News Releases for 2020

May

City Business Loan Program Making A Difference

May 15 at 6:02 p.m. - Funds still available for businesses preparing to reopen

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 at 10:39 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

Suspect Arrested On Warrant Smashed Head Against SPD Vehicle

May 14 at 1:38 p.m. - Suspect smashes head against SPD vehicle, says he will claim it was the officer that hit him with his car. The incident was recorded on body cam.

Behavioral Health Unit Sees Success amidst COVID-19 Challenges

May 14 at 1:26 p.m. - BHU has strong success despite adjusted services due to COVID-19 and an increased number of people in crisis during the statewide lockdown.

Scammers Making Unemployment Claims Using Stolen Information

May 13 at 10:55 p.m. - Everyone is trying to make the best of the current situation due to COVID; unfortunately that includes scammers making fraudulent unemployment claims.

Suspect Threatens Wheelchair-Bound Senior with Knife

May 13 at 4:25 p.m. - Eighteen year old, 6’3”, 250 lb. suspect threatens wheelchair-bound senior with knife while stealing his phone.

Attempted Arson Suspect Arrested

May 12 at 1:33 p.m. - Suspect arrested for attempting to burn down house with ex-girlfriend asleep inside.

Launch of Community Connect Database

May 11 at 5:20 p.m. - SFD has been working with technology partner First due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property

Lewis and Clark High School Construction Burglary

May 11 at 5:12 p.m. - SPD Officer responded to a commercial alarm in the New Construction Area of Lewis and Clark High School, located in the 600 block of West 5th Avenue.

Double DUI from Downtown Collision

May 11 at 5:09 p.m. - Driver arrested for DUI after causing a crash in the downtown area. The tow truck driver that responded to the crash was also arrested for DUI.

Eluding Arrest from N Division Street

May 11 at 5:03 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest eluding suspect who drove northbound on N Division St., in the southbound lanes of travel, at speeds approaching 100 mph.

City to restart self-haul services for clean green, recycling at WTE

May 11 at 9:32 a.m. - The City of Spokane will accept clean green and recycling from public self-haul customers at its Waste-to-Energy Facility again starting today.

Reported Road Rage Shooting, Isn't What It Appeared

May 8 at 4:56 p.m. - Police respond to an alleged road rage shooting on HWY 195 and determine that the alleged victim had actually shot himself in the leg at his home.

Stolen Guitars

May 8 at 4:53 p.m. - Suspect arrested for stealing and pawning multiple guitars during the month of December 2019.

Early Morning West Central Structure Fire

May 8 at 4:52 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department extinguished a structure fire at 1317 North Wall Street.

South Hill Fire Follow-Up

May 8 at 4:48 p.m. - Spokane Fire extinguishes a rapidly growing natural cover fire in a South Hill alley.

Brandishing and Collision at Division and Indiana

May 8 at 8:37 a.m. - Reckless driver causes collision at Division and Indiana.

Officer Breaks Arm during Arrest

May 7 at 3:04 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer received a broken arm while taking a wanted man to the ground during a trespass and open / consume contact downtown.

Car Lot Damage

May 6 at 8:49 p.m. - Suspects cause almost $60,000 in damage to vehicles at car lot.

14-Year-Old Girl Stops Vehicle Theft

May 6 at 8:47 p.m. - Truck theft thwarted by victim’s 14 year old daughter who chased down the vehicle on foot.

Mayor Appreciates Clarity on Reopening Spokane

May 6 at 5:23 p.m. - Guidance and criteria welcomed and appreciated in evolving process

SPD Arrests 19 Time Convicted Felon

May 5 at 3:58 p.m. - Surveillance cameras, alert police officer, key to putting 19 time convicted felon back behind bars.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: May 5, 2020

May 5 at 2:41 p.m. - An update on Parks & Recreation activities/spaces, and our actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

One Occupant Pulled from Car Submerged in Spokane River After Crash

May 5 at 1:54 a.m. - Officers & citizens pulled a male from a car in the river. He was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. South Riverton is now open.

3 Separate Car Thieves Were Arrested and/or Released Over the Weekend

May 4 at 5:34 p.m. - Three separate car thieves were arrested and/or released over the weekend perpetuating a chronic property crime spree plaguing citizens of Spokane.

