Ofc. Joshua Laiva, PIO
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 12:55 p.m.
On January 20, before 11:45 AM, Spokane Police responded to the report of an occupied burglary in the 3900 block of E 23rd Ave. The victim caller reported a male that had attempted to get into her residence earlier in the morning had returned. Spokane Police had responded to the earlier call, but were unable to locate the suspect in the area. The victim and her daughter were now hiding in a bedroom when the suspect attempted to open the front door. The victim had armed herself with a kitchen knife. The suspect then threw a brick through the bedroom window and attempted to force his way into the bedroom. The victim was standing next to the bedroom window when the suspect threw the brick through the window. As the suspect attempted to enter the residence, he made statements about raping the victim. The victim was fearful for her and her daughter’s safety, and used the kitchen knife to defend herself and keep the suspect out of the residence. After being stabbed, the suspect went back to the front door. The suspect tried to get back in through the broken window twice more.
Upon the arrival of the Spokane Police Officers, the suspect was still on the back yard patio for the residence. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Nicholas A. Abraham. Nicholas was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. During the investigation, it was determined the vehicle Nicholas had arrived in was stolen from Wendle Motors earlier in the day.
The victim suffered cuts on her hand from the broken glass of the bedroom window, and was also transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Upon his release from the hospital, Nicholas was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Burglary 1st with Sexual Motivation, and Vehicle Theft.
Officer John O'Brien