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Moses Lake residents help catch thief

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Update: The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports a suspect in a Tuesday morning theft in Moses Lake has been arrested 

Deputies say 24-year-old Benjamin Hill of Moses Lake has been booked into the Grant County Jail for investigation of third degree theft. Additional charges are expected.

Following posts on social media, the sheriff's office reports the phone rang off the hook, and citizen information lead deputies right to Hill. He was arrested without incident.

Sheriff Tom Jones said, "This is why information from citizens is so important, and we're thankful for everyone who called us today. The calls made this arrest possible."

Previous coverage:

Moses Lake residents who live in rural areas are being asked to keep an eye out for a suspicious man who has knocked on multiple doors seeking work. According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, he is  a suspect in at least one theft that happened Tuesday morning. 

Three car batteries were stolen from the 1200 block of Road 8 NE and the suspect was seen in a vehicle. A report also came in from the same block saying there was a person and vehicle chasing the property. 

The only description available is that the suspect is a light skinned Hispanic man, in his 20s, driving an early model white BMW. 

Anyone with information please call 509-762-1160 or send information to crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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