Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
Fri., March 14, 2014, 11:29 a.m.
Federal drug ring suspects implicated in downtown shooting
One of 39 suspects indicted on federal charges of manufacturing and distributing drugs Thursday has been formally charged in a February 2013 shooting at a downtown music club. Stafone Fuentes, …
Fri., March 14, 2014
Spokane police sergeant had sex while on duty, investigation reveals
In what he repeatedly called an “abominable” act, former Spokane police Sgt. Chet Gilmore told investigators he had sex with a married woman while on duty months before he resigned …
Thu., March 13, 2014, 10:11 a.m.
Spokane Police sergeant resigned after having sex while on duty, report says
Spokane Police Sgt. Chet Gilmore had sex while on duty with a woman he met at church, according to police internal affairs investigation records.
UPDATED: Wed., March 12, 2014, 4:44 p.m.
Police impound vehicle of interest in fatal hit-and-run
A gold GMC Yukon has been identified by police as possibly the vehicle that struck Don Foster, 55, in a fatal hit-and-run accident in the Chief Garry neighborhood last month.
Mon., March 10, 2014, 12:49 p.m.
Spokane Police searching for bank robber
Spokane Police are looking for a man they say walked into a Banner Bank branch at a north Spokane grocery store and handed a teller a note demanding money. A …
Sun., March 9, 2014
No charges filed yet in January assault by Steam Plant
Prosecutors have not yet filed charges in the January assault of a man leaving a downtown restaurant with his wife who said they were attacked by a group of teenagers. …
Sun., March 9, 2014
Spokane police Chief Frank Straub gets candid about cameras
Law enforcement in Spokane County is about to enter a new era in which almost all interactions between officers and citizens will be recorded. It’s an era sparked in Spokane …
UPDATED: Thu., March 6, 2014, 5:28 p.m.
SWAT team serves search warrant in West Central
A SWAT team aided in the execution of a search warrant in the West Central neighborhood Thursday afternoon tied to a kidnapping investigation, the Spokane Police Department said.
Thu., March 6, 2014
Oil dealings prompt investigation of N.D. tribal chairman
A former federal prosecutor has been hired to investigate the dealings of a tribal chairman thought to have been the target of a North Dakota oil speculator with ties to …
Wed., March 5, 2014, 12:56 p.m.
Oil dealings prompt investigation of N.D. tribal chairman
A former U.S. attorney will lead an investigation into the dealings of a tribal chairman thought to have been the target of a North Dakota oil speculator with ties to …
Wed., March 5, 2014
Stolen car stop leads to arrest
A 51-year-old man who pleaded guilty to stealing scrap metal from the Lower Monumental Dam in south-central Washington last year was arrested in Spokane last week towing a stolen vehicle. …
Tue., March 4, 2014, 11:31 a.m.
Sex offender who told police he was doing ‘Lord’s work’ arrested again
William “Billy” Ogan, a 23-time convicted felon and self-proclaimed purveyor of the Lord’s work, was arrested on a felony indecent exposure charge Monday night after allegedly showing his genitalia to …
Tue., March 4, 2014
Red-light money left alone
Money from red-light camera tickets still must be used only on traffic safety projects. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted 4-1 to reject a proposal that would have removed …
Mon., March 3, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
Spokane police sergeant resigns before internal investigation finished
Spokane police Sgt. Chet Gilmore resigned Monday, suspending an internal investigation into unspecified activities, according to a police news release.
Mon., March 3, 2014, 2:09 p.m.
Police: Phone robber strikes again
Less than four months after pleading guilty to robbing a man of his cellphone at gunpoint, Emmanuel Phillips was booked into jail after a similar incident, according to court records.
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014, 10:52 a.m.
Spokane Police asking for help identifying robbers
A man and a woman captured on surveillance video threatened to shoot and stab witnesses when confronted after a suspected shoplifting at a Spokane Fred Meyer store on Saturday, police …
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014
Spokane Police Guild members overwhelmingly approve contract
Members of the Spokane Police Guild voted overwhelmingly Friday to accept a five-year labor contract that includes new provisions for investigations by the police ombudsman. The contract, already approved by …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014, 9:43 p.m.
Spokane Police Guild votes to approve new contract
Members of the Spokane Police Guild voted overwhelmingly Friday to accept a five-year labor contract that includes new provisions for investigations by the police ombudsman.
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
City won’t settle suit with Spokane police officer fired after driving drunk
Two years after the Spokane City Council said “hell no” to a deal offering a job and back pay to fired police Sgt. Brad Thoma, the city is headed for …
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014, 12:27 p.m.
Police: Shooting suspect leaves jail, assaults store clerk
Jayme Rodgers, 22, was free for less than a week on a drive-by shooting charge before he was re-arrested after allegedly assaulting a convenience store clerk Friday.
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
Copper thieves hit health center, construction site, businesses
It’s not the amount of copper taken in a theft at the NATIVE Project building last week or the loss of one of the building’s heat sources that have Executive …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2014, 3:18 p.m.
Police: Copper thieves strike construction site, community center
Spokane Police are investigating a string of copper and electronics thefts during the past week, according to a news release. Thieves struck the Target store construction site on the South …
Mon., Feb. 17, 2014, 1:02 p.m.
Police: Music may have led to weekend shooting
A man shot in the Garland neighborhood Saturday afternoon may have been targeted due to loud noise coming from his home earlier in the day, according to investigators.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
Spokane Police looking for espresso stand robber
Spokane police are looking for a man they say robbed a Garland neighborhood espresso stand, possibly armed, early Monday morning.
Sun., Feb. 16, 2014
New Spokane police cars handle test runs with quiet ease
Gone are the days of putting on studded tires and chains to get around icy, snowy streets for Spokane police Lt. Tom Hendren. He’s driving one of the new cruisers …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Judge throws out most of Gerlach’s statements to police in car thief shooting
Much of what Gail Gerlach told police after he shot and killed a fleeing car thief can’t be used against him at trial, a judge ruled Friday. Gerlach, 57, faces …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014, 9:28 p.m.
Some Gerlach statements thrown out in car thief shooting trial
Much of what Gail Gerlach told police after he shot and killed a fleeing car thief can’t be used against him at trial, a judge ruled Friday.
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Ombudsman rule imperfect but promising
Spokane’s new path on police oversight has been greeted by some reform proponents as a horror, a travesty, a failure. Even supporters have been lukewarm about it: Best we can …
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014
Spokane officer retired following false police report
A Spokane police officer with a troubled work history was forced into retirement this month after he filed a false police report. Officer Barry O’Connell, who has been suspended three …
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014
Drugs, weapons seized after two drug busts
Heroin, marijuana, cocaine, cash, weapons and a luxury car were seized in busts of two area drug-distribution rings late last week, landing four men behind bars, according to police. Spokane …