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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 19, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify the owners of suspected stolen property seized Tuesday after a resident reported suspicious activity in Spokane Valley.
Officials found the items, which include silverware, jewelry and medical cards, in a car that Curtis McKelvey, 28, was driving when sheriff's Deputy Ebel stopped him for driving with expired tabs near Liberty and Argonne roads about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff's spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin said today.
Ebel was looking for the vehicle after a neighbors in the area of 7900 East Gunning Drive reported two suspicious men who'd walked into a backyard after backing a vehicle into a driveway.
McKelvey told Ebel he and his friend were in the area looking for work, Chamberlin said. He later said he was a heroin addict who needed money to buy more.
He allowed members of the sheriff's office burglary task force to search his car, where they located the suspected stolen property, along with bolt cutters, gloves and shaved car keys.
McKelvey was arrested on a felony warrant out of Adams County.
Photos of the property are available on the Sheriff's Office website or Facebook page. Victims who can identify their belongings should call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 with the number o their theft report. You must provide proof of ownership to get your items back. (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

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