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01/06/2024

A SWAT standoff in the 4400 block of N Atlantic St in Northwest Spokane has concluded. One adult male suspect was taken into custody on domestic violence related charges. Investigation is on-going.

SPD 2023 Highlights!SPD is constantly evolving to better serve the community - see highlights, with special mention of h...
01/04/2024

SPD 2023 Highlights!
SPD is constantly evolving to better serve the community - see highlights, with special mention of highlights under Chief Meidl’s tenure at SPD

SPD takes on additional dispatching duties
Spokane Police Dispatch took over emergency call receiving for the City of Spokane as of Jan 2nd, 2023. The initial 9-1-1 call is answered by Spokane Regional Emergency Communications (SREC), then immediately transferred to SPD for further triaging to determine what type of police response is necessary. This change created a significant increase in workload which SPD dispatch team members quickly adapted to without sacrificing the level of service community members and officers deserve. In just over the first 7 months of 2023, our dispatch team made or received more than 131,000 phone calls; over 47,000 of which were incoming emergency calls. SPD dispatchers are trained and adept at managing high priority emergency calls and coordinating the appropriate police response, all while talking with often frantic and emotional callers. Beyond that, they also regularly help people solve non-emergent incidents when there isn’t a need for an officer response. In just the month of August, dispatchers handled 1,518 of these incidents - on only 5 call types - that otherwise would have required a patrol response. This saves patrol officers time, freeing units up for higher priority incidents, and saved taxpayers over $150,000 in officer time each month. The call receivers spend an average of 2 mins 59 seconds on each emergency call, and our center averages 25 calls per hour. This average bumps up in the early afternoon for a 5-hour window in which phone calls average 34.8 per hour. This additional call receiving work for SPD dispatchers in 2023 is on top of the more than 250,000 police incidents generated last year, most of which require dispatching or information gathering on the part of the communications team. Despite the enormous addition of work for the communications team, they have far exceeded the national standards for an emergency call receiving center. The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) requires call centers to answer 90% of their calls within 10 seconds, and 95% within 20 seconds. Once the call is transferred to SPD, they answer 97% of calls within 10 seconds and 99.8% within 20 seconds. And in situations where seconds count, that level of performance can mean the difference between life and death.

Staffing and Hiring
SPD continued to hire some of the best and brightest men and women to serve in our ranks despite a challenging past three years for police officer recruitment and retention nationwide, including Spokane. In 2023 we hired 34 officers, and today are as close to fully staffing our 352 budgeted positions as we have been in years. We start the new year with only 2 vacancies, which we anticipate will be filled quickly by laterals with a strong desire to work in Spokane. This success is not an accident; we have made recruiting and training a priority, dedicating a sergeant to both hiring and training, while incorporating a full-time recruiting employee. Despite our successes in hiring, the demand for police services still exceeds our capacity; we are 200 officers short of the national average of officers per thousand residents. And that is during a time when calls for service are up – about 14% in the past 2 years alone. Still our officers show up, handle as many calls as they possibly and safely can, and give their all to each and every interaction. A reorganization plan implemented at the beginning of January 2023 has also assisted in having more officers on the streets, reducing call response times, and allowing more pro-active policing time for officers. The reorganization included creating sectors with Captains and Lieutenants assigned to sector teams which provides officers increased supervision and accountability in their designated areas of the city.

Addressing Crime
The unfortunate reality in 2023 is that crime in Spokane was up in several categories. SPD dedicated considerable resources to address negative crime trends, and the strategic enforcement efforts resulted in significant arrests. Here are just some of our mission successes:

• The Violent Crimes Task Force was formed in spring of 2022 to identify and arrest the most active and dangerous offenders committing the most violent crimes including murder, r**e, and robbery. In 2023, the Task Force arrested 57 individuals identified as violent or dangerous on felony charges and 19 individuals identified as violent or dangerous for felony property crimes. Task Force members also seized 44 fi****ms, executed 15 search warrants, and seized more than $250,000 and 8 vehicles – currency and cars used to facilitate, or profit from, serious criminal activity.

