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Deputies: This man may have burglarized you last night

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Jamie L. Hill, 38 years old of Osburn, Idaho Jamie L. Hill, 38 years old of Osburn, Idaho
CATALDO, Idaho -

If you live in the Cataldo, Idaho area, specifically near S. Tamarack Ridge Road, there's a chance you were robbed Monday night. The Kootenai County Sheriff's office is seeking assistance from residents who may have unknowingly been victims of residential burglary and they recommend neighbors take a close inventory of their property and contact the Sheriff's Office if they think something is missing. 

How is all of this possible? Well, Monday night, a Cataldo homeowner in the 12000 block of S. Tamarack Ridge Rd. called 911 to report a burglary in progress. The victim awoke to his dogs barking and when he went to investigate, he found a male standing in his residence, attempting to unplug electronics from the home's office. The victim confronted the man attempting to unplug his belongings and the man told him naturally, he was looking for his cousin. The suspect then left the residence in a white Range Rover style SUV.

As deputies were on their way to the victim's home, they spotted a car that matched the vehicle description parked at the dumpsters on Canyon Rd. and Highway 3.  Jamie L. Hill, 38, of Osburn, Idaho was subsequently arrested for DUI and driving with a suspended license.

Additionally, deputies located medication belonging to the victim in Hill’s SUV. During the impound of the SUV, deputies also found a purse and cell phone belonging to another victim that lived in the 13000 block of S. Tamarack Ridge Road. That victim was contacted and identified the items as belonging to her. She said the items were last seen sitting on a chair in her house when she went to bed for the night.

Hill was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on two counts of burglary, grand theft, petit theft, seven counts of criminal possession of a financial transaction card and unlawful possession of prescription medications in addition to the driving charges.

Hill has a lengthy criminal history for similar type crimes in Shoshone County.

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