Spokane police recovered 50 stolen vehicles in a recent crack down on repeat car thieves.
Nearly 70 Hondas from the late 80s to early 90s had been stolen since Oct. 19 - nearly twice the average - when police targeted several known car thieves as part of the county’s repeat offender program.
(Maddock, Lubben and Parham are pictured top to bottom.)
Parham was arrested late Oct. 25 after police responded to a home in the Shadle area.
Parham, who was wanted on warrants for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, ran from police but was contacted by police K-9 Max, police said. Parham tried to choke the dog but officers handcuffed him and took him to a hospital to be treated for his dog bites.
Max’s handler, Officer Paul Gorman, said Parham’s injures s “were more severe because Parham fought with Max rather than giving up,” according to a news release.
Parham is suspected of smashing a pickup into a North Division Street cell phone store in December and trying to steal the ATM, then prying upon the door of a nearby gas station 10 minutes later and burglarizing a display case.
The recent rash of car thefts prompted Spokane police to remind owners of older model Toyotas and Hondas to invest in theft prevention devices such as the Club.