Domestic Violence Flyer

May 4 at 5:29 p.m. - City residents to receive a resource flyer in their utility bill to help combat domestic violence

Suspects Crash Vehicle While Fleeing Scene of Violent Confrontation

May 4 at 5:26 p.m. - Suspect crashes vehicle at E Hartson and Fourth Avenue while fleeing scene of a violent confrontation.

SPD Requests Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

May 4 at 5:19 p.m. - Spokane Police request public assistance in identifying a south hill burglar.

Brush Fire Riverside State Park

May 4 at 5:15 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department and Department of Natural Resources respond to a fire in the area near North TJ Meenach Drive and West Downriver.

SPD safely arrests pitchfork wielding assault suspect

May 4 at 1:54 a.m. - The victim received minor injuries after being attacked with a pitchfork

Shooting at Cannon Park leaves multiple injured

May 3 at 6:51 p.m. - Around 4PM, SPD received multiple reports of shots being fired on the East side of Cannon Park. Multiple people are being treated at area hospitals

Police Encounter Few Problems at May Day March/Protest

May 1 at 5:14 p.m. - Several hundred people gathered to protest the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Officers were staged to monitor the event in order to keep the peace.

Tell Us What You Think about Work to Extend the Centennial Trail

May 1 at 10:14 a.m. - The City is working on a proposed project to complete a missing section of the Centennial Trail in West Central. What do you think?

April

Wednesday Afternoon Apartment Fire

April 30 at 4:48 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department extinguished an apartment fire in the 1500 block of West Mission Avenue.

SPD Officer Terminated

April 30 at 4:43 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department terminated Officer Kristofer Henderson.

City Focuses On Regional Shelter Needs as Warming Center Contracts End

April 29 at 12:42 p.m. - “Street Medicine” program, alternative care available

Downriver, Qualchan, Indian Canyon, & Esmeralda Re-open May 5, 2020

April 29 at 11:48 a.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation’s golf courses are preparing to re-open on May 5 with revised operations.

Fire at Waste to Energy Plant

April 28 at 5:13 p.m. - SFD and Waste to Energy Plant employees work together to extinguish garbage fire.

Recreational Vehicle Fire Spreads Due To High Winds

April 27 at 4:17 p.m. - High winds carry flaming debris to nearby home.

NorthTown Mall Incident

April 27 at 2:46 p.m. - Spokane Fire and Fire District 9 respond to a 911 report of a fire located in the basement at NorthTown Mall.

South Hill Structure Fire

April 27 at 2:43 p.m. - SFD and Fire District 8 extinguish structure fire.

City Details the $10 Million in Additional Street Maintenance Work

April 27 at 2:30 p.m. - Program invests in arterials and community economic recovery

Strong Response to Covid-Response Survey

April 27 at 1:37 p.m. - Respondents participated via e-newsletter and online sources

Looff Carrousel Dome Roof Being Resurfaced

April 27 at 11:43 a.m. - Beginning this week, the dome roof of the Looff Carrousel building will be resurfaced under warranty

Downtown Protest Arrest

April 22 at 4:15 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers make an arrest for Malicious Mischief when a woman throws eggs at cars from her fourth floor apartment downtown.

SPD Helps Families in Need

April 22 at 4:10 p.m. - Six grateful families receive a gift of food and more, thanks to the Spokane Police Department and other community partners

SPD Arrests Suspect Who Slashed Tires on Eight Vehicles

April 21 at 4:43 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested a suspect who slashed tires on eight different vehicles with a knife.

Spokane Woman Arrested For Threatening a Man with a Taser

April 21 at 4:41 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest woman for threatening a man with, and discharging a Taser during an argument.

Serious Collision

April 17 at 9:16 p.m. - SPD Collision Investigators are investigating an accident that occurred at the intersection of Nevada and Sanson a little after 4pm, Friday, April 17.

Domestic Violence Suspect Released Multiple Times

April 17 at 9:13 p.m. - A Spokane man who violated a Domestic Violence order of protection twice in two days was released a second time.

Downtown Commercial Structure Fire

April 16 at 8:30 p.m. - SFD responds to fire at Cruz Custom Boots at 209 West Main Avenue.

