Suspect Arrested after Stealing/Crashing Sweet Frostings Van

Ofc. Stacy Flynn

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 12:03 p.m.

Downtown Precinct Officers have arrested a suspects after he stole a van from Sweet Frostings Bakery and crashed it through the front doors of the Intermodal Terminal. Jesse L. Jones was booked into jail for a number of crimes and will be in court tomorrow at 1:30pm.

Today, 12/10/17, just before 8:00am, DT patrol officers were alerted that a local business van had been stolen. The suspect was described as a transient male and confronted the employees. The employees locked themselves in the business and the transient male took the van.

The suspect male left at a high rate of speed eastbound on First Ave. The van entered into the intermodal parking lot. The van came to a stop and then backed up at a high rate of speed into the glass entrance doors to the Downtown Police precinct. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

DT patrol officers reviewed video of the event an identified the suspect as Jesse L. Jones (32 years old). Jones is a known offender to DT patrol officers.

Officers located Jones at the corner of Sprague and Bernard. Witnesses positively identified Jones and he was booked into the Spokane County jail for Theft of a motor vehicle, 1ST degree Malicious mischief, Hit and Run on unattended building and two counts of Felony harassment threats to kill.

The employees were loading a large ginger bread sculpture that they had spent 100 + hours building. The sculpture was part of a project that employees were entering in the 10th annual Christ Kitchen Gingerbread Build off and Display at the Davenport Grand. The sculpture did sustain some damage. The employees salvaged what they could and were able to get the sculpture in the contest.

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