SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane County Sheriff said they caught a suspect breaking into a car while investigating a call about a vehicle prowler on Tuesday.
The caller told authorities the suspect had successfully entered a car in a parking lot on N. Addison near E. Sapphire Lane.
When the deputy arrived, he approached the car and saw the suspect in the driver’s seat leaning over into the passenger seat. Authorities said the suspect got out of the car with several items. Another deputy arrived on scene and the suspect was detained.
The suspect, Tyler Cruz, 29, admitted to the deputy that he had broken into the car.
Authorities found several items from the car on the ground. Shaved keys were also found and deputies determined they belonged to Cruz.
Cruz was arrested for possession of vehicle theft tools and vehicle prowling.