Spokane Police Arrest Theft Suspect and Recover Stolen Trailer

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 1:05 p.m.

Spokane Police recover a trailer and property stolen from man who was moving to be closer to his terminally ill son. A suspect, Amber (Colvin) Johnson (39), was arrested in connection to the theft and booked into the Spokane County Jail for 1st Degree Possession of Stolen Property.

On Friday, 10/31/14, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office received a report that a large trailer, containing tools and furniture had been stolen from a home in the 26000 block of Regal Lane in Colbert. The owners indicated that a friend was using the trailer to move to be closer to his son, who was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness.

This story was broadcast on a local news station and after that broadcast, on 11/2/14, the Spokane Police Department received information that the stolen trailer may be parked outside a home in the 5100 block of N. Whitehouse. That night, SPD Ofc. J. Howe conducted follow-up investigation at this address and located a trailer matching the description of the stolen trailer.

Ofc. J. Howe, with the assistance of several other officers, contacted the resident of the home, Amber (Colvin) Johnson (39), who indicated she knew the property was stolen but did not contact police.

After gaining consent to enter the residence, Ofc. Howe and other officers on scene spent hours, hauling dozens of boxes, boards, furniture, tools, etc. from the home back into the trailer. The trailer was then returned to the owner.

Johnson was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail on one count of 1st Degree Possession of Stolen Property. She will appear in court today at 1:30 p.m.

Investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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