SPD Officer Arrests Stolen Vehicle Suspect on 17 Charges; Returns Recovered Stolen Christmas Presents to Owners

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Monday, December 22, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.

A Spokane Police officer recovers a stolen vehicle, arrests a vehicle theft suspect (for Vehicle Theft as well as more than a dozen other charges), and returns several stolen Christmas presents to their rightful owners (the presents were recovered from inside the stolen vehicle).

Today, 12/23/14, at approximately 9:40 a.m., Spokane Police Corporal Zachary Dahle located a stolen vehicle in the area of 5200 N. Morton. Corporal Dahle observed a male, standing outside the vehicle, who appeared to be stealing outgoing mail from mailboxes in the area. When the male saw Corporal Dahle, he jumped in the stolen vehicle and attempted to flee. Corporal Dahle quickly stopped the vehicle and detained the male, identified as Christopher C. Bacon (18 years old).

Stolen Christmas presents, mail, social security cards, as well as meth were located inside the vehicle. Bacon was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for the following:

  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Stolen Property (2nd Degree)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Identity Theft (2nd Degree) X 9
  • Driving with a Suspended/Revoked License (2nd Degree)
  • Theft (3rd Degree) X 4

Corporal Dahle made a special trip to the addresses listed on each of the stolen Christmas presents and delivered the gifts to their rightful owners.

Bacon is identified as a Chronic Offender. Spokane Police officers with the Chronic Offender Unit (COU) have worked extensively to connect Bacon to resources and services to help curb his alleged criminal activity. Members of the COU will attend Mr. Bacon’s first court appearance tomorrow in an effort to encourage a higher bond based on his past reluctance to accept services.

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