Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
Man charged with abandoning young girl in car near Gonzaga
Spokane police say a young girl was left alone in a car with the windows rolled down for hours Friday night and into Saturday morning, as temperatures dropped to 39 …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Woman seriously injured in crash with Spokane police car
An SUV struck a Spokane police car early Sunday, seriously injuring a passenger in the SUV. The police officer was heading north of Ruby Street responding to a report of …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Police officers who wounded knife-wielding man identified
The Spokane Police Department has identified the officers who shot and wounded a man armed with a knife who was reportedly threatening himself and others near Fairview Avenue and Perry …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Envelope with suspicious substance triggered Spokane County Courthouse evacuation
The Spokane County Courthouse annex was evacuated just before noon Friday due to a suspicious substance found in an envelope.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Man shot by police after stabbing himself, threatening others in northeast Spokane is identified
The man who
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Man rescued from tree in Spokane River at Kendall Yards
A man was rescued from a tree on the edge of the Spokane River in Kendall Yards Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Man arrested after attempting to shoot at officers ‘at least four times’ with a handgun
A man who was forcing his girlfriend to drive her car at gunpoint attempted to shoot at police in north Spokane early Sunday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Man who stabbed himself and reportedly threatened others shot by police in north Spokane
Police shot a man who was stabbing himself and reportedly threatening others Sunday evening in northeast Spokane.
Mon., May 8, 2017, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Police chief cracks down on backroom gambling
“This gambling has got to stop.” Those were the words of Spokane police Chief William Weir, who was “waging war on gambling.” He said gambling was widespread in the city’s …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Lt. Tracie Meidl promoted to lead Spokane’s south precinct following brief stint in IA
Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl confirmed command staff changes that promote Lt. Tracie Meidl, his wife, to head the city’s south precinct later this summer. Craig Meidl was not involved …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Racial slurs scrawled on walls at Salish School of Spokane
Vandals broke into one of the buildings at the Salish School of Spokane on North Maple Street overnight Thursday and scrawled racial slurs on the walls.
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
Police report attempted child luring on South Hill
An attempted child luring was reported on the lower South Hill Friday morning, according to the Spokane Police Department.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Jurors hear testimony in fatal 2015 shooting case
Jurors heard testimony Wednesday that a bullet to the back killed 45-year-old William Poindexter on July 2015 in the East Central neighborhood.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Hit-and-run suspect ‘knew there was human skin on her vehicle,’ court records say
The suspect in a hit-and-run crash that severed a motorcyclist’s leg told an acquaintance that “she knew there was human skin on her vehicle,” according to court documents filed this …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
The deaths of two Spokane women touch three mothers, who ask why a primary suspect hasn’t been charged
Three Spokane-area mothers are haunted by missing person reports, cause-of-death rulings and unsolved crimes. They are three mothers bonded by pain.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Naked man arrested in women’s bathroom on Spokane Community College campus
Police arrested a man Wednesday after a women reported finding him naked in a stall in a women’s bathroom on the Spokane Community College campus.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Woman claims self-defense in South Hill face stabbing
Court documents identify the woman accused of stabbing a neighbor in the face Saturday evening on Spokane’s South Hill. Rebekah M. Forsman, 35, faces a first-degree assault charge in connection …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Prosecutor rules Spokane police officer justified in deadly January shooting
The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has decided not to file criminal charges against the officer who shot and killed Dexter Dumarce early this year.
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Spokane police officer who shot machete-wielding man outside downtown bar cleared of wrongdoing
Charlston Harper says he doesn’t remember much from the night, almost a year ago, when a Spokane police officer shot him with a rifle outside a downtown bar.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Man who confessed to slapping women’s backsides appears in court
A man suspected of smacking numerous women on their backsides as they walked and jogged on the Centennial Trail and in downtown Spokane had his bond set at $11,000 during …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Spokane seeks ‘revenge porn’ bill mirroring Washington law
The Spokane Police Department has seen a handful of “revenge porn” cases in the past month, prompting a push to make sharing explicit images without consent a crime in the …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Police seize 36 guns, ammunition from felon described as ‘prepper’
Spokane police seized 36 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition from the home of a convicted felon who was involved in a shootout with Las Vegas police in 2013.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Police searching for man accused of exposing himself to children for nearly two years
Police believe they have identified the man suspected of driving around the Spokane area exposing himself to children for nearly two years.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Condon pushes City Council to pass oversight ordinance before police union talks
Mayor David Condon said he’s received legal guidance that negotiations with the Spokane Police Guild should not begin until after a new ordinance on police oversight is approved or discarded, …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
City Council asks Mayor Condon to cap overtime, enhance civilian oversight in negotiations with Spokane Police Guild
In a letter to Mayor David Condon agreed to Monday night, the Spokane City Council requested negotiations with the police union include caps on overtime hours and a more defined …
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Spokane police seize another gun, more drugs and a wooden baton
Spokane police officers chased and arrested a 22-year-old man on Sunday, seizing a handgun, brass knuckles and a wooden baton in the process, the department said.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:09 a.m.
Spokane police move away from assigning investigators exclusively to fraud cases
Fraud cases are now being assigned at the precinct level, rather than to a dedicated fraud unit of detectives, in the Spokane Police Department, a gradual shift that began five …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Spokane police seize large amount of drugs, guns in several East Central busts during the weekend
The Spokane Police department seized a significant amount of guns and drugs in four separate incidents over the weekend, including arresting one man with three military-style rifles in his possession.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
New tax on sodas could be Spokane City Council’s answer to police staffing woes
Mayor David Condon said the city has recruited 29 new police officers over the past several years in response to a cultural audit that found many Spokane police personnel felt …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Police need help identifying woman who jumped in the Spokane River
Police are looking for help identifying the woman who jumped to her death off a pedestrian bridge over the Spokane River in Riverfront Park on Monday.