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Tire Thieves Arrested

Posted 8/28/2013 11:09 AM by CKCHAMBERLIN

On Saturday, August 24th, 2013, 36 vehicle tires were stolen from Appleway Auto Nation on East Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley. On Monday, August 26th, Spokane Valley Property Crimes Detectives and patrol deputies responded to Clark's Automotive, located at 16010 E. Sprague, on a suspicious persons call.

An employee from Clark's said that two suspects, 44-year-old John Humbird and 44-year-old Bruce Fitch, were trying to sell tires to the business. Through their investigation, Spokane Valley deputies and detectives discovered the tires were those stolen from Appleway Auto Nation on August 24th. Eleven of the stolen tires were recovered at Clark's. Additionally, they learned other tires were at a residence located at 1509 S. University Road in Spokane Valley.

Today, August 28th, 2013, Spokane Valley Property Crimes Detectives served a search warrant at 1509 S. University. 45-year-old Daniel Weston was taken into custody without incident. Detectives located fourteen additional stolen tires as well as methamphetamine at the residence.

• Fitch and Humbird were booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charges of Possession of Stolen Property and Trafficking in Stolen Property.
• Weston was booked into jail on the charges of Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of a Controlled Substance.