Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Man charged for tossing explosive under an occupied car
A man is facing two felony charges after he allegedly threw a large firework under an occupied car in front of the House of Charity in March.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Police release body cam footage of downtown shooting
The Spokane Police Department has released body camera footage showing the shooting of Charlston Harper outside of a downtown Spokane bar last year.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Police seek felon on the run after fleeing trashed apartment
Police are looking for a man wanted on multiple felony warrants after he fled a Browne’s Addition apartment where he was squatting earlier this week.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Surveillance cameras and ammunition found as Spokane police shooting investigation continues
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate an armed man who was shot and killed on the Moran Prairie earlier this month.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Spokane police officers sprayed with bear mace while pursuing robbery suspect in East Central neighborhood
A man sprayed himself and three police officers with bear mace during a chase in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Coincidence or trend? Spokane has seen an anomalous number of carjackings this month
Since July 3, there have been four violent car robberies or carjackings in the Spokane area, three of which appear to be random. Two happened to women while they were …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Police investigating north Spokane parents of 3-month-old who showed signs of shaken baby syndrome
Police are investigating the parents of a baby who hospital workers say was “violently” shaken and is now likely brain-dead.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Officers who shot and killed man just outside Spokane city limits earlier this month identified
The Spokane Police Department has released the identities of the two officers who shot and killed 53-year-old Daniel Craven on Spokane’s South Hill earlier this month.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Teens accused of vandalizing newly-remodeled Salk Middle School
Three older teen males have been taken into custody on suspicion of vandalizing the newly-remodeled Salk Middle School on Monday night.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Several teens arrested following burglary spree in north Spokane
Three teens were arrested early Monday morning following a burglary spree to several businesses in north Spokane Sunday.
Mon., July 17, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Police appoint woman ‘special officer’ to report on ‘moral conditions’ in parks, dance halls
Mrs. Grace Kendall was appointed a “special officer” of the Spokane police, with the authority to inspect and report on the “moral conditions” in the city’s parks and dance halls. …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Man who hid under bed, took a man hostage has been arrested
Spokane County deputies have identified and arrested the man who hid under a man’s bed and then held him hostage for several hours Tuesday.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11 p.m.
Police officers will not be charged in May shooting
No criminal charges will be brought against three Spokane police officers who shot a knife-wielding man in May.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Gordon Ennis attempted to contact rape trial witness, court documents allege
Newly released investigation reports offer specific details on how former police officer Gordon Ennis violated the terms of his release on a rape charge by attempting to contact a key …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Suspect in custody after hourslong standoff with police in north Spokane
An armed suspect was taken into custody after an hourslong standoff with police Wednesday evening in north Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Spokane police officer uses Narcan to save overdosing suspect
A Spokane police officer carrying Narcan used it to save a man having a drug overdose Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
4-year-old boy pulled from Spokane River dies
A 4-year-old boy went missing near the Downriver Disc Golf Course Tuesday evening and was later pulled from the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Police on the lookout for armed suspect in northwestern Spokane carjacking
Police are searching for an armed man who carjacked a woman in northwestern Spokane early Thursday morning before fleeing the area.
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Woman survives violent carjacking in downtown Spokane; suspect pulled over on I-90
On Monday afternoon, Sonora Hetrick was heading home from her job at a coffee shop, waiting for the light to change at an intersection in downtown Spokane, when another woman …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
New Sheriff’s Office dog helps Spokane police bust man with rifle
A new Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dog and his handler helped the Spokane Police Department catch a man who had just stolen a rifle from a home while the resident …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Man turns up dead in 7-Eleven parking lot in downtown Spokane
A man turned up dead Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven gas station at Second Avenue and Division Street in downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Rescuers convince distraught man to climb out of Spokane River
A rescue team spent nearly an hour trying to coax a distraught man out of the Spokane River as he waded in shallow water Tuesday afternoon, drawing attention from neighbors …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Armed robber hits credit union inside Shadle Safeway
Police are searching for a man who robbed the Alaska USA Credit Union inside the Shadle Safeway at 2507 W. Wellesley around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Consultant: Spokane needs 44 more police officers on patrol
A consultant hired by the Spokane Police Department reviewed three years’ worth of data about how officers on the streets spend their time and said Monday the additional cops were …
Sun., June 25, 2017
New lights under I-90 overpass proposed to combat crime near Lewis and Clark High School
Following the success of increased lighting in the East Sprague neighborhood, the city will consider installing new LED fixtures under the I-90 overpass near Lewis and Clark High School. Principal …
Sun., June 25, 2017
City’s core a unique law enforcement challenge
Decades ago crime used to be such a problem in downtown Spokane that even new officers patrolling the beat have heard the horror stories. But a downtown precinct, special bar …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Man arrested for indecent exposure in YWCA parking lot
A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he exposed himself to several children and police officers in the YWCA parking lot at 930 N. Monroe St.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Man with loaded handgun arrested in east Spokane after breaking into stranger’s apartment
A resident in east Spokane awoke to find a stranger with a loaded handgun in his apartment Tuesday night, leading police on a manhunt that ended with an arrest.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Man accused of beating 5-year-old son at Father’s Day party, threatening cop
A Father’s Day party in Spokane’s Chief Garry Park neighborhood turned ugly when a 37-year-old man started beating and cursing at his 5-year-old son and then drunkenly threatened to break …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Woman accused of stabbing man with scissors, beating another woman in west Spokane
Police say a “highly intoxicated” woman attacked two people Friday evening in an industrial area in west Spokane, nearly puncturing a man’s lung with a pair of scissors and likely …