Police Arrest 3 Males after Commercial Burglary in North Spokane

Cpl. Teresa Fuller

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:28 a.m.

Spokane Police Officers took three males into custody this morning after a commercial burglary in north Spokane. Nathanael I Kilborn (19), Michael L Swanson (20), and a juvenile male were arrested and booked for 2nd Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Theft, and 2nd Degree Malicious Mischief for the burglary that happened at Cannabis and Glass in the 600 block of east Francis.

This morning, September 29, 2017, just after 1:00am, a Spokane Police Dispatcher Trevor Berg, aware that two marijuana stores in Spokane County had been targeted by burglars, sent a message to all city officers warning that marijuana stores in the city may be targeted next. Just before 2:00am, Ofc. Trevor Walker was on Francis near Standard when he spotted a male running to a vehicle. As this happened, a burglary in progress came in at Cannabis and Glass, in the 600 block of east Francis, a store Ofc. Walker was driving past at that time. Ofc. Walker turned around just in time to see Kilborn climbing out of one of the front windows of the store. He was able to take Kilborn into custody without incident and alerted other officers he’d had two other suspects run northbound from the location.

Ofc. Chris LeQuire located Swanson on Rosewood just north of the location and took him into custody without incident. A K9 track was initiated for the third suspect, but was unsuccessful.

Through investigative leads, officers were able to determine who the third, the juvenile male, suspect was. Spokane Police Dispatch Supervisor Todd Pouncey called the juveniles cell phone and convinced him to give up his location. He was arrested at the Taco Bell in the 6600 block of north Division just after 3:00am.

The owner of the store responded to the scene and was able to pull up surveillance footage from the Francis burglary as well as the burglary at his other store in Spokane County in the 9400 block of east Trent that occurred just after midnight. From what was initially reviewed, at least two of the three males arrested for the Francis incident were involved in the incident on Trent. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the other incidents and additional charges are anticipated.

SPD Officers towed Swanson’s vehicle and will later execute a search warrant on that vehicle in order to determine if there is additional evidence inside from all three incidents. There were products from both the north and Millwood Cannabis and Glass stores located near Swanson’s vehicle at the time he was detained.

This incident is an excellent representation of how all the units in the Spokane Police Department utilize information gathered across jurisdictions to aid in apprehending criminals quickly and safely.

Swanson and Kilborn will be in court at 1:30 today.

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