Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
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.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Culture audit: Spokane Police say they need more officers, stable leadership
Participants in a culture audit conducted by researchers at Gonzaga University say the Spokane Police Department needs additional resources and a steady hand at the wheel to operate efficiently. The …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Arrest made in 2015 rape in parking lot of downtown Spokane bar
A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in the parking lot of a downtown Spokane bar in 2015.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Convicted felons arrested after police find stolen guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition in motel room
Police arrested two convicted felons after finding six stolen guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition in a downtown Spokane motel room.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Phone found on Holmes Elementary playground contained child pornography
Police are investigating a phone filled with child pornography found on the playground at Holmes Elementary School in north Spokane last month.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Suspicious packages near Browne Street and Second Avenue contained bongs and marijuana
Two cases full of marijuana and drug paraphernalia shut down busy streets in downtown Spokane for three hours Wednesday afternoon while the bomb squad investigated.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Police searching for suspect in armed robbery near Walmart on Colton Street
Spokane Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a delivery driver near the Walmart Supercenter at 9212 N. Colton St. Saturday night.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Spokane leaders urge voters to extend sales tax funding 911 service
First responders and elected leaders in Spokane are urging voters to approve in April the extension of a sales tax they say will keep the emergency communication system from falling …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Spokane creates new vehicle trespass law designed to curb auto theft
The misdemeanor will net jail time and fines for offenders, while the Washington State Supreme Court is scheduled to weigh in later this spring whether the state’s trespassing law includes …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Spokane Transit Authority bus driver assaulted by passenger
A Spokane Transit Authority driver was assaulted Friday morning as he was teaching a new driver the ropes in north Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
SWAT team called for barricaded assault suspect on Spokane’s South Hill
Spokane Police brought in the SWAT team Friday morning to deal with an assault suspect who appeared to have barricaded himself inside a home in the 1200 block of West …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
Use of SWAT team increasing in Spokane
Local law enforcement agencies are deploying SWAT teams more often than they used to – a practice they say protects officers and citizens alike. The trend was highlighted this week …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Spokane considers new misdemeanor penalty to combat car theft
Under a new law, entering or staying in a car that isn’t yours would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine. The …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Former Spokane Police Guild president accused of telling officer about rape investigation suspended for month
The former Spokane Police Guild president accused of sharing confidential information about a rape investigation involving a fellow officer will be suspended for a four weeks without pay.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Underage party and alleged rape happened in home owned by Spokane Police detective
The home where an alleged rape occurred during an underage drinking party last month is owned by a Spokane Police Department detective.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Police investigating suspicious death of man found half naked in his home
Police are investigating the death of a man who was found Wednesday partially mummified and half naked with a suspicious wound under one armpit.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Spokane police looking for man accused of flashing Logan Elementary School students
Spokane police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to Logan Elementary School students Monday afternoon.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Man tells police the clothes he’s wearing aren’t his
A man tracked down by a police dog after an armed robbery Thursday evening gave the “these aren’t my clothes” defense to the officers who found him.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Missing woman has been found
Police are asking for help searching for a missing woman who failed to show up for work Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Man apprehended by K-9 Laslo after dropping gun in police chase in East Central Spokane
A man driving a stolen Jeep hauling a stolen trailer led police on a chase early this morning, ending near Liberty Park where he was apprehended by a corporal’s K9, …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Man jumps in Spokane River while fleeing police, Gonzaga University security
A man was fished out of the Spokane River on the Gonzaga University campus Wednesday night after he jumped in during an attempt to flee police.
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Pedestrian killed on Division Street identified
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the pedestrian killed by a pickup truck Saturday as Craig K. Rust, 60. Rust was attempting to cross Division Street at Euclid …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Yes, cops can bring guns into the Spokane Arena
Law enforcement officers may bring their guns into the Spokane Arena, and soon they’ll have waivers to prove it.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Pedestrian dies after he was hit while crossing Division Street
A man attempting to cross Division Street at Euclid Avenue was struck by a pickup Saturday evening and later died of his injuries.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Police gave officer desk duty for year after argument with suspect. He claims he had a bad back.
Spokane police Officer Chris McMurtrey, who was removed from patrol duties after he had a profanity-laced confrontation with a suspect, claimed shortly after that on a Go Fund Me page …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Naked man tackles female student on Centennial Trail
A naked man tackled a student as she was running on the Centennial Trail near the Jundt Art Center on the Gonzaga University campus around 11:30 a.m. Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Man found dead outside Carlyle Care Center
A man was found dead on the sidewalk outside the Carlyle Care Center at 206 S. Post St. Thursday evening.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Chief Meidl says police department will review internal affairs cases after ombudsman complaint
Bart Logue, the city’s police ombudsman, said he was not given access to nearly a dozen Internal Affairs investigations that he participated in last year for certification. At Logue’s request, …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Spokane patrol officer benched following combative, profanity-laced tirade caught on camera
A Spokane Police officer has been on desk duty for a year after body camera footage showed an “atrocious” encounter with a suspect in the back seat of his car, …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Repeat offender arrested for three attempted carjackings in downtown Spokane
Police arrested a four-time convicted felon Friday morning after he reportedly attempted to carjack three cars in downtown Spokane.