$1,000 worth of stolen sports merchandise found

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 3 at 9:27 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A tip helped police arrest a suspect and recover more than $1,000 in merchandise stolen from Sporttown in Downtown Spokane.
Police said Sporttown was burglarized January 31 and February 1. More than $1,000 worth of shoes, socks and other merchandise were stolen in both incidents.

On February 1, authorities got a call from the owner of Sporttown who said a woman called him and said she knew who had done the burglaries and where the stolen items were.

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Officials went to the address the woman had given them and found the suspect Parish Tate, 20. Police recovered shoes, socks, hats and other merchandise from the store. The merchandise was returned to the store.

Tate was booked into jail for 2nd Degree Possession of Stolen Property. He will appear in court Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Four pairs of shoes were still missing Monday night. Staff was working to reorganize what they got back and stock their shelves with new Super Bowl goodies for Hawks fans.

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