Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 3:52 p.m.
Spokane Police arrest man on a warrant after he tried to assault a park employee. Less than four hours later, after being released from jail, the same man assaulted an employee of a Community Center.
Today, around 2 p.m., Spokane Police Officers were sent to 4000 N. Cook Street to a report of a man armed with a 4 foot rod inside the business. The caller reported Dennis L. Schultz (71 years) was refusing requests to leave, he was staring at people causing them to be frightened. While officers were en-route, Schultz struck an employee with the rod before he was able to be disarmed and detained by Security. Schultz had been previously trespassed from the location and was prohibited from being inside. The victim refused medical attention.
Prior to this incident on N. Cook Street, around 10:30 a.m. this morning, Schultz had been contacted in a park at Division Street and Lacrosse Avenue. Schultz was intoxicated and tried to assault a park employee by hitting him with a cane. The employee wasn’t struck. Officers arrested Schultz on his outstanding warrant (original charge Trespassing 1st Degree) and booked him into the Spokane County Jail.
After his release from jail, Schultz rode the bus to the Community Center and entered the location. Because Schultz had been formally trespassed from the premises and he assaulted a person inside the facility, he was arrested for RCW 9A.52.020 Burglary 1st Degree.
Schultz was transported and booked again into the Spokane County Jail.
Schultz has an officer safety alert and is currently listed as a caution subject. This status is usually a result of threatening statements and/or assaults against law enforcement. Schultz has prior misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor arrests out of at least three states for charges to include: disorderly conduct, obstructing a law enforcement officer, theft, vandalism and harassment. Schultz has failed to appear for court after arrests in Spokane which have led to warrants.