Spokane Police Arrest Prolific Burglar and Vehicle Thief - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Police Arrest Prolific Burglar and Vehicle Thief

Press release from Spokane Police Department:

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team arrested 39-year-old Thomas M. Clement, a prolific burglar connected to numerous burglaries and vehicle thefts in Spokane, including the Lincoln Heights burglaries from earlier this year and recent burglaries and vehicle thefts at Spokane Community College.  Clement was arrested on Wednesday however he faces additional charges today {Friday}, as Detectives have connected him with more incidents of burglary and theft. This arrest is an example of Spokane Police relentlessly pursuing active criminals in an effort to reduce crime in Spokane.  

On Wednesday (3-13-13), the Spokane Police Department Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) successfully located Thomas M. Clement near the intersection of Ralph and Riverside.  When Clement was arrested he was driving a stolen Dodge Dakota truck which detectives found to be related to a burglary and 2 reports of car theft on the Spokane Community College Campus earlier this month.  

In relation to the crimes at Spokane Community College, Clement was booked for:

-          1 count of 2nd Degree Burglary

-          2 counts of Vehicle Theft 

Detectives determined that during these crimes, Clement entered locker rooms and used bolt cutters to steal car keys from lockers.  

Detectives have also connected Clement to other recent burglaries including the Lincoln Heights burglaries from late January and early February this year.   Clement is believed to have been working with Curtis D. McKelvey (29 years old) and Chelsea A. Linerud (24 years old) who were arrested on February 4th for several burglaries occurring in the Lincoln Heights area.  These burglaries involved numerous businesses including Radio Shack, Hastings, GameStop, Ace Hardware, and the Eastern Washington Coin Company.  

In the course of their investigation, Spokane Police Detectives were able to connect Clement to the Lincoln Heights burglaries as well.  

Today he is additionally being charged with:

-          2 counts of Burglary

-          1 count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle worth more than $300,000.00

-          1st Degree Trafficking of Stolen Property

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Washington's new DUI-E law takes effect Sunday

    Washington's new DUI-E law takes effect Sunday

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:02 PM EDT2017-07-19 02:02:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He was my youngest, he was my baby bear," Tina Myer said about her son that was killed by a distracted driver. It was a distracted driver that killed Tina Myer's son Cody, hitting the 23-year-old as he was working as a flagger at a construction site in December 2015. He suffered severe injuries, and died several months later. Now Myer is joining Governor Inslee, praising a new DUI-E law.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - "He was my youngest, he was my baby bear," Tina Myer said about her son that was killed by a distracted driver. It was a distracted driver that killed Tina Myer's son Cody, hitting the 23-year-old as he was working as a flagger at a construction site in December 2015. He suffered severe injuries, and died several months later. Now Myer is joining Governor Inslee, praising a new DUI-E law.

    >>
  • Court docs: 3 month old baby with severe brain trauma taken to ICU

    Court docs: 3 month old baby with severe brain trauma taken to ICU

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:24:22 GMT
    Court docs: 3 month old baby with severe brain trauma taken to ICUCourt docs: 3 month old baby with severe brain trauma taken to ICU

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Officers were called to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Friday after receiving word that a three month old baby had arrived at the Intensive Care Unit with severe brain trauma. Court documents say the parents took the baby to the Holy Family Hospital, where the injuries were deemed severe. The baby was then taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart. According to the documents, a CPS caseworker says one 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Officers were called to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Friday after receiving word that a three month old baby had arrived at the Intensive Care Unit with severe brain trauma. Court documents say the parents took the baby to the Holy Family Hospital, where the injuries were deemed severe. The baby was then taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart. According to the documents, a CPS caseworker says one 

    >>
  • Man with previous ties to Coeur d'Alene and Spokane wanted by the FBI on meth trafficking charges

    Man with previous ties to Coeur d'Alene and Spokane wanted by the FBI on meth trafficking charges

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:57:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI is looking for a convicted felon they believe is involved in trafficking methamphetamine in Montana.  33-year-old Chase Storlie initially had a federal arrest warrant issued for him in Montana on June 9 for failure to appear at his arraignment in Helena. Storlie was previously charged on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI is looking for a convicted felon they believe is involved in trafficking methamphetamine in Montana.  33-year-old Chase Storlie initially had a federal arrest warrant issued for him in Montana on June 9 for failure to appear at his arraignment in Helena. Storlie was previously charged on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • One woman dead after mobile home fire in Elk

    One woman dead after mobile home fire in Elk

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:10:07 GMT

    ELK, Wash. - One woman is dead after an early morning mobile home fire in Elk, Washington.  Firefighters responded to the fire in the heavily wooded area to find the home engulfed in flames. Two people were inside the home when the flames broke out. Crews say they were alerted by smoke detectors,

    >>

    ELK, Wash. - One woman is dead after an early morning mobile home fire in Elk, Washington.  Firefighters responded to the fire in the heavily wooded area to find the home engulfed in flames. Two people were inside the home when the flames broke out. Crews say they were alerted by smoke detectors,

    >>
  • Family injured in car crash reunites with rescuer who saved baby

    Family injured in car crash reunites with rescuer who saved baby

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:45:09 GMT

    Cora Rose's life turned upside down after she and her family were in a terrible crash Sunday night at the intersection of Division and Sprague. Court documents show the driver who caused the accident, Tomika Smith, had several beers and smoked marijuana just hours before slamming into Rose's van at 50 to 60 miles per hour. 

    >>

    Cora Rose's life turned upside down after she and her family were in a terrible crash Sunday night at the intersection of Division and Sprague. Court documents show the driver who caused the accident, Tomika Smith, had several beers and smoked marijuana just hours before slamming into Rose's van at 50 to 60 miles per hour. 

    >>
  • WATCH: Bear rides motorcycle in Russia

    WATCH: Bear rides motorcycle in Russia

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:37 AM EDT2017-07-20 13:37:26 GMT

    RUSSIA - Drivers in northern Russia got quite a show when two bikers decided to take their motorcycle for a ride. this was no ordinary cruise as the duo had a live bear riding with them in their sidecar.  the very well-trained bear named Tim sat calmly in his seat while even waving at cars and folks passing by. the bikers and their 250-pound bear, are actually part of a traveling circus run by the local bike club that regularly makes appearances. 

    >>

    RUSSIA - Drivers in northern Russia got quite a show when two bikers decided to take their motorcycle for a ride. this was no ordinary cruise as the duo had a live bear riding with them in their sidecar.  the very well-trained bear named Tim sat calmly in his seat while even waving at cars and folks passing by. the bikers and their 250-pound bear, are actually part of a traveling circus run by the local bike club that regularly makes appearances. 

    >>