Accomplice Returns to the Scene of the Crime and Arrested
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested the accomplice in a burglary where a vehicle was stolen from a garage. The suspect stated she returned to the location to pick up her boyfriend’s backpack he had left in the driveway after he broke into the garage and stole a vehicle from inside. The car was recovered, and Deputies searched for the other suspect but did not locate him. The arrested suspect was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Residential Burglary, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree, Making False Statements, and a felony Washing State Department of Corrections warrant.
On July 16, 2022, at approximately 3:55 am, Spokane County Deputies responded to the 3500 block of E. 64th Ct. for a reported burglary and car theft. The caller reported a suspect broke into the attached garage of the home and stole a 2012 Acura from inside.
When Deputy McKenzie arrived, he observed brake lights of a vehicle (2001 Buick) near the victim’s residence and people in the yard/street waiving and gesturing toward the Buick. As Deputy McKenzie approached, the driver of the Buick accelerated in reverse and struck a curb.
The driver, later identified as 30-year-old Allison T. Wessling, got out of the Buick and complied. She verbally identified herself as “Alyssa A. Samuels,” later determined to be false. Wessling stated she was looking for a friend that lived in the area. She explained she backed into the curb because the people from the residence were aggressive toward her.
The adult victims stated they heard a loud noise and went to investigate and discovered the Acura had been stolen, and the garage door to the bay where it was parked was damaged. The garage door, which had been left open approximately 6”, was damaged and appeared bent from the inside out. They noticed a backpack in the driveway that did not belong to them. While they inspected the damage and waited for Deputies to arrive, Wessling pulled up in the Buick, grabbed the backpack, and returned to the car.
As the investigation continued, Wessling admitted she arrived at the home to retrieve the backpack that belonged to her boyfriend, who called her to pick it up after he stole the Acura. She told Deputies the Acura could be found at Liberty Park, near the pool, and that her boyfriend might be in a tent nearby where they have been staying.
Deputy Rassier located the stolen Acura and, with additional Deputies assisting, discovered the camping site but did not find Wessling’s boyfriend.
Wessling was transported to the Spokane County Jail, where it was learned she had lied about her name and that she had a Washington State Department of Corrections felony warrant for her arrest. She was booked for Residential Burglary, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree, Making False Statements, and her felony warrant.
The Acura was released to the victims, and the Buick was seized pending a search warrant. This remains an active investigation, and additional arrests and charges are expected.