Stories tagged: public safety
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
A boom truck became tangled in power lines on East Broadway Avenue Thursday afternoon, leading to hundreds of power outages in northeast Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:59 p.m.
A man with a criminal history is being investigated in connection to a half dozen rapes and sexual assaults in the Spokane area, at least four of them dating back …
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 1:24 p.m.
If history of crime is any indication, there were worse times to be a resident of Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 8:32 p.m.
A man who allegedly stabbed himself after a SWAT standoff in a downtown motel on Monday appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 10:03 p.m.
A four-hour police standoff at a downtown Spokane motel ended Monday evening when the suspect emerged onto a second-floor balcony while repeatedly stabbing himself with a knife. SWAT officers fired …
Sun., April 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Arizona man says he’s trapped in Coeur d’Alene fighting an illegal search that landed him in prison for marijuana trafficking
Wylie Hunter was stopped with a drug smuggling partner outside of Coeur d’Alene with 75 pounds of marijuana in his trunk. Now out on parole, Hunter is bringing a legal …
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
A man was arrested Friday morning under suspicion of cutting another man’s throat while on a Spokane Transit Authority bus in Spokane Valley.
Fri., April 12, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
A northern Spokane County home on private property was partially destroyed in a small land slide this week.
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:45 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies would like some help nabbing an Apple thief.
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:52 p.m.
Man accused of breaking into elderly woman’s north Spokane home by shattering window and sitting with her
An elderly woman told Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies she sat fearfully in her living room for about an hour early Thursday morning after a man broke into her home to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Firefighters respond to ‘suspicious package’ call at county courthouse. Turns out to be envelope filled with medication.
A report of a suspicious package at the Spokane County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon led to a large response from city firefighters.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
A man was shot with what police are describing as a rubber projectile after a fight broke out at a lower South Hill apartment complex early Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
A necropsy showed the dog’s cause of death was starvation and dehydration “attributable to abandonment in her crate.”
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:15 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say a man with active arrest warrants repeatedly stabbed himself in the chest with a large knife to escape from going back to jail.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 7:42 p.m.
A Spokane Valley small business was destroyed Friday morning after a fire tore through an attic, displacing two families who lived in basement apartments.
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
All lanes of I-90 near Lookout Pass reopened after semi truck crash blocked westbound traffic for several hours
All lanes of Interstate 90 are reopened after a semi truck crash blocked westbound traffic for about three hours.
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:53 p.m.
Victor Hudak, the longtime co-owner of Pullman’s only musical instrument store, faces several accusations of groping or staring inappropriately at young girls while they shopped.
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
North Idaho man recovering in hospital after reportedly being shot in the face during domestic dispute
A north Idaho man is recovering in the hospital after Shoshone County Sheriff’s deputies say he was shot in the face during a domestic violence incident.
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
A 51-year-old was arrested Tuesday under suspicion of firing a rifle into a the air at a north Spokane County mobile home park.
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, driving with his lights and siren on, was hit by an SUV at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Farwell Road on Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:49 p.m.
Nearly four dozen cats “living in decrepit conditions” were seized Monday afternoon by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service workers from a home in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:28 p.m.
Police and fire personnel spent several hours Monday evening unsuccessfully searching for people who reportedly jumped into the Spokane River after a large fight broke out near Minnehaha Park.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
The Washington State Patrol reported Jessica H. Fisk, 21, was driving north on U.S. Highway 395 and failed to stop at a red light just before 11 a.m., crashing her …
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
A Hayden Meadows Elementary School teacher accused of molesting three children in the early 2000s appeared in court Monday afternoon on two felony charges of lewd conduct and one of …
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Cheney police officers won’t face charges in death of man who investigators say was attempting suicide-by-cop
Spokane County prosecutors have elected not to file criminal charges against three Cheney police officers who shot and killed a man late last year during an alleged suicide by cop.
UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is investigating a report of a human bone discovered by a hiker at Tubbs Hill.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Spokane police said Tuesday detectives are searching for four suspects in a robbery attempt in Browne’s Addition.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 5:47 p.m.
Four teenagers and a 20-year-old man were arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly rioting in downtown Spokane and assaulting two people with a skateboard and brass knuckles.
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10 p.m.
Firefighters responded about 2 a.m. to the Mt. Vernon Terrace apartments, 3106 S. Mt. Vernon St., after neighbors reported hearing the sound of smoke alarms, according to a news release.
Sun., March 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Downtown cameras, security measures would be pushed under new plan considered by Spokane City Council
The panel is being asked to give its OK to a program that would encourage downtown businesses to put up more lighting and cameras to combat crime by giving them …