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Ace Hardware Burglars Arrested

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Wednesday morning around 12:45 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriffs responded to Ace Hardware at the northwest corner of Sprague and Sullivan Road on a commercial burglary call. The first Deputy to respond to the call was able to detain 31-year-old Christopher Evans who was kneeling on the ground inside the fenced portion of the business with his hands in the air.

Evans told the Deputy that he was inside the fenced area of the business “dumpster diving”. Evans said he and the female in the vehicle parked in the parking lot, later identified as 29-year-old Sarah Baker, were looking for scrap metal to sell to recyclers. The Deputy had received further information that a witness had seen Evans throwing items over the fence towards Baker’s vehicle. Evans denied doing this, but did admit he was placing items on top of the dumpster to steal from the business.

The 10-12 foot high fence was obviously designed to keep people out of the business. A shoe impression was found on top of a four foot electrical box that matched the tread design on Evan’s shoes. The deputy found numerous items of scrap metal near and around the dumpster, as well as a lawn mower and metal retail stand. These items were placed in close proximity to Baker’s vehicle with an apparent quick getaway in mind.

Both Evans and Baker were booked into jail on the felony charges of 2nd Degree Burglary.


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