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Posted on: May 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Male Found Sleeping Inside Closed Business



Male Found Sleeping Inside Closed Business 


Spokane Valley Deputies arrested a male after the business manager found a door heavily damaged and a male sleeping inside a motor home parked inside the business.  The damage to the door was estimated to be $3,000.  


On May 1, 2022, at approximately 2:16 am., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a burglary call in the 7500 block of E. Sprague Avenue.  The caller reported someone broke into the shop of his business and the unknown male did not have permission to be inside.


Deputies arrived and took the male, identified as 40-year-old Darick R. Porter, into custody.  


Deputies learned the complex was shared by two businesses, O.C. Detailing and Lilac City Motors.  


The victim stated he lives in the upstairs area of O.C. Detailing.  He can downstairs at approximately 2:00 am. to find the front door completely shattered.  He walked into the large storage area and noticed the door of a motor home parked inside was open, and Porter was inside, asleep.   


Porter was taken into custody without incident when Deputies arrived.  


After being advised of his rights, Porter stated he parked his electric golf cart outside and plugged it into an outlet to charge.  He had no clue how the front door got damaged, but he did notice the door was shattered.  He entered through the damaged door and observed the motor home parked inside.  He counted the change in his pocket, washed his feet, and went inside the motor home.  He put on a couple of clothing items and laid down inside, falling asleep.  He admitted he didn’t have permission to be inside but denied causing the damage to the door.  


Porter was advised he was being charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree, Vehicle Prowling 1st Degree, and Theft 3rd Degree.  He also had a valid felony Washington State Department of Corrections warrant for his arrest.   


Porter was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for the above-listed charges.  His bond was set on the new charges at $1,000 by Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner John Stine.  In addition, he is being held on the Washington State Department of Corrections Hold.    



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