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Spokane police arrest woman for Perry District crime spree

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police believe a crime spree that spanned months and covered dozens of blocks in Spokane's south Perry District is now over. They arrested a 26-year-old woman and they believe she is likely behind it all.

That woman has been identified as Michelle McGlynn-Bell, she was arrested after a homeowner found her in his house, chased her into an alley and held her until police could arrive. After police arrested her, they found she may be responsible for a number of break-ins and burglaries.

KHQ spoke with a number of potential victims Wednesday, one of them is actually former City Council candidate Laverne Biel. Biel's husband was the one who held McGlynn-Bell for police. We also spoke with Mary Jilbert. She and her neighbors had plants taken from them on Sunday morning around 9 a.m. One of Mary's neighbors confronted the woman, who told them because the plants were on the ground, they could be taken.

 "It's like, 'Are you kidding me?' If you want something so bad and you don't have the money, ask for it instead of being so invasive walking in someone's yard, boldly walking in someone's yard."

Police also stopped by McGlynn-Bell's ex-boyfriend's home. He said she'd been dropping stuff off there. The list of stolen property is long and varied, including a lawnmower, an edger, pots and pans, a toaster, an ax, a bottle of Crown Royal, golf clubs, a bike seat, a skateboard, doormats, a bistro-style table and dozens of more items.

People in the neighborhood say they hope she gets the help she needs.

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