Man steals van from Sweet Frostings Bakery, crashes into downtown police precinct

Man steals van from Sweet Frostings Bakery, crashes into downtown police precinct

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police Officers arrested a man after he stole a van from Sweet Frostings Bakery and crashed it through the front doors of the Intermodal Terminal Sunday.

Officers initially responded after being alerted of a stolen van.  Reports show the suspect, later identified as Jesse L. Jones, 33, left at a rate of high speed.  The suspect stopped the vehicle in the intermodal parking lot, backed up at a rate of high speed and crashed into the glass entrance doors to the Downtown Police precinct.

According to the release, the suspect then fled on foot.

Officers reviewed surveillance video and determined the suspect was Jones, known as a repeat offender to patrol officers.

Officers said they located Jones on the corner of Sprague and Bernard.

Jones was booked into the Spokane County Jail for for theft of a motor vehicle, first degree malicious mischief, hit and run on an unattended building and two counts of felony harassment threats to kill.  

According to the release, the van was stolen when employees at Sweet Frostings were loading a large gingerbread sculpture for a project at the Davenport Grand. 

The sculpture did sustain some damage, according to police.  But employees were able to get the sculpture in the contest.

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