A woman's report of a stolen pickup led to her son's arrest in a separate car theft, authorities said today.
Robert Kevin Reeder, 43, was arrested after Spokane Valley police saw him driving away in a red Ford pickup that had been stolen from M2 Tech Services, 4207 E. Rowan Ave., overnight, according to a news release.
Reeder's mother had called police to her home at North Burns Road to say her son had loaned her pickup to someone to move items but it hadn't been returned.
Police haven't recovered that pickup, but they did recover the red pickup, as well as a motorcycle, air compressor and two tube-type heaters that had been stolen from M2 Tech Services. A lawnmower also was stolen; police say the thief cut a padlock on the firm's storage lot.
Reeder was booked into jail on charges of third-degree possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.