Wanted Suspect Rams Deputy’s Vehicle and Flees


UPDATE: Wanted Felon Shane Pariseau Captured

Through the ongoing investigation, Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detective Jeff Thurman developed information Pariseau was possibly in a hotel room of the downtown Quality Inn.

Detective Thurman accompanied by Deputy Jason Hunt, his partner K9 Gunnar and additional Deputies/SPD Officers arrived at the location.

Multiple subjects were located inside the suspected hotel room including Pariseau who refused to comply with commands.  K9 Gunnar was deployed to help safely take Pariseau into custody. Pariseau was provided medical attention prior to being transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail.

During a search of the hotel room, Detectives seized approximately; 1 pound of Heroin, ½ pound of Methamphetamine, numerous Suboxone strips and approximately $13,000 in cash.

None of the other individuals contacted at the scene were charged at the time of Pariseau’s arrest however SVIU Detectives continue to work this investigation, conduct interviews and process evidence.  Additional search warrants and/or arrests are possible.

Pariseau is currently being held on a Washington State Department of Corrections hold.  He faces multiple felony charges from this active investigation.

Wanted Suspect Rams Deputy’s Vehicle During a Traffic Stop and Flees

Late Wednesday evening, Spokane Valley Deputy Joseph Wallace stopped a vehicle believing the driver was 38-year-old Shane Pariseau who had an active felony warrant for his arrest.  After pulling over, Pariseau put his vehicle in reverse, rammed Deputy Wallace’s patrol car and fled.  The vehicle was located abandon and a K9 search, assisted by Air 1, was unsuccessful in locating Pariseau.


*** Pariseau is believed to be attempting to flee the area and should be considered armed and dangerous due to this incident and his violent history.  If you see Pariseau or know of his location, do not approach him and call 911.  ***  


On July 25, 2018, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Wallace observed and recognized a gray Dodge Charge traveling south on Vista Rd.  Knowing Pariseau usually drives this vehicle, Deputy Wallace checked Pariseau’s name and learned he had an active Washington State Department of Corrections warrant for his arrest.

Deputy Wallace activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop and Pariseau pulled into a driveway of a residence in the 600 block on N. Vista and stopped.  Knowing Pariseau had a history of violence, eluding, and known to be armed, Deputy Wallace requested the assistance of additional Deputies.  He stayed back and ordered Pariseau to shut the vehicle off and place his hands out of the window.  Pariseau complied and stuck his head out as well, looking back at Deputy Wallace.  When Deputy Wallace ordered Pariseau to use one hand to unbuckle his seat belt, Pariseau suddenly pulled both hands back inside and began to dig around.  Deputy Wallace asked for emergency backup as he ordered Pariseau to put his hand back out of the window.  Pariseau ignored the orders, started the vehicle and threw it into reverse colliding with Deputy Wallace’s patrol car.  The force of the collision caused the patrol car to jolt backwards almost striking Deputy Wallace who was standing next to it behind the open driver’s door.

Knowing Pariseau intentionally rammed his patrol car and fearing for his life, Deputy Wallace aimed his weapon toward Pariseau to defend himself but did not fire due to safety concerns.  After pushing past the patrol car, Pariseau fled north on Vista with Deputy Wallace in pursuit.  Once Deputy Wallace caught up to Pariseau, Pariseau suddenly slammed on his brakes causing the two vehicles to collide before speeding away again.  The pursuit continued north on Vista, east on Mission, and south on Bessie where Deputy Wallace lost sight of Pariseau near Valley Way.

As additional Deputies arrived in the area to assist, Deputy Nathan Booth and Deputy Skye Ortiz located Pariseau near Sprague and Locust.  Pariseau continued to flee and drive recklessly as he drove north on Locust with the Deputies in pursuit.  Now eastbound on Nora, Pariseau’s vehicle began to smoke badly and appeared to be losing oil.  Near Nora and Woodruff, the Deputies lost sight of Pariseau again.  Soon after, the vehicle was located abandon near Nora and Dartmouth.

A perimeter was quickly established and a Spokane Police Department K9 Unit and Air 1 were requested to assist in the search.  Despite everyone’s efforts, Pariseau was not located.

The Dodge was seized for evidence and Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle recovered Cocaine and over $1,500 in cash.

On July 26, 2018, at approximately 9:45 a.m., a citizen called to report finding a 9mm pistol on the side of the road near Boone and Vista.  Deputy Paul Vaughn and Deputy Mike Wall responded to the scene and observed a Walther CCP 9mm pistol on the west shoulder of Vista.  The pistol was loaded with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine.  A check of the serial showed the handgun had not been reported stolen.

While the Deputies collected the pistol for evidence, the original person who reported the initial finding the handgun returned and said she located second pistol near Vista and Sinto.  There, the Deputies recovered a green 9mm Glock 43.  The pistol was not loaded but a check of the serial number revealed it had been reported stolen last month in Spokane.

Both firearms were booked into evidence and submitted for testing to determine if they were discarded by Pariseau during the pursuit.

Last night at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Spokane Valley SWAT Team, members of the Spokane Valley Fire Rescue Task Force and with Air 1 overhead assisted Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives safely serve a search warrant at a residence located in the 600 block of N. Vista Rd. in connection with this investigation.  No one was located inside the residence but Detectives recovered two additional firearms, Methamphetamine, Heroin, drug scales and a reported stolen air compressor.

Detectives continue to work this investigation and additional charges are possible.

Shane J. Pariseau is described as a white male, 6’06”, 220 lbs., blue eyes and brown hair. Pariseau is believed to be attempting to flee the area and should be considered armed and dangerous due to this incident and his violent history.  If you see Pariseau or know of his location, do not approach him and call 911.

Deputy Mark Gregory

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer

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