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. Sheriffâs dispatch advised McNees that the plate on the back of the Honda was stolen, and when he checked the carâs 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 âborrowed.â 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.