Downtown vehicle prowler arrested by SPD

Downtown vehicle prowler arrested by SPD

Downtown vehicle prowler arrested by SPD

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 7 at 4:05 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Authorities said they arrested a vehicle prowler Saturday night after someone reported a suspicious person.

Police responded to W. 5th near Lincoln Saturday after someone called 911 saying a man with a flashlight was inside a car doing something to the ignition.

Officials located the suspect, Arthur Cardenas, 35. Police said Cardenas  had shaved keys in his possession and had damaged the steering column on the car while trying to steal it.

Officers also found a locked box in his possession. They got a search warrant for the box and found methamphetamine inside.

Cardenas was arrested for Attempted Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Vehicle Theft Tools and Possession of Controlled Substance.
 

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