Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
Tue., July 26, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Man arrested for threatening to shoot up Apple Store
A 71-year-old man was arrested Sunday after witnesses said he threatened to come back with an AK-47 and shoot everyone in the downtown Spokane Apple Store.
Mon., July 25, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
Spokane City Council president calls for additional police chief candidates to be interviewed
Mayor David Condon is still weighing his options in naming Spokane’s next police chief, but City Council President Ben Stuckart wants a larger pool to pick from.
Sat., July 23, 2016
H.W. Braham: Questions for police chief candidates
I was asked to provide questions to the interview committee and submitted the items listed below.
Fri., July 22, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Police ombudsman, union set to negotiate access to body camera footage
Bart Logue, Spokane’s interim police ombudsman, wants his assistant to be able to access body camera footage captured by officers in the field. But the union representing officers argue the …
Fri., July 22, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Police stage sting after finding cache of bootleg liquor
Police raided a room in the Spokane Hotel and hit the jackpot.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Panelists say police chief candidates qualified
The community leaders who discussed their interviews of police chief candidates Robert Lehner and Dominic Rizzi Jr. said the two appeared qualified to lead the department. Most cited some concern …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 8:35 p.m.
Spokane Police chief finalists address transparency, use of force at community forum
Robert Lehner and Dominic Rizzi Jr. ended a day of interviews with community members at a public forum in the West Central neighborhood Wednesday night. Audience members said they appreciated …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 7:39 p.m.
Woman arrested after serious injury crash in north Spokane
A woman was arrested on several felony charges after she reportedly caused a crash that seriously injured two people Wednesday afternoon.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 7:36 p.m.
Robert Lehner: California chief drew kudos for handling of hate-crime killings
Robert Lehner, 61, worked his way through the ranks of the Tucson Police Department before stints as chief in Eugene, Oregon, and Elk Grove, California.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Dominic Rizzi: Ex-Chicago cop, current Yakima chief says he wouldn’t change marijuana enforcement
Yakima police Chief Dominic Rizzi says he has no plans to interfere with marijuana businesses in Spokane. Rizzi, one of two finalists vying to run the Spokane Police Department, has …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
Seattle police candidate drops out of running to be next Spokane Police chief
On of the three finalists to be the next Spokane police chief is no longer interested in the job. James Dermody, a captain in the Seattle Police Department, is no …
Tue., July 19, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Man armed with ax accused of stealing dog from fenced yard
A man armed with an axe allegedly tried to steal a dog from a fenced yard in West Central Spokane Monday afternoon.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
Spokane police officials elevated to temporary command structure
The Spokane Police Department received a new, but possibly temporary, command structure this month as it waits for the selection of new police chief.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
Man breaks into home while family sleeps, makes himself coffee
A Spokane family woke up Thursday morning to find a stranger sleeping on their living room couch despite their securely locked doors.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Spokane police chief finalists down to three men
Three men were named Thursday as finalists to be the next Spokane police chief. They are:
Wed., July 13, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Police arrest driver in connection to Saturday hit-and-run
Spokane police have arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that reportedly sent a pregnant woman to the hospital on Saturday.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Police arrest woman suspected of robbing elderly man at ATM
Spokane police say they’ve arrested a woman who
Wed., July 6, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Man who ‘pistol-whipped’ woman gets nine-year sentence
A 36-year-old man will spend more than nine years in prison for “pistol-whipping” and strangling a woman who disturbed him while he was sleeping, the Spokane Police Department said Wednesday.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Suspect in Spokane Valley credit union robbery is arrested; was apparently shot
An armed robbery suspect who was shot by a bystander last week at the STCU Spokane Valley branch was arrested Tuesday night at a nearby hotel, the Spokane County Sheriff’s …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Prosecutor rules police officer justified in shooting at West Wynn Motel
A Spokane police officer was justified in shooting a man who was pointing a realistic-looking BB gun at him, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral rethinking open-door policy after vandalism
The Rev. Darrin Connall would hate to close the doors of his church, even on weekends. But a dramatic incident at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral has parisioners wondering how …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
Police seek woman who robbed elderly man downtown
Spokane Police are looking for help identifying a woman who assaulted and robbed an elderly man as he withdrew cash from a downtown ATM.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 1 p.m.
Man suspected of wiggling through doggy door, stealing 11 guns
A burglar apparently wiggled through a doggy door to steal a well-stocked gun safe, Apple products, a TV, swords and “miscellaneous cutting instruments” from a north Spokane home, according to …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
Officers nab man suspected of robbing Hillyard convenience store
Spokane police officers quickly arrested a 21-year-old man suspected of shoplifting and assaulting a person with a skateboard Sunday night in Hillyard.
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spokane City Council seeks to rein in mayor’s political appointees
Karen Stratton has proposed a pair of ordinances that would increase the City Council’s role in reviewing Mayor David Condon’s political appointments, citing management bloat and a lack of oversight. …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
Man sustains minor injuries in stabbing on Division Street
A man was stabbed in an apparent random attack on North Division Street Thursday afternoon but he was expected to be treated for a minor wound and released from the …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
SPD leadership shakeups delay analysis of police stops
Recent leadership shakeups in the Spokane Police Department have sidelined a department project to analyze data on the race of people stopped by police officers.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Man wounded in armed home invasion
Three men forced their way inside an apartment at Third Avenue and Haven Street early Wednesday afternoon and wounded one of the residents.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
Woman’s purse stolen in downtown Spokane; she gives chase
A woman was robbed of her purse in downtown Spokane at gunpoint just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, but she was able to get it back after giving chase.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Man found dead in Spokane River identified
The man found in the Spokane River near East Mission Avenue Sunday afternoon has been identified as James Gilmore, 27.