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Rash of stolen Hondas leads to arrests

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. 

Arrested were James T. Harris, 35; Gabrieal M. Hansen, 33; Daniel J. Maddock, 22; Timothy J. Lubben, 22; Leslie J. Olson, 28; and Cephas W. Parham, 34.

(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.

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