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Burglary suspect caught in the act near Soap Lake

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SOAP LAKE, Wash. -

The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports a 27-year-old Ephrata man was arrested by deputies Tuesday morning while burglarizing a shop south of Soap Lake.

Deputies were called to a building in the 17000 block of Road B.5-Northeast for a report of trespassing in progress. A deputy on patrol nearby arrived on the scene to find a pickup truck, later determined to be stolen, backed up to the shop door. The deputy then found Patrick Walker inside the shop and took him into custody. Other deputies and a Soap Lake police officer also responded to the shop to check it out, but found no one else inside.

The sheriff's department says the shop had been burglarized in the past.

Walker was taken to the Grant County Jail and held on suspicion of residential burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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