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Police Department News Releases for 2021


SPD 2021 Highlights!

Dec. 30 at 4:38 p.m. - 2021 was full of challenges but also bright spots for SPD and we are pleased to highlight a few accomplishments.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Dec. 22 at 1:34 p.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating an elderly male with Alzheimer’s who went missing last night from the 5 mile area.

Felony Domestic Violence Suspect Wanted after Standoff

Dec. 21 at 6:20 p.m. - SPD is asking for help locating Trevor Gormley. Probable cause was developed for 2 DV felonies. He should be considered armed & dangerous.

SPD Shoplifting Emphasis

Dec. 21 at 11:58 a.m. - SPD holiday shoplifting emphasis making an impact on retail and property theft

SPD Arrests Drunk Driver Who Caused Three Crashes

Dec. 17 at 12:08 p.m. - DUI driver causes multiple collisions on way home from a Christmas party

SPD Homicide Arrest

Dec. 16 at 3:50 p.m. - SPD arrests two additional suspects in homicide from late November.

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Dec. 15 at 1:36 p.m. - Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team is investigating an officer involved shooting with Spokane County deputies.

Unprovoked Shooting Leaves One Dead

Dec. 13 at 5:14 p.m. - Seemingly unprovoked shooting leaves one dead in northwest Spokane

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Dec. 13 at 3:22 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing vulnerable adult

Female Arrested After Firing Firearm at Bar Patron

Dec. 13 at 7:39 a.m. - Spokane Police officers responded to Downtown Spokane for the report of a shooting.

North Spokane Shooting

Dec. 6 at 7:33 a.m. - North Spokane shooting sends victim to the hospital with life-threating injuries

Pedestrian Stuck By Vehicle and Dragged Two Blocks

Dec. 6 at 7:32 a.m. - Male sent to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle and dragged two city blocks

Prolific Vehicle Thief Sentenced To Multiple Years in Prison

Dec. 3 at 4:53 p.m. - 23-time convicted felon and prolific Spokane vehicle thief sentenced to multiple years in prison

SPD Targets Package Theft

Dec. 2 at 4:24 p.m. - SPD is launching a new program to combat package theft just in time for holiday shopping

Child Rape Sentencing

Dec. 2 at 8:16 a.m. - Spokane man sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for child rape


Male Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Nov. 30 at 8:13 a.m. - Male rider deceased following motorcycle collision in East Spokane

Apprehension of Armed Assault Suspect and Injury to K9

Nov. 22 at 4:27 p.m. - Armed assault suspect gouges eye of K9 Haywire during arrest

Candy Rogers Cold Case Murder Solved

Nov. 19 at 12:01 p.m. - Unrelenting determination coupled with advancing technology helped solve the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl.

Person Deliberately Struck By Vehicle Downtown

Nov. 17 at 3:56 p.m. - Woman deliberately struck by vehicle in downtown Spokane, suffers significant injuries

Vehicle Taken During Car-Jacking Recovered In West Central

Nov. 12 at 4:27 p.m. - Vehicle taken during East Central car-jacking quickly recovered in West Central

Multiple Arrests after Search Warrant Service

Nov. 10 at 12:45 p.m. - SPD arrests multiple individuals, recovers firearms, in Valley search warrant service

SFD Responds to Assist Downed ATF Agent

Nov. 8 at 8:28 a.m. - SPD responds to assist downed ATF agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigating an OIS involving ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) agent

Home Invasion Arrest

Nov. 2 at 4:35 p.m. - Halloween home-invader arrested

Two SWAT Standoffs in Less Than 24 Hours

Nov. 2 at 8:46 a.m. - Two SWAT standoffs in less-than 24 hours end peacefully after long hours of negotiations with volatile subjects

Murder Arrest

Nov. 1 at 3:27 p.m. - SPD arrests murder suspect after body is found in trunk of vehicle


SPD investigates threats of gun violence at local schools.

Oct. 28 at 11:36 p.m. - Spokane Police Department investigates reports of threats of gun violence at local schools.

