Sirens & Gavels

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011, 3:22 P.M.

Man busted in Valley with stolen car

An Elk man was arrested this morning in Spokane Valley after authorities discovered the vehicle he was in was stolen.

Officers responded to the River Rock Apartments at 12700 E. Shannon Ave. about 10:30 a.m. for a report of a “suspicious male ducking down inside the parked Honda and smoking something,” said Spokane Valley Police spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan. Officers contacted the car’s occupant and identified him as Christopher L. Dahlman, 20.

Dispatch notified officers the license plate on the back of the Honda was stolen off another vehicle, and when police ran the car’s identification number, they learned the car was stolen, as well. The car’s Montana plates were not located, Reagan said.

Reagan said Dahlman was nervous and claimed to have borrowed the car, but could not identify its actual owner and was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and booked into Spokane County Jail.

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