A 34-year-old woman’s failure to click it Monday morning led to more than a traffic ticket.
Christy Lee Rohrer, 11412 E. 13th Ave., was charged with possession of methamphetamine after she was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt, Spokane Valley police spokesman Cpl. Dave Reagan said.
A Spokane Valley officer spotted the woman driver while patrolling the area of Broadway and Bowdish, Reagan said. After stopping her, the officer discovered she had an outstanding warrant from Pend Oreille County charging her with unlawful issuance of a bank check.
The officer arrested her. He discovered a red tin box containing small baggies of meth during a search of the vehicle, Reagan said. The woman also had a suspended driver’s license.
Three burglaries in Valley
Two Spokane Valley businesses and a medical facility were burglarized over the weekend; no suspects have been arrested in any of the incidents.
A burglar shattered the front door at Excellence in Education, 9212 E. Montgomery Ave., sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning, Reagan said. Employees reported that a Dell computer, LCD monitor, a fax machine and a Microsoft wireless keyboard computer were stolen.
Two 120 gallon aluminum fuel tanks and three wheels with Michelin tires were stolen from Western Peterbilt, 6214 E. Broadway Ave., Reagan said. The break-in occurred sometime between noon Friday and 9 a.m. Monday.
The suspect entered the Western Peterbilt storage yard by cutting a hole in the chain link fence on the west side of the lot, Reagan said.
Early Sunday, Spokane Valley police responded to 626 N. Mullan Road after a burglar tripped an alarm.
The building is occupied by two businesses, Center for Physical Sports Therapy and Associated Family Physicians, Reagan said. Computer equipment and cash were taken from the sports therapy office. Employees didn’t think anything was taken from the doctor’s office.
Police seized items they think were handled by a suspect, Reagan said.
Anyone with information about any of the burglaries should call 242-8477.
Woman, child involved in theft
A misdemeanor theft turned to a felony robbery Saturday night when a 33-year-old woman got rough with two Wal-Mart security officers.
Brenda Charr Rembold, 33, 4110 N. McDonald Road, was charged with second-degree robbery, Reagan said. “The suspect had her 10-year-old daughter along for the adventure.”
About 6:40 p.m. Saturday, two security officers observed a woman stuffing cosmetics into her purse, and she had a 10-year-old girl with her put on a leather belt, Reagan said. The two split up inside the Valley Wal-Mart and met again at the front of the store where they exited.
The woman began fighting the two officers when she was confronted outside, Reagan said. She was holding onto her purse while yelling “run for the car” to the girl, Reagan said. The officers were able to handcuff the woman on the ground. When they picked her up, she kicked one of them twice in the leg.
A Spokane Valley police officer determined the 10-year-old girl was unaware the two were stealing.
Heroin wrapped in cash
A Sunday morning traffic stop ended in a heroin bust.
Charlie C. Schroeder, 25, 1423 W. Pinto Road, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, Reagan said. The drug was concealed in a wad of money.
About 3 a.m. Sunday, a Spokane Valley police officer discovered the license plates on a man’s Mazda actually belonged on a Ford Escort, Reagan said. The officer then contacted the man in a parking lot on East Trent.
The man had an outstanding warrant from Spokane Police Department for driving with a suspended license, Reagan said. The officer arrested the man. A bindle of tar heroine was found in the $8 in cash the officer removed from the man’s hand.
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