• The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) – concentrates on investigations into those dealing narcotics, arresting dealers, and removing dangerous drugs from our streets. In 2023, the Unit seized more than 60,000 fentanyl pills, nearly 9,000 individual m**h dosage units, more than 23,000 individual he**in dosage units, upwards of 12,000 individual co***ne dosage units, and more than 44,000 individual powdered fentanyl units. Additionally, $269,418 and 29 fi****ms were seized.

• The Stolen Property Enforcement and Recovery Unit (SPEAR) This unit was set up to address property and quality of life crime including significant retail theft and fraud. SPEAR is very effective in investigating and arresting chronic thieves and recovering stolen property for victims. In 2023, SPEAR charged 298 people with a total of 700 new felony charges and 217 misdemeanor charges. Additionally, SPEAR seized at least 35 fi****ms, 7 cars, an RV, and a motorcycle used to commit felony crimes. Last fall, a Kia/Hyundai Auto Theft Task Force was set up with resources from both SPD and SCSO. SPEAR members were a key part of this task force which identified two main suspects in a series of stolen and damaged vehicles and Ring Camera thefts. The two juveniles arrested had significant involvement in a group of juveniles responsible for numerous thefts. In addition, SPD continues to work with Kia/Hyundai owners to prevent vehicles from being stolen by issuing anti-theft clubs received through a Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority grant.

• SWAT - with increasing frequency, officers are facing violent suspects who either have the sole intention of harming officers or have recently committed other violent acts and are willing, and able, to continue doing so in order to avoid apprehension. Our SWAT team has been more active than ever as they take into custody the most violent suspects who present the greatest risk to public safety. The number of SWAT callouts is at record numbers, as is the number of violent offenders our agency comes into contact with each and every day. In 2023, there were 132 SWAT callouts compared to 108 in 2022. The increased training and tools provided to our SWAT team allows them to overwhelmingly end most situations peacefully and effectively.

• The Spokane Regional Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) People experiencing behavioral health issues make up a significant portion of law enforcement calls for service, requiring a dedicated team of law enforcement and mental health clinicians to respond to such calls. BHU has many successes diverting people in crisis away from hospital emergency rooms or jail, thus freeing up space in those overtaxed facilities, while helping to ensure public safety and providing services for those in need with an eye toward long term solutions. In 2023, the BHU contacted 4,321 individuals, or approximately 360 people each month, with 74% of them having an outcome other than jail or hospital. The calls and incidents BHU team members manage relieve patrol officers allowing them to respond to other calls for service. In 2023, the BHU relieved an impressive 5,567 calls from patrol.

• City Ordinances Adopted Drug use and addiction plague our state and city at unprecedented levels. SPD worked with Spokane City Council members to provide our legislative body with the most accurate information regarding behavior endangering our community. Working together, the City of Spokane was able to implement a City Ordinance designed to curb the use of drugs in public, and put those willing to receive help in contact with the appropriate resources. Additionally, SPD worked closely with City Council to pass an ordinance last summer aimed at keeping our parks safe and free of property damage afterhours. The ordinance made it a misdemeanor to be in a city park when the parks are closed -previously doing so was a civil infraction. The ordinance was designed to provide a deterrent to the unlawful and violent behavior that resulted in nine shooting victims in city parks in 2022. SPD’s education efforts and public awareness of the Park Ordinance resulted in significant improvement in the environment at the parks afterhours. SPD’s education and enforcement efforts around both park violations and open drug use will continue in 2024 with the goal of making our public spaces safer for everyone.

Complaints down, Commendations up
SPD maintains a process that allows us to assess the actions of our employees with the ultimate objective of improving service and holding our employees accountable. Complaints sometimes reveal the need to modify a policy or procedure, or reveal a need for training. In 2023, complaints to SPD decreased 12% compared to 2022. Additionally, SPD continues to receive 3 times the commendations as complaints. In 2023, SPD saw a 12% increase in commendations compared to 2022.

