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Victim helps identify prowling suspect

Officers credit a victim with helping them arrest a man they believe is responsible for numerous burglaries, vehicle thefts and vehicle prowlings in the Spokane area.

Travis W. Talley, 35, stole a truck from a man living near S. 5000 Quail Ridge Circle, along with the owner's wallet, according to the Spokane Police Department.

The victim was notified the next morning that his credit card had been used at Sunset Food Mart, 2627 W. Sunset Blvd. He went to the store and viewed the surveillance tape.

The victim and the manager identified the suspect, whom they then saw entering the West Wynn Hotel across the street.

Police found several stolen identifications, credit cards and a small bag of methamphetamine in Talley's room.

Talley was booked into Spokane County Jail on Friday for forgery, two counts of third-degree possession of stolen property, and one count of possession of a controlled substance, along with five outstanding warrants.

He remains in jail after appearing in Superior Court Monday.

Another man, Gabriel M. Hansen, 34, who police say was in the hotel room with Talley, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Shattered glass seized in prowling arrest

A recent vehicle prowl police patrol near Gonzaga University led to the arrest of a 32-year-old Spokane man and the seizure of shattered glass inside his backpack.

Spokane police Corporal Kevin Keller was in street clothes and an unmarked car near East Cataldo Avenue and North Columbus Street last Friday when he spotted a man later identified as Timothy L. Gunning, 32, looking in the passenger windows of parked cars, police announced Wednesday.

Officers Kyle Heuett and Shawn Pegram, also undercover, watched as Gunning stopped at a car parked in front of them then left quickly when he noticed them watching him, according to a news release.

Police stopped him on Hamilton Street near Gonzaga and said he appeared nervous “glancing back and forth as if he was deciding whether to fight or find an escape route,” according to a news release.

Police patted him down and found two stolen credit cards stolen in a prowling near Gonzaga two days earlier. They arrested him and found other credit cards as well as personal checks and social security card they suspect is stolen.

“Officers also located a quantity of shattered vehicle glass and a single Honda key in Gunning’s backpack,” police wrote. “Those items were seized as evidence. ”

Gunning, who has previous convictions for drugs and stolen property, is at Geiger Corrections Center on $2,500 bond.

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