SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies said a fight call that led to an officer being injured was not a hoax, as they previously reported.
The Sheriff’s Office arrested two 16 year old boys Tuesday connected to the incident.
Spokane Valley Police officers were responding to a fight call August 3rd in the area of 24th and Pines Road near South Pines Elementary around midnight.
While en route, Officer Olson struck a large piece of wood near 6th and Pines causing his patrol vehicle to spin out of control. Officer Olson's patrol vehicle rolled and he sustained injuries to his back from the collision.
Initially, investigators thought the whole scenario may have been a set-up as other deputies did not find a fight at the school. However, after further investigation detectives verified there was a fight prior to deputies arriving on scene.
Authorities say both juvenile males admitted to placing the wood in the roadway anticipating a vehicle running it over.
At this point in the investigation, officials do not believe this was an ambush situation focused at law enforcement.
Both juveniles said that prior to the collision another vehicle ran over the wood on Pines Road.
If you have any information about this vehicle you are asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
Both male subjects were booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for the felony charge of Malicious Mischief 1st degree and misdemeanor charge of Reckless Endangerment.