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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Spokane Police arrest 2 men in connection with July shooting of EWU football players

Avery K. Francis and Anthony J. Carell were both booked into Spokane County Jail on Thursday, facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and drive-by shooting tied to the July 13 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 3:29 p.m.

Three arrested after early morning burglary attempt in east Spokane

Police arrested three people on suspicion of burglary and robbery after two of them allegedly forced their way into a residence, demanded money, were rebuffed and threatened to come “back …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Man in Spokane standoff taken into custody without incident

A man wanted by Spokane police barricaded himself in a multifamily home Wednesday afternoon, but was later taken into custody without incident.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Man arrested after allegedly burglarizing Corbin Park residence Saturday night while residents were home

After the homeowner said she was calling the police, Stephen R. Brown, 37, allegedly fled the north Spokane residence and was later arrested on a residential burglary charge, according to …


Spokane police investigating rumors of neo-Nazi ‘hate camp’

“Our intel suggests it is being held outside Spokane County,” said a spokesman for the Spokane Police Department.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Police arrest four after burglary at Arc of Spokane thrift store

Spokane police say they arrested four people and recovered hundreds of dollars’ worth of stolen merchandise after responding to an alarm at the Arc of Spokane thrift store late Sunday, …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Man arrested after early Sunday standoff with police near South Perry district

Jeremy Barkus, 39, is suspected of assaulting a family member with a knife before the standoff began around 6:30 a.m. He was taken into custody without incident about four hours …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 2:44 p.m.

Medical examiner rules Richard Coffee died of drowning; family still seeks answers in mysterious death

A 56-year-old man whose body was found floating in the Spokane River near the Division Street Bridge after spending weeks in the water died of drowning, the Spokane County Medical …


UPDATED: Sun., July 28, 2019, 12:46 p.m.

Historians persuade Spokane police to correct error on their uniforms – date of department’s founding

Spokane police patches and badges sport the date 1884, but a town marshal, Eugene Hyde, was on duty three years previously. It’s taken a dedicated band of historians, including the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Spokane police stop driver suspected of DUI in Vinegar Flats neighborhood Sunday

Spokane Police stopped an SUV that was driving erratically in the Vinegar Flats neighborhood late Sunday morning. No one was injured, but Inland Empire Way between 14th and 15th avenues …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Police search for knife-wielding man who rang Spokane woman’s door

Twice in the past week, a man wielding a knife approached Kristen Tesarik’s house in the East Central neighborhood, stood outside the front door and left without harming anyone or …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Man in custody in Missoula after death at Spokane house

A 19-year-old man was jailed in Missoula after a suspected killing Wednesday afternoon in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.


Spokane man sentenced to 11 years for assault

A 39-year-old man who previously sprayed bear mace at Spokane police and himself in a confrontation two summers ago will spend more than a decade in prison after striking a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Tony Bamonte, sheriff and Spokane historian who exposed corruption in law enforcement, dies at 77

Tony Bamonte, a prolific local historian and the three-term Pend Oreille County sheriff who unearthed evidence of a police cover-up in the murder of the Newport town marshal 54 years …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

Spokane officer who shot at man on Saturday has been involved in 4 other shootings

A Spokane police officer has been placed on paid leave after firing his gun in a Saturday arrest. The officer has come under scrutiny before for using force on the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Motorcyclist hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after crash in Hillyard

First responders were called to the crash at Market Street and Bismark Avenue at 7:23 p.m. The man on the motorcycle was taken to a hospital. The driver of the …


Spokane police consider buying new ballistic shields

The Spokane Police Department is considering buying up to a half-dozen new ballistic shields designed to stop rifle rounds.


Family, police seek answers about the mysterious end of Richard Coffee’s complex life

Late Saturday, May 11 – a day before Mother’s Day – he departed the Walmart store on Colton Street in north Spokane headed somewhere. Perhaps headed home, or maybe to …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:03 p.m.

Police say man shot as he breaks into neighbor’s home in southwest Spokane

Spokane police say a man barged into his neighbor’s home this weekend armed with “large kitchen style knives” in each hand – and was then shot in the chest by …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Woman riding Lime scooter injured in north Spokane crash

Spokane police say a woman riding a Lime electric scooter was injured Tuesday afternoon in a collision with a vehicle.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Witnesses say Hoopfest kidnapping suspect yelled ‘Amber Alert’ as he grabbed child

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.


Shawn Vestal: Spokane Police Guild demand to exclude ombudsman from officer misconduct investigation should be rejected clearly

If Mayor David Condon doesn’t reject a Spokane Police Guild demand to exclude the police ombudsman from an investigation, he’ll render the ombudsman system meaningless


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: Thu., June 27, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Homeless man rescued from Spokane River as city workers clear his camp

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, 8:01 p.m.

Someone set a downtown ATM on fire … and then urinated on it

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 …


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.


Boys, 12, say they were victims of hit-and-run while riding bikes in Nevada Heights neighborhood

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: Fri., June 21, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Two injured in four-vehicle pileup on Freya Way bridge

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: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Spokane Police Guild should take a cue from union president representing sheriff’s deputies

The leader of the Spokane County Deputy Sheriffs Association recognizes that his duty does not flow only toward the union, but also toward the public and its expectation of high …