Burglary Suspects Flee To River, Quickly Arrested - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Burglary Suspects Flee To River, Quickly Arrested

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Two men were arrested for Residential Burglary Tuesday morning after trying to escape from police by swimming across a river.

Police say the homeowner saw two men in his house and immediately called police. Officers were able to locate the suspects in the area of Trent and Cement by the river. One of those suspects jumped into the river and began to swim across in an effort to flee police. The suspect quickly realized that he wasn't going to make it across and turned back. Officers arrested the suspect when he reached the shore.

The other suspect was found a short time later hiding in some bushes by a K-9 Unit.

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