Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Man stabbed in downtown Spokane
A man was stabbed during a fight at Howard Street and Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Judge rules that Spokane police sergeant accused of rape violated release conditions
Days before a mistrial was declared in the rape trial of former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis, prosecutors in the case asked that Ennis be put in jail for violating …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Spokane police, prosecutors gain ability to charge low-level sex crimes in municipal court
The department and city’s legal team said adding a fourth-degree assault charge, along with the ability to argue sexual motivation for city-level crimes, will enhance their ability to track and …
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Former Spokane police officer faces rape trial Monday
Jury selection for the rape trial of former Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis is expected to start Monday as attorneys call in an extra-large pool of 120 potential jurors.
Tue., June 6, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. D-Day, June 7, 1944
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Spokane police investigating body found behind North Division Street liquor store
Spokane police are investigating the body of a transient man found behind a liquor store Monday morning.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Police find AK-47 loaded with 63 rounds of ammunition in car of man arrested Thursday
Police discovered an AK-47 assault rifle in the car of man arrested Thursday after a short chase just to the east of downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Police chase nets man who brandished assault rifle near downtown Spokane
A man who brandished an assault rifle outside the Union Gospel Mission Thursday afternoon was arrested after a brief chase with police.
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Suspected arson along Fish Lake Trail prompts evacuations
Several small fires along the Fish Lake Trail Sunday afternoon led to evacuations of residents in the area.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Man arrested after locking himself inside train locomotive, blowing whistle
Police arrested a man early Saturday who locked himself inside a running locomotive and blew the whistle repeatedly as he refused to come out.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
Spokane man suspected of multiple stalking incidents arrested after standoff with police
A wanted man was arrested in north Spokane Wednesday evening after a brief standoff with police.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Spokane City Council shoots down speculation on ‘soda tax’ to pay for police
In a letter sent to restaurants and other small business organizations Monday, the Spokane City Council said there is no tax on sugary drinks proposal before them right now, and …
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
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.