A burglary in the 14200 block of East Eighth was just reported. The caller said three men ran out the back door. All are decribed as white males. One was wearing brown flannel and the second is decribed as having curly hair and wearing a hoodie and jeans. There is no description for the third man. They were last seen heading east and then south. Police are coming into the area now.
11:54 a.m. update: The burglars got away with a cell phone, wii and other items. The search continues.
11:55 a.m. update: Adams Elementary, located only a couple blocks away, is going into lockdown. Dispatchers are also notifying nearby St. Mary’s Catholic School. An officer reports there are children outside on the playground.
11:58 a.m. update: An officer reports the burglars may be armed with a semi-automatic handgun.
12:22 p.m. update: Officers are being released from perimeter duty as the Sheriff’s Office helicopter is almost on scene to take a look from the air. The search is still continuing, however.
2:24 p.m. update: The search has apparently come up empty. The scanner is quiet. Spokane County Assessor’s Office records show the home is owned by Ernest Creach, son of the Rev. Wayne Creach. The school lockdowns were lifted some time ago. Click here to read a story by reporter Thomas Clouse.