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Valley woman arrested with stolen Jeep, meth, mail

A 32-year-old Spokane Valley woman was arrested early today while she was gassing up a stolen Jeep in the Wandermere area, Spokane sheriff’s deputies said.

Genevieve Justine Willyard, of Spokane Valley, was arrested on outstanding warrants, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Deputies Thad Schultz and David Westlake spotted her at a Shell pump at Division Street and Hastings Road about 3:30 a.m. and discovered by running a check on the plates that the Jeep was reported stolen.

Schultz approached Willyard inside the adjacent store and after checking her name through the police records system discovered she had outstanding warrants and a violation of conditions of her release on a previous felony conviction.

Deputies found a baggie of suspected methamphetamine inside the vehicle and a loaded syringe in her jacket along with a second syringe in her purse. She also had stolen mail and a can of stolen “fix-a-flat” compound in her pants. A third syringe was later found in a door pocket.

A male passenger was released without being arrested.

Anyone who may have had mail stolen recently in north Spokane County should call Crime Check at 456-2233.

The Jeep had been reported stolen on Oct. 14.

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