Spokane Sheriff's Office: Burglar Caught In The Act!
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at about 5:00 p.m., Spokane
County Sheriff Deputies responded to a possible in-progress residential burglary
near the area of 13500 N. Addison.
A neighbor told 911 that her neighbors were
not home, the front door appeared to be kicked in and there was someone loading
electronics into a Jeep Cherokee in front of the house.
Deputy C. Ruff arrived on scene, saw a white Jeep Cherokee in
the driveway and could hear yelling coming from the house. Deputy Ruff saw a
white female standing by the passenger door of the vehicle and a white male,
later identified as 23-year-old Casey Hallman, exit the front door of the
residence carrying several snowboards.
Hallman attempted to get into the driver's seat of the vehicle
and drive away from the scene. Deputy Ruff was able to pull Hallman out of the
vehicle and detain him until Deputy J. Sutter arrived to assist.
After Hallman and the female were detained, Hallman told
Deputy Ruff he was helping a friend move and there were two additional people in
the house. No one else was located on the property.
After the homeowner arrived on scene, it was determined forced
entry was made through the front door. Deputy Ruff checked the license plate
with dispatch and determined the vehicle was stolen. The stolen vehicle
contained several electronic devices including two large flat screen
televisions. he homeowner positively identified the stolen items inside the
Deputy D. Westlake transported Hallman to the Spokane County
Jail. While at the jail Corrections Deputies located a baggie of marijuana in
Hallman's pocket and three small pills that were identified as
Hallman was booked into Spokane County Jail for Residential Burglary, 1st
Degree Theft, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled
Substance, Obstructing and Possession of Marijuana. The investigation is
ongoing and additional charges are expected. The female may be charged at a