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Police Department News Releases for 2018


SPD Investigates Assault near Boone/Ash

Dec. 26 at 10:29 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating an assault which occurred near W Boone Ave. / N Ash St.

Fatal train vs pedestrian collision in Southwest Spokane

Dec. 25 at 9:33 p.m. - On 12-25-18 at about 7:30PM, a Union Pacific Train collided with a person on the tracks near W 3rd Ave and Sunset Blvd. The victim did not survive.

Public's assistance requested locating missing 14-year-old

Dec. 21 at 9:23 p.m. - Charlyse Ward was last seen on 12-21-18 at noon near 6900 E 4th Ave. Ward has cognitive attributes which heighten the risk to her personal safety.

Armed Robbery at Mobil Station, 17th/Ray

Dec. 19 at 11:44 p.m. - SPD is investigating an armed robbery that occurred this evening at the Mobil gas station at 17/Ray. The suspect displayed a knife and fled on foot.

Domestic Violence Stabbing Arrest

Dec. 19 at 11:44 a.m. - SPD Officers arrested Heather M. Fourstar for Assault 2nd degree domestic violence. Fourstar stabbed her boyfriend in a residence near Sinto and Ruby.

SPD Investigating Early Morning Auto/Pedestrian Collision

Dec. 19 at 11:41 a.m. - SPD Traffic Officers investigate auto/pedestrian collision on Ash at Montgomery. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

SPD Threat Arrest

Dec. 19 at 11:38 a.m. - SPD officers investigated a call about a male who was chasing people with a knife. Officers were able to locate the male and take him into custody.

SPD investigating DV stabbing incident in Garland District

Dec. 17 at 4:34 a.m. - An adult female victim has died as a result of her injuries

East Central home damaged by fire

Dec. 10 at 3:15 p.m. - On Saturday, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1800 block of E. Bridgeport St. around 2 p.m. upon the report of a structure fire.

Four time convicted felon arrested with two firearms and heroin.

Dec. 10 at 2:23 p.m. - Four time convicted felon arrested with two firearms and heroin after a short foot chase and standoff.

City Hall Campers Asked To Relocate To Warming Shelters

Dec. 10 at 8:20 a.m. - Officers ask those camping at City Hall, in violation of the SMC regarding unauthorized camping on public property, to relocate to warming shelters.

SPD Package Theft Arrest

Dec. 7 at 10:57 p.m. - SPD officers responded to the North Central neighborhood for a male who had been caught stealing a package off the front porch of a residence.

Freya/Sprague collision likely to snarl morning commute.

Dec. 6 at 4:34 a.m. - SPD is currently on scene investigating a two-vehicle collision at Sprague Ave and Freya St in East Spokane.

SPD has some helpful tips to help keep your property safe this winter.

Dec. 3 at 7:13 p.m. - Spokane Police have some helpful tips to help keep your property safe this winter.

DV Suspect Safely Taken into Custody after Pointing Firearm at Officer

Dec. 3 at 9:19 a.m. - Officers at a DV call last night, safely took Fred Ballestero (28) into custody after he retrieved a firearm from a closet and pointed at officers.

Suspect Arrested in Serious Hit and Run Collision

Dec. 1 at 10:56 p.m. - Major Crimes Investigators have arrested a male in connection to a serious injury hit & run collision that happened downtown early Thursday morning.


SPD Asking for Witnesses to Downtown Incident to Come Forward

Nov. 29 at 5:39 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating witnesses to an incident downtown this morning. A male was found critically injured in the street at 200 S Wall.

Spokane Police Department earns WASPC re-accreditation

Nov. 26 at 10:10 a.m. - At the WASPC annual conference, SPD was presented with an award for obtaining state re-accreditation.

SPD Investigating fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash on E 29th Ave.

Nov. 23 at 7:22 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatality vehicle vs pedestrian crash on E 29th Ave. near S Mt. Vernon St.

Two Convicted Felons Arrested for Firearms and Drug charges

Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m. - Suspicious vehicle leads to arrest of two convicted felons for firearms and drug charges.

Holiday Safety Tips

Nov. 21 at 2:54 p.m. - Holiday safety tips from the Spokane Police Department.

