Arrest Made in Carjacking Incident in Spokane
Spokane Police Department
SPOKANE - On Thursday, November 11, 2021, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Spokane Police received a call from a business in the 2100 block of E Fifth Ave Spokane, WA regarding a male being disorderly and refusing to leave. At approximately 3:00 p.m., a 911 call came in from the same area from a woman stating the male had just stolen her vehicle.
Responding officers contacted the female victim, who advised she had briefly left her vehicle unlocked and running while delivering groceries at a nearby residence. When she returned to her vehicle, she observed the male suspect inside beginning to drive away. She attempted to get the suspect out of the vehicle, but the suspect continued driving, dragging her along the roadway. The victim received minor injuries as a result.
At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers at the COPS West shop, 1901 W Boone Ave, heard a traffic collision that had occurred nearby on N Cannon St. They responded quickly, and realized the vehicle from the car-jacking was involved. The other involved driver, who was treated at an area hospital with minor injuries, advised the suspect male had just fled on foot. Numerous officers responded to the area and built a perimeter in an attempt to contain the suspect. Multiple resources, including a K9 officer, responded to track the suspect.
After the stolen vehicle crashed and the subject fled, officers, discovered items left behind, some of which had a name on them. That name was Bobby McBride.
Officers composed a photo lineup (pictures of multiple individuals) and witnesses quickly identified McBride as the person who had stolen the car and dragged the victim along the roadway.
On Saturday, November 13, officers found McBride in the 200 block of S Wall St in Downtown Spokane. McBride was arrested without incident for robbery 1st degree and an outstanding department of corrections warrant. At the writing of this release, he remains in Spokane County Jail.
McBride (35yo) has nine felony convictions in Washington State.