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Kenneth Runkle, 51, is back behind bars after police found thousands in stolen property at his home, authorities say. Kenneth Runkle, 51, is back behind bars after police found thousands in stolen property at his home, authorities say.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Kenneth Runkle, 51, is back behind bars after police found thousands in stolen property at his home, authorities say.

Runkle made his first appearance in Spokane County Court today on charges of 2nd degree Possession of Stolen Property, 1st Degree Theft, 2nd Degree Burglary, Money Laundering, and 1st Degree Identity Theft.

Runkle has 3 local felony convictions and 12 overall, according to the Sheriff's office.

The Sheriff's Office says they recovered $1,700 worth of copper wire in a search of his house. That wire was connected to a burglary of more than $100,000 of copper wire earlier this year.

They say they also recovered a stolen vehicle, a 200 pound bulldog statue and other goods.

Runkle is also accused of stealing a woman's identity in May to rent a storage unit, according to court documents.

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