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Citizen description helps police arrest suspected car thief

Spokane police arrested two people on outstanding warrants and suspicion of vehicle theft early Friday morning, after giving up a dangerous pursuit in downtown Spokane and receiving a report of the pair running from an unoccupied car.

An officer began following a stolen Subaru being driven near Ash Street and Maxwell Avenue just before 6 a.m.

As officers prepared to pull the stolen car over, police say the driver swerved from I-90 on to the Altamont Street exit.

Police say the driver did not comply with officer’s attempts to pull him over but instead accelerated to 80 miles per hour on West 3rd Avenue.

Officers stopped the pursuit a short time later, according to a police statement. Soon after, a citizen called to report two people running from a car in an alley near Hartson Avenue and Ralph Street.

Officers located the abandoned car while the call was coming in and were able to find two suspects based on the citizen’s description.

Thomas Curd, 35, and Angela Blue-Darling, 38, were arrested and charged with crimes related to the theft of the car and outstanding warrants.

Curd is a convicted felon who had several felony warrants out for his arrest for possession and theft of a motor vehicle. He was charged with a new count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and attempting to elude police.

Blue-Darling was arrested for multiple outstanding felony warrants, including for theft of a motor vehicle.

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