SPD Arrests Downtown Shoplifter

Julie Humphreys, Public Safety Communication Manager, 509.625.5868

Monday, December 18, 2023 at 8:02 a.m.

Spokane Police arrest prolific shoplifter downtown

On 12/14/2023, SPD officers with the Downtown Precinct arrested 34 year old Nathan L. Loveland and charged him with 2nd Degree Organized Retail Theft.  Several downtown retail stores report Loveland walking into their stores, grabbing handfuls of merchandise and walking out the front door. Store personnel say this happened multiple times over the last few weeks - in one case several times in the same day. Store security video from the Nike store captured Loveland stealing merchandise and officers were able to locate him in the downtown area shortly after a reported theft.

Loveland was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

The estimated value of goods stolen from both Nike and North Face in this particular theft spree is approximately $3,000. Downtown store personnel and security, mall security, and private downtown business security are working closely with Spokane Police to hold those responsible for shoplifting responsible. Retail theft is a crime that affects all of us. Recent reports show organized retail crime has become a major issue for retailers nationwide with Washington state ranking as the state most impacted by retail crime.  SPD continues to work diligently to keep our Downtown core safe and enjoyable for all.

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