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Reward targets Spokane burglary suspect

A burglary suspect arrested after police followed a fluid trail left by his fleeing vehicle is wanted by Crime Stoppers after missing a court hearing.

Dmitriy A. Stepanov, 26, was to begin trial last week on a second-degree burglary charge and two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, but he didn't show up for a pre-trial hearing.

The burglary charge stems from an incident at the pro shop at Esmeralda Golf Course last July. He already was charged with two counts of car theft when he as arrested in that case.

Stepanov, 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, has been a Crime Stoppers fugitive on at least one other occasion.

He has previous convictions for second-degree assault, first-degree trafficking in stolen property, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and second-degree malicious mischief.

He was out of jail on $26,000 bond when he missed court. A $30,000 warrant was issued for Stepanov's arrest Jan. 30.

Crime Stoppers on Wednesday offered a reward for information that leads to his arrest. He last gave an address in the 4400 block of East Frederick Avenue.

Anyone with information his current location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or submit tips online.

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