Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012
Panel urges restarting chief search; mayor declines
Mayor David Condon said Wednesday that he is “very confident” one of two remaining finalists will be the next Spokane police chief, despite a law enforcement panel’s recommendation that he …
Mon., July 30, 2012
Stabbing suspect turns himself in
The suspect in a stabbing early Saturday morning was arrested later that day when he surrendered to police. The stabbing was reported in the 400 block of South Fiske Street …
Sun., July 29, 2012
Doug Clark: A police chief who understands Spokane
After devoting literally minutes to examining the three final Spokane police chief candidates, I have come to a career-altering decision. I’m taking the job.
Thu., July 26, 2012
Officer dies in hit-and-run
Officers in the Spokane Police Department were saddened Wednesday by the death of a fellow officer in a hit-and-run motorcycle crash. Kurt P. Henson, 47, of Post Falls, died Tuesday …
Thu., July 26, 2012
Officer to serve three-week suspension
The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will serve a three-week unpaid suspension following an internal investigation. Officer Barry …
Thu., July 26, 2012
Candidates discuss views on policing
Three men vying to be the city of Spokane’s next police chief touted their experience, integrity, commitment to the job and their ability to solve tough problems in a series …
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2012, 10:22 p.m.
Chief candidates undergo five interviews
The city has wrapped up interviews with the three candidates vying to become Spokane’s new police chief.
Wed., July 25, 2012
Alleged thief arrested while awaiting trial
A 13-year-old boy home alone came face to face with a man police describe as a “prolific burglar” after the thief smashed in a basement window Monday, authorities allege. The …
Fri., July 20, 2012
Prowlers prevailing in car wars
The advice to citizens from Spokane police is simple: Take valuables out of cars or risk being a willing victim of vehicle prowlers waiting to smash, grab and go. In …
Thu., July 19, 2012, 6:25 p.m.
Bank robbed in Spokane’s Indian Trail area
A masked man robbed a bank in northwest Spokane today.
Thu., July 19, 2012
Police chief finalists stress public’s trust
City leaders hope one of four candidates for Spokane police chief has the management skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing the department. The four men from police forces in …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2012, 4:47 p.m.
Police chief finalists named
Police officials from San Francisco, Rochester, N.Y., Indianapolis and Stockton, Calif., have been selected as finalists for police chief in Spokane, Mayor David Condon announced today.
Wed., July 18, 2012
Council addresses recent downtown assaults
An ordinance that bans sitting or lying on downtown Spokane sidewalks during a 14-hour period of the day could be expanded to include more hours after a surge of assaults …
Wed., July 18, 2012
Police looking for alleged thief
A man who police say was arrested leaving a suspected robber’s home with a bag of marijuana is now wanted on charges stemming from a gunpoint home-invasion robbery two days …
Fri., July 13, 2012, 6:19 p.m.
Ex-Chicago Bear hopes for return of championship memorabilia
A former pro football player whose championship rings were stolen when his home was ransacked in Spokane says he’s hopeful he’ll see the memorabilia again. “But we’ll see,” said Stefan …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 7:45 p.m.
Man stabbed in throat in east Spokane
A man was stabbed in his throat during a fight outside a bar today in east Spokane.
Sun., July 8, 2012
Clark: Abandon hope, all ye who would be our police chief
Well, well. Time again to welcome the sad, misguided suckers who think they want to become our next Spokane police chief. Hey, I realize why any outsider would want to …
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2012, 8:32 p.m.
Standoff ends without injury in West Central
Several blocks of West Broadway are blocked off as police try to make contact with a man wanted for 2nd degree assault. The man, who police are not naming, is …
Thu., July 5, 2012
Two longtime felons suspected of prowling
A 51-time felon who was told by a judge 10 years ago that “the system’s had enough of you” is back in jail in connection with property crimes police suspect …
Wed., July 4, 2012
Thieves leave care bus damaged
A bus used by Catholic Charities for emergencies and community services was broken into and vandalized Monday night. “It’s disappointing,” Executive Director Rob McCann said in an email Tuesday. “Just …
Tue., July 3, 2012
Mayor takes chief search to Indiana
The embattled top law enforcement official in Indianapolis will be among those considered for Spokane’s next chief of police. Mayor David Condon confirmed to The Spokesman-Review that he asked Indianapolis …
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2012, 9:18 p.m.
Condon asked Indianapolis police administrator to apply
Spokane Mayor David Condon has asked the public safety director in Indianapolis to apply to be Spokane chief of police.
Fri., June 29, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Man arrested for child luring in north Spokane
Police say a man tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into a motor home in the parking lot of a north Spokane store on Thursday.
Fri., June 29, 2012
Accused sex offender released on bail
A sex offender facing a potential life sentence for allegedly molesting a girl at the NorthTown Mall is out of jail. Richard Michael Payne, 55, posted a $250,000 bond through …
Thu., June 28, 2012
Case could lead to life term for sex offender
A child molester with a history of sex crimes in public places could be jailed for life after being arrested for exposing himself to a girl at NorthTown Mall in …
Wed., June 27, 2012, 12:51 p.m.
Police: Girl molested by sex offender at NorthTown
A registered sex offender has been arrested for exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl and molesting her at the NorthTown Mall.
Sat., June 23, 2012
Shooter’s alleged helper will remain behind bars
A Spokane man accused of helping the fugitive who shot two deputies will remain jailed on $100,000 bond. Robert Lee “Bo” Ruth, 42, has seven felony convictions, 15 misdemeanor convictions …
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2012, 11:53 a.m.
Man shot by police released from hospital to jail
A man who was shot by a Spokane police officer as he confronted another man with what turned out to be a BB gun has been arrested.
Wed., June 20, 2012, 12:03 a.m.
Police: Cop shooter stole car from woman, 87
A suspected heroin trafficker believed to have shot two sheriff’s deputies stole an 87-year-old woman’s car before he fatally shot himself during a police pursuit Tuesday.
Tue., June 19, 2012
Man unsure why SPD shot
Jesse Hugh Johnson thought no one else was around when, armed with a BB gun, he confronted a suspected thief early Sunday. The 24-year-old Spokane man realized a neighbor must …