Vehicle Thief Sentenced To 18 Months

Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO


Friday, October 11, 2019 at 2:41 p.m.


Man who was arrested by the Spokane Patrol Anti-Crime Team tied to over $300,000 in vehicle thefts and suspected of many more sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Andrew W. Smith 33 plead guilty to 2 counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Attempt to Elude.  Smith was taking keys from dealerships around town and coming back later to steal the cars.  SPD was able to tie Smith to 7 different vehicle thefts (worth over 300 thousand dollars) and suspect him of many more.  Smith was sentenced to 18 months in prison and 12 months of probation.

The following report numbers are associated with this sentencing.

2018-20147479

2018-20144881

2018-10102064

2018-20142032

2018-20127283

2018-10081189



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