Witness helps deputies catch Spokane Valley bike thief

Witness helps deputies catch Spokane Valley bike thief

Witness helps deputies catch Spokane Valley bike thief

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 6:36 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.--Deputies said they caught a bike theft suspect with the help of a witness. A bike was stolen from an open garage by a juvenile burglar on Monday night, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department.

It happened around 6:00 p.m. Monday near E. 10th Avenue and S. McDonald Road. A victim told police a teenager entered her garage and stole her son’s bike. Police said the woman estimated the value of the bike to be around $200.

The victim told police she was alerted of the theft by one of her neighbors who saw the suspect enter the garage and ride away on the bike. The witness provided a detailed description of the suspect to deputies.

Deputies checked the area and found the suspect about one block away, riding a bike matching the description of the stolen bike.
 
Deputies said they learned the boy took the bike from the garage because he needed a way to get around and he did not think it was a big deal. 
 
The juvenile was arrested and transported to the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center where he was booked for felony Residential Burglary.
 
The bicycle was returned to the owner.
 

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