Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 8:19 a.m.
On July 14th 2018 two Spokane Police Officers were in the area of 600 E Indiana, they were just wrapping up another call. They noticed a 31 year old male (Timothy A Peyron) riding a bike down a dark alleyway. When Peyron saw the Officers, he got off the bike and started to walk away. Officers approached to make contact with Peyron and observed him throw a black object to the ground. Peyron then attempted to walk away from the object and Officers contacted him.
After a short conversation, Peyron started to flee on foot. Officer’s pursued Peyron for a couple blocks before losing sight of him as he ran through yards. The Officers checked the object that Peyron had thrown and discovered it was a handgun that had been reported stolen.
Officers were quick to set up a perimeter and utilize K-9 Zeus to search the area. Zeus was able to locate Peyron hiding a short distance away and he was taken into custody.
In Peyron’s possession, Officers located shaved keys and other tools that are consistent with somebody breaking into or stealing cars. Peyron is a convicted felon and should not be in possession of any firearm. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Unlawful possession of a firearm 1st degree, Possession of a stolen firearm and Obstructing a public servant.
This call highlights the dangers faced by Law Enforcement on every call. This started out as a simple contact of a suspicious person and escalated quickly when Peyron decided to introduce a deadly weapon into the situation. We are lucky to have a highly trained K-9 team to track down these dangerous people to minimize risk to our community.
Officer John O'Brien