South Perry Vehicle Prowler Arrested

Nov. 21 at 9:41 a.m. - Vehicle prowling suspect, captured on an owner’s surveillance camera, is apprehended while officers were investigating other incidents of prowling.

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting in Northeast Spokane

Nov. 21 at 4:29 a.m. - MCU is investigating a shooting at 1700 N. Stone. The suspect, Donavan Gibson (35), is still on the loose and is believed to be armed & dangerous.

Spokane Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Nov. 20 at 6:39 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a vulnerable adult, Stephanie Patenaude (25), who left a relative’s home in the 1700 block of east Dalton.

Teen Arrested after Threats Made to Shoot Up Area School

Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives have arrested a juvenile male after threats were made to “shoot up” an area school.

SPD is asking for public’s help locating missing adult.

Nov. 17 at 11:48 p.m. - 61-year-old Dennis Hofferbert was last seen in the 1400 block of E Rockwell Ave on 11-17-18 at approximately 1400 hours.

Armed Convicted Felon Arrested

Nov. 15 at 2:19 p.m. - Convicted felon armed with a handgun arrested in Spokane.

Serious Injury Crash Closes Upriver Drive

Nov. 13 at 9:27 p.m. - A serious crash closed Upriver this evening from Crestline to Greene for several hours while Major Crimes Collision Investigators processed the scene.

Victim of Burglary Helps SPD Make Arrests and Recover Stolen Property

Nov. 13 at 2:18 p.m. - Victim of a burglary and SPD Patrol Officers work together to recover the victim’s stolen property along with a gun stolen in a prior vehicle prowling

Reports of Shots Heard Downtown Lead to DUI & Drive-by Shooting Arrest

Nov. 13 at 2:41 a.m. - SPD responded to the area of Sprague/Browne on reports of shots fired. A witness got a description of the suspect's SUV, aiding in his capture.

SPD Arrests Burglary Suspect

Nov. 9 at 3:18 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department makes an arrest on an officer safety subject who broke into a West Central home.

Convicted Felon Arrested With a Concealed Gun

Nov. 9 at 11:21 a.m. - Spokane Police Department Downtown Neighborhood Resource Officers recover a gun from a convicted felon.

SPD arrests suspect responsible for downtown vandalism.

Nov. 7 at 5:25 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a suspect responsible for breaking fiberglass sculptures meant to raise money from charity.

Update on LC High School Social Media Threat Investigation

Nov. 7 at 2:47 p.m. - SPD's investigation into the LC threat is ongoing. Detectives are collaborating with school and federal officials while officers monitor the school.

Arrest Made in Female Attacking Ex With Knife

Nov. 2 at 7:51 a.m. - SPD Officers responded to the area of Lincoln Park for a stabbing. The male victim stated a female had stabbed him and fled the scene on foot.

SPD Needs Help Identifying Subject

Nov. 2 at 7:47 a.m. - Spokane Police Department Special Victims Unit is asking for help from the public in identifying a subject who is frequenting the Gonzaga Univ. area.

SPD Responds to Stabbing Incident

Nov. 1 at 8:55 a.m. - SPD responded to the area of NCHS on Oct 31 for reports of a male who had been stabbed. Officers located the victim a couple of blocks away from NCHS.


Be Halloween Safe

Oct. 31 at 3:51 p.m. - SFD and SPD want everyone to have a safe and happy Halloween!

Arrest Made in October 18th Shooting

Oct. 31 at 2:31 p.m. - Assault suspect was armed with a handgun when arrested yesterday for the shooting on October 18th, 2018 in downtown Spokane.

Capt. Tracie Meidl Selected as National Officer of the Month by NLEOMF

Oct. 31 at 1:28 p.m. - SPD is proud to announce Capt. Meidl has been selected as Officer of the Month for October by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

SPD Investigating two Tuesday afternoon stabbings

Oct. 30 at 10:29 p.m. - One incident occurred in the Downtown area, while the other was reported at the 1200 block of E Trent.

Power Shut Down Related To 500 W. 2nd Ave.

Oct. 29 at 1:53 p.m. - Downtown power is disrupted while Spokane Police Department (SPD) officers remove a subject from a confined area housing high voltage electricity.

