SPD arrests three teens for North Spokane burglary spree

SPOKANE, Wash.—Spokane Police Officers arrested three teens after a serious of burglaries early Monday morning.

SPD said two of the teenagers were booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center on one count of Second Degree Burglary and three counts of Attempted Second Degree Burglary. The 19-year-old suspect, Duane Comeslast Jr. was booked into Spokane County jail for the same charges.

 

 

SPD reported the burglary spree started just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning near north Wall Street and west Rowan Ave. The burglaries extended into the Audubon neighborhood.  

SPD said officers first responded to a report of teens breaking windows at Cozza Optical.

Authorities said when officers arrived on scene at the north Wall Street location they found one of the side windows broken and the alarm to the business was going off.

"it's frustrating cause you know you work hard just to keep your business open," Barbara Cozza at Cozza Optical said.  "But to have to take extras and fix something like this it's just not, not fun,"

According to reports officers responded to similar calls through the night.

Officers responded to Jitterz Java on west Northwest Blvd about an hour after the first call. While investigating that break-in, officers were called to Monkey Boy Art just a few blocks away by West York Ave and West Northwestern Blvd. for a report of broken windows and what looked to be an attempted burglary.

Reports said at least two of the businesses had surveillance footage to help officers identify the suspects. According to officials, officers determined who the likely suspects were that morning, but could not complete their follow up until Sunday night.

SPD said officers followed up on information they had developed and responded to a home near north Oak Street AND West Walton Avenue. That is where the officers contacted the suspects.

Reports said as more information came to light, the officers were able to apply for a search warrant for the home and recovered some of the items stolen from Jitterz, clothing that matched the clothing worn by the suspects in the surveillance footage, and glass pipes stolen from Monkey Boy Art in a previous burglary from several weeks ago.

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