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News Releases for February 2022

Feb. 23

Spokane Humane Society Donates $250,000 Toward Riverfront Dog Park

10:13 a.m. - The Spokane Humane Society donated $250,000 towards construction of a dog park in the heart of Riverfront Park at the Forestry Shelter.

Feb. 22

Woodward Discusses Temporary Shelter Idea

2 p.m. - Stakeholders passionately express opposition during conversations

Two Stolen Vehicle Arrests Occur Almost Simultaneously

1:55 p.m. - Dayshift patrol officers recover multiple stolen vehicles, make multiple arrests, and recover a firearm during separate morning incidents

City to Resume Yard Waste Curbside Pickup Feb. 28

8:57 a.m. - Yard waste, food scraps and some paper items accepted.

Feb. 21

City Adding Temporary Shelter Capacity This Week

3:36 p.m. - Options add space during cold snap while work continues on permanent solutions

Three Separate Vehicle Collisions Result in One Fatality

8:20 a.m. - Three separate vehicle collisions result in one fatality, multiple injured persons, and two people requiring extrication.

Feb. 18

City Reminds Residents to Dispose of Lithium Batteries Safely

5:46 p.m. - Free disposal available at Waste to Energy, County transfer stations

Residence Fire on North Crestline

9:28 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 4500 Block of North Crestline Street to a seemingly routine problem with the home's furnace generating smoke.

Feb. 17

Downtown Arrest Leads To Recovery of a Shotgun

1:16 p.m. - Downtown argument leads to arrest of convicted felon, recovery of shotgun

Feb. 15

SPD Responds To Increase in Shootings

4:34 p.m. - SPD actively investigating 10 shootings in the last week

Drug Seizure Follows Drive-By Shooting Response

2:48 p.m. - SPD responds to a drive-by shooting that results in the confiscation of a substantial amount of narcotics & thousands of dollars in counterfeit money.

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision on the South Hill

10:56 a.m. - Spokane Police respond to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on the South Hill that leaves one victim with life-threatening injuries

Feb. 14

Escaped Coyote Ridge Inmate Arrested In Spokane

2:55 p.m. - Escaped inmate caught in Spokane after fleeing from stolen vehicle

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

11:52 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

Feb. 11

Riverfront Maintenance Begins Next Week + Valentines on Ice

9:54 p.m. - A few maintenance projects will have minor impacts on Riverfront Park visitors beginning next week.

Construction Site Burglary Attempts

8:38 a.m. - Quick response from Spokane Police Power Shift and Graveyard Patrol Officers spoil two separate unrelated burglary attempts within hours of each other

Feb. 9

Narrower Walkway Tested On Browne Street Viaduct

3:52 p.m. - Fencing is being used to improve health and safety in the area

City Receives Affordable Housing Grant for Liberty Park Project

8:50 a.m. - Funds to assist with 54-unit second phase in Perry District

Feb. 8

Flags Lowered For Fallen Officer Donald Sahota

8:10 a.m. - Flags are lowered to half-staff

Mayor and CM Wilkerson Join In Recognizing Black History Month

8:07 a.m. - Mayor and CM Wilkerson welcomed students from LCHS to celebrate the rising of the Pan-African flag above City Hall in honor of Black History Month.

Feb. 7

Stabbing In Downtown Spokane

7:46 a.m. - Stabbing in Downtown Spokane sends one to the hospital with life threatening injuries

Detached Garage Fire

7:44 a.m. - On Saturday, Feb. 5, 5:45 am, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of East Wellesley Ave on a report of a possible garage fire.

Feb. 4

Parks & Recreation Awarded Funding to Expand Outdoor Youth Programs

11:29 a.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation was awarded funding totaling nearly $133,000 to expand summer 2022 outdoor youth programs.

Apartment Fire on North Maple Street

9:26 a.m. - Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. Stay alert and in the kitchen when frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food.

Feb. 3

Late Night Garage Fire

8:07 a.m. - At 11:20 pm on the night of February 2, 2022, a garage was reported to be on fire behind the residence.

Feb. 1

Shooting Near Sprague Avenue and Crestline Street

8:57 a.m. - On Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to 2020 E. Sprague Ave for a shooting.