SPD Investigating an Occupied Burglary

Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 3:11 p.m.

On March 17, 2020, around 7 p.m., several subjects in an SUV appeared to be casing the neighborhood of 5800 W. Houston Avenue. A homeowner in the neighborhood received an alert from his door bell camera. He did not recognize the subject on his porch who was covering his face and covering his hand while trying to open the homeowner’s door.

The homeowner investigated and discovered several subjects running from his garage with their arms full of stolen property to a waiting SUV. The homeowner fired his handgun towards the fleeing vehicle and a round struck a neighbor’s house. The homeowner reported the vehicle may have a bullet hole on the driver’s side. There was no report of anyone injured at the residence nor have there been any reports from area hospitals of a person with a gunshot wound.

Officers sought and were granted a search warrant to collect evidence from the scene.

The suspects from the burglary have not been located at this time. The investigation into the entire incident is still ongoing.

If you have any information about the burglary suspects or vehicle in this case, and have not spoken to law enforcement, we ask you to call Crime Check at (509)456-2233 and reference incident 2020-20047069.

SPD would like to remind homeowners to keep their residence and garage doors closed and locked at all times. Burglaries can occur in a matter of moments. These steps can reduce the ability for a criminal to make you a victim.

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