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GPS phone leads to theft arrest

A stolen cell phone with a GPS tracker installed led to the arrest of two teenagers this morning.

The phone was stolen from an unlocked car this morning in near 6th Avenue and Pines Road in Spokane Valley, then recovered when police used the GPS to track it to a home at 1310 S. Raymond hours later.

Arrested were Scott H. Gregor, 19, and a 14-year-old boy, according to the Spokane Valley Police Department.

Police think Gregor and the boy stole the phone along with Christmas presents and a purse with credit cards from the car.

Officer recovered the Christmas presents and cell phone but not the purse.

Anyone whose car may have been prowled in the area of 6th Avenue between Pines and Bowdish is asked to call (509) 456-2233.

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