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UPDATE: Suspected Gas Thieves Identified

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Photos of two vehicles involved in a series of gasoline thefts in both Spokane and Adams Counties have led to the identification of three suspects, a Spokane Valley property crimes investigator said Wednesday.

Brian Hirzel released photos of a green Dodge pickup and white Chevrolet or GMC Suburban in hopes that someone would recognize them and lead detectives to suspects who have stolen more than $5,000 in fuel using gas cards stolen from a Spokane Valley company and the Central Valley School District.

Hirzel hit pay dirt when a citizen reported the Dodge truck's location to Spokane Police. Contact was made with the truck's owner and three suspects were developed in the case.

The white SUV was subsequently located.  Both vehicles were searched as were two residences. Evidence was recovered linking the three to the thefts.

Hirzel Wednesday made a follow-up appeal to the public to help locate 24-year-old Richard William Tennant, the principal suspect in the case.  Once arrested, Tennant faces four counts of First-Degree Trafficking Stolen Property, one count of First-Degree Theft, five counts of Second-Degree Possession of Stolen Property, two counts of Second-Degree Burglary and five counts of Second-Degree Vehicle Prowling.

Tennant also has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Idaho. A transient, he is a white male who is 5'10" tall, weighs 170 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

The owner of the Dodge truck, 38-year-old Jacob Anthony Lorenzo, faces a single count of First-Degree Trafficking Stolen Property, three counts of Third-Degree Theft and one count of Possession of Stolen Property. 

Lorenzo had attempted to disguise the Dodge pickup by painting the silver door green and changing its wheels and tires.

The third suspect in the stolen fuel case is Sasha Stanton, a 27-year-old female who faces three counts of First-Degree Trafficking Stolen Property, three counts of Third-Degree Theft and one count of Second-Degree Possession of Stolen Property.

Neither Lorenzo or Stanton have been arrested, but their whereabouts are known.

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