Detectives: Suspect stole keepsakes from Spokane Valley mausoleum

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 21 at 7:58 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.—Hundreds of dollars in keepsakes meant to honor the dead ended up in a local burglary suspect’s pockets according to authorities.

Richard Hall, 30, was arrested after detectives said he entered a Spokane Valley mausoleum and stole keepsakes left by mourners. Authorities found part of the area smashed, more than $200 worth of family jewelry gone, and the suspect’s fingerprints.  Detectives also said security cameras helped them link the burglary to Hall.

Court documents claimed that Hall stole a wedding ring and two necklaces that a man left in honor of his late wife. Authorities also stated that Hall might have stolen a ring from the Riverside Cemetery too. Detectives estimated that the two burglaries added up to more than $400 in items.

Hall initially gave authorities his brother’s name according to court records. However, detectives
were quickly able to determine his true identity.

Hall faces four felony charges.

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