Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:42 p.m.
On July 13, 2020, around 9:45 a.m., SPD Officers responded to a burglary in progress at a business located at 300 N. Riverpoint Boulevard. The Officer arrived on scene to the sound of the fire alarm ringing from the business and the occupants standing outside in the parking lot.
The caller reported an unknown male, not a guest at the location, showed up at the locked doors and began beating on the glass. The employee feared for his safety and the safety of the guests inside. When a patron and her kids approached the interior motion activated doors, the doors opened and the male was able to enter the business.
The male, later identified as Andrew B. Guimond (29), was yelling hysterically and then entered an “employees only” area through a closed door. Guimond rushed at the employee who stated he had to jump out of the way. The employee also reported Guimond pulled the fire alarm causing the guests to leave their rooms.
More SPD Officers responded to search the building for Guimond. He was located laying down on a stairwell landing between floors. Guimond appeared to be under the influence and that was confirmed when he told Officers he was high on methamphetamine.
The investigation revealed Guimond had entered the business and had stolen clothing from a couple different locations within and changed into those clothes. Officers located Guimond’s discarded clothing which contained a large folding knife in the pocket.
Guimond was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Burglary 1st degree and Theft 3rd degree.
Fortunately no employees or guests at the location were injured during this incident.