OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: Spokane PACT Officers had received several tips from alert citizens about a stolen Dodge pickup truck driving through the Shadle Park and Indian Trail Neighborhoods on Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012.
The truck's owner had reported it stolen in the morning, and the truck was immediately seen in the area of several burglaries. Within a few hours, PACT members located the truck, full of stolen property, in the Value Village parking lot, 701 W. Boone.
Jeremy P. Hall (26) had been driving the car while Billy R. Olson (24) and Reuben A. Miller (23) were both passengers. Further investigation showed the trio had committed a burglary on October 24 at 300 W. Nora, and had stolen the Dodge pickup truck keys, later returned to steal the truck.
The truck was then used to commit two burglaries that morning on 2200 W. Olympic as well as two burglaries in Indian Trail. Officers contacted the victims of these four burglaries and identified the stolen property.
Officers also linked the suspects to additional burglaries in Spokane Valley as well as another in NE Spokane. PACT Officers are working with detectives to sort through burglary reports and track as much stolen property as possible.
Ironically, Ofc. Nick Geren has already arrested these individuals throughout the year, in stolen vehicles and with stolen property. The three are prolific property crimes thieves, with burglary as their chosen crime. Spokane Police are committed to reducing crime rates within the City of Spokane and continue to target the prolific and repeat offenders.
*Hall is facing 7 counts of 2ndDegree Burglary, 2 cts of Trafficking in Stolen Property 1stDegree, Theft of a Firearm as well as Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
*Olson is facing 4 counts of 2ndDegree Burglary, 3 cts of Trafficking in Stolen Property 1stDegree, Theft of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
*Miller is facing 4 counts of 2ndDegree Burglary.