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Burglars Caught In The Act

Posted 5/9/2012 12:30 PM by MDGREGORY

On Monday, May 7th, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies Gould and Bonney responded to a residence near the area of 7100 E. 3rd in Spokane Valley reference a possible burglary in progress. A neighbor called 911 after she saw an adult male and female inside the residence that she had never seen before. The neighbor first called the homeowner who asked her to call 911 as he had no idea who these individuals were.

The deputies contacted a male and female inside the residence, later identified as 56 year-old Steven Cunningham and 37 year-old Jasmine Owens. Deputy Gould observed a circuit breaker box torn apart and copper wire lying on the floor.

Cunningham told Deputy Gould he was told by the homeowner he could take the breaker box and use it in his house. When asked the homeowner's name Cunningham provided four names to Deputy Gould.

After speaking with the actual homeowner on the phone, and confirming he was the owner through Spokane County Assessors website and the neighbor, it was determined Cunningham and Owens were burglarizing the residence.

• Cunningham and Owens were both booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of Residential Burglary.

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