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Police Department News Releases for 2019


Couple arrested after stealing air compressor from open garage.

Dec. 30 at 6:52 p.m. - Couple arrested after stealing air compressor from open garage.

SPD Investigates Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash in North Spokane

Dec. 30 at 3:54 p.m. - The pedestrian was transported to the hospital and is listed in stable condition. The driver remained on-scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Hit and Run Crash leads to arrests of two previously convicted felons

Dec. 29 at 5:33 p.m. - Hit and Run Crash leads to arrests of two previously convicted felons for outstanding warrants.

Major Crimes Investigating A Death in North Spokane

Dec. 27 at 11:28 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a death in North East Spokane.

SPD Arrests Car Prowling Suspect for Assault and Possession of Drugs

Dec. 22 at 6:55 p.m. - K-9 Haywire assists in locating car prowling suspect.

SWAT Team Arrests Burglar

Dec. 21 at 8:16 p.m. - Spokane Police SWAT team arrests burglar still inside residence on W Gray Ct.

SPD Request Assistance in Locating Outstanding Suspect

Dec. 19 at 2:35 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigate numerous early morning crashes, and request assistance in locating an outstanding suspect.

SPD Requesting Assistance in Locating Missing Endangered Male

Dec. 19 at 10:06 a.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating a missing endangered 65-year-old male.

SPD Officers Respond To Report of Domestic Violence

Dec. 15 at 7:21 p.m. - Police respond to late night domestic violence threats with a weapon call.

SPD Responds To Robbery in NE Spokane

Dec. 15 at 7:18 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to a robbery at the Walgreens in northeast Spokane.


Dec. 11 at 3:42 p.m. - DSHS Eastern State Hospital and the Spokane Police Department partner to support individuals with mental illness.

SPD Makes Several Arrests At NorthTown Mall

Dec. 11 at 2:53 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to JC Penny’s at NorthTown Mall for a shoplifting incident that spiraled out of control.

DUI Arrest During Separate Investigation

Dec. 9 at 11:49 a.m. - Spokane Police make DUI arrest with the help of Washington State Patrol while conducting a separately involved collision investigation.

Two Vehicle Collision with Substantial Injury

Dec. 9 at 11:48 a.m. - Police respond to a two vehicle collision on the north side in the early evening hours. At least one individual sustained substantial bodily injuries.

DV Suspect in Custody after Hours Long Standoff on South Hill

Dec. 7 at 2:35 p.m. - After a more than four hour long standoff, Ryan F Whyte (31), was taken into custody for 2nd Degree Assault & Residential Burglary Domestic Violence.

Gas Line Struck in The Area of Hamilton and Springfield

Dec. 6 at 8:27 a.m. - Be prepared for road closures and traffic slowdowns in the area of Hamilton and Springfield.

SPD Arrests 30 Time Convicted Felon

Dec. 5 at 1:15 p.m. - 30 time convicted felon arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.

Missing Vulnerable Adult: Catherine Hutchinson

Dec. 4 at 1:34 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Police Officers are attempting to locate 81-year-old Catherine Hutchinson who has gone missing from 2500 E. Rowan Avenue.

Package Theft

Dec. 2 at 2:53 p.m. - Today is Cyber Monday, the start of the Holiday shopping season which means package thieves will be scouring neighborhoods.


Shooting suspect arrested after pursuit/collision in Northeast Spokane

Nov. 28 at 1:52 a.m. - Shooting suspect led police on high-speed pursuit through Northeast Spokane. Suspect crashed, and was arrested without further incident. No injuries.

SPD Arrests a Former Treasurer for Money Laundering

Nov. 24 at 8:10 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest the former Treasurer of the Finch Elementary PTO for Money Laundering.

Nash Arrest

Nov. 24 at 8:04 p.m. - SPD officer arrested

SPD Drug Arrest

Nov. 22 at 1:33 p.m. - SPD Officers recognize and arrest man with felony warrant.

SPD Responds to Vehicle versus a House Crash

Nov. 22 at 1:28 p.m. - South Side Patrol Units respond to a crash involving a vehicle versus a house on the South Hill. The driver of that vehicle has been arrested for DUI.

Memorial to Fallen Law Enforcement Officers in Washington State

Nov. 21 at 9:57 a.m. - SPD invites you to attend the dedication of the “Memorial to Fallen Law Enforcement Officers in Washington State” at the Spokane Police Academy campus

SPD Arrests "Repeat Offender"

Nov. 19 at 1:34 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest “Repeat Offender”, with 14 felony convictions, for possessing a stolen motor vehicle.

SPD Arrests 26 Time Convicted Felon

Nov. 15 at 4:14 p.m. - PAC team and patrol officers have arrested 26 time convicted felon and repeat offender Shawn Barton three times in 2019 for drug related crimes.

