Citizen Call Leads to Multiple Arrests & Stolen Vehicle Recovery

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 1:11 p.m.

A concerned citizen calling about 2 people sleeping in a car at Mission Park, helped lead to several arrests and a stolen vehicle recovery. Daniel Crowley (34) and Steffeni Price (33) were booked into Spokane County Jail on warrants unrelated to this incident. Lurissa Flett (21) was booked into jail for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

Just before 6:30am yesterday, June 5, 2016, Spokane Police Officers responded to a citizen call of people sleeping in a car at Mission Park in one of the parking lots. The citizen was asking officers check on them and ask them to move along since camping is prohibited at that park.


Once on scene, officers found two occupied vehicles and determined one of those vehicles was listed as stolen out of Wellpinit. After securing all the occupants without incident, officers determined through their investigation that Flett would be charged with possessing the stolen motor vehicle.


Both Crowley and Rice initially lied about their identities to conceal the fact they were wanted. Once their true names were determined, both were cited for Providing False Statements and then booked into Spokane County Jail on their warrants for City Theft.

This is another great example of a citizen calling our attention to activity that led to wanted people being arrested, stolen property recovered, and a vehicle theft suspect booked into jail. If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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