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News Releases for May 2021

May 30

SPD seeking public's assistance regarding possible luring incident

9:53 p.m. - A male approached a juvenile female in Spokane's Nevawood neighborhood

Fatal collision shuts down Hwy 2

2:02 a.m. - Two people are deceased, and two more were transported to the hospital via ambulance

May 28


1:57 p.m. - Lancer Hospitality named the exclusive food and beverage partner for Spokane Parks & Recreation

May 27

Flags At Half-Staff

4:09 p.m. - Shooting in San Jose, CA and Memorial Day

Mayor, Council Ask Citizens To Take Steps To Reduce Water Usage

2:50 p.m. - Response needed because of drought advisory issued for much of the state

May 26

Indian Hills Residence Fire

2:24 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Fire District 9, responded to the 5600 Block of West Nadine Court on a report of a possible house fire.

Business Owner Catches Burglar on Surveillance Footage

2:08 p.m. - Business owner views burglar on property via cell phone surveillance footage, SPD Officers respond and arrest 16 time felon

I-90 Collision

2:04 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a vehicle extrication on I-90 at Lincoln Street.

SPD Seeking Public's Help

2 p.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s help identifying arson suspect

North Side Apartment Fire

1:59 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Fire District 9 responded to an apartment fire at the 4000 block of West Rowan Avenue.

May 25

SPD Arrests Suspect in Yesterday's Shooting At Cataldo and Madelia

2:57 p.m. - Suspect with multiple felony convictions arrested in DV shooting

Shooting, Assault, Collision

2:55 p.m. - Back to back incidents including a shooting that shut down a local school keep SPD officers running

May 24

City Closures Planned For Memorial Day

12:16 p.m. - Riverfront Park attractions and City golf courses are open

May 21

Second Degree Robbery Arrest

5:25 p.m. - Alert employee of a local business calls 911 for help during an in progress Robbery

Larger Recycling Carts Coming In June for Those Who Need More Room

1:22 p.m. - Changes are part of the switch to every other week recycling

May 19

SPD Arrests Burglary Suspect

5:02 p.m. - SPD arrests burglary suspect responsible for multiple calls for service.

Drop-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Riverfront Friday with MultiCare

11:39 a.m. - MultiCare is partnering with Riverfront to provide a drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic during the grand opening of the North Bank Friday, May 21.

May 18

Domestic Violence Arrest

5:23 p.m. - SPD charges suspect with three felonies as a result of a Domestic Violence investigation

South Hill Apartment Fire with Civilian Rescues

5:21 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to an apartment fire at 814 South Lincoln Street on Spokane's lower South Hill.

May 17

Road Rage Shooting

4:39 p.m. - Woman shot and killed in North Spokane after apparent road rage incident

Spokane Police Downtown Precinct Arrests

4:36 p.m. - DTP officers make two felony arrests solving several crimes, develop an arson suspect, and recover a stolen bike, all within a span of about an hour.

North Side Residence Fire

4:31 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 6000 block of North Oak Street.

South Hill Residence Fire

4:28 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a house on fire in the 400 block of West 23rd Avenue.

May 14

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

5:43 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

May 13

Goats Employed to Aid in Fire Prevention at City Parks

3:35 p.m. - Starting Friday, May 14, 2021, about 200 goats will be on the job to help reduce fire risk at three of Spokane’s natural park lands.

May 12

SPD currently investigating auto vs ped at Riverside and Stevens

5:30 p.m. - One person has been seriously injured in a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian at Riverside and Stevens.

Domestic Violence Unit Update

4:55 p.m. - Two recent domestic violence cases highlight the continued work of The Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Team

City Housing Action Plan Draft Ready For Review

4:41 p.m. - Public information and comment opportunities are coming up.

Argument Leads To Shooting

4:36 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting with a victim that took place in the 1800 block of E Marshall around 7:30 PM.

Drop-in, Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Riverfront Today, Friday

1:07 p.m. - Riverfront Park and the City of Spokane are partnering with Safeway/Albertsons and the WA DOH to provide two drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

May 10

Two injured in North Spokane Shooting

10:01 p.m. - Over two dozen rounds were fired as multiple individuals exchanged gunfire near the intersection of Colton St and Wedgewood Ave

City to Receive Federal COVID Relief Funding

3:55 p.m. - Nearly $81 million in U.S. Treasury funds arriving in two installments

Spokane Flag Commission Announces New Flag Election Results

12:50 p.m. - The Spokane Flag Commission is excited to announce that Derek Landers’ design has been selected by the public as the new official Spokane city flag!

Domestic Violence Arrest

12:48 p.m. - Firearm discharged during domestic violence incident in North Spokane

Alert Citizen Helps Catch an Arsonist

12:45 p.m. - Alert citizens help SPD quickly arrest arsonist near TJ Meenach Bridge

May 6

Riverfront Ice Age Floods Playground & North Bank Open May 21

1:52 p.m. - Riverfront’s Ice Age Floods playground and additional amenities will open to the public on Friday, May 21, 2021 at noon.

May 5

Silver Alert North Spokane

12:10 p.m. - Mr. Mann has been located.

May 4

Parade Planned to Thank Healthcare Workers, First Responders

5:58 p.m. - The City of Spokane first responders are hosting an appreciation parade on Friday, May 14.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with History & Culture at Riverfront Market

10:51 a.m. - Riverfront is partnering with the Hispanic Business & Professional Association of Spokane to host a Mexican cultural exhibit on Cinco de Mayo.

May 3

Pre-season Lap Swim, Swim Lesson Update 2021

2:21 p.m. - Pre-season adult lap swim at Witter opens May 10 (reservations required), swim lesson registration now open.