Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011, 7:53 P.M.
Armed robber makes off with prescription pills
Spokane police are looking for a man who robbed a pharmacy packed with customers at gunpoint today. The man entered the Spokane Falls Clinic at 120 W. Mission Avenue, brandished …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011
Police say arrests end alleged ring
Police on Wednesday arrested the last of eight people suspected in a monthslong residential burglary spree that traumatized victims stretching from Spokane to North Idaho. Beginning in August, authorities across …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011
Verner looks back at trials, triumphs
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner will leave office at the end of the week as the city’s longest serving strong mayor of the four who have served in that capacity. But …
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011
Nine charged in killing of rapper
Nine men have been charged for their alleged roles in a fatal shooting involving two rappers at a Spokane hotel. Spokane police detectives are looking for six men on second-degree …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011, 5:19 P.M.
Police seek six in deadly November shooting
Nine men have been charged for their alleged roles in a fatal shooting involving two aspiring rappers at a Spokane hotel.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011
Drunken fight in park ends life of friend
A Spokane man accused of killing his friend in Riverfront Park after a night of drinking told police he was so intoxicated that he didn’t realize who he was assaulting …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011, 5:58 P.M.
Murder suspect says he doesn’t know how friend died
A Spokane man accused of killing his friend in Riverfront Park told police he was so intoxicated that he didn’t realize who he was assaulting until he saw his shoes, …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011, 9:25 P.M.
Murder arrest made in missing man’s death
Divers have recovered a body from the Spokane River that may be that of a 21-year-old man last seen early Saturday.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011
Judge rejects Thompson request
A federal judge ruled again Monday that government prosecutors provided enough evidence to allow a jury to convict former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. of using excessive force …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2011
Violent crime declines in Spokane County
The last three weeks have been among the deadliest in Spokane this year. But the three people killed in what investigators ruled were homicides are an exception to a trend …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2011, 2:50 P.M.
Man with steak knife leads to standoff
A man brandishing a steak knife was taken into custody after a standoff with Spokane police that began about 11:40 a.m. today.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011
Armed man slips police after threat
A drug addict wanted for car theft pointed a gun at Spokane police officers and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire, police said Tuesday. Police say Chase …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011, 11:40 A.M.
Police: Felony suspect at large after trying to shoot officer
A man wanted for car theft pointed a gun at a Spokane police officers and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire, police said this morning.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2011
Shooting suspect recalls chaos
A Spokane woman accused of shooting her neighbor to death in a fight late Wednesday told police she didn’t mean to pull the trigger. Melinda R. Barrera, 31, said she …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011, 6 P.M.
Woman says she accidentally shot W. Central neighbor
A Spokane woman accused of shooting her neighbor to death in a fight late Wednesday told police she didn’t mean to pull the trigger.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011
Gunshot victim found dead
A Spokane man shot in what detectives believe was a dispute with two neighbors called 911 and asked for help just before he died, police said Thursday. The man was …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011, 3:37 P.M.
Two arrested in late-night homicide
Spokane Police have arrested two people in connection with a homicide in which the victim called to report that he’d been shot. When police arrived minutes later, the man was …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011
Clark: Van-Tastic decision takes load off for Team Otto
Everyone snap to attention. Please click your heels together as we offer an SPD-worthy salute to U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011, 9:36 P.M.
Two men rob Spokane liquor store at gunpoint
Spokane police are looking for two men who robbed a liquor store at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the two entered the store on W. Third Avenue and demanded cash …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011, 2:32 P.M.
Crash closes intersection of Dalke and Morton
The intersection of Dalke Avenue and Morton Street was closed after a car and a motorcycle collided there this afternoon. The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, was taken to …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011
Man arrested in South Hill burglaries
Spokane police have arrested a suspect in a series of burglaries on the South Hill. Nathan Daniel Moore, 30, was ordered Tuesday to stay in jail on $20,000 bail for …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011, 5 P.M.
Police seek help locating missing EWU student
Spokane police need help finding a missing Eastern Washington University student. Jonathon Potapenko, 20, has been missing since Sunday, according to police. He missed three finals this week and his …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011, 8:15 P.M.
Police arrest suspect in South Hill burglaries
Spokane police have arrested a suspect in a series of burglaries on the South Hill.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011
Four accused in north Spokane burglary
Spokane police on Saturday arrested four people suspected of stealing a loaded handgun, televisions, game systems and other property from a north Spokane home. Booked into Spokane County Jail on …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011, 11:33 A.M.
Four arrested in SWAT standoff with tear gas, K-9
Four people were arrested after police pumped tear gas and released a K-9 into a north side apartment this morning during a six-hour SWAT team standoff.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011, 1:37 P.M.
Fatal fall from garage a possible suicide
A 15-year-old girl died after falling from the River Park Square garage in downtown Spokane Wednesday.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011, 4:58 P.M.
Police: Bank robber’s bomb threat led to evacuations
A suspected robber arrested inside a downtown Spokane bank this afternoon falsely told police there was a bomb inside the building, leading to road closures and evacuations at nearby offices.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011
Victim in town for rap concert
A 21-year-old man fatally wounded at a Spokane hotel early Sunday had tried to intervene in a fight when he was shot in the chest by a man his friends …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011, 6:52 P.M.
Spokane murder suspect, victim were aspiring rap artists
A 21-year-old man shot to death at a Spokane hotel early Sunday tried to intervene in a fight when he was shot in the chest by a man his friends …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011
Man shot, killed at Spokane hotel
A 21-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday morning during a dispute at a Spokane hotel, and the suspected gunman is in custody. The victim, whose identity was being withheld, was …