One male hospitalized after stabbing incident on East Sprague Ave

Oct. 28 at 9:45 p.m. - On 10-28 at about 7:30 PM a passerby located an adult male suffering from a stab wound at the 1600 block of E Sprague Ave

Early Morning Homicide

Oct. 23 at 3:59 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives investigated an early morning homicide in a parking lot at 2nd and Division. Suspect has been located and taken into custody.

One person stabbed in early morning downtown incident

Oct. 21 at 5:16 a.m. - On 10-21, around 1am, SPD received a call of a stabbing near the intersection of Sprague and Washington. An adult male with a stab would was located.

SPD arrests Felony Hit and Run driver who injured two people.

Oct. 20 at 9:12 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Felony Hit and Run driver who injured two people.

SPD attempting to locate possible attempted child luring vehicle.

Oct. 20 at 5:52 p.m. - Spokane Police are attempting to locate a vehicle involved in a possible attempted child luring which occurred near Cooper Elementary.

SPD Investigating Fatality Downtown

Oct. 17 at 4:27 p.m. - SPD is on the scene on a fatality just outside of the Downtown Library. We’re asking people to avoid the area as we investigate and gather evidence.

Male Arrested after Firing Gun at City Park

Oct. 11 at 12:30 p.m. - SPD took a male into custody after witnesses reported he was firing a gun off at a city park last night. He was taken into custody without incident.

Investigators Reopen Northbound Division after Serious Crash

Oct. 4 at 10:14 p.m. - MCU just cleared the scene of a serious injury crash at Division & Kiernan. A pedestrian was transported to a hospital w/ life threatening injuries.


Coffee with a Cop Oct. 3rd at 2nd/Division Starbucks, 11a-1p

Sept. 28 at 9:34 a.m. - SPD will hold our next Coffee w/ a Cop event on National Coffee w/a Cop Day, next Wed, from 11a-1p at the downtown Starbucks, 172 S Division.

Opportunity to discuss and prioritize

Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. - Opportunity to discuss and prioritize the needs and safety of the victim while holding the offenders accountable for their crimes.

Officers Book Suspect in Arson at Downtown Apartment Building

Sept. 24 at 6:44 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers, Major Crimes Detectives and Spokane Fire Investigators, arrested a suspect in an arson at a downtown apartment building.

SPD seeking information regarding North Monroe vandalism

Sept. 20 at 4:48 p.m. - A North Monroe Business District’s community project was vandalized with graffiti last weekend within 24 hours after it was completed.

Seek Then Speak is a New Means for Victims to Access Services

Sept. 20 at 3:33 p.m. - SPD & LCSNW are announcing a new way for victims to access services.Survivors can use this tool to navigate what can be difficult & emotional process.

SPD seeking assistance locating missing Juvenile (possible runaway)

Sept. 18 at 5:12 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting the community’s help in locating a missing juvenile (possible runaway).

Police Asking for Help Identifying Fraud Suspect

Sept. 18 at 2:02 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is looking to the public to help identify a suspect in an attempted forgery incident.

Kidnapping in North Spokane

Sept. 17 at 9:45 a.m. - SPD arrested Charles Guerin for Kidnapping 1st degree, Robbery 1st degree, Assault 1st degree, Possession of Legend Drug & Driving Under the Influence

SPD is Investigating an unattended death in the 1100 blk N Superior St

Sept. 13 at 4:10 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating an unattended death in the 1100 block of N Superior St.

Enhancing the Survival Mindset Level I Being Offered this Fall

Sept. 5 at 9:04 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is offering the Enhancing the Survival Mindset (ESM) women’s self-defense class again this fall.

PACT Team Arrests Violent Offender for Stabbing in West Central

Sept. 1 at 5:54 p.m. - SPD's Patrol Anti-Crime Team took convicted felon, Timothy J Lubben (29), into custody for a stabbing that happened two weeks ago in west central.


SPD Arrests Two for Manufacturing Controlled Substance

Aug. 27 at 9:34 p.m. - SIU along with TCU completed an investigation today leading to the arrest of two people for Manufacturing a Controlled Substance.

SPD investigating injury DUI crash at Ash and Wellesley Ave

Aug. 24 at 12:50 a.m. - An intoxicated driver ran a red light, sending two to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Homicide by Abuse Arrest

Aug. 16 at 4:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Detectives arrest a male for Homicide by Abuse.

SPD Conducts a Bike Sting

Aug. 16 at 8:41 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department conducted a bike sting to attempt and lower property crime numbers in a neighborhood experiencing high crime.

