December 16, 2011 in City

Suspect’s video is evidence

By The Spokesman-Review

Spokane Valley police say a video posted by a car prowling suspect on his Facebook page that features suspected stolen loot will be used as evidence against him.

“It’d be kind of silly for us not to,” Sgt. John Nowels said this week.

The video, posted two days before his arrest, shows Nathan John Calvert in a vehicle he describes as a Jeep. Calvert focuses on a large amount of property in the vehicle and said he hasn’t “really figured out what I’m going to do yet.”

Police believe it’s the same stolen Jeep that contained about 100 items of stolen property when Calvert, 28, was arrested Friday. An attorney caught Calvert in his truck and held him until police arrived.

Police suspect Calvert used stolen equipment to film and post the video, which they learned of from The Spokesman-Review.

Valley police have posted photos of the unclaimed stolen goods on the department’s Facebook page. Calvert told detectives he committed 30 to 40 prowlings and burglaries a night for two to three weeks.

He’s in jail on new felony charges and a Washington Department of Corrections probation hold, and he appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Wednesday on charges of residential burglary, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, vehicle prowling and three counts of second-degree theft.

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