Stories tagged: public safety
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Firefighting drones to assist Spokane police on investigations of fatal car crashes
The fire department’s fleet of unmanned fliers may now take aerial images of wrecks, which will eliminate the need to send investigators up in engine ladders to survey a scene.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Community saddened after body of kidnapped Cheney man found near Four Lakes
Cheney police report that the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team found the body of kidnapped marijuana store employee Cameron Smith off state Route 904 near Four Lakes …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Police respond to juvenile’s threat to bring weapon to Pinehurst Elementary
Kellogg Police were notified Thursday of a threat by a juvenile to bring a weapon to school.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Worker at Athol lumber mill dies in industrial accident
A worker at a lumber mill in Athol died early this morning in an industrial accident.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Firefighters investigating suspicious house fire on Spokane’s South Hill
Firefighters are investigating a “suspicious” fire that damaged a vacant home on Spokane’s South Hill Wednesday night.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Over $300,000 in damages estimated to South Hill home destroyed in early-morning house fire
A vacant home was heavily damaged in an early-morning house fire on Spokane’s South Hill.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Two Priest River boys shot at while fishing; one wounded in leg
Two Priest River teens were shot at while fishing near Priest River Tuesday and one was wounded in the leg as they fled the area, according to the Bonner County …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Deputy previously hailed as a life-saver now under investigation for criminal misconduct
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave while investigators try to determine if he was guilty of assault “or other criminal misconduct” during a recent call.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Citizens help Spokane County deputy chase down suspect
Several citizens helped a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy chase down a suspect Sunday, including one who offered the deputy a ride during an extended foot chase.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Grease fire destroyed mobile home near Indian Canyon
Kay Workman started Tuesday morning like he always does. He woke up, shuffled his way into the kitchen and started making breakfast. Except this morning, in the middle of cooking …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Cheney marijuana store kidnapping victim’s SUV located in Airway Heights; suspects identified by police
Police have identified two of the three suspects wanted in connection with a Sunday kidnapping at a marijuana store in Cheney, and police located the SUV owned by the kidnapping …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 7:28 p.m.
South Hill car crash leaves one injured
At least one person was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Spokane’s South Hill Monday morning.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Spokane police wearing commemorative badges to honor 9/11 responders
Officers and supervisors bought the badges with their own money, a portion of which went to the nonprofit Behind the Badge, which provides assistance to the family members of officers …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Polish metal band Decapitated accused of gang-raping Spokane woman after concert
A woman said she was gang-raped by all four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated in the bathroom of their tour bus after an Aug. 31 concert in …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Employee of Cheney marijuana shop remains missing after kidnapping Sunday afternoon
An employee of a Cheney marijuana shop remained missing Monday, a day after he was abducted at work.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
Man arrested for starting small brush fire with fireworks in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood
A man was arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with a fire started in a field near Second Avenue and South Pittsburg Street in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Two men arrested for assaulting, stealing person’s prosthetic leg on Spokane’s South Hill
Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon for assaulting and robbing a person on Spokane’s South Hill, including stealing the victim’s prosthetic leg.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Members of heavy metal band Decapitated arrested for suspected kidnapping in Spokane
All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated were arrested in Santa Ana, California, early Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping a woman after their concert in Spokane on …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
Crews battle fire in vacant church near Adams and Broadway
Fire crews responded to a brush fire that spread to at least one building Friday night.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
Man dies in fall from Sacred Heart’s rooftop helicopter pad
A man died Friday afternoon when he fell from the rooftop helicopter pad at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Woman dies in motorcycle crash after leaving bar
A woman riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle died after colliding head on with a car in Spokane Valley, Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
300 pound statue stolen from vacant building
Spokane police are looking for a 7-foot-tall 300 pound wooden statue of a Native American man that was stolen from the old McKinley High School last week.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Police officer’s ankle broken in three places during fight with suspect
Lt. Rex Olson, a 44-year veteran of the Spokane Police Department, had his ankle broken in three places during a scuffle with a suspect Tuesday.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Home invasion leaves Deer Park man badly beaten
A man was brutally beaten in his living room Tuesday after a group of four men forced their way into his house.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Man who died in motorcycle crash while fleeing from the Idaho State Police identified as Spokane man
The man who died in a motorcycle crash while fleeing from an Idaho State Patrol trooper Tuesday has been identified as 46-year-old Blaze E. Smith of Spokane.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Man facing felony charges after hitting four parked cars in hotel outside of Airway Heights
A man is facing a felony charge of malicious mischief after slamming his van into several parked cars at a hotel just outside of Airway Heights.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Spokane police seize several guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, from drive-by shooting suspect
Spokane Police officers seized several guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition from a truck belonging to a drive-by shooting suspect.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Citizen helps police capture drive-by shooting suspect
A citizen helped police capture a suspected drive-by shooter Tuesday afternoon by taking a picture of the vehicle the suspect was driving.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Police lieutenant breaks leg in scuffle with suspect
A Spokane police lieutenant broke his leg in a scuffle with a suspect in North Spokane Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
U.S. Marshals seeking public’s help in locating armed felon in Republic
The U.S. Marshals Office is seeking the public’s help in locating an armed felon last seen in Republic, Washington.