Driscoll Boulevard Knife Incident

Nov. 13 at 12:25 p.m. - Spokane Police take knife wielding suspect, who was stopping traffic, into custody.

Three Men Sentenced For Rape, Unlawful Imprisonment and Other Crimes

Nov. 12 at 3:02 p.m. - Three men sentenced for Rape, Unlawful Imprisonment and other crimes after drugging a juvenile girl and keeping her in their apartment for four days.

South Spokane Vehicle vs Pedestrian

Nov. 12 at 12:25 p.m. - Spokane Police respond to a Vehicle vs Pedestrian on the south side of the city in the early evening hours.

SPD Officers and Medical Personnel Render Aid to Collapsed Man

Nov. 7 at 5:22 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers and medical personnel render aid to a man who collapsed after running in and out of traffic and kicking passing vehicles.

Two SPD Officers Assaulted While Working Bar Patrol

Nov. 7 at 9:07 a.m. - Two Spokane Police Officers were assaulted over the weekend while working bar patrol by two males, acting disorderly and challenging bar security.

Update to Post / Alice Hit and Run

Nov. 5 at 7:45 p.m. - Thanks to information we received, officers were able to arrest Damon Ashe (36) for a hit & run which sent a juvenile to the hospital yesterday.

Spokane Police are investigating a felony hit and run.

Nov. 5 at 9:46 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a felony hit and run which sent a juvenile to the hospital.


SPD Officer injured in collision with distracted driver.

Oct. 31 at 2:15 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer was injured this morning after his vehicle was struck from behind by a driver distracted with their cell phone.

Happy Halloween!

Oct. 31 at 10:04 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department would like to remind everyone that tonight the streets will be full of kids out trick or treating.

SPD seeks public help in downtown shooting investigation.

Oct. 30 at 4:54 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a Shooting that took place downtown over the weekend.

SPD to release body cam footage from 5th and Custer incident.

Oct. 30 at 4:40 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will be releasing the body worn camera video of an arrest that took place February 12th 2019, at 5th and Custer.

SPD responds to shooting in the 1900 block of W First.

Oct. 30 at 4:33 p.m. - On 10-30-19 at 11:24 AM the Spokane Police Department responded to a home on West First Avenue where a woman reported she had been shot.

Back To Back Downtown Shootings

Oct. 28 at 9:57 a.m. - Saturday night SPD responded to two back to back shootings in downtown Spokane.

Missing Adult Betty Brusseau

Oct. 28 at 9:54 a.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing endangered female.

Citizens Assist with Arrest of Repeat Offender

Oct. 28 at 9:52 a.m. - Help from citizens lead SPD officers investigating a vehicle prowling and theft to recover a necklace containing the ashes of the victim’s uncle.

Officer Placed On Administrative Leave

Oct. 24 at 3:04 p.m. - SPD has notified the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and asked them to investigate the incident.

Officer Involved Shooting

Oct. 23 at 5:45 p.m. - Spokane Police Department (SPD) is involved in an Officer Involved Shooting in the area of 3400 East Garnett Avenue.

Northtown Auto Vehicle Thefts

Oct. 23 at 3:46 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest convicted felon for 3rd vehicle theft from a local dealership.

Arrest Made In Overnight Shooting

Oct. 23 at 11:46 a.m. - SPD responds to shooting in northeast Spokane. The victim provided suspect info which led to locating the suspect near Market St. and Hawthorne Rd.

$25,000 worth of Property Recovered By SPD

Oct. 22 at 2:16 p.m. - The Targeted Crimes Unit recovers over $25,000 worth of stolen property from a one car garage taken in multiple burglaries from around the county.

Spokane Police Arrest Drug Dealer for Weapons Violation

Oct. 17 at 2:15 p.m. - Spokane Police patrol officers, SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team and narcotics detectives arrest long suspected drug dealer.

Injury Crash

Oct. 17 at 2:14 p.m. - SPD responded to a three vehicle crash in north Spokane. The driver that caused the collision was arrested for two counts of vehicular assault.

Man Arrested After Taking Selfies In Front Of the Jail While Wanted

Oct. 17 at 10:51 a.m. - Spokane Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrest inmate who escaped work release and taunted SPD for months on social media.

SPD Investigating Fatality Crash on N Indian Trail Rd.

Oct. 16 at 4:36 p.m. - Spokane Police investigating fatality vehicle vs motorcycle crash on N Indian Trail Rd.

Sex Offender, Notification of Release

Oct. 16 at 4:25 p.m. - Notification of Release - Male with Sexually Violent Predator Status

Notification of Release

Oct. 16 at 4:20 p.m. - A Level 3 Sex Offender is now residing here in Spokane at the Lincoln House in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln after being released from McNeill Island.

