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Arrests made in string of South Hill burglaries

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Arrests have been made in connection to 18 residential burglary reports and 27 garage burglary reports. Arrests have been made in connection to 18 residential burglary reports and 27 garage burglary reports.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Police made several arrests this weekend in connection with multiple burglaries in the South Hill neighborhood. Police say the suspects arrested are connected to 45 burglaries in the area including homes and garages.

After watching burglary and theft trends in the area over a span of four weeks, police say the burglaries were crimes of opportunity with the suspects targeting electronics and bikes in particular.

Two suspects were arrested while driving a stolen vehicle Friday night and another two adult as well as two juvenile suspects were arrested the next day in connection to the burglaries.

Since the arrests, the burglary rates in the area have dropped more than 16 percent and calls to the police station reporting burglary have also dropped. Despite that drop, police recommend local residents keep doors locked and garages closed.

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