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Downtown police patrol arrests burglary suspect

Thu., March 21, 2013, 1:25 p.m.

Spokane Police arrested a burglary suspect with outstanding warrants after a chase through downtown this morning.

Police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said a patrol officer spotted a man ride his bike into a parking garage near Washington and Sprague around 9:30 a.m.

The officer followed the man into the parking structure and saw him hiding between cars. The man then ran out of the structure and into a nearby building. Cotton said six officers surrounded the building and started to search it when the suspect fled from a side door.

He shed his coat and backpack, Cotton said, and ran until police caught him in an alley between West Main Street and West Riverside Avenue.

Cotton said police arrested 21-year-old Trevor R. McClure on suspicion of burglary. She said his backpack contained burglary tools and a window of a car in the parking lot was found to be broken out. She added it didn’t appear he had stolen anything.

Cotton said McClure had a “prolific” list of drug, burglary, trespassing and identity theft charges to his name.

According to court records, McClure was sentenced last week to 12 months of probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance.

He already had a probation warrant pending, Cotton said, as well as another warrant on a charge of malicious mischief.

Cotton said the officer who spotted McClure was part of an increase in foot patrols downtown.

“This is a perfect example of a preventative measure that was taken,” she said.

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