CAPTURED: Prolific home burglar arrested, booked on his warrants, 6 new charges in Spokane County

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says Matthew Horpel was arrested by deputies responding to a suspicious activity call on Saturday night, May 8th.

Horpel was booked into the Spokane County Jail on his warrants for:

  • Residential Burglary
  • Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
  • Attempt to Elude

Horpel was also booked on investigation of 6 new charges:

  • Assault 2nd Degree - Strangulation - Domestic Violence
  • Assault 3rd Degree - Domestic Violence
  • Assault 4th Degree - Domestic Violence
  • Unlawful Imprisonment - Domestic Violence
  • Residential Burglary
  • Theft 1st Degree

Horpel is being held without bail.


A prolific home burglar is wanted in Spokane County.

Matthew Horpel has a warrant for his arrest for Residential Burglary, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Attempt to Elude.

Detectives say he was spotted in a neighborhood looking into houses and garages in March. One of the homes got burglarized. Horpel got arrested in a stolen vehicle a few days later and inside, deputies found items stolen from that home.

He's wanted after failing to show up to court and also has a Department of Corrections warrant for Escape from Community Custody.

His rap sheet's long and includes convictions for:

  • Theft of Firearm
  • Robbery
  • Several residential burglaries
  • Theft
  • Auto thefts
  • Trafficking stolen property
  • Drugs

He’s 33 years old, 5’11" and weighs 165 pounds.

If you know where he's hiding, use the P3 Tips app on your smart phone to submit the information to Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest, or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). It's anonymous and you'll get a cash reward if your tip helps lead to his arrest.