and Indecent Liberties.

SPD's Hosts Enhancing the Survival Mindset Self-Defense Class

3:30 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is offering the Enhancing the Survival Mindset (ESM) women’s self-defense class.

"Safe-Zone" Offered at North Precinct

Midnight - The goal of the “Safe-Zone” is to provide a safe location where people can conduct business transactions knowing that a police officer is nearby.

April 2

Mumm wins Walkable Washington award

4:09 p.m. - Spokane City Council member Candace Mumm received a Walkable Washington Innovation Award for her groundbreaking crosswalk ordinance.

Spokane Police Locate Person of Interest in Death Investigation

11:13 a.m. - Investigation into the death of Christen (Crissy) Nichole DeMars, who died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, is ongoing.

April 1

SFD asking for help locating two people

5:13 p.m. - Two persons are believed to have information about the suspected arson fire that took place on March 29th in 300 East block of 5th Avenue.

Spokane Police Search for Person of Interest

3:14 p.m. - The search continues for a person of interest in the death of Christen (Crissy) Nichole DeMars, who died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

City of Spokane Proclaims April 3 as "Youth & Justice Day"

10:24 a.m. - On Friday, the 2nd Annual Youth & Justice Forum will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spokane Falls Community College.