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Rash of petty thefts hits Ritzville

Final budget hearing took place Dec. 5

RITZVILLE – During the Dec. 7 City Council meeting, Police Chief Dave McCormick reported a rash of thefts and burglaries on East First Avenue.

Sites included the Ritzville Warehouse office and shop, he said, noting a couple laptop computers and other items were taken, but there were no signs of forced entry.

“Mike Miller’s shop at the end of town was also hit the same night,” he said. Most of the items taken were tools.

According to McCormick, police gathered a lot of evidence at that site, including fingerprints. He expected crime lab results within a week.

In addition, McCormick reported the...


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