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Police: Spokane Valley Business Owner Catches Burglar

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On Sunday, May 19, 2013, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy James Ebel responded to a burglary call at a business complex located at 15413 E. Valleyway. The building owner told 911 that he caught a mixed race male inside one of the closed businesses inside the complex, they had an altercation and the suspect ran west on Valleyway from the complex.

Deputy Ebel arrived on scene and saw a male running westbound from the complex that matched the suspect description. Deputy Ebel detained the male, later identified as 18-year-old Aaron Despirito, and had other deputies stay with him while he contacted the business owner.
 
The business owner said he was doing some work on the business complex, which he owns, when Despirito contacted him and asked him for a cigarette. The business owner told Despirito he did not have any cigarettes and watched Despirito attempt to open one of the closed business doors in the complex. 
 
The business owner watched Despirito walk around the rear of the business. Out of suspicion, the owner looked inside the front window of one of the businesses and saw Despirito inside the business going through a desk. 

The owner armed himself with an expandable paint roller handle and walked to the back of the business where he saw Despirito had unlawfully entered.
 
The business owner confronted Despirito inside the business. An altercation ensued, Despirito ran from the business and Deputy Ebel caught him a short distance later. Both Despirito and the business owner received minor injuries during the altercation.

Despirito was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charge of 1st Degree Burglary.

 
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