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Occupied Residential Burglary

Posted 2/8/2013 2:22 PM by KWESTBERG

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputy Fred Morford responded to the 7500 block of East Bigelow Gulch Road to investigate an occupied burglary incident. Initial information was that a 14-year-old boy had found a male and female inside his house.

Deputy Morford spoke with the 14-year-old about the incident. He said he had stayed home from school because he was sick. He said his mother took his brother to the doctor’s office and he was home alone. At about 10:00 a.m. he said he heard some noise coming from the hallway and thought his mom and brother came back home. He said he walked to his parent’s bedroom and saw a male and female standing in the bedroom.

The victim said the female made a comment as they ran past him out of the house. The victim described the suspects as a white male and female between 18 and 30-years-old. He said they fled the scene in what he described as an aluminum or silver Dodge style van.

Deputy Morford contacted the victim's neighbor who said there was a Dodge Caravan that broke down in front of his house the day prior. He said the vehicle was occupied by two males and two females. He said the two females contacted him at his residence and asked him for gasoline. He told them no and watched as they walked up the victim's driveway. He watched the two males walk towards the fire station and a short time later saw the two females emerge from the victim's shop carrying a gas can. They filled the van and fled the scene. He was unable to see a license plate on the van.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved in this occupied residential burglary. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes. It is not affiliated with law enforcement.