Stories tagged: public safety
Wed., June 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane police are called much more often to the STA Plaza and other public locations downtown than the library. But a social media conversation started by mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward …
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:17 p.m.
A woman from Spokane was killed Monday afternoon when a car she was in rolled down a steep embankment north of Newport in Pend Oreille County.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Man accused of breaking into Glover Middle School on Wednesday has history of vandalizing local schools
A man was arrested early Wednesday after police say he broke into Glover Middle School and began rifling through students’ desks.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:51 p.m.
Spokane police say a woman could only watch as a pair of alleged thieves drove away in her car early Wednesday morning after feigning a need for help.
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
Investigators are seeking to arrest Wahid Kashify, an Afghan immigrant suspected of killing his wife and hiding her body in a freezer last month. He has fled the country.
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 10:26 p.m.
A man accused of killing his mother with a knife was arrested Monday afternoon by Okanogan County sheriff’s deputies.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Arezu Kashify loved many things – cooking, carnival games, roller coasters, lounging by a lake with her friends and family. But perhaps more than anything, she loved to learn.
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 6:37 p.m.
A second suspect in the 2015 disappearance and killing of Bret Snow was found guilty Monday afternoon.
Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:20 p.m.
Gunman could have been arrested rather than ticketed before killing neighbor in Bigelow Gulch incident
Hours before he shot and killed a 29-year-old father of two, 61-year-old Dave Cholewinski pointed the same weapon at a group of people during a heated argument.
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:16 p.m.
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives on Tuesday found the body believed to be that of 24-year-old Arezu Kashify hidden beneath the false bottom of a chest freezer inside the apartment she …
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
A 38-year-old man is in critical condition after Spokane police say he was stabbed multiple times after getting into an argument with a homeowner while he waited for a tow …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 9:02 p.m.
It was time for 82-year-old Ed Stretch to take his annual to the Centennial Trail to polish his father Pat Stretch’s bronze medallion tucked away on the side of the …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
Investigators found the body believed to be a missing Afghan woman after searching an apartment she shared with her husband and children. He left the country on a one-way plane …
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after colliding with a dump truck northwest of Kettle Falls.
Mon., June 3, 2019, 8:52 p.m.
A motorcycle rider died Sunday night when he collided with a vehicle in north Spokane, according to police.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Spokane firefighters extinguished a small house fire Monday on the South Hill.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
A body pulled from the Spokane River over the weekend near Division Street is that of Richard G. Coffee, a 56-year-old man reported missing in May, the Spokane County Medical …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 2:16 p.m.
The car of an Afghan immigrant reported missing Saturday was discovered at the Spokane International Airport over the weekend – the same airport where her husband hopped on a plane …
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:30 p.m.
Fund for family of victim in last week’s fatal shooting near Orchard Prairie raises more than $29,000
Benjamin Grosser, a 29-year-old father of two, was shot and killed by his neighbor David Cholewinski, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.
UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
Spokane police say they found drugs, a stolen gun and counterfeit money inside a stolen truck after the owner reported he spotted the vehicle on Division Street.
Sat., June 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
Members of the Spokane City Council will not sign a nondisclosure agreement requested by the Spokane Police Guild before they review footage of an arrest in February that the agency’s …
UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:26 p.m.
A shooting near Orchard Prairie that left one man dead and another in critical condition was an attempted murder-suicide, deputies said Friday.
Fri., May 31, 2019, 1:54 p.m.
A man is facing accusations that he raped a woman as she slept outside near the parking lot of a Division Street strip mall.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 9:04 p.m.
A man is in custody after leading area law enforcement on a high-speed chase that snaked west from Spokane Valley to north Spokane, ending in a short foot pursuit.
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
A former administrator at a Spokane Public Schools elementary school is under investigation for allegedly sending and receiving nude photos from a Craigslist user who identified themselves as a 15-year-old …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
A 56-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were hospitalized Tuesday morning after the teen failed to yield at a highway intersection near Cusick in Pend Oreille County.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
After five girls walked away from recess at Ponderosa Elementary School, three were quickly found, but two girls, age 11 and 12, went missing for hours while a helicopter searched …
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
A young woman whose body was pulled from the Spokane River downtown early Tuesday morning was reported missing earlier this week by friends and family.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Spokane woman who survived stabbing by husband thanks emergency personnel, ADT security workers who responded to attack
One month to the day after Melissa Robertson’s husband, Justin Robertson, stabbed her multiple times before abducting their 5-year-old son, and later killed himself by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, she …
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 9:24 p.m.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified a man who died while bicycling in the Mica Peak Conservation Area Sunday.