Body Recovered by SFD Water Rescue Team

April 16 at 8:24 p.m. - SFD responds to Upriver Drive Dam to remove a deceased person from the Spokane River.

City Offers Aid To Local Businesses

April 16 at 4:50 p.m. - Gives small businesses opportunity to access affordable loans.

Prolific Offender Arrested

April 15 at 3:13 p.m. - Repeat felon arrested for possession of stolen motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

April 15 at 3:10 p.m. - SPD needs help finding missing Kateryna Liubaia.

Increased Investment in Public Infrastructure to Assist With Recovery

April 15 at 12:45 p.m. - Additional $10 million in work to be added to existing plans

City Announces Utility Bill Assistance Program for Businesses

April 14 at 11 a.m. - Deferrals available for businesses facing financial hardship

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 13 at 4:22 p.m. - Thank you SREC, SPD Dispatch and SFD Dispatch!

Increase in Possible Illegal Burning Calls

April 13 at 3:53 p.m. - Area fire departments are seeing an increase in calls for possible illegal burning.

Easter Morning Garage Fire

April 13 at 3:47 p.m. - Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a garage fire and keep it from significantly progressing to the living space or to nearby apartments.

Man Booked on Felony Assaults after Intentionally Coughing on Officers

April 9 at 11:37 p.m. - Officers were attempting to arrest a woman on warrants when her brother intentionally coughed in both officers' faces.

Bank SCAM

April 9 at 5:10 p.m. - Scam where criminals are using fictitious numbers, in calls/texts that show to a local bank in order to trick un-suspecting people out of their PIN.

Couple Arrested, Again

April 9 at 12:52 p.m. - A Spokane couple was arrested for drug charges after they were observed using needles while at the pumps of a local gas station.

Homeowner Interrupts Theft

April 9 at 12:49 p.m. - Thieves arrested after a homeowner interrupts an attempted theft from the victims garage.

West Central House Fire

April 9 at 12:47 p.m. - 24 firefighters from SFD and SCFD respond to house fire.

Afternoon GU District Fire

April 9 at 12:43 p.m. - 25 SFD firefighters responds to residential structure fire.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

April 7 at 6:09 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Domestic Violence Unit is looking for assistance in locating a wanted subject.

Governor Signs Affordable Housing Legislation

April 5 at 1:39 p.m. - House Bill 2497 centerpiece of City Council’s Legislative Agenda

Early Morning Fire In East Central

April 3 at 8:05 p.m. - SFD and SVFD respond to a report of a 53' semi trailer on fire.

Suspected Officer Impersonation

April 3 at 8:03 p.m. - SPD has received two complaints of a citizen being approached by someone impersonating a police officer.

Repeat Offender Released and Immediately Re-Offends

April 2 at 6:40 p.m. - Repeat offender arrested again just over two weeks after his most recent arrest. Charged with multiple counts of theft and identity theft.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: April 2, 2020

April 2 at 4:25 p.m. - Virtual recreation during Stay Home, Stay Healthy

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 30, 2020

April 2 at 10:54 a.m. - An update on actions golf courses, under City of Spokane Parks & Recreation, are taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: April 1, 2020

April 2 at 9:51 a.m. - An update on actions Parks & Recreation is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Major Residence Fire

April 1 at 6:38 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a vehicle into a house with a resulting structure fire.

DUI Crash Causes House Fire

April 1 at 6:32 p.m. - Officers respond to serious collision resulting in a major residence fire.

Spokane City Council Welcomes New Affordable Housing Resources

April 1 at 3:05 p.m. - Governor Inslee signed HB 1590, allowing local governments to put more resources toward affordable housing in their communities

March

Project Share & U-Help Team Up To Help During Covid Response

March 31 at 3:37 p.m. - Project Share & U-Help Team Up To Help With Utility Bills During Covid Response Community Donations To Be Matched 2 To 1 By City & Avista

SPD's Mission Emphasis Patrol Leads To Two Arrests

March 31 at 2:45 p.m. - Two men have been arrested for burglaries as a result of the Spokane Police Department’s Mission Emphasis Patrols.

SPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle

March 31 at 2:39 p.m. - Spokane Police find stolen truck and three dirt bikes at local nuisance house less than an hour after they were reported missing.

