Man arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards from vehicles

Police arrested a 50-year-old man on Wednesday suspected of smashing car windows and stealing purses, credit cards and other items in Spokane.

Jerrame A. Kimble was arrested on suspicion of identity theft, money laundering and possession of stolen property resulting from multiple incidents.

He faces eight charges on his own for a Feb. 26 drive-by incident in the Dishman Hills Conservation Area.

Kimble also faces 11 charges for an incident that occurred on March 3. A woman parked her car at a daycare center and hid her purse under items in her car, but when she returned her window was smashed and her purse was missing, police said in a news release Thursday.

Investigators believe Kimble and a woman stole the purse and then used the credit cards to make purchases in town.

Airway Heights police also have probable cause to arrest Kimble on eight similar charges for a March 20 vehicle-prowling incident, according to the news release.

Kimble already has 13 felony convictions. Last year, Kimble was shot dead during a drug deal gone wrong, according to court documents. Another man, Ty Jordan, was killed in the shooting.

The shooter, Brian R. McGaugh, 38, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in January and was sentenced to nine years in prison.

The police department reminded people never to leave valuables in their vehicles. People whose vehicles are broken into should call Crime Check to report the incident, police said.

Kimble remains in the Spokane County Jail on $85,000 bond.