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Brother arrested in burglary case

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives have arrested the brother of the man charged with stealing more than $200,000 worth of goods from businesses.

Last week, detectives charged 37-year-old Troy Baumgardner with multiple property crimes after a search warrant on Sept. 5 netted stacks of electronics, shoes and building materials reported stolen from Spokane businesses.

On Monday, the same detectives arrested Baumgardner’s 31-year-old brother, Theodore “Teddy” Baumgardner, at his Deer Park home, sheriff’s Deputy Craig Chamberlin said in a news release.

Detectives learned Teddy Baumgardner had been remodeling his basement using wood stolen May 29 from Discount Lumber in north Spokane, Chamberlin said. Also on Monday, detectives executed a second search warrant at 415 E. Montgomery Ave. – where they earlier found most of the goods taken from Aspen Sound and Payless Shoes – and learned that all of Troy Baumgardner’s furniture had been stolen out of a home just a couple of houses down from Teddy Baumgardner’s Deer Park residence.

Detectives booked Teddy Baumgardner into the Spokane County Jail on charges of residential burglary and second-degree theft.

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