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UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:26 a.m.

Spokane police arrest 2 in Safeway bicycle theft sting; here’s what happened to those arrested in previous sting

For the fourth time in at least a year, Spokane police planted a bike outside the Safeway grocery store at Mission Avenue and Hamilton Street in north Spokane, hoping to …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Police say driver in Freya Way bridge crash had large stash of drugs, paraphernalia in car

Strewn about the roadway where a man is accused of crashing head-on with another car, shutting down two lanes of busy Freya Way for multiple Thursday morning, police found a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Man injured in suspected DUI crash on Freya Way; police searching for passenger who fled

A man was seriously injured in a crash on Freya Way that police say was caused by impaired driving and speeding.


Fatal shooting in East Central was a gunfight, not drive-by shooting, court records say

Spokane police say the 35-year-old victim in the April 28 fatal East Central shooting exchanged rounds of gunfire with unidentified shooter before collapsing near a porch.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

Questions swirl around Sunday’s fatal drive-by shooting

The Spokane County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identity of a man killed Sunday night in a drive-by shooting in East Central as Jason Allison, 35, who died from multiple …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Man killed in drive-by shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood

Spokane police are investigating a fatal drive-by shooting that erupted Sunday evening in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Police investigate Monday shooting on Interstate 90 that stemmed from drug deal

Spokane Police Department detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting early Monday on I-90 that sent one man to the hospital.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

No injuries to two children on school bus that collided with car on upper South Hill

Two kids were on a Spokane Public Schools bus involved in a crash Wednesday morning on the upper South Hill.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Man dies in Riverfront Park

A man died in Riverfront Park on Tuesday afternoon, apparently of natural causes.


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Father involved in custody dispute arrested, accused of pointing gun at ex-wife

Spokane police arrested a man over the weekend accused of pointing a gun at his ex wife while he kidnapped their son.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Spokane police investigating man linked to half dozen sexual assaults in Spokane

A man with a criminal history is being investigated in connection to a half dozen rapes and sexual assaults in the Spokane area, at least four of them dating back …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

Do crime rates rise with homelessness in Spokane?

If history of crime is any indication, there were worse times to be a resident of Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Police: No new charges against suspect in Monday’s SWAT standoff

A man who allegedly stabbed himself after a SWAT standoff in a downtown motel on Monday appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Man stabs himself after standoff with police at downtown Spokane motel

A four-hour police standoff at a downtown Spokane motel ended Monday evening when the suspect emerged onto a second-floor balcony while repeatedly stabbing himself with a knife. SWAT officers fired …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Police investigate possible rubber bullet shooting on the lower South Hill

A man was shot with what police are describing as a rubber projectile after a fight broke out at a lower South Hill apartment complex early Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Large fight prompts search of Spokane River

Police and fire personnel spent several hours Monday evening unsuccessfully searching for people who reportedly jumped into the Spokane River after a large fight broke out near Minnehaha Park.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Detectives looking for tips on four suspects in Browne’s Addition robbery attempt

Spokane police said Tuesday detectives are searching for four suspects in a robbery attempt in Browne’s Addition.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Police arrest four teens, one adult after brawl in downtown Spokane

Four teenagers and a 20-year-old man were arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly rioting in downtown Spokane and assaulting two people with a skateboard and brass knuckles.


Year-round boxing, mentorship program puts Spokane police, gym owner in at-risk youths’ corner

The Spokane Police Department and Spokane Boxing Club are teaming up to mentor at-risk youth by providing a local version of a year-round boxing program created by the Police Athletic …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Spokane police investigating woman accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from SNAP

Spokane police believe a former property manager in charge of multiple SNAP properties stole nearly $200,000 from the nonprofit over a four-year period.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

Police searching for person of interest in Wednesday evening shooting in north Spokane

A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening with life-threatening injuries after Spokane police say he was shot near North Central High School.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Washington gets $750,000 grant to test backlogged rape kits

The attorney general’s office estimated the Washington State Patrol, which runs the state’s two crime laboratories, will be able to test about 1,150 kits with the grant from the U.S. …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

North Spokane shooting suspect still at large

Spokane Police are still searching for a man suspected of shooting another man in the Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Police arrest suspected South Hill package theft who reportedly drew knife on neighbor

Police arrested a suspected package thief Wednesday who’s accused of drawing a knife on a South Hill resident.


Spokane police release body camera footage of officer-involved shooting of schizophrenic man during an eviction

Spokane police released body camera video footage of the officer-involved shooting of Ronald Acre – a rifle-wielding man with severe mental health issues who was injured a year ago in …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 2:41 p.m.

Investigation of attack on attorney intern in Public Safety Building continues; victim calls for better surveillance

Surveillance cameras in a lobby of the Public Safety Building were not working, preventing investigators from identifying a suspect.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Police suspect man awaiting trial on child rape charges has impregnated another girl

A 45-year-old man is under investigation for raping and impregnating his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter while he was out of jail on a charge of raping a 7-year-old.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Suspect in Lewis and Clark High School threats case is released again on bond

After a weekend in jail, 18-year-old Ryan Lee – the former student accused three separate times of threatening to shoot students at Lewis and Clark High School – is again …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

North Spokane homeowner accused of setting home on fire had history of arson

A 52-year-old woman under investigation for intentionally starting a fire in her north Spokane home March 2 has a history of similar actions, court documents allege.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Spokane police investigating assault of prosecuting intern in Public Safety Building restroom

Spokane police say an intern in the city prosecutor’s office was assaulted Tuesday morning in a women’s restroom in the Public Safety Building.