Drug suspected in at least one fatality, twenty police calls

Aug. 14 at 8:58 p.m. - SPD has received almost twenty calls of people acting erratically today. One fatality is possibly related.

Patrol Emphasis on North Division Street

Aug. 13 at 12:51 p.m. - Spokane Police patrol Officers will be doing a traffic emphasis on north Division St tonight due to the recent car vs pedestrian collisions this week.

Hit and Run crash 6th/Bishop

Aug. 13 at 10:09 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a hit and run crash between a vehicle and pedestrian on 6th Ave at Bishop Ct.

DV Stabbing on 55th Ave

Aug. 13 at 10:06 a.m. - Woman arrested for assault 2nd degree (DV) after stabbing.

Multiple Convicted Felon Assault Arrest

Aug. 13 at 10:05 a.m. - Multiple time convicted felon arrested for assault 2nd degree, assault 4th degree, malicious mischief 3rd degree and obstruction of justice.

Suspicious Death Near Division and Magnesium

Aug. 13 at 9:59 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a suspicious death near North Division Street and East Magnesium Avenue.

Bicyclist vs. Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality

Aug. 8 at 8:56 p.m. - Investigators are on the scene of a fatality crash at the intersection of Division/Providence. An adult bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man Claims He "Fell on Tools"; Investigation Leads to 3 Felony Charges

Aug. 4 at 10:06 a.m. - Thanks to astute hospital staff, a walk up complaint of injuries sustained after “falling on tools”, led to three domestic violence felony charges.

Guns, Drugs, and Multiple Arrests out of Problem Residence

Aug. 3 at 1:21 a.m. - Spokane PACT working with Safe Streets Task Force arrest multiple time convicted felons and seized multiple firearms out of a nuisance residence.

Stolen Bike Recovered

Aug. 2 at 9:50 a.m. - Great follow up by a downtown Spokane Police Officer leads to the recovery of a stolen bicycle that otherwise would most likely never been recovered.

SIRR Team Investigating, Officer Involved Shooting Incident

Aug. 1 at 6:32 p.m. - SIRR is investigating the Officer Involved Shooting involving a Spokane Valley Deputy on July 25th, 2018, at the end of Hills Ct. near Fiske Street.

Hartson Car Crash, Shooting

Aug. 1 at 6:27 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the area of Hartson and Thor for a possible shooting call involving two vehicles.

Burglary Arrest

Aug. 1 at 6:25 p.m. - SPD investigated a morning burglary at Mascot Pizza, located in the Logan neighborhood. Hours later officers were able to locate & arrest the suspect.


SPD Anti-Crime Team arrests two felons, and recovers a stolen firearm.

July 28 at 6:40 p.m. - Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team arrests two felons, and recovers a stolen gun after a short standoff.

SPD is investigating a stabbing in Southeast Spokane

July 26 at 11:43 p.m. - An adult female was hospitalized after a stabbing in Thornton Murphy Park, located in the 3100 block of E 27th Ave.

Robbery Suspect, Timothy Lamere, Taken Into Custody Without Incident

July 22 at 9:21 p.m. - SPD's PACT team took a wanted robbery suspect, Timothy J Lamere (53), into custody without incident tonight in northwest Spokane.

DT Officers Arrest Felon w/ a Stolen Firearm, Drugs, & Stolen Property

July 21 at 7:19 p.m. - Downtown Precinct Officers arrested a convicted felon who had a stolen firearm, drugs, and stolen property on him in the 100 blk of S Washington.

SPD seeking help locating missing autistic juvenile

July 20 at 1:35 a.m. - 14-year-old Josiah Joseph was last seen in the area of 700 S Scott on 07-19-18 at approximately 9:00PM.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Bank Robbery Suspect

July 19 at 12:25 p.m. - Spokane Police Department asks for your help locating a person with an outstanding warrant for Robbery 1st Degree.

SPD needs assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

July 19 at 3:35 a.m. - 62-year-old Roxell Mosley suffers from dementia and was last seen in the area of 1100 N Superior St on 07-18 at about 8PM

Monroe Street and Sprague Avenue Hit and Run

July 17 at 3:42 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a Hit and Run at S Monroe St and W Sprague Ave today at noon.

