Vehicle Prowler Caught and Detained by Victim


Victim Catches Vehicle Prowler in the Act

Spokane Valley Deputies arrested an adult male suspect after the owner of a vehicle caught the suspect inside his car and detained him.  The suspect was booked into jail for Vehicle Prowling 2nd Degree. 

On January 16, 2019, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of an adult male victim who was detaining a vehicle prowler caught inside his car.   

Deputies arrived quickly and detained the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Dillon J. Marcotte (AKA: McCue) without incident.

The victim said he and his girlfriend have had their vehicles damaged and prowled recently so he decided to sleep on his couch with the hope of possibly catching the person(s).  He heard a noise outside and went to investigate.  As he walked out of residence, he noticed the door of his vehicle open and Marcotte inside.  He grabbed a bat and ran after Marcotte who had fled.  Once Marcotte stopped running and laid down on the ground, the victim waited for Deputies to arrive. 

Marcotte was in possession of a knife but it was never used or displayed during the incident. 

After Marcotte was advised of his rights, he stated he’s an addict, having difficulties in his life and was looking for money. 

Marcotte was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Vehicle Prowling 2nd Degree.


Deputy Mark Gregory
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer 

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