Sgt. Lydia Taylor, 509.481.8565
Monday, March 31, 2014 at Noon
Repeat Offender and 12-time convicted felon arrested in stolen car; 29-year-old Thomas Curd booked for Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude and 2nd Degree Trafficking Stolen Property.
On 03-29-14 around 4 p.m. Spokane Police PACT (Police Anti-Crime Team) officers observed a stolen car in the area of Howard/Cora. The vehicle made several evasive maneuvers before driving away recklessly in the area. Officers chose not to pursue the vehicle, because of the danger the suspect’s driving posed to the public. Officers found the vehicle abandoned around Carlisle/Atlantic after both the passenger and driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Officers took the driver, 29-year-old Thomas Curd, into custody in the area of 300 W. Montgomery. Curd had numerous shaved keys in his possession when he was arrested. Officers contacted the victim of the vehicle theft who stated that several expensive tools were missing from the vehicle. Through follow-up, officers discovered that Curd had just left a pawn shop on N. Monroe after pawning a drill. The victim was able to identify the tool as the one left in the car. Curd was booked into jail for Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude and 2nd Degree Trafficking Stolen Property.
Curd is a Repeat Offender. He has 12 Felony convictions as an adult for Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Attempt to Elude (2), 1st Degree Possession of Stolen Property (2), 2nd Degree Possession of Stolen Property (2), Possession of Controlled Substance (3), Taking Motor Vehicle without Permission, 2nd Degree Trafficking Stolen Property.
Curd will appear in court today at 1:30 p.m.
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