Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Spokane police officer who shot machete-wielding man outside downtown bar cleared of wrongdoing
Charlston Harper says he doesn’t remember much from the night, almost a year ago, when a Spokane police officer shot him with a rifle outside a downtown bar.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Man who confessed to slapping women’s backsides appears in court
A man suspected of smacking numerous women on their backsides as they walked and jogged on the Centennial Trail and in downtown Spokane had his bond set at $11,000 during …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Spokane seeks ‘revenge porn’ bill mirroring Washington law
The Spokane Police Department has seen a handful of “revenge porn” cases in the past month, prompting a push to make sharing explicit images without consent a crime in the …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Police seize 36 guns, ammunition from felon described as ‘prepper’
Spokane police seized 36 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition from the home of a convicted felon who was involved in a shootout with Las Vegas police in 2013.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Police searching for man accused of exposing himself to children for nearly two years
Police believe they have identified the man suspected of driving around the Spokane area exposing himself to children for nearly two years.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Condon pushes City Council to pass oversight ordinance before police union talks
Mayor David Condon said he’s received legal guidance that negotiations with the Spokane Police Guild should not begin until after a new ordinance on police oversight is approved or discarded, …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
City Council asks Mayor Condon to cap overtime, enhance civilian oversight in negotiations with Spokane Police Guild
In a letter to Mayor David Condon agreed to Monday night, the Spokane City Council requested negotiations with the police union include caps on overtime hours and a more defined …
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Spokane police seize another gun, more drugs and a wooden baton
Spokane police officers chased and arrested a 22-year-old man on Sunday, seizing a handgun, brass knuckles and a wooden baton in the process, the department said.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:09 a.m.
Spokane police move away from assigning investigators exclusively to fraud cases
Fraud cases are now being assigned at the precinct level, rather than to a dedicated fraud unit of detectives, in the Spokane Police Department, a gradual shift that began five …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Spokane police seize large amount of drugs, guns in several East Central busts during the weekend
The Spokane Police department seized a significant amount of guns and drugs in four separate incidents over the weekend, including arresting one man with three military-style rifles in his possession.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
New tax on sodas could be Spokane City Council’s answer to police staffing woes
Mayor David Condon said the city has recruited 29 new police officers over the past several years in response to a cultural audit that found many Spokane police personnel felt …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Police need help identifying woman who jumped in the Spokane River
Police are looking for help identifying the woman who jumped to her death off a pedestrian bridge over the Spokane River in Riverfront Park on Monday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Culture audit: Spokane Police say they need more officers, stable leadership
Participants in a culture audit conducted by researchers at Gonzaga University say the Spokane Police Department needs additional resources and a steady hand at the wheel to operate efficiently. The …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Arrest made in 2015 rape in parking lot of downtown Spokane bar
A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in the parking lot of a downtown Spokane bar in 2015.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Convicted felons arrested after police find stolen guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition in motel room
Police arrested two convicted felons after finding six stolen guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition in a downtown Spokane motel room.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Phone found on Holmes Elementary playground contained child pornography
Police are investigating a phone filled with child pornography found on the playground at Holmes Elementary School in north Spokane last month.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Suspicious packages near Browne Street and Second Avenue contained bongs and marijuana
Two cases full of marijuana and drug paraphernalia shut down busy streets in downtown Spokane for three hours Wednesday afternoon while the bomb squad investigated.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Police searching for suspect in armed robbery near Walmart on Colton Street
Spokane Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a delivery driver near the Walmart Supercenter at 9212 N. Colton St. Saturday night.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Spokane leaders urge voters to extend sales tax funding 911 service
First responders and elected leaders in Spokane are urging voters to approve in April the extension of a sales tax they say will keep the emergency communication system from falling …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Spokane creates new vehicle trespass law designed to curb auto theft
The misdemeanor will net jail time and fines for offenders, while the Washington State Supreme Court is scheduled to weigh in later this spring whether the state’s trespassing law includes …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Spokane Transit Authority bus driver assaulted by passenger
A Spokane Transit Authority driver was assaulted Friday morning as he was teaching a new driver the ropes in north Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
SWAT team called for barricaded assault suspect on Spokane’s South Hill
Spokane Police brought in the SWAT team Friday morning to deal with an assault suspect who appeared to have barricaded himself inside a home in the 1200 block of West …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
Use of SWAT team increasing in Spokane
Local law enforcement agencies are deploying SWAT teams more often than they used to – a practice they say protects officers and citizens alike. The trend was highlighted this week …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Spokane considers new misdemeanor penalty to combat car theft
Under a new law, entering or staying in a car that isn’t yours would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine. The …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Former Spokane Police Guild president accused of telling officer about rape investigation suspended for month
The former Spokane Police Guild president accused of sharing confidential information about a rape investigation involving a fellow officer will be suspended for a four weeks without pay.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Underage party and alleged rape happened in home owned by Spokane Police detective
The home where an alleged rape occurred during an underage drinking party last month is owned by a Spokane Police Department detective.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Police investigating suspicious death of man found half naked in his home
Police are investigating the death of a man who was found Wednesday partially mummified and half naked with a suspicious wound under one armpit.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Spokane police looking for man accused of flashing Logan Elementary School students
Spokane police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to Logan Elementary School students Monday afternoon.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Man tells police the clothes he’s wearing aren’t his
A man tracked down by a police dog after an armed robbery Thursday evening gave the “these aren’t my clothes” defense to the officers who found him.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Missing woman has been found
Police are asking for help searching for a missing woman who failed to show up for work Tuesday.