Ofc. Daniel Strassenberg, SPD PIO
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 6:57 a.m.
On 2-5-24 at approximately 3:30pm, Spokane Police Officers responded to the Target store in the 4900 block of South Regal on the report of a theft. Loss prevention employees contacted 911 to advise several suspects had left the store with two shopping carts of stolen item in the amount of almost two thousand dollars. One of the carts was abandoned in the parking lot. The suspects left the location in an RV along with the other cart of stolen merchandise. Responding officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of 57th and Palouse Highway. The RV had multiple occupants to include the involved theft suspects.
Based on video of the theft, officers were able to positively identify the three suspects involved. Michael D. Stead (37), Monica M. Boggess (23) and Cassandra L. Graves (33) were arrested for 2nd degree theft and booked into the Spokane County Jail. Officers recovered the remaining stolen items in the RV and were able to return them to the store. SPD works closely with local retail stores to deter and arrest those responsible for shoplifting which has become a major financial drain on local businesses and costs all of us in the long run.
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