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  • Spokane police apprehend alleged bank robber

    Spokane police quickly arrested a man in his hotel room across the street from a bank they say he robbed this morning. David Donald Thometz, 49, was booked into Spokane …

  • Another SPD officer facing misconduct scrutiny

    Another Spokane Police officer is facing potential termination after using law enforcement resources to find the home address for a woman he’d met at a Spokane Valley bar, then showed …

  • Clark: Drunken cop back on job after hiring genius lawyer

    A mediated settlement would reward drunken driver Brad Thoma with nearly 300 grand in back pay and lawyer fees, plus put the fired Spokane police sergeant back on the job …

  • Fired officer’s settlement unleashes outcry, review

    A controversial plan to rehire an alcoholic police officer fired after an off-duty drunken driving crash, and to give him back pay, has officials scrambling to explain the decision and …

  • Mayor defends Thoma settlement

    Mayor David Condon today defended the City of Spokane’s decision to rehire an alcoholic police sergeant fired after an off-duty drunken driving crash.

  • Settlement awards officer job, back pay

    A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after driving drunk while off duty, hitting a pickup with his truck and leaving the scene of the collision is likely to be …

  • Police investigating fatal stabbing in downtown Spokane

    A man is dead after being found in downtown Spokane with a stab wound this morning, police said.

  • With no SPD property crimes unit, neighbors helping others

    The thieves are brazen in Veronica Evans’ neighborhood. They kicked in her door three weeks ago and ransacked her home, stealing valuables and leaving her fearful. They’ve hit other homes …

  • North Spokane standoff ends peacefully

    A man threatened to burn his mother’s house down, kill people and kill himself, prompting a standoff tonight that ended peacefully. Spokane police responded to the scene on the 7400 …

  • Condon lays out plan for policing

    Spokane Mayor David Condon said Wednesday that the search for a police chief won’t be rushed. The city still is accepting applications for the job. But Condon said he will …

  • Motive in triple homicide still a mystery

    The mystery surrounding a triple homicide deepened Tuesday as new details emerged that the killer, before taking his own life, claimed in phone calls to his father and a friend …

  • Report: Gilman called father before bodies were found

    A man suspected of murdering a woman and her two sons told his father he’d shot someone before police even knew there was a crime scene Friday.

  • Editorial: Settlement with Zehms would let healing start

    Mediation may be the beginning of the end to claims the family of Otto Zehm has made against the city of Spokane for his death at the hands of Spokane …

  • Police hunt suspect in triple homicide

    Tracy Ader’s stepfather kept a gun at his side Saturday. The man suspected of murdering Ader and her two young sons was at large, and Steve Ponsness was taking no …

  • Killer sought in Spokane triple homicide

    A woman and her two children are dead and a killer is at large in what police are considering a triple homicide in north Spokane.

  • SUV hits motorcyclist in downtown Spokane

    A crash between an SUV and motorcyclist on Riverside Avenue and Post Street caused some congestion for STA buses and other traffic and sent the motorcyclist to a hospital. The …

  • Three brothers accused of hate-crime assaults

    A 19-year-old man and his two brothers have been charged with hate crimes for allegedly attacking people because of their race. Deven James-Allen Hood is accused of smashing car windows …

  • Report: Traveling prostitutes cited ugly Spokane competition

    A group of traveling prostitutes suspected of settling in Spokane told police they were making good money here because the local competition is so ugly.

  • City wins civil suit over man’s suicide

    A federal judge Wednesday ruled for the city of Spokane in a $4.7 million civil lawsuit brought by the family of a suicidal man who jumped off the Monroe Street …

  • Police reform resolution wins Spokane council OK

    The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution calling for a series of measures that they said would improve accountability of the police department.

  • From the Spokane police chief

    Interim Spokane police Chief Scott Stephens weighs in on some issues facing the department.

  • Panel will review police policies, procedures

    To understand why the Spokane Police Department’s use-of-force training is under a microscope, consider this disconnect: Although the state’s top police trainer concluded that the fatal 2006 confrontation with unarmed …

  • Interim police chief inherits challenge

    Scott Stephens was taught by his father to respect everyone and never to lay hands on someone in anger, Spokane’s interim police chief said. That’s why it was hard for …

  • Spokane police arrest strangulation suspect

    Spokane police arrested a man reported to be armed after the man allegedly strangled his live-in girlfriend. Wayne S. Cooper, 28, was booked into jail on suspicion second-degree assault, according …

  • Spokane police detective injured in I-90 crash

    A Spokane police major crimes detective was injured in a freeway crash today when a suspected drunken driver struck his patrol car.

  • Police: Zip Trip clerk, teen set up robbery

    A reported robbery at a north Spokane convenience store was actually the work of a clerk and a 13-year-old boy, police say.

  • Patrols emphasize crosswalk awareness

    Crashes that hurt one man and killed another in Spokane last weekend occurred as local authorities are working to emphasize pedestrian safety to motorists. Emphasis patrols today and next month …

  • Emphasis patrols follow Spokane pedestrian-auto crashes

    Crashes that hurt one man and killed another in Spokane last weekend occurred as local authorities are working to emphasize pedestrian safety to motorists.

  • Hit and run victim dies

    The Spokane Police Department verified Sunday that the man hit by a car at Market Avenue and Providence Street at 2 a.m. Saturday has died of his injuries. He has …

  • 11-year-old boy found safe

    The Spokane Police Department has reported that 11-year-old Everette D. Alonge is now safe at home. Police asked for help finding the boy Saturday after he was last seen at …



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