Local detectives: burglary investigation leads to arrests - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Local detectives: burglary investigation leads to arrests

SPOKANE, Wash. - Officers responding to a burglary in progress call early Monday ended up arresting the 14 and 15-year-old suspects, recovering the stolen property and seizing an SUV and pistol.

At about 1 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2700 block of N. Perrine Court.  The home is a known hangout for gang associates. 

Upon arrival, the adult female living there said she heard noises upstairs from her basement bedroom and went up to check them out.  She saw the teen boys, both of whom she knew as associates of her son, carrying her flat-screen television out of the house.  A laptop left on the couch was also gone.

The 15-year-old son told officers he had been conversing with the suspects on-line and they were intent on stealing a television to trade for marijuana.  He refused to hand over his mother's TV, so the suspects said they would target the clubhouse of a nearby apartment complex.

As officers were investigating the residential burglary, an alarm was received from the apartment complex.  Someone had entered through an unlocked door and knocked a computer screen to the floor.  Nothing appeared to be missing.

Shortly thereafter, Corporal Darin Staley found a white Ford Expedition parked at some apartments in the 700 block of North Argonne.  The two burglary suspects and two other teens were inside.  

All were removed and restrained for questioning.  A loaded .22-caliber pistol was found in the SUV and there was a laptop on the backseat.  The vehicle was seized for further search later Monday.

After questioning the teens, the two named (by the victim) suspects were arrested and booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention on felony counts of Residential Burglary.  Both were runaways.

A third teenager was arrested on a previously issued felony warrant.  The stolen flat-screen television was later found not far from the victim's home, apparently dumped as the two suspects fled the area.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man accused of killing Cheney pot shop employee confesses in interview

    Man accused of killing Cheney pot shop employee confesses in interview

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 01:50:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who admitted to kidnapping and then killing a stranger outside a Cheney marijuana shop gave a full confession to KHQ's Hayley Guenthner as he sat behind bars. Donavon Culps said he shot victim Cameron Smith "three or four times" after he felt Smith was "disrespectful" to him.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man who admitted to kidnapping and then killing a stranger outside a Cheney marijuana shop gave a full confession to KHQ's Hayley Guenthner as he sat behind bars. Donavon Culps said he shot victim Cameron Smith "three or four times" after he felt Smith was "disrespectful" to him.

    >>
  • Washington State Patrol respond to fatal crash on I-90 near Freya

    Washington State Patrol respond to fatal crash on I-90 near Freya

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-19 06:42:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Washington State Patrol troopers say speed may have been a factor in the fatal crash on I-90 Monday night. Troopers say reader boards were activated telling drivers to slow down due to power line work happening on I-90. Troopers say the victim slammed into the back of a semi.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Washington State Patrol troopers say speed may have been a factor in the fatal crash on I-90 Monday night. Troopers say reader boards were activated telling drivers to slow down due to power line work happening on I-90. Troopers say the victim slammed into the back of a semi.

    >>
  • NEW COURT DOCUMENTS: Chilling discoveries in aftermath of Freeman School Shooting

    NEW COURT DOCUMENTS: Chilling discoveries in aftermath of Freeman School Shooting

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:10 AM EDT2017-09-19 06:10:33 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A newly filed search warrant, specifically for the Freeman School Shooting suspect's high school locker and home, is revealing more information about what led up to those tragic events of Wednesday, September 13th, and what immediately followed. The Search Warrant begins with a description of the events immediately after the shooting.

    >>

    KHQ.COM - A newly filed search warrant, specifically for the Freeman School Shooting suspect's high school locker and home, is revealing more information about what led up to those tragic events of Wednesday, September 13th, and what immediately followed. The Search Warrant begins with a description of the events immediately after the shooting.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/