Citizens Assist with Arrest of Repeat Offender

Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO


Monday, October 28, 2019 at 9:52 a.m.


On 10-22-2019 The Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team (PACT) arrested Brian Danner (48) at his residence without incident, near the 2900 Block of E Central.  Among the recovered items were a backpack, winter coat, and a necklace containing ashes of a 15year old victim’s uncle that had been stolen from a vehicle.

Police responded to the residence due to tips from the public regarding surveillance video that aired on the news and was posted on Facebook.  The video clearly showed a man breaking into a car in the parking lot of a restaurant and taking items before driving away from the scene.  The video also clearly showed the suspect vehicle.  A citizen helped out and got the license plate number.

On 10-18-2019 the public called SPD and identified the suspect as Brian Danner.

On 10-22-2019 a citizen called 911 to report that they had observed the suspect vehicle parked behind a building on the 2900 block of E Central.  It was at this location that Brian Danner was arrested and some stolen items were recovered, including the necklace that had been featured in multiple news stories containing the cremated remains.

Danner has an extremely lengthy criminal history with over 50 felony convictions including possession of a stolen motor vehicle, first degree theft, identity theft, possession of stolen property, robbery, residential burglary, and dozens of other crimes.  He is part of Spokane’s Repeat Offender Program (ROP) due to his extensive and continuous criminal activity. 

SPD would like to say thank you to the members of the public who assisted PACT by providing information.



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