SPD arrests armed burglary suspect in East Spokane within ten minutes of incident.
On 06-20-17 a little after 8:30PM, SPD received a call from the 1800 block of E South Riverton regarding a burglary. The resident at the location woke up to a stranger in his apartment, and the suspect subsequently fled.
The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect and multiple SPD units responded to the area. An SPD Officer spotted a subject matching the description near South Riverton and Magnolia.
25 year old Arturo Champine was determined to be the person in the victim’s residence. After being arrested Champine was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, some of the victim’s stolen property, and methamphetamine.
Champine has multiple felony convictions, which prevent him from legally possessing a firearm. Champine was booked into Spokane County Jail for 1st Degree Burglary (Armed), Unlawful possession of a firearm 1st Degree, and possession of methamphetamine.
Taking firearms out of the hands of people involved in criminal activity is a priority to SPD, and tonight we are glad no one was injured in the incident, and the responsible party is in custody.
Officer N. Briggs #1177
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