Deputies Locate and Arrest Attempted Burglary Suspect
Drugs and a Cargo Trailer believed to Contain Stolen Property Seized
Deputies investigating an attempted Residential Burglary tracked down and arrested the suspect. Methamphetamine and Heroin were seized during a search, and a cargo trailer, containing what appeared to be stolen property/tools, was located. The cargo trailer and property were seized pending further investigation.
On November 5, 2020, just after 8:00 am., Spokane County Deputies responded to a residence in the 9700 block of N. Stevens St. in Spokane County.
The victim stated she was asleep when an unknown white male opened her bedroom window and began to enter. She screamed, which appeared to startle the male, and he ran away.
Deputy Avery Johnson located a video surveillance recording of the property. He observed a dark-colored SUV with a damaged front driver’s side fender and yellow dealer plates drive past the residence and park in the driveway during the time of the incident.
Speaking with another witness, Deputy Johnson identified a possible suspect as 37-year-old Brandon C. Bricker.
With the assistance of Deputy Stolz and Deputy Liljenberg, Deputy Johnson drove to a potential address for Bricker located in the 15800 block of N. Katie Road. A male answered the door and stated Bricker lived in a trailer behind the residence.
Deputy Johnson noted seeing a dark-colored SUV with yellow license plates and a damaged driver’s side fender as the Deputies approached the trailer to make contact.
Deputy Johnson knocked on the trailer, identified himself, and asked Bricker to come to the door. Bricker replied, asking the Deputies to wait. As they did, they heard movement inside consistent with someone possibly trying to hide items.
Bricker exited the trailer and was advised of his rights. He agreed to explain what took place at the residence on N. Stevens. He said he went to the residence to find a friend but was unsure if he was at the right home. He knocked on the front door, but no one answered. He walked around to a basement window, slid it open, and yelled for his friend. He was shocked when the victim yelled and left immediately.
Bricker was informed he was under arrest for attempted residential burglary and was searched. A Ziploc bag containing a black tar-like substance was found in his front pants pocket during the search. A field test of the substance indicated a presumptive positive result for Heroin.
Suspecting additional drugs might be inside the trailer, Bricker’s vehicle, and the cargo trailer, Deputy Johnson requested and was granted consent to search. A sweatshirt, similar to the one the victim stated the suspect was wearing, was located inside the trailer. A baggie containing what appeared to be a large amount of controlled substances (5 golf ball-sized portions believed to be Methamphetamine and 2 similarly sized portions believed to be Heroin) was found at the bottom of a dirty clothes basket.
Bricker revoked his consent after these items were discovered, and the search was terminated.
A search warrant for the trailer, Bricker’s vehicle, and the cargo trailer was requested and obtained. Two smaller baggies containing a white crystalline substance, paraphernalia, scales, and individual packaging materials were also located. Several items/tools, believed to be stolen, were discovered in the cargo trailer.
Additional field tests of the substances showed a presumptive positive result for Methamphetamine and Heroin.
Bricker was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Attempted Residential Burglary and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.
This remains an active investigation, and additional charges are expected.