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Spokane Valley police track down burglar

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Police used a K-9 unit to track down a burglar who tried to run. Police used a K-9 unit to track down a burglar who tried to run.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary call in the area of 300 block of North Eastern after employees of a business in the area reported seeing a man in a fenced area throwing metal over the fence and a pile of stolen property next to a green truck.


The incident happened Thursday morning just before 6 a.m. When deputies arrived, the man, identified as 30-year-old Chance A. Whitworth, jumped the fence and started running.


Deputies gave chase, but called in a K-9 unit when the lost sight of Whitworth in the area of Riverside and Sprague. The K-9 tracked Whitworth to a closed business in the area of 6303 E Sprague. The K-9 deputy found Whitworth hiding inside a dark stairwell under some equipment.


Whitworth first denied being at the burglarized business and having a green truck, but a parking ticket in his wallet said he drove a green Ford Ranger. Witnesses confirmed Whitworth was the man they saw inside the fenced area.


Whitworth was transported and booked into Spokane County Jail for second degree burglary.

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