Weekend Recap for 4-18 to 4-20

Ofc. Teresa Fuller, 509.835.4568


Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12:39 p.m.


Spokane Police respond to two separate shots fired calls over the weekend

  • Patrol units respond to the report of a residential burglary with shots fired in the 1600 block of E. Mission on 04-19-2014.
    Just after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Spokane Police responded to the report of shots fired at a residence in the 1600 block of E. Mission. Once on scene, officers talked to the victims who said that two males had forced entry into their apartment, brandishing handguns. One of the victims was able to wrestle one of the handguns away and fired shots at the second suspect while both suspects were still in the apartment. Neither victim was seriously injured during the altercation. The first suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5'6", medium build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, glasses and a rag over his face. The other suspect was described as a black male with no other descriptors available at this time. They may have left the scene in a Jeep Cherokee. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.
  • Patrol units respond to the report of shots fired in a parking lot in the 400 block of west Sprague on 04-20-2014.
    Just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, Spokane Police responded to the report of shots fired in the 400 block of W. Sprague. A witness stated the shots were fired after a verbal argument between several subjects in the parking lot. After the gun shots, all involved parties fled the scene. No victims were located. The suspect with the handgun was described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, thin build, wearing dark clothing, dark baseball cap, and driving a newer sedan. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.

Serial Recycler booked for two counts each of 2nd Degree Burglary and 1st Degree Trafficking in Stolen Property after returning to the scene of the crime.

On 04-16-2014 and 04-18-2014, an owner of two local car washes called in to report that someone had stolen two metal grates out of each of his car washes. The owner was able to pull surveillance footage of the suspect and his vehicle at each business. Cpl. Ferguson responded to the businesses to pick up the footage and later viewed it in order to obtain the suspect information.

On 04-18-2014, Cpl. Ferguson responded to a call at Pacific Steel and Recycling after an alert employee had noticed that the grates had been brought in for recycling by 26-year-old Norman L. Stearns. While Cpl. Ferguson was there, Stearns returned to the recycling center with more items. Cpl. Ferguson contacted Stearns and later booked him into jail for two counts of 2nd Degree Burglary and two counts of 1st degree Trafficking in Stolen Property.

Stearns will appear in court today at 1:30 p.m.

Three suspects taken into custody for numerous property crimes charges; property returned to its rightful owners.

On 04-20-2014, just before 6 a.m., an alert citizen called 911 on a suspicious vehicle parked in his driveway in the 2200 block of W. Longfellow. Officers were able to follow up on the information the witness provided and located the suspect vehicle in the 1300 block of E. Bridgeport. After obtaining a search warrant for the residence on Bridgeport as well as the suspect vehicle, officers located numerous items of stolen property including credit cards, a television set and a handgun.

As a result of the investigation, 32-year-old Kenneth E. Mott was booked for Residential Burglary, Theft of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 18-year-old Devon A. Hartman was booked for 2nd degree Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Residential Burglary, and 34-year-old Kandice M. Oliveri was booked for Residential Burglary.

Mott, Hartman and Oliveri will appear in court today at 1:30 p.m.



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