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Leaking car fluid trail leads to arrests

Two men were arrested for burglary after an officer tracked down a vehicle fleeing from the pro shop at Esmeralda Golf Course early today.

Spokane Police Officer Aaron Ames followed a fluid trail left by the fleeing vehicle after the driver attempted to elude him by cutting across Rypien Field in northeast Spokane just before 2 a.m.

He traced the vehicle to Euclid Avenue and Lee Street where a K-9 team tracked down two men hiding nearby. Apartment residents had pointed out the direction of two fleeing men.

Booked on charges of second-degree burglary were Dmitriy A. Stepanov, 26, and Andrey S. Lybakh, 23, both of Spokane.

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