Ofc. Josh Laiva
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:45 p.m.
Update to Previous Release: Thanks to additional information we received regarding this incident, along with the great Police work from our Patrol Officers, Spokane Police were able to locate and arrest 36 year old Damon J. Ashe in connection with this hit and run which sent a juvenile to the hospital yesterday. Ashe was arrested in the in the 2700 block of N Pines Rd., before 3:00PM today. Spokane Police Officers, along with a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy, contacted Ashe when he called in to report his 1998 Buick Regal as stolen. Ashe was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Vehicular Assault and Felony Hit and Run. The Buick, which was hidden outside of the city, was recovered. Ashe is a convicted felon without a valid driver’s license.
The Spokane Police Department would like to thank all the members of our community who shared their tips and information with us over social media. The additional information was instrumental in bringing this case to a resolution.
Spokane Police are investigating a felony hit and run which sent a juvenile to the hospital.
Today November 4, 2019, just after 4:00PM the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane Fire Department responded to the area of N Post St. / W Alice Ave., for the report of a hit and run. Callers reported a maroon Buick sedan struck a juvenile who was crossing the street, and fled the scene northbound on N Post St. The child was initially reported to be motionless as he laid in the street. Upon the arrival of the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane Fire Department the child was treated for his non-life threatening injuries and transported to a local hospital. Witnesses reported the suspect vehicle to be an early 2000’s Buick Regal. The Buick has tinted windows, black wheels, no front license plate, and appears to be registered in Washington. The Buick will also have damage to the passenger side mirror and possibly the front passenger side bumper. Surveillance photographs of the suspect vehicle are included with this press release.
The Spokane Police Department would like anyone with information about this vehicle, or any witnesses who have not been contacted to call Crime Check at (509)456-2233. It is imperative that the suspect in this incident, who sent a child to the hospital, be located and brought to justice. The investigation is ongoing. Incident number 2019-20209420.
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