Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 9:41 a.m.
Vehicle prowling suspect, captured on an owner’s surveillance camera, is apprehended downtown while officers were investigating other incidents of vehicle prowling. Officers arrested Jeramy M. Allen (26) for two counts of vehicle prowling. The investigation is ongoing which may lead to additional charges.
On November 20, 2018, around 11:30am, Downtown Precinct Officers Dotson and Prim were in the area of Wall St. and Riverside Ave. investigating reports of a downtown vehicle prowling. Both officers saw Jeramy Allen riding a bike in the area and contacted him for their investigation.
Corporal Johnson recognized Allen’s neck tattoos and sweatshirt from media broadcasts that featured Allen prowling a car in the Perry District. The car owner had a high definition camera installed which led to the identification.
Officers contacted the Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) who had been working on the Perry St. vehicle prowling incident. PACT had probable cause to arrest Allen for two charges.
Allen was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for two counts of Vehicle Prowling 2nd degree. Additional charges may be added as the investigation continues.
With holiday shopping set to pick up this Friday, this is a reminder on how to prevent being a victim of vehicle prowling. Lock your vehicles, park in well-lit areas and don’t leave any items of value in your car.