SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested three teens for a series of burglaries early Monday morning. The burglaries started in the 5500 block of north Wall and extended down to the Audubon neighborhood.
Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of teens breaking windows at Cozza Optical. Upon arriving, officers found one of the side windows had been broken and the alarm was going off.
An hour later, officers responded to a similar report at Best E-Ciggy in the 1100 block of west Wellesley. Two of the front windows has been broken, as well as a window on one of the doors.
An hour after that, officers responded to Jitterz Java in the 2100 block of west Northwest Blvd. A witness reported seeing teens breaking into the coffee stand and rummaging through it. While on the scene, officers were called to another break-in at Monkey Boy Art just a few blocks away in the 1900 block of west York.
At least two of the businesses had surveillance footage that helped officers identify the suspects from the burglaries, but officers were unable to follow up with the suspects until Sunday night.
Sunday night, officers responded to a home in the 4000 block of north Oak and contacted the suspects. They also obtained a search warrant and recovered some of the items stolen from Jitterz, clothing that matched the clothing worn by the suspects in the surveillance footage, and glass pipes stolen from Monkey Boy Art in a previous burglary for weeks ago.
Two of the teens were booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for 1 count each of 2nd Degree Burglary and 3 counts each of Attempted 2nd Degree Burglary. One of the teens, 19-year-old Duane L Comeslast Jr., was booked into Spokane County Jail for the same charges.