After he was caught breaking into a home, a Spokane Valley man asked deputies to check on his 9-month-old daughter, who he left alone back at his apartment, officials say.
On Wednesday deputies were called to a home in the 4100 block of N. McDonald Road for a residential burglary. Deputies had been alerted by a neighbor, who called 911 to say a man had broken into a home and she knew the homeowner was at work at the time.
Three deputies arrived at the residence and found the doorjamb broken. The trio entered the home, announced their presence, and during a search of the residence found Dyllin Trottier, 31, hiding in the laundry room in a crawlspace, deputies said.
As he was being escorted from the home and taken into custody, Trottier asked deputies to go to his home across the street and check on his daughter, deputies said.
Deputies went to Trottier's apartment and found his 9-month-old daughter crying in a high chair. They found a woman who baby-sits for the infant's mom and also called the mother at work to come home and take custody of her child.
"We went there, she was in a high chair, she was dirty, she needed to be changed," Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Chamberlin said. "Luckily we were able to find another person living there in that complex who baby-sits for the mother of that child, changed the diaper for us and the mother obviously came home from work not very pleased whatsoever."
Trottier was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of reckless endangerment and residential burglary.