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Police: Suspected drunken driver crashes early Sunday morning in north Spokane, critically injuring passengers

Daryn White, 21, was booked into Spokane County Jail a little before 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Police first spotted the car White was driving in the Garland district headed west …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick ousted as Oakland’s top cop

Spokane’s former police chief, Anne Kirkpatrick, was ousted on Thursday as Oakland’s police chief after three years in the job.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Spokane police investigating death at home near Rogers High School

Police received a call at about 2:20 a.m. Thursday from a “third party” who described suspicious circumstances at a residence in northeast Spokane, according to a news release. Officers determined …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Attorney general’s office to review investigation into death of Dr. John Marshall

An investigative team from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office is reviewing the investigation into the mysterious death of Dr. John Marshall.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police show off arsenal of machine guns and sawed-off shotguns to dissuade would-be rioters

The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran a front page photo of 31 Spokane police officers armed with sawed-off shotguns and machine guns.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Spokane police investigating potential co-conspirator in case of woman found strangled to death in burning car

Police have requested to search the phone of one of Yasir Darraji’s close friends who lives within two blocks of the crime scene, according to court documents. The friend, who …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Convicted killer Tom DiBartolo returning to Spokane following prison sentence

An ex-Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy convicted of murdering his wife in 1997 has been released by the Department of Corrections and is expected to return to Spokane this week.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Sex offender deemed likely to re-offend returns to Spokane

Phillip Carl Kramer, 74, was released from prison after serving his sentence of 29 months in prison for communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. He has two prior convictions …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Downtown shooting suspect tracked down, arrested in Priest River

U.S. marshals and Spokane police tracked the suspect, Trey S. Galloway, to a house in Priest River, Idaho, and arrested him with assistance from Priest River police and Bonner County …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Amid unspecific threats, police presence boosted at Spokane City Council meetings

In response to unspecified threats, there has been an increased police presence at recent Spokane City Council meetings.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Spokane police arrest T-Mobile robbery suspect

One T-Mobile employee captured a photo of the man and showed it to police. Officers recognized the man as Michael S. Budik, who has an extensive criminal record, and issued …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Man killed in shooting in McDonald’s parking lot in northeast Spokane

The medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Christian G. Salazar, listing the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head. Spokane police identified the shooter as 27-year-old …


Spokane police officer placed on leave pending investigation into misuse of public computer

Spokane police officer Dan Cole was placed on paid administrative leave earlier this month pending an interntal investigation into whether the officer misused a public computer.


New Councilman Cathcart wants community policing in his district

Mayor Nadine Woodward is moving quickly to identify and open a new downtown police precinct focused on community-oriented law enforcement, with more officers patrolling on foot and bike. New City …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

Spokane domestic violence suspect found dead in Stevens County

A Spokane man accused of tying up his girlfriend and beating her with a baseball bat has been found dead in Stevens County.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Two teens arrested after car chase through Perry District

Spokane police alleged the driver, 19-year-old Haylie M. Pariseau, shifted into reverse and attempted to ram a corporal who had just stepped out of his patrol vehicle.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Prosecutor will not file charges in October police shooting of armed, suicidal man

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office determined Tuesday that a Spokane police officer was justified in shooting an armed, suicidal man in October.


Spokane veteran accused of firing at unmarked car questions undercover police tactics

Jordan Brown believes undercover police officers instigated pursuit that led to shots fired and the use of secretive GPS tracking system.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019

Two men arrested after fleeing scene of crash in East Central on Sunday

Harley M. James and Joseph S. Williams, both 27, face multiple charges, including possession of drugs and fleeing the scene of an accident, after the crash just before noon at …


Spokane police officer under investigation for kicking handcuffed man in genitals

A Spokane police officer kicked a handcuffed man in the genitals during a July arrest after the suspect surrendered but resisted restraints and allegedly kicked an officer, spurring an ongoing …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Police: Spokane man says he killed girlfriend because he ‘couldn’t let her go’

A detective wrote that Joshua Forrester had planned to kill Alicia Marie Johnson “at least several hours before he actually did it.”


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Tips, videos lead Spokane police to suspected package thief

The department is now working to return dozens of stolen gifts.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Man jailed on suspicion of murdering woman in Hillyard apartment

Officers responded at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday to a report of shots fired at a four-unit apartment building at 2928 E. Diamond Ave. In one unit, they found a dead …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Police ombudsman may recommend SWAT members start wearing body cameras

“What I think is – right now, what I would lean toward – is the most transparency possible,” Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue said of the fact that members of …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Program aims to foster relationships between Eastern State Hospital patients, Spokane police

The Spokane Police Department and Eastern State Hospital have partnered, allowing law enforcement officers to establish relationships with patients and teach a class about interacting with law enforcement prior to …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Male driver taken into custody after two-car collision in north Spokane sends one to hospital Sunday

Spokane Police investigators believe impairment may have caused the crash around 5 p.m. Sunday. It occurred about two blocks south of the Division wye in North Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Drive-by shooting suspect arrested after car chase in northeast Spokane

River E. Hewson is a suspect in a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday, police said. He was arrested Wednesday after leading police on a car chase through northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

More women report inappropriate interactions with Spokane police officer accused of rape

A Spokane police officer accused of sexually assaulting the victim of a domestic violence incident he was investigating had a “common practice” of giving out his personal cell phone number …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Spokane police officer booked into jail on rape charge

Spokane police officer Nathan Nash, who has been under investigation for a reported sexual assault since late October, was arrested late Friday afternoon and booked into the Spokane County Jail …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Spokane police investigating man’s death following rap battle, fistfight; victim was withdrawing rape plea

Witnesses told police Robert R. Ellison, 37, and another man competed in a rap battle that resulted in an argument and punches being thrown, according to court documents. One of …