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Four accused in north Spokane burglary

Spokane police on Saturday arrested four people suspected of stealing a loaded handgun, televisions, game systems and other property from a north Spokane home.

Booked into Spokane County Jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary were: Patrick J. Hamilton, 23; Hilary A. Knapp, 29; Patrick Seidler, 47; and David R. Williams, 23.

Hamilton also was charged with possession of a stolen car and stolen gun, unlawful possession of a firearm, first-degree trafficking in stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

Knapp also was charged with first-degree trafficking in stolen property and first-degree possession of stolen property. Seidler also was charged with first-degree possession of stolen property, a news release from the Spokane Police Department said.

Police were tipped by someone who said he saw people taking property from a vehicle to a known drug house near Alberta Street and Francis Avenue. While the police department’s Patrol Anti-Crime Team members watched the house, a call came in of a burglary on the 100 block of East Heroy Avenue. Officers noted that the suspected vehicle was registered to the Heroy address.

Officers responding to the burglary discovered that the vehicle had recently been stolen from that address, along with a loaded handgun, two televisions and other property, the release said.



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