Deputies Locate and Arrest Vehicle Prowling Suspect
Spokane Valley Deputies located a suspected vehicle prowler who broke a victim’s car window and attempted to steal several items, including two bags of tools. The suspect, who has been arrested several times for theft-type crimes, was transported to the Spokane County Jail, where he was booked and released on his own recognizance in less than half an hour.
On January 18, 2022, at approximately 3:25 pm., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the 10900 block of E. Montgomery Avenue for the report of a possible vehicle prowling.
The victim reported the suspect, later identified as 38-year-old Marshall L. Price, broke the window of his vehicle and attempted to steal items from inside. The victim provided Price’s description and said Price was last seen walking east on Jackson Avenue.
Deputy West, patrolling in the area, responded and began looking for Price. Near the Eagle Point Apartment, Deputy West observed a male matching Price’s description walking through the grass on the southwest corner of the complex. Additionally, there was a vehicle following the male and pointing at him.
Deputy West contacted the male and identified him as Price. Price followed commands and, without being asked any questions, said something to the effect of “It was a bad mistake. I thought he was the (expletive) who stole (expletive) from my apartment.”
Price was detained as the incident was investigated.
With probable cause established, Price was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree and Vehicle Prowling 2nd Degree. He was released back out on the streets on his own recognizance within a half hour.
The victim retained all of his property, and the estimated cost to repair the window the suspect broke was under $750.