An East Central woman fought off a late-night attacker last week.
The 5-foot-2-inch woman told police a friend dropped her off at Third and Altamont about 2 a.m. Saturday. She was walking toward her apartment when a car pulled up beside her, Spokane police spokesman Dick Cottam said.
A passenger opened his door and grabbed the woman’s purse and arm, Cottam said.
The woman told officers she struggled and hit the man in the face five or six times. The man swore at her and let her go, and the car sped away, Cottam said.
The woman was not injured, but said she broke two fingernails.
She described her attacker as black, in his mid-30s, medium build, clean-shaven with a long face, and hair cut short on the sides. The driver was described as a white man in his late 20s with shoulder-length frizzy hair. The car was a white 1990s Honda Accord two-door hatchback, said Cottam.
Police ask anyone with information on the suspects or the car to call Crime Check at 456-2233.
Man faces drug charges
A South Side man was arrested Monday after police found 83 marijuana plants growing in the basement of the house he was renting.
Officers arrested Christopher Glenn Byrd, 27, at at 3118 E. 32nd shortly after noon, Cottam said. Along with discovering the plants, officers found 30 bags of methamphetamine, a baggie of marijuana seeds, and other items involved with a marijuana grow operation.
Byrd was booked into jail on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
A brief in last week’s public safety column reported the arrest of three people who were apparently attempting to break into the ABC Mini-Storage in Airway Heights. The trio were found carrying underwear and socks.
As reported last week, sheriff’s deputies say they don’t know where the clothing came from. But the area manager of the facility stresses that no storage units were broken into in the attempted burglary.