Some stolen goods from Kootenai County home burglaries recovered

As investigators continue to crack down on burglaries across Kootenai County, some victims are holding out hope that maybe their stolen possessions have been found.

Coeur d’Alene Police put over a hundred pictures of stolen items on their Facebook page asking people to claim them. One of the people who was a theft victim was Jennifer Fredricks, who said about $200 worth of jewelry went missing from her home.

She couldn’t find her brother’s wedding ring, who passed away 11 years ago, and her daughter’s jewelry box, which was filled with gold rings and bracelets that were a gift from her grandmother.

Fredricks tore apart her house looking but had no luck. It wasn’t the money but the sentiment behind the missing things that made the loss so difficult. After following the news, she thought maybe she was another victim of over 125 home burglaries in Kootenai County.

“It’s a sick feeling. I’m like what else did they take that I don’t know,” she said.

Then the Coeur d’Alene Police started calling out to victims to take a look at their Facebook page. Now there are nearly 300 photos of stolen goods that could possibly be linked to residential burglaries in Kootenai County and Spokane.

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department said they found stolen goods through search warrants of people they suspected were involved in the crimes. Police aren’t releasing names because the cases are still active but said some suspects do have charges pending.

All of the stuff in the photos are from the rash of home burglaries over the last several months. It’s an interesting list of stolen goods that include jewelry, a mini ship, a box of tools and even a sword.

It offers a glimmer of hope for Fredricks who hopes she’ll find what she’s looking for in those photos.

“That would be our Merry Christmas to us if we find it,” Fredricks said.

Coeur d’Alene Police also said recently some people were arrested in Moses Lake and are believed to be burglars who stole from residents in Kootenai County. They were moving stolen goods in a van when stopped by police.

For more information and to see pictures of some of the stolen goods recovered, check out the Moses Lake Police Department Facebook Fan Page
and Coeur d’Alene Police Department Facebook Fan Page