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In brief: Girl keeps sisters safe during burglary

Sat., April 7, 2012

A 13-year-old girl ushered her two little sisters to the back of their Spokane County home as a burglar broke into the house on the 12100 block of South Valley-Chapel Road and stole more than $1,000 worth of property, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

The burglary happened Thursday while the girls’ mother was out with her two sons to get the boys’ hair cut.

The 13-year-old called her mom to say that someone was trying to get into the house; the mother called 911 and came home to find the window next to the front door broken and a tea set, laptop computer and camera worth more than $1,000 missing.

 The 13-year-old girl described the burglar, whom she saw at the front door before calling her parents, as a white male, about 6 feet tall, with a medium build; he was wearing a blue baseball hat.  The girl later saw the burglar leaving alone in a small white pickup truck with a black stripe down the side. 

Fourth suspect named in homicide case

A fourth suspect has been identified in connection with the death of a Rosalia, Wash., man whose body was found bound in a north Whitman County lake.

Whitman County Sheriff’s Office authorities believe Eli J. Lindsey, 36, of Washtucna, Wash., helped suspects Frank and Daniel Lazcano cover up their killing of Marcus Schur. According to a Whitman County press release, investigators believe Lindsey helped the Lazcanos dispose of evidence the night of the killing and then lied to law enforcement. Lorin Travis Carlon, 35, is also accused of helping the other suspects.

Schur is believed to have been killed Dec. 27. His body was found in Bonnie Lake in late March.

Lindsey is expected to face charges of rendering criminal assistance and obstructing a law enforcement officer.


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