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Detectives Arrest Wedding Gift Stealing Suspects
This morning, Spokane Valley Property Crimes Unit Detectives investigating the theft of wedding gifts from a reception arrested 35 year-old Joshua L. Davies and 25 year-old Sierra M. Davies for Theft 1st Degree and Possession of Controlled Substance charges.
On August 6, 2017, a victim reported a box of wedding cards/gifts was stolen from the couples wedding reception held in the ballroom of the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley. No one witnessed the theft but the couple had a selfie station setup which required guests to have their photo taken before entering.
The couple reviewed the photos and discovered two “unknown guests” had attended the reception. They took the picture of the unknown guests and posted it with a description of the theft on social media asking for the community’s help identifying them. They received tips and information regarding the possible identity of the suspects and forward it to investigators.
Detective Jeff Thurman received information the suspects were said to be Joshua and Sierra and they were possibly staying at the Montvale Hotel. Using this information, Detective Thurman matched driver’s license photos of Joshua and Sierra with the photo from the reception. Detective Thurman, with the assistance of additional Property Crimes Detectives, went to the Montvale Hotel to attempt to verify the suspects were there. After checking with hotel staff, investigators went to the room registered to Sierra. While outside they could hear male and female voices inside.
While preparing to obtain a search warrant for the room, Joshua and Sierra exited the room and were quickly detained.
After being advised of her rights, Sierra explained she and her husband Joshua were dropped off at the Jack in the Box on Sullivan. With nothing else to do, they walked over to the hotel and came upon the reception. She explained they had watched the movie Wedding Crashers and thought it would be funny to do. Explaining they were hungry and didn’t have money, they signed in, had their photo taken and ate at the taco bar. During the interview, she admitted they took the cards/gifts box and a spice jar.
After a search warrant was granted, detectives searched the suspect’s hotel room and property. They recovered what is believed to be some of the victim’s stolen gifts (approximately 8 credit cards and a few hundred in cash) plus Methamphetamine, Heroin, scales and packaging used in drugs sales. They property was seized and a complete inventory will be completed.
Joshua and Sierra were transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Theft 1st Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Heroin.