Police shut down Shogun Self Storage in Spokane, Wash., last week for years of alleged code violations. A 150-page abatement warrant filed on July 12 in Spokane County Superior Court describes the business as a “drug nuisance property,” according to the source. The facility at 905 E. 3rd Ave. has been under investigation since 2011. It’s now boarded up.
"We've had drug activity, people being here all different hours of the night, people living in the storage units, which is a very dangerous situation," Lt. Dan Ervin told the source. "We've had a large number of calls for service at this location in the last year, including a domestic violence within a storage unit."
Police indicated that those caught living on the premises have included children. Repeated attempts to work with the owners to resolve the issues failed, according to the warrant.
Court documents list Shogun Inc., Jong Lee, and the Sam and Anne Thoen Foundation as plaintiffs, though they currently face only civil penalties. No criminal charges have been filed. The documents include previously filed warrants as evidence crimes were allegedly committed by tenants.
The Lee Family operated the Shogun Restaurant, which burned down in April, the source reported.
Tenants with items stored at Shogun are encouraged to call police at 509.625.3380 for information on how to recover their property.