SRATTF Serves a Warrant for an Illegal Wrecking Yard

Oct. 15 at 11:47 a.m. - SRATTF serves a warrant for an illegal wrecking yard in the 700 block of Altamont, recovering a stolen motorcycle, stolen car parts and five firearms.

Vehicle Thief Sentenced To 18 Months

Oct. 11 at 2:41 p.m. - Man who was arrested by the Spokane Patrol Anti-Crime Team tied to over $300,000 in vehicle thefts and suspected of many more sentenced to 18 months.

SPD Needs Help Locating Missing Woman

Oct. 11 at 8:26 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department Special Victims Unit is seeking your help in locating a missing female.

SPD Updates Their Use of Force Policy

Oct. 11 at 8:25 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department has released its updated and adopted Use of Force Policy which includes the De-escalation section.

Fatality Hit and Run

Oct. 11 at 8:23 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to a Fatality Hit and Run in the late hours of Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Serious Collision

Oct. 9 at 4:18 p.m. - Officers respond to a serious collision with life threatening injuries at Wall and Central. Please stay out of the area.

Possible Endangered Juvenile

Oct. 9 at 2:51 p.m. - On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the family of 17 year old Sara McNease reported her missing.

DUI Enforcement Team

Oct. 7 at 2:23 p.m. - The Spokane Police DUI Enforcement Team has completed its 2nd full year since getting started. Here are some stats and some quick reminders.

SPD SWAT arrests one after standoff in downtown Spokane

Oct. 5 at 6:11 a.m. - Standoff in downtown Spokane ends in adult male being taken into custody for unlawful possession of a firearm

Single Vehicle Fatality Crash Closes Ferry Ave. For Several Hours

Oct. 1 at 7:48 p.m. - Ferry was closed from Altamont-Haven as investigators processed the scene of a fatal crash. A motorcyclist was w/b on Ferry when he struck a pole.

Standoff with Armed Suspect Ends with SWAT Entry into Business

Oct. 1 at 12:36 a.m. - Standoff w/an armed man ends when SWAT enters a store he was refusing to leave. Booher led a WSP Trooper on a pursuit after pointing a gun at him.


Major Crimes Detective Looking For Help from the Community

Sept. 30 at 3:08 p.m. - Detective is looking for additional information about an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 19 in the area of 9500 Newport Highway.

Arrest Made In Early Morning Shooting

Sept. 28 at 4:14 p.m. - SPD and Safe Streets Task Force conducted an investigation that led to an arrest in the shooting that took place Wednesday, Sept 25.

Spokane Resident Victimized By Telephone Scam

Sept. 28 at 4:10 p.m. - A Spokane resident was victimized this week by a telephone scam.

Precautions in Place for Today's Assembly on East Indiana

Sept. 25 at 4:51 p.m. - Precautions in place for today’s assembly on East Indiana.

Reckless Burning Arrest on West Side of the South Hill

Sept. 24 at 4:11 p.m. - Spokane Police Department arrests man for Reckless Burning after responding to three separate fires on the west side of the south hill.

SPD Resources Sapped during Unpermitted March Downtown

Sept. 20 at 4:39 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department had to creatively redeploy resources as a protest that started at Riverfront Park turned into a march to City Hall.

Fred Meyer Attempt to Elude

Sept. 17 at 2:52 p.m. - Sept. 16, 6:25pm, officers responded to Fred Meyer for a report of a wanted subject. The subject eluded SPD before being arrested for several charges.

Upcoming Pedestrian Enforcement

Sept. 10 at 9:08 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a pedestrian emphasis this Friday, Sept. 13 throughout the city.

DUI Crash Into House

Sept. 10 at 3:48 p.m. - SPD and SFD responded to a vehicle vs power pole crash in the 200 block of West Queen Avenue.

Coffee with a Cop

Sept. 10 at 3:47 p.m. - The next Coffee with a Cop event is Sept. 11, 11 am to 1 pm, at Starbucks. Enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation, all community members are invited.

Fugitive attempts to elude police in a stolen vehicle and causes crash

Sept. 10 at 3:34 p.m. - Police attempt to stop stolen vehicle, which eludes them only to cause a crash.

SPD Drive by Shooting Arrest

Sept. 9 at 3:45 p.m. - SPD arrest a man for drive by shooting, and work with Homeland Security who are investigating the suspect for attempting to obtain Fentanyl.

SPD Death Investigation

Sept. 9 at 3:43 p.m. - Officers responded to a 911 call of a man who had sustained significant self-inflicted injuries and was fading in and out of consciousness.

SPD Groups Collaborate On Arrest

Sept. 9 at 3:41 p.m. - Several Spokane Police Department (SPD) groups collaborate to arrest Modesto R. Briggs for 11 counts of Assault 1st Degree.

