Spokane Valley Burglar Caught In The Act - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Spokane Valley Burglar Caught In The Act

UPDATE: 

After serving the search warrant on the Jeep Cherokee, Spokane Valley Property Crime Detective Roger Knight located a pawn slip that has resulted in identifying several snow blowers and generators that were stolen and pawned.  Detective Knight is asking the public to make sure they are not missing these items from their property.  If anyone is missing either of these items, you are asked to contact Detective Knight at 477-3339.  Some type of proof of ownership will be required to redeem your property.




SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT  PRESS RELEASE
Valley Burglar Caught In The Act


Yesterday, October 29th, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Chan Erdman responded to a vehicle prowling call near 4500 S. VanMarter. Dispatch said the complainant called in to report his work truck was broken into and several tools were taken. The complainant said the suspect left in a dark Jeep Cherokee and provided a possible Idaho license plate.

At about 10:35 a.m., Sgt. Dave Martin spotted a vehicle matching the description traveling northbound on Dishman Mica near 28th. Sgt. Martin and Deputy Jim Ebel stopped the vehicle at 4th and Dishman Mica and contacted the driver, 32-year-old Michael Hill.

While Deputy Ebel and Sgt. Martin were speaking with Hill, Deputy Erdman returned to VanMarter to contact the complainant. He told Deputy Erdman he was replacing windows at a residence when the homeowner brought it to their attention someone was taking tools out of their van. The complainant ran outside and saw the male suspect leave in the Cherokee. He looked in his van and saw thousands of dollars worth of power tools had been stolen.

Deputy Erdman gave the homeowner a ride to 4th and Dishman Mica where she positively identified Hill as the person that was in the van. Deputy Erdman was also able to see power tools inside Hill's vehicle matching the description the victim provided. Deputy Erdman gave the homeowner a ride home and when he arrived dispatch advised there had been another burglary reported near the 3900 block of S. Woodruff Road. Deputy Erdman contacted the homeowner and he told him he heard his dogs barking and looked out in the garage. He said he was holding his infant child and saw a dark Cherokee parked across the street. He laid his child down, came back out to the garage and saw the vehicle was gone. He looked around and saw he was missing a Skill Saw and a Spectra laser level both totaling $1,270.00 in value.

Deputy Erdman returned to 4th and Dishman Mica. Deputy Ebel said Hill chose not to speak with him but that the 28-year-old female passenger was willing to talk. She agreed to take Deputy Erdman to two locations Hill had burglarized while she was with him. Without any input from Deputy Erdman, she drove him to both victims' homes he had been at. Today, Wednesday, October 30th, Spokane Valley Property Crimes Detectives served a search warrant on the vehicle and returned all the stolen items back to both victims.

  • Hill was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the felony charges of Residential Burglary, two counts of 2nd Degree Theft, and a misdemeanor charge of Vehicle Prowling.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane man intervenes in terrifying case of road rage

    Spokane man intervenes in terrifying case of road rage

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:23 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:23:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A terrifying case of road rage could have gotten much worse if it hadn't been for a total stranger. The man went from a spectator to a participant in a matter of seconds. Once James Williams saw there were kids involved in this potentially dangerous situation, the former Marine Corps. medic said he had to do whatever he could do to help.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A terrifying case of road rage could have gotten much worse if it hadn't been for a total stranger. The man went from a spectator to a participant in a matter of seconds. Once James Williams saw there were kids involved in this potentially dangerous situation, the former Marine Corps. medic said he had to do whatever he could do to help.

    >>
  • Coeur d’Alene Police search for armed robbery suspect

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:35 AM EDT2017-09-21 13:35:12 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d’Alene Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect who entered a grocery store demanding money from the clerk at gunpoint. The robbery occurred around 9pm Wednesday at Jordan's Grocery in the 1000 block of N. 15th street. The suspect male entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk who removed all the cash from the register and gave it to the suspect.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d’Alene Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect who entered a grocery store demanding money from the clerk at gunpoint. The robbery occurred around 9pm Wednesday at Jordan's Grocery in the 1000 block of N. 15th street. The suspect male entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk who removed all the cash from the register and gave it to the suspect.

    >>
  • Family, friends remember artist killed in I-90 crash

    Family, friends remember artist killed in I-90 crash

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:13:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Ryan Foster received the tragic news about losing his sister in a crash on Interstate 90, he couldn’t believe it. He was all the way back east in Jersey City, New Jersey, and got on a plane as fast as he could "Just shock, disbelief. I mean there's still a great deal of it, but at this point it's just about remembering her," said Ryan. 24-year-old Michaelanne Foster is being remembered as a talented artist and a loving and caring sister.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Ryan Foster received the tragic news about losing his sister in a crash on Interstate 90, he couldn’t believe it. He was all the way back east in Jersey City, New Jersey, and got on a plane as fast as he could "Just shock, disbelief. I mean there's still a great deal of it, but at this point it's just about remembering her," said Ryan. 24-year-old Michaelanne Foster is being remembered as a talented artist and a loving and caring sister.

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

  • Man arrested in North Spokane for assaulting ex-girlfriend

    Man arrested in North Spokane for assaulting ex-girlfriend

    Friday, September 22 2017 2:25 AM EDT2017-09-22 06:25:16 GMT
    Man arrested in North Spokane for assaulting ex-girlfriendMan arrested in North Spokane for assaulting ex-girlfriend

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On September 21st, just before 5:30 pm Officers responded to a home in the area of Mansfield and Ash. A woman told police that her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Brandon Vanlanham, was assaulting her. The woman stated she had a restraining order against Vanlanham, which Police confirmed. When officers arrived to the home, they discovered that Vanlanham had fled the scene.  About two hours later the woman called 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On September 21st, just before 5:30 pm Officers responded to a home in the area of Mansfield and Ash. A woman told police that her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Brandon Vanlanham, was assaulting her. The woman stated she had a restraining order against Vanlanham, which Police confirmed. When officers arrived to the home, they discovered that Vanlanham had fled the scene.  About two hours later the woman called 

    >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 21st

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 21st

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:00:53 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 21st.

    >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, September 21st.

    >>
  • Missing inmate possibly spotted on surveillance video

    Missing inmate possibly spotted on surveillance video

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:56 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:56:02 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It's been 48 hours since 22-year-old Duncan Mead walked away from his work release crew from the Geiger Correctional Facility in Spokane Valley. There hadn't been any signs of him until yesterday afternoon. It was quite the surprise for Curtis yesterday when a neighbor came over and told him that they spotted a man walking down their street looking in parked cars and trying doors.     Curtis took a look at his 

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It's been 48 hours since 22-year-old Duncan Mead walked away from his work release crew from the Geiger Correctional Facility in Spokane Valley. There hadn't been any signs of him until yesterday afternoon. It was quite the surprise for Curtis yesterday when a neighbor came over and told him that they spotted a man walking down their street looking in parked cars and trying doors.     Curtis took a look at his 

    >>