SPD’s successes in providing the best possible public safety to our community did not happen in a vacuum in 2023. Many happened with community collaboration and all were accomplished under the leadership of former Police Chief Craig Meidl who retired at the end of 2023 after more than seven years as Chief. ***Here are just a few of the accomplishments under Chief Meidl (2016-2023)***

WASPC Re-Accredited Agency (2018, 2022)
The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Accreditation program reflects the highest professional standards of policing. Accreditation provides a review process for agencies to be certified as operating under industry best practices and standards. It is an extremely lengthy and involved process. The majority of law enforcement agencies in the state have yet to achieve accreditation; SPD has successfully accredited and re-accredited for the last decade.

WASPC Leadership (2020-2021)
Chief Meidl served as The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) President. WASPC consists of law enforcement leaders statewide who work toward a common goal of creating a safer state through legislative priorities, statewide programs, and training and development of best practices. WASPC is the lead agency in Washington State that speaks for the hundreds of Police Chiefs and Sheriffs as a unified voice. Chief Meidl understood the value WASPC brings to SPD and championed our involvement with WASPC.

Legislative Advocacy
Chief Meidl advocated for the adoption of law enforcement best practices and has a long history of implementing reforms to SPD practices before the actions of the Washington Legislature in recent years. He implemented the final recommendations of the Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (DOJ COPS) collaborative reform process early in his tenure as Chief. Over the following years, he advocated for more substantial changes to the Use of Force, De-Escalation and Vehicle Pursuit policies. He also mandated every officer receive 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) in their first year of employment as well as offered an advanced CIT training for some officers including motivational interviewing. Later, he fought hard to prevent and modify reform legislation that he found to be contrary to officer and public safety or that diminished accountability for criminal offenders.

Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Agency (2021-Present)
SPD was selected for the ABLE Project, Georgetown University Law Center’s national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agencies committed to building a culture of peer intervention that prevents harm. This program includes intensive initial training and continued annual training.

SPD Mission, Vision, and Values
The Chief empaneled a committee representative of the department that crafted the current Mission, Vision and Values of the Spokane Police. Chief Meidl knew it was important that our guiding tenets were the creation of the men and women of the department and not a top-down mandate. Mission Statement -The Spokane Police Department is committed to providing excellence in policing, enhancing the safety and security of individuals, and building partnerships to better the lives of our community members as a whole. Vision - Our vision is to serve every member of our community with professionalism, integrity and compassion so that with every interaction we continue to build trust, preserve safety and model ethical policing.

Expanded and Enhanced Community Outreach
Chief Meidl prioritized and expanded community outreach efforts, such as the Police Activities League (PAL) and the Youth Police Initiative (YPI). It was under his leadership that these programs were emphasized and institutionalized into the department culture. Despite perennial staffing difficulties and almost unlimited demands upon the department, Chief Meidl remained steadfast in his commitment to maintain a dedicated Community Outreach Unit.

Once again we thank our community members for the honor to serve and protect you in 2023. Here’s to a safe and prosperous New Year!

SPD arrests suspect in shooting incident, along with related previous violent episodes On 01-02-24, SPD patrol officers ...
01/04/2024

SPD arrests suspect in shooting incident, along with related previous violent episodes

On 01-02-24, SPD patrol officers responded to a shooting incident in the 4100 block of W Francis Ave in Northwest Spokane. Initial information was that shots had been fired, a male was potentially injured, and the suspect had retreated into a residence that contained at least one adult woman and several children.

Upon arriving, officers promptly entered the residence in order to protect the potential victims from the reportedly armed assailant. Officers quickly located the suspect, later identified as 44-year-old Torin Harrington, as well as several children and adults who had sought shelter in order to protect themselves from the suspect.

A short distance away from the scene, officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers immediately rendered aid until care could be transferred to medical personnel who later transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment.

Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the incident had begun the night before (New Years Eve) as a domestic violence incident. Harrington allegedly accosted a female acquaintance, struck her with a firearm, and forced her into a vehicle before driving around the City. The next day Harrington allegedly returned, burst into the residence, and subsequently shot the adult male who was a friend of Harrington’s female acquaintance. Harrington also reportedly threatened and pointed the firearm at other individuals inside the residence.

Harrington was arrested for four counts of Assault 2nd Degree, one count of Assault 1st Degree, and Kidnapping 1st Degree. At the writing of this release he remains detained in the Spokane County Jail.

