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Today around 11:30 hours, Spokane Police arrested Charles A Guerin for Kidnapping 1st degree, Robbery 1st degree, Assault 1st degree, Possession of Legend Drug, and Driving Under the Influence (Drugs). This crime took place at the Safeway (Northwest Blvd. and Ash).


A female arrived at the Safeway and left her male passenger in the van while she went inside of the business. The suspect Guerin who was standing in the parking lot with no shoes or shirt on decided to steal the van. Guerin got into the driver’s seat and stole the van with the passenger still inside the van. While driving at high speeds Eastbound towards Division Guerin was making threats to the victim passenger and did not give him the opportunity to exit the van. While at Division and Jackson Guerin forced the victim passenger out of the van while at a high rate of speed.


At this point, alert citizens were in the area calling 911. Reports were coming in of a possible Carjacking. Guerin continued South on Division at a high rate of speed. Guerin then went Westbound on Spokane Falls Blvd. and crashed into another vehicle at Bernard. Guerin then fled on foot from the crashed stolen vehicle, Westbound. Guerin ran into a populated Riverfront Park near the Red Wagon. Officers arrived on scene shortly after and took Guerin into custody. In coordination with the Patrol criminal investigation the Traffic Unit Drug Recognition Expert was called out to assist.


If you were involved or witnessed this incident and officers have not contacted you please call into Crime Check 509-456-2233. Spokane Police would like to thank the citizens who were calling into 911 and giving detailed locations and descriptions of this incident. These detailed updates allowed officers to quickly take Guerin into custody.

Who is this Male?  Detectives Identify One Burglary Suspect and Request Your Help Identifying Second

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Task Force (ITF) Detective Lloyd Hixson would like your help identifying the male suspect in these photos.  

The male is suspected of burglarizing or having information regarding the burglary of multiple storage units in July of this year at North Point Mini-Storage located at 10411 N. Nevada.  Ten storage units were burglarized leading to the theft of six firearms and additional property/jewelry. 

Detective Hixson obtained surveillance video from the business and identified one suspect as 43-year-old Eric J. Petrin, an 18-time convicted felon.  Last week, Detectives Hixson contacted Petrin at the Spokane County Jail where he was being held on unrelated felony charges.  Petrin, who potentially faces several additional felony charges stemming from this case, declined to answer questions, invoking his right to council.    

ITF Detectives would like your help identifying the male in these pictures as they continue to conduct this active investigation and work to recover the stolen property/firearms.  

If you can help identify the male in these pictures, have information regarding this crime or the stolen property/firearms, you are urged to contact Detective Hixson at 509-477-2709, reference #10095256.

Detectives Ask for Your Help Identifying Female Found in River

Spokane County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives, working with the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office are attempting to identify the deceased adult female recovered from the Spokane River on September 15, 2018 and are requesting your help.

Attempts to identify the recovered female thus far have not been successful. She is a white female with dark hair and was wearing the pictured clothing.

If you can assist Detectives after viewing these photos or have any information regarding this investigation, you are urged to call Detective Mike Drapeau at 509-477-6921 reference #10130020.


Press Release from September 15, 2018

Body Discovered in Spokane River

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported body found in the Spokane River, east of Harvard Road in Spokane County.

On September 15, 2018, at approximately 11:20 a.m., a passerby reported finding a body, off the shoreline, in the Spokane River east of Harvard Rd. Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies and Spokane Valley Fire personnel responded to the scene and confirmed the report.

With the circumstances unknown, Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to conduct an investigation.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the decedent pending positive identification, along with cause and manner of death when appropriate to do so.

At this time, no further information is available.

Missing Adult: Timmy J. Wright

Spokane Valley Deputies are attempting to locate 41-year-old Timmy J. Wright. Wright’s family explained they are very concerned for his welfare due to his unexplained absence and medical needs.

Wright was last seen on September 14, 2018, at approximately 11:00 a.m., at his residence located in the 600 block of N. Best and has not been seen or heard from since.

His family explains this is not normal behavior for Wright and it does not appear he took his needed prescribed medications when he left.

Wright is described as a white male, 5’07”, approximately 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have seen Timmy J. Wright, or know of his location, you are asked to contact Crime Check at 509-456-2233 and reference #10130960.

Spokane, WA September 18, 2018

The Spokane Police Department is looking to the public to help identify a suspect in an attempted forgery incident. The black female in the attached picture is believed to have attempted to use the victim’s debit card in late June after an occupied burglary at the victim’s home.


June 29, 2018, just after 5:00am, officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of east Wedgewood on the report of an occupied burglary. Shortly after that, at approximately 6:15am, the black female in the attached picture attempted to use the victim’s debit card at the Wal-Mart in the 9200 block of north Colton.


Investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying the female suspect. Anyone with information on this female or the incident itself is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.