A report of a burglary at a vacant home in near Holy Cross Cemetery in north Spokane Tuesday led deputies to arrest two people and seize a methamphetamine and a backpack stolen in a vehicle prowling last March.
Christine Lorrain Blumenshein, 40, and Robert K. Schulte, 30, were arrested at a home in the 7000 block of North Normandie Street after a neighbor reported a suspicious vehicle parked near the home, which had recently been purchased, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office said today.
The neighbor said he saw a man and woman exit the car and walk toward the home, then saw a short while later that the back gate was open.
Blumeshein had a small metal cap with methamphetamine in her hand when she was handcuffed, deputies say.
Deputies also found a tool bag and backpack on the floor of the home that contained snips, tools and 17 key chains with keys to Ford vehicles. A name written on the backpack in black marker linked it to the victim of a vehicle prowling on March 17.
The two were booked into jail for first-degree criminal trespass. Blumenshein also faces a meth possession charge.