Man arrested for jewelry theft
An Electric City man, already wanted on a warrant, was arrested Sunday on various charges, including possession of stolen jewelry.
Arrested and taken to Grant County Jail was Jerome J. Harrington, 60, of 58220 Spokane Boulevard.
When arrested Harrington had what was estimated at $15,000 worth of jewelry, including one very large diamond.
Harrington is charged with breaking into an apartment occupied by Kelly Walker, 57, who lives in an apartment house on Continental Heights in Grand Coulee.
Harrington is being charged with burglary, first-degree theft, possession of stolen property, criminal trespassing and fourth-degree assault.
Earlier Harrington had a relationship with Walker but was under a court no-contact order to stay away from her.
Walker told police that when she returned home, Harrington was in her apartment, apparently having gotten inside through a window. According to the report, Harrington grabbed the jewelry and struck her as she tried to leave. She went to a neighbor’s apartment where a 911 call was placed.
Police later found Harrington coming out of a residence on Spokane Boulevard and stopped him. He had a bunch of jewelry in both front pockets of his pants.
He told police that Walker had given him permission to sell the jewelry in Spokane so the two could get an apartment together.
The jewelry was placed into evidence at the department.