Federal Request for Assistance Leads to Forgery Arrest

Ofc. Teresa Fuller, 509.209.7188

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

Spokane Police assist Federal Protective Service (FPS) of Homeland Security in an arrest for possession of marijuana on federal property (Social Security Office). The marijuana was located as the suspect, Danny Trice (54), entered the Social Security Office and had his backpack searched for weapons (routine when entering a federal building). In the course of the search the following items were located:

  • Marijuana
  • Several books of checks
  • Forged identification cards
  • Checks that were filled out in the names of the fraudulent ID’s

Trice was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Forgery and for an outstanding warrant.

Wednesday morning, 11/05/2014, a man, later identified as 54-year-old Danny Trice, attempted to pass through security at the Social Security Office in the 700 block of north Iron Bridge Way. During a routine search of his backpack prior to entering the federal facility, a contracted FPS Protective Security Officer located what was believed to be marijuana in Trice’s backpack and called for an FPS Inspector for assistance. A further search of his backpack turned up three checkbooks in a deceased individual’s name, two forged driver’s licenses with Trice’s picture on them, another ID card and a Washington Quest card with someone else’s name on it. Trice also had an unrelated warrant for 2nd Degree Trespass.

The FPS Inspector cited Trice for possession of marijuana and released him to Spokane Police. He was booked into Spokane County Jail for Forgery and his warrant. The investigation will continue to look into how the other ID’s and cards were acquired and further charges could be filed at a later time.

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