January 30, 2014 in City

In brief: Man stole cat food from SpokAnimal, police say

From Staff Reports

A 40-year-old Spokane man was jailed after police say he stole hundreds of pounds of of cat food from an area shelter.

William Sorenson faces a charge of second-degree burglary in the incident, which police say happened earlier this month. Sorenson allegedly broke into a storage shed on the SpokAnimal property at 700 N. Napa St. and left with at least 25 bags of dry food and 100 cans of wet food. Employees accidentally left unlocked the shed where the food is stored, according to court documents.

Gail Mackie, executive director of SpokAnimal, praised the law enforcement response.

“The police were Johnnies on the spot and arrested the guy,” she said. “They got it all back for us.”

Police received a tip Sorenson was behind the theft, according to a news release. He has been cooperative with investigators and the stolen food has been returned, police said.

Reward offered in theft from school

Two computers were stolen from the Mead Riverpoint Academy early Tuesday, and a reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

An alarm sounded at the school, located in the former Roundy’s store on the Newport Highway, just before 3:30 a.m. An employee found a broken window and called 911. Deputies found a keyboard on the ground and a computer mouse hanging on the window frame, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Two iMac desktop computers were stolen. The school had conducted fundraisers to buy the equipment for its classes.

Anyone with information on the burglary can call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (800) 222-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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