Recent Phone Scams

Oct. 25 at 12:02 p.m. - Multiple reports of phone scams targeting businesses/younger workers

Saturday Night Shooting

Oct. 25 at 12:01 p.m. - Saturday night shooting sends juvenile to the hospital with gunshot wound

Homicide Investigation Underway After Morning Shooting

Oct. 20 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD responds to a man lying in the street with gunshot wounds

SPD Needs Help Locating a Missing Child

Oct. 19 at 10:41 a.m. - Sean has been located. Thank you for your assistance!

Disturbing Image Appears During Weather Forecast

Oct. 18 at 11:38 a.m. - SVU responded to a local news outlet Sunday after a disturbing image/video appeared on the screens of viewers during the weather report.

SPD Responds To Three Shooting in Three Hours

Oct. 18 at 11:32 a.m. - SPD responds to three different shootings. One a drive by, one with three males randomly firing handguns in the air and one resulting in a fatality.

Browne Ave. and Pacific St. Death Investigation

Oct. 18 at 11:29 a.m. - Investigation underway after deceased person is found Downtown

Richard Allen Court Stabbing Incident

Oct. 14 at 2:49 p.m. - One person severely injured in evening stabbing

SPD Makes Arrest In Early Morning Stabbing Incident

Oct. 12 at 2:19 p.m. - On October 12, 2021 just before 4:00am, SPD responded to the 1600 block of E. 1st Avenue for a reported stabbing.

Man Released From Jail Sunday Arrested Again Today in Similar Scenario

Oct. 7 at 3:11 p.m. - Man arrested when a woman awoke to him standing in her bedroom on Oct. 3rd is arrested again two day later for entering another woman’s home

Arrest in August's Shopko Assault

Oct. 4 at 2:32 p.m. - Four juveniles charged in the assault of a transient sleeping at the North Shopko

Five Drive-By Shootings in Three Days

Oct. 1 at 3:16 p.m. - Series of drive-by shootings appear mostly unrelated and NOT random


Please help locate a missing 11 year old girl.

Sept. 29 at 10:07 p.m. - Jerrilyn has been located and is safely back with family.

SPD looking for dangerous male with DOC Warrant

Sept. 27 at 5:23 p.m. - SPD seeks assistance in locating a dangerous male with a DOC Warrant

Makena Missing Person

Sept. 27 at 8:31 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding a missing teen that left her home in North Spokane.

Convicted felon threatens to kill neighbors, sets apartment on fire

Sept. 24 at 5:16 p.m. - On September 24, 2021, 911 received multiple phone calls from residents of an apartment building in the 100 block of E. 2nd Avenue.

Arrest made in vicious downtown assault

Sept. 23 at 4:33 p.m. - On 09-21-21 shortly after 4PM, SPD officers responded to the area of W 2nd Ave and S Jefferson St regarding an assault.

Missing Adult

Sept. 22 at 7:18 p.m. - Please help with missing adult

Reckless Driving Ends In Deadly Crash

Sept. 22 at 12:15 p.m. - Reckless driving ends in deadly crash

Unpaid Drug Debt Shooting

Sept. 20 at 5:17 p.m. - Unpaid drug debt leads to weekend shooting, no one injured

Two Arrested For Armed Robbery after a Vehicle Pursuit

Sept. 13 at 3:46 p.m. - Two arrested for armed robbery after a vehicle pursuit on the south hill.

SPD Responds To Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Collision

Sept. 10 at 2:23 p.m. - SPD responds to vehicle vs pedestrian collision downtown, victim succumbs to injuries at a local hospital

Early Morning Standoff

Sept. 10 at 2:21 p.m. - Early morning standoff ends with domestic violence victim safely removed from residence, suspect still outstanding

Two Early Morning Collisions Send Pedestrians to the Hospital

Sept. 8 at 8:58 a.m. - Two separate early morning collisions send two pedestrians to local hospitals in critical condition

Missing Teenager

Sept. 7 at 4:58 p.m. - Update: Jibril has been located and is back with his family.

Nine Hour Standoff Concludes With Arrest of Convicted Felon

Sept. 7 at 9:54 a.m. - Nearly 9 hour standoff with barricaded suspect concludes with arrest of convicted felon

Please help SPD locate a missing elderly man.

Sept. 6 at 12:59 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing 71 year old male.

Two Overdoses Prevented with Narcan

Sept. 3 at 3:51 p.m. - SPD officer’s actions attributed to saving lives during two separate medical emergency incidents

Attempted abduction of a 5 year old child is thwarted by neighbor.

