SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Police Department believes it stopped an alleged theft ring responsible for thousands of dollars in stolen property with the arrest of four suspects.
Police began receiving reports of stolen LCD TV’s from local K-Mart, Walmart and Rite Aid locations a few weeks ago. In each case, the suspects would flee in a black Honda Civic.
The break in the case came after a theft at a Shadle Park Rite Aid on Sunday. The clerk told police two men walked out of the store with a TV around 4 p.m. An officer patrolling nearby spotted the Civic near Rockwell and Stevens.
He pulled over the car and found Jordan Mills, 35, and James Smith, 21, who allegedly committed the Shadle Park crime. The officer noted Mills was wearing a sweatshirt matching the description of a shirt given in previous police reports. Police say the TV was found in the trunk. Both men were booked into the Spokane County Jail for second-degree trafficking of stolen property and organized retail theft.
Jacob Mills, 33, and Miranda Langevin, 20, were also in the car and are believed to be involved in the theft ring. They are both charged with misdemeanor city theft.