Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO
Monday, August 31, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
Spokane Police Officers locate, contain and arrest repeat domestic violence perpetrator. Alexander M. Kalendar was booked into jail on seven felony domestic violence charges.
This morning, August 31, 2020, around 4:30 a.m., Spokane Police officers responded to the area of 1500 S. Rustle Street to a report of domestic violence. The victim reported her ex-boyfriend, Alexander M. Kalendar (33) had stolen her car earlier and when confronted, Kalendar punched the victim on the back of the head. A Domestic Violence Order of Protection had been issued by the courts and was in effect. The order prohibited Kalendar from having any contact with the victim.
The officers on scene contacted the victim and contained Kalendar inside the location. Probable cause was developed to arrest Kalendar for felony violation of a domestic violence order.
In addition to the new charge this morning, Kalendar was wanted on probable cause for prior charges to include: Felony Domestic Violence Order of Protection Violation (2 counts), Assault 2nd degree (2 counts), Robbery 1st degree (Car Jacking), and Unlawful Imprisonment.
SWAT, K9 and members of the Hostage Negotiation Team were requested due to Kalendar’s crimes of violence, making statements to inflict self-harm and create suicide by cop.
After hours of patient containment and negotiating, Kalendar eventually surrendered without incident. Kalendar was compliant and no force was used against him.
Kalendar was booked into the Spokane County Jail for the seven domestic violence related felonies along with a Department of Corrections warrant. Kalendar is a convicted felon. His most recent felony convictions are two counts: No Contact/Protection/Restraining Order Violation.
If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, there is help. In an emergency, call 911, but additional resources can be found through Spokane County YWCA 24 hour DV helpline: Call: 509-326-2255, Email: email@example.com , or Text: 509-220-3725
Officer John O'Brien