Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:45 p.m.
Two men have been arrested for burglaries as a result of the Spokane Police Department’s Mission Emphasis Patrols.
Jeremy J. Warfield (43) was arrested at 1500 W. 3rd Avenue around 3 p.m. for burglarizing a business closed due to the COVID-19 guidelines.
On March 29, 2020, around 3:00 p.m., officers performing the Mission Emphasis Patrol approach saw a male standing on the porch of a business at 1500 W. 3rd Avenue. The business was closed in compliance with the COVID-19 restrictions. The male was standing behind a plywood barrier that was constructed on the stairway. The barrier had been posted, “No Trespassing.”
At about the same time the officers were driving by, a 911 call had been sent to the SPD Dispatch Center. The caller reported seeing a male at the business trying to kick in the door.
Officers made contact with Warfield who was now inside the business and trying to walk towards an exit door, away from the officers. Officers took Warfield into custody.
Warfield was transported to the Spokane County Jail and booked for Burglary 2nd Degree and Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree.
Warfield is a convicted felon. His most recent convictions are Criminal Mischief – Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Leval R. Delano (36) was arrested at 2200 W. Wellesley Avenue around 2 a.m. for burglarizing an essential business during their scheduled closed hours.
On March 31, 2020, around 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm at 2200 W. Wellesley Avenue. Officers saw a metal roll up door to the business had been pried open, then saw Delano inside the business. Officers took Delano into custody who had stolen merchandise in his possession. Officers discovered the alarm system had been destroyed in an apparent attempt to silence the alarm.
Delano was transported to the Spokane County Jail and booked for Burglary 2nd Degree and Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree.
On March 23, 2020, an officer was in the northeast part of the city performing the Mission Emphasis Patrol. The officer responded to a business alarm in the area of 3000 N. Division Street. Officers contacted Delano “lurking” behind the business. There were no signs of attempted entry into the business at the time however, Delano was arrested on an outstanding warrant for violation of a Domestic Violence No Contact Order.
Delano is a convicted felon. His most recent felony convictions are Assault 2nd Degree and Harassment - Threats to Kill.
SPD is continuing to work diligently to protect the people and businesses in our community. With the help of vigilant community members and our Mission Emphasis Patrol approach, we are having success in our attempts to minimize commercial burglaries in Spokane.
Officer John O'Brien