Social Media Plays a Big Part in Solving Burglary

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 1:09 p.m.

Spokane Police, acting on tips from social media, were able to identify and arrest Jason J. Scott (36) for 2nd Degree Burglary. He was also booked into Spokane County Jail for an unrelated felony warrant out of Idaho.

Spokane Police responded to the report of a garage burglary on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at 5:00pm in the 10100 block of north Larchwood. The victim told the responding officer that an alert neighbor had spotted the suspect and had taken photos of him. Those photos were later posted on a Facebook page that people in Spokane can use to post pictures of suspects in the hopes they get identified. Well, in this case, that’s exactly what happened.


A tip came in identifying the suspect in this garage burglary as Jason Scott. Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) officers following up on that tip found him yesterday, Feb. 24, 2016, just before 10:30pm, in the 200 block of east Cozza. Scott was taken into custody without incident.


He will be in court today at 1:30pm.

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