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Posted on: May 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Crime Stoppers Tips Help Detectives Identify Suspect

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Crime Stoppers Tips Help Detectives Identify Suspect


With tips received through Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest, Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detective Kevin Mosher identified the male suspect who stole nearly $6,000 of Apple electronics as 47-year-old Christopher B. Doolen. 


As the investigation continued and with Doolen identified, Detective Mosher soon developed probable cause to charge Doolen with Theft 1st Degree, Trafficking in Stolen Property 1st Degree and Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree.   

On April 21, 2019, Investigators learned Doolen was arrested on outstanding warrants by the Spokane Police Department and booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Daryl Smith responded to the jail and added the three charges developed by Detective Mosher.

We thank our Community for assisting Detectives during this investigation which led to the identification and arrest of this suspect.


Original Press Release April 12, 2019:

Detectives Seek Information Regarding Electronics Theft 

Crime Stoppers Reward Offered

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is now offering a reward in an effort to assist Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives as they investigate the theft of nearly $6000 of Apple Electronics.  

On March 23, 2019, loss prevention employees reported the theft of (6) Apple iPads and (2) Apple iPods from Fred Meyer located at 15609 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley.  

The male suspect in these photos, captured from store surveillance video, entered the store at approximately 4:20 p.m. and gained access to a locked electronics case without causing any damage.  He gathered up the 6 iPads and 2 iPods and left the store without paying for the merchandise.

Investigators are aware the pictures are not clear but believe anyone who knows the suspect will recognize him and his tattoos.       

Persons with information regarding this suspect are urged to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or going to www.p3tips.com. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes. It is not affiliated with law enforcement. Full Disclosure of reward requirements is available at http://www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org.

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