Burglary accomplice arrested when returning to scene of the crime

burglary on Saturday
Courtesy: Spokane County Sheriff's Office

SPOKANE, Wash. — A woman accused of assisting in a South Hill burglary has been arrested for multiple charges.

Deputies from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported car theft near E 64th Court and E Tara Dr early Saturday morning.

The caller reported that someone broke into the garage of a home and stole a 2012 Acura.

An on-scene deputy was dispatched to a 2001 Buick that was outside of the victim’s home. The Buick then accelerated in reverse a hit a curb.

The driver got out and identified herself as Alyssa A Samuels. Officers later learned that wasn’t true and her name was actually Allison T. Wessling.

Wessling said she was looking for a friend who lived in the area and backed into the curb because the people at the house were being aggressive toward her.

The victims reported damage to their garage door, which appeared to be bent from the inside out. They also found a backpack in their driveway that wasn’t theirs.

While waiting for deputies to arrive, Wessling grabbed the backpack and returned to the Buick she was driving. She claimed that the backpack belonged to her boyfriend, who deputies say stole the Acura. Wessling told deputies that her boyfriend was staying in a tent at Liberty Park.

A deputy found the Acura at the camping site but did not find Wessling’s boyfriend.

Wessling was taken to the Spokane County Jail, where they found out she lied about her name. They also found out she had a Washington State Department of Corrections felony warrant for her arrest.

Along with her felony warrant, Wessling was charged with residential burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree malicious mischief and making false statements.

The Acura was returned to the victims and the Buick was seized pending a search warrant.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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