Sept. 2 at 8:26 p.m. - Attempted abduction of a 5 year old child is thwarted by vigilant neighbor.

DT Shooting sends one to the hospital with non-life-threatening.

Sept. 2 at 7:26 p.m. - Downtown shooting sends one to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Missing Juvenile

Sept. 1 at 8:43 a.m. - Samantha has been located and is safe.

49-Time Convicted Felon Arrested On Multiple Felony Charges

Sept. 1 at 8:31 a.m. - 49-time convicted felon arrested on multiple felony charges relating to several domestic violence incidents


Serial Child Predator Pleads Guilty To Several Felony Charges

Aug. 26 at 1:01 p.m. - Serial child predator sentenced to 8 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to several felony charges in Spokane County Superior Court

Early Morning Standoff Concludes With Arrest

Aug. 25 at 12:23 p.m. - Early morning standoff concludes with arrest for multiple felonies

Online Crime Check Reporting

Aug. 23 at 5:34 p.m. - SPD adopts online 911 reporting for non-emergency incidents

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 23 at 10:22 a.m. - Update: Vicky has been located and is safe.

SPD Arrests Five In Connection With an Attempted Robbery

Aug. 23 at 10:13 a.m. - Spokane Police Department arrest 5 in connection with an attempted robbery that occurred in the downtown area early this afternoon.

Chronic Downtown Offender Arrested For Stalking

Aug. 19 at 4:26 p.m. - Chronic downtown offender arrested after stalking a woman for months

SPD Makes Arrest after Citizen Finds Nude Stranger inside Residence

Aug. 17 at 3:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Department makes arrest after citizen finds nude stranger inside residence

SPD Arrests 15 Time Convicted Felon

Aug. 16 at 10:03 a.m. - SPD arrests convicted felon on multiple felony charges stemming from domestic violence incidents

Missing Child

Aug. 12 at 2:18 p.m. - UPDATE: Daniel has returned home and is safe

SPD Seeking Assistance in Missing Person Case

Aug. 6 at 4:12 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department seeks assistance in locating a missing person with medical needs.

Pool Evacuated With Standoff in Liberty Park

Aug. 6 at 4:04 p.m. - Suspect arrested after running in traffic, trying to light fires, tearing up sprinklers and swinging rebar in a park where children were present.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 5 at 1:47 p.m. - Mary has been located. Thank you for your assistance!

SPD Responds To Arrest of Former Officer

Aug. 4 at 2:08 p.m. - SPD response to former officer Nathan Nash's arrest.

Level 3 Sex Offender Sought After Fleeing Community Housing Unit

Aug. 2 at 8:35 a.m. - Brian Scott Jones has been located and is in-custody.

Shooting in 1300 block of N Hamilton leaves one deceased

Aug. 2 at 6:10 a.m. - An adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene. One suspect has been arrested for murder

One deceased in downtown shooting

Aug. 1 at 1:28 a.m. - An adult male succumbed to injuries after being shot in the 400 block of W Sprague Ave


DV suspect evades police as officers adhere to legislative changes

July 28 at 4:09 p.m. - Domestic violence suspect able to evade police as officers adhere to legislative changes

9-hour SWAT standoff ends with the arrest of DV suspect

July 27 at 6:09 p.m. - 9-hour standoff ends with arrest of twelve-time convicted felon armed with machete. Multiple officers utilized exhaustive de-escalation tactics.

Silver Alert

July 26 at 8:26 a.m. - Update: Mr. McMorris has ben located and is safe.

SPD Arrests Homicide Suspect

July 26 at 8:19 a.m. - SPD makes an arrest in a homicide at the Intermodal Center in Downtown Spokane

Officer Brian Orchard Memorial

July 20 at 4:03 p.m. - Memorial to be dedicated to SPD officer shot and killed in the line of duty on the anniversary of his death 38 years ago

SPD Seeking Public's Help

July 15 at 1:23 p.m. - SPD is seeking assistance from the public to identify two persons of interest regarding a recent stabbing incident

Woman detained after attempted break-in, sitting on 3rd story ledge

July 14 at 2:08 a.m. - Woman safely detained after attempting to break into residence, sitting precariously on 3rd story ledge

Arrest After Employee Threatened

July 13 at 7 a.m. - SPD responds to call from an employee saying their boss was threatening to kill another employee

Flaming Gas Can Thrown at Officer during a Felony Traffic Stop

July 7 at 1:32 p.m. - Suspect arrested after throwing a lit gas can engulfed in flames toward an officer during a felony traffic stop.

