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SPD Investigation And Diligent Victim Solve Property Crime

OFFICIAL RELEASE FROM SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Recording of serial numbers and detective work leads to the arrest of two people in connection to north Spokane burglary valued in excess of $1,900.

On November 1st 2011 a resident in the 2700 block of N. Cedar reported the burglary of their home to police.  Multiple items including electronics were stolen from the home.  Before the theft, the victim had recorded the serial number of the items stolen and included this information in the report filed with police. 

The victim took the initiative to visit local pawn shops and track down her stolen items.  She called police and Patrol Officer Sheri Malinak responded and confirmed the items belonged to the victim.

Officer Sheri Malinak investigated the incident and developed suspect information that was turned over to property crimes detectives.

Through further investigation over the next two months Detective Bob Mosman gathered enough evidence to charge 21 year old Casey G. Griner and  25 year old William C. Calamanco, with Residential Burglary, Second Degree Theft and First Degree Trafficking in Stolen Property.  Both were booked into the Spokane County Jail on February 14, 2012.

This incident is an excellent example of how citizens can be proactive in helping police solve property crimes.  The victims in this case had recorded the serial numbers of their stolen items prior to the theft and filed a stolen property report with police following the incident, both of which are critical to an investigation.

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