Early Morning Commercial Fire

March 31 at 2:36 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 2500 Block of North Division Street to a commercial structure fire.

SPD Makes Burglary Arrest

March 30 at 6:36 p.m. - Downtown Precinct Officers make arrest in burglary from a low income housing complex.

Homicide Investigation

March 27 at 7:16 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a March 25 homicide.

Man Arrested With Realistic BB Gun

March 27 at 7:09 p.m. - A 19 year old male was arrested for intentionally shooting and shattering several windows at Garry Middle School.

Cold Case Solved

March 26 at 7:52 p.m. - Spokane Police Department solves 35 years old murder with the help of genetic genealogy.

Spokane Man with Extensive Criminal History Back In Jail

March 26 at 7:49 p.m. - A Spokane man with an extensive local criminal history is back in jail after committing an assault three days after being released from jail.

SPD PAC Working To Catch Repeat Offender

March 26 at 7:44 p.m. - PAC team working to catch a longtime Spokane repeat offender.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

March 26 at 7:38 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Domestic Violence Unit is asking for your help in locating two adults and their children.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 25, 2020

March 25 at 5:51 p.m. - An update on actions Parks & Recreation is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

City Limits Self-Haul Services to Garbage at Waste-To-Energy Facility

March 25 at 5:30 p.m. - Clean green, recycling, and household hazardous waste areas closed

Officer Involved Collision

March 25 at 3:21 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer was injured this morning when a driver ran a stop sign and collided with his patrol car.

K9 Capture

March 25 at 3:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers and a Spokane Police K9 catch a potential robbery suspect with help from some alert citizens.

Critical Public Services Will Continue During "Stay Home" Order

March 24 at 4:27 p.m. - Golf courses closing; neighborhood cleanups cancelled

Stay At Home Order

March 23 at 6:35 p.m. - Spokane Police's primary role in supporting the governor’s stay at home order (covid-19) is to help educate the community about how to comply.

Early Morning Hillyard Commercial Fire

March 23 at 3:15 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Country Fire District #9 respond to the Hillyard Tire building for a reported structure fire.

Officers Respond To Theft at North Town Mall

March 23 at 3:08 p.m. - Officers responded to North Town Mall for a theft. The suspect ripped a cell phone out of another customers hand and then took off running.

Mission Possible

March 22 at 12:16 p.m. - Spokane Police Department adopts mission focused crime fighting with strong initial results.

Spokane Co. Health Officer Order Limits on Play Structure Use: 3/20/20

March 20 at 4:07 p.m. - An update on COVID-19 impacts to Parks & Recreation: March 20, 2020.

Officers Responded To a Report of a Woman Waving a Gun

March 19 at 7:38 p.m. - The female was arrested for the violent felony crime of attempt to elude (3 separate cases), threats to kill, and various misdemeanors.

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 19, 2020

March 19 at 5:19 p.m. - An update on re-opening golf courses under revised protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Spokane City Hall Closed To the Public

March 19 at 4:16 p.m. - Access to public meetings will be maintained

Shooting Sends Three to the Hospital

March 18 at 7:50 p.m. - A shooting in northeast Spokane sends three to area hospitals, two for gunshot wounds and one for being struck by a vehicle.

Significant Sentence for Two Spokane Defendants

March 18 at 3:14 p.m. - Two Men were recently given significant sentences after an incident where they shot multiple rounds at an occupied home.

SPD Investigating an Occupied Burglary

March 18 at 3:11 p.m. - An occupied burglary occurred in northwest Spokane. The homeowner fired rounds at the suspects as they fled in a vehicle.

Golf COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 18, 2020

March 18 at 2:19 p.m. - An update on actions City of Spokane Golf is taking to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 17, 2020

March 17 at 3:42 p.m. - Updated on Parks & Recreation's actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Missing Juvenile

March 17 at 2:48 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a missing Juvenile.

Free 10 Min Parking For Curbside Pick-Up

March 16 at 8:23 p.m. - City offers up curbside, metered parking spaces to support local business

City Council Cancels Today's 6 p.m. Legislative Session and Open Forum

March 16 at 5 p.m. - Report on the COVID-19 situation in Spokane set for that time will be streamed live on City’s web site and shown on CityCable 5.

