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Man arrested for multiple burglaries in Kootenai County

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Kootenai County deputies arrested a man on several counts of burglary Saturday night. Kootenai County deputies arrested a man on several counts of burglary Saturday night.
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho -

A man's footprints in the mud led Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies to arrest him in connection with several burglaries late Saturday night. Deputies responded to the area of Chilco and Ramsey Roads when a homeowner called to report a prowler around 10:45 p.m.

The homeowner said they could hear someone in their garage making noises and that it appeared several of their cars had been broken into When deputies got there, they found the garage and cars had been entered. They also found fresh footprints in the mud and began tracking the suspected prowler with a K-9 unit.

After a lengthy K-9 track, deputies found 21-year-old Dustin J. King of Priest River, Idaho, walking down Ramsey Road near W. Garwood Road. Deputies say King's shoes matched the footprints in the mud outside the garage. They also found stolen items that had been in the victim's cars. King was also carrying a stolen driver's license from a car theft in Post Falls.

Deputies say King had been the suspect in multiple burglaries recently and has been arrested for burglaries in the past.

He was booked into jail on four counts of burglary, possession of stolen property and petit theft. 

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