SPOKANE, Wash. -- An off-duty detective with the Spokane County Sheriff’s office detained a burglar Wednesday night.
Authorities said they arrived on the 8600 block of North Whitehouse around 8:45 Wednesday morning. The homeowner told officials that his dog started barking around 8:30 a.m. in his backyard. He said he checked his storage shed and saw several items gathered in two cloth bags on the ground.
The homeowner said he looked inside and saw the suspect standing behind some boards in the corner of the shed. The homeowner said he yelled for his son to come outside and assist with the suspect. The homeowner’s son ran to the detective’s house for help while the homeowner stayed with the suspect.
The off-duty deputy arrived and detained the suspect, Bart Bonebright, 27.
A deputy found several items inside the bags that came from the homeowner’s shed. He also located an expensive road bike next to a fence that he linked to a separate burglary at a nearby home. Authorities said two debit cards were also found inside Bonebright’s wallet.
The deputy determined Bonebright had stolen items from two neighboring homes in the area. He also learned Bonebright had been pawning items like bikes, lawnmowers and power tools.
Bonebright was booked into jail for six felony charges of Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property as well as two additional misdemeanor charges. Bonebright is suspected in other burglaries and additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.