Three men have been arrested in connection with a tire theft at a Spokane Valley automotive store over the weekend, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.
The AutoNation Subaru at 10000 E. Sprague Ave. initially reported a theft of 36 tires Saturday. According to investigators, John Humbird and Bruce Fitch, both 44, sold 11 tires believed to be stolen from the AutoNation store to another Spokane Valley business Monday. Staff at Clark’s Automotive & Tire, 16010 E. Sprague Ave., alerted sheriff’s deputies to the two suspicious persons and the two were arrested on charges of possession and trafficking stolen property.
Acting on tips, the Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on a home owned by 45-year-old Daniel Weston in the 1500 block of South University Road this morning. Detectives found meth and 14 more tires thought to be stolen from the AutoNation store at the residence. Weston has been arrested on charges of possessing stolen property and controlled substances.
Fitch and Humbird appeared in Spokane County Superior Court yesterday. Fitch is being held on a bond of $7,500 and Humbird on a bond of $2,500. Weston has yet to make a court appearance.