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Posted on: September 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: “Tips” Help Identify Freeman High School Prowling Suspects One Suspect Arrested

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UPDATE: “Tips” Help Identify Freeman High School Prowling Suspects - One Suspect Arrested, Searching for Second 

 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Detectives assisted by the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force and U.S. Postal Inspector, arrested 33 year-old Nicole D. Jensen on several felony charges.  They have identified a second suspect and additional charges/arrests are expected.  

 

With an overwhelming amount of tips pouring in to detectives investigating this case, Jenson was identified as one of the suspects in the released pictures.  The second suspect was identified but has not been located at this time. 

This afternoon, detectives assisted by members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force and U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office contacted Jensen at a residence located in the 2400 block of E. South Riverton.  Jensen has been cooperative with investigators and evidence of the criminal activity was recovered.

Jensen was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Identity Theft, Forgery (3 counts), Possession of Stolen Property 2nd Degree (2 counts), Theft 3rd (2 counts) and an active Airway Heights warrant for Criminal Trespass 1st Degree. 

Detectives continue to actively investigate this incident and search for the identified 2nd suspect.  Detectives also believe there may be additional suspects involved and further arrests and charges are expected. 

We would like to thank our community for the overwhelming amount of tips and support we have received after releasing these photos.

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Original Release from 09/15/2017

 

Freeman High School Parent’s Vehicle Prowled while 

Attempting to Ensure Children were Safe  

 

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying suspect(s) who prowled a Freeman High School parent’s vehicle parked on Highway 27 while they were trying to contact their children and make sure they were safe.  These suspects have now racked up over $36,000 dollars in fraudulent activity on the victim’s accounts. 

 

On September 13, 2017, while parents parked on Hwy. 27 in Rockford and ran, some more than a mile, toward the Freeman Schools to locate their children, someone else was taking advantage of the tragic circumstances.

Sometime between 10:30 a.m. and noon, the suspect(s) entered a vehicle parked along Hwy. 27 and stole a purse hastily left behind by a worried parent. Since the purse was stolen, the suspect(s) have fraudulently cashed checks and used stolen credit cards of the victim’s exceeding $36,000.

Detective Dean Meyer is asking for your assistance in identifying the suspect in these photos. Property crimes themselves are typically hard for victims to deal with, especially when identity theft and fraud are involved, but the fact these criminals took advantage of such a tragic situation is particularly heinous.

Anyone with information regarding this theft or can help identify these suspect(s), please call Detective Dean Meyer at 509-477-3159 reference #10123636.

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