Sgt. Teresa Fuller
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:24 a.m.
Officers from SPD’s Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT), Special Investigation Unit (SIU), and Neighborhood Resource Officers (NRO’s), following up on investigative intelligence, took Daniel Haslage (26) into custody at the Apple Tree Inn in the 9500 block of north Division on a felony warrant out of Idaho. There was intelligence additional people were still in the room he was staying in and were also armed. They initially refused to cooperate with police, so additional resources were necessary to bring the incident to a peaceful resolution.
Today, October 20, 2020, at approximately 6:30pm, officers and detectives from PACT, SIU, and NRO responded to the Apple Tree Inn on intelligence a fugitive wanted out of Idaho on drug charges was staying in a room there. Haslage not only had the felony warrant but is a suspect in multiple crimes spanning three states. Officers were able to take him into custody in the area without incident, although he was found in possession of a loaded firearm at the time.
Because of the additional intelligence of more armed people in the room Haslage had been staying in, resources including SWAT, Hostage Negotiators, K9, the Explosives Disposal Unit, Spokane Fire Department, and AMR were called to the scene in order to ensure the safest resolution possible. The units around the suspect location were evacuated as a precaution. Hwy. 395 from Westview to Country Homes and Holland between 395 and Hwy. 2 were closed for several hours.
At about 10:30pm, a search warrant was executed on the room. An additional adult has been detained at this time and was taken into custody without further incident. Multiple loaded firearms were found in the room. This is an ongoing investigation and further charges will be forthcoming.
Haslage was booked into Spokane County Jail on a Fugitive charge for the felony warrant out of Idaho.
We are very appreciative of the community members who had their commute disrupted, as well as those temporarily displaced from their rooms at the hotel while we dealt with this tense and potentially dangerous situation.
Officer John O'Brien