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News Releases for March 2022

March 31

Shooting In North Spokane

8:31 a.m. - Shooting in North Spokane sends one juvenile male to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

March 30

City Launches $80 Million in Construction Projects For 2022

1:33 p.m. - Street, bridge, water and sewer system maintenance projects on the list.

March 29

Jess Roskelley Foundation Adds New Climbing Structures to Audubon Park

1:59 p.m. - Several new climbing structures for kids have been added at the Audubon Park playground, thanks to the Jess Roskelley Foundation

Riverfront's North Suspension Bridge Renovation Complete

1:17 p.m. - Reconstruction of the north suspension pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park is complete, and the bridge will re-open to the public March 30, 2022.

March 28

Spokane City Council Commits $6 Million To Public Safety

5:04 p.m. - Council adopted 7-0 a resolution committing a substantial investment of at least $6,271,869 in 2022 into City of Spokane public safety vehicles.

Major Stolen Property Recovery

9:22 a.m. - Lengthy SPD drug investigation nets a huge amount of stolen property and drugs – one person arrested

March 25

Flags Lowered For Fallen Deputy Dominique Calata

1:24 p.m. - Flags are lowered to half-staff

March 24

Traffic Stop Leads To Recovery of Stolen Property and Drugs

12:34 p.m. - Traffic stop leads to arrest, recovery of stolen car, stolen gun, and a lot of drugs

Flags Lowered For Former Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright

8:21 a.m. - Flags will be lowered until Sunday

March 23

Major Construction Projects To Impact Hatch and Thor-Freya


March 22

City Recognizes Local Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

4:34 p.m. - Requirements met with 100 percent compliance.

HUD Awards $4.3M to Spokane to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

1:48 p.m. - Funds support local homeless housing, service programs

Drive-By Shooting Arrest

1:38 p.m. - Mother and a juvenile arrested after drive-by shooting in Northwest Spokane

March 21

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Saturday

4 p.m. - Indian Canyon golf course will open for the season on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

‘Neighbors Drive 25’ Kickoff

12:57 p.m. - The City of Spokane invites citizens to help kick off “Neighbors Drive 25,” a joint pedestrian and traffic safety education program starting March 24

West Boone Jolly Mart Fire

10:32 a.m. - Spokane Engine 3 was dispatched to the Jolly Mart in Spokane's West Central neighborhood to check on an unknown rubbish fire.

North Colton Apartment Fire

8:25 a.m. - SFD and automatic aid units from Fire District 9, responded to multiple reports of smoke and fire coming from a 2nd story apartment.

Armed and Dangerous Suspect - Reward Offered

8:22 a.m. - SPD and U.S. Marshals are searching for a dangerous homicide suspect who has made known his desire to kill police officers and others

March 17

Downriver Golf Course opens Friday

2:23 p.m. - One more City golf course is set to open - Downriver Golf Course opens Friday, March 18, 2022.

UPDATE: Missing 5 Year Old Autistic Child FOUND

11:02 a.m. - A missing 5 year old boy who prompted an emergency alert is found safe curled up in a stranger’s car near his home.

March 16

Police Vehicle Hit - Suspect Outstanding

4:52 p.m. - SPD seeking assistance in a felony hit and run of a police vehicle.

RV Fire Becomes Homicide Investigation

2:26 p.m. - RV fire turns to homicide investigation; MCU detectives actively investigating

March 14

Logan Neighborhood Apartment Fire

8:25 a.m. - On March 12, 2022, SFD responded to the 2400 block of North Hamilton St. for a report of a possible structure fire.

March 11

Spokane City Council to Restart In-Person Meetings

4:42 p.m. - City Council has announced the return of in-person meetings at City Hall starting Monday, March 14.

Spokane City Council Spearheads 2022 State Legislative Outcomes

12:27 p.m. - Council Members, the Mayor and staff provided compelling testimony in public hearings on various issues.

March 10

City Seeking Operator for New Nightly Shelter

3:21 p.m. - Shelter would be activated to meet emergent needs, location to be determined

The Creek at Qualchan opens March 12, and Esmeralda opens March 16

12:47 p.m. - The Creek at Qualchan opens March 12, and Esmeralda opens March 16, 2022. Opening dates for Indian Canyon and Downriver will be announced soon.

March 9

12-year-old Willard Elementary student with firearm arrested

4:49 p.m. - 12-year-old Willard Elementary student arrested after bringing gun to school

March 8

Homicide Near 2nd and Maple

9:33 a.m. - Detectives investigating fatal shooting near 2nd and Maple

March 7

Special Ops Teams Remove Victim from River

8:30 a.m. - On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 9:38 AM, several callers reported an adult floating face-down and lifeless in the river.

RV Fire Results in Civilian Fatality

8:24 a.m. - On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 1:53 AM, a recreational vehicle on fire was reported.

Building Fire and Civilian Rescue

8:20 a.m. - At approximately 11:43 PM on Saturday, March 6, 2022, SFD responded to the area of 1700 East Queen Avenue for a report of a garage on fire.

March 4

SPD arrests vehicle prowler suspect with long criminal history.

12:33 p.m. - Caught on video: Suspect with hundreds of prior arrests is caught breaking into a vehicle downtown. SPD Downtown NROs make arrest.

SPD Arrests Vehicle Prowler Suspect

11:22 a.m. - Caught on video: Suspect with hundreds of prior arrests is caught breaking into a vehicle downtown. SPD Downtown NROs make arrest.

March 2

Drive-By Shooting Death

12:04 p.m. - Drive-by shooting results in the death of a man

Vehicular Homicide Arrest

11:50 a.m. - Woman arrested for vehicular homicide after pedestrian death

March 1

City Adding $4M Package of Street Maintenance Work, Aiding the Economy

11:51 a.m. - Projects will improve local streets in commercial areas

Applicants Sought For 2022 Lodging Tax Grants

8:37 a.m. - Funding for projects promoting tourism and cultural activities