Sirens & Gavels

Tips sought on prowling suspect's cohort

Post Falls police are trying to identify a passenger who fled a traffic stop with a burglary suspect.

Charles Allen Gutzman ran from his car after police tried to stop him from driving with no headlights in the area of Howell Road and Radiant Star Road Monday at 3:10 a.m.

Police identified Gutzman as the car's owner and contacted him on Tuesday. They arrested him after finding evidence from three recent car prowling.

"Gutzman admitted to detectives that he lied during his initial interview where he claimed that his vehicle broke down and was stolen," according to a news release. 

Anyone with information on the identity of Gutzman's passenger is asked to call the Post Falls Police Department at (208) 773-3517 or leave an anonymous tip at (208) 777-COPS.

Tips can also be submitted online.




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