Arrest Made In Aug. 20th Drive-By Shooting

Sept. 5 at 12:14 p.m. - Detectives identified suspect from a Drive-By Shooting that occurred near Fairview Ave. and Ash St. The suspect was arrested in St. Helens, OR.

Reports of armed man leads to large police response in Browne’s Add.

Sept. 5 at 4:59 a.m. - SPD responded to multiple reports of a male subject yelling and walking around the neighborhood threatening people with a firearm.

SPD Makes Several DUI Arrests over the Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 3 at 11:18 a.m. - On Saturday, Officers from the Spokane Police Department responded to several collisions and incidents that resulted in DUI arrest.


Property Crime Spree

Aug. 30 at 10:58 a.m. - Man charged with property crimes totaling over $14,000 worth of damage, clean up and theft, in acts of random destruction and theft downtown.

SPD Hosting Citizens Academy

Aug. 29 at 11:03 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is hosting a “Citizens Academy”, at the Spokane Police Academy and you are invited!

School is starting! Think Safety!

Aug. 27 at 3:18 p.m. - SPD wants to remind you that school starts again for SPS on Aug. 29. SPD will be coordinating efforts to enforce the speed limits in school zones.

Deputy Slater Memorial Sign Ceremony

Aug. 27 at 2:18 p.m. - The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project Committee will be hosting their first sign dedication for the Spokane’s Fallen Officers Memorial Project

Coffee with a Cop

Aug. 27 at 2:15 p.m. - The next Coffee with a Cop will be held Thursday, Aug. 29 at Starbucks, 1310 N Ruby Street.

Kidnapping and Pursuit

Aug. 26 at 9:41 a.m. - A test drive from a car dealership turns criminal when a woman refuses to return the vehicle or let the salesman out of the car.

Spokane Police Arrest Felony Warrant Subject

Aug. 26 at 9:37 a.m. - Spokane Police officers arrest felony warrant subject after barricaded situation.

SPD Vehicle Theft Arrest

Aug. 22 at 11:40 a.m. - WSP and SPD worked together to pursue, track and arrest a vehicle theft suspect.

P.A.C.T. Arrests Ten Time Convicted Felon

Aug. 21 at 10:21 a.m. - Spokane Police Night Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrest felon with handgun, realistic replica rifle, Methamphetamine, Heroin and Prescription Medications.

Voyeur caught in N. Spokane retail store

Aug. 21 at 4:23 a.m. - Probable cause was developed to arrest 29-year-old Zakkary Deboer for voyeurism 1st degree

SPD is seeking assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

Aug. 20 at 11:10 p.m. - 75-year-old Cecelia Leonard-Shelby was last seen at about 4:30PM in the area of 2600 E 7th Ave. Cecelia suffers from dementia.

Harmon Park shooting sends one man to hospital

Aug. 20 at 4:48 a.m. - An adult male subject was located suffering from gunshot wounds and transported to a local hospital with serious injuries

Attempted Burglary

Aug. 15 at 2:46 p.m. - Three suspects arrested after attempted burglary.

Shooting in Riverfront Park

Aug. 15 at 12:26 p.m. - Shooting in Riverfront Park, suspect arrested, no injuries

Wanted Man Taken Into Custody

Aug. 15 at 11:07 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers take a wanted man into custody without incident after he hides himself in a home he does not belong in.

Convicted Felon Shoots at SPD Officer

Aug. 13 at 1:05 p.m. - Suspect shoots at officer's car leaving him unable to pursue due to the vehicle damage. After a long search, the suspect was located and arrested.

Felon released after conviction for felony indecent exposure.

Aug. 12 at 6:14 p.m. - Richard A Sala (29) was convicted of indecent exposure, a class C felony, and then released.

SPD Officers Respond to Burglary

Aug. 12 at 12:36 p.m. - Saturday night SPD officers responded to an occupied burglary call in the Corbin Park Neighborhood.

Shooting Incident Closes Major Intersection

Aug. 12 at 12:33 p.m. - A shooting on Spokane’s north side Friday night shut down a major intersection and leaves one male in the hospital with serious injuries.

Burglary Arrest

Aug. 5 at 1:03 p.m. - SPD responded to an alarm call at the Arc of Spokane. When Officers arrived on scene several males ran from the store and were later caught.

Subject in Custody after Standoff in Perry District

Aug. 4 at 11:43 a.m. - Jeremy Barkus was booked for Assault 1st DV, Unlawful Imprisonment DV, & Arson 2nd, as well as warrants for Assault 3rd & Malicious Mischief 3rd.

20 Years to Life

Aug. 1 at 4:59 p.m. - Judge gives convicted registered sex offender the maximum allowable sentence for Rape of a Child 1st degree and 1st degree Child Molestation.


Male in Custody after Drive-By Shooting at High Bridge Park

July 26 at 7:37 p.m. - Doyle Miracle (54) was booked after an officer spotted vehicles matching the suspect’s trucks at a home in the 2900 block of W 6th.

