Ofc. Stephanie Kennedy
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 7:35 p.m.
Brian Danner (48) was arrested in late October, 2019, after he allegedly broke into a vehicle and stole a family heirloom necklace, which contained a family member’s ashes. After executing a search warrant at his home, the Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team (PACT) arrested Danner for 2nd Degree Theft from the vehicle prowling. Fortunately Officers were able to recover the irreplaceable family treasure (see attached photo).
Danner, who has been a part of the Spokane Police Departments Repeat Offender’s Program (ROP), since 2004, has dozens of felony convictions, ranging from Possession of a Controlled Substance to Robbery 2nd Degree. Danner received a $5,000 bond and was subsequently released in November with help from charity bail bonds project aimed at reuniting offenders with their families with the goal of rehabilitation.
In December of 2019, the Department of Corrections (DOC) issued a warrant for Danner’s arrest after he failed to comply with the terms and conditions of his supervision on the 2nd Degree Theft charge.
In February 2020, the court issued a felony warrant for Danner for the same charges for failing to appear.
On 05-03-2020, just after 1:30pm, in the area of Hamilton and Illinois, the PACT Team found Danner Driving While License Suspended and Danner Eluded Police Officers at speeds of approximately 85 MPH in a 30 MPH zone with numerous citizens in the area. Because of the safety risk to the community, Officers chose not to pursue Danner.
Just before 4:00pm that same afternoon, Officers from the PACT team saw a vehicle pick Danner up, and were able to conduct further surveillance and safely take him into custody without further incident.
Danner remains in custody, at this time, with bail set at $10,000.
Officer John O'Brien