Thanks to Anonymous Tip, SPD Able to Locate/Return Stolen I-Pad

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Midnight

Spokane Police, following up on information from an anonymous tip, arrested the man suspected of stealing an I-Pad from a developmentally disabled young man. Kevin J. Dopkins (30), was booked for 2nd Degree Robbery.

After yesterday's press release went out, police received an anonymous tip of the suspect's identity and an approximate location in the Spokane Valley. The suspect was positively identified as Kevin J. Dopkins. After checking several apartments, SPD's Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) and K9 Officers located Dopkins hiding in a storage closet in an apartment in the 12100 block of E. Cataldo at around 7:30 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident. He was cooperative and provided information as to where the I-pad had been traded. A member of the PACT team was able to retrieve it and return it to the family.

>Dopkins will appear in court today at 1:30.

Original Release sent out yesterday:

Spokane Police are looking to the public to help identify a man suspected of stealing an i-Pad from a developmentally disabled young man. The i-pad has software on it to help the young man communicate with others.

Today, 12/23/14, at approximately 10:15 am, Spokane Police received a report of a Robbery in the parking lot of the Walgreens store (2800 S. Grand Blvd.). The report indicated a male suspect approached a vehicle in the parking lot with a developmentally disabled young man inside. The suspect stole the young man's i-Pad, which has software on it to help him communicate with others.

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