Moses Lake woman arrested for attempting to sell stolen pocket w - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Moses Lake woman arrested for attempting to sell stolen pocket watches online

Posted: Updated:
MOSES LAKE, Wash. -

Moses Lake Police Officers arrested 21-year-old Brittany Strong Wednesday morning after she attempted to sell stolen property via a Facebook buy and sell page. Just a week ago today she was arrested for stealing hundreds of pieces of mail in the Peninsula area of Moses Lake.

Officers say they received several tips from our Facebook readers Tuesday that Strong was trying to sell two antique gold watches. Given Strong’s recent activities, officers say this obviously aroused some suspicion. The watches appeared to be somewhat unique, and one of the pictures Strong posted showed an engraving with the original owner’s initials on it. Armed with that information, an officer was able to tie the watches to a burglary that took place in Moses Lake on May 1st. The officer showed the posted pictures to the owner, who positively identified the watches as stolen.

The officer then initiated a text message conversation with Strong and set up a meeting to purchase the watches. When Strong arrived at a parking lot in the 900 block of N. Stratford Road shortly after midnight, she was arrested with one of the stolen watches in her hand. A passenger in the car, 28-year-old Timothy Riggins from Othello, was arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant. Additionally, a firearm was observed on the passenger seat floorboard of the vehicle. Both Strong and Riggins are convicted felons, and both denied knowledge of the gun. A search warrant will be served on the vehicle to recover the firearm as well as any other evidence.

Strong was booked on charges of trafficking in stolen property, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property. Riggins was arrested on charges of trafficking in stolen property, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of stolen property third degree, as well as the DOC warrant.

Moses Lake Police Department would also like to take this opportunity to caution people who use online buy and sell pages. While most of the people buying and selling are legitimate, they ask that you be aware that these are almost always cash transactions, so the opportunity is ripe for robberies, fraud and other nefarious activities.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Florida mom blames teen's death on confusing packaging for peanut cookies

    Florida mom blames teen's death on confusing packaging for peanut cookies

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:05:08 GMT

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.    Kelli Travers-Stafford says her daughter Alexi mistakenly ate one of the cookies at a friend's house despite her peanut allergy, because the top of the familiar red packaging was peeled back, hiding the Reese's label.  

    >>

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.    Kelli Travers-Stafford says her daughter Alexi mistakenly ate one of the cookies at a friend's house despite her peanut allergy, because the top of the familiar red packaging was peeled back, hiding the Reese's label.  

    >>
  • Spokane Valley massage parlor under investigation for sex trafficking

    Spokane Valley massage parlor under investigation for sex trafficking

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:43:51 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is investigating a Spokane Valley massage parlor for sex trafficking and prostitution. According to court documents, several men contacted authorities about the parlor, Space Oil Massage, and told them that the women who worked there asked them in private to call 911 because they were being forced to perform sex acts against their will.

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is investigating a Spokane Valley massage parlor for sex trafficking and prostitution. According to court documents, several men contacted authorities about the parlor, Space Oil Massage, and told them that the women who worked there asked them in private to call 911 because they were being forced to perform sex acts against their will.

    >>
  • Man who was hitting woman dies after witnesses intervene

    Man who was hitting woman dies after witnesses intervene

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:58:35 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man who was assaulting a woman in Yakima is dead after he was struck with a baton or baseball bat as witnesses intervened.    Authorities say the fight happened late Sunday night outside the Connections Transitional Apartments. Officers arrived to find a 57-year-old man who lived at the complex sitting outside with a head injury. He died at a hospital.

    >>

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man who was assaulting a woman in Yakima is dead after he was struck with a baton or baseball bat as witnesses intervened.    Authorities say the fight happened late Sunday night outside the Connections Transitional Apartments. Officers arrived to find a 57-year-old man who lived at the complex sitting outside with a head injury. He died at a hospital.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Georgia paraplegic man assaults exotic dancers after refusal of sexual advances

    Georgia paraplegic man assaults exotic dancers after refusal of sexual advances

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:27:21 GMT

    A Georgia paraplegic man is accused of assaulting at least two exotic dancers.    Police told WSB-TV that 31-year-old Johnnie Thompson paid exotic dancers to perform in his Decatur home last week. After one woman refused his sexual advances, police said he shocked her with a stun gun and restrained her with zip ties. When she fought back, he fired a handgun at her twice.    The woman freed herself and escaped. 

    >>

    A Georgia paraplegic man is accused of assaulting at least two exotic dancers.    Police told WSB-TV that 31-year-old Johnnie Thompson paid exotic dancers to perform in his Decatur home last week. After one woman refused his sexual advances, police said he shocked her with a stun gun and restrained her with zip ties. When she fought back, he fired a handgun at her twice.    The woman freed herself and escaped. 

    >>
  • Alabama man sentenced in kidnapping of woman who escaped from car trunk

    Alabama man sentenced in kidnapping of woman who escaped from car trunk

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:23:19 GMT

    A man has been sentenced to life without parole after being convicted of kidnapping an Alabama woman who later escaped by jumping from the trunk of a moving car.    Al.com reports 29-year-old Manuel Ali Towns was sentenced Monday after being found guilty of first-degree kidnapping and other charges. The sentence was handed down because of Towns' prior felony convictions.    

    >>

    A man has been sentenced to life without parole after being convicted of kidnapping an Alabama woman who later escaped by jumping from the trunk of a moving car.    Al.com reports 29-year-old Manuel Ali Towns was sentenced Monday after being found guilty of first-degree kidnapping and other charges. The sentence was handed down because of Towns' prior felony convictions.    

    >>
  • Twitter suspends 58 million accounts in final months of 2017

    Twitter suspends 58 million accounts in final months of 2017

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:19:01 GMT
    Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.    The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.    The number of suspended accounts originated with Twitter's "firehose," a data stream it makes available to academics, compa...>>
    Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.    The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.    The number of suspended accounts originated with Twitter's "firehose," a data stream it makes available to academics, compa...>>