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Sheriff's K9 Brax Locates Burglar

Posted 1/16/2013 3:54 PM by KWESTBERG
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On Wednesday morning, January 16, 2013, at 2:15 a.m., Spokane Valley Corporal J. Shover saw a Power City Electric van pull into Sullivan Park located north of the Spokane River on Sullivan Road. Cpl. watched the van park next to a sedan that was parked in the parking lot.

Due to the time of night and location the vehicles were parked, Cpl. Shover attempted to contact the driver of the van. Before Cpl. Shover approached the van, the driver, later identified as 48-year-old James Mulvaney, exited from the driver's seat and ran eastbound across Sullivan Road. Mulvaney jumped a fence on the west side of Central Pre-Mix and ran south through Central Pre-Mix property.

Cpl. Shover requested K9 assistance and Sheriff's K9 Brax and his handler responded to the scene. K9 Brax located Mulvaney nearly a mile away from the van hiding under a pile of brush in the Sullivan Business Park. Mulvaney was taken into custody without incident.

Cpl. Shover looked inside the Power City Electric van and could see several large spools of copper in the back. A supervisor at Power City said the van had been parked at a nearby business and was certain Mulvaney was not a Power City employee. The investigation is on-going and additional felony charges are expected.

• Mulvaney was booked into the Spokane County Jail for the felony charge of 2nd Degree Burglary.

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