Missing Child

July 6 at 5:07 p.m. - Update: Levi has been found.

SPD Reminds Community to Be Safe This Fourth of July

July 6 at 5 p.m. - SPD encourages you to take some simple steps to have a safe 4th of July

SPD Working To Help Protect Our Most Vulnerable Community Members

July 6 at 4:58 p.m. - SPD working alongside multiple city entities to protect most vulnerable community members during the heat wave.

Neighbor dispute leads to stabbing in Northeast Spokane

July 5 at 1:56 a.m. - An argument over fireworks escalated to the point where one adult male was stabbed


Man safely taken into custody after six hour standoff.

June 29 at 8:59 p.m. - Hostage Negotiators, SWAT, K9 and Drone assets used to safely take a wanted subject into custody for felony DV order violations.

Carjacker on the loose after crime spree spans the breadth of the City

June 29 at 7:43 p.m. - Carjacking suspect on the loose after crime spree nearly spans the breadth of the City.

Property Crime Prevention

June 24 at 3:10 p.m. - Property crimes drop when residents work with SPD and take proactive measures

SPD Arrest Following Standoff

June 24 at 3:04 p.m. - SPD arrests barricaded suspect after near four hour standoff

SPD Investigating Shooting

June 23 at 3:29 p.m. - SPD investigating early morning shooting which left one individual deceased, another critically injured

SPD Investigating Fatality Collision

June 22 at 12:57 p.m. - SPD investigating fatality collision in the area of 2300 E. Trent Avenue

Vehicular Assault

June 22 at 12:53 p.m. - Spokane Police suspect cannabis use in a serious injury collision. The driver of the suspect vehicle is charged with Vehicular Assault and DUI.

Multi Hour Standoff Concludes With Arrest of Domestic Violence Suspect

June 15 at 7:12 p.m. - Police officers respond to a no-contact order violation

SPD Tacking Increase in Violent Crime

June 14 at 5:16 p.m. - SPD tackling increase in violent crime with multiple arrests

Order Violation on 1200 E. Lacrosse Ave

June 11 at 5:02 p.m. - Officer responded to a report of a burglary call that turned into a domestic violence call near Rogers High School prompting an emergency alert

Stuffed Animal Donation to SPD for Children in Trauma

June 10 at 3:10 p.m. - Eastern State Hospital donates more than 300 stuffed animals to SPD Chaplaincy to assist children in trauma

Convicted Felon, Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested After Standoff

June 7 at 10:54 a.m. - Standoff concludes with arrest of convicted felon, domestic violence suspect

Sexual Assault Cold Case Victim Phone Line

June 7 at 10:51 a.m. - SPD provides new avenues for victims of older sexual assault cases to reach out for help in solving or resolving their cases

Suspect Arrested After Breaking into Convention Center

June 3 at 2:07 p.m. - Suspect arrested after breaking into downtown Convention Center and barricading himself in a bathroom


SPD seeking public's assistance regarding possible luring incident

May 30 at 9:53 p.m. - A male approached a juvenile female in Spokane's Nevawood neighborhood

Fatal collision shuts down Hwy 2

May 30 at 2:02 a.m. - Two people are deceased, and two more were transported to the hospital via ambulance

Business Owner Catches Burglar on Surveillance Footage

May 26 at 2:08 p.m. - Business owner views burglar on property via cell phone surveillance footage, SPD Officers respond and arrest 16 time felon

SPD Seeking Public's Help

May 26 at 2 p.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s help identifying arson suspect

SPD Arrests Suspect in Yesterday's Shooting At Cataldo and Madelia

May 25 at 2:57 p.m. - Suspect with multiple felony convictions arrested in DV shooting

Shooting, Assault, Collision

May 25 at 2:55 p.m. - Back to back incidents including a shooting that shut down a local school keep SPD officers running

Second Degree Robbery Arrest

May 21 at 5:25 p.m. - Alert employee of a local business calls 911 for help during an in progress Robbery

SPD Arrests Burglary Suspect

May 19 at 5:02 p.m. - SPD arrests burglary suspect responsible for multiple calls for service.