Coffee with a Cop

July 26 at 2:06 p.m. - Next week, the Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event downtown at Thomas Hammer.

SPD Responds to Auto/Bicycle Collision

July 24 at 11:31 a.m. - SPD responded to a collision involving a vehicle and a male bicyclist. The bicyclist had significant injuries and was transported to the Hospital.

SPD Requesting Assistance in Locating Missing 13 Year Old

July 23 at 3:54 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance locating a missing 13 year old child.

Spokane Police Arrest Man Twice Within Four Hours

July 23 at 3:52 p.m. - SPD arrests man on a warrant after he tried to assault a park employee. After being released, the same man assaulted an employee of a Community Center

SPD Arrests Man Hiding In Refrigerator Truck

July 22 at 1:54 p.m. - Male reported to be holding a handgun on Monroe Street Bridge runs from the police and hides in refrigeration truck. He was located and arrested.

Short Vehicle Pursuit Ends With PIT Maneuver

July 22 at 10:16 a.m. - SPD ends short vehicle pursuit with a Pursuit Intervention Technique, PIT maneuver.

Large Downtown Fight

July 22 at 10:10 a.m. - Large fight downtown sends multiple people to the hospital, consumes most the police departments resources working on the night shift.

SPD Seeking Information

July 22 at 10:01 a.m. - Major Crimes Unit Detectives are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the occupants of a vehicle who may be connected to a shooting.

SPD Asking For Help Identifying Armed Suspect

July 18 at 10:35 a.m. - Spokane Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying an armed Suspect approaching houses in the in the 3500 block of E 4th Ave.

Major Crimes Investigating a Homicide

July 18 at 10:31 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes are investigation a homicide at 1600 W. Shannon Avenue.

Going Out PSA

July 17 at 12:16 p.m. - SPD wants to remind the community to follow some guidelines when they go out to celebrate and enjoy the many restaurants, bars and taverns in our area

Summer Scams

July 16 at 12:29 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department wants to remind the public to be aware of possible scams that arrive in our community with the advent of summer.

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

July 15 at 11 a.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a missing autistic child, Hunter Simmons. He is 13 years old and was last seen in the area of 3400 E Carlisle Ave.

SPD is looking to identify vehicle prowling suspects.

July 14 at 3:45 p.m. - Spokane Police are looking to identify vehicle prowlers from an early morning incident on E Wedgewood Ave.

SPD investigating downtown shooting; two injured

July 13 at 4:13 a.m. - SPD located two adult male shooting victims in the 100 block of N Division St. Both were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries

SPD Giving Out Free Vehicle Theft Prevention Devises

July 12 at 11:46 a.m. - SPD continues to work with the community to reduce vehicle theft. Free “Clubs” are available from the Spokane Police Department

MCU Death Investigation

July 10 at 4:12 p.m. - Update in the Spokane Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit Death Investigation of Richard “Ricky” Coffee.

SPD Participating In FBI National Use-of-Force Data Collection Study

July 10 at 3:50 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department has volunteered to participate in the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Use-of-Force Data Collection Study.

SPD releases names in Officer Involved Shooting

July 9 at 4:55 p.m. - The name of the SPD Officer involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) from July 6, 2019 near 6th Avenue and Maple Street is being released.

Life Threatening Collision in North Spokane

July 9 at 4:10 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to a Life Threatening Collision at N Market St and E Bismark Ave between a motorcycle and a vehicle.

SIRR Team Investigating An Officer Involved Shooting Incident

July 8 at 11:36 a.m. - A SPD officer was involved in an OIS incident on July 6. The officer fired their service weapon at a wanted suspect. The suspect was uninjured.

North Spokane Sees a Spike in Burglary

July 8 at 11:33 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department makes three burglary arrests however, all three suspects were released within two days.

SPD completes pledge to help individuals affected by mental illness

July 3 at 2:13 p.m. - SPD announces it has completed a pledge to improve the department’s response to those suffering from mental illness in the community.

Lime Scooter Collision

July 2 at 3:52 p.m. - Lime Scooter vs pickup truck collision at “G” street and Princeton. Scooter rider received serious injuries.


Attempted Child Abduction at Hoopfest

June 30 at 11:36 p.m. - Officers from the Spokane Police Department responded to a child luring incident during Hoopfest.

Join the Spokane Police Department for Community Appreciation Day

June 28 at 3:35 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) will be hosting its Community Appreciation day on Saturday, July 13.

Spokane Police Detective and Downtown Officers arrest suspect in Arson

June 28 at 3 p.m. - Philip B Lewis (53) was arrested today, June 28, 2019, for 2nd degree Arson for setting fire to an ATM on June 26th.

