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News Releases for February 2021

Feb. 25

Looff Carrousel to Reopen in Riverfront Park March 1, 2021

5:24 p.m. - Riverfront Park is excited to announce the Looff Carrousel will reopen Monday, March 1, 2021 under Phase 2 guidelines.

Spokane Cultural Days

2:02 p.m. - Council Member Wilkerson along with community partners join to celebrate Spokane Cultural Days

City to Resume Curbside Yard & Food Waste Service on Monday, March 1

8:24 a.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, March 1. The optional service runs from March through November.

Feb. 24

Man Arrested After Assaulting and Strangling Woman

2:40 p.m. - Suspect assaults and strangles victim before shooting out a window of her residence and fleeing the scene.

Arrest Made In Alleged Burglary and Drive by Shooting

2:35 p.m. - Two adults and a juvenile were arrested early this morning after an alleged burglary and drive by shooting.

Feb. 23

SPD Looking At High Number of Shootings

4:28 p.m. - Drive-by shootings on the increase in Spokane, SPD working cases diligently, seeking assistance from witnesses and the community

Celebrating Black History Month

8:23 a.m. - Recognizing Black Women in Leadership

Feb. 22

Remembering the 500,000 Americans Lost To COVID-19

5:12 p.m. - City flags at half-staff through Feb. 26

Catalytic Converter Theft

4:52 p.m. - SPD officers arrest a suspect for stealing a catalytic converter just hours after the theft was completed.

Shelter System Continues To Adjust For Need

8:33 a.m. - Rising temperatures, space availability, sustainability of contract support factors

Feb. 19

Drive-by Shooting ID request

4:39 p.m. - SPD is asking the public for assistance with information in a drive-by shooting last night

Behavioral Health Unit 2020 Impact

4:38 p.m. - BHU responds to thousands of people in crisis providing the best possible outcomes during a very challenging year for people with mental health issues

Hoopfest + Parks & Rec offer first outdoor basketball league

3:39 p.m. - The Spokane Hoopfest Association and Spokane Parks & Recreation are partnering to present the City’s first Hooptown USA Outdoor League this spring.

Feb. 18

Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts

3:22 p.m. - SPD would like the community to be aware of an increase of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in the city.

City Crews Complete Full-City Plow Overnight

7:28 a.m. - The City of Spokane completed work in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 18, on the Full-City Plow initiated on Monday, Feb. 15.

Feb. 15

City Launching a Full-City Plow

11:10 a.m. - The City of Spokane will launch a Full-City Plow today. City crews will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until all the streets are plowed.

COVID Shelter Strategy Creates Extra Room

8:37 a.m. - Few exposure responses, no deaths reported among homeless population

Residential Fire

8:34 a.m. - SFD crews were dispatched to a report of a structure fire on W. Gardner Ave. The caller reported flames coming from the front of the home.

Feb. 14

Male carjacks female minutes after he is released from jail

3:53 a.m. - SPD arrests male for carjacking committed minutes after he was released from jail

Feb. 12

Missing Elderly Female

5:41 p.m. - Donna has been located!

Missing Vulnerable Adult

5:38 p.m. - Jung Kang has been located.

COVID-19 update for Parks & Recreation: February 12, 2021

4:58 p.m. - What the move to Phase 2 means for City of Spokane Parks & Recreation

Shelter Services Adjust For Those Experiencing Homelessness

4:16 p.m. - Shelter system activates additional resources with COVID protocols

City, Police Guild Reach Tentative Agreement

3:48 p.m. - 5-year contract must be voted on by Guild membership, Council

Feb. 11

Missing Juvenile Girl

3:37 p.m. - SPD needs your help in locating a missing juvenile girl who is possibly in need of her medication. She was last seen early Thursday morning.

Feb. 10

SPD Arrests Three Subjects For Gonzaga University Area Burglaries

3:06 p.m. - The Patrol Anti-Crime Team has arrested three subjects for nine of the eleven Gonzaga University area burglaries during their winter break.

Public Meeting To Focus on Transportation Needs Near 37th & Ray

8:41 a.m. - The City will host an online meeting to discuss options to address transportation needs near 37th & Ray, 37th & Freya and Ferris High School.

Feb. 9

City Recognizes Local Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

11:53 a.m. - The City of Spokane today is recognizing five organizations that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

SPD Arrest Suspect After He Flees From a Routine Traffic Stop

11:08 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect after he flees from a routine traffic stop – leaving a trail of drugs and a gun.

Spokane City & County Awarded $700,000 by MacArthur Foundation

10:51 a.m. - New Funding Will Help Support Initiatives Aimed at Safely Reducing Spokane County’s Jail Population and Advancing Racial Equity

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

9:04 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

Services Are Available For Those Experiencing Homelessness during Cold

8:13 a.m. - Shelter system activates additional resources with COVID protocols

Feb. 8

SPD Investigating a Crime of Malicious Harassment

3:37 p.m. - SPD makes an arrest in the vandalism of Temple Beth Shalom in south Spokane, suspect is charged with a hate crime.

Warming Center Patrons Receiving First Round of COVID-19 Vaccine

8:43 a.m. - Collaboration with SRHD streamlines distribution for high-risk population

Feb. 5

Stabbing in Garland District results in life-threatening injuries

10:12 p.m. - An adult male victim suffered multiple stab wounds after an argument, and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition

Feb. 4

Missing Vulnerable Adult

1:47 p.m. - Ronald Kovach has been located and is safe!

Feb. 3

Juvenile Shooting Suspect Arrested

3:28 p.m. - SPD arrested a juvenile shooting suspect after surveillance video contradicted his statement claiming he had been the victim.

Three SPD Officers Sent To Hospital for Suspected Fentanyl Exposure

3:23 p.m. - A suspected Fentanyl exposure sends three Spokane Police Officers to the hospital for treatment.