Hot-spot patrol leads to arrest of three people for five felonies

Sgt. Lydia Taylor, 509.481.8656

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Incident Number: 13-339772

Hot-spot patrol leads to arrest of three people for 5 felonies, 4 misdemeanors and a warrant in downtown Spokane. Jamie Mattozzi (27), Michael Dial (22) and Kenda Bradford (34) were all arrested for Trespass and drug charges.

On 10-7-13, around 6:30 p.m., Spokane Police Officer Prim was working a Hot-spot patrol in the downtown corridor. Hot-spots are areas that Spokane Police Department's Crime Analysts have identified as being areas of reported crime that require extra police presence. While conducting the Hot-spot patrol, Ofc. Prim observed three people on Department of Transportation property in the freeway area of Howard and 4th, which is clearly posted as no trespassing. Upon contacting the three subjects, Ofc. Prim immediately identified one subject, Jamie Mattozzi, from previous contact and knew she had a warrant for her arrest for theft. While waiting for police dispatch to confirm the warrant Mattozzi attempted to run away from Ofc. Prim. The warrant was confirmed and she was detained. Mattozzi was arrested on her warrant, for resisting arrest and for PCS Methamphetamine. Officers arrested the two other people in the incident for 2nd Degree Trespass. Both subjects had drugs in their possession. Michael Dial was arrested for 2nd Degree Trespass and PCS Methamphetamine. Kenda Bradford was arrested for PCS Heroin, PCS Methamphetamine, PCS Hydrocodone and 2nd Degree Trespass.

This example highlights SPD's use of data to place officers in Hot-spot areas of reported activity and subsequently arresting individuals committing crime in Spokane.

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