SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.--A crime spree in the Spokane Valley ended with two 13-year-olds arrested.
A Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputy responded near N. Wilbur Road and E. Carlisle Avenue after a mother said her 13-year-old son and his 13-year-old friend were missing on Tuesday.
A Chevrolet Malibu with front end damage drove into the parking lot dragging a plastic bumper cover under the vehicle while the deputy was speaking with the mother. The deputy recognized the 13-year-olds inside the car.
The teenagers told the deputy that they broke into the fenced area of Spalding’s import area earlier in the day. They said they found the keys inside the Malibu and drove it through a gate on the east end of the property, according to officials. Both said they had each driven the vehicle during their joy ride, according to the deputy.
The deputy spoke with the owner of Spalding’s who estimated the damage of the gate near $3,000.
Authorities suggested that both of the teenagers be charged with felony 2nd Degree Burglary, Theft of a Motor Vehicle and 2nd Degree Malicious Mischief.