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News Releases for February 2020

Feb. 28

Craigslist Stabbing

4:40 p.m. - Victim stabbed in neck after meeting people regarding a Craigslist rental listing.

Mayor, City Admin Announce CHHS Process Review

1:30 p.m. - Staff raised questions about how processes are implemented, followed, improved

Riverfront’s North Bank and West Havermale Projects Underway

11:39 a.m. - Two large construction projects are underway in the redevelopment of Riverfront Park.

Feb. 27

Downriver Golf Course Opens Friday, joins The Creek at Qualchan

3:27 p.m. - With traces of winter giving way to the green of spring, Downriver golf course is opening Friday, February 28, 2020.

Feb. 26

City Recognizes Local Business for Excellent Management of Wastewater

11:09 a.m. - The City is recognizing four organizations that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

Feb. 25

Armed Robbery Arrests

2:14 p.m. - Three juvenile males were arrested for the armed robbery of a convenience store.

City Launches On-Street Parking Event

2:08 p.m. - Spring Clean-Up to resolve complaints and provide public education

Feb. 24

Wellesley and Assembly Single Vehicle Collision

1:58 p.m. - Feb. 23, officers responded to Wellesley and Assembly for a single vehicle collision where two of the passengers were critically injured.

Mayor Woodward Announces New Downtown Police Precinct Location

11:17 a.m. - Site at Riverside & Wall to support expanded downtown police visibility

Feb. 20

Major Crimes Unit Investigation

10:49 a.m. - SWAT executes search warrant without incident, the MCU has taken over the investigation.

Feb. 19

SPD Arrest Violent Domestic Violence Offender

4:11 p.m. - Violent offender with history of domestic violence is arrested for Second Degree Assault Domestic Violence & Fourth Degree Assault Domestic Violence.

Tips To Reduce Vehicle Theft

11:16 a.m. - SPD has seen an uptick in recent vehicle thefts; here are some tips to keep your property safe.

West Downtown Apartment Fire

11:12 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200-block of West Riverside Ave for an alarm activation. The call was quickly upgraded to a commercial fire.

City to Resume Curbside Yard Waste Pickup on March 2

8:15 a.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, March 2.

Feb. 18

Hiker falls from cliff at Bowl & Pitcher

8:47 a.m. - SFD and SCFD9 dispatched to Riverside State Park near Bowl & Pitcher for a report of someone who fell approximately 20-feet off of rock cliffs.

Feb. 17

Search Continues for Monroe Street Jumper

4:56 p.m. - SFD responds to call for an adult male observed by two witnesses jumping into the river from the east side of the bridge.

Feb. 14

Suspect in Custody after Shooting on South Hill

9:32 p.m. - SPD responded to a shooting this afternoon. George Ellis (39), has been booked for 1st Assault-DV. The victim remains in critical condition.

Feb. 13

Collision leads to the arrest of the driver for DUI, PCS and Suspended

9:13 p.m. - Collision leads to the arrest of the driver for DUI, PCS and Suspended

Feb. 10

Fourteen Police Recruits Begin Training At Law Enforcement Academy

12:44 p.m. - Thanks to the generosity of voters, 14 new recruits have begun training at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the Spokane Police Training Center.

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday; City Offices Open As Usual

8:15 a.m. - City of Spokane offices will be open on Presidents' Day.

Feb. 8

Early Morning Lincoln Heights House Fire

11:46 p.m. - Spokane Fire responded to a reported house fire on the 4200 block of East 28th Avenue.

Feb. 6

Package Theft

12:43 p.m. - A neighbor called SPD after witnessing a female steal a package off his neighbor's front porch. The package was recovered & given back to the victim.

Feb. 5

Notification of Release

3:30 p.m. - Level III sex offender release

SPD Responded To a Reported Shooting in an Apartment at 500 S Division

3:24 p.m. - SPD respond to a reported shooting in an apartment. Officers located two males inside an apartment with obvious injuries and began first aid.

Call for Artists - Riverfront Park

12:45 p.m. - Parks & Recreation and Spokane Arts announce the commission of a second piece of interactive art as part of the renovation of Riverfront Park.

Feb. 4

Female Rescued from Spokane River

4:05 p.m. - SFD successfully rescues woman from the Spokane River near Peaceful Valley.

Crestline/Wellesley Collision Causes Power Outage and Closed Street

4:02 p.m. - Northbound Crestline is closed between Hoffman and Wellesley as Avista restores power.

SPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

3:55 p.m. - In December, SPD investigated an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store. A month later, an officer working patrol arrested the suspect for the warrant.

Feb. 3

Alcohol Related Collision

1:15 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to the Spokane International Airport to assist the Spokane Airport Police Department with a DUI injury collision.

Shooting Courtland and Market

1:14 p.m. - SPD responds to a shooting in the parking lot of the McDonalds at the corner of Market and Courtland. One man is dead and a suspect is in custody.

Public Invited To Downtown Plan Workshop

1:10 p.m. - Citizens have opportunity to weigh in on changes for next decade.

Search Continues For Missing Person in the Spokane River

1:05 p.m. - Spokane Fire, Spokane Police, and Spokane Valley Fire were dispatched for a person reported to have jumped from the Post Street bridge.