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Hillyard Blog crime archive

TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

Violence prevention summit Tuesday

Mayor Mary Verner, Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich are hosting a community conversation on how to prevent violence tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in the city council chambers, lower level at City Hall. The meeting will be moderated by Steve Becker,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Summary... 

The meeting is wrapping up and Mayor Verner summarized it this way: "Rest assured that we recognize and value this little corner of the city. What I'm hearing is for you to report, report, report and then have faith that we are listening. It's not...

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Business owners aim to protect reputation

Several business owners are upset with how and when media refer to Hillyard. One person said that when something good happens in Hillyard, the area is referred to as "Northeast Hillyard" - but when something bad happens, like the recent shooting at the Special K...

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Neighborhood "patrols"

One business owner talks about confronting two intruders on his property, cutting up steel and trying to steal his "stuff" out of a yard. This happened last night. He says he "kicked the guy's" behind, because he ended up in a wrestling match with the...

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Crime prevention measures

They are labor intensive, someone has to watch them all the time. The business owners in Hillyard have purchased ISP addresses so their camera feeds can be viewed at the COPS shop.SPD needs license plate numbers, times and dates. Descriptions of the people who show...

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Hillyard neighborhood resource officer Kim Thomas listens at meeting in Hillyard on 15/12/2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

SPD explains what it's doing already  

SPD: patrol officers in general run from disaster to disaster. The drug unit is not well equipped to deal with drug problems like the one in Hillyard. SPD says that you can't just throw a couple of officers out there in plain clothes and take...

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What's the problem?

Marv Peterson: "There is so much drug dealing and vandalism going on here. I was broken into. We know the people who did it but we can't do anything about it."Richard Burris: "We sometimes go out at night to keep an eye on things. There...

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Community members listen to SPD and Mayor Mary Verner and city officials at the Outlaw Cafe on 12/15/2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

It's a who's who in Hillyard right now

In response to a letter sent to City Hall and the Spokane Police Department in November, there's a community meeting going on right now at the Outlaw Cafe on Market Street. About 30 people are here - including council member Amber Waldreff, Mayor Mary Verner...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

SPD update on crime prevention

From Greater Hillyard Business Association's Luke Tolley:"I just got a call from SPD's Sgt. Tom Hendren, the officer who met with GHBA to discuss crime activity in downtown Hillyard.He let me know that last night they served warrants on two houses/apartments on Olympic, one just...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 12, 2010

Early morning robbery

From the Spokane Police Department: "Early Friday morning, at about 12:45 AM, a male walked into the Qwik Stop at Wellesley/Market, wearing a scarf pulled up over his face. He displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk before leaving the store. Spokane Police...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

Girls day out and the Mayor is coming

Girls Day Out was on the top of the agenda today at the Historic Hillyard Merchants' meeting. The annual shopping event is Saturday and it takes place in Hillyard, Garland, North Monroe and on East Sprague (the International District). Go to the Girls Day Out...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

Girls Day Out planning meeting tonight

There's a Girls Day Out planning meeting tonight at the Outlaw Cafe at 6 p.m. Girls Day Out is an annual neighborhood shopping event and this year it takes place in Hillyard, the Garland District, Monroe Business District and the International District (East Sprague) on...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010

Downtown Hillyard on a sunny fall day  (Pia Hallenberg)

The blog has arrived

... and hey, it's feeling welcome, too. My office away from the office is The Outlaw Cafe and I had barely sat down before Richard Burris of Hillyard Community Futures came in and said hello. Burris is ready to approach his city council members and...

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Pia Hallenberg covers everything going on in the Hillyard neighborhood.