Working together for a safe Hoopfest

June 27 at 12:25 p.m. - With the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world just a few days away, attendees are being reminded to follow a few safety tips.

Sus Booked for Suspended Driving, Crashes Car less than 2hrs Later

June 26 at 7:31 p.m. - A woman booked for Suspended Driving @ 2:40p this afternoon, was released, & crashed 4:32p. She fled the scene @ 2nd/Spokane on foot.

Suspect Arrested, Booked, Released and Rearrested Within Hours

June 26 at 3:53 p.m. - Suspect arrested and booked for warrants, released an hour later and within the span of one and a half hours steals again.

WheelShare Geo-Fence for Hoopfest

June 26 at 11:44 a.m. - SPD would like to remind everyone about the temporary geo-fence for WheelShare scooters and bikes that will be activated this weekend for Hoopfest.

Protest Downtown

June 21 at 3:56 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department wants to remind the members of the community that we respect the rights of those wishing to speak, assemble and protest.

Traffic Collision North Freya Way

June 21 at 12:33 p.m. - Traffic at Mission and Greene is stopped and or slowed and will be for some time. Please use alternate routes as you travel in that area.

Officers Respond To Stabbing In North Spokane

June 20 at 2:13 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers respond to stabbing in North Spokane

Make sure to register for Spokane Police Activities League

June 17 at 1:51 p.m. - The Spokane Police Activities League (PAL) summer program begins on June 25 and there are still open spots.

Notification of Release

June 13 at 10:44 a.m. - Notification of Release - Male with Sexually Violent Predator Status

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

June 13 at 10:30 a.m. - SPD needs help finding missing thirteen-year-old Angelina I Teshome.

SPD News Help Finding Missing Juvenile

June 12 at 9:58 a.m. - SPD needs help finding missing fourteen-year-old Nashayla Turntine.

SPD Looking For a Domestic Violence Suspect

June 12 at 9:55 a.m. - SPD has probable cause to arrest Romeo C. Villaro in connection with a Domestic Violence incident in the 3500 block of W. Rosemond last night.

Vulnerable Missing Adult

June 12 at 9:53 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

June 12 at 9:51 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

June 10 at 4:11 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for your help in locating a vulnerable, missing adult.

Pursuit Throughout Spokane County

June 8 at 10:33 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers, Air 1, Washington State Patrol and Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies were all involved in a pursuit with stolen vehicle.

SPD Special Victims Unit Arrests Babysitter for Assault

June 6 at 4:30 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Special Victims Unit arrests babysitter for Assault of a Child 1st Degree.

Using Receivership to Create Affordable Housing

June 6 at 4:06 p.m. - Spokane Police Department enters into a stipulated order appointing a receiver over five Grove Community properties.

Termination of SPD Officer

June 6 at 4 p.m. - After the conclusion of an Internal Affairs (IA) investigation, Officer Nick Spolski’s employment with SPD has been terminated, effective immediately.

Stabbing Arrest in Logan Neighborhood

June 6 at 11:38 a.m. - On Wednesday SPD officers responded to the Logan neighborhood for a stabbing. The suspect was arrested for assault and booked into jail.

Hundreds of Centennial Trail Medallions Stolen

June 5 at 2:58 p.m. - Hundreds of Centennial Trail Medallions have been stolen & damaged in the last few weeks, the financial cost to replace them is still being calculated

New Traffic Enforcement Camera

June 5 at 2:56 p.m. - Drivers in the NW part of town should be cognizant of a new traffic enforcement camera placed at an elementary school in their area.

Fatality Collision at Garland and Normandie

June 4 at 2:32 p.m. - SPD officers responded to a fatality collision at W Garland Ave and N Normandie St between a motorcycle and a vehicle.

Stolen Truck Recovered

June 4 at 9:25 a.m. - On May 31, 2019 Spokane Police stopped a reported stolen truck downtown. Several people were detained out of the vehicle.


Spokane Police Chief Named President-Elect of WASPC

May 29 at 1:38 p.m. - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl named president-elect of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

SPD Requesting Assistance in Locating Missing 78 Year Old Male

May 28 at 2:24 p.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing elderly male.

Spokane Combats Auto Theft

May 23 at 3:21 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) has launched its Spokane Combats Auto Theft program to further its efforts in reducing auto theft.

Kids, learn about safety and become a Junior Police Officer

May 23 at 11:50 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD), the Downtown Spokane Partnership and River Park Square are partnering to present Junior Police Academy.

Missing 13 Year Old Juvenile

May 23 at 9:09 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting the community’s help in locating a missing juvenile.

Downtown Precinct Requesting the Public's Assistance

May 21 at 3:23 p.m. - SPD’s downtown precinct would like the public’s assistance in reducing the volume of commercial burglaries we are experiencing in the downtown core.

