Spokane Valley Investigative Unit detectives, assisted by the SWAT team, three K-9 units, police officers and Spokane County sheriff’s deputies served search warrants at the Red Top Motel, 7217 E. Trent Ave., on Tuesday.
Detectives had initiated a two-month investigation into repeated criminal activity at the hotel and the raid was the culmination of the effort, said Deputy Mark Gregory, police spokesman. Spokane Valley deputies and SVIU detectives coordinated efforts in an Information Led Policing strategy to address the neighborhood concerns.
Since January 2017, the Red Top Motel has had over 100 calls for service, continually drawing an unusually high amount of patrol resources to the location. Several of these calls have resulted in the arrests of known criminals who commonly traffic in controlled substances and stolen property.
Prior Tuesdays, operation eight subjects have been arrested for various property and drug related crimes related to the Red Top Motel.
Detectives also received information the managers of the motel, 56-year-old Mark J. Rosenberg, and his girlfriend, 61-year-old Vicki I. Kerr, were involved in and allowed criminal activity to occur at the location.
Through the investigation, detectives learned Rosenberg and Kerr were selling illegal drugs and were associating with known repeat offenders, fugitives and gang members. Counter surveillance (lookouts) were also observed, along with stolen vehicles, further demonstrating the extremely high amount of criminal activity allowed to take place at this motel.
SVIU detectives requested, and were granted, search warrants for the Red Top Motel office, manager’s quarters and six other rooms at the motel.
The SWAT Team, Spokane Valley deputies, Spokane County sheriff’s deputies, three K-9 units, members of the Safe Streets Task Force, Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force and members of the Washington state Department of Corrections were asked to assist.
This morning, at approximately 6 a.m., the search warrants were executed resulting in the arrest of eight people, the seizure or two vehicles and over $4,000 in cash, coins, silver and gold.
Investigators also seized methamphetamine and suspected heroin, along with associated drug paraphernalia (packaging, scales, pre-packed weights of drugs, ledgers, safes/lockboxes and cellphones).
Several credit cards were also recovered which are believed to have been stolen. Detectives will continue to investigate and make contact with the card owners.
Rosenberg and Kerr were charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and four counts of unlawful use of a building for drug purposes.
Daniel R. Coy, 49, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, three counts of felony violation of a domestic violence protection order-prior convictions and a felony Washington state Department of Corrections community custody hold.
Audra M. Adams, 52, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and a misdemeanor warrant for criminal conspiracy.
Gregory R. Finch, 63, was charged with three counts possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Evelyn M. Paris, 48, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Kasia B. Grygny, 28, was booked on an unrelated misdemeanor third-degree warrant for theft.
Jerrianne Spence, 39, was booked for possession of a controlled substance.
Detectives are still actively looking for three vehicles and 11 more subjects who have probable cause for their arrest. Detectives have developed probable cause for their arrest and are working to contact:
Kailey R. Flamand, 20-year-old white female. Two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Damon T. Green, 23-year-old black male. Possession of a controlled substance and domestic violence order of protection violation.
Brandon C. Batke, 23-year-old white male. Two counts possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and a felony Washington state Department of Corrections warrant.
John L. Chapman, 32-year-old black male. Possession of a controlled substance.
Brandin K. Miner, 29-year-old white male. Possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Anyone with information about this incident or can help locate these individuals is urged to call 477-3287.