Notable incidents and arrests from the weekend
Sgt. Lydia Taylor, 509.481.8565
Monday, February 24, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
- Spokane Police respond to a shoplifting call; arrest suspect, 32-year-old Iris E. Justton for Possession of a Controlled Substance, after locating eight bags of meth in her purse.
On 02-21-14 just after 5 p.m., Spokane Police Patrol officers received a call from loss prevention officers at Winco, 9200 N. Nevada, saying they had detained a shoplifter. Loss prevention officers indicated the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Iris E. Justton had been placing items from the store in her purse and attempted to exit the store when she was confronted by loss prevention officers. When loss prevention searched Justton's purse for the stolen items, they located eight bags of methamphetamine, labeled for individual sale. Justton was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Justton will make her first court appearance today at 4 p.m..
Spokane Police officers catch suspect burglarizing Sunset Grocery; 18-year-old Chance Bunting was arrested for 2nd Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Malicious Mischief, 3rd Degree Theft, and Obstructing.
On 02-22-14 around 4:30 a.m. Spokane Police Patrol officers responded to an alarm call at the Sunset Grocery, 1908 W. Sunset Blvd. When officers arrived, they observed a male inside the business with a mask over his face, attempting to burglarize the business. When the suspect observed officers, he fled. Officers were able to follow the suspect, 18-year-old Chance Bunting, and take him into custody in the Rosauers parking lot several blocks away. Bunting was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for 2nd Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Malicious Mischief, 3rd Theft, and Obstructing.
Bunting will make his first court appearance today at 1:30 p.m.
- Officers working Hotspot patrols arrest 3 suspects with methamphetamine; 46-year-old Tracy Gibson, 29-year-old Andrew Clifton and 29-year-old Sonny Evenson were booked for Possession of Controlled Substance and warrants.
On 2-22-14 around 11:15 a.m. Spokane Police Patrol officers were patrolling designated Hotspots and observed a black, 94 Mazda truck driving suspiciously down several alleys. Officers noticed several traffic violations and stopped the vehicle. Officers attempted to contact the driver, 46-year-old Tracy Gibson, who immediately jumped out of his car and stated he had not been driving. Gibson's license was suspended and he also had a warrant for Driving with a Suspended License. He was taken into custody on his warrant. Gibson was found to have a large quantity (nearly 3.5 ounces) of methamphetamine on his person. Gibson was booked for Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.
Gibson will make his first court appearance today at 4 p.m.
On 2-22-14 around 7:30 a.m. Spokane Police Patrol officers were patrolling Hotspots and observed a suspicious vehicle. Officers approached the vehicle and located two individuals: 29 year-old Andrew Clifton had a Department of Corrections Escape Warrant and the passenger in the vehicle, 29 year-old Sonny Evenson also had a local warrant for Driving with a Suspended License. When Evenson was arrested on his warrant, a large quantity of methamphetamine fell out of his coat pocket. Clifton also had methamphetamine in his possession. Both Evenson and Clifton were booked into jail for Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine and their warrants.
Clifton and Evenson will make their first court appearance today at 1:30 p.m.
- Spokane Police locate stolen vehicle using Automatic License Plate Reader; Arrest 20-year-old Dann T. Babcox, Jr. for Possession of s Stolen Motor Vehicle, Making/Having Motor Vehicle Theft Tools and Carrying a Firearm without a License.
On 02-21-14 just after 7 p.m., Spokane Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 9900 block of N. Newport Highway. The victim stated that she had gone to a meeting and left her Honda Accord unlocked. When she came back from the meeting, the vehicle was gone. Yesterday, 02-23-14 just before 4 p.m., Spokane Police Patrol officers were using SPD's Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) system while patrolling and got a hit on a stolen vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle near N. Jefferson St. and W. Rockwell Ave. The driver, 20-year-old Dann T. Babcox, Jr. was in possession of an unlicensed, loaded automatic pistol. Officers arrested him and booked him into the Spokane County Jail on charges of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Making/Having Motor Vehicle Theft Tools and Carrying a Firearm without a license.
Babcox will make his first court appearance today at 4 p.m.