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Thousands Of Dollars Of Potentially Stolen Goods Found Hidden In North Spokane County Garage

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CLAYTON, Wash. - A motorcycle, snowmobile and between 25 and 30 expensive electric guitars were found hidden in a storage unit on Friday. Washington State Police believe the goods to be stolen. 

Troopers raided the storage unit off Highway 395 just before noon Friday, but the investigation started Wednesday when Spokane Police helped a homeowner evict a tenant off of North Arlington road. While there, police ran the plates of several vehicles there and a motorcycle. They discovered they were stolen and seized six cars.
 
The homeowner told the Sheriff's office he had removed a lot of tenant's items and put them in a storage unit in an effort to clean up the property. Police obtained a search warrant for that storage unit, where they came to find a lot of the potentially stolen goods.
 
"There's a lot of stuff in there. I'm working with the different communication centers to check all of the databases for stolen property. There is a motorcycle in there that has been altered. The identification numbers on the motorcycle have been altered. So we're working on whether or not that's stolen," WSP Trooper Jeff Sevigney told KHQ Local News.
 
That motorcycle isn't the only thing of value in the large storage unit police raided. There was also a snowmobile and between 25 and 30 guitars. Police believe everything in the storage unit is stolen, but police can not confirm that just yet. They also believe this is directly linked to an ongoing methanphetamine investigation. Police believe the items were going to be pawned for money or dope, and the stolen vehicles were going to scrapped. No one has been arrested yet, but police do have a potential suspect.
 
The charges against that suspect would be possession of stolen property, which is a felony in the state of Washington.
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