Couple arrested after stealing air compressor from open garage.

Corporal Maplethorpe

Monday, December 30, 2019 at 6:52 p.m.

Today, December 30, 2019, at approximately 1:00PM, a Spokane resident called to report someone had stolen his air compressor from his garage in the 2400 block of N Columbia St.  The door to the garage had been left open and the suspects removed the air compressor when the victim went into the house for a moment.  The suspects then fled the scene in a red Subaru station wagon but not before an observant neighbor got their description and the numbers from the license plate.  The victim provided this information to Crime Check.

A short time later, an astute SPD Corporal spotted the vehicle in the 2200 block of W Maxwell St.  He stopped the vehicle and identified the suspects.  The air compressor was located in the back of the vehicle.  Robert J Christerson, 32, was found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for 4th degree assault (DV).  He is a convicted felon with his most recent felony conviction being for malicious harassment (hate crime) and is on probation, supervised by the Department of Corrections.  Jessica L Bradley, 28, was found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for theft 3rd degree.  Both suspects were arrested on their warrants and booked into the Spokane County Regional Jail Facility.  Christerson was also booked for 2nd degree burglary.  Bradley was immediately released.

The air compressor was returned to the victim.

SPD reminds you to keep your garages and vehicles secured to prevent criminals from taking your property.  If you have been the victim of a crime or have witnessed a crime, please call Crime Check (509-456-2233).

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