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Sirens & Gavels Spokane Police Department archive

THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016



FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015


TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

Felon chucks allegedly stolen firearm in chase

A 26-year-old Spokane man with multiple felony convictions tossed a .45 handgun believed to have been stolen during a chase through a residential neighborhood Friday, according to court documents filed this week. Joshua V. Fowler was booked into Spokane County Jail just after 4:30 p.m....

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THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014


Police want 'chronic offender' to stay in jail

A Spokane police officer who monitors “chronic offenders” asked a judge this week to help keep a man considered one of the city’s most prolific burglars in jail by setting bail high. Zachory J. Davis, 22, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of...

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FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

Second man accused of selling heroin arrested 

Spokane police arrested 55-year-old Ernie Hern this week, the second of a pair accused of selling heroin out of a residence in the East Central neighborhood through March of last year. Hern faces multiple possession and sale of drug charges after police used a confidential...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014

Where Spokane's homicides occurred in 2013

According to Spokesman-Review reporting, local law enforcement investigated 23 deaths as homicides in and near Spokane County in 2013. Public safety reporters Kip Hill, Kaitlin Gillespie and others kept track of each of the cases, and we're making our records available to you below. Blue...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 20, 2013



A cat made friends with a Spokane Police officer's patrol car Thursday evening after a SWAT standoff ended peacefully.  (Nicole Hensley)

Photo: Police cat 

A bold cat made his presence known to a Spokane Police officer’s patrol car this evening after a SWAT standoff came to an end. He sniffed around the scene near Princeton Avenue and Monroe Street looking for news and ducked under the patrol car for...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

Spokane's police chief - groom to be

Congratulations to Frank Straub and his fiancee. The couple's marriage license application was submitted to Spokane County Auditor's Office this week. Straub will soon be wed to Amber Myers. The couple moved to Spokane together earlier this year when Straub was hired as Spokane Police...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012

Woman hit by truck downtown, breaks leg

A woman's leg was broken after she was hit by a truck in a downtown Spokane intersection this morning. Around 7:55 a.m., the driver of a truck was turning left on Washington Street from Riverside Avenue and hit the woman, said Spokane Police Officer Brad...

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