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Local detective seeking 30 felony charges in burglary spree

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Valley Police detective is seeking 30 felony charges against two men and a woman believed responsible for a string of burglaries and vehicle thefts that plagued local law enforcement from November 2009 to February of this year.

Detective Dale Toliver has forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office an affidavit requesting Michael Yamaguchi, Stephen Victor and Samantha Wynne be charged with numerous counts of burglary, theft, malicious mischief and thefts of motor vehicles.

 He also is seeking one count of money laundering against Victor and Yamaguchi and one count of trafficking in stolen property against Yamaguchi.

The charges stem from burglaries committed at a Conoco at 333 W. Indian Trails Road in November, and December burglaries at Divines at 10222 N. Division and 1428 W. Second, a Quick Stop at 2508 W. Northwest Blvd. and a Tesoro at 3158 E. Seventeenth.

 In February, the suspects hit a Shell Station at 1520 N. Argonne Road, a Shell at 1007 N. Sullivan Road, and a Taco Bell at 10620 E. Sprague.

 Losses in stolen property and property damage totaled in the tens of thousands of dollars.

 According to Detective Toliver, 19-year-old Victor and 20-year-old Wynne visited local car lots and made spare keys while test-driving vehicles.  Victor and 29-year-old Yamaguchi would return at night and use the keys to steal vehicles which they in turn used in business burglaries.

 Vehicles were stolen from Neighborhood Auto Sales at 3024 N. Market, Haven Street Motors, 3001 E. Heroy and BJ's Used Cars at 4422 E. Sprague.

 During the burglaries, Wynne would babysit Yamaguchi's children.

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