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Spokane police arrest burglary suspects as officers keep watch during business closures

March 31, 2020 Updated Tue., March 31, 2020 at 9:47 p.m.

The Spokane Police Department made multiple burglary arrests this week after putting an emphasis on minimizing commercial burglaries amid coronavirus business closures.

At about 2 a.m. Tuesday, a business alarm at a shopping center near Shadle Park High School was set off. When police arrived, they saw a metal roll-up door had been pried open.

Officers saw a man, later identified as Leval R. Delano, 36, inside the business. The alarm system had been destroyed and Delano had stolen goods in his possession, according to a police report.

Delano was jailed on suspicion of burglary and malicious mischief.

Police had contact with Delano last week when he was found “lurking” behind a business on North Division Street after its alarm went off. At that time, Delano was arrested for an outstanding warrant for violating a domestic violence no-contact order.

Delano has felony convictions for assault and making harassment threats to kill.

On Sunday, police arrested Jeremy J. Warfield, 43, on suspicion of burglarizing a business closed due to COVID-19 guidelines.

An officer spotted Warfield at about 3 p.m. standing on the porch of a business at 1500 West 3rd Ave.

Warfield was standing behind a plywood barrier that said “no trespassing,” police said.

At about the same time, a 911 call came in with reports that a man had been trying to kick in the business’ door.

By that time, Warfield was inside the business, according to police.

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