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Homeowner Startles Burglar

Posted 12/10/2013 11:48 AM by MDGREGORY

Yesterday, December 9th, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Greg Snyder responded to an attempted burglary call near the 3300 block of South Woodward Rd. Deputy Snyder contacted the homeowner who said at about 3:00 p.m., she heard what she thought was her dryer making noise downstairs. She went downstairs and noticed there was someone trying to wiggle the basement door open.

The homeowner said she went upstairs, looked out her back sliding door and observed the suspect walking up the steps on the back deck. She described the suspect as possibly a white male wearing a black hoodie over his head, dark ski mask, gloves, about 5'8" and wearing blue jeans. When the suspect saw the homeowner, he ran west from the residence.

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