A Spokane man and a juvenile got a scare when they tried to break into a car early Saturday, police said. Police allege that an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old juvenile tried to break into a white Volkswagen Golf, which was parked at the intersection of Carlisle and Wall at 1:30 a.m. The owner of the car and a passenger were still in the car.
The driver was returning the passenger home when they noticed a black GMC Jimmy pull up behind them while they were parked, police said.
The driver told police that the suspects peered into the car and tried to break in with a small crowbar. The tinted windows prevented the suspects from seeing the people inside.
Police said the driver pounded on a window and scared the suspects away.
The driver then called police on a cellular phone and gave them a description of the two suspects and the GMC Jimmy.
Police said the two tried to return to the Volkswagen when officers arrived. They told police and the driver that they thought the car belonged to a friend.
The 18-year-old told police he was arrested for residential burglary five years ago, and the juvenile said he was previously arrested for underage drinking, police said.
Police said the two were issued a warning and let go.
Thief gets a call
A Deer Park man dialed his cell phone shortly after it was stolen on Sunday.
The thief answered and is now being tracked by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department and U S West, said sheriff’s spokesman Dave Reagan.
The suspect stole the phone from a house in the 200 block of East Meadowmere between 3 a.m. and noon on Sunday. The thief also stole two Craftsman wrenches, Reagan said.
Kids’ money stolen
Someone stole children’s activity money from a Spokane City Parks Department storage building in Corbin Park during the weekend.
An employee said one of the youngsters in her parks program noticed an open door at the small shed Monday morning, said police spokesman Dick Cottam.
The shed is used to store games, supplies and money for youth activities. About $150 cash and a $10 gift certificate were missing from a shelf, Cottam said.
Police said there was no evidence of forced entry into the shed, which the employee said was locked on Friday afternoon.
Sleeping woman robbed
A thief robbed a Deer Park woman of jewels and her purse on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The woman, who lives on the 500 block of East A Street, told sheriff’s deputies that the suspect must have entered her unlocked home while she was sleeping, according to sheriff’s spokesman Dave Reagan.
The woman mentioned a potential suspect, and Reagan said sheriff’s deputies are still investigating.
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