Law enforcement agencies recover stolen Corvette, FIrebird - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Law enforcement agencies recover stolen Corvette, FIrebird

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

On November 2, 2017, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office received a residential burglary report from a complainant who was in the State of Alaska at the time of the reported incident. The complainant/‌victim notified the Sheriff’s Department that she had received information that her Pontiac Firebird had been stolen from her family’s shop, located in Ford, Washington. Investigators also learned that additional vehicles including some classic cars were inside of the shop and that the suspect’s scheme was to sell several other vehicles from the shop on the following day. Investigators learned that the suspects had contacted a tow company, and had the tow company tow a stolen Pontiac Firebird to 425 Broadway Avenue, in Reardan, Washington.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) was involved with the investigation and located a vehicle tarped in the front yard of the suspect’s residence and suspected the vehicle to be the stolen Pontiac. The LCSO continued supporting the investigation and provided valuable Intel to investigators. The Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force (SRATTF), consisting of detectives from the Washington State Patrol, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Police Department; were notified and assisted the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office with the auto theft investigation.

On November 3, 2017, detectives from the Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force and Stevens County Sheriff’s Office conducted surveillance on the suspect’s Reardan residence as well as the victim’s property in Ford, Washington. During surveillance operations, two of the three suspects were observed arriving at the victim’s property, where the suspects entered the property’s shop. SRATTF detectives, a Stevens County Sheriff’s Office detective and deputies along with a Chewelah Police Department K-9 officer apprehended Andrew Samuelson and Christopher Terrell, who were arrested on the victim’s property. Also, SRATTF detectives located and arrested the third suspect in Airway Heights, Candi Terrell. During the on-scene investigation, two people arrived on scene to purchase more of the stolen vehicles. Also, detectives learned of a 1977 Corvette Stingray that was sold out of the shop on the previous day.

Following the arrests, investigators conducted a follow-up investigation at the suspect’s residence in Reardan, where additional stolen property belonging to the victim family was located/‌recovered.

The three suspects were booked into the Stevens County Jail for numerous felony charges. Some of the charges consisted of burglary, theft of motor vehicles, trafficking in stolen property, and forgery and two of the suspects were booked on outstanding warrants.

On November 6, 2017, the Auto Theft Task Force recovered the last stolen vehicle from the shop and stolen property in Spokane County, (a red 1977 Corvette Stingray).

The following agencies assisted in the investigation: Alaska Department of Public Safety (state troopers), Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force (WSP, SPD, SCSO), Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, and Chewelah Police Department.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Victims in Lewiston double homicide identified

    Victims in Lewiston double homicide identified

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:38 PM EST2017-11-23 02:38:39 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Autopsies have been performed on the two women who were found dead in Lewiston on Tuesday. One victim was identified as suspect Richard Allen Carlin's ex-wife, 72-year-old Raetta Dee Carlin. The other woman was identified as 50-year-old Michelle Lynn Carlin, the daughter of Raetta and Richard Carlin.

    >>

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Autopsies have been performed on the two women who were found dead in Lewiston on Tuesday. One victim was identified as suspect Richard Allen Carlin's ex-wife, 72-year-old Raetta Dee Carlin. The other woman was identified as 50-year-old Michelle Lynn Carlin, the daughter of Raetta and Richard Carlin.

    >>
  • Man charged in police pursuit crash that killed 3-year-old

    Man charged in police pursuit crash that killed 3-year-old

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 7:31 PM EST2017-11-23 00:31:28 GMT

     WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A teenage driver who authorities say crashed his car at an intersection while fleeing police, killing a 3-year-old and injuring four other people faces charges.    Eighteen-year-old Zekhi Lee was charged Wednesday with first-degree manslaughter and evading responsibility in connection with the Tuesday afternoon crash. He's being held on $1.2 million bail.

    >>

     WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A teenage driver who authorities say crashed his car at an intersection while fleeing police, killing a 3-year-old and injuring four other people faces charges.    Eighteen-year-old Zekhi Lee was charged Wednesday with first-degree manslaughter and evading responsibility in connection with the Tuesday afternoon crash. He's being held on $1.2 million bail.

    >>
  • Semi crash on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene blocks eastbound lanes for hours

    Semi crash on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene blocks eastbound lanes for hours

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:41 PM EST2017-11-23 03:41:53 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - One person was taken to the hospital after a crash with a semi truck in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Wednesday morning. It happened around 11:45 a.m. Idaho State Police report a white 2017 Freightliner truck towing three box trailers driven by 40-year-old Ricardo T.J. Saenz of Pasco, Washington. was headed eastbound and attempted to change lanes.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - One person was taken to the hospital after a crash with a semi truck in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Wednesday morning. It happened around 11:45 a.m. Idaho State Police report a white 2017 Freightliner truck towing three box trailers driven by 40-year-old Ricardo T.J. Saenz of Pasco, Washington. was headed eastbound and attempted to change lanes.

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

  • Moses Lake woman arrested for attempting to sell stolen pocket watches online

    Moses Lake woman arrested for attempting to sell stolen pocket watches online

    Thursday, November 23 2017 2:11 AM EST2017-11-23 07:11:18 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police Officers arrested 21-year-old Brittany Strong Wednesday morning after she attempted to sell stolen property via a Facebook buy and sell page. Just a week ago today she was arrested for stealing hundreds of pieces of mail in the Peninsula area of Moses Lake. Officers say they received several tips from our Facebook readers Tuesday that Strong was trying to sell two antique gold watches. 

    >>

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake Police Officers arrested 21-year-old Brittany Strong Wednesday morning after she attempted to sell stolen property via a Facebook buy and sell page. Just a week ago today she was arrested for stealing hundreds of pieces of mail in the Peninsula area of Moses Lake. Officers say they received several tips from our Facebook readers Tuesday that Strong was trying to sell two antique gold watches. 

    >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 22nd

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 22nd

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 5:24 PM EST2017-11-22 22:24:30 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 22nd.

    >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, November 22nd.

    >>
  • Balloons, Broadway stars and security at Macy's parade

    Balloons, Broadway stars and security at Macy's parade

    Thursday, November 23 2017 1:28 AM EST2017-11-23 06:28:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And police are going all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.    The parade steps off Thursday with marching bands, performers from Broadway hits, elaborate floats and signature giant balloons.

    >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And police are going all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.    The parade steps off Thursday with marching bands, performers from Broadway hits, elaborate floats and signature giant balloons.

    >>