Felon Arrested With Gun

July 16 at 8:19 a.m. - Friday, two SPD officers were performing a simple bike stop when a convicted felon tossed a stolen hand gun and led them on a foot chase.

Armed Robbery Arrest

July 16 at 8:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department investigated an armed Robbery in north Spokane on Friday evening.

Armed suspect arrested on lower South Hill after extensive search

July 10 at 2:34 a.m. - Suspect threatened to 'shoot up' STA plaza, threatened to kill police officers, and threatened citizens with a gun.

Washington Trust Bank Robbery

July 9 at 8:50 a.m. - SPD is investigating a robbery at the Washington Trust Bank located near the intersection of Indiana/Ruby. The incident occurred Friday after 4:45PM.

Male in-custody after attempting to induce officer-involved shooting

July 9 at 12:14 a.m. - Officers on an unrelated call at 2nd and Scott encountered a male who suddenly produced a revolver and held it to his head, demanding he be shot

Spokane Police Investigate Unattended Death on E. 2nd Ave.

July 8 at 5:41 p.m. - Spokane Police investigating unattended death in the 700 block of E. 2nd Ave.

SPD is investigating a drowning in the Spokane River.

July 8 at 4:38 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a drowning in the Spokane River.

SPD Investigating a fatality shooting in the 3000 blk of N. Nelson St.

July 8 at 1:36 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatality shooting which occurred outside a residence in the 3000 block of N. Nelson St.

Spokane Police Investigating Washington Trust Bank Robbery.

July 6 at 7:48 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a robbery at the Washington Trust Bank located near E. Indiana Ave. / N .Ruby St.

Vandalism Arrest

July 5 at 4:37 p.m. - An early morning crime spree in north Spokane leads to the arrest of 3 subjects, tens of thousands of dollars in damage and a frustrated neighborhood.

Pedestrian Is Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Automobile

July 5 at 1:45 p.m. - On July 3, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Division & Pacific. The pedestrian is expected to survive and was cited for causing the collision.

Stolen BMW Recovery

July 4 at 9:44 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Night PACT Team and K9 Team, Recovered a stolen 2018 Black BMW X5 and arrested 10 Time Convicted Felon

Follow Up Investigation from Cora Avenue Burglaries

July 2 at 10:34 a.m. - Extensive follow up investigation by detectives from the Targeted Crimes Unit arrests a male and locates many of the stolen guns after a standoff.

Male arrested for week-long crime spree in Northeast Spokane

July 1 at 10:44 p.m. - Suspect arrested in connection with multiple burglaries in Northeast Spokane over the past week.


Have fun and stay safe at Hoopfest

June 28 at 11:01 a.m. - The Spokane Police and Fire Departments want to remind HoopFest fans to have fun and also stay safe

Points for the Citizens' Assist on Robbery Arrest

June 26 at 11:15 p.m. - Neighbors in the Cannon park area band together to help Spokane Police corral a Robbery suspect.

Law Enforcement Officers from Across the Nation Carry “Flame Of Hope”

June 26 at 3:34 p.m. - Law Enforcement Officers from Across the Nation Carry “Flame Of Hope” To Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

Woman defends herself against attack near TJ Meenach Bridge

June 24 at 11:39 a.m. - A woman reported an unknown male suspect held her at gunpoint while attempting to drag her to a secluded location.

Spokane Police Department's Next Coffee With A Cop

June 21 at 1:56 p.m. - SPD will hold its next Coffee with a Cop event at Manito Park in the north shelter area on Tuesday, June 26 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Use extra caution and follow posted speed limits

June 20 at 2:17 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is urging drivers to pay extra attention as they travel.

One person deceased in North Spokane shooting incident

June 18 at 7:48 p.m. - On 06-18-18, SPD responded to a shooting incident near Nevada/Wellesley. One male is deceased, no on-going threat to the community.

Stabbing in North Spokane Sends One Women to Hospital

June 18 at 9:36 a.m. - Stabbing in northeast Spokane sends one to the hospital; the suspect was located a few blocks away.

Child Rape Suspect Arrested

June 18 at 9:32 a.m. - Friday, SPD investigated a sexual assault. After an investigation, Detectives arrested and booked the step father for 2nd degree Rape of a child.

