Posted on March 31, 2014 at 1:18 PM
Monday, Mar 31 at 2:06 PM
SPOKANE, Wash.—A12-time convicted felon was scheduled to appear in court Monday after police tracked a stolen vehicle that led them to him on Saturday in North Spokane.
The Spokane Police Department said an anti-crime team spotted the stolen car, allegedly driven by 29-year-old Thomas Curd, near the intersection of N. Howard St. and Cora Ave. Officers chose not to pursue the vehicle that made several evasive maneuvers because the driver was behaving recklessly and posed a threat to the public according to police.
Officers said the vehicle was later found, abandoned near W. Carlisle Ave. and N. Atlantic St.
Police arrested Curd, the suspected driver, a few blocks away near the intersection of W. Montgomery Ave and N. Calispel St.
Curd had several shaved keys in his possession and several expensive tools were missing from the stolen vehicle according to police.
The owner identified one of the missing tools at a pawn shop that Curd visited before the arrest according to police.
Curd was booked on charges for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude and 2nd Degree Trafficking of Stolen Property.
Curd was previously convicted for twelve felony charges including Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Attempt to Allude, 1st Degree Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Controlled Substance, Taking Motor Vehicle without Permission and Trafficking of Stolen Property.