SPD Major Crimes Investigating Body Found In the Spokane River

May 21 at 12:50 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit investigate body found in river near Huntington Park.

Spokane Police investigate shooting on 5th Avenue in East Central.

May 21 at 10:18 a.m. - Monday morning, around 9:00 a.m., a male inside a residence at 3100 E. 5th Avenue called to report he had been shot by an unknown male.

Major Crimes Unit Looking Into the Disappearance of a Spokane Man

May 17 at 12:08 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit is looking into the disappearance of a man. They need your help in locating him or discovering what led to his disappearance.

Safety Tips for Torchlight Parade

May 16 at 3:24 p.m. - City of Spokane public safety officials want residents and visitors to enjoy a safe, well-attended Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 at 9:08 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

SPD Bike Theft Sting

May 14 at 2:31 p.m. - Members of the SPD Reserve program set out a bait bike in the Logan neighborhood on Monday. They arrested two people in a short amount of time.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Adult

May 14 at 2:29 p.m. - SPD seeking assistance locating missing adult possibly suffering from medical issues.

SPD Road Rage Arrest

May 13 at 1:35 p.m. - On Saturday, the Spokane Police Department investigated a road rage incident in north Spokane which quickly escalated into a very dangerous situation.

Graffiti Arrest in Shadle Park Neighborhood

May 13 at 1:31 p.m. - The Spokane Police responded to the Shadle Park neighborhood early Saturday morning reference a malicious mischief report.

SPD arrests Vehicle Theft Suspect and recovers vehicle with dog.

May 12 at 12:06 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Vehicle Theft suspect and recover stolen vehicle containing the owner’s dog.

SPD Responds to Man Waving a Gun Around

May 10 at 9:11 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers responded to the area of Dalke and Nevada on Thursday evening for a male waiving a gun around.

Early Morning Collision

May 9 at 1:23 p.m. - SPD responded to a head on collision on the Freya Way Bridge between Mission and Trent.

Vehicle prowler shoots at citizen in North Spokane

May 9 at 4:48 a.m. - A citizen observed their neighbors vehicle being prowled, chased the prowler, and the prowler subsequently fired at least one shot at the citizen

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony

May 2 at 2:41 p.m. - Community members are invited to attend the 32nd Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony


Fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood

April 29 at 8:47 a.m. - One adult male deceased after shooting incident on E 5th Ave

Coffee with a Cop

April 25 at 2:46 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event at the Starbucks 172 S. Division on Wednesday, May 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Residents Encouraged to Safely Discard Unused Drugs

April 23 at 5:21 p.m. - Residents can safely dispose of unwanted medications and drugs, receive a free medication lock box and help combat the growing opioid epidemic.

SPD requesting assistance in locating 8 year old child.

April 21 at 1:53 p.m. - Spokane Police are requesting media and public assistance in locating an 8 year old child.

SPD Requests Assistance Locating Missing 12 Year Old Child

April 19 at 1:26 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance locating a missing 12 year old child.

Downtown Standoff Subject Taken Into Custody

April 16 at 9:35 a.m. - Spokane Police Department (SPD) takes Jimmy R. Engleman (53) into custody after a several hour standoff downtown.

New Tools Helping Scammers to Seem More Legitimate than Ever

April 13 at 6:25 p.m. - We are getting reports of a scam where victims get a call appearing to be an SPD phone number, they failed to pay a bond & now have to pay or go jail.

Crime Stoppers Offering Reward For Info Regarding an Attempted Robbery

April 2 at 4:49 p.m. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward in an effort to assist SPD Detectives as they investigate a violent attempted robbery in Browne’s Addition.


Group of Teens Wreaking Havoc Downtown Taken Into Custody

March 26 at 10:47 a.m. - SPD arrested 5 people yesterday after the group spent the day wreaking havoc downtown. They were booked for both misdemeanors and felonies.

Spokane Police Requesting Assistance Locating Missing 9 Year Old

March 25 at 9:21 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance location a missing 9 year old child.

Courthouse Assault Arrest

March 22 at 12:43 p.m. - Citizens come to the aid of a female being assaulted by a man in the Spokane County Courthouse.

Attempted Package Theft turns Into Arrest for Assault 2nd Degree

March 15 at 1:36 p.m. - A South Hill resident reports a package theft from a neighbor’s porch. The thief pulled a knife and threatened the witness.

SPD wants you to have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 15 at 1:14 p.m. - As Spokane celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday with the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, SPD has a few tips for those attending the event.

Suspect in Custody after Carjacking, Car Crashing, & Dognapping Melee

March 8 at 6 p.m. - A female is in jail after a carjacking in this afternoon. The victim’s dog was in the car when the suspect crashed & ran, terrified, onto I90.

Possible Explosive at Walmart in North Spokane

March 1 at 11:21 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers discover a possible explosive device during the execution of a search warrant in a motor home.


