Spokane couple arrested for shoplifting around $2,000 worth of retail items

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SPOKANE, Wash – Spokane Police say 32-year-old Marlene Pfeiffer and 40-year-old Stephen Brown stole thousands of dollars from a business in the 9600 block of north Newport Highway last night. Officers say the couple stole around $2,000 in retail items

It all started when Spokane Police received a call at 9:00 pm on Wednesday. An officer responded at 9:15 pm, and located the vehicle near the intersection of north Haven St. and east Queen Ave. in Hillyard. Police say the vehicle fled when the officer tried to initiate a traffic stop. 

Three minutes later, officers say the couple crashed into a police car at north Greene St. and east Mission Ave., injuring the sergeant driving, and attempted to get away from police on foot. With the help of witnesses, officers scoured the area, and found the couple. 

Pfeiffer is a four time convicted felon with prior convictions, including identity theft. Brown is an eight time convicted felon with prior convictions.

The intersection of N Greene St. and E Mission Ave. will be closed for several hours as the investigation continues.