Major Crimes Called out to Investigate Serious Auto/Pedestrian Crash

June 17 at 12:36 a.m. - SPD's Major Crimes Unit came out to investigate a crash tonight @ Northwest & Cannon. Northwest was closed for about 2 hrs but has now reopened.

A male in West Central is injured in drive-by shooting.

June 15 at 4:34 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit investigated a West Central shooting that left a male with a gunshot injury.

Major Crimes Detectives investigate Hillyard shooting.

June 15 at 4:33 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit investigated a Hillyard shooting that left a male with a life threatening injury.

Robbery Arrest

June 14 at 8:09 a.m. - SPD investigated an armed robbery at the Mission and Hamilton Safeway on June 11. On June 13 an officer located the suspect and he was arrested.

SPD Locates Stolen Budget Rental Van

June 13 at 4:49 p.m. - SPD has located the Budget rental van reported to have children in the cargo area that caused significant concern for their safety.

Non-Fatal Overnight Shooting

June 13 at 11:09 a.m. - SPD officers responded to 5500 N Regal St to a report of a male that had been shot. An investigation and K9 track was not able to locate the suspect.

*UPDATE* LC Threat Suspect Booked

June 12 at 1:11 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives book Lewis and Clark High School threat suspect.

Two suspects in custody after vehicle pursuit through Spokane

June 7 at 11:59 p.m. - Two arrested after lengthy pursuit through Spokane. The vehicle was stolen in a carjacking at gunpoint on June 2nd in Spokane Valley.

SPD Investigating a Fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision

June 4 at 5:25 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a fatal Auto vs Pedestrian collision that happened at 2nd and Browne, in downtown.

*NEW* Updated LC Press Release

June 3 at 12:24 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit has now secured felony warrants for the arrest of the suspect in the Lewis and Clark High School threats.

Vehicle and Body Recovered From Spokane River

June 2 at 8:22 p.m. - SPD, SCSO and SFD have recovered a vehicle found crashed in the Spokane River in April. An unidentified deceased person was found inside the vehicle.


Suicidal Man Causes School Lockdown in North Spokane

May 31 at 3:06 p.m. - Three Spokane Schools were locked down after a Spokane man threatening suicide was reported nearby. The man was quickly detained by Spokane Police.

SPD Identifies Suspect in Lewis and Clark High School Threats

May 30 at 4:31 p.m. - Extensive investigation by Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives identifies suspect in Lewis and Clark High School threats.

Spokane Police Department Community Appreciation Day

May 29 at 3:15 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is hosting a Community Appreciation Day!

SPD Safely Takes Armed Man into Custody in Downtown Spokane

May 29 at 9:43 a.m. - Spokane Police safely takes armed man into custody in downtown Spokane.

Suspect Arrested after Stabbing in Downtown Spokane

May 28 at 9:10 p.m. - SPD made an arrest in stabbing that occurred today. Officers arrested her after she was spotted by Spokane Transit Authority Officers at the Plaza.

Stolen property/drugs/firearm arrest

May 25 at 9:17 a.m. - Stolen iPad investigation leads to multiple drug/firearms charges

Stabbing sends one man to the hospital and one to jail.

May 23 at 12:57 p.m. - An overnight domestic violence stabbing sends one man to the hospital and his brother to jail.

Shooting suspect, Christopher Felch, located and arrested.

May 22 at 11 a.m. - Shooting suspect, Christopher Felch, was located and arrested. Felch was the suspect from a shooting on May 17th, 2018 near 2000 W. Broadway.

SPD Investigating Shooting in West Central

May 21 at 12:30 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a shooting in West Central Spokane.

SPD Investigation Fatal Stabbing

May 21 at 12:24 p.m. - Spokane Police Department investigating the fatal stabbing of an adult male in Northwest Spokane.

SPD arrests man who shot neighboring houses.

May 19 at 11:25 a.m. - SPD arrests a man who shot numerous houses this morning in the area of 4700 N. Post.

Spokane Domestic Violence End the Silence Town Hall

May 15 at 4:59 p.m. - A community conversation about the epidemic of domestic violence will be held on Thursday, May 17.