Congratulations to our 6 new police officers! They were sworn in today by Interim Police Chief Justin Lundgren. These ex...
01/02/2024

Congratulations to our 6 new police officers! They were sworn in today by Interim Police Chief Justin Lundgren. These exceptional hires now begin the 5 month Basic Law Enforcement Academy under the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission – thanks for choosing SPD!

01/02/2024

UPDATE:
The individual in these photos has been identified.
Thanks for the help in identifying this individual and photos are removed.

Recognize any of these people? Click on the pictures and help SPD solve these porch pirate cases. Email [email protected] and reference the report # on the picture.

From the SPD family to yours, we wish each of you a safe and healthy New Years.
01/01/2024

From the SPD family to yours, we wish each of you a safe and healthy New Years.

12/30/2023

On average, a DUI can set you back $10K in attorney’s fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, and more. Don’t waste your hard-earned cash on a bad decision. or Get Pulled Over.

Come watch SPD officers, SCSO deputies and other local law enforcement battle it out on the ice Saturday night! It’s not...
12/30/2023

Come watch SPD officers, SCSO deputies and other local law enforcement battle it out on the ice Saturday night!
It’s not too late to get discounted tickets via the link below, based on availability – the deadline is extended.
This annual LE battle has proven to be a lot of fun so don’t miss it - your ticket is good to stay on for the Chief’s game at 6pm!

Recognize any of these people? Click on the pictures and help SPD solve these porch pirate cases. Email thefttips@spokan...
12/29/2023

Recognize any of these people? Click on the pictures and help SPD solve these porch pirate cases. Email [email protected] and reference the report # on the picture.

Congratulations to SPD’s 8 Basic Law Enforcement Academy graduates! They joined 20 other officers from across Washington...
12/28/2023

Congratulations to SPD’s 8 Basic Law Enforcement Academy graduates! They joined 20 other officers from across Washington in successfully completing the 5 month Academy. Next, officers complete a 3 week post Academy and then you will see them on the streets with our other officers. Congrats & stay safe!

Thank you to David's Pizza and an ardent law enforcement supporter who showed their appreciation for our police with a s...
12/27/2023

Thank you to David's Pizza and an ardent law enforcement supporter who showed their appreciation for our police with a slice of pizza last week.
We felt the love and so enjoyed the fabulous pizza!

12/23/2023

Merry Christmas from the Spokane Police Department!

Once again this year, SPD with the help of The Spokane Police Foundation and some great partners, provided 20 local families with Christmas gifts.

This video of SPD’s Adopt a Family program should make you smile and help us all remember what a blessing it is to bless others!

Thank you COUNTRY Financial, through Operation Helping Heroes, for treating our local law enforcement officers to coffee...
12/22/2023

Thank you COUNTRY Financial, through Operation Helping Heroes, for treating our local law enforcement officers to coffee yesterday. We appreciate your support of police and other first responders and know they enjoyed a hot cup of java on a cold day! Thanks to representatives from Canopy Mortgage and Windermere Real Estate for being a part of the gift as well.

UPDATE: Two suspects arrested for 1st Degree Murder in 2022 shooting investigation In the early morning hours of New Yea...
12/22/2023

UPDATE: Two suspects arrested for 1st Degree Murder in 2022 shooting investigation

In the early morning hours of New Years Eve 2022, SPD responded to a shooting in the 1400 block of E 7th Ave. The victim, later identified by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office as 42-year-old Carlos Thomas, was shot multiple times while inside a vehicle at the location.

SPD’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) conducted an exhaustive investigation which included collection and analysis of physical and digital evidence, extensive witnesses interviews, and pursuing multiple leads. After nearly a year, detectives were able to establish probable cause arrest 27-year-old Takao R Bay, and 30-year-old Elijiah Harvey for 1st Degree Murder. Additionally, Harvey has been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. Harvey is believed to have shot Thomas, while Bay’s arrest stems from information he was an accomplice. Both Harvey and Bay were in-custody on unrelated charges at the time of their arrests yesterday – 12/20/23.

The investigation is on-going, and additional charges are possible. The information available to investigators suggests the victim and suspects were known to each other, and this was a targeted attack.

