Spokane police arrested a local business owner Monday on charges of attempted trafficking in stolen property.
According to a release, Tien M. Le, 40, owner of Super Nails at 1500 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, was charged with five felonies and booked into Spokane County Jail.
Le has been “buying and selling stolen property for months and is believed to have made thousands of dollars in profit from local burglaries,” the release said.
Police seized $3,000 at the business, along with jewelry and electronics at the salon and Le’s home in the Five Mile neighborhood.
“Detectives will work to return items recovered from this trafficking operation to their rightful owners,” the release said.
Record for dryness tied in September
Spokane tied a 13-year-old record for the driest September.
Only a trace of precipitation was recorded at Spokane International Airport last month, matching the trace that fell in 1999.
Other places in the region saw record dryness, including Lewiston with a trace and Pomeroy, Quincy, Grand Coulee, LaCrosse, Bayview and Lind with no precipitation.