SPD Needs Help Locating Person Involved In Domestic Violence Incident

Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel


Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 12:37 p.m.


Update:

Andrew Beitel was found deceased in Stevens County, Washington on January 18, 2020.

Original Release:

On January 18, 2020 Officers responded to a home in the 2000 block of south Grand Blvd. A female victim inside had used her “Alexa” device to call for help, advising that she was tied up and needed Police. Officers responded to the residence and located a female, still tied up inside the residence. The Officers cut her free and got her to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Officers learned that the female’s boyfriend, 46 year old Andrew Beitel had assaulted her. She said that Beitel tied her up and then proceeded to assault her with a baseball bat. The victim sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Beitel left the location prior to Officers arriving. There is information leading us to believe that Beitel is suicidal and potentially an extreme risk to anybody who comes across him. If you see him or his vehicle, call 911 and do not make contact with him. 

The vehicle he is believed to be driving right now is a maroon/red, 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, license plate BMZ5859. Attached is a photograph of Beitel. He is described as a white male, 5’9, 155 pounds. It is unknown what he was last seen wearing.



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