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Sirens & Gavels

Suspect’s droopy pants aid in his capture

A suspected burglar was captured after his droopy pants got stuck on security window bars last week, while a police dog tracked and caught his suspected accomplice, police said.

Responding to a report of a burglary in progress Friday night at Holz Fuel, 5526 N. Market St., officers observed two men ransacking the front office, Spokane police Sgt. Kevin King said. The men fled out the other side of the business.

Officers found Christopher S. Lincoln, 34, hanging upside down with his pants around his ankles and caught on the window bars, King said. Lincoln had a footlong knife but was arrested without further incident, King said.

Officer Jake Jensen, who was first to arrive at the scene, dispatched his K-9 partner, Duke, to find the second man. That suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Bogdan G. Pustovit, was caught about three blocks southeast of the business, King said.

“That dog was amazing,” King quoted Pustovit as saying.

After being treated for “minor injuries from the K-9 contact,” Pustovit was booked into Spokane County Jail on a charge of first-degree burglary. Lincoln was jailed on the same charge.

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