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Reward Offered For Occupied Residential Burglary Information

Posted 7/30/2013 11:56 AM by MDGREGORY

On Monday morning, July 29, 2013, at 12:25 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an occupied residential burglary call near the 300 block of West Heidi Lane.

Deputy Dan Dutton contacted the 67-year-old female home owner who told him she found a male subject inside her home and that he ran out the back door when he saw her. She described the suspect as possibly being a white male, 5'10", medium build, wearing a grey sweatshirt, black athletic pants with white stripes and carrying a backpack. Deputy Robert Satake had been investigating a similar type attempted break-in about one block from this residence only ten minutes prior. Numerous deputies, and a Spokane City K9 unit, set up a perimeter but were not able to locate the suspect.

The victim told Deputy Dutton she awoke when she heard some noise inside her residence. She walked out to her den and saw the suspect who then ran out the back sliding door, which had been left open with only the slider shut so she could air the house out.

The victim told Deputy Dutton she looked through the rest of her house and found the suspect had been inside her bedroom while she was sleeping and rummaged through an end table next to her bed. She also determined the suspect had been in her master closet and looked through some shoe boxes. He also was in the basement and had looked through a suitcase and freezer.

Deputy Dutton located the victim's purse in the back patio on a deck chair. Three credit cards, her driver's license and cash had been taken. There is no suspect information at this time.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this case. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Internet website 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.