Domestic Violence Arrest

May 18 at 5:23 p.m. - SPD charges suspect with three felonies as a result of a Domestic Violence investigation

Road Rage Shooting

May 17 at 4:39 p.m. - Woman shot and killed in North Spokane after apparent road rage incident

Spokane Police Downtown Precinct Arrests

May 17 at 4:36 p.m. - DTP officers make two felony arrests solving several crimes, develop an arson suspect, and recover a stolen bike, all within a span of about an hour.

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 14 at 5:43 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff

SPD currently investigating auto vs ped at Riverside and Stevens

May 12 at 5:30 p.m. - One person has been seriously injured in a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian at Riverside and Stevens.

Domestic Violence Unit Update

May 12 at 4:55 p.m. - Two recent domestic violence cases highlight the continued work of The Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Team

Argument Leads To Shooting

May 12 at 4:36 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a shooting with a victim that took place in the 1800 block of E Marshall around 7:30 PM.

Two injured in North Spokane Shooting

May 10 at 10:01 p.m. - Over two dozen rounds were fired as multiple individuals exchanged gunfire near the intersection of Colton St and Wedgewood Ave

Domestic Violence Arrest

May 10 at 12:48 p.m. - Firearm discharged during domestic violence incident in North Spokane

Alert Citizen Helps Catch an Arsonist

May 10 at 12:45 p.m. - Alert citizens help SPD quickly arrest arsonist near TJ Meenach Bridge

Silver Alert North Spokane

May 5 at 12:10 p.m. - Mr. Mann has been located.


Road Racing Emphasis Patrol

April 30 at 3:19 p.m. - SPD and regional partners put the brakes on road racing in North Spokane with a driving emphasis patrol

SPD Seeking Public's Help

April 30 at 3:16 p.m. - SPD is seeking the help of the public in identifying multiple suspects responsible for defacing a downtown mural

Downtown Officers Quickly Apprehend Robbery Suspect

April 30 at 3:11 p.m. - On April 26, 2021, downtown officers were patrolling the 100 block S. Division Street, as that area is a hot spot for criminal activity.

SPD investigating Northeast Spokane shooting incident

April 30 at 3:39 a.m. - One person was seriously injured in a shooting incident near Northtown Mall

Elderly Couple Victims of Burglary and Assault

April 27 at 5:12 p.m. - Elderly couple in upper 80’s and early 90’s burglarized and assaulted by suspect in multi night crime spree.

Police Activities League Boxing

April 23 at 4:19 p.m. - Community partners help offer up a one-two punch with police and area youth

SPD Duty to Intervene Policy

April 22 at 2:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Department’s Duty to Intercede policy already includes most portions of proposed Senate Bill 5066

Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Increased Crisis Calls

April 19 at 2:27 p.m. - March crisis calls up significantly, intervention efforts making for best possible outcomes

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

April 19 at 9:09 a.m. - A Spokane Police officer was involved in an OIS incident on April 17. The officer fired his service weapons at an armed vehicle prowling suspect.

Spokane Police are asking for help finding a missing 11 year old girl.

April 16 at 6:47 p.m. - Update: The Spokane Police Department has located Janisa Collier, 11.

Man Shot During Home Invasion

April 15 at 11:22 a.m. - A man was taken to the hospital for a potentially life-threatening injury after being shot during a home invasion robbery near SFCC

Man Stabs Sibling during an Argument

April 15 at 10:47 a.m. - Two family members engaged in a domestic violence argument over alleged stolen property, one brother goes to the hospital and one goes to jail

Convicted Felon Goes On Tire Slashing Spree

April 14 at 5:20 p.m. - Convicted felon goes on tire slashing spree leaving victims with hundreds of dollars of damage to deal with

Beware Of a Phone Scam Where the Caller Claims To Be Law Enforcement

April 13 at 4:03 p.m. - Beware of a phone scam where the caller claims to be Law Enforcement and asks you to purchase gift cards and provide the card numbers to the caller.