City Suspends Water Shut-Offs, Late Fees on City Utility Bills

March 16 at 2:50 p.m. - Payment arrangements available for those facing financial hardships during widespread closures of schools and small businesses because of COVID-19.

Spokane County, Cities Initiate Emergency Declarations

March 16 at 2:49 p.m. - Action speeds decision making, resource access and deployment; creates labor flexibility

Mayor Woodward Responds to Closure of Restaurants, Bars

March 15 at 8:40 p.m. - Mayor Nadine Woodward responds to closure of restaurants and bars because of COVID-19 concerns.

Community Court to Go on Hiatus

March 14 at 3:14 p.m. - Due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus, in an abundance of caution, the Community Court announced that it will go on a hiatus into April.

Mayor recommends caution, courtesy, calm

March 14 at 2:48 p.m. - Mayor recommends caution, courtesy and calm after 3 people test positive for COVID-19 in Spokane.

Parks & Recreation COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: March 13, 2020

March 13 at 4:19 p.m. - We would like to provide an update on actions City of Spokane Parks & Recreation is taking to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

DV Unit Asking for Public's Help

March 13 at 12:33 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating Charles Washington.

Domestic Violence Unit Asking for Public's Help

March 13 at 12:31 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating Brian Suominen.

SPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle

March 13 at 12:29 p.m. - SPD recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a suspect who had been driving it. He was eventually booked into jail on numerous charges and a warrant.

South Hill Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

March 12 at 2:42 p.m. - March 6, 2020, SFD was dispatched to a structure fire at 1405 W 8th Avenue.

Missing 11 Year Old Juvenile

March 12 at 2:40 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child from the Chief Garry Neighborhood.

Sustainability Group Seeking Public Input on Climate Action Plan

March 11 at 7:44 a.m. - A group of Spokane experts and volunteers are studying the local impacts of climate change as part of the Sustainability Action Subcommittee (SAS).

SPD Arrests Arson and Vehicle Vehicle Theft Suspect

March 8 at 10:19 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest Arson and Vehicle Theft suspect after she set fire to her apartment and later crashed a stolen vehicle.

City Gets Access To Resources to Address Housing & Homelessness Crisis

March 6 at 2 p.m. - Council’s legislative priorities for housing funding pass legislature

South Hill Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

March 6 at 1:53 p.m. - Firefighters quickly extinguish kitchen fire and keep it from progressing to adjoining rooms and the attic space.

Freya Street and Upriver Drive Crash

March 5 at 4:25 p.m. - A serious crash at Freya and Upriver Drive sent three people to the hospital. The driver of one of the vehicle’s was later arrested for DUI.

City Invites Interaction With Parking Devices

March 4 at 10:29 a.m. - Citizens invited to give new parking meters and kiosks a try

Spokane Police Asking for help Locating a Missing Child

March 3 at 5:24 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child from northwest Spokane.

Council Harmonizes Noise Regulations Outside Health Care Facilitates

March 3 at 5:22 p.m. - City Council passed an ordinance that harmonizes noise disturbance prohibitions in the context of health care providers and facilities.

SPD Responds To Two Fatal Collisions

March 3 at 5:20 p.m. - SPD responded to, and is investigating; two separate collisions between midnight and 4:30 AM, each collision resulted in a fatality.

SPD Arrest Two Men Driving Stolen BMW

March 3 at 5:18 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested two men who were driving a stolen BMW in the Lidgerwood neighborhood.

Early Morning Apartment Fire in East Spokane

March 3 at 5:07 p.m. - On Wednesday, Feb 26, the SFD responded to a report of smoke issuing from the windows of a 3-story residential structure near Stone and Main streets.

Esmeralda golf course opening Friday, March 6, 2020

March 3 at 2:51 p.m. - Irrigation replacement is 95% complete, updating the manual system and saving approximately 6M gallons of water/year while improving quality of play.

Saturday Evening Vehicle Extrication

March 2 at 4:49 p.m. - Saturday, Feb. 29, fire crews from Spokane City Fire and Spokane Fire District 9 were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in north Spokane.