Harvey’s criminal history includes felony convictions for theft, assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Bay has four felony convictions which include possession of a stolen motor vehicle and attempting to elude a police vehicle.

Both remain in Spokane County Jail at the writing of this release.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

SPD investigating fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood

On 12-31-2022, just after 1:30AM, SPD patrol officers responded to a shooting in the 1400 block of E 7th Ave. One adult male was fatally wounded.

The Spokane Police Department's Major Crimes Unit (MCU) is investigating. Anyone with information about this incident, who has not yet spoken with investigators, is urged to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

12/21/2023

Chief Meidl looks back at his time with SPD and updates you on the state of the police department. Please enjoy this final Meidl’s Minute.

Chief Meidl speaking with New Tech Prep Crim J class last week.  Just one of many outreach efforts the Chief has been a ...
12/20/2023

Chief Meidl speaking with New Tech Prep Crim J class last week. Just one of many outreach efforts the Chief has been a part of over the years, helping to connect the community with it’s police department! !

It’s present wrapping day for SPD’s annual Adopt a Family program! Valued partners - Les Schwab Tire Centers, Christian ...
12/20/2023

It’s present wrapping day for SPD’s annual Adopt a Family program! Valued partners - Les Schwab Tire Centers, Christian Brothers Automotive, Responders Emergency Services CU and Teen & Kid Closet help make this program possible by donating funds and time through the Spokane Police Foundation.
Starting tomorrow SPD officers and employees of these businesses will deliver the gifts to families in need. Thank you officers and community partners for brightening the holidays for others!

Some scouts from the Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho stopped by to honor Chief Craig Meidl yesterday.The...
12/19/2023

Some scouts from the Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho stopped by to honor Chief Craig Meidl yesterday.
They presented him with the first ever “I Made the World a Better Place Award”.
As Chief Meidl wraps up his near 30 years of service with SPD, many well-wishers are voicing their appreciation for the Chief – the department is grateful for the support!

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at the Public Safety Building campus at 1100 W. Mallon is now adorned with a Chris...
12/19/2023

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at the Public Safety Building campus at 1100 W. Mallon is now adorned with a Christmas wreath. It was placed there during the Spokane Regional Law Enforcement Museum first annual Christmas Wreath Laying Ceremony on Sunday. The ceremony was to honor and remember all officers who have died in the line of duty in Washington State- 25 white flowers in honor of those who died in Spokane County. It was a beautiful tribute by SPD and SCSO Honor Guards, Chief Craig Meidl, and a representative from the Spokane Police Chaplaincy. Blessings to the families of those taken too soon serving their community. As you visit the Public Safety Building and courts during this season, take a moment to enjoy the wreath and reflect.

This morning Chief Craig Meidl swore in our last commissioned hire of the year, a lateral officer who comes to the Spoka...
12/18/2023

This morning Chief Craig Meidl swore in our last commissioned hire of the year, a lateral officer who comes to the Spokane Police Department from Montana. We are pleased that he, and so many others this year, chose to join our department – welcome to the SPD family!

The Spokane Police Department has hired a total of 34 officers this year, to include both new hires and laterals. For more information on joining the Spokane Police Department as a police officer, visit https://my.spokanecity.org/police/officer/jobs/.

One suspect arrested for two counts of 1st Degree Murder On 12-16-23, SPD’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) detectives, with ass...
12/17/2023

One suspect arrested for two counts of 1st Degree Murder

On 12-16-23, SPD’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) detectives, with assistance from SPD patrol officers, Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) members, and Special Investigations Unit (SIU) detectives, arrested 25-year-old Brandon L. Kenny for two counts of 1st Degree Murder.

On 12-8-23, a little after 11PM, SPD responded to the report of gun shots heard near E Cleveland Ave and N Cuba St in Northeast Spokane. Patrol officers arrived and located two victims, both of which were later pronounced deceased at the scene. The Spokane County Medical Examiner has since identified the two victims as 37-year-old Colton Russell, and 23-year-old Kiara Morgan-Weiland.

MCU detectives immediately began investigating, and over the course of the following week they pursued multiple leads, interviewed numerous people, and executed search warrants.

