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In brief: Police arrest alleged car prowlers after tip

TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012

A Spokane man called police instead of trying to disrupt a car prowling, a decision that netted three arrests.

Spokane police jailed Daniel Maddock, 24; Amanda Tucker, 23; and Kenneth Thiefault, 32, after seizing upon a detailed description of a stolen car the trio used, according to reports.

Officers found Maddock hiding in a bedroom crawl space at 8328 N. Parkway Drive in north Spokane. He is also suspected in a November car prowling near East 10th Avenue and South Cuba Street in which police say he shot at the owner when confronted and then fled.

Police recovered stolen items at the home, including a handgun.

Two police dogs retiring

After a combined 17 years of service, two German shepherds will be retired from service by the Spokane Police Department.

One police dog, named K-9 Stryder, has been assigned to Officer Shawn Kendall for nine years. The dog served the Spokane SWAT team and has assisted in capturing about 500 suspects, the department stated in a release.

The other dog, named K-9 Duke, worked with Officer Jake Jensen and helped capture more than 150 suspects and searched for illegal marijuana growing operations by hanging from a helicopter with his handler.

After the dogs are retired at the end of the year they will be replaced by two dogs in the unit.

Kendall will work with Talon, a 14-month-old German shepherd from the Czech Republic. Jensen will work with Cruz, a 4-year-old Malinois from the Netherlands.


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