**Press Release From Spokane Police Department**
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) officers arrested three prolific criminals Wednesday evening after witnessing the trio committing burglaries in the north Spokane area of Indian Trail. All three burglary suspects have been arrested in the past and two are considered Repeat Offenders, having been arrested more than a dozen times each. PACT members were able to recover a multitude of stolen property and return it to the rightful owners.
After receiving reports of several burglaries in the Indian Trail area, Spokane Police gathered evidence and developed a vehicle description of a suspicious car that had been seen in the area around the time of the burglaries. The car, a silver Buick Riveria, was seen by PACT officers this morning driving in the Indian Trail neighborhood. Officers observed two suspects, Nicholas Limpert (9/21/85) and Matthew Dobson (9/10/87) approach several homes and then quickly leave the area. The officers determined the suspects had committed a burglary but no property had been taken.
The suspects were observed picking up Nicole Phillips (9/2/82) and then driving tot he neighborhood of 1600 S. Perry. Officers observed the suspects approach a house, go towards the back of the house and after a short period of time quickly leave the area. Officers determined a burglary had been committed. PACT followed the suspects to a home near 39th and Regal, the home of a relative of Dobson. When Dobson, Limpert and Phillips began unloading stolen property into a detached garage, patrol and PACT officers approached the suspects. All three were taken into custody.
Matthew Dobson and Nicholas Limpert were booked into the Spokane County Jail on two counts of Residential Burglary. Nicole Phillips was booked into jail for one count of Residential Burglary.
These arrests are examples of SPD's emphasis on solving property crimes through crime trend analysis and identification of repeat offenders.