Ofc. Winston Brooks
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 5:09 p.m.
Spokane Police Patrol Team 15 and Night PACT (Patrol Anti-Crime Team) arrest convicted felon with short barrel shotgun, three (3) black powder handguns, multiple rounds of ammunition, Methamphetamine, Heroin and drug paraphernalia.
On February 4, 2019 Spokane Police Patrol Team 15 developed information that wanted subject Elijah B. Zon was staying at the Motel 6 located at 1508 S Rustle St in Spokane, WA. Elijah was wanted on an outstanding Felony warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree. Patrol Team 15 was also informed Elijah was currently in possession of multiple firearms, ammunition and drugs. Elijah is a convicted felon which prohibits him from purchasing, storing, handling and/or otherwise being in possession of any firearms.
Patrol Team 15 collaborated with the Night PACT Team for assistance. Through further investigations, it was determined the information provided was true and credible. PACT Team members wrote a search warrant for the motel room to safely apprehend Elijah and to recover the firearms inside along with the drugs.
PACT members were granted a search warrant that was later executed by both teams. Elijah was located in the motel room and taken into custody on his outstanding warrant without incident. During the execution of the warrant, SPD members recovered several firearms along with Methamphetamine, Heroin and drug paraphernalia.
Elijah was in the process of painting a short barrel shotgun to look like a toy. The shotgun was painted green and yellow with an orange tip hoping to disguise it as a fake gun.
Elijah was eventually booked into the Spokane County Jail for four counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, one count of Unlawful Firearm (due to barrel length) and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine and Heroin).
The quick work and investigations by Patrol Team 15 and Night PACT prevented this deadly weapon from being used in our community.
Officers throughout Spokane County and across the nation come across real guns that are made to look like replicas. It is imperative that Officers take immediate action to keep these weapons off the streets and out of the hands of criminals.
This is another great example of the combined efforts of Spokane Police Department to continue to keep Spokane a safe community.
Officer John O'Brien