GRANT COUNTY--Four men were in jail Monday after Grant County law enforcement officers raided a home east of Moses Lake and recovered nearly $100,000 worth of stolen items.
The raid and arrests Monday were related to an investigation into the Jan. 20 property thefts from National Frozen Foods in Moses Lake. A utility trailer, two pickup trucks, generators, tires, tools, storage tanks and hydraulic parts were stolen.
The pickup trucks were recovered at an earlier date but the rest of the property was not recovered until Monday from inside and around a shop where officers searched. Other suspected stolen goods were also found and deputies were inventorying the property Monday morning.
Some of the recovered property may be connected to thefts in Spokane, Yakima and Lincoln counties. One notable piece is a $77,000 Bobcat loader listed as stolen from a Yakima County resident. Deputies estimated over $100,000 in suspected stolen property was recovered.
Joel Wright, 46, and Tate Wright, 19, were booked into the Grant County Jail on suspicion of first-degree possession of stolen property. Corey Sweet, 40, was booked on suspicion of first-degree possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine. Patrick E. Pearson, 41, was booked on suspicion of first-degree possession of stolen property, outstanding warrants for burglary and vehicle prowling.
The investigation continues. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-754-2011 ext. 468.