A Sampling of Recent Arrests in Spokane Valley/Spokane County
October 30, 2023, at approximately 9:20 pm, Deputies were dispatched to a possible assault/harassment call at a business in the 10400 block of N. Newport Highway. After speaking with the involved males and witnesses, Deputies developed probable cause to arrest 50-year-old Bernard R. LaBrucherie for felony Harassment-Threats to Kill and misdemeanor Assault 4th Degree.
LaBrucherie was booked into the Spokane County Jail, where he remains. He is scheduled for his first appearance later this afternoon.
October 30, 2023, at approximately 6:45 pm, a Deputy observed an SUV cross over a raised cement median and travel the wrong way in traffic on U.S. Highway 2 near Hayford Road. He was able to stop the vehicle before anyone was injured, near U.S. Highway 2 and Deer Heights Road, and contact the driver, 30-year-old Danielle M. Breiter. Following field sobriety evaluations, Breiter was arrested for misdemeanor charges of Reckless Driving and DUI. Breath sample results showed her BAC at .316, .308, .326, .316, well above the legal limit .08.
Breiter was booked into the Spokane County Jail, where she remains, with her first appearance scheduled for this afternoon.
On October 30, 2023, just prior to 4:00 pm, a Spokane Valley Deputy, near E. Broadway Avenue and N. Sullivan Road, observed a male step off the curb and enter traffic in an attempt to solicit the occupants of vehicles. The Deputy turned around and approached the male in a fully marked patrol car with lights activated and told the male to stop. Instead, the male chose to cross the intersection against the pedestrian control signal, continuing to walk away at a fast pace. The Deputy approached the male again and eventually took him into custody.
The male refused to identify himself or speak. He was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail as “John Doe” for Solicitation in a Roadway, Obstructing Law Enforcement, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. At the jail, after obtaining his fingerprints, the male was identified as 39-year-old Miguel J. Perez. A misdemeanor warrant for Failing to Provide Identification was discovered, and he was also booked on the warrant.
Perez remains in jail, with his first appearance scheduled for later this afternoon.
On October 30, 2023, at approximately 11:45 am, a Spokane Valley Deputy was dispatched to a welfare check call of a male passed out in a vehicle blocking a driveway in the 8500 block of E. Knox Avenue.
The male, slumped over in the driver’s seat, was contacted and identified as 35-year-old Nikolas V. Somday. The Deputy observed tinfoil with a blue pill, suspected of containing Fentanyl, inside the vehicle. Somday was advised of his rights and agreed to answer questions. He admitted to having a small container with an additional 10 pills inside the car. A total of 13 pills were recovered.
Somday was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and he was subsequently administratively released on his own reconnaissance due to jail capacity.
On October 30, 2023, at approximately 10:50 am, during a traffic stop, a Deputy arrested 25-year-old Jensen D. Stauffer for a misdemeanor warrant for Assault 4th Degree (DV). He remains in jail with a bond set for the warrant at $1,500.
On October 30, 2023, at approximately 8:25 am, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the 100 block of S. Havana for the report of an argument involving two females and one male. A female, as described by the caller, was observed in the parking lot. A Deputy arriving in a fully marked patrol car told the female, later identified as 34-year-old Jean M. Whiteheart, that she was not free to leave, but Whiteheart chose to run away on foot. Whiteheart was located, attempting to hide, a short distance away.
Whiteheart was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Obstructing Law Enforcement and a felony Washington State Department of Corrections warrant (original charge of Assault), where she remains.
October 29, 2023, at approximately 7:00 pm, a Deputy checked the license plate of a vehicle parked near E. 8th and N. McKinnon Road. The license plate returned showed the car was reported stolen on October 24, 2023, in Spokane.
During the investigation, Deputies contacted two people, 34-year-old Jason L. Crawford and 33-year-old Ashlie S. Jones.
Crawford was booked into jail for Theft of a Motor Vehicle and an active Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) felony warrant (original charge Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance). He remains in jail with his bond set at $2,500 by Spokane Superior Court Judge R. Anderson on the Theft of Motor Vehicle charge and the WA State DOC hold.
Jones was released on her own recognizance the following day after appearing before Spokane Superior Court Judge R. Anderson.
On October 29, 2023, at approximately 5:20 pm, a Spokane Valley Deputy responded to a theft/shoplifting call at Home Depot (5617 E. Sprague). A Loss Prevention Employee advised a male was inside the store actively concealing merchandise in a black backpack. Deputies, now patiently waiting in the parking lot, were advised the male was leaving the store without paying for the items. The male, identified as 27-year-old Justice M. Martin, decided to run after one of the Deputies tried to contact him and told him to stop. The other Deputy cut off Martin’s escape and drew his Taser, telling Martin to get on the ground. Seeing this, Martin complied and was taken into custody. The items Martin attempted to steal totaled $205.82 (clothing, a hatchet, a Bluetooth speaker, headphones).
Martin was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Theft 3rd Degree and Obstructing Law Enforcement. He was administratively released on his own recognizance due to jail capacity.
On October 29, 2023, at approximately 4:15 pm, a Spokane Valley Deputy responded to a theft/shoplifting call at Home Depot (5617 E. Sprague). A Loss Prevention Employee advised a male was inside the store actively concealing merchandise. The male passed all points of sale and began to exit the store when Loss Prevention contacted him. The Deputy joined them and watched the male, 33-year-old Dean M. Rooks, pull items from inside his coat while saying he was sorry. Rooks was taken into custody, advised of his rights, and agreed to answer questions. He said he stole the items from Home Depot to try and sell them. The total cost of the attempted theft was $86.95.
Rooks was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Theft 3rd Degree. He was administratively released on his own recognizance due to jail capacity.