Detectives looking to identify man suspected of using stolen credit card

Courtesy of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office

SPOKANE, Wash. - A man suspected of using a stolen credit card was identified and arrested with the public's help.

Back on July 5, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office asked the public if anyone recognized a man suspected of using a credit card that had been stolen during a car prowling incident at Bear Lake in north Spokane County. 

According to the sheriff's office, tips started flowing in and detectives were able to identify the man as 21-year-old Ian Van Sickle. 

Detectives tried to contact Van Sickle at a home on W. Augusta on August 6 and saw a man fitting his description slinking away from the back of the home. 

They caught up with him a short distance away and identified him as Van Sickle, although he had cut his long hair. 

According to the sheriff's office, Van Sickle appeared nervous and despite being told he was under arrest, attempted to flee. He was taken into custody after a short struggle. 

He was booked into the Spokane County Jail for identity theft, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. He was also booked for two valid misdemeanor domestic violence warrants. 

The next day, after his first appearance, Van Sickle was released on his own recognizance on the new charges, but remained in custody due to the domestic violence warrants. The following day, Van Sickle posted the $2,000 bond and was released. 

"We are incredibly grateful for the tremendous amount of help and support we receive from our community," the sheriff's office said in a press release.