Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO
Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:34 p.m.
In the first case, Spokane Police arrested 20-year old Deven Rohus for theft of a motor vehicle a day after he was released from jail and just 10 blocks from the jail. Spokane County Sheriff’s arrested Rohus on Saturday May 2nd for Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle. He was driving a stolen Honda with a shaved key in the ignition. Rohus was released on his own recognizance the same day and re-arrested Sunday May 3rd for Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Rohus is set to appear in court Tues. May 5th. #2020-20073052, #2020-10053871, #2020-20068454.
Rohus is believed to have recently moved to Spokane from Colorado where he is wanted on a vehicle theft warrant. Since arriving in Spokane, Rohus has been arrested three times on vehicle theft related charges. SPD also arrested him on April 26th for Theft of a Motor Vehicle. He was released the next day.
In the second case, police arrested 22-year old Jesse Judge on Friday May 1st after he fled from police in a stolen Honda Civic going 75 miles through busy west Riverside/Brownes Addition. He was charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Police Vehicle, Possession of Vehicle Theft Tools, and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon - brass knuckles. Judge is a three time convicted felon. He was released the next day. #2020-20071872.
Finally, 27 year old Nicholas Anderson was arrested on April 22nd for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and was released the next day. He was rearrested over the weekend – Saturday May 2nd – for Theft of a Motor Vehicle and 1st degree Theft and released from jail on May 3rd. Possible additional charges are pending. #2020-20066743.
All three individuals arrested on felony property crimes charges related to vehicle theft were immediately released on their own recognizance. Two of the three subjects were re-arrested for another vehicle theft within a very short period of time. These repeat offenders take up a huge amount of law enforcement time and resources and continually pose a significant danger to the community.
Officer John O'Brien