Neighborhood Dispute Over Dog Poo Ends in Arrest for Felony Assault

Feb. 27 at 1:03 p.m. - Dwight Collins was arrested for strangling his neighbor & punching the neighbor's wife. He was booked into jail for 2nd Assault & 4th Assault.

Shooting in Northeast Spokane

Feb. 25 at 8:38 a.m. - Spokane police are in the process of investigating a shooting that took place in Northeast Spokane.

Officers Make an Arrest at an Occupied Burglary

Feb. 19 at 10:49 a.m. - Officers make an arrest at an occupied burglary. A resident in Kendall Yards woke to find a man sleeping on her bedroom floor.

SPD recovers multitude of stolen vehicles in just over 24-hours

Feb. 17 at 5:29 a.m. - In a 27-hour period, SPD recovered 13 stolen vehicles in various parts of the City.

SPD Investigating Shooting in 2000 block E 6th Ave

Feb. 14 at 7:19 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting incident in the 2000 block of E 6th Ave.

Coffee with a Cop

Feb. 8 at 2:27 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event Tuesday, February 12, 10 a.m. – noon at Burrito Loco, 3115 E. Mission Ave.

SPD investigating stabbing at Northeast Albertsons

Feb. 6 at 11:31 p.m. - A female in her 70s suffered a non-life threatening stab wound and was transported to a local hospital for treatment

SPD Arrests Convicted Felon

Feb. 5 at 5:09 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol Team 15 and Night PACT (Patrol Anti-Crime Team) arrest convicted felon with multiple firearms, ammunition and drugs.

Attempted Child Luring

Feb. 1 at 4:10 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigation an attempted luring that reportedly occurred yesterday near Regal and Queen around 3 p.m.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 1 at 1:54 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting the public’s help in finding a vulnerable adult.


Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives Arrest Suspect in LCHS Threats

Jan. 30 at 5:05 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Detectives have arrested a suspect in the Lewis and Clark High School social media threats.

Homicide Suspect Arrested

Jan. 24 at 4:20 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department (SPD) has arrested Ashley S. Horning (25) for the homicide at 2100 E. Cataldo Avenue.

Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 24 at 10:17 a.m. - SPD officers were involved in an officer involved shooting (OIS). It is being investigated by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team.

North Spokane Shooting

Jan. 22 at 10:12 a.m. - SPD responded to a north side neighborhood for a shots fired call last night. The incident erupted from on ongoing dispute between a couple neighbors.

UPDATE: Drive By Shooting in North Central Spokane

Jan. 21 at 1:18 p.m. - SPD, following up on the shooting on Atlantic, executed a search warrant on a vehicle seized that night. Officers recovered multiple firearms.

Officers Injured in Violent Encounter with Domestic Violence Suspect

Jan. 20 at 2:32 p.m. - For a 2nd time this week, officers were injured in a violent encounter w/ a suspect. One officer was treated at a hospital but has been released.

Safety Tips for MLK Day Unity March

Jan. 19 at 10:46 a.m. - We want everyone to enjoy a safe MLK Day Unity March. Spokane Police are asking citizens to leave backpacks at home if you are attending the march.

SPD requesting public assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

Jan. 18 at 5:59 a.m. - 55 year-old David Fender was last seen in the area of 2100 E Mission during the evening hours of January 18th.

Missing Children Discovered After an Officer Assault

Jan. 17 at 9:32 a.m. - Several Spokane Police Officers were involved in a very violent confrontation on Tuesday night after stopping a male suspected of DUI driving.

SPD Major Crimes Detectives Investigating a Suspicious Incident

Jan. 16 at 1:58 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Detectives are investigating suspicious circumstances of a man found partially in the river.

Stabbing On Washington Street

Jan. 16 at 1:54 p.m. - SPD Officers were called to 400 S Washington to a report of a stabbing. Officers arrested Tayleeanne J. Guerrero for assaulting someone with scissors.

Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 15 at 2:41 p.m. - The name of the SPD officer involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) from January 7, 2019 in the 600 block of Montgomery is being released.

Statement from Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding OIS

Jan. 8 at 4:37 p.m. - Statement from Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS)

Arson Arrest

Jan. 8 at 2:23 p.m. - SPD and SFD responded to a vehicle fire in the North Central neighborhood yesterday. During the the investigation, it was determined to be arson.

SIRR Team Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 8 at 12:21 p.m. - Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident tonight.

Early Morning Drive-by Shooting Arrest

Jan. 4 at 4:59 p.m. - Police arrest a man for numerous felony charges after he fired a handgun in the area of Pacific Ave. and Browne St.

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting in Northeast Spokane

Jan. 2 at 2:36 p.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to a reported shooting in the 6600 block of N Standard.

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