Early Morning Vehicle Crash / Technical Rescue

March 2 at 4:46 p.m. - March 1, multiple units of the Spokane City and Spokane District 9 Fire Departments were dispatched to a technical rescue in the Indian Trail area.

Two Charged With 2nd Degree Murder from Rodeway Inn Investigation

March 2 at 4:43 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit and SPD officers have two people in custody for 2nd degree murder related to the death investigation at the Rodeway Inn.

February

Craigslist Stabbing

Feb. 28 at 4:40 p.m. - Victim stabbed in neck after meeting people regarding a Craigslist rental listing.

Mayor, City Admin Announce CHHS Process Review

Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. - Staff raised questions about how processes are implemented, followed, improved

Riverfront’s North Bank and West Havermale Projects Underway

Feb. 28 at 11:39 a.m. - Two large construction projects are underway in the redevelopment of Riverfront Park.

Downriver Golf Course Opens Friday, joins The Creek at Qualchan

Feb. 27 at 3:27 p.m. - With traces of winter giving way to the green of spring, Downriver golf course is opening Friday, February 28, 2020.

City Recognizes Local Business for Excellent Management of Wastewater

Feb. 26 at 11:09 a.m. - The City is recognizing four organizations that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

Armed Robbery Arrests

Feb. 25 at 2:14 p.m. - Three juvenile males were arrested for the armed robbery of a convenience store.

City Launches On-Street Parking Event

Feb. 25 at 2:08 p.m. - Spring Clean-Up to resolve complaints and provide public education

Wellesley and Assembly Single Vehicle Collision

Feb. 24 at 1:58 p.m. - Feb. 23, officers responded to Wellesley and Assembly for a single vehicle collision where two of the passengers were critically injured.

Mayor Woodward Announces New Downtown Police Precinct Location

Feb. 24 at 11:17 a.m. - Site at Riverside & Wall to support expanded downtown police visibility

Major Crimes Unit Investigation

Feb. 20 at 10:49 a.m. - SWAT executes search warrant without incident, the MCU has taken over the investigation.

SPD Arrest Violent Domestic Violence Offender

Feb. 19 at 4:11 p.m. - Violent offender with history of domestic violence is arrested for Second Degree Assault Domestic Violence & Fourth Degree Assault Domestic Violence.

Tips To Reduce Vehicle Theft

Feb. 19 at 11:16 a.m. - SPD has seen an uptick in recent vehicle thefts; here are some tips to keep your property safe.

West Downtown Apartment Fire

Feb. 19 at 11:12 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200-block of West Riverside Ave for an alarm activation. The call was quickly upgraded to a commercial fire.

City to Resume Curbside Yard Waste Pickup on March 2

Feb. 19 at 8:15 a.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, March 2.

Hiker falls from cliff at Bowl & Pitcher

Feb. 18 at 8:47 a.m. - SFD and SCFD9 dispatched to Riverside State Park near Bowl & Pitcher for a report of someone who fell approximately 20-feet off of rock cliffs.

Search Continues for Monroe Street Jumper

Feb. 17 at 4:56 p.m. - SFD responds to call for an adult male observed by two witnesses jumping into the river from the east side of the bridge.

Suspect in Custody after Shooting on South Hill

Feb. 14 at 9:32 p.m. - SPD responded to a shooting this afternoon. George Ellis (39), has been booked for 1st Assault-DV. The victim remains in critical condition.

Collision leads to the arrest of the driver for DUI, PCS and Suspended

Feb. 13 at 9:13 p.m. - Collision leads to the arrest of the driver for DUI, PCS and Suspended

Fourteen Police Recruits Begin Training At Law Enforcement Academy

Feb. 10 at 12:44 p.m. - Thanks to the generosity of voters, 14 new recruits have begun training at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the Spokane Police Training Center.

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday; City Offices Open As Usual

Feb. 10 at 8:15 a.m. - City of Spokane offices will be open on Presidents' Day.

Early Morning Lincoln Heights House Fire

Feb. 8 at 11:46 p.m. - Spokane Fire responded to a reported house fire on the 4200 block of East 28th Avenue.

Package Theft

Feb. 6 at 12:43 p.m. - A neighbor called SPD after witnessing a female steal a package off his neighbor's front porch. The package was recovered & given back to the victim.

