Spokane Valley police officers arrested a 20-year-old Elk man on July 20 after they found him seated in a stolen Honda Civic.
Mike McNees and other officers responded to the River Rock Apartments at E12700 Shannon about 10:30 a.m. after a person reported a suspicious male ducking down inside the parked Honda and smoking something.
McNees contacted the occupant who identified himself as Christopher L. Dahlman. Sheriffâ€™s dispatch advised McNees that the plate on the back of the Honda was stolen, and when he checked the carâ€™s identification number, learned it was stolen as well.
Dahlman was nervous and could not assist in identifying or locating the actual owner of the car he had â€śborrowed.â€ť The Montana license plates belonging to the stolen car were not located.
McNees transportation Dahlman to the Spokane County Jail and booked him for possession of a stolen motor vehicle.