Suspicious Circumstances Call leads to Arrest for Stolen Vehicle

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:17 p.m.

Spokane Police Officers responding to a 911 call regarding suspicious activity arrest a suspect for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine. 18-year-old Nicholas Anstine was arrested after the stolen vehicle he was in crashed at Koren/Eastwood in Spokane County. A juvenile who was driving the stolen vehicle was also arrested.

This morning, 11/20/2014, just after 3:15 am, Spokane Police responded to a 911 call in the 3900 block of east 34th. The caller said several males rang her doorbell and pounded on her front door, but that she didn’t know who they were. The description she provided of the vehicle they left the scene in matched that of a vehicle that had been stolen the morning of 11/19/2014.

A K-9 officer spotted the vehicle driving erratically in the area. A spike strip was laid out to try and stop the vehicle before a pursuit started, but the driver was able to avoid the spike strips. After a brief pursuit, the vehicle became high-centered at Koren/Eastwood. Officers were able to take Anstine and the juvenile into custody without further incident.

Anstine was booked into Spokane County Jail for the above charges. The juvenile was booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Attempting to Elude Police.

Anstine will be in first appearance at 1:30 today.

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