Nine time convicted felon arrested for Hillyard burglary

Sgt. Lydia Taylor, 481.8565

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Incident #: 14-37228

Spokane Police arrest prolific thief for Hillyard area burglary; 50-year-old Burnell Doering arrested for 2nd Degree Burglary and Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle. Doering has a long criminal history, including nine felony convictions for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree Theft (x 2), 2nd Degree Possession of Stolen Property, Attempt to Elude, 2nd Degree Burglary, 1st Degree Escape, 2nd Degree Robbery, and 1st Degree Theft.

On 02-04-14 around 6:00 p.m. Spokane Police responded to a Commercial Burglary in progress in the 3500 N. Market. The owners of the business called in saying they were watching the business being burglarized via security cameras from their residence. Officers responded minutes later and found a man inside a fenced area at the back of the business; he had cut the fence to access the area and had entered several outbuildings to remove property. Officers took the suspect, 50-year-old Burnell Doering, into custody without incident in connection to the burglary.

As part of their investigation, officers located a stolen truck parked across the street. The ignition had been punched and the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) was covered. The plates on the truck were from another vehicle. Officers were able to determine the vehicle had been reported stolen on 1-27-14. Officer located Doering’s wallet, including his identification, on the seat of the stolen truck. In addition to the charge of 2nd Degree Burglary, Doering was also arrested for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

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