The investigation is on-going and detectives are working to determine the involvement of other persons. While facts are still being gathered, the information available to investigators at this time indicates the victims were known to the suspect, and this was not a random act.

Kenny was booked into Spokane County Jail for two counts of 1st Degree Murder. Additional charges are possible. Kenny has six felony convictions for crimes including criminal mischief with a deadly weapon, burglary, and theft.

A big honor for Chief Meidl today as Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers  stopped by to thank him for his service. She ...
12/16/2023

A big honor for Chief Meidl today as Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers stopped by to thank him for his service. She presented Chief Meidl with an American flag that was flown over the United States Capitol. Mayor Woodward City of Spokane - Municipal Government joined in honoring the Chief, presenting him with a token of the City’s appreciation for the Chief’s “commitment, collaboration, and contribution to the future of our community”. Chief Meidl is in his last few weeks with the department before his resignation.

Spokane Police arrest prolific shoplifter downtown On 12/14/2023, SPD officers with the Downtown Precinct arrested 34 ye...
12/16/2023

Spokane Police arrest prolific shoplifter downtown

On 12/14/2023, SPD officers with the Downtown Precinct arrested 34 year old Nathan L. Loveland and charged him with 2nd Degree Organized Retail Theft. Several downtown retail stores report Loveland walking into their stores, grabbing handfuls of merchandise and walking out the front door. Store personnel say this happened multiple times over the last few weeks - in one case several times in the same day. Store security video from the Nike store captured Loveland stealing merchandise and officers were able to locate him in the downtown area shortly after a reported theft.

Loveland was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

The estimated value of goods stolen from both Nike and North Face in this particular theft spree is approximately $3,000. Downtown store personnel and security, mall security, and private downtown business security are working closely with Spokane Police to hold those responsible for shoplifting responsible. Retail theft is a crime that affects all of us. Recent reports show organized retail crime has become a major issue for retailers nationwide with Washington state ranking as the state most impacted by retail crime. SPD continues to work diligently to keep our Downtown core safe and enjoyable for all.

Spokane Police investigate the case of a missing person found deceasedOn 12/14/2023, Major Crimes detectives located the...
12/15/2023

Spokane Police investigate the case of a missing person found deceased

On 12/14/2023, Major Crimes detectives located the body of a person reported to police as missing in early December. Detectives working on the missing persons case developed information that lead them to a property south of Spokane Valley where they found the person deceased.

This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be released as appropriate.

The identity of the person and the cause and manner of death will be released at a later date by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Recognize any of these people? Click on the pictures and help SPD solve these porch pirate cases. Email thefttips@spokan...
12/15/2023

Recognize any of these people? Click on the pictures and help SPD solve these porch pirate cases. Email [email protected] and reference the report # on the picture.
Report #2023-92004447

SPD’s SPEAR unit working to combat package thefts For many, the holiday season ushers in joy and happiness. But being th...
12/15/2023

SPD’s SPEAR unit working to combat package thefts

For many, the holiday season ushers in joy and happiness. But being the victim of a package theft can put a damper on those festive feelings, not only due to the monetary loss of the items stolen, but also the damage to a person’s sense of security. SPD’s Stolen Property Enforcement and Recovery unit, SPEAR, is working to curtail package theft by implementing a variety of proactive and investigative strategies.

SPEAR investigators are actively working on numerous cases, and suspects have been identified with arrests made. Additionally, the SPEAR unit frequently reviews footage from security cameras and works to identity suspects depicted, but we need the public’s help! Please monitor SPD’s page where we have a dedicated photo album labeled “Package Theft Investigations.” If you recognize an individual within the album, email [email protected]. Include the identity of the person you believe to be depicted, along with the corresponding report number associated with the photo. We have been able to utilize information provided by the public to solve a multitude of cases; your help is invaluable!

The SPEAR unit is also implementing a ‘bait’ package program. Working with home and business owners, packages will be monitored through a variety of means in order to apprehend those stealing them.

If you have been the victim of a package theft, please report it to Crime Check either by phone at 509-456-2233, or via their website at spokane911.com. SPD frequently learns of package thefts that have not been reported, which makes any subsequent investigation much more difficult.

Working together we can curb this grinch-like trend!

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