Latest Police Department News Releases

May 15

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

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

May 14

Suspect Arrested On Warrant Smashed Head Against SPD Vehicle

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

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.

May 13

Scammers Making Unemployment Claims Using Stolen Information

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

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

May 12

Attempted Arson Suspect Arrested

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

May 11

Lewis and Clark High School Construction Burglary

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

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

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.

May 8

Reported Road Rage Shooting, Isn't What It Appeared

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.



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