Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 5:45 P.M.
New Chief Craig Meidl, Councilman Breean Beggs say Spokane should hire consultant to mend police-community relations
With some tension still looming over the Spokane Police Department, city officials want to hire a consultant to facilitate “a formal process for reconciliation” with the community.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 2:45 P.M.
Two men arrested for shooting a woman in the head at Al’s Motel
Police have made two arrests this week of men suspected of being involved in a shooting at Al’s Motel on North Division Street in August.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 5:41 P.M.
SWAT team takes man from South Hill home, but police don’t say why
A SWAT team escorted several women from a South Hill home before leading a man out in handcuffs Tuesday afternoon, but authorities declined to say what crimes may have brought …
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 8:20 P.M.
Craig Meidl gets City Council’s confirmation, will lead Spokane Police Department
After his initial appointment by Mayor David Condon caused a rift with the City Council, a majority voted Monday to confirm Craig Meidl as Spokane’s permanent police chief following the …
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 1:24 P.M.
Woman hit by another woman shouting racial slurs punches back
A woman told police Thursday that she punched another women who was shouting racial slurs and death threats at her while holding a knife.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 12:59 P.M.
Woman reports her ex-boyfriend shot at her, rammed her car
A man who reportedly shot at his ex-girlfriend led police on a chase in North Spokane early Friday morning before being arrested.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2016, 4:18 P.M.
Shooting suspect captured in North Spokane
Police arrested a suspect in an August shooting in West Central outside the North Spokane Wal-Mart Saturday afternoon with the help of two citizens.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 6:12 P.M.
Spokane police respond to ‘suicidal person’ calls an average of three times a day, new report says
Spokane police are called to help someone who’s thinking about committing suicide an average of three times a day, according to a new department report. The report analyzed the 556 …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016, 4 P.M.
Man charged with witness tampering after recorded phone calls from jail
A man accused of stabbing a man and threatening two women with a knife in June is now facing 16 counts of witness tampering based on recorded phone calls he …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 11:08 A.M.
Spokane police, firefighters helping kids with autism get comfortable around first responders
Spokane police and firefighters regularly participate in a program to help kids on the autism spectrum develop positive relationships with first responders.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 4:05 P.M.
Man arrested by SWAT team for robbery, burglary
Spokane’s SWAT team was used to arrest a convicted felon who police believed was armed in north Spokane Thursday evening.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 3:43 P.M.
Man arrested for robbery allegedly tried to pull a gun during a struggle with police
A man arrested Thursday on suspicion of robbery reportedly put up a brief fight and kept trying to reach for a gun in the waistband of his pants, according to …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 7:59 P.M.
Bank of America on Spokane’s South Hill robbed
A man robbed the Bank of America branch at 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard just before 5 p.m. Thursday, escaping with an undisclosed amount of money.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Mayor David Condon’s 2017 budget calls for 16 percent increase in spending and shift of police resources to property crimes
Spokane has the highest property-crime rate among Washington’s largest cities, a problem Mayor David Condon wants to address by moving police from patrol and traffic to investigations.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016, 9:30 A.M.
Hillyard shooting leaves man in serious condition
Major Crimes detectives are investigating a Hillyard shooting that left a man with serious injuries early Saturday morning.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016, 12:54 P.M.
Spokane releases new batch of finalists for police chief; names include finalists from last list
Spokane has announced the finalists for the top police position. They are John Bruce of Frisco, Texas, Robert “Bob” Lehner of Elk Grove, Calif., Craig Meidl the interim police chief, …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 5:38 P.M.
Video shows man shot at House of Charity begging officers to kill him
Spokane police on Tuesday released body camera and surveillance video from the fatal shooting April 28 outside the House of Charity, a shelter and drop-in center for homeless people.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 8:43 A.M.
Spokane bank robber claims to have gun, flees with cash
A man claiming to be armed with a handgun robbed the Washington Trust bank in downtown Spokane on Monday afternoon, and police have asked the public for help identifying a …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016
Mayor David Condon faces first test in recall showdown on Tuesday
Washington Laws make it more difficult than elsewhere to recall an elected official. Armed with an independent report on Mayor David Condon’s handling of turmoil in the Police Department, petitioner …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 5:42 P.M.
Woman thrown off car as she attempts to foil car theft
A woman was injured this week after jumping on the hood of her car in an attempt to stop a man from stealing it.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 6:17 P.M.
Family of man killed in 2013 police shooting outside Salvation Army sues city
Just before the expiration of the three-year statute of limitations, the family of Danny Jones, the 40-year-old man shot and killed in his truck outside the Salvation Army housing center …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 4:28 P.M.
Bullet narrowly missed couple and toddler in standoff
The man involved in a standoff with police Friday evening has been booked into the Spokane County Jail after being accused of firing a gun from inside the home and …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016
Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. No zoning, Sept., 1, 1926
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 6:20 P.M.
City Council lays out timeline for new police chief search
The Spokane City Council is asking Mayor David Condon to name a new police chief appointment by Sept. 30. The process requested by the council would place police Capt. Brad …
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 7:39 P.M.
Bank robbery reported inside Albertsons on Nevada
Two men robbed the U.S. Bank inside the Albertsons store at Nevada Street and Francis Avenue Friday evening, escaping on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 10:56 P.M.
SWAT team surround home in north Spokane after shot fired
A Spokane police SWAT team is surrounding a home in the 1100 block of West Frederick.
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016, 1:45 P.M.
Man wounded in West Central shooting
A man was wounded in a shooting in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood late Thursday morning.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 6:23 P.M.
People involved in first round of police chief interviews cautiously optimistic about reboot
It’s unclear how the next round of police chief interviews will proceed following an 11th hour deal between the City Council and Mayor David Condon to reopen the process. But …
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 8:04 A.M.
Woman expected to survive after being shot in the head in north Spokane motel
A woman was shot in the head Sunday night at a motel in north Spokane, and police still are looking for the suspect. Police responded to multiple reports of shooting …
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 6:40 P.M.
Spokane police shut down ‘problem house’ in Seven Mile neighborhood
The Spokane Police Department teamed up with neighbors near 7711 N. Tucannon to shut down a “chronic problem house.”