Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
Tue., Aug. 9, 2011, 9:45 a.m.
Verner re-evaluating city stance on Zehm
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner today acknowledged that the city is re-evaluating its legal position in the Otto Zehm controversy after new court documents indicate officers violated departmental policies in the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 9, 2011, 2:21 p.m.
Alcohol, speed blamed in fatal accident on Broadway
A driver was arrested this morning for vehicular homicide after the driver’s passenger died in an accident about 6 a.m. on Broadway Avenue near Freya Street.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2011
Suspect in hit-and-run identified
A suspect has been identified in a June hit-and-run crash that led to a 66-year-old bicyclist’s death. Spokane police on Friday seized a 1996 Nissan Sentra that they believe 18-year-old …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2011, 5:01 p.m.
Suspect identified in crash that killed bicyclist
A suspect has been identified in a hit-and-run crash that led to a 66-year-old Spokane man’s death. Police today seized a 1996 Nissan Sentra that they believe 18-year-old Megan C. …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2011, 6 p.m.
Police seek info on man found dead in river
Police are asking for the public’s help to determine how a 40-year-old man ended up dead in the Spokane River on Friday.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2011
In brief: New red light cameras start issuing tickets
The Spokane Police Department sent out a reminder that the warning period for three new red light cameras expired Sunday at midnight. As of now, anyone who is caught on …
Sun., July 31, 2011, 5:13 p.m.
No more warnings on red light cameras
The Spokane Police Department announced today that the warning period for three new red light cameras is expiring today at midnight. Anyone who is caught on camera running a red …
Thu., July 28, 2011
Ombudsman powers ruling challenged
The city should not have let an arbitrator decide whether it had the right to give extra authority to its police ombudsman, three Spokane citizens groups say. The decision should …
Wed., July 27, 2011, 12:44 p.m.
Council could change ombudsman rules
Three Spokane groups are urging the City of Spokane to challenge an arbitrator’s ruling that the police ombudsman’s authority was improperly expanded. But the council could go the other way, …
Tue., July 26, 2011
Nate Brantingham already had a business idea when a slaying in Western Washington left him convinced he could fill a niche. A father advertising a ring for sale on Craigslist …
Mon., July 25, 2011, 2:58 p.m.
2 stabbings leave men with minor injuries
Spokane police are investigating two stabbings that left victims with minor injuries and officers with little information on suspects.
Sat., July 23, 2011, 8:39 a.m.
Missing dementia sufferer located
A missing woman who suffers from dementia and diabetes and went missing this afternoon has been located and is safe.
Sat., July 23, 2011
Shawn Vestal: Dismissal of detective sheds light on ‘Brady officer’
They call them “Brady officers.” If you ever find yourself arrested, they’re the ones you want to catch you. A Brady officer is a cop with a record of untruthfulness. …
Thu., July 21, 2011
Suspected bank robber arrested in river
A convicted child rapist and suspected bank robber was pulled from the Spokane River on Wednesday after leading police on a chase into a cemetery. Lawrence A. Wideman, 43, was …
Wed., July 20, 2011, 1:54 p.m.
Suspected bank robber arrested in Spokane River
A convicted child rapist and suspected bank robber was pulled from the Spokane River today after leading police on a chase into a cemetery.
Wed., July 20, 2011, 11:45 a.m.
Carjacking suspects arrested after fiery crash
Four juveniles crashed a stolen car in a high-speed chase with police early today, officials said.
Tue., July 19, 2011, 11:18 a.m.
Carjackers steal Subaru, handgun in east Spokane
A man was beaten and robbed of his car this morning after picking up four men in Spokane Valley, police said.
Fri., July 15, 2011, 3:16 p.m.
Fired detective files $10 million claim
Fired Spokane police Detective Jeff Harvey and his attorney filed a $10 million claim against the city today, arguing that police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick terminated him because he spoke out …
Fri., July 15, 2011
Police pension group OKs hypnosis
A retired Spokane police officer will have his hypnosis weight-loss therapy paid for by city tax money. Members of the Spokane Police Pension and Relief Board unanimously approved the unusual …
UPDATED: Thu., July 14, 2011, 1:03 p.m.
Spokane police detective fired for ‘troubled history’
Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey on Wednesday as a result of a confrontation Harvey had with a state Fish and Wildlife officer.
Thu., July 14, 2011
Clark: Omdudsman is where Police Guild wants him
An arbitrator decided this week to revoke the law that attempted to turn our Spokane police omdudsman into something more ominous than a pony in a petting zoo. Well, I …
Thu., July 14, 2011
Prosecutor: Police justified in fatal shooting
Police were justified when they shot and killed a 29-year-old man who was running with a shotgun outside a busy Spokane restaurant last fall, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has …
Thu., July 14, 2011
Pirtle brothers charged in attack
Two brothers from a notorious Spokane family are accused of a baseball bat attack in a park that left a man with a permanent lip disfigurement. Jayce Leon Elton Pirtle …
UPDATED: Wed., July 13, 2011, 8:05 p.m.
Fatal police shooting outside Shari’s ruled justified
The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has ruled that police were justified when they shot and killed a 29-year-old man who was running with a shotgun outside a busy Spokane restaurant …
Wed., July 13, 2011
Police seek ex-con in assault and robbery case
A Spokane man who went to prison for a fight with off-duty police officers in 2009 is now wanted on robbery and kidnapping charges. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward …
Mon., July 11, 2011, 3:11 p.m.
Robbery reported at South Hill credit union
A robbery has been reported at the Spokane Teachers Credit Union on the South Hill.
Sun., July 10, 2011
Cabbie shot in head in 2003 faring well
Eight years ago, longtime Spokane cab driver Jack Gordon felt the passenger in the back seat press a gun barrel to his right temple. Gordon agreed to hand over the …
Fri., July 8, 2011
Bicyclist death caused by hit-and-run injuries
A North Spokane bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver on North Division Street last month died from injuries suffered in the accident, an autopsy showed. Dennis Widener, 66, died after …
Thu., July 7, 2011, 3:04 p.m.
Autopsy shows bicyclist died from his injuries
A North Spokane bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver on North Division Street last month died from injuries suffered in the accident, an autopsy showed.
Thu., July 7, 2011
Heart attack kills injured cyclist
A North Spokane man who was injured on his bicycle by a hit-and-run driver died on Wednesday, family members reported. Dennis Widener was struck while exercising on his bike at …