Notification of Release

Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m. - Level III sex offender release

SPD Responded To a Reported Shooting in an Apartment at 500 S Division

Feb. 5 at 3:24 p.m. - SPD respond to a reported shooting in an apartment. Officers located two males inside an apartment with obvious injuries and began first aid.

Call for Artists - Riverfront Park

Feb. 5 at 12:45 p.m. - Parks & Recreation and Spokane Arts announce the commission of a second piece of interactive art as part of the renovation of Riverfront Park.

Female Rescued from Spokane River

Feb. 4 at 4:05 p.m. - SFD successfully rescues woman from the Spokane River near Peaceful Valley.

Crestline/Wellesley Collision Causes Power Outage and Closed Street

Feb. 4 at 4:02 p.m. - Northbound Crestline is closed between Hoffman and Wellesley as Avista restores power.

SPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Feb. 4 at 3:55 p.m. - In December, SPD investigated an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store. A month later, an officer working patrol arrested the suspect for the warrant.

Alcohol Related Collision

Feb. 3 at 1:15 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to the Spokane International Airport to assist the Spokane Airport Police Department with a DUI injury collision.

Shooting Courtland and Market

Feb. 3 at 1:14 p.m. - SPD responds to a shooting in the parking lot of the McDonalds at the corner of Market and Courtland. One man is dead and a suspect is in custody.

Public Invited To Downtown Plan Workshop

Feb. 3 at 1:10 p.m. - Citizens have opportunity to weigh in on changes for next decade.

Search Continues For Missing Person in the Spokane River

Feb. 3 at 1:05 p.m. - Spokane Fire, Spokane Police, and Spokane Valley Fire were dispatched for a person reported to have jumped from the Post Street bridge.

January

Mayor Woodward to Deliver Inaugural State of the City Address on Feb 7

Jan. 31 at 3:02 p.m. - Speech will be shown live on web and Facebook

Car Crashes Into House

Jan. 31 at 1:12 p.m. - Car crashes into home in North Spokane, which results in only minor injuries to the driver.

Chemical Mixture sends Homeowner & First Responder to Hospital

Jan. 30 at 9:01 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a medical incident in the 2600-blk of N Atlantic St.

Shooting investigation in Logan neighborhood, no on-going threat

Jan. 28 at 7:35 p.m. - SPD responded to reports of an accidental shooting. One adult male is deceased after life-saving efforts fail.

Suspicious male attempts to lure child into car from a School bus stop

Jan. 28 at 7:34 p.m. - An unknown male approached several children at a school bus stop near N Victor St and W Lyons Ave and attempted to get the child to get into his car.

SPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Jan. 27 at 12:29 p.m. - SPD responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the Lowe’s parking lot. A purse was stolen & the suspect was arrested by police a short time later.

Dangerous CO Issue This Morning at Old City Hall

Jan. 23 at 3:43 p.m. - Spokane Fire responds to extreme levels of carbon monoxide caused by a malfunctioning boiler in Old City Hall.

Armed Robber Taken Into Custody

Jan. 23 at 3:39 p.m. - Suspect in armed robbery taken into custody.

Early Morning House Fire

Jan. 22 at 3:09 p.m. - SFD responds to an early morning fire at 3800 East Broad.

Secure Your Loads before Heading to the Transfer Station

Jan. 22 at 10:49 a.m. - City, County transfer stations to begin charging fees for unsecured loads

SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team Needs the Public's Help

Jan. 21 at 1:29 p.m. - The SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team is asking for any help from the public in identifying the two men shown using stolen credit cards.

SPD Arrests Burglar Who Was Stabbed By Victim

Jan. 21 at 12:55 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a burglar who was stabbed by the victim when he attempted to enter her house.

Damage Prevented in Sprague Union District Fire

Jan. 21 at 12:53 p.m. - SFD's efforts prevented any damage to commercial building in Sprague Union District.

Knighten Stairclimb Team

Jan. 21 at 12:50 p.m. - Help SFD reach our goal of raising $60,000 before the March 8, Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.

Five Mile DUI Arrest

Jan. 21 at 12:45 p.m. - SPD responded to a crash in Five Mile; the driver of that vehicle was arrested for Felony Hit and Run, 3 counts of Reckless Endangerment and DUI.

