Spokane Police investigate bold break-in


by KREM.com & Whitney Ward


Posted on February 4, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 7:00 AM

SPOKANE -- Authorities recently had to respond to an unusual crime call in Northeast Spokane

Someone stole a car from a locked garage.

The thieves went to great lengths to get away with the crime. Police believe the crook or crooks started in the alley behind the victim’s house.

They think the suspects had been there before and knew exactly what they were doing.

Thieves broke into the garage behind Bill Wehmeyer’s house last Sunday, making off with loads of tools, specialty tires and rims, and even food he bought for the Super Bowl.

Wehmeyer walked out in his bathrobe and noticed his biggest loss right away: a fire-engine red Chevy pickup truck. It was a gift from his grandfather, a retired fire chief.

Bill believes the thieves cased his house. The crooks even unscrewed the light bulbs and disabled his garage door to make a clean getaway.

Detectives took pictures of the tracks the thieves left in the snow and even on the hood of his other car.

Wehmeyer does not expect to get his property back, and said it will take some time to regain his sense of security.

Police have not made any arrests or even named any suspects.