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Stolen cabin found outside of Springdale

The Hempels posted a notice about their missing cabin.
The Hempels posted a notice about their missing cabin.

Stevens County sheriff’s deputies have located a cabin stolen from a family’s rural property near Springdale.

Sheriff Kendle Allen said deputies received a phone tip Wednesday night about the cabin’s location and went out Thursday morning to check it out.

They found the cabin on private property a few miles east of Springdale, about 10 miles from the original location, Allen said.

The Hempel family reported the cabin stolen Tuesday after finding it had been hauled off of their property. The family lives north of Nine Mile Falls and used their cabin as a weekend getaway to relax in the woods and hunt, Chris Hempel said.

While a cabin theft sounds unusual, Allen said he’s seen several other thefts of similarly-sized sheds.

“It’s a 10 by 20 pre-built shed that they’ve made into a cabin,” he said.

Deputies have suspects in the theft, but have not made any arrests. Allen said deputies are still working to figure out how the cabin was stolen.

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