Cpl. Teresa Fuller
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:47 a.m.
Spokane Police Officers took four juveniles and one adult into custody yesterday after the group spent the day wreaking havoc downtown. Three juvenile females, one juvenile male, and an adult male (Jesse K Hager, 20yoa), were booked for a multitude of misdemeanors and felonies. Officers are still looking for two victims who fled the scene prior to police arrival. We’re asking for those people to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233 so officers can take their statements.
Yesterday afternoon, March 25, 2019, just before 4:00pm, Spokane Police responded to a call of a fight in the area of 200 south Wall. Several reports came in of multiple people fighting. One astute citizen not only called in, but was able to get footage of the primary aggressors on their cell phone. That citizen was later key in helping identify all five arrestees. Witnesses reported seeing one of the male suspects had used “brass knuckles” and a knife during the assault and the other male suspect had hit a victim with his skateboard.
The juvenile male was booked for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), Felony Riot, and Misdemeanor Possession of Dangerous Weapons (Brass Knuckles and a Spring Blade Knife). One of the juvenile females was booked for Misdemeanor Riot, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Misdemeanor Harassment, and Misdemeanor Possession of a Legend Drug. The other two juvenile females were booked for Misdemeanor Riot. Hager was booked for Misdemeanor Riot and Sale/Delivery of a Legend Drug (marijuana).
Several witnesses identified a female victim assaulted at the beginning of the incident and then a male victim that was assaulted as well. Both victims, likely in fear for their safety, fled the area prior to police arrival. Police would like to contact both individuals to not only take their statements, but check their welfare and ensure them the responsible parties will be held accountable. If you are a victim of this incident or know who these individuals are, please call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.
We’d also like to thank the multiple witnesses who called in to report the incident, as well as the witness who provided information and evidence crucial to our successful investigation and arrest of these individuals.
Officer John O'Brien