Downtown Burglary Arrest

Cpl. Nick Briggs, PIO

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 2:17 p.m.

Suspect arrested for multiple downtown burglaries

In the early morning hours of 04-07-23, a downtown business in the zero-hundred block of N Post St was burglarized when a lone suspect broke a door lock and gained access to the building. Once inside, the suspect noticed a security camera and attempted to disable it. The suspect then proceeded to steal items with a value approaching ten-thousand dollars.

Among the items stolen was a credit card, which the suspect promptly began to use at various Spokane businesses.

Downtown officers began investigating, and based on the available information, probable cause was established to arrest 43-year-old Marckus T. Beattiger for the burglary and associated crimes. On 04-24-23, Downtown patrol officers recognized Beattiger and took him into custody.

Beattiger was booked into Spokane County Jail for Burglary 2nd degree as well as theft and malicious mischief. Investigations into multiple burglary incidents are on-going, and additional charges are possible.

Additional investigative efforts linked Beattiger to another burglary of a Downtown business which occurred on 03-15-2023. Officers have forwarded charges of burglary, theft, and malicious mischief to the Prosecutor’s Office related to that incident.

Beattiger has a criminal history which includes 8 felony convictions, three of which are for burglary.

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