K9 Enzo helps Deputies arrest burglary suspects

K9 Enzo helps Deputies arrest burglary suspects

Two burglary suspects were arrested early Tuesday morning after they were found stealing copper wire from the closed Kaiser Plant facility off Hawthorne Road.

Just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Leavenworth spotted a late 1990’s Honda Accord parked behind a building at the closed Kaiser Plane located at 2111 E. Hawthorne. Several burglaries have been reported at the facility in the past, so Leavenworth stopped to investigate further.

Deputy Leavenworth found nobody int he vehicle but notice the hood of the car was warm, meaning it hadn’t been parked there very long. He noticed what appeared to be recently broken windows on the surrounding buildings and requested additional deputies for a search of the property.

Deputy Phil Pfeifer, his partner K9 Enzo, Deputy Miller, and several additional Deputies responded to assist in a search. Several K9 announcements were made before and throughout the search. K9 Enzo led Deputies into a fenced area and several buildings. While K9 Enzo, Deputy Pfeifer, and Deputy Leavenworth were searching inside one of the buildings, Deputy Miller, through his radio, advised that he had a male suspect detained.

36-year-old Dylan B. Lindsey was detained outside, and soon later, K9 Enzo found a female, identified as 37-year-old Miranda P. Coleman, hiding behind a door in the dark. Coleman initially did not follow commands but soon complied and was taken into custody.

The search of the property continued but a third suspect was not found.

Lindsey told Deputies he heard the K9 announcements and warnings but didn’t want to be bitten, so he was running to surrender. Both Lindsey and Coleman admitted they were in the business to steal copper and had seen “No Trespassing” sign on the fence of the business. Both previously had been trespassed from the location.

Coleman was found with multiple flashlights, two pairs of pliers, and inside of a backpack she was carrying was 20 pounds of copper wire.

Coleman received medical attention before she was transported to Spokane County Jail where she was booked for second-degree burglary, third-degree theft, and possession of burglary tools.

Lindsey was transported to Spokane County Jail and booked for second-degree burglary and third-degree theft.

Both suspects were released on their own recognizance and appeared in court later Tuesday afternoon.