Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
Tue., Oct. 30, 2012, 9:39 a.m.
Hit-and-run causes power outage
An early morning hit-and-run knocked out power temporarily for north Spokane residents after a power pole was toppled near the Crestline Street and Lincoln Road roundabout.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012
Doug Clark: Straub, pay attention to avoid repeating history
I’m hoping the man we just hired to put our broken Spokane Police Department back together is a newspaper reader. Or at least I hope Frank Straub was reading on …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2012
Spokane’s first police ombudsman’s term extended
Spokane’s first police ombudsman will keep his job for another year. Mayor David Condon decided in August against renewing Ombudsman Tim Burns’ three-year contract. The move angered some City Council …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2012, 3:58 p.m.
Police investigate suspicious luggage near Kardong Trail
An unattended suitcase near the Kardong Bridge caught the attention of passing pedestrians on Monday morning who reported the luggage to police as suspicious.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
Officer took gun safety class before daughter shot herself
Two weeks before Spokane police Officer Barry O’Connell’s daughter accidently shot herself Easter Sunday with her father’s department-issued pistol, O’Connell had completed a gun safety refresher course stressing the importance …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
Documents: McGill’s daughter described as uncooperative
Before a troubled teenager emerged as the prime suspect in a Spokane woman’s brutal riverbank slaying earlier this year, detectives had begun to suspect that the victim’s own daughter might …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2012
Guild blames former officials for bungled detective firing
Spokane Police Guild officials say the blame for the botched firing of a detective lies with officials no longer in city government. The Spokane City Council on Monday approved a …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
Spokane city leaders settle with detective, apologize
City leaders have apologized to a police detective fired last year for what officials described as a “troubled work history.” The Spokane City Council voted 5-1 on Monday to approve …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2012, 8:22 p.m.
City apologizes to fired detective
City leaders on Monday issued an apology to a police detective fired for what officials described as a “troubled work history.”
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
Council to weigh payout to fired, rehired detective
The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider paying a fired and rehired police detective $350,000. Former police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey in July 2011, citing what …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2012, 3:45 p.m.
Council to consider $350,000 firing settlement
The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider paying a fired and rehired police detective $350,000. Former Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey in July 2011, citing what …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2012
Doug Clark: So begins Straub’s grace period
Frank Straub has taken the oath to become Spokane’s new police chief, and already the department is running like a stolen Rolex. No innocent civilians have been shot, shocked or …
Tue., Oct. 9, 2012, 1:24 p.m.
Police honor Spokane man with Chief’s Citizen Award
The Spokane Police Department honored a man hailed by many in the community as a hero for helping capture an accused killer. Joshua Gahl received the Chief’s Citizen Award Monday.
Tue., Oct. 9, 2012
New chief takes oath
Frank Straub was sworn in Monday as Spokane’s new police chief. Public officials gathered to witness the ceremony, which came a week after he began work in his new job.
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012
Burglary, assault suspect arrested
Spokane police arrested a man suspected of throwing a 62-year-old woman down a flight of stairs during a burglary last month. The man, David J. Bassford, 38, was arrested in …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012
In brief: Super Nails owner faces felony charges
Spokane police arrested a local business owner Monday on charges of attempted trafficking in stolen property. According to a release, Tien M. Le, 40, owner of Super Nails at 1500 …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2012
Nightmare neighbors upset neighborhoods, strain resources
Karen Cronin was sitting in her front room across the street from Underhill Park when she witnessed her 5-year-old grandson being struck by another child wielding a stick. Another time, …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2012
Shawn Vestal: ‘Wisdom’ on Straub very unwise
When “everybody knows” something, everybody is often wrong. Jim McDevitt says that’s the case when it comes to the widespread assumption – which has had an airing in this column …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
Spokane police probe reported kidnapping
The Spokane Police Department is investigating the reported abduction and kidnapping of a woman who said she was assaulted in Spokane and dumped in the woods in Stevens County, where …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
Teen admitted killing woman on trail, police say
A teenager Spokane police had long suspected in the May stabbing death of Sharlotte McGill admitted to killing her, court documents filed Wednesday revealed. While police suspected Avondre C. Graham, …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2012
Graham to face murder charge
Spokane police say they’ve caught a killer responsible for several violent attacks against women. Major crimes detectives requested prosecutors charge 17-year-old Avondre C. Graham with second-degree murder for the brutal …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2012
Anti-Shea mailer features pointing gun
Democratic challenger Amy Biviano is turning incumbent Republican state Rep. Matt Shea’s road rage case into a campaign issue. But the mailer that began arriving in Spokane Valley mailboxes over …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2012, 7:44 p.m.
Assault suspect appears in court
A teenager accused of attacking a woman walking on the Centennial trail near Mission Park was charged in Spokane County Superior Court today.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012
Assault, killing link probed
A bizarre mallet attack along the Centennial Trail might help Spokane police crack a homicide case that’s gone unsolved since May. A teenager arrested Thursday in what appears to be …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012
Vestal: Patience needed to weigh ‘Action Guy’s’ decisions
Mayor David Condon once referred to himself as an “action guy.” Eight months into the strongest example so far of Spokane’s strong-mayor system, the term seems apt. Action Guy! Cutting …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012
State grants Straub training waiver
BURIEN, Wash. – Spokane’s new director of law enforcement will not have to attend a five-month police academy to become a commissioned officer in Washington. The state Criminal Justice Training …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 11:57 a.m.
Straub granted waiver
BURIEN, Wash. — A state commission granted a waive this morning to Spokane Law Enforcement Director Frank Straub that will allow him to take a shortened course on state laws …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012
Straub saw 9/11 up close
The new leader of the Spokane Police Department credits his life to a fire truck. More specifically, the New York City Fire Department truck he used as shelter as the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, 11:04 p.m.
Spokane council picks Straub to lead police
Tired of hearing negative things about the man he selected to be police chief, Mayor David Condon and his top administrator personally paid to fly four Indiana residents to Spokane …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
Two men stabbed; suspect in custody
Two people were stabbed at a Spokane tavern early Saturday during an argument in the parking lot. Spokane police responded to the Special K Tavern on North Market Street about …