Stories tagged: public safety
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 6:36 p.m.
A court commissioner released former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien from jail Monday at the behest of his wife, named in court records as a victim of domestic violence.
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
A man accused of trying to kidnap an 11-year-old child during Hoopfest on Sunday was yelling “Amber Alert! Amber Alert!” court records say.
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 4:48 p.m.
The encounter began at about 2:30 a.m. when Deputy Thomas Walton pulled over a red sedan with no front or rear license plates on Broadway Avenue a few blocks east …
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Spokane police recommend charge of second-degree arson for man accused of setting downtown ATM on fire, returning to pee on it
A man accused of setting an ATM on fire – and then urinating on it – was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree arson.
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
A garage fire in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood – with flames so hot it melted plastic on an RV parked on the street – spread to a century-old house Friday morning, …
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Police did not find a suspect in a reported shooting in the Grandview-Thorpe neighborhood, a small cluster of homes in the city’s southwest corner. No one was hurt.
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
A man was rescued from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the T.J. Meenach Bridge after Spokane police say he waded across the fast-moving water as code enforcement cleared away …
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 7 p.m.
A Bonner County man was airlifted to a hospital Tuesday night with serious injuries after being trapped under a conveyer belt at the Stimson Lumber Co. mill in Priest River.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
At about 1 a.m. Wednesday, a security guard at the Bank of America Financial Center building at 601 W. Riverside Ave. caught a man setting something on fire and placing …
Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
A man who directed a laser pointer at a Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day of time served.
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Man accused of bringing stun gun, rifle to fist fight involving teens, is charged with multiple counts of assault
A 20-year-old man was arrested over the weekend under suspicion of shocking a 16-year-old girl with a stun gun and pointing a gun at several people during a late-night brawl …
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 11:05 a.m.
Spokane police investigating 33-year-old man for homicide in the death of his mother in her downtown apartment
Police suspect man may have given his mother a lethal dose of drugs in downtown Spokane apartment.
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 7:46 p.m.
A man who said he was drugged and doesn’t remember hitting a man in downtown Spokane late last year pleaded guilty last week to felony hit-and-run.
Mon., June 24, 2019, 7:40 p.m.
A trio of 12-year-old boys said they were run down by a speeding driver while riding their bikes Monday afternoon in a residential area in Spokane’s Nevada Heights neighborhood. Police …
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Twenty-somethings Alexes Wilson and Donaven Farris see potential in the vacant Spokane Valley mobile home they see as a pathway out of homelessness. Just a few months ago the city …
UPDATED: Sun., June 23, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Kevin D. Hackworth, 44, died at the scene of a crash on a stretch of winding roads west of Coeur d’Alene on Saturday afternoon, police said.
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
Five months after her body was found floating in the Spokane River, investigators are able to say Loc Nguyen died from drowning.
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
A structure fire spread into nearby trees and grass near Cheney Friday morning, prompting a response from local and state fire crews.
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
Spokane police say a man possibly under the influence of drugs caused a four-vehicle pileup on the Freya Way overpass near Spokane Community College on Friday morning.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 8:58 p.m.
Police allege a man was stabbed in the back by roommate during argument in apartment near NorthTown Mall
Spokane police allege a woman stabbed her roommate in the back after an argument erupted in their apartment near NorthTown Mall.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 9:03 p.m.
Fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine, was among the many drugs confiscated during arrests of
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:37 p.m.
The woman who drowned Tuesday afternoon at the Centennial Hotel in downtown Spokane was 74-year-old Marla Willeen Leander, the Spokane County Medical Examiner said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Spokane police are called much more often to the STA Plaza and other public locations downtown than the library. But a social media conversation started by mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward …
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:17 p.m.
A woman from Spokane was killed Monday afternoon when a car she was in rolled down a steep embankment north of Newport in Pend Oreille County.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Man accused of breaking into Glover Middle School on Wednesday has history of vandalizing local schools
A man was arrested early Wednesday after police say he broke into Glover Middle School and began rifling through students’ desks.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:51 p.m.
Spokane police say a woman could only watch as a pair of alleged thieves drove away in her car early Wednesday morning after feigning a need for help.
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
Investigators are seeking to arrest Wahid Kashify, an Afghan immigrant suspected of killing his wife and hiding her body in a freezer last month. He has fled the country.
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 10:26 p.m.
A man accused of killing his mother with a knife was arrested Monday afternoon by Okanogan County sheriff’s deputies.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Arezu Kashify loved many things – cooking, carnival games, roller coasters, lounging by a lake with her friends and family. But perhaps more than anything, she loved to learn.
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 6:37 p.m.
A second suspect in the 2015 disappearance and killing of Bret Snow was found guilty Monday afternoon.