Major Crimes Unit Investigates a Death and Serious Assault

April 12 at 4:12 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department's Major Crimes Unit is investigating a death and a serious assault in the 5100 block of North Adams.

SPD Investigating a Robbery

April 8 at 12:13 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating the robbery of a guest at a hotel in the 9600 block of North Newport Hwy.

Stolen Bikes Recovered

April 7 at 8:08 a.m. - High-end bikes stolen but quickly located by Downtown Precinct officers.

SPD Emphasis for GU Game

April 2 at 3:34 p.m. - SPD and Gonzaga University Security work together to ensure safe and lawful celebrations surrounding Saturday’s NCAA game


Automobile/Pedestrian Collision

March 30 at 4:18 p.m. - An automobile/pedestrian collision sent an elderly man to the hospital for a head injury.

St. Charles Church Fire Suspect

March 25 at 3:28 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest a man in connection with last week’s fire at a north Spokane church

SPD Responds to Man in Crisis

March 23 at 4:21 p.m. - SPD officer calmly talks down a suicidal/delusional man and gets him the help he needs even after the man assaulted the officer

Trent DUI Crash

March 17 at 11:41 a.m. - Officers responded to a reckless driver call in the East Central neighborhood in which the driver was possibly armed.

SPD Investigating fatal collision in East Spokane

March 16 at 5:18 a.m. - One person was pronounced deceased at the scene, while another was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries

Kidnapping Scam

March 12 at 4:59 p.m. - Recently there has been an increase in “kidnapping scams” in the Spokane area. SPD wants the public to be aware of these scams and to report them.

SIIR Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

March 10 at 3:20 p.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team is investigating an Officer Involved Shooting that took place on March 7, around 7pm in Chattaroy.

DV suspect hiding in wall can’t evade arrest

March 5 at 4:19 a.m. - 11-time convicted felon is found hiding in wall after multiple-hour standoff

Spokane Police Respond To Reports of a Shooting in Browne's Addition

March 4 at 3:48 p.m. - Two reports, of a female being shot lead police to Browne’s Addition where the victim was located and transported to a hospital for treatment.

Police Strategies LLC Report on SPD Police Interaction

March 3 at 11 a.m. - Police Strategies LLC commissioned for a study on SPD relations with community around gender, age, and race.

Spokane Police are asking the public for help to find a missing 13yo

March 3 at 1:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate, Mary Cady-Kahlow, 13.

SPD Would Like the Community's Assistance Identifying a Burglar

March 1 at 2:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Department would like assistance from the community to identify a burglar.

Shooting On 1700 E. Lincoln Rd.

March 1 at 8:43 a.m. - Officers responded to a shooting call in North Spokane. No victims were shot but suffered injuries to their faces from being pistol whipped.


Man Arrested After Assaulting and Strangling Woman

Feb. 24 at 2:40 p.m. - Suspect assaults and strangles victim before shooting out a window of her residence and fleeing the scene.

Arrest Made In Alleged Burglary and Drive by Shooting

Feb. 24 at 2:35 p.m. - Two adults and a juvenile were arrested early this morning after an alleged burglary and drive by shooting.

SPD Looking At High Number of Shootings

Feb. 23 at 4:28 p.m. - Drive-by shootings on the increase in Spokane, SPD working cases diligently, seeking assistance from witnesses and the community

Catalytic Converter Theft

Feb. 22 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD officers arrest a suspect for stealing a catalytic converter just hours after the theft was completed.

Drive-by Shooting ID request

Feb. 19 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD is asking the public for assistance with information in a drive-by shooting last night

Behavioral Health Unit 2020 Impact

Feb. 19 at 4:38 p.m. - BHU responds to thousands of people in crisis providing the best possible outcomes during a very challenging year for people with mental health issues

Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts

Feb. 18 at 3:22 p.m. - SPD would like the community to be aware of an increase of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in the city.

Male carjacks female minutes after he is released from jail

Feb. 14 at 3:53 a.m. - SPD arrests male for carjacking committed minutes after he was released from jail

Missing Elderly Female

Feb. 12 at 5:41 p.m. - Donna has been located!

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 12 at 5:38 p.m. - Jung Kang has been located.

