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Vehicle Prowler Arrested

Posted 10/2/2013 11:38 AM by MDGREGORY

Yesterday, October 1st, 2013, right before midnight, Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Daryl Smith responded to a report of a vehicle prowler in the area of 13110 N. Addison. The complainant told 911 he was watching a white male, later identified as 29-year-old Tyler Cruz, attempting to enter vehicles in the parking lot. Moments later the complainant said Cruz had successfully entered a vehicle in the parking lot.

Deputy Smith approached the vehicle Cruz was in and observed him in the driver's seat leaning over into the passenger area. At about that time, Cruz quickly stepped out of the vehicle holding several items in his hands. Deputy Robert Satake arrived on scene and Cruz was detained.

Deputy Satake spoke with Cruz who admitted he had prowled the vehicle. Several miscellaneous items from inside the vehicle were located on the ground. Several shaved keys were also located and were determined to belong to Cruz.

• Cruz was arrested for Possession of Vehicle Theft Tools as well as Vehicle Prowling.