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 at 10:06 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff May 15

Pedestrian Emphasis Friday, May 11

May 11 at 8:42 a.m. - The Spokane Police Traffic Unit will be conducting Pedestrian Emphasis Patrols today.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Missing Autistic Child

May 7 at 12:48 p.m. - SPD requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing juvenile

SPD Investigating a Possible Child Luring Incident

May 1 at 1:26 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a possible child luring incident in north Spokane.


Shooting Suspect Arrested

April 30 at 10:10 a.m. - SPD patrol officers responded to a Domestic Violence shooting incident in the 1600 block of East Nebraska and located the suspect fleeing the scene.

SPD arrest outstanding Felony Hit and Run Suspect from fatality crash.

April 27 at 2:45 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest outstanding Felony Hit and Run Suspect from fatality crash.

Auto Pedestrian Fatality Collision

April 25 at 9:47 a.m. - Auto pediatrician fatality collision at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Perry Street.

SPD Requesting Assistance Locating Elderly Female

April 24 at 12:33 p.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing elderly female.

SPD Investigating Vehicle in the Spokane River

April 23 at 8:16 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department continues to investigate a vehicle that went into the Spokane River.

Domestic Violence Arson Arrest

April 20 at 2:49 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit arrests arson suspect. Arrest leads to three additional felony charges.

SPD Investigating a Possible Child Luring Incident

April 17 at 1:44 p.m. - SPD is investigating a possible child luring incident at Franklin Park. Police want to make the community aware of the suspicious vehicle and person.

DUI collision in Northeast Spokane injures two, including child.

April 8 at 9:40 p.m. - DUI causes two vehicle collision, sending adult female and six-year-old child to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

SPD investigating fatal shooting incident in East Spokane.

April 7 at 10:50 p.m. - On 04-07-18 just before 7:30 PM, SPD responded to a shooting at a residence in the 3100 block of E 8th Ave. A deceased adult was located.

Church Burglarized/Vandalized Overnight; Guitar Stolen

April 6 at 9:40 a.m. - SPD is asking for help solving a burglary/vandalism that happened overnight. A church was broken into and thousands of dollars of damage was done.

SPD Investigating the body of a deceased person found in SMaRT Center.

April 5 at 7:38 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating the body of a deceased person found inside the Spokane Materials and Recycling Technology (SMaRT) Center.

Spokane Police are investigating a stabbing from N. Division St.

April 5 at 7:34 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a stabbing which occurred in the 1400 block of N. Division St.


Spokane Police Investigating US Bank Robbery on W. Riverside Ave.

March 28 at 6:45 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating US Bank Robbery on W. Riverside Ave.

Officer John Scott Termination

March 20 at 3:56 p.m. - Officer John Scott terminated after Internal Affairs investigation.

Stabbing at House of Charity

March 19 at 3 p.m. - Spokane Police received a report of a male who was stabbed in front of the House of Charity at 32 W Pacific.

Major Crimes Forwards Charges for Homicide Suspects

March 12 at 8:20 p.m. - MCU forwarded felony charges for suspects from last week’s homicide. Marcus Arevalo & Ramiro Sanchez are still in Kennewick on unrelated DOC warrants.

Deputy and Officer Involved Shooting in Hillyard Area

March 12 at 4:26 p.m. - SIRR Team is investigating an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) which took place during a court ordered eviction.

MCU makes Arrest in Homicide Case with Help of Kennewick PD

March 10 at 7:26 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Kennewick Police Department, has made two arrests in the homicide case from two nights ago.

Exxon Robbery

March 9 at 10:12 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a local gas station.

March 5th Downtown Protest Arrests

March 9 at 10:01 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrested protestors for trespassing at a Downtown office building.

Assault on Centennial Trail

March 9 at 9:59 a.m. - On March 5th, officers responded to an assault in downtown Spokane on the Centennial Trail.

One person deceased in North Spokane shooting incident

March 8 at 10:55 p.m. - On 03-08-18 a gunshot was heard near the 800 block of E Hoffman. A short time later a male was brought to Holy Family Hospital with a gunshot wound.

Statement from Police Chief Craig Meidl on today's verdict

March 7 at 2:33 p.m. - Police Chief Craig Meidl issued the following statement regarding today’s verdict:

Male arrested after threatening others with machete in N. Spokane

March 4 at 6:37 p.m. - On 03-04-18 a little after 5PM, SPD received calls near Division and Rockwell of a male swinging a machete and threatening pedestrians.

