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Spokane Police bust woman with stolen mail, meth, suspected bogus checks

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Police were called to a North Central Spokane neighborhood Saturday afternoon to investigate a report of a woman going from mailbox to mailbox in the area, taking mail from some of them. 

Police responded to the 700 block of W. Knox, and found a 32-year-old woman identified as Sarha Hollowell, walking about a block away. Officers learned Hollowell had a warrant for a previous theft incident and she was taken into custody. During a search of Hollowell, police found methamphetamine, stolen mail from several different residences and several checks made out to her, all suspected of being forged.

Officers say the arrest ends a one person crime wave that victimized and affected numerous people. Cpl Van Tassel with the Spokane Police Department said the arrest wouldn't have been possible without neighbors in the area being vigilant. 

"This is a great example of how an alert citizen can make a huge difference. This arrest would not have been possible without the witness calling in and staying on the phone to direct police to where Hollowell was," Van Tassel said.

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