Firefighter Injured At South Hill House Fire

Jan. 21 at 12:41 p.m. - Firefighter suffers minor ankle injury at South Hill house fire.

SPD Needs Help Locating Person Involved In Domestic Violence Incident

Jan. 21 at 12:37 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating a person who was involved in a Jan. 18 domestic violence incident.

Major Crimes Unit Needs Help Locating Missing Woman

Jan. 17 at 2:16 p.m. - MCU is looking for the community’s help in locating a local woman who may have been missing for over a year, before anyone reported her disappearance.

Suicide Attempt Leads to Hazardous Material Incident

Jan. 16 at 12:05 p.m. - SFD paramedics respond to patient experiencing respiratory symptoms due to a suicide attempt by mixing chemicals that created a life-threatening vapor

Heavy Fire Damage to South Hill Home

Jan. 16 at 11:59 a.m. - Wednesday, Jan. 15, units from SFD were dispatched to a structure fire at 2724 E. 16th.

SPD Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Woman in Crisis

Jan. 15 at 3:38 p.m. - Newly formed Spokane area law enforcement Behavioral Health Unit responds to woman in crisis.

Falls Matter, SFD and SVFD Pilot New Program!

Jan. 14 at 4:38 p.m. - Falls-related Emergency Medical Service (EMS) calls are one of the top non-fire response related calls we respond to.

SIRR Team Investigating Deputy Involved Shooting

Jan. 14 at 4:20 p.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team is investigating a deputy involved shooting in North Spokane.

Mayor Names Three Additional Appointments to Her Administration

Jan. 13 at 3:59 p.m. - Council will be asked to confirm the directors

City Activates More Services during Cold Snap

Jan. 13 at 1:53 p.m. - Service providers for homeless are ready for most vulnerable

City Water Department Provides Advice To Avoid Frozen Water Pipes

Jan. 13 at 11:14 a.m. - With temperatures dropping into the low teens and potentially single digits this week, we have some tips to avoid frozen pipes.

City Closures Planned for MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 13 at 8:15 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

City Expects to Complete Full-City Plow by About 10 p.m.

Jan. 12 at 4:46 p.m. - The City expects to complete work by about 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, on the Full-City Plow initiated at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

SPD Asking Drivers to be Cognizant of Road Closures

Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. - Dozens of drivers going around police cars and cones yesterday caused additional issues for City personnel trying to get the roads reopened.

Driver under the Influence Attempts to Ram SPD Officer

Jan. 10 at 4:20 p.m. - SPD Officers pursue driver after they attempted to ram an officer. Driver and passenger are in custody. A gun and drugs were found.

City to Launch Plowing In Residential Areas as Part of Full-City Plow

Jan. 10 at 3:25 p.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing in arterials has been focus of efforts so far

City Council Selects Vacancy Finalists

Jan. 9 at 5:58 p.m. - Jan. 13 Council will conduct interviews of finalists during an open public meeting

Garage Fire in East Sinto Neighborhood

Jan. 9 at 2:29 p.m. - SFD responds to fire in a detached garage being used as a living space.

City Prepares For Expected Snowstorm

Jan. 9 at 1:53 p.m. - City readies equipment, makes plans for assisting most vulnerable

SPD Warns Of Potential Car Purchaser Scheme

Jan. 8 at 1:09 p.m. - Spokane residents have been victimized while trying to purchase a vehicle during a private party sales.

Learn Where Your Garbage Goes

Jan. 7 at 8:15 a.m. - MLK Jr. Day Tours planned at City’s Waste to Energy Facility

SPD investigating fatal hit-and-run at Trent/Spokane Falls Blvd.

Jan. 7 at 4:29 a.m. - An adult male was pronounced deceased on scene. The suspect vehicle was located abandoned about a mile from the scene

Community and Police Come To Together To Help Families in Need

Jan. 2 at 2:01 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department, partnering with several local businesses and organizations, served 35 families including 91 children this Christmas.

Ooh That Smell?!?

Jan. 2 at 1:59 p.m. - Tips to ensure a safe, warm and energy-efficient winter.

Evening Fire in the Shadle Neighborhood

Jan. 2 at 12:47 p.m. - On New Year's Day SFD was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 4400 Block of North Howard Street.