Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1:39 p.m.
Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team (PACT) Sergeant arrests a multiple time convicted felon in possession of a stolen motorcycle, drugs, and a firearm.
While patrolling on June 20th, 2020 around 7:00PM the SPD PACT Sergeant observed a black Kawasaki Ninja that had been previously reported as stolen at a gas station near the 1900 block of E Mission.
The Sergeant pulled into the gas station and confirmed the license plate matched that of the stolen bike.
The Sergeant observed that the bike had a “punched ignition.” The male on the bike, Ryan Patterson (39), stated the bike was not stolen. He was informed that the bike was in fact stolen and that he was being audio and video recorded.
When asked if he had any weapons on him, Patterson stated “no” and then stepped off the bike and began to run away. Patterson tossed a backpack he had been wearing as he ran. Patterson was taken into custody after a foot pursuit. While he was being handcuffed Patterson stated there was a gun and drugs in the backpack.
Patterson was charged with Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle, Firearm unlawful possession - 1st degree and Possession of a controlled substance, (methamphetamine).
Patterson has a lengthy felony conviction history including:
CYBERSTALKING CLASS C FELONY 09/20/2017
TAMPER WITH WITNESS CLASS C FELONY 09/20/2017
THEFT-2 CLASS C FELONY 06/26/2013
TAKE MTR VEH W/O PERMISSION-2 CLASS C FELONY 06/26/2013
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF-2 CLASS C FELONY 06/26/2013
CONT SUB-POSS NO PRESCRIPTION CLASS C FELONY 02/22/2008
ASSAULT-2 CLASS B FELONY 02/22/2008
TAKE MTR VEH W/O PERMISSION-2 CLASS C FELONY 04/12/2005
RECKLESS BURNING-1 CLASS C FELONY 01/20/2005
POSSESS STOLEN PROPERTY-1 CLASS B FELONY 10/15/2004
Officer John O'Brien