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News Releases for December 2022

Dec. 30

SPD 2022 Highlights!

1:14 p.m. - Here’s a look at some of the changes SPD undertook to better address community needs, and other highlights.

Dec. 29

Weather Keeping City Public Works Busy

2:09 p.m. - Heavy snowfall, melt-off, rain, and freeze-thaw cycle cause varying responses.

Dec. 27

SPD Investigating Drive-by Shooting that Injured Two People

2:22 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes investigating a drive-by shooting Christmas Eve that injured an Uber driver and a passenger.

City Crews Adjust to Warmer Temperatures

8:28 a.m. - Higher temperatures and rain are melting the large amount of snowfall and compact ice throughout the City of Spokane. Here’s how you can help.

Burst Pipes, Frequent 911 Call

8:23 a.m. - SFD has responded to more than 60 calls in the past 48 hours involving broken sprinklers, burst water pipes, and resulting water flow alarms.

Dec. 23

Endangered Missing Person

3:18 p.m. - SPD asking for public’s assistance in locating missing endangered person

Dec. 21

Sex Trafficking Operation

8:39 a.m. - Anti-sex trafficking operation results in successfully removing a trafficked juvenile from the streets

Dec. 20

City Calls Third Full-City Plow of the Snow Season

3:46 p.m. - Primary and secondary routes will be focus until snow stops.

City Offers Free Curbside Christmas Tree Pickup

10:38 a.m. - Free curbside Christmas tree pickup Dec. 26 through Jan. 6

Dec. 19

City Closures Planned for the Holidays

11:50 a.m. - Garbage pickup and curbside recycling on normal schedule

Wedgewood Homicide and Arrest

8:25 a.m. - SPD investigating shooting which left one person dead, another injured

Dec. 16

Thor-Freya Corridor Opens

3:24 p.m. - Thor-Freya Corridor and I-90 Exit Ramp Opens

Dec. 15

Hit and Run Arrest

3:47 p.m. - Tip from citizen leads to hit and run arrest

East Glass Garage Fire

8:25 a.m. - SFD responded to the 2200 East block of Glass Avenue on a report of a detached, two-car garage fire.

South Hill Apartment Fire

7:52 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a commercial structure fire after a US Postal Service employee observed smoke from the apartment when he was delivering mail.

Dec. 14

City Crews Complete Full-City Plow

3:09 p.m. - Drivers and equipment will reset for forecasted weather.

Dec. 13

Parks & Recreation Opens Applications for Food & Beverage Partners

9:40 a.m. - Parks & Recreation is seeking food and beverage partners to support various sites and operations throughout the park system

Renovated Don Kardong Pedestrian Bridge Reopens Friday

9:39 a.m. - Renovated Kardong pedestrian bridge reopens December 16, 2022 after extensive renovation

Spokane City Council Adopts 2023 Annual City Budget

8:38 a.m. - During Monday night’s Legislative Session, City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2023.

SPD Arrests to Suspects in a Weekend Drive-By Shooting

8:35 a.m. - SPD arrests two suspects in a weekend drive-by shooting

City Council to Consider Resolution Protecting the Rights of Camp Hope

8:32 a.m. - During Monday’s Briefing Session, City Council added Resolution 2022-0108 to the Legislative Session agenda for consideration.

Dec. 12

Search and Recovery from Spokane River

10:05 a.m. - SFD and SVFD were dispatched to a water rescue at the SPD Training Center.

Lewis and Clark High School Response

9:59 a.m. - Report of active shooter at Lewis and Clark High School confirmed false

Dec. 10

City Launches Full-City Plow Dec. 10

10:29 a.m. - Weather conditions trigger Full-City operations to maintain City arterials and residential areas.

Dec. 8

Tacoma Murder Suspect Arrested By SPD

4:01 p.m. - SPD arrests murder suspect in Airway Heights

SPD Investigation Downtown Robberies

12:51 p.m. - SPD investigating two evening robberies in downtown area

East Sprague Outbuilding Fire

8:09 a.m. - On Dec. 7, 2022, a structure fire was reported by a passerby in the 3200 block of East Sprague.

Council President Calls Executive Session in Response to Camp Hope

8:07 a.m. - On Tuesday & Wednesday, law enforcement officers entered Camp Hope without prior warning to notify its residents of an impending closure of the camp.

Dec. 7

Spokane Man Sentenced for Child Rape

1:15 p.m. - Spokane man sentenced to 38 ½ years in prison for child rape

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

7:50 a.m. - Flags lowered in honor of Pearl Harbor victims

Dec. 6

Suspect Arrested for Shooting Gun in Downtown Spokane

1:56 p.m. - SPD arrests man who fired multiple shots in a busy area of Downtown Spokane

Flags Lowered for Fallen Officer Jordan Jackson

9:10 a.m. - Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward has ordered flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff.

Dec. 5

Winter Maintenance Operations in Effect, Full-City Plow Completed

4:03 p.m. - City of Spokane snow crews remain in winter maintenance operations, working seven days a week monitoring weather and street conditions.

SPD OIS Morton Illinois

8:48 a.m. - Spokane Police are currently looking for a man after an Officer Involved Shooting near the 1100 Block of East Illinois Avenue

Dec. 2

Browne's Addition Plowing Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday

3:52 p.m. - Parking restrictions will be in place

SPD Seeks Public’s Help Locating Vulnerable Adult

7:46 a.m. - Chris has been located thanks to a tip from a member of the public.

SPD Responds to Fatal Shooting

7:43 a.m. - SPD responds to fatal shooting near Inland Empire Way