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Two men arrested after officer recognizes offenders

Car allegedly broken into by suspects Car allegedly broken into by suspects
Property recovered by police Property recovered by police

SPOKANE, Wash. - Two men have been arrested on theft charges after police noticed them acting suspicious in a parking lot. Officers quickly recognized the pair from a traffic stop earlier in the day.

Officer John Gately says he and his partner were on patrol when his partner saw the two men, a pair they had stopped only 2 hours earlier, run around a white pickup parked in a dirt lot and get into another car and try to leave.

The two officers stopped the men in the lot near North Foothills and Pittsburgh and when they looked at the pick-up they found it had been broken into.

Police were able to locate the owner of the pick-up and he identified most of the stolen property as his.

Gately says the pair was driving a different vehicle than the one they had when the officers pulled them over the first time. Gately says they borrowed the car from a friend who had no idea what they were doing with it.

Along with the victim's property, officers also recovered a stolen computer which was later returned to its owner. Gately added that it's important to remember serial numbers on your property or at least put your name on it so if it's stolen and recovered, police are able to return it to its rightful owner.

Police arrested 39-year-old Charles Miller and Shawn Moller, 35, and charged the pair with Second Degree Theft and Second Degree Malicious Mischief.

 

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