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Alert UPS Driver Delivers Suspect Information; 2 Arrested

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's investigators have arrested two suspects on felony charges of burglary and theft. They're identified as 19-year-old Devynn J. Whitman and 20-year-old Kory A. Tolefson.

Authorities say the incident started on Monday December 12, 2011 when an alert UPS driver as well as the neighbor of a residence located in the 12500 block of S. Madison Rd. noticed Whitman and Tolefson at the residence, acting suspicious. 

The pair drove away in tan minivan when they discovered they had been spotted. The witnesses provided their descriptions and the vehicle's license plate to the victim who reported the incident to Crime Check after he found items missing from his garage. 

A second victim living in the area of the 12300 block of E. Dishman Mica Rd. reported a surveillance camera stolen from his fence around the same time. He also provided the minivan's license plate to Crime Check. 

Tuesday, Detective Bob Sola began investigating both reports with the assistance of Deputy Brent Garrett.  Garrett assisted by additional deputies, located and interviewed Whitman and Tolefson in South Spokane County. 

They were arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail on felony charges of Burglary 2nd and Theft 2nd.  The stolen property from the burglary was recovered during the investigation and returned by Sola to the victim. 

The stolen surveillance camera has not been located.

Detective Sola said, "This is a great example of alert citizens working together with the Sheriff's Office to solve crime."

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