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Deputies investigating residential, business wire thefts

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Police are investigating two separate cases from last week where thieves stole wiring from a vacant home on East 2nd Avenue and copper wiring from a business on North Woodruff Road.

A deputy responded to a burglary call in the 4900 block of East 2nd Avenue, where the manager of a vacant residence reported the home had been completely stripped of all electrical wiring, including wiring to appliances, the water heater and furnace. The cost to repair the damage is estimated in the thousands of dollars.

Also on Friday another deputy responded to a burglary call near the 2200 block of North Woodruff Road where a business owner said that between 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday morning someone stole 1,600 feet of copper wire from outside the business that was used as power lines for the building. The cost to repair the damage in that case was estimated at $6,576.

If anyone has information about the electrical wiring theft from the residence you're asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

If you have a tip on the copper wire theft you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. A cash reward is available for anyone who has information on the copper wire theft.