Male in Custody after Brandishing Weapon Downtown

March 2 at 9:58 p.m. - SPD responded to calls of a possible active shooter downtown Spokane. A male was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail.

One victim hospitalized after North Spokane shooting

March 2 at 12:56 a.m. - Officers responded to 200 E Wedgewood Ave at about 11:40PM and found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds.


Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Case from 1999

Feb. 22 at 3:18 p.m. - A DNA match from the Combined DNA Index System links a Spokane man to the 1999 sexual assault case.

SPD Major Crimes arrests two for violent crimes

Feb. 19 at 2:01 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrested two people believed to be involved in ongoing violent crimes.

E Sprague Motel Robbery

Feb. 17 at 9:05 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrest three suspects after a robbery at E Sprague Motel.

Spokane Police: Stay safe when driving near commercial vehicles

Feb. 15 at 9:55 a.m. - SPD wants to remind motorists to use caution and avoid unsafe driving behaviors around commercial vehicles.

Spokane Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Elderly Male

Feb. 14 at 11:38 p.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a missing male.Eugene Singleton (78) has medical issues that require daily medications he does not have with him.

Spokane Police Major Crimes Respond to Downtown Shooting

Feb. 13 at 1:14 p.m. - One subject was shot and transported to an area hospital in critical condition

Serious Crash Closes Hamilton at Montgomery

Feb. 13 at 1:37 a.m. - SPD Major Crimes Collision reconstructionists were called to the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of Hamilton/Montgomery tonight.

Officer will be placed on administrative leave after being arrested

Feb. 12 at 12:55 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer will be placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for DUI on Saturday night.

SPD Requesting Help in Identifying a Person of Interest

Feb. 8 at 3:17 p.m. - Spokane Public Schools and SPD need your help identifying a person of interest trespassing on school property.

Spokane Police Asking for Helping Locating Missing Child

Feb. 6 at 10:52 p.m. - Police are asking for your help locating a missing child. Ricky Eastabrooks(10) was last seen in the area of 4th & Magnolia in East Central Spokane.

Spokane Police Department Assault Arrest

Feb. 5 at 9:52 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department investigated an assault with pepper spray Friday afternoon.

Male arrested for domestic violence shooting

Feb. 3 at 2:29 p.m. - Males arrested for domestic violence shooting. Female expected to survive injury.


Stop Leads to Recovery of Stolen Vehicle, Guns & Jewelry Box

Jan. 30 at 9:44 a.m. - A suspicious vehicle stop made early Monday morning led to 10 felony charges for 27-year-old Joshua D Hall.

Spokane Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Division

Jan. 26 at 11:31 p.m. - Division has just reopened between Lincoln and Cozza after investigators finished processing the scene of a fatality crash.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Hit & Run Driver who Struck a Child

Jan. 25 at 10:35 p.m. - SPD is asking for your help locating the vehicle & driver from a hit & run crash that injured a child. It happened at about 7:20p tonite @ 29th/Freya.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Jan. 19 at 12:56 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing/vulnerable adult female. She was last seen in the Indian Trail neighborhood.

Two Arrested for 1st Degree Robbery after Alcohol Theft Goes Bad

Jan. 19 at 12:54 a.m. - Spokane Police booked two people into jail/juvenile Wednesday night after a theft of alcohol at the Rite Aid in the 800 block of east 29th went awry.

SPD Officers Responded to Downtown Collision

Jan. 16 at 9:08 a.m. - The collision involved numerous vehicles and an intoxicated subject fleeing on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind.

SPD Investigating Possible Drive-By Shooting in West Central

Jan. 12 at 1:11 a.m. - SPD is seeking info on an incident in West Central. Officers responded to shots fired in the area of Mallon/Dean Ave. & Cannon St. tonight at 7pm.

Arrest Made from January 4th Stabbing

Jan. 11 at 6:55 p.m. - Detectives developed probable cause to arrest stabbing suspect. patrol located suspect and took him into custody.

SPD Death Investigation

Jan. 8 at 8:47 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is on scene at a residence in the Finch Arboretum neighborhood conducting a death investigation.

SPD Investigating Stabbing Sprague / Ivory

Jan. 4 at 3:41 p.m. - Spokane Police investigate a stabbing on E. Sprague Ave. / N. Ivory St.

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