Missing Juvenile Girl

Feb. 11 at 3:37 p.m. - SPD needs your help in locating a missing juvenile girl who is possibly in need of her medication. She was last seen early Thursday morning.

SPD Arrests Three Subjects For Gonzaga University Area Burglaries

Feb. 10 at 3:06 p.m. - The Patrol Anti-Crime Team has arrested three subjects for nine of the eleven Gonzaga University area burglaries during their winter break.

SPD Arrest Suspect After He Flees From a Routine Traffic Stop

Feb. 9 at 11:08 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect after he flees from a routine traffic stop – leaving a trail of drugs and a gun.

SPD Investigating a Crime of Malicious Harassment

Feb. 8 at 3:37 p.m. - SPD makes an arrest in the vandalism of Temple Beth Shalom in south Spokane, suspect is charged with a hate crime.

Stabbing in Garland District results in life-threatening injuries

Feb. 5 at 10:12 p.m. - An adult male victim suffered multiple stab wounds after an argument, and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Feb. 4 at 1:47 p.m. - Ronald Kovach has been located and is safe!

Juvenile Shooting Suspect Arrested

Feb. 3 at 3:28 p.m. - SPD arrested a juvenile shooting suspect after surveillance video contradicted his statement claiming he had been the victim.

Three SPD Officers Sent To Hospital for Suspected Fentanyl Exposure

Feb. 3 at 3:23 p.m. - A suspected Fentanyl exposure sends three Spokane Police Officers to the hospital for treatment.


Assistance sought locating missing 11-year-old

Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. - Andreus Thorson was last seen in the area of 1200 W Westview Ct in Northeast Spokane on 01-29-21 around 7:30PM.

Stolen Handgun

Jan. 29 at 5:13 p.m. - SPD arrests a vehicle prowling suspect for stealing a firearm from a vehicle, after SPD recovers surveillance footage of him breaking into the car.

SPD Officers Test E-Bikes

Jan. 29 at 11:37 a.m. - Spokane Police Officers test E-bikes while patrolling downtown Spokane.

SPD makes arrest after thief leaves mail in recovered stolen vehicle.

Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. - On January 25th, 2021 around 2:00PM SPD was dispatched to the 2300 block of E. Rich Ave. in reference to the recovery of stolen property.

A Message from the Spokane Police Chief

Jan. 19 at 7:57 a.m. - A message from City of Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl regarding the upcoming inauguration and potential unrest

Burglary Arrest

Jan. 19 at 7:55 a.m. - Officers investigated an attempted residential burglary in north Spokane on Sunday and eventually arrested and booked two suspects into jail.

K-9 Incidents

Jan. 19 at 7:53 a.m. - Officers utilize their K-9’s, two nights in a row to end potentially dangerous situations, highlighting the importance of a well trained K-9 program.

Porch Pirate Arrest

Jan. 15 at 10:46 a.m. - Two porch pirates were arrested on Thursday evening after taking a couple packages off of porches and stealing the contents inside.

SPD Cold Case on National TV Program

Jan. 14 at 5:04 p.m. - SPD cold case to be highlighted on national program this weekend

Fatal Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Collision

Jan. 11 at 4:20 p.m. - Fatal vehicle vs pedestrian collision in northeast Spokane

SPD Investigating Numerous Burglaries near Gonzaga University's Campus

Jan. 7 at 1:13 p.m. - Several off-campus student residences were broken into and property stolen while they were gone on winter break.

SPD Arrests Suspect for Two Robberies in Downtown Spokane

Jan. 7 at 1:09 p.m. - Patrol officers investigate 2 robberies in downtown Spokane. Officers locate and arrest the 18-year-old suspect about 15 minutes after the incidents.

SIIR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 6 at 10:29 a.m. - The Spokane Independent Investigative Response (SIIR) Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting in north Spokane.

Woman Watches Suspect Ransack Home Through Ring Camera

Jan. 5 at 4:11 p.m. - Burglary victim who watched her home being ransacked via Ring camera calls police and helps identify suspect leading to his arrest.

Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested

Jan. 5 at 4:08 p.m. - A Domestic Violence subject was arrested for felony assault after attacking his girlfriend with an axe. The victim sustained serious injuries.

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Cpl. Nick Briggs