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Spokane police report spike in car thefts

Brendon T. Kaluza-Graham, 22, was arrested Wednesday after an officer realized the 1997 Honda Accord he was driving was stolen and pulled him over just before 4 p.m. at Olympic and Helena, according to a police report. Inside the car were vehicle plates, screwdrivers, work gloves, a pair of used rubber gloves, and an Allen wrench grounded down to resemble a vehicle key, police said. Kaluza-Graham, who police say had a suspended driver's license, remains in Spokane County Jail on a charge of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. (Spokane Police Department)
Brendon T. Kaluza-Graham, 22, was arrested Wednesday after an officer realized the 1997 Honda Accord he was driving was stolen and pulled him over just before 4 p.m. at Olympic and Helena, according to a police report. Inside the car were vehicle plates, screwdrivers, work gloves, a pair of used rubber gloves, and an Allen wrench grounded down to resemble a vehicle key, police said. Kaluza-Graham, who police say had a suspended driver's license, remains in Spokane County Jail on a charge of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. (Spokane Police Department)

Vehicle thefts are at an all-time high in Spokane, police say. As the Spokane Police Department works to get the word out about - and solve - the problem, an arrest yesterday provided a glimpse at tools typically used in car heists.

Brendon T. Kaluza-Graham, 22, was arrested after an officer realized the 1997 Honda Accord he was driving was stolen and pulled him over just before 4 p.m. at Olympic and Helena, according to a police report.

Inside the car were vehicle plates, screwdrivers, work gloves, a pair of used rubber gloves, and an Allen wrench grounded down to resemble a vehicle key, police said.

Kaluza-Graham, who police say had a suspended driver's license, remains in Spokane County Jail on a charge of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Kaluza- Graham was sentenced to 60 days in jail in July for reckless driving and second-degree driving with license suspended, according to news archives.



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