Burglary Arrest

Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel


Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:55 a.m.


Officers from the Spokane Police Department investigated an attempted residential burglary in north Spokane on Sunday and eventually arrested and booked two suspects into jail.

On January 17, 2021, Officers responded to the area of Westview and Nevada for a residential burglary. The victim told 911 that several people were attempting to kick in her front door. Officers arrived on scene and the suspect had already fled. During the investigation, Officers learned that the victim had obtained a dog from 42 year old Erin Hoover a couple weeks ago. Since that time there had been a dispute over money for the dog. Hoover called the victim and told her that if she did not get all the money today, she would go kick her door open.

Moments later, at least two males showed up at the victim’s door and started to kick it. They were also making statements that they were going to come in and assault her. The victim was terrified and sat down on the other side of the door to prevent it from being kicked in. After several attempts and being unsuccessful, the suspects fled the location. The door was damaged and could not be opened.

After an investigation, Officers were able to locate and arrest Erin Hoover for conspiracy to commit 1st degree burglary. After further investigation, Officers identified one of the males involved in kicking the door as 35 year old, Casey McCormack. He was later located and booked into jail for 1st degree burglary, along with an outstanding felony warrant. The investigation is ongoing to identify the outstanding male.

McCormack has 8 felony convictions and 5 misdemeanor convictions.

His felony convictions:

  • 3 counts of failure to register as a sex offender
  • 2 counts of Possession of stolen property 2nd degree
  • Trafficking stolen property
  • Rape of a child 3rd degree
  • Taking a motor vehicle without permission (vehicle theft)

His misdemeanor convictions include, theft related, drug related and trespassing.



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