3 Suspects Burglarizing North County Auto Parts/Salvage Yard
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies, assisted by Spokane Police Officers, arrested three suspects burglarizing Pull and Save on N. Market. The suspects were located and taken into custody due to the collaborative effort of Deputies establishing a perimeter, allowing Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Police K9 Units to search the large salvage yard.
On October 10, 2022, at approximately 2:25 am, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglary in progress call at Pull and Save, 11125 N. Market in Spokane County. The alarm company indicated they observed three subjects inside the fenced area of the property.
Deputies arrived and established a perimeter around the large, fenced auto yard. Several announcements, which continued, were given advising anyone inside the perimeter that a K9 would be used to find them and they could be bitten if they did not announce themselves and surrender.
Deputy Overbay, his partner K9 Bo, and additional Deputies began a search, and K9 Bo located one suspect who was taken into custody. Then, Spokane Police K9 Unit began searching as loud announcements continued. The SPD K9 Unit located a second suspect and took him into custody. With information there were three suspects, Deputy Overbay and K9 Bo began a second track, successfully locating the third suspect.
Deputies recovered a Sawzall and other associated tools used to cut, remove, and steal items from vehicles.
All three suspects chose to ignore warnings/commands and attempted to hide. They were provided medical attention prior to being booked into the Spokane County Jail for Burglary 2nd Degree charges and other charges/warrants noted below.
29-year-old Matthew C. Leblanc was charged with felony Burglary 2nd Degree and unrelated warrants for Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft 1st Degree, and Criminal Trespass 1st Degree (3 counts). His total case bond was set at $20,000 by Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner J. Stine, and Leblanc remains in custody.
42-year-old Joshua A. Aune was charged with felony Burglary 2nd Degree and unrelated warrants for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Obstructing, a Whitman County bench warrant for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and an Idaho felony warrant for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Dangerous Drugs. His total case bond was set at $18,500 by Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner J. Stine (including an $8,000 bond set by Whitman County), and Aune remains in custody.
39-year-old Travis B. Pritt was charged with felony Burglary 2nd Degree and Possession of Burglary Tools. He was also booked for an unrelated warrant for Burglary 2nd Degree. Pritt’s total case bond was set at $5,000 by Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner J. Stine, which Pritt posted via a bonds company on October 11, 2022.