Spokane Police Arrest Two Burglars in Unrelated Incidents

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Spokane Police respond to two burglary reports (one last night and one this morning) and arrest two suspects for burglary. Jeffery R. Park (32) and Jarreau Squetimkin (30) were both booked into the Spokane County Jail and face various charges for the two incidents. Both were also booked for unrelated warrants.

Yesterday, 12/04/2014, just before 11 p.m., officers responded to an alarm at a building in the 1100 block of N. Division. Officers arriving on scene were notified by a witness that Park was seen trying to flee the building with some equipment. Officers were able to take him into custody without incident. He was booked into jail for 2nd Degree Burglary. He had four outstanding arrest warrants, one for 1st Degree Trafficking in Stolen Property, the other three for misdemeanor charges.

This morning, 12/05/2014, just after 4 a.m., officers responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 800 block of S. Ivory. The caller advised she had seen a male on her front porch who then walked around to her back door. Officers contacted a male in the area (Squetimkin) who matched the suspect description. Squetimkin had a felony Department of Corrections warrant for Escape from Community Custody. Squetimkin was in possession of a set of car keys. Officers were able to determine the keys were taken from inside a nearby residence and booked Squetimkin for Residential Burglary and Attempted Vehicle Theft along with his warrant.

The second arrest is an excellent example of citizens calling in suspicious activity and a reminder that citizens are the eyes and ears of our community when it comes to combatting criminal activity.

Both Park and Squetimkin will appear in court at 1:30 p.m. today.

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