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Teen Charged In Theft Of Apartment Keys

A 15-year-old Newman Lake boy accused of stealing a ring of master keys from a housekeeper at a Spokane Valley apartment complex was arrested Monday on residential burglary charges.

The complex manager told sheriff’s deputies a housekeeping employee saw the teenager take the key ring from the open door of the apartment she was cleaning.

The boy then ran into another nearby apartment, said Deputy David Reagan, a department spokesman.

Deputies questioned the apartment’s tenant and other witnesses, who identified the teen, Reagan said.

The boy was arrested at his home and booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center.

The teen returned the keys to the apartment manager’s mailbox before deputies found him, but reportedly told friends he made copies of some of the keys, Reagan said